The Bay combines a spectacular setting with stylish good looks. It’s a typically Grecian-style property – all whitewashed walls and gable terracotta rooftops – set among pine forests overlooking the Aegean Sea. You’ve got a private sandy beach on your doorstep here, and it’s only a 10-minute walk from the tavernas and bars of St Nikola, despite the miles-from-anywhere feel.
Outdoors, there’s a swimming pool that’s been handily positioned facing the sea, neighboured by loungers, parasols and palm trees. There’s also a sleek wood-panelled bar, where you can sip cocktails and watch the sun dip beyond the horizon. It doubles as a snack shack during the day.
Elsewhere, the top-of-the-range spa offers soothing treatments. More active types, meanwhile, can look forward to activities like tennis and volleyball. As for little ones, they’ve got a couple of playgrounds for adventures, and the hotel-run kids’ club means they’re entertained round-the-clock, so this is a good choice for families.
The hotel’s interiors have a luxe, bohemian feel, with lots of natural wood, clean lines and pared-back furnishings. The hotel restaurant is case in point – an airy, light-filled space with rustic lanterns. It specialises in round-the-world buffet spreads, with regular show cooking stations and a focus on local Greek cuisine.
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