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Ikos Olivia *****

Thesi Rahones | Gerakini | Halkidiki 631 00 | Greece |

Best All-Inclusive in the World (2018)

Trip Advisor
From 275€/room

KIDS LOVE

  • Sports activities, crafts, cooking classes
  • The crèche for babies from 4 months
  • The hotel's minimarket

PARENTS LOVE

  • The direct access to the beach
  • The menus prepared by Star Chefs
  • The spa and the gym at the hotel

 

 

LOCATION

One of the most requested hotels in our Collection!

The 5-star hotel Ikos Olivia is one of the most beautiful hotels in Greece, with contemporary architecture, nestled in a splendid 20-acre nature reserve.

The property is located at the edge of a lovely 450 metre long sandy beach, lulled by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

The hotel is easily accessible from Thessaloniki International Airport, which is 45 minutes’ drive away.

We can arrange a roundtrip transfer from and to the airport with a private limousine equipped with a baby or child seat for 190€.

Ikos Olivia is the address of choice for a successful family vacation: a child-friendly infrastructure, sports and cultural activities … but also baby care from the age of 4 months!

 

DESCRIPTION

This brand new family resort consists of a main building housing 142 rooms and Junior Suites, around which are scattered 149 luxurious bungalows. Each guest, whether in a room, suite, or bungalow suite, enjoys a private balcony, lush gardens and large terraces.

The decoration is characterized by refined contemporary Greek style. The tones are soft and fresh. The furniture combines aesthetic perfection with functionality. Noble materials such as natural stone and wood contribute to the authenticity of this unique place, located between land and sea.

The hotel has 5 restaurants, 1 private sandy beach, 5 swimming pools (including 1 indoor pool and several paddling pools for babies and children), 1 spa, 1 nursery, 1 kids club, 1 teen club, 1 fitness room, 2 tennis courts and many other sports fields (beach volleyball, basketball, mini football, etc.)

Ikos Olivia is nestled in the heart of an 20-acre natural estate where the tranquility of the azure waters of the Aegean merges with the scent of pines and olive trees. Everything is done to give you the feeling of letting go, while nature is omnipresent.

Every day, entertainment for young and old is organized to entertain you during your stay.

The stays at Ikos Olivia are exclusively offered according to the all-inclusive formula. This formula takes the name of Infinite Lifestyle and allows you to enjoy at will of your stay, in all areas: catering, sports activities, kids club, entertainment etc.

Travelers can also opt for the Deluxe Collection option. They will enjoy privileged access to a private pool, a dedicated area on the beach, but also many services and privileges: fast check-in & fast check-out, concierge, spa treatment, a  romantic dinner on the beach, a free bottle of champagne on arrival, a room service menu and a PlayStation 4 in the room (on request).

 

ROOMS

No less than 11 accommodation options are available, in the main building and in the bungalows. These different choices make it possible to comfortably accommodate under the same roof families up to 6 people.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a safe, a Nespresso machine, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a smart TV and free WiFi. For your comfort, a pair of slippers, a cozy bathrobe and designer Anne Semonin cosmetics are provided free of charge.

Among the various rooms available, among others:

Superior Double Room: located in the main building, this coquettish room has large bay windows offering uninterrupted views of the sea or the gardens. Up to 3 people can stay in this 30 sqm (322 sqft) room with a nice seating area.

Panorama Junior Suite: located in the main building, this suite has 37 sqm (398 sqft) and can accommodate up to 4 people. As its name suggests, this suite offers a magnificent view of the sea. The bedroom is open to the living room. The bathroom is equipped with a tropical shower and the balcony is furnished with a table and chairs. Dad and Mom sleep in a king size bed, while a very comfortable sofa bed 160 cm wide is available for children in the living room.

The Deluxe Suite in Two-Bedroom Bungalow and Private Pool: luxury in its purest form. This suite perfectly combines space and comfort. It can accommodate 6 people and has a bathroom and a separate shower room. Best of all: you enjoy your own private pool, set in a large green garden. Each family member can enjoy his own space in the 85 sqm (914 sqft) available.

 

GASTRONOMY

Embark on a culinary tour around the 5 restaurants of Ikos Olivia!

The Ouzo, a charming restaurant located on the seafront, revisits and modernizes the flavours of traditional Greek cuisine.

At Fusco, head to Italy! You will enjoy typical Italian dishes accompanied by a magnificent wine list.

The Anaya takes you to Asia. From China to Thailand, let your taste buds discover the clever, slightly spicy blends of this cuisine full of flavours.

The menu of the Provence restaurant has been elaborated by Michelin-starred chefs. Dinner is a trip to the south of France. While listening, you will even hear the song of the cicadas.

Without reservation, Flavors welcomes you morning, noon and evening for a buffet that is tasty and varied.

A selection of 300 international and local wines is offered, along with a wide selection of international spirits brands, as well as beers, soft drinks, juices, a selection of teas & coffees and cocktails prepared by award-winning mixologists.

Finally, to vary the pleasures, the option Dine Out allows you to discover the best tables in the region at no extra cost!

 

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

 

FOR THE FAMILY

The Ikos Olivia hotel has been designed to accommodate families. As such, it is ranked among the most beautiful family resorts in Greece. Many fun activities are continually offered to entertain children. These include sports activities, crafts, water activities, cooking classes and games. Parents particularly appreciate the various day-care centres that are available within the hotel and the great professionalism of the management teams.

The Crèche Heros welcomes children from 4 months to 3 years from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. Children are divided into two age groups (4-23 months and 2-3 years) and supervision is optimal: from 4 to 23 months: 1 nursery for 3 children and from 2 to 3 years: 1 nursery nurse for 4 children.

The prices of the nursery are as follows:

– Babies from 4 to 23 months: 35€ per booking (morning or afternoon) or 50 € for the day.

– Children from 2 to 4 years: 28€ per booking (morning or afternoon) or 40 € per day.

It is possible for your child to lunch at the nursery on lunch time, for an extra charge of 25€ for supervision from 1 pm to 3 pm and a supplement of 15€ for the meal. Children under 2 eat free.

The Kids Club Heros is open FREE to children aged 4 to 11 years old. An adult is responsible for up to 8 children. Some activities such as water sports or “ice cream” outings may require a small supplement. The Kids Club is open from 10 am to 6 pm. An extra charge of 12.50€ will be requested for lunch.

A quality babysitting service is also available at a price of 10€ / hour. An additional fee of 15€ will be requested after 10.50 pm for the babysitter to pay for his return taxi.

Just4Teens welcomes teenagers over 12 from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm. Access is free and here too, each facilitator is responsible for 8 children.

So that Dad and Mom can enjoy themselves, a special babysitting service is offered at the beach. Children from 4 to 12 years are supervised free of charge for 30 minutes.

The small supermarket of the hotel provides all necessaries for a baby’s stay. To make it easier to access the various infrastructures, ramps and lifts are provided for small stroller guests and their parents.

To complete the family stay and to cope with all situations, many other services are available such as baby phones, bathtubs and toilet seats adapted to babies, children’s menus, small tables and chairs, reserved spaces in the rooms, a toilet to change your baby.

 

EXPERIENCES

Within the hotel, both young and old athletes will enjoy a wide choice of land and water sports. Windsurfing, beach volleyball, introduction to scuba diving in the pool, canoeing, tennis, yoga… All this is only a small part of the proposed program.

To improve your skills in football, swimming, tennis, sailing or diving, specific “academies” have been set up. These academies offer courses taught by professional sportsmen.

Within the resort are also organized various activities such as giant chess games, visiting the botanical garden or tasting olive oil.

The region of Chalkidiki, where Ikos Olivia is located, is also full of sports and cultural activities. The peninsula has 17 bikes tracks for all levels to explore the region, its coasts, pine forests, villages and cotton fields.

A visit to Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, is worth a visit. Founded in -315 by Cassandra of Macedon, the city takes its name from Thessalonika, wife of Cassander, to whom he offered the city as a token of his love. Gentlemen, if you can not offer a city to your sweetheart, offer him at least a pleasant day in this cultural and historical capital full of shops and small cafes where it is good to stop with family.

A 40-minute drive from the hotel, the Petralona Caves will offer you a bit of freshness on a hot summer day. Ancient Greece is one of the cradles of Western civilization. It is in the caves of Petralona that have been found the oldest traces of fire so far recorded (dated 1 million years ago).

Many boat trips are also possible in the area. The occasion of a pleasant family moment, for example along the majestic Mount Athos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on which enthroned ancient Orthodox monasteries.

 

FOR THE PARENTS

Relaxing or sporting hikes, Dad and Mom can choose to relax or unwind at leisure while the kids are having fun at the Kids Club.

The hotel spa offers a complete wellness and relaxation experience. In addition to a wide menu of treatments (extra cost), it has a sauna, a hammam, a gym, a hairdresser (extra cost) and a nail salon (extra cost). The products used in the spa are signed by the Parisian Anne Semonin, specialized in the well-being and radiance of the skin since 1985.

To join the discovery of the region and taste pleasure, you can enjoy a trip to the vineyards of the local co-operative Ktima Gerovassilio. An opportunity of tasting at source, directly from the winemakers.

Finally, the Dine Out option of Ikos Olivia allows you to discover the best restaurants in the region. The perfect opportunity to enjoy a romantic evening, in a picturesque setting, while the baby is already sleeping under the supervision of the babysitter.

 

 

 

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Animations
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutique
  • Cigar cellar
  • Concierge
  • Fitness room
  • Hairdresser
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Private pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Yoga

 

Our 10 dream days at Ikos Olivia

 

 

Jerome, aged 35, married, father of Achille, 3 years old, from Brussels

 

 

We spent ten wonderful days at Ikos Olivia – I will try my best to tell you about our experience, even if the best is to live it on the spot!

 

A well-connected international airport

From Brussels, a short 2 hours 30 minutes flight takes you to Thessaloniki Airport, Greece’s second largest city. Many daily connections allow good schedules, which is always more pleasant with children.

According to the other holidaymakers we met during our stay, from Germany, France, the United Kingdom and other countries like Russia or the Netherlands, it is very easy to reach Thessaloniki with direct links.

The price of the flights is democratic: at the beginning of July, our round trip cost us 175€ per person, with the airline company Tui.

A driver chartered by the hotel was waiting for us at the airport. He had a child seat in his car: a must! Fresh water was also at our disposal to refresh us.

The Wifi in the taxi allowed us to follow the quarter final of the World Cup on the driver’s tablet. The footballer dad that I am was delighted! Olé! Less than a 40-minute drive away is Ikos Olivia, a beautiful resort on the Aegean Sea, in a private nature reserve.

 

A resort made for families

We were looking forward to this holiday because we had heard a lot about the Ikos Olivia hotel and its recent Trip Advisor win: Best All-In Luxury Family Hotel in the World!

I spent 10 days there with my wife and our 3 year old son Achille.

Upon arrival, we received a special welcome with a glass of champagne and a personalized check-in. Our son received a fresh fruit juice.

More than 90% of customers are families with children, which is great because you have the feeling that everyone is on the same page as you. In addition, this favors friendly meetings.

The resort consists of a main building containing about 50 rooms, and various private villas and bungalows, some of which have their own private pool and garden. We opted for a Superior Room, perfect for 2 adults and 1 child since it contains a super comfortable king size bed and a sofa bed for our son. The room also has a large furnished terrace overlooking the sea or overlooking the gardens. This room is comfortable and very large. A Nespresso machine and a mini-bar generously restocked every day offer a little extra comfort.

 


« We had heard a lot about the Ikos Olivia hotel and its recent Trip Advisor win: Best All-In Luxury Family Hotel in the World! »

 

An all-in de luxe formula !

The minibar, like everything else included in our rate, adhered to the principle of Infinity Lifestyle, a kind of ultra-all-inclusive luxury formula!

Meals, activities (yoga, pilates, access to the spa, paddle, kayak, pedalo), drinks at the table and at the pool…everything is included! Only the nursery has a charge for children under 4, but the mini-club and club-teens are free.

The hotel has a main restaurant that is open on the beach, serving delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a fine buffet. On the menu: freshly caught sole, suckling lamb, mixed salads, crayfish, sushi, pasta and pizzas, truffle risotto, Greek mussels, fresh vegetable purées for babies and a wonderful dessert buffet.

There are also 5 themed restaurants whose menus are prepared by Michelin-starred Chefs and the wine list by a sommelier champion of Greece. French, Thai, Greek and Italian gastronomy … there is something for everyone and à la carte menus always offer meals for babies and children.

The wines are of high quality and come from France, Italy, Greece, but also from South Africa and Argentina. Champagne is also complimentary, with a special mention for the Taittinger Brut.

Original idea: the hotel has signed a collaboration with 3 restaurants nearby (located a 3-minute walk away) and if you wish, you can go there for free dinner. That’s how one night we spent an evening at a typical Greek restaurant.

Each restaurant has a play area and coloring for children, but also many designer baby chairs by Stokke.

 


« 5 themed restaurants whose menus are prepared by Michelin-starred Chefs. »

 

Impossible to be bored

What we particularly liked in Ikos is the exceptional infrastructure reserved for children, but also the luxury available to parents. It reigns in all the field a feeling of peace and quiet incredible. An absolute calm that brings relaxation.

The various children’s pools are very practical and very secure, with depths of 30cm or 60cm and a lifeguard watching over the apprentice swimmers. Balloons and inflatable objects are at your disposal free of charge. Delicious fresh fruit smoothies, milkshakes and perfectly made cocktails refreshed us during our days at the beach and at the pool.

I enjoyed taking water skiing lessons (40€ per session), and also windsurfing. In the meantime, my wife was enjoying free sports classes. In the morning, we sometimes participated in water polo matches! My son loved the football games organized every morning at 9:15 for children under 4 and supervised by a teacher.

But what Achille particularly enjoyed was the free loan of a bicycle! He cycled for the very first time by bike in Greece. An eternal memory! With his little bike with stabilizer, he wandered all day in the green alleys of the field, between lavender and olive trees. Bicycles are available for all ages and adult bikes with baby seats are also available.

My wife took advantage of the spa and hairdresser. The spa is stocked with Anne Semonin products. Each week, the spa offers guests special promotions on products and treatments such as couples’ massages.

There are several very useful shops in the area: a supermarket, toy stores, clothing shops, sunglasses… and a beautiful jewellery store that sells gold and diamond creations and also watches from major watchmaking factories such as Breitling and Mont White. One evening, a cocktail was organized at the jeweller’s shop and a voucher of -25% was graciously offered.

A doctor is also present on site. This service is very convenient and the medicines are delivered directly to your room. In the doctor’s office are postcards of children thanking the doctor for saving their holidays.

Tip: Take your mosquito lotion with you or buy it at the hotel’s shop, because the resort is located in a natural park – in the evening, mosquitoes like to come and tease you!

 


« (…) what Achille particularly enjoyed was the free loan of a bicycle! »

 

Activities for all ages!

Ikos Olivia offers 3 clubs adapted to the different ages of your children: the nursery (2 months-4 years), the mini-club (4-10 years) and the teens-club (10-16 years). Activities are varied: drawings, dance classes, sports tournaments, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, painting, cooking classes (your teenagers will love making their own sushi), and so on. The indoor and outdoor facilities are modern and very clean. As my wife said: “The nursery is even more beautiful than the one where Achilles was when he was little! ”

In the evening, a Mini-Disco evening is organized in the hotel’s gardens and children can romp with their parents and assistants! Achilles loved it!

The animators speak several languages: Greek, German, Russian and even sometimes French and Dutch. These girls are very nice and their training is provided by an English organization specializing in the supervision of children in hotels.

 


« Ikos Olivia offers 3 clubs adapted to the different ages of your children: the nursery (2 months-4 years), the mini-club (4-10 years) and the teens-club (10-16 years). »

 

conclusion: 10/10

Our ten days of vacation went at a crazy pace! I understand better why some families that we met on the spot come back here every year.

Achille has made many friends from France, Belgium, Switzerland and England.

Here the luxury is in every detail, but it is a discreet luxury, based on a return to nature, moments of happiness shared with the family, good healthy meals and the pleasure of the beach.

I still remember the wonderful parties organized on the beach where parents and children dance in the light of candles and the moon, and also shows given at the theatre and the kindness of the staff.

A memory that we will keep for a long time and which allowed us to relax.

Oh yes, I nearly forgot two great services: a charming assistant is specially dedicated to cleaning your sunglasses on the beach and at the pool! In addition, a facilitator keeps your children occupied on the beach for 30 minutes every day so you can swim in the sea or take a nap on your deckchair. The great life!