A New Greek Wellness Retreat

An oasis of calm, boutique hideaway Eliamos Villas Hotel & Spa opens in Kefalonia, Greece.

 Comprising 12 villas in a flourishing estate with a locally inspired restaurant, an intimate spa and an outdoor gym, Eliamos is perched above a secret cove and remote beach on the idyllic island of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands. Striking the perfect balance between seclusion and easy access to and from the island’s enchanting beaches, nature and towns, the new resort is just 20 minutes from the island’s capital Argostoli, home to authentic tavernas, boutiques, and a buzzing port and piazza.

With London-based designer Maike of Maike Gruna Interiors and her husband, a Kefalonia native, at the helm, Eliamos’ design aesthetic fuses luxury with an understated version of modernity that echoes Kefalonia’s unspoiled landscape. Award-winning Greek architect studio, Block722 have created a village-feel retreat, using local stone and wood, to harmoniously blend Eliamos with its natural surroundings.

Each of the twelve spacious villas connect with the island’s earthy character, with sweeping sea views, acting as a private sanctuary of calm to suit the needs of every guest. Each one boasts a private saltwater pool or Jacuzzi, kitchen, outdoor dining area, barbeque and garden, providing a true home-from-home experience. Meanwhile, Eliamos’ largest villa consists of three bedrooms, all enjoying expansive sea views, a spacious living room with its own kitchen leading to a covered veranda, complete with an outdoor dining area, salt-water pool, Jacuzzi, terrace and garden.

An oasis of calm, boutique hideaway Eliamos Villas Hotel & Spa opens in Kefalonia, Greece.

Eliamos has planted its roots in nature’s undisputed healing powers. Within Eliamos’ sea-facing spa, which boasts a wooden Pilates reformer, professional yoga and pilates sessions, and an expansive infinity salt-water pool, massages, reflexology and other treatments promise to rejuvenate the body and calm the mind.

In addition, all activities such as canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking and cycling are tethered to nature and will allow guests to experience Kefalonia’s authentic charm.

You’ll also treat your taste buds, as Eliamos gives way to authentic yet refined dishes with a health-conscious approach. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist, prepared with ingredients sourced from local farmers and organic producers.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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