Expert Review: Abaton Island Resort & Spa, Crete
Living the Dream in Greece. We take a look at the Abaton Island Resort & Spa. Crete’s latest luxury spa and wellness resort offering and the perfect spot for a short break or a longer adventure.
Imagine Greece and conjure up images of white-washed buildings set against cloudless blue skies, quaint fishing harbours with rustic tavernas, beautiful islands with sun-kissed beaches and a rich history that goes back 1,000s of years. Top that off with an average of 250 days of sun every year and it’s no surprise it’s one of the UK’s best-loved holiday destinations.
The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete boasts powder-soft, white sand beaches and world-class heritage sites. Abaton Island Resort & Spa is a low-lying, all-white building on the north coast of Crete. Bringing a new level of luxury to Crete, Abaton offers 152 rooms and nearly half of these have a private pool.
It’s a fabulous Greek labyrinth, where the white-cube structures lead down to the shore; and in the resort you’ll discover five restaurants to keep you busy. There are plenty of chances to make a splash: pools abound at Abaton, whether you opt for a room with a private Jacuzzi on the deck or retire to the curvy communal pool at the heart of the resort… its view is one of the best on the island, especially at sunset.
Whether it’s a short break or a week away, Abaton Island Resort is a fabulous choice. Much more an adult resort than for families it is located on a stretch of private coastline just a half hour drive from Heraklion airport.
You’ll find everything you love about Greece in one place; friendly locals, great food and stunning waters. A short walk away is the main town, the port of Hersonisos, where you can stretch your legs on a half hour walk and you’ll find shops, hidden beaches and all the gyros you can eat.
For food and drink, there are four restaurants in the resort, meaning you can try out something new each night. From WOW Steak and Sushi restaurant to Elemes Cretan Cuisine and for days off the sun loungers, the boutique ground-level spa uses Elemis products and offers five different treatment rooms, a gym, a luxury indoor pool and a steam room.
We guarantee you will leave Abaton Island Resort & Spa invigourated and wondering when you can return.