One of Crete’s most successful beachside developments tells of the expansion of SeaScape Luxury Residences at Agia Pelagia. The new development by Heraklion businessman Dimitris Markakis was warmly received by travelers headed to one of the island’s most sought-after destinations, so the announcement of this new expansion comes as no real surprise. Agia Pelagia is a former fishing village transformed into a beach lover’s Mecca over the past few years because of its special geography. SeaScape’s second phase aims to complete a harmonious enclave in a very special tourist community.
Whoever came up with the idiomatic expression “The devil’s in the details,” must have made a bad hotel choice or two in their lives. Since retiring from the travel public relations and marketing game, I notice an uptick in sloppy marketing efforts that are almost completely reliant on Google ads, OTAs, and the big tour operators. For hoteliers here in Greece, the lost opportunity costs of such reliance will eventually tell. It is with this eventuality in mind that I present the following.
Just last week I was driving the family back to Heraklion from a visit to Melidoni Cave in Rethymno Prefecture when I realized that we live inside a picture postcard here on Crete. The word “fabulous” does not begin to describe the beauty of this place and its people. And for vacationers looking for that ideal “bucket list” destination.
Minoan Group, developers of the somewhat controversial Itanos Gaia Resort, has announced the intention to sell off a significant share of the company caused a 30+ per cent boost in shares as of yesterday.
Apollonia Beach Resort, one of Crete’s most stunning spa hotels, was recently named among the 10 most popular vegan destination, according to a recent report at blog.tui.com.
A new five-star hotel and resort is set to open in April at Hersonissos on Crete. The all-new Abaton Island Resort & Spa will offer 152 rooms, 71 of which have private pools.
Porto Platanias Beach Resort, one of the Crete’s most popular 5-star resorts, has added a German inspired spa facet to its deluxe offering. The integrated Sparkling Spa combines signature treatments (divine bath, deep relaxing massage, sparkling mom and other), with water treatments, facial treatments and energizing treatments, massage and etc.
The Minoan Group has a clear runway to develop a €250 million euro resort near Sitia in the Lasithi prefecture of Crete. A court ruling over the controversial resort development known as the Itanos Gaia Project opens the door for Minoan.
If Winter weather has you ready for fun in the sun what better value is there than Crete? The land of the Minoans is possessed not only of one of the world’s healthiest climates, but aquamarine seas and cultural events, ancient history, and best of all the friendliest people anywhere. Add in some luxury treatment and the best seaside values one can imagine, and you have a vacation option fit for any fantasy getaway notion.