There’s a reason some of the best stories every told came out of Greece. With its stunning landscapes, wonderful weather and captivating culture, it’s the perfect place for an adventure — and should be high on your list next time you escape the hustle and bustle of city living.
Olea Hotel, which comprises of 93 beautifully crafted suites, is the ideal Greek destination. Designed by the creative minds at Block722 Architects, the hideaway was born from a desire to enhance guests’ experience of the stunning surroundings — rather than blocking them out.
The architecture firm has a base in Athens, which made them the perfect people to capture Greek culture in the construction. With a glorious combination of minimalism and Grecian rustic aesthetics, each suite affords guests a real sense of being at one with the environment.
And each suite frames the incredible hillsides around nearby Tsilivi Beach differently — using the walls of the square modernist terrace or balcony to create a living landscape artwork.
Even if you tire of the view, the hotel is also equipped with a yoga pavilion, fully-equipped gym and a spa which uses the local herbs from the surrounding hills to give you the most relaxing experience possible.
With the cold UK weather approaching, we can’t wait to channel our inner Odysseus, unplug from city life and coast out to Greece, immersing ourselves at once in the tranquil serenity of Zakynthos, and the unrivalled luxury of the Olea Hotel.
- 93 suites starting at €195
- 4,000sqm outdoor pool
- 3 restaurants
- 10 minutes from Zakynthos Town and Airport
- 26 degrees average sea temp in August
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