A bespoke resort for beachside bliss
Spread out within a 1,000-acre nature reserve on the Kassandra peninsula, the Sani Resort is a purpose-built paradise.
This award-winning resort meticulously thinks of everything; between its four luxury hotels are dozens of restaurants, a comprehensive menu of activities, and a packed social calendar throughout summer, when jazz and food festivals come to town.
Lavish beaches cushion its coast – the hotels provide the full works, from watersports to beach clubs beside the horseshoe-shaped harbour. Speaking of the harbour, it’s the hub of nightlife and entertainment, and is filled with million-pound yachts and cool boutiques.
There’s a real buzz in the evenings, with visitors turning out to pack the restaurants and wine bars. To top it off, the whole thing is wrapped up in Kassandra’s signature olive groves, pine groves and wetlands, and sliced with hiking trails overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Flight time from the UK to Halkidiki is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Thessaloniki airport to Sani is approximately 50 minutes.
May to September is Halkidiki’s main beach-going season. Temperatures hover in the comfortable early- to mid-20s throughout the shoulder months (May and September), which are often good for fewer crowds and quieter hotels. Things start heating up in July and August, when the temperature can get into the early 30s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.