A new marina is set to open alongside a luxury five-star hotel in Greece this week (May 27). The new marina at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, located on the east coast of Kassandra, Halkidiki, will be able to accommodate superyachts up to 40 metres.
When developing the marina the main consideration behind construction was reducing environmental impact. Designers also focused on boosting water circulation to minimise bacteria development to help prevent damage to yachts’ hulls.
Academics from Aristotle University conducted a study on wind and currents in the area which shaped the design. The marina has two “bridge type” jetties which are self circulating and self cleaning. They also help to minimise the swell and swing of yachts berthed in the marina.
“Marina Miraggio is one of the best technologically advanced sea developments in Greece because of its overall architecture, positioning and modern engineering methods used for the design and construction of it, even at the primary stages of the design,” said a spokesman for the marina.
As well as its clever design the marina also offers 24-hour security, state-of-the-art electricity and water service pedestals, a pump out station, Wi-Fi and a petrol and diesel gas station. There will also be a new restaurant and café on site.
The marina is located at the heart of the Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, which stretches over more than 330 acres. The hotel's thermal spa is set to become one of the best luxury spas in the Mediterranean, while its helipad will make it an easy stop off for superyacht owners.