Ikos Olivia 

An outstanding all-inclusive with a beautiful beachfront location

This luxury resort is vibrant and welcoming, redefining all-inclusive as ‘Infinite Lifestyle’.

Tucked among 22 acres of beachfront landscaped gardens on the Halkidiki peninsula, Ikos Olivia shines with its impressive all-inclusive package – think meals prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, 24-hour room service, a Dine Out programme giving you complimentary dining at local restaurants and unlimited non-motorised watersports, among other standouts. There’s plenty going on here; children are well looked after with their own pool, playground and kids’ clubs, while the spa is a peaceful haven for couples after a little down-time. The dining is exceptional, and there’s a real focus on exploring beyond the resort, too; the included Culture Pass provides free access to local attractions, while a Local Drive Adventure gives you a complimentary car for a day.

Why we love Ikos Olivia

  • It’s in a prime location in Halkidiki, with a private, powder-soft beach on the doorstep.

  • There’s an impressive list of inclusions under the Infinite Lifestyle concept, including non-motorised watersports, tennis, mountain biking, nightly entertainment, a Culture Pass and a Local Drive Adventure that gives you a complimentary car for a day.

  • There are five great restaurants – two overseen by Michelin-starred chefs – and under Ikos’ innovative Dine Out programme, you’ll get a complimentary meal at selected local restaurants too.

  • It’s perfect for families with kids’ clubs, children’s menus and great childcare facilities, but couples are well catered for too, with several adult-only areas and a lovely spa.

5 stars
May - Oct
Halkidiki
3¼ hours
On the sandy beachfront on the Toroneos Gulf, 10 minutes' walk from the town of Gerakini Moudania with its harbour and markets
Approx. 45 minutes' transfer from Thessaloniki airport
Beach, All Inclusive, Activities, Watersports, Suitable for children, Kids club, Sustainability

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Ikos Olivia

From £7,899 per person

  • tick7 nights
  • tickPanorama Junior Suite Sea View
  • tickAll Inclusive
  • tickFly with Jet2 from London Stansted
  • tickPrice based on 2 adults and 2 children under 4 years of age
  • tickFlights available from other UK airports- contact us for further details
  • tickBased on 10th September 2024 departure

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children
  • Good to Know

Dining is an exciting venture here, with several of the resort’s à la carte restaurants overseen by Michelin-starred chefs. Three of the restaurants are open throughout the day, serving Mediterranean, traditional Greek and French fare, while dinner adds in Italian and Asian. There are several bars and a gelaterie too, and wine lovers will find plenty to please at the Cava wine cellar. For a taste of local flavours, the innovative Ikos Dine Out service invites guests to eat at a restaurant in the nearby coastal village of Gerakini for no extra cost.

Flavors
Set right on the beachfront, this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets centred around fresh produce, with a carefully-selected wine list for pairings.

Provence
Indulge in traditional French fare at this Provence-inspired restaurant – think saffron mussels, filet de boeuf and mille-feuille – and head for the dedicated quiet area for extra tranquillity.

Fresco
With dishes designed by Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini, this elegant Italian spot serves pizzas, pastas and seafood dishes with a glittering Aegean backdrop.

Anaya
Tuck into Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisine at this colourful Asian restaurant, with an al fresco balcony overlooking the ocean.

Ouzo
With a menu created by Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou, this beachfront restaurant serves traditional Greek dishes with a contemporary twist; try the pork souvlaki or crispy sea bream fillet with a side of ocean view.

It’s hard to beat the combination of exceptional views and tantalising food at Ouzo, with contemporary Greek dishes designed by Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou.

What's included

Infinite Lifestyle™ All Inclusive • Mediterranean breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner at FLAVORS • Buffet breakfast and lunch and à la carte Greek dinner at OUZO • Buffet breakfast and lunch and à la carte French Provencal dinner at PROVENCE • À la carte Italian dinner at FRESCO • À la carte Asian Fusion dinner at ANAYA • Selection of wines from the cellar • Selected local and international branded drinks served at several bars, one of which will be open between 10am and 2am • Ikos Dine Out service at local restaurants • Beach and pool food and beverage service in sunbed area • Midday snacks, coffee and tea, sweets and ice cream • Fully stocked minibar refilled once daily • Local Drive Adventure: the use of a Tesla Model 3 for a day to explore the island (pre-bookable experience; terms and conditions apply, please ask for details; upgraded Tesla Model Y for Deluxe Collection guests) • Evening and daytime entertainment • Use of selected facilities at the Ikos Spa by Anne Semonin • Use of the fitness centre • Tennis courts, mountain bikes and non-motorised watersports • Windsurfing (one hour per stay) canoes/pedalos/stand-up paddleboarding (1 x 20 minutes per day) • Children’s activities, miniclub and teen club (operated during July and August).

Reservation required for à la carte restaurants.

The Ikos Spa by Anne Semonin offers a range of treatments as well as a steam room, sauna, hairdresser, salon and heated indoor/outdoor pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering idyllic views over the gardens. There’s a modern fitness studio and a good range of classes on offer, from aqua Zumba to kids’ yoga, Pilates to TRX, plus two floodlit tennis courts.

You’ll find plenty to be getting on with here, from tennis, beach badminton and beach soccer to basketball, mountain biking and football (there’s a five-a-side pitch). Coaching is available for an extra charge. Group activities are also organised daily, including table tennis tournaments, volleyball, kids’ athletics and more.

Pedaloes, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and other non-motorised watersports are complimentary, and you’ll get one free hour of windsurfing thrown in too. Jet Skiing, waterskiing, sailing, scuba diving and more are available for an extra charge. An introductory diving lesson in the pool is also offered for free.

All four Ikos hotels in Greece – Ikos Aria, Ikos Dassia, Ikos Olivia and Ikos Oceania – have been awarded leading certifications for their commitment to sustainable practices, including Travelife Gold, Green Key and ISO 22000 & 14001.

The company’s Ikos Green Programme focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy use, water conservation, waste minimisation and sustainable procurement, with policies and targets in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company has invested in a range of features to achieve greener operations, including heat pumps, solar panels, 99% LED lights and aerated flow in all taps and showers. Reducing waste and single-use plastic is also a key focus.

Over 56% of products currently used at the resorts are sourced locally or domestically from individual farmers, small businesses and cooperatives in Greece. Through partnering with local restaurants under the Dine Out programme, local businesses receive training and support from the company. The Group’s CSR actions have impacted over 40 charities and organisations across the environmental, health, cultural and sports fields, reaching thousands of citizens. For example, through a donation of state-of-the-art hospital equipment, more than 6,000 children gained access to better emergency healthcare in 2019.

There’s a crèche for little ones, the Hero kids’ club for 4-11 year-olds with activities including arts and crafts, pool games and treasure hunts, and Just4Teens offering football and cooking classes. Throughout the summer, the resort offers tennis and windsurfing academies.

Along side the regular Ikos Football academy (run by resort staff from Monday to Saturday for kids aged four to 14 years), a handful of Football Escapes academies take place at Ikos resorts throughout the summer holidays. These are run by well-known former professional players are are the perfect holiday activity for budding footballers. Please call us for more details about dates.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 05 Apr-28 Oct.

Pre-booking the crèche and childcare is required and we recommend making restaurant reservations.

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