One of our favourite of the Ikos Resorts is the Ikos Olivia which is found on the idyllic Gulf of Toroneos in beautiful Halkidiki in Northern Greece. This contemporary masterpiece is set on its own white sandy beach close to the traditional Greek village of Gerakini. Surrounded by 22 acres of stunning, landscaped gardens, the resort has 142 rooms and four pools. including a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar.
Ancient olive trees and fragrant firs provide both shade and privacy throughout the spacious grounds; the manicured lawns eventually meeting the white sands and refreshing waters of the Aegean.
At Ikos Olivia, chic design goes hand in hand with subtle elegance to offer a warm welcome to the most discerning traveller.
Spacious rooms, suites and bungalows boast views across the flowing green landscape to the ocean beyond, beautifully groomed private gardens, private pools and generous terraces. The epitome of contemporary elegance.
Contemporary, stylish and all very tempting, Ikos Olivia promises an outstanding choice of fabulous eating opportunities with remarkable menus created by Michelin-starred chefs. A world of infinite culinary possibilities.
Pools and beaches
Experience the lagoon pool with its swim-up bar, the 450m2 main pool and the dazzling 806 m2 private pool for the exclusive use of Deluxe Collection guests. The water is endless and extraordinary.
Relaxation is an art form that one can master effortlessly at Ikos Olivia. Space, pools, beaches and the Ikos Spa, a tranquil sanctuary where guests can escape for a luxurious pampering experience.
Ikos Olivia promises a memorable stay with lots of fun for all the family, in and out of the water. Children of all ages can look forward to a brilliant choice of activities, and parents can relax knowing they are in safe hands.
Stay active with an extensive selection of sports, games and activities. From two floodlit tennis courts and beach volleyball to windsurfing and snorkeling, there’s a feast to satisfy the most activity hungry guests. Indoors and outdoors.
It’s always time to take it easy at Ikos Olivia, whether taking in one of the shows or simply taking in the breathtaking surroundings. There’s something for everyone, from live music and movies to entertaining children’s shows.
Local Discovery is a specially crafted curation of complementary local experiences, making sure you can fully explore and enjoy the magnificent area surrounding the resort, during your stay.
This includes a Mini Drive Adventure to top places of interest, the option to dine out at local restaurants and unique destination activities, all at no extra cost.
At Ikos Olivia, you can also enrich your stay with complimentary tickets to visit one of the following museums at no extra cost:
The White Tower & the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the historical landmark of Thessaloniki
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, one of the largest museums in Greece and the central museum of northern Greece
Gerovasileiou Vineyards & Wine Museum, a meticulously-tended vineyard surrounding the modern winery, where the renowned Ktima Gerovassiliou wines are produced.
Discover one of Greece’s best kept secrets... The Halkidiki peninsular is still relatively unknown and unspoilt. It's an area covered by three peninsulas north of the Greek mainland: Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos.
Kassandra is the most popular and many visitors head for Sani with a purpose-built resort with a yacht-filled marina and blue flag beaches. Also Kalithea for lively after hours fun and Hanioti, a quieter town with evening markets in the local square.
Sithonia is considered the most beautiful with its dense pine forested interior and unspoilt fishing villages offering a glimpse of life from previous centuries.
Athos is a monastic republic and off limits to visitors, but can be visited along its shores by boat tours.