Santikos Collection is delighted to share details of a huge second phase of renovations that are nearing completion at their stunning property, Marpunta Village on the island of Alonnisos. Having been in the Santikos family since 1984, the property is very close to their hearts and for only the second year ever (come May 2018) guests from the UK will have the chance to escape and experience traditional and authentic Greek hospitality at its very best on this incredibly tranquil and natural island.
2017 saw the launch of Marpunta Village into the UK market following a huge £3M refurbishment which saw all rooms refurbished and upgraded. Set in a private pine forest and surrounded by the blue waters of the Aegean, Marpunta Village features 104 rooms, 15 Family Suites, farm-to-table cuisine and 3 private beaches, the property evokes a beautifully traditional and simple Greek chic atmosphere and a wealth of activities for family and friends to enjoy.
Originally an old fisherman’s village, Marpunta Village is located on the island of Alonnisos, the most Easterly island of the Sporades. With a population of under 1,000 and because of its more isolated position, the island provides a serenity and simplicity that has all but disappeared across other Greek islands. Alonnisos is surrounded by Greece’s first national marine park and has a wealth of private and secluded beaches. With cobblestone streets and breathtaking views, the traditional ‘Old Town’ of Alonnisos is set high on a hill is utterly charming – an absolute must when visiting the island.
When Marpunta Village re-opens in May 2018, guests will benefit from over £300K of renovations that will complement the huge sum spent last year on upgrading all rooms & suites. The entrance to the hotel is being transformed and they will have changed and upgraded all the roads and paths within the hotel grounds, along with landscaping all the gardens. The biggest area however that will benefit from this year’s renovations is the pool area. The pool is undergoing a complete re-design and expansion with additional outdoor bathrooms and changing rooms and a brand-new pool bar being added. New flooring, loungers and furniture will offer a superior relaxation experience for guests. Marpunta Village’s popular lunchtime hotspot, the ‘Taverna’ on the beach is being completely revamped and will re-open with a new look and mouthwatering new menu to match.
Katerina Santikou, Business Development Manager for Santikos Collection comments, “The first phase of renovations at Marpunta Village saw a huge investment and commitment by Santikos Collection to expand our portfolio and open one of our most beloved properties to the UK market. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to invest further this year to make the guest experience even more memorable. Using a simple and fresh Mediterranean inspired palate with clever architectural and design offerings throughout, we have created a property that reflects and compliments the truly unique character of the island. Marpunta Village is a destination in itself and following a hugely successful 2017 we’re excited to be working with a great selection of UK tour operators in 2018 to help us spread the word.”
Facilities & Activities
Marpunta Village is home to tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, an outdoor playground, pool table, table football and table tennis. Archery is also available. Car and motorbike rental along with extra services such as babysitting and boat trips/island tours can all be booked through Marpunta’s concierge. Numerous watersports facilities are available including canoe’s and scuba diving. Complimentary wifi is available throughout the resort as well as a complimentary shuttle service to Patitiri Port/Village and the island’s stunning Old Town.
Olympic Holidays is offering 7 nights at Marpunta Village, Alonnisos from £659 per person based on two travelling. The package includes 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in a superior double garden view, transfers and return flights from Gatwick. Departures are available on 11/05/18. The package is subject to availability. For bookings call 0208 492 6868 or visit www.olympicholidays.com