The luxurious Sani Beach hotel is part of the Sani Resort, a family-owned ecological reserve that’s spread across 1,000 acres. A five-star experience that is designed to give complete relaxation, the hotel boasts its own seven-kilometre stretch of immaculate sands for guests use – picturesquely fringed by beautiful pine trees. The perfect getaway for groups of all sizes, Sani Beach has everything you could need for a serene stay.
If swimming in the sea isn’t your thing, there are several outdoor heated pools to choose from, including an elegant infinity pool, and even a dedicated childrens’ option. There is an extensive choice of 10 restaurants and bars at the hotel with a garden bar, sports bar, and poolside option on hand for drinks, while separate beachfront, seafood, grill restaurants provide a wide selection of delectable cuisine. The luxurious MySpa offers branded Anne Sémonin products, first-class facilities, and a peaceful atmosphere to ensure you’re feeling completely relaxed when staying here. Those more active guests can try their hand on the tennis courts, indulge in water sports, or rent a mountain bike from reception and turn into a keen explorer.
Halkidiki is “utterly unspoilt”, says The Daily Telegraph, with swathes of forest, white-sand coastlines and picturesque Greek villages. The hotel is on the Toroneos Gulf, on the most westerly of Halkidiki’s three peninsulas. The city of Thessaloniki is just over an hour’s drive away – be sure to climb the ancient walls at sunset, stop for a cocktail on the waterfront, and visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byzantine monuments. Closer to the hotel you’ll find the Bousoulas bird sanctuary, the traditional village of Siviri and the eerie caves of Petralona, where the oldest human remains ever found in Greece were discovered. We also recommend a visit to Athitos, which is 20 minutes away by car – you’ll have to park nearby, as the historic centre is completely pedestrianised. This traditional village has cobblestoned streets and a pretty square, as well as plenty of traditional tavernas where you can while away the afternoon.