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The exclusive, 5-star Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort in Halkidiki feels otherworldly. It is a slice of paradise that looks out upon the spectacular Aegean sea. The hotel is surrounded by outrageously pretty hills of fragrant green pines and of course, any vista is framed by that deep blue sea.

Location

Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort can be found near the village of Paliouri on the most western coastline of Halkidiki. The area is known for its olive oil, pine forests and wonderful beaches. The nearest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport. The transfer takes around hour and a half.

Style & Character

The resort is elegant and luxurious; with lavish accommodation and a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Check-in is in the grand foyer, which is a vast, palatial hall, with shiny marble floors and windows that open up to azure blue ocean views. The hotel is designed in a U-shape, embracing the main pools, bay and private beach.

Palm trees are dotted around on vivid green lawns, giving the grounds a lush feel. Everywhere you go there are beautiful seating areas, pieces of unique artwork, tall vases and fresh flowers to complete the feeling of understated extravagance.

Service & Facilities

The three pool areas include a small kids pool and an adult only pool. The main pool is vast, with a bridge leading to an island. It is almost regal in design. Perfect palm trees grow out of small flower beds on islands in the pool and between the loungers around the pool. They give natural shade along with the man-made but equally stylish white parasols that protect the loungers from the heat of the day.

The beach is similarly kitted out with plenty of loungers and parasols. Beyond the pool and beach is the horizon; a blue line of Aegean sea capped with the hazy hilltops of a distant peninsula.

Beyond the pools, the beach and the general relaxation, you can get down to some hard-core rejuvenation at the Myrthia Thermal Spa. Apparently, the spa is fed by a subterranean hot spring, as a result, it specialises in water-based relaxation and wellness programmes. This spacious facility offers thalassotherapy pools, Finnish sauna, tepidarium, floating sauna and cold plunge walking path, as well as delicious treatment rooms, a gym and a beauty salon.

A lot of thought has also been put into the whole family’s holiday at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort. When children get fed up with their parents or vice versa, there are four indoor and outdoor clubs which are designed for different age groups. Even babies (4 months+) are cared for here with Pan’s Creche.

More active guests can try chartering a yacht from Miraggio’s Marina for a scuba diving adventure, or if you prefer to stay on land, there is archery, football, aquagym, table tennis, tennis, beach volleyball, dance, boules, yoga and zumba in the resort, or you can borrow a mountain bike and cycle off into those fragrant pine forests.

Rooms

There are 300 guest rooms all of which have a no-expense-spared feel to them. Evey item used in the design, from the furniture to the beds, to the bathroom towels and the shampoo, feels five-star. Rooms have mountain, sea or landscaped garden views. All are ultra modern (the hotel only opened in 2016) with natural wood or stone flooring and natural detailing such as backlit woods inset into the walls and wooden partitioning separating larger rooms from their sitting areas.

The most exciting rooms are the 48 suites which have private pools. These rooms have their own private patio and a decent sized pool where you can take a dip.

Food & Drink

There are five buffet and à la carte restaurants and four bars and most are designed to enjoy the same awe-inspiring views. There are also beach bars and pool cafes. All serve Mediterranean dishes, traditional fare and seafood as well as local wines and other drinks. Breakfast is particularly delicious with a wide selection from the buffet and fresh omelettes at the buffet station.

This immaculate and beautiful resort is the kind of place where you relax during the day, by the pool or on the beach, and as the sun goes down, you retire to the terrace with a cocktail in your hand. Imagine the tinkle of live jazz while watching the sun set on that glassy blue sea. If Miraggio Resort isn’t paradise, it certainly comes close.

Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

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