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Sea Spa: Danai Beach Resort in Halkidiki, Greece

9 October 2020 • Written by Olivia Michel

With Greece having tentatively opened borders to international travellers from some destinations, it could be the perfect spot for a post-coronavirus holiday. Olivia Michel reviews the spa at Danai Beach Resort in Halkidiki to discover why the Danai is the best spa hotel for a luxury holiday in Greece.

Where is Danai Beach Resort?

For those looking to escape the fast pace of the Greek party islands, head to the spa at the Danai Beach Resort in Nikiti. The luxury institution resides in the north-eastern region of Halkidiki – the main hub of Greek honey production- and is just a day’s sail from Athens.

Imagery courtesy of Perikles Merakos.

What's it Like?

Publicity-shunning hotshots take refuge in the personal cabanas at this perfectly groomed Greek resort, which is renowned for its kitchen delicacies. The cliff-side Squirrel restaurant serves up creative tasting menus, including delicate morsels such as roasted foie gras and monkfish with parsley coulis. The wine menu also offers more than 1,700 bottles from the resort’s award-winning cellar. After dinner, decadent bites of honey-soaked baklava await guests back in their marble-floored suites.

The Best Spa Treatments at Danai Beach Resort

For those who have an ego to match their celeb status, its whitewashed and vanilla-scented spa offers just the ticket – the Cleopatra Experience. The programme begins with a relaxing sauna session, followed by a 25-minute exfoliating scrub made from Greek sea salt, olive oil and honey. Guests can then slip into a gold-plated bathtub filled with a silky-smooth concoction of local ingredients: warmed goat’s milk, melted wildflower honey and fragrant rose petals will nourish and replenish your entire body.

Best by boat:

Porto Carras is 30 minutes’ drive from Danai and accommodates yachts up to 55 metres. Alternatively, drop anchor in front of the resort and tender to shore.

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