The IKos Olivia is a stunning All Inclusive beachfront 5 Star Resort located on a private beach in Gerakini (Greece), approximately 45 minutes drive from Thessaloniki airport. The Resort proudly boasts 295 Guest rooms and is comfortably spread over 22 acres of natural pristine gardens with a bountiful of meticulously groomed flowers and olive trees. The design of the Resort thoughtfully blends into the natural environment with all amenities unobtrusive and chic.
Upon arrival at the Resort we were greeted by half a dozen staff with porters at hand to manage our luggage – We were offered champagne whilst going through a swift and seamless check-in process and lunch at one of the 5 restaurants whilst our Suite was being prepared.
The Ikos Olivia has a bold mix of gastronomy on offer for discerning guests with some speciality menus at Michelin standard – Flavours is a ‘high end’ Mediterranean Buffet Restaurant with a dazzling array of cuisine and located a few yards from the lapping waters of the Aegean Sea – Ouzo serves a-la-carte Greek cuisine, Anaya specialises in a-la-carte pan Asian cuisine, Fusco specialises in a-la-carte authentic Italian cuisine and finally Provence restaurant which is located in the main building serving a-la-carte Provencal cuisine.
If all this is not enough, at the Ikos Olivia guests can arrange a ‘dine-out’ option which allows Guests to experience traditional Greek dining at a local restaurant.
Drinks at the Ikos Olivia are in abundance with 24-hour room service, a fully stocked/complimentary mini-bar and 6 bars across the Resort (Lounge Deluxe Collection bar, Helios Bar, Teatro bar, Aqua Pool bar, Almyra beach bar and Indigo bar) serving a wide range of spirits and tantalising signature cocktails with waiter service throughout the day.
Wine connoisseurs like myself will also be impressed with a choice of 300 wines to choose from and available all day.
Guests are never short of entertainment with the Resort offering a wide range of exceptional options from West End productions to superb live music acts at the Ikos open-air theatre and bars. These are publicised across the Resort and Guest Relations desk daily for information.
At the centre of the Resort Guests will find 4 high end boutiques retailing tailor made luxury furs, specialised leather garments, Kashmir coats, high quality hand-made jewellery, top brand time pieces, top quality sunglasses brands as well as a fully merchandised toys and gift store.
In addition to these delightful boutiques, there is a mini-market where you will find a good range of international newspapers, magazines and local produce. All purchases can conveniently be charged to your guest room for ease and comfort.
Decorated in natural earthly tones, white marble floors and a large seating area, the Ikos Spa by Anne Semonin is located in the main building and exudes an air of wellness as you enter. The Spa provides an impressive range of beauty treatments using natural essential oils and plant extracts as well as Aromatherapy, deep tissue, Swedish and Thai massage. The Spa also has a fully equipped Gym with all the latest cardio equipment, a hair spa, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples.
Guests can also enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities with 2 outdoor tennis courts, water sports facilities and mountain biking or a simple stroll through the olive gardens and the private 450m sandy beach.
For families, Guests can be assured of the best attention – The Resort offers a variety of professional babysitting and childcare options including a Children’s Club, which run various activities during the day, allowing parents to enjoy freedom in style.
Junior Suite, Sea View
From boisterous family holidays to tranquillity, peace and privacy, The Ikos Olivia has 13 accommodation types to meet Guest requirements –
This is a spacious and elegant contemporary suite featuring soft lighting, decorated in pastel and light earthly tones of grey, blue and beige, exuding a sense of sophistication in simplicity.
The suite is furnished with a round glass dining table, satellite TV, Electronic Safe, two seater sofa and armchair, large bathroom with separate rain shower, hairdryer, king size bed, a furnished double balcony with beautiful views of the swimming pool and Aegean sea – Tea and Coffee making facilities, Nespresso machine and fully stocked mini-bar are all included. Free WiFi is available throughout the Resort and rooms.
- 295 Guestrooms
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Private Beach
- Full Service Spa
- 2 Outdoor Tennis Courts
- 5 Restaurants
- 6 Bars (inc. 3 poolside bars)
- Airport Shuttle
- 24-hour Front Desk
- Daily Housekeeping
- In-Room Childcare
- Children’s Club
Ikos Resorts claim to have redefined the All-Inclusive concept and our experience would confirm that they have clearly achieved their goal. Upon arrival the experience has been unique and truly captivating throughout our stay.
The Resort has all the amenities to justify a 5 Star rating as many do in the Mediterranean however, the USP of the Ikos Olivia has to be in its Hospitality – The Team have lifted the benchmark in personalised Service to new standards in the Mediterranean by simply being passionate and perfect in everything they do, creating memorable moments for Guests by going above and beyond a 5 Star Service.
Our Thanks and Gratitude to the Ikos Olivia for their hospitality during our stay and in particular to Nadia & Despina (Guest Relations) – Giannis, Mina, Luba, Fotini, Leonidas (Flavours) – Aggela (Helios) – Panos, Lefteris (Indigo) – Athina (Reception Team) –Alexandra (Ikos Spa)