Be Pampered at a Greek Island Spa Escape

21 May 2013

Greece features one of the world's most idyllic island destinations. When visiting this stunning region, you can pretend that you're a Greek god or goddess by spoiling yourself with an appointment at a thalassotherapy spa retreat. With spectacular views and superb treatments, the best spas in the Greek Islands offer pampering and healing inspired by the sea; health and wellness experiences that you'll struggle to find anywhere else in the world.

Here we share our top spa escapes in the Greek Islands.

 Santorini

Porte Zante, Zakynthos
Porte Zante, located on Zakynthos, is the ultimate Greek Island spa escape. An extensive service menu offers more than twenty traditional and innovative treatments, including wraps, facials and scrubs, using products made from natural ingredients derived from organically grown local plants. If you're having trouble choosing, trust Porte Zante's Spa Professionals to design a series of bespoke treatments. Using the best bodywork, Greek herbs and water-based spa therapy, your specially tailored retreat will have you looking and feeling sensational.

Kinsterna Spa, Peloponnese
Kinsterna Spa's reputation precedes a visit there; it's exquisite and if not for the latest spa technology and wellness treatments on offer, you could fool yourself into thinking you've travelled back in time. Located in the fortress village of Monemvasia in the southern Pelopponese, Kinsterna Spa is designed to bring you to the source of its ancient energy, derived from the eternal spring from which the property gets its name. Under the glorious Greek sunshine in a specially designed outdoor therapy space, enjoy a purifying steam bath infused with aromatic oils, and in your private treatment room, try a soul-restoring facial, body treatment and massage.

Myconian Imperial Resort and Thalasso Spa Center
Located in a secluded area of Elia Beach on Mykonos, The Myconian Imperial Mykonas Thalasso Spa Center is pure indulgence, a sanctuary of harmony and deep healing; the ultimate in pampering and personal renewal. Enjoy an elegant escape here, with treatment options that include detoxifying and relaxing body wraps and massage, a colour therapy hydro massage bath, and Kraxenstove herbal steam therapy.

Kirini A. SPA, Santorini
The A. SPA at Kirini Hotel offers a pampering and personal wellness experience like no other. Built into the famous Oia cliffs on Santorini, A. SPA boasts an array of magnificent treatments to help you relax, rejuvenate and return home re-inspired and ready for anything. Book a two-day package and if you're travelling with someone special be sure to include Couples Interludes.

The Majestic Hotel Beauty Hall, Santorini
In Fira, Santorini, find The Majestic Hotel and its Beauty Hall, featuring five-star facilities that include a sauna and a Turkish bath, and world-class health and wellness treatments including Vitamin C, Chocolate and Caviar Therapy. Take as much time as you need in a relaxing, hydrating spa that uses Dead Sea salts and aromatic essences in an invigorating Thalassotherapy treatment you'll want to Tweet about.

Xanthe Coward

Xanthe's favourite travel destinations are the Greek Islands, Indonesia, Fiji and Vanuatu. With a background in performing arts, fine food, wine and good times, Xanthe enjoys travel that brings her close to the locals and their leisure activities. Being a theatre reviewer means that Xanthe will always do dinner and a show before checking out the late night city scene and still be up early to find the markets and a decent pot of chai.