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Visiting Peloponnesus

    LOVE FOR GREECE IS AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE; LOVE FOR THE PELOPONNESUS IS EVEN TRONGER. THIS FEELING IS BORN IN THE HEART AND NOT IN THE MIND. AND IT ARISES FROM A SPECIAL MOOD THAT HITS EVERY GUEST OF MANDOLA ROSA SUITES & VILLAS

     

    Peloponnesus is the southernmost part of Greece, only connected to the continent via the Isthmus of Corinth land bridge. Were it not for this thin strip of land, Peloponnesus would have been the biggest island in Greece. However, even as it stands it has plenty of charm. It’s in the open spaces not worn out by tourists, fresh breeze, the delightful air of the sacred Olympus, a special sunny aroma of pines, the kind that only grow here, the cleanest sea and longest beaches… The quintessence of Peloponnesus charms is concentrated in one place on the peninsula, on the coast of the Ionic sea, in Mandola Rosa Suites & Villas boutique hotel that is just 45 minutes by car from Araxos airport.

    Well-organised space, natural attractions, great service and comfort, giving the holiday unique selling points and unforgettable features are typical for all Grecotel properties. But it seems that in Mandola Rosa the hoteliers achieved a new level of impact, making elegance, lightness and classic lines its cornerstone. Everyone who comes to the hotel immediately feels nobility and inoffensive elegance of the design. The thing is, Mandola Rosa residence was conceived as a place where the charm of Mediterranean resorts from 1920s is reborn.

    Marble columns, galleries, seaside terraces, the wide front staircase of the main building, marble sculptures, vases, collectible interior design objects and antiques emphasise the calmness and serenity of the resort, and set the tone for a relaxed holiday. The one that provides sweet sleep in a cosy suite or an exclusive villa, sunbathing by a private pool, relaxation on a beach in a personal shack, swimming in the sea that turns women into Aphrodites and tanned gentlemen into dolphins that escort them. A holiday in Mandola Rosa also promises lazy walks or healthy runs along the paths of the hotel’s park while breathing the invigorating air, late breakfasts on the terrace with a sea view that takes the breath away, lunches on the shore with seafood, cheese and olives… The latter tend to turn into long dinners in the Cap Voyage restaurant. Its haute and incredibly fresh cuisine goes well with a glass of wine, capable of competing with the most famous vintages in the world. By the way, because Mandola Rosa is part of the massive Olympia Riviera Resort that includes three hotels, 15 bars and restaurants, the opportunities for foodies are truly endless.

    It is one way to describe Elixir thalassotherapy centre, whose main power is the sea. Built like an antique temple, it united ancient Greek healing methods, authentic Ayurveda procedures and the latest techniques. Swimming pools, hydro massage chairs, saunas, massage cabinets allow the guests to leave their stresses behind and restore their vitality.

    They will definitely not be bored in Mandola Rosa. This year the hoteliers came up with new programmes for children and their parents: Fashion Academy, Learn English on Holiday that has separate groups for children and adults, Arsenal Football Club school with a professional British coach, Learn to Dance Easily. All these programmes achieve a predictable result — the children are happy and the parents are content.

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