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Refurbished Luxury Hotel, Cora Hotel and Spa, Opens in Halkidiki, Greece, in May

Refurbished Luxury Hotel, Cora Hotel and Spa, Opens in Halkidiki, Greece, in May

Five-star property, Cora Hotel & Spa, is opening its doors in Halkidiki (mainland Greece) on 1 May 2024.  The hotel will be repositioned as one of Halkidiki’s most desirable properties, featuring 181 luxury rooms, two outdoor pools, a secluded private beach and a spa centre; and will provide a sanctuary of tranquillity for those looking for a rejuvenating escape in North Greece coastline.

The Cora Hotel & Spa was totally refurbished in 2023 and is now managed by SWOT Hospitality. Inspired by the Greek word from which it takes its name, Cora Hotel & Spa encloses in its “core” all the profound spiritual heritage of the region. Rooted in the birthplace of the ancient philosopher Aristotle, the new property pays homage to his ground-breaking contributions, which form the core of a significant portion of philosophy and science.

Halkidiki, in northern region of Greece, is a Greek destination famous for its great beaches, with silky sand and clear turquoise sea waters. Perched atop a hill Cora Hotel & Spa is located just moments away from the picturesque village of Afitos – and a mere 40 minutes’ drive from Thessaloniki International Airport, the main gateway for UK travellers. The property is surrounded by lush landscapes and crystalline waters and offers stunning views overlooking the Kassandra Gulf.

The architecture of Cora Hotel & Spa showcases refinement, where modern comfort seamlessly intertwines with a deep appreciation for local heritage. The exterior, marked by narrow windows and using earthy tones, pays homage to the area’s legacy, drawing inspiration from local monasteries and Byzantine arches. The interior features a contemporary aesthetic that flawlessly merges luxury and functionality.



Cora Hotel & Spa boasts 181 luxury rooms and suites with balconies or terraces, split into two distinct areas: one catering for adults and another for families (with children over 12 years old). 34 of those rooms feature private pools and a further 14 have shared pools with sea or forest views. Rooms also have luxurious amenities and daily maid and turndown services.


The 5-star hotel features four dining options and three bars. The main buffet restaurant offers both modern Mediterranean and Greek dishes; a Greek Tavern serving modern Japanese with a Mediterranean twist; an Italian restaurant; and a Food Truck offering cocktails and refreshments. Cora Hotel & Spa’s acclaimed head is George Stylianoudakis, known for his mastery in modern Greek cuisine.

The hotel’s bars are conveniently located across the property, including by the by the pool and within the infinity pool, where guests can have signature cocktails or bites on a trendy floating tray.


Whether it’s food, wine, sightseeing or adventure, guests have a wide variety of experiences to choose from. Some popular options include the on-site Cocktails Masterclass – where seasoned mixologists will guide guests through the nuances of crafting the perfect drink; Wine Tasting and Olive Tasting sessions – offering a sensory journey into the diverse flavours of the region; and hands-on Cooking Lessons – ideal for those who wish to discover the secrets of Greek cuisine.

Other experiences include full-day Fishing Cruises; sightseeing tours of the charming Afitos village; trekking excursions; winery visits and Sunset Boat Trips.


The spa at Cora Hotel & Spa stands as a sanctuary of tranquillity and rejuvenation, promising an exceptional experience, with its own garden and exceptional sea views.  Featuring a sauna, hammam (Turkish bath), three treatment rooms and a pool bathed in natural light, the spa stands out by its meticulously designed treatments, crafted to immerse the inner soul in profound relaxation and to provide an unparalleled retreat for the mind, body, and spirit.

The property offers a state-of-the-art gym and a wide range of other sporting activities.  There are also activities specially for teens at the Teens Club, such as billiards, beach soccer, cooking lessons etc.

Cora Hotel & Spa offers B&B, half board and all-inclusive packages to cater for all guests.

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