There are a number of reasons that travellers head to the Greek Islands on their holidays. In some cases, it is to relax on the stunning beaches in Crete, but for others it is the chance to admire the architecture in places like Santorini. For truly luxurious holidays, nothing can compare with staying at one of the top spa resorts and enjoying ultimate relaxation and pampering during the trip. Although there is no shortage of incredible spas in the Greek Islands, these four stand out as the best on the islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu.
Blue Palace Resort and Spa, Crete
The Blue Palace Resort is home to the Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy, which is recognised as one of the top spas in all of Greece. Guests staying at the resort will have free access to the incredible spa and fitness facilities, and they can also receive treatments from the extensive spa menu seven days a week. Everything about the Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy is luxurious, right down to the upscale CINQ MONDES spa products flown in from France and the traditional Turkish marble steam rooms. Couples can relax in the spa, soaking in the views of the sea below, or they can indulge in double treatments in one of the 24 tastefully decorated private treatment rooms. A few of the most popular treatments include the full-body sugar scrub, the facials and the cellulite-reducing wraps and massages.
Grecotel Daphnila Bay Thalasso, Corfu
The beautiful Grecotel Daphnila Bay Thalasso is so popular because of its ideal location in Dassia Bay on the island of Corfu, but many travellers also head there entirely for the luxurious spa onsite. Elixir Thalassotherapy is designed to rejuvenate and refresh guests, and the range of treatments ensures that everyone who arrives at the spa enjoys the perfect service to meet their needs. Along with a swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a large fitness room, Elixir Thalassotherapy offers guests peace and relaxation. Some of the unique treatments offered on the spa menu include the seaweed therapy, which draws out excess water and bloat in the body, and the hot chocolate massage, which is rich and indulgent without the calories.
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites, Santorini
This five-star hotel offers every guest completely luxury, and that extends from the lavish rooms to the opulent decor and even to the world-class spa. The Tefsion Kallos Spa uses natural ingredients that are found in Santorini to connect human and nature, and it is not unusual to find volcanic soil as the ingredient in a body scrub or seaweed essence being used to extract toxins in the body during a massage. A holistic approach to health and wellness is taken at the spa, and a few of the most exotic treatments on offer include grape-seed oil anti-wrinkle facials, red wine and beeswax facial massages meant to lift and tighten the skin and aloe vera and fig hydration wraps for the entire body.
Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort, Mykonos
On the island of Mykonos, there is one hotel that stands out as being truly luxurious. The Mykonos Grand Hotel boasts incredible restaurants and some of the best ocean views in Greece, but it is the Althea Spa Centre that so many guests appreciate the most. The spa, which is named after the Greek goddess of healing, offers more than 60 different treatments that range from facials to manicures to full days of pampering.
Whether travellers from the UK are searching for a luxury spa and resort on the islands of Mykonos, Corfu, Crete or Santorini, one of these amazing options will be the perfect fit.
This post was written by Lizzie, who first visited the Elounda Spa on her honeymoon, and has since made a bucket-list of visiting all of the other luxurious Greek spas she researched before her luxury Greece holiday! When she’s not dreaming about beauty treatments with a view of the Aegean Sea, she can also be found writing for the Elegant Resorts blog.