Next spring, you’ll be able to stay at the new Mandarin Oriental that’s opening on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese
For the jetsetting traveller, vacations in Greece often mean a couple weeks on either Mykonos or Santorini. As a result, escaping to those islands can feel less like a getaway and more like a convention, depending on when you book a ticket. Come next spring, however, you’ll be able to broaden your horizons in the Mediterranean country with a stay at a new luxury hotel by Mandarin Oriental that’s opening on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese.
The beachfront resort will be the first from the five-star hotel group to open in Greece. Just 45 minutes from Kalamata International Airport, it will reside in Costa Navarino, an upscale development that’s home to multiple high-end hotels, two golf courses, a spa and thalassotherapy center, 20 dining outlets, recreational facilities and more.
The Mandarin Oriental resort itself will house a total of 99 guest rooms, which includes 48 pool villas; each will have its own outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. You’ll have access to a 1,500-square-metre wellness facility with an indoor-outdoor pool, as well as five restaurants and bars. Activities ranging from water sports to biking and rock-climbing will be also available to guests, or you can tee up on the signature golf courses designed by German pro golfer Bernhard Langer, Robert Trent Jones II and José María Olazábal.