On the beautiful Greek island of Andros, the Onar Resort offers a peaceful haven where you can really get away from it all. Surrounded by stunning rugged landscapes, lush greenery and sparkling crystal waters, this is a real beauty spot where you will find luxury accommodation within traditional stone cottages, home-cooked Greek food and absolute tranquillity. If you’re hankering after a respite from the madding crowds, this is the ideal spot for you. Travelling to Andros involves a flight to Athens and then a ferry across to the port of Gavrio. EasyJet offers direct flights from Gatwick to Athens, while British Airways and Aegean fly from Heathrow. The total journey time from Athens to the Onar Resort is about two hours.
Review Of Onar Resort
Built from natural local materials, Onar has been designed to live in harmony with the landscape that surrounds it. On the shores of Ahla Beach – one of the most beautiful in Greece, with fine white sand and tempting turquoise waters – the stone cottages of the resort sit against a backdrop of lush vegetation and soaring plane trees.
Each cottage is built from local stone, wood and river reeds, and is decorated in white and natural earth tones with simple, comfortable furnishings and large windows which give a light and airy feel. Each cottage comprises a bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen with an open fireplace or stove and a private terrace with a paved courtyard and a pergola for shade. O.live toiletries (featuring pure Greek olive oil as the key ingredient) are provided. Different sized cottages are available, from three-beds which are ideal for couples or small families to larger villas able to accommodate up to six adults. Daily maid service and a traditional Greek breakfast are included in the room rate, while the cottages also boast many amenities including air conditioning, flat screen cable-satellite TV, CD/DVD player, hairdryer, coffee making facilities and a safe deposit box. Room Tips – The honeymoon cottage has amazing sea views, while the Platanos cottage is great for families.
Authentic, freshly-prepared Greek food is provided daily and served on a communal dining table in a charming setting under the plane trees. A great opportunity to try some regional specialities, everything is prepared using locally sourced ingredients. As well as organic produce from Onar’s own farm, locally caught fish and fresh cakes from neighbouring bakers are all on the menu.
Ahla beach is a real beauty spot and gloriously quiet, especially during the week. It’s a sunbather’s paradise, while keen snorkelers will enjoy discovering the rich sea bed. Hiking along the river is highly recommended, as there will be plenty of interesting flora and fauna to enjoy as well as lovely views. If you fancy a day trip, there are all sorts of things to visit on the island, from traditional villages to Byzantine monasteries and museums. You can also enjoy a boat trip, or, if you don’t feel like straying too far, take a yoga class at the resort or help out with fruit picking on the farm.
Onar Resort is only open from May 15th to October 10th and you can enjoy the resort at its absolute best anytime between these dates.
The road by which you enter and leave the resort is pretty rugged, so this is something worth taking into consideration when deciding whether or not to hire a car.
The Onar Resort is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature in a beautifully unspoilt corner of Greece.
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