Travel Greece: Discover Sani Resort, an eco slice of heaven

Sani Asterias beachfront

Our latest travel Greece article looks at the perfect beachfront hideaway for an idyllic escape.

Nestled amid a 1,000 acres eco-reserve on the Kassandra Peninsula, with breathtaking views over the Aegean and Mount Olympus, this enclave of five award-winning hotels is a Greek nirvana. Here, you can stroll along 7km of soft, sandy beaches, explore 110 hectares of protected wetlands or follow 20km of lush forest trails by bike or on foot. Sani’s secluded setting and expansive space offers a safe sanctuary for families, encouraging everyone to reconnect with the great outdoors – and each other. If there’s a budding athlete or explorer in the family, waste no time in signing up for the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, Chelsea Football Academy or Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

If the slow life beckons, head to one of five Anne Semonin Spas for a thorough pampering or simply find a beach lounger and dream the hours away. The beach is also a heavenly spot for some restorative yoga – perfect after a long day of travelling or exploring the Sani estate. When the sun goes down, stroll over to Sani Marina to dine at one of more than 40 restaurants and bars, serving everything from traditional Greek dishes to Michelin-starred cuisine.

Beachfront paradise
Blessed with inviting pine-fringed beaches and transparent, turquoise waters Sani Resort’s heavenly stretch is a luxury property comprised of bungalows, suites and ample rooms or family suites – to accommodate even the largest brood on the beachfront with private gardens, terraces or private pools facing the Aegean Sea and a calm colour palette. Away from the buzz, this elegant, spacious resort is sure to delight both families and couples, with exceptional restaurants, infinity pools, adults only areas, five spas and a private Marina to stroll around for some dining or boutique shopping. 

The kids’ clubs and teens’ club keep little ones entertained, while you can find your private beach spot with thatched parasols for snoozing under. Awarded as World’s Leading family and Beach Resort this out-of-this-world resort leaves nothing to chance with special luxury touches such as he childcare on the beach and baby consulting services for a truly relaxing but equally fascinating stay.

TRAVEL SANI RESORT Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre
Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre

Explore the Great Outdoors
Stretched within a protected eco-reserve among pine forests, an exotic coastline and the protected Sani Wetlands, Sani Resort scratches an adventurous itch. For those looking to also spend time in nature a wide range of activities and world-class sports as well as eco-activities will satisfy every taste. You can start your day with an intense course at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, the only existing course in Europe, developed in collaboration with the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Its top notch facilities and programmes make it a true tennis paradise for the aficionados.

Test your skills on the high ropes of the Sani Adventure Park or try out some watersports or biking in the forest before heading over to the absolute adventure at the new Bear Grylls Survival Academy launched this season. Teens can have their own special night session at the BGSA while you are seeking the sunset with yoga on the beach of Bousoulas. Awarded as World’s Leading Luxury Green Resort, Sani Resort also offers a range of eco-activities for adults and kids who want to explore more the unique surroundings of Sani.

TRAVEL SANI RESORT Sani Dunes DLX One Bedroom Suite Grand Balcony Beach front
Sani Dunes DLX One Bedroom Suite Grand Balcony Beach front

A gastronomy destination
With 40 restaurants and bars within the resort offering from Italian and Greek cuisine to Japanese and Spanish, you can get a taste of everything. The new El Puerto restaurant is the latest addition to the list of Michelin star dining across the resort with chef David Ibarboure (one Michelin star) offering a Mediterranean menu for an authentic taste of Spain, while chef Mauro Colagreco’s (three Michelin stars) menu for Water restaurant has been carefully created for a third year in a row to satisfy the most discerning palates with a Mediterranean and French focus. 

All restaurants offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and wellbeing menus for both adults and little guests, who will be equally satisfied while exploring new flavours with the specially designed baby and kids menus by world-renowned kids food expert Annabel Karmel.

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