New Out-of-this-World Experiences in Greece

New Out-of-this-World Experiences in Greece

From catching a hot air balloon ride, sky diving, sailing on a luxury yacht, or relaxing in the largest and most spectacular thermae spa in Greece, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, has reopened for 2019 with a host of exciting new experiences and events. Located on the beautiful coastline of Halkidiki, mainland Greece, the five-star resort is guaranteed to delight families, couples, adventurers and wellness-seekers alike.

Guests can admire the aerial views of the Kassandra peninsula on an incredible hot air balloon ride overlooking the majestic Mount Olympus one way, and the legendary Mount Athos the other. The only resort in Northern Greece that now offers tours on land, sea and air, Miraggio also offers hot air balloon day trips to Thessaloniki and Meteora, and adventure-enthusiasts can try a once-in-a-lifetime skydiving experience. There are also a thrilling variety of cycling and hiking trails taking in the spectacular surrounding views; guests can explore the charming pine forests, navigate their way between low rise mountains to visit Paliouri village, before stopping at the historic St Nikolas Church to take in the picturesque views of the Toroneos Gulf.

For children – this resort is pure heaven. Home to a newly refurbished Kids Planet catering for children and teenagers from 4 months to 17-years-old, Miraggio offers an endless list of activities and quality facilities to keep tiny travellers entertained during their stay. As well as life-size animatronics from movie favourites, a new splash park, a football and tennis academy, archery and arts & crafts, the animation team can even organise a children’s yoga glass, mini Olympic Games, horse-riding lessons or a talent competition. New for 2019, Miraggio will also be hosting the dynamic ‘Miraggio On Ice’ shows for the first time in the Miraggio Park Theatre, where an enchanting production of figure skaters, acrobats and ballet dancers will put on a spectacular performance to entertain the whole family.

Boasting its own marina, luxury seekers are offered private yacht hire, sailing and cruising trips, for families and couples alike to enjoy time together on the open water. An experienced guide is on hand to direct towards the most beautiful spots for snorkelling and diving in the Mediterranean Sea, and to visit secluded Aegean beaches, small ports and even deserted islands. For those seeking a more action-packed itinerary, Miraggio can organise jet-skiing, water-skiing and SUP paddle boarding for an added boost of excitement, and new for 2019, Miraggio will even host its first half-marathon event, where guests can hallenge themselves to a picturesque run around the coast of Kassandra.

At the heart of the resort is Miraggio’s impressive Mythira Thermal Spa, a 3,000 square foot wellness centre with a unique combination of sea and thermal waters used throughout the spa, famous for their natural healing properties for both the body and mind. Offering recently launched 3-5 day, results driven wellness packages, guests can relax in the large thalassotherapy pool which is fed in directly from the Aegean Sea, reaching a heavenly temperature of 30degrees, before unwinding with tranquil treatments on packages such as the stress antidote or beauty revival. For the ultimate family bonding and relaxation journey, Miraggio even caters their stellar wellbeing offering to children, with special family packages and children’s spa treatments, especially designed for younger skin.

This year, as well as launching the luxury ‘Club Miraggio’ experience for guests in the most private part of the resort, the west wing, offering unparalleled sea views overlooking the Sithonia Peninsula, private pools and a personalised concierge service, Miraggio will also be transforming the resorts culinary offerings in a unique collaboration with Greek celebrity chef, Dina Nikolaou. With a focus on creating healthy yet indulgent options through traditional Grecian cooking methods, Nikolaou will create new, delectable menus in each of the cosmopolitan restaurants and offer interactive experiences, such as culinary master classes and video cooking presentations.