When you travel to Greece in June you know you’re guaranteed sun, sea and sandy beaches. My recent trip to Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort in Halkidiki promised all of the above in a relaxing short holiday.
The seafront resort is located on a lovely hill on one of the most unspoiled areas in Northern Greece. At night you can see as far as Mount Athos in the distance. The views and sunsets from the tip of the Kassandra peninsula are beautiful… it’s a real Greek Eden.
Ok let’s talk about getting there. The hotel is on the Southwest coast of Halkidiki. The nearest airport is Thessaloniki and the hotel generously offer free transfers for every guest so you don’t have to worry about renting a car.
What they don’t tell you is that the free transfer is a shuttle bus and you have to wait for the shuttle bus to be full before they return. We were on the first flight and ended up waiting in the airport for over an hour as the other guests arrived. If you’re staying for a week then an hour here or there doesn’t matter but as we were only in Greece for three nights, we really wanted to get to the hotel and start our holiday!
Miraggio caters for families, friends and young couples so there’s a real mix of guests at the resort. They have an adult’s only pool which we loved as it was somewhere quiet to retreat to and enjoy the sun. I packed my beach bag (including my new personalised straw hat) and headed here each morning to get a lovely spot by the pool.
As the resort caters for everyone there are lots of activities to enjoy. During our stay we played tennis in the evenings, I did yoga on the beach and we even gave archery a go (being Game of Thrones enthusiasts we just couldn’t resist).
Miraggio has 300 Rooms & Suites overlooking the Aegean Sea or the gardens. Our room was lovely; cool, calm colours which made it feel like a relaxing space to return to after a day on the beach. The bathroom was a luxurious marble and just the right amount of space for two people.
Our sheets were soft white cotton so I loved getting into bed after a day of sunbathing. I love the smell of summer skin when applying aftersun lotion. I can’t be the only one who loves that, can I? Do note that there was only free water on the first day so we helped ourselves to the water in the minibar (which turned out to be €5).
There are four restaurants in the resort and we made sure to try them all. Portofino, the Italian restaurant, had the best view where you could see the mountains of Halkidiki in the distance as the sunset. Our favourite meal was fresh bruschetta, pasta and a cold glass of Greek red wine. There’s also a pool bar which serves snacks and cocktails – one mojito coming up please!
The buffet is busier and slightly more expensive (€29.99 per person for lunch) so I would recommend dining at the other restaurants which have a more romantic ambiance and are much better value.
We’re both quite restless so after two days relaxing by the pool and sipping cocktails on the beach we decided to take a day trip into Thessaloniki. We rented a car from the hotel and started our journey. In the city we visited the Roman Forum, White Tower and Byzantine Church before eating a feast at a local Greek taverna.
Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort is a Greek Eden resting on the tip of the Kassandra peninsula at Halkidiki. Where have you travelled in Greece and which island was your favourite? Comment below to let me know!