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Greek Retreats: Eagles Palace, Halkidiki

24/02/2016 12:21 GMT | Updated 20/02/2017 10:12 GMT

Perched on the stunning 'third finger' coastline of Halkidiki in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Athos, Eagles Palace, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the world, is a boutique resort spanning a golden beach with a majestic mountainous backdrop. Surrounded by manicured gardens, lavender, pine and olive groves and pretty courtyards there's a cool and tranquil vibe throughout the resort. The two hour drive from Thasseloniki airport takes you through stunning countryside, coastal and mountainous roads - a truly breathtaking journey.

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The Rooms

161 rooms, suites and pool suites scatter the resort with most offering panoramic sea views. The uber-luxe pool suites offer complete privacy and direct access to the beach.

Decor is a mix of traditional Greek and sleek contemporary - azure blues and crisp whites. All rooms offer a good selection of products for an in room pamper from luxury Greek brand Apivita.

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The Spa by Elemis

The spa sits in the basement of the hotel, relaxing music is piped throughout the spa creating a serene haven. Spa facilities include indoor and outdoor thalassotherapy, heated stone beds, colour therapy steam, sauna jacuzzi and a nail bar.

Spa Products: Elemis, Apivita, OPI.

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The Treatments

Elemis S.O.S. Purifying Facial

A purifying face and eye treatment which helps to absorb excess sebum, deep cleanse the skin and rebalance oil control. Lymphatic draining massage techniques are followed by a Japanese Sulphur Mask which contains Vita-C Booster Serum to help calm irritation.

The treatment includes a relaxing hand and arm massage and a blissful de-stress scalp treatment.

Elemis Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap

The treatment begins with a warm seaweed body mask containing essential marine oils. The active ingredients work as the foil body wrap activates heat. The treatment includes a soothing face and scalp massage. Skin is left detoxed and silky smooth.

Other Treatments Include: Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone & Deep Tissue Massage, Shellac Manicures, Skin Specific Facials.

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Activities

Personal training, yoga, pilates, water sports, kid's club.

To Eat

Pre-dinner drinks and canapés at the cocktail bar with a fabulous Tiki menu - try the delicious prickly pear margarita. Greek fine dining at Kamares boasts outdoor seating and panoramic sea views. There's also a great buffet serving greek and mediterranean cuisine and a cafe for cappuccinos, salads and snacks.

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Don't Miss

A trip to Ouranapolis the nearby fishing village with working Monasteries - the resort offers a complimentary bus 4 times a day.

The Deal

Inspired Luxury Escapes offer 7nights in April from £569pp. This includes flights, 7-nights accommodation at Eagles Palace & Private Transfers. http://www.inspiredluxuryescapes.com