Parocks Luxury Hotel & Spa, a stunning new 5-star hotel nestled on the east coast of Paros, is getting ready to open its doors this summer.
A unique hideaway facing the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea, this peaceful retreat is located in Ambelas, only a few steps from a beautiful beach and close to the upbeat town of Naoussa- making it the perfect spot to experience all this beautiful Cycladic Island has to offer.
Parocks blends contemporary luxury with traditional Greek island architecture, allowing the rocky landscape- that meets the sea- to take centre stage.
A discreet colour palette of earthy tones, along with the wide use of natural materials define the interior design of Parocks, which is the work of leading Greek interior design firm Stones and Walls. Inspired by the natural surrounding environment, the clean lines and minimalist decor creates a feeling of peace and tranquillity.
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Parocks features five buildings that are spread across the property that also boasts a pool, spa and restaurant. The 19 rooms and 8 suites are ideal for unwinding after a full day exploring the island; with each one decorated in a soothing Cycladic style, they all come with a private outdoor dining area, pool, or jacuzzi.
The panoramic outdoor area of Parocks Restaurant is the perfect spot to have breakfast, lunch or dinner- with guests being served creative Greek and other Mediterranean dishes based on local ingredients. And for those in need of some extra pampering, the Parocks Spa features an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, treatment rooms and fitness facilities, offering a true oasis of rejuvenation and wellness for its guests.
The new W Escape Costa Navarino resort featuring 246 stylish rooms, suites and villas, as well as private pools, restaurants, a sunset bar and a beach club is set to open on the Navarino Waterfront in Messinia, this summer 2022.
Marriott International, Inc. on Thursday announced it has signed an agreement with TEMES S.A., a leading developer and operator in high-end tourism and real estate, to debut the W Hotels Worldwide brand in Greece with the opening of W Costa Navarino. Expected to open in summer 2022, W Costa Navarino is anticipated to mark the latest addition to the expanding W Escapes portfolio in Europe following locations in Spain, Switzerland and Portugal.
The new W Escape in Greece will be located on the Navarino Waterfront, the newest integrated resort of Costa Navarino. The 13-hectare beachfront destination is designed by renowned Greek architects, Tombazis and Associates Architects. W Costa Navarino’s design is inspired by the region’s traditional residential areas and is set to use local, natural materials such as stone, wood and reed. The distinctive interiors will be led by London-based MKV Design.
The Escape is expected to feature 246 stylish rooms, suites, and villas, many with private pools staged in the Bay of Navarino with stunning Ionian Sea views.
‘‘We are thrilled to build on our fantastic relationship with TEMES S.A. to open W Costa Navarino, strengthening MarriottInternational’s presence in this Mediterranean paradise,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “Joining our portfolio of coveted W Escapes around the world, W Costa Navarino will add a distinct take on modern luxury to Navarino Waterfront. We look forward to welcoming free-spirited travelers to this new luxury playground.”
The new resort will also feature five dining venues including a destination beach club overlooking a long sandy shore, designed by Athens-based K-Studio. The ‘Culinary Square’ is the hotel’s playful take on a deli food market- with individual outlets offering guests all-day dining options. Other planned amenities include a sunset bar and the signature W Living Room. Guests will also be able to enjoy experiences and dining at neighbouring venues in Costa Navarino; including the new Navarino Agora, an open marketplace with retail, street food, open-air cinema and exciting events throughout the day and night.
Tennis courts and a water sports hub are part of the vision for guests to enjoy at W Costa Navarino, along with access to the destination’s four signature golf courses and an array of outdoor programming including biking, hiking, rock-climbing and sailing.
Plan to escape the daily grind at Numo Ierapetra Beach Resort, an ultra-stylish seaside hotel in Crete that is set to make its grand debut in June.
Set on a beachfront and surrounded by lush greenery, this serene and sophisticated space is home to designer rooms and suites with an earthy palette and outdoor living spaces designed to help guests relax and unwind.
Numo Ierapetra Beach Resort boasts a secluded location, 10 minutes from the heart of Ierapetra and about 30 minutes drive from Heraklion Airport. Ierapetra is nestled along the southeastern coast of Crete and offers a laid-back small-town experience – perfect for those seeking peace and privacy on their next Greek island getaway. With Heraklion so close by you can easily explore the Palace of Knossos, the historic Church of Agios Minas, and the intriguing art and artifacts on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
Style & Character
In a sun-drenched, beachfront location surrounded by evergreen gardens, it is a luxury resort with earthy design touches and a serene ambiance. Private swimming pools and cozy terraces complete an intimate scene where relaxation and sophisticated design become one. At the same time, the cool vibes coming from the beach area add a light touch of excitement to the experience. With a thoughtful design that offers easy and enjoyable transitions between the bedrooms and the outdoor living areas; everything is designed to make guests relax. The warm, cozy atmosphere and carefully chosen interiors are combined with a natural colour scheme, finished with clean contemporary lines.
With sizes ranging from cozy to super spacious, all rooms feature furniture that’s relaxed and multipurpose, adding various clever touches to make the most of the space. Soft fabrics and tactile materials make all surfaces feel soft and inviting. Earthy and with a splash of freshness, the color palette was inspired by the light grey tones of the beach sand and the gentle greens of the native tamarisk trees that surround the neighborhood.
Food & Drinks
Sample a blend of Mediterranean flavours and modern innovation at Menoa restaurant, which celebrates its Cretan roots while serving artistic and creative dishes. The all-day restaurant Tamarisk offers fresh fish and premium meats, while those looking for a quick and light bite should head to Kafenè. There are also two bars, The Modern which is the lobby bar, and Mare Mare, the pool and beach bar, offering signature cocktails by the sea.
From relaxing, soul-soothing massages to invigorating beauty therapy sessions, the resort spa is ideal for those in need of some pampering. There is also an ultramodern outdoor gym, for hardcore training, as well as relaxed yoga sessions. There are also two pools- one for children and the other that’s adults only.
Anyone looking to spend days lazing on soft sands and topping up their tan, enjoying a memorable day of scuba diving, and getting to know Cretan cuisine across an array of seafront eateries. Also ideal for anyone in search of a relaxing base while they enjoy some adventure by car, foot, or bike. From the stunning vistas of Sarakina gorge to the endless green of Selakano forest and the turquoise waters of islet Chrissi, there’s a little something for everyone. Close by there are also Blue Flag-awarded beaches such as Agia Fotia, Koutsounari, and Ferma.