Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, Crete This design hotel opens for its first full season this month in the traditional village of Plaka, with 74 rooms, suites and villas – all with private plunge pools – plus a string of nearby activities including diving, hiking and climbing.

MarBella Elix, Parga The newest addition to the MarBella Collection is set to open later this month with a focus on family fun, including walks with a resident nature guide, kayaking around the Karavostasi coast, sailing lessons and cycling.

Kalesma Mykonos Opening on April 29, this boutique resort (pictured), designed like a traditional island village, promises a high-end stay with gourmet dining, private concierge experiences and 25 whitewashed suites and villas overlooking Ornos Bay.

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National Gallery will be officially opened on April 24

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Beach cabana, Danai Resort; Villa Alexander, Kefalonia; Quayside Village, Corfu; Louis Althea Kalamies Luxury Villas, Cyprus

GROUPS Save: Quayside Village, Corfu Younger groups might not be your main demographic, but with ongoing uncertainty around travel, there’s a pool of potential customers out there seeking your expertise. So where should you suggest for the twentysomething crowd looking for a holiday on a shoestring? Jet2holidays recommends

Quayside Village, set on a gold- sand beach in party-loving Kavos and featuring a freshwater pool, 24-hour poolside bar and regular evening entertainment, including DJs and karaoke. The resort centre is a stone’s throw away and Corfu Town less than an hour, with its Venetian architecture, cobbled streets and patio tavernas. Book it: A week’s self-catering costs from £499 per person, flying from Manchester on July 6.

Spend: Louis Althea Kalamies Luxury Villas, Cyprus If clients want a slightly calmer

36 1 APRIL 2021 Fiscardo is home

to pastel-coloured houses, a pretty harbour and a maze of tavernas

stay, suggest this beachfront resort in Protaras, made up of three and four-bedroom luxury villas sleeping up to six or eight, each with their own private pool and sun deck. It’s a five-minute walk from the Pernera district, lined with cafes, tavernas and bars, while Ayia Napa is a 20-minute drive away and offers plenty of attractions for those wanting to live it up a little – not least Nissi Beach, famous for its day parties. Book it: A week starts at €566 per person, based on six sharing a three-bedroom villa in September or October, not including flights.

Splurge: Villa Alexander, Kefalonia For those wanting to up their game, GIC The Villa Collection recommends this standalone three-bedroom property on the northeastern tip of Kefalonia, which features a private pool and games area as well as its own jetty where guests can swim straight into the sea.

“Sailing enthusiasts can hire a boat and moor it from the private jetty, or guests can simply soak up the sunsets from one of the terraces,” says Chris Wright, managing director of Sunvil Group. “A relaxing walk takes you into the village of Fiscardo, home to pastel-coloured houses, a pretty harbour and a maze of tavernas and shops. The neighbouring Villa Nichola can also be booked, creating space for up to 14 people.” Book it: Seven nights costs from £1,332 per person based on six sharing, including flights from Gatwick and transfers on August 14.



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