The UK’s leading tour operator to Greece & Cyprus, Olympic Holidays, is thrilled to launch their NEW Gold Collection 2020 brochure.
With over 50 years of island travel expertise, this new brochure is packed full of the best family friendly properties, adult-only hotels & resorts and Greek Island-Hopping Experiences, with each property having been chosen to appeal to the discerning traveller and those looking for the finest in luxury and service.
The magazine-style brochure follows the 2019 re-design and will again focus on luxury properties across Cyprus, Greece & Turkey, with greater exposure for smaller, boutique properties, as well as Olympic favourites including the ever-popular Domes Resorts (Elounda, Noruz & Miramare). The 2020 brochure features 63 luxury hotels with 7 new hotels for this year (see below) and boasts a number of new additions and enhancements.
Sumptuous Spas are highlighted as well as hotels and resorts offering top class cuisine. Families are well catered for with Olympic highlighting their favourite properties with kids’ clubs, water slides and aqua fun. And for those who really want to get away from it all, the brochure features 12 Adult Only options including the likes of Aegean Suites, Skiathos, Marbella Nido, Corfu, Olea Suites, Zante, Lindos Blu, Rhodes, Diamond Delux, Kos, Domes Noruz, Crete and the Amavi Hotel, Cyprus.
NEW for 2020 – Greece & Cyprus
Amara Hotel, Cyprus
Named after the ancient Greek word Amarantos meaning “everlasting”, the Amara Hotel aims to offer all guests an exclusive and unique experience that will create wonderful memories that will last with you forever.
The Amara’s graceful design, combined with the hotel’s high level of service, ensures that this five-star hotel delivers its promise of enjoyment. Each of the 207 rooms provide clear 180° panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel provides carefully considered comforts that include a signature spa, restaurants run by Michelin-star featured chefs, an exclusive rooftop bar with breath-taking views, a grand ballroom for special occasions and an impressive infinity-edge pool.
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 7 nights at Amara Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus from £1,016pp staying on a B&B basis in a Deluxe Room. Price based on March 2020 travel.
Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus
The mountain spa retreat of Casale Panayiotis is a luxurious hideaway in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus. The hotel is set in the midst of Kalopanayiotis village, on the mountainside of the Marathasa valley amidst spectacular scenery.Each carefully restored studio or suite has been meticulously furnished, with most rooms enjoying glorious mountain views or a private courtyard garden. There are three restaurants serving fresh, nutritious food, sourced from the local area as far as possible, including the hotel’s own orchards, and all have spectacular views. A full buffet breakfast is served each morning.
There are miles of unspoilt nature to explore on walking trails or mountain bikes. Visits to local cottage industries or walks around the hotel’s working orchards are easily arranged, as well as wine-tasting or halloumi-making workshops to name but a few. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in village life; wander around the village and sip coffee with the locals or visit the exquisitely frescoed UNESCO 11th-century byzantine monastery and chat to the priest.
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 7 nights at Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus from £711pp staying on a B&B basis in a Superior Studio Inland View. Price based on May 2020 travel.
Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos
Kouros Hotel and Suites is a jewel of traditional and modern architecture combined with its unique location on a cliff with panoramic views of Mykonos town, the sea, and the breath-taking sunsets. The views from the hotel create a charming mood necessary to fully enjoy the beautiful island.
The hotel is located 500 metres from Mykonos town where guests can enjoy the luxurious shopping and glamorous nightlife of the island. The hotels interiors reflect the earthy rocky surroundings with the soft whitewash building. Fabienne Spahn a renowned French interior designer has successfully elevated Kouros’ hotel style with subtle designer details and minimalistic elegance.
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 7 nights at Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos from £1,149pp staying on a B&B basis in a Double Room. Price based on May 2020 travel.
Wyndham Grand, Athens
The Wyndham Grand Athens is next to the metro station in the business centre of the city so perfect for exploring the major archaeological sites, with the Acropolis and Acropolis museum within a 15 to 20-minute walk. Most rooms and suites have a view of Athens, the Acropolis or Lycabettus Hill. There are two restaurants serving Mediterranean and International cuisine, a lounge bar, spa, gym, treatment rooms and sauna. Mix it up with some beach life on the Athens Riviera, the coastal area of Attica is within 10 km.
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 3 nights at Wyndham Grand, Athens from £402pp staying on a B&B basis in a Standard Double or Twin Atrium View. Price based on May 2020 travel.
Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens
Whether you’re after a sleek and stylish room overlooking the Saronic Gulf, a grand suite fitted with luxurious comforts, a deluxe beachfront bungalow on a private beach or a luxury villa right on the waterfront, this 5 star luxury beach hotel in Athens will sure exceed the expectations of all guests. From the beautifully appointed interiors to the spacious outdoor areas, the expansive terraces, the private pools and private beaches, the Grand Resort Lagonissi in the south suburbs of Athens, Greece has succeeded in capturing the essence of seafront Athens luxury accommodation. Located in Lagonissi, this beachfront resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Yabanaki Beach, Astir Beach, and Kavouri Beach. Vouliagmeni Spa Lake and Esperidon Square are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 3 nights at Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens from £632pp staying on a B&B basis in a Deluxe Bungalow Beach Front Sea View. Price based on May 2020 travel.
Poseidonion Grand Hotel, Spetses
The Poseidonion Grand Hotel first opened in 1914 and instantly became a landmark on the Island of Spetses. Following a five-year restoration project, it reopened back on 2009 and carefully preserved the original architecture of the building. Situated in Spetses and only a three-hour ferry away from Athens, it’s the perfect getaway for guests who wish to relax in luxury. Close to the Dapia Port area, you’ll enjoy the views of the sparkling turquoise sea and can stroll along the sea front.
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 7 nights at Poseidonion Grand Hotel, Spetses from £1,038pp staying on a B&B basis in a Deluxe Double. Price based on May 2020 travel.
Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel & Spa, Andros
Micra Anglia means Little England in Greek. Reflecting the island’s significant heritage as a naval and merchant shipping power, the hotel’s name echoes this nickname of Andros. A complex of three 19th century mansions is your home-away-from-home at the Micra Anglia. With an air of nostalgia, this five-star boutique hotel is designed to capture the pure romance of the island’s past grandeur, while the surrounding countryside features forests, streams, waterfalls, and vital habitat for flora and wildlife which has been included in the European network of protected areas.
Olympic Holidays (www.olympicholidays.com; 020 8492 6868) offer 7 nights at Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel & Spa, Andros from £842pp staying on a B&B basis in an Attic Room Sky View. Price based on May 2020 travel.
Booking one of Olympic Collection’s Gold Collection properties comes with a number of added benefits including early booking discounts, no surcharges once the holiday has been booked, taxi transfers to and from your hotel, complimentary baggage allowance of 15kg per person and you can book with a deposit of just £89pp with nothing more to pay until 12 seeks prior to departure. What’s more, they are licensed by ABTA & ATOL for peace of mind and their holidays depart from 27 UK airports!