One Greek Hotel Appears In Forbes Travel Guide’s 34 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2023

One&Only Kéa Island Greece

Forbes Travel Guide’s most anticipated hotel openings for 2023 list has just been published, and only one Greek Hotel is on it.

One&Only Kéa Island, Greece

Tucked along 160 beachfront acres in Kea, the closest Cycladic island to Athens, this dreamy hideaway will promise privacy with a cliffside location and only 75 villas, each with a pool, terrace, courtyard and fireplace. To emerge from your chic cocoon, visit the beach club or venture out on a sailing, diving or snorkelling excursion.

Kerzner’s second European resort, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece, opens July 1st 2023, with rates from 2,700 euros per night, including breakfast and taxes.

One&Only Kéa Island is developed by Dolphin Capital Partners, who own Amanzoe (Aman Resorts) and  Nikki Beach Porto Heli Resort.

Situated in a 60-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kéa Island, the ultra-luxury development on the Aegean Sea will encompass 75 resort villas and a limited number of One&Only Private Homes for purchase. One&Only Kéa Island will be the second One&Only resort in Europe following the opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2020.

OneOnly Kea Island Greece
One&Only Kéa Island Greece

Designed with a contemporary Greek elegance by Heah&Co., the resort will celebrate the natural setting of the Cyclades and honour the country’s rich culture and traditions. The project is being developed in Vroskopos Bay in the northwest part of the island. The One&Only Kea Island resort and Private Home community will be built in a style reminiscent of a Greek amphitheatre.

One&Only is opening a second luxury resort in Greece, on the coastline of Athens, One&Only Aesthesis. The new luxury resort is being developed by Grivalia Hospitality. The property is designed by MUZA Lab, A6Architects and k-studio, with the landscaping of AUDO. The new-built resort will feature 127 luxurious rooms, suites and villas.

Kea Island, also known as Tzia, is a beautiful and peaceful island in the Cyclades archipelago of Greece.

Here are ten things you can do while visiting Kea Island:

  1. Explore the beaches: Kea Island has several beautiful beaches, including Otzias, Koundouros, and Spathi. Spend a day lounging in the sun and swimming in crystal-clear waters.
  2. Visit the Lion of Kea: The Lion of Kea is an ancient statue carved out of stone that dates back to the 6th century BC. It is one of the most significant landmarks on the island.
  3. Hiking: Kea Island has a variety of trails that offer breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The most popular trail is the hike to Karthaia, where you can see an ancient temple and an abandoned village.
  4. Visit the Chora: The Chora is the main town on the island and has a beautiful mix of Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Take a stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy the charming atmosphere.
  5. Discover the island's history: Kea Island has a rich history, and there are several archaeological sites to visit, including the Temple of Athena, the prehistoric settlement of Agia Irini, and the ancient city of Karthaia.
  6. Taste the local cuisine: Kea Island is famous for its delicious local cuisine, including fresh seafood, grilled meat, and traditional Greek dishes. Try the local delicacies at one of the island's many restaurants.
  7. Go scuba diving: The waters around Kea Island are perfect for diving, with various sea life to discover. Several diving centres on the island offer lessons and guided dives.
  8. Visit the Kastro: The Kastro is an ancient fortress built in the 13th century to protect the island from pirates. It offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding area.
  9. Attend a local festival: Kea Island hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Panagia Kastriani festival in August, which celebrates the island's patron saint.
  10. Take a boat tour: Explore the island's coastline and nearby islands on a boat tour. You can hire a boat or join a time to visit secluded beaches and hidden coves.

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