Nestled in a small village of Pefkohori on the Halkidiki peninsula, Xenios Port Marina Hotel entices sporty holidaymakers with an Olympic-size outdoor pool and other sport facilities. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and come with a balcony, a private bathroom, a fridge and a TV set.
Located right by a sandy beach in Agia Marina, a short drive from Chania on the island of Crete, the four-star Santa Marina Beach Hotel boasts a rich entertainment offer and two pools. Guests can unwind in elegant, contemporary, air-conditioned and soundproofed bedrooms with single or double beds, kitted out with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The on-site restaurant offers a rich choice of Greek and international dishes.
Perched on a sloping, forested seashore, right by the beach, Labranda Mares Marmaris hotel enchants visitors with fabulous views of the coast that can be enjoyed from both the terraces and the guest rooms. The airy, air-conditioned bedrooms boast large balconies, seating areas and LCD TVs with satellite channels. With multiple on-site restaurants available, holidaymakers can choose from a wide variety of international cuisines.
Groupon’s Guide to Crete
A bundle of mythology, Hellenic culture and history are unveiled on this Mediterranean island, making Crete an iconic figure of Greek civilisation. Travellers may walk the footsteps of ancient Minoans by visiting the ruins of architectural landmarks such as Knossos Palace, Malia or Phaistos.
For an insight into the depth of the island’s sapphire waters, guests may arrange a scuba trip to one of the diving locations unveiling the diversity of the marine life. Ramblers may take to the coastal walking routes and gorge scrambles spread across this island or soak up the sun on Crete’s famous Stavros beach. Tourists may experience a blend of rich history and culture portrayed in traditional cuisine, and bars that buzz long into the night. Guests may also visit the Milatos Cave where a small chapel and an ossuary may be admired, while the Arkadi monastery reminds of the customs of former generations.
Groupon’s Guide to Halkidiki
Situated in northern Greece, Halkidiki tempts travellers with vividly green Mediterranean forests that give way to sandy beaches in sheltered bays. Boasting views of unspoilt coastline and golden sunlight reflected in the turquoise waters, the region makes for a dream-like holiday destination.
History enthusiasts may head to Stageira, known as the birthplace of Aristotle, or to Olynthus, where well-preserved mosaic floors can be admired. In Kassandra, numerous bars and nightclubs await all those who wish to indulge in vivid nightlife, whilst a variety of tavernas caters for appetites with the gems of local cuisine.
Weather in Halkidiki reaches its peak in summer, when June, July and August see an average temperature of 25°C. Both autumn and spring are still popular with tourists, due to the temperatures around 20°C on average and still pleasantly warm sea. November sees the drop in the temperature to below 10°C that lasts until March when spring starts to take a turn for the better from the cold, rainy and dark winter months.
Groupon’s Guide to Marmaris
Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea in Southwestern Turkey, Marmaris is a recreational resort boasting lush vegetation and a mountainous backdrop that intermingles with the seaside landscape. Alluring sightseers with pine covered hilltops and the spread of the azure sea, this region is a convenient spot to soak up the sun and salty air.
Tourists may admire local heritage at Marmaris Castle, a 16th century focal point for battle, now displaying historic exhibits, while hikers may marvel at panoramic views from Marmaris Mountains. In the harbour, guests may enjoy a short cruise and try out local cuisine including fresh sea fruit, at one of the many traditional restaurants. Specific souvenirs may be bought from chic boutiques and bazaars, while further entertainment may be found on Marmaris Bar Street, at one of the many nightclubs.