Upgraded Childcare in 2022

At the end of every successful season, our childcare team works through the winter to prepare new, exciting experiences for our Heroes Mini Clubs in a nurturing, safe environment. We are sharing some important service upgrades along with the news that our childcare provider, Worldwide Kids, has been replaced by our in-house team of experienced, qualified professionals, who will be taking over all Crèche, Kids and Teens Clubs.

Guests can easily book their childcare online via the Ikos website as part of the contactless guest experience, whilst our facilities are undergoing a redesign, with new equipment and features for children to explore, too. What’s more, evening events for kids have had a complete re-vamp and we look forward to sharing our new entertainment programme for 2022.

 

New Activities

Ikos Crèche activities are centered around the process of play, allowing each child to be curious and explore the awe and wonder of their imagination.

For our Heroes Club we have a variety of activities planned so each child can explore their superpowers and have hours of creative fun in each session, with a wealth of exciting themes including:

Eco Explorers –Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. A theme filled with sustainability activities and crafts that will inspire kids to take care of the planet every day, while exploring the nature around them

Carnivals and Celebrations – An exploration of destination-based traditions along with the sharing of traditions and cultures of all of our little guests.

Little Scientists – Helps children explore why and how things work, as they take part in experiments, get messy and have fun.

Arts & Crafts Factory – Inspired by all things kids love, giving them the opportunity to be arty and create their very own mini masterpieces

Little Chef – Using local fresh ingredients children will get to explore the basics of culinary expertise with our fun, simple cooking guide.

 

Qualified, caring professionals

Our Crèche team are trained in Early Years Education, and all Managers & Supervisors are fully qualified childcare professionals. We follow Ofsted UK ratios and our age groups remain the same:

Creche (for 4 to 23 months, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 4 years) with care ratios 1:3, 1:4 & 1:6 respectively

Heroes Kids Club (for 4 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years) with a care ratio of 1:8

 

Following the latest trends and best practices Ikos childcare includes:

  • Services that follow UK OFSTED guidelines
  • Caring staff with pre-season childcare training and First Aid
  • A multicultural team complete with DBS/police checks.
  • English as the main spoken language with Greek, German, Russian and French
  • Babysitting services where minders are trained, including basic principles of First Aid

 

Visit the Kids section at your chosen resort to find out more.

Ikos Andalusia vince il titolo di “Newcomer Luxury All Inclusive Resort Europe”

Aperto da maggio 2021, Ikos Andalusia è il primo resort di proprietà del gruppo Ikos aperto fuori dalla Grecia, sulla Costa del Sol spagnola. Ora, questo nuovissimo resort festeggia il suo primo premio ai Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards di quest’anno, con un riconoscimento speciale come “Newcomer Luxury All Inclusive Resort Europe”.

La Connoisseur Circle è una rivista di viaggi di lusso che ospita prestigiosi premi per l’industria alberghiera internazionale, selezionati da una giuria di esperti. Con un portafoglio di resort pluripremiati, questo ultimo riconoscimento di Ikos conferma il concept ineguagliabile e ridefinito delle vacanze all-inclusive che propone.

Il concept Infinite Lifestyle di Ikos, coniuga agilmente l’esperienza di una vacanza di lusso senza limiti con la spensieratezza e il comfort dell’All-Inclusive. Il concept include una varietà di attività ed esperienze all’interno del resort, come i menù curati da chef stellati Michelin nei sei ristoranti à la carte come pure una selezione di 300 etichette di vini internazionali e liquori di ottima qualità. Inoltre, gli ospiti sono anche incoraggiati a esplorare la destinazione che hanno scelto con la Mini Drive Adventure, godendosi la giornata con la propria Mini, cenando nei migliori ristoranti locali e accedendo ai musei locali, il tutto già incluso nel costo del soggiorno.

“Siamo tutti molto entusiasti di questo ambito premio attribuito a Ikos Andalusia. Questo premio dimostra come Ikos Resorts continui a crescere con efficienza e successo. Ikos Andalusia è il primo hotel del nostro gruppo fuori dalla Grecia e porta il premiato concept Infinite Lifestyle in Spagna”, spiega Oliver Braun, Direttore Regionale Vendite & Marketing (DACH).

Sebbene Ikos Andalusia sia l’hotel più recente nel portafoglio di Ikos Resorts, questo premio è un messaggio che arriva al momento giusto per i nostri ospiti e i dipendenti, a conferma del fatto che il livello del servizio e l’approccio alle vacanze di lusso spensierate sia della massima importanza per noi, fin dall’esordio. Ad Ikos Andalusia, dove balconi privati, giardini e piscine abbondano, oltre 400 camere e suite moderne elevano lo stile, il lusso e il comfort a nuovi incredibili livelli, mentre i tocchi di classe che contraddistinguono Ikos accompagnano ogni viaggio dei nostri ospiti.

IKOS OLIVIA NAMED TOP ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL IN THE WORLD

Ikos Resorts is delighted to announce that Ikos Olivia has taken home the award for Best All-Inclusive Hotel in the World at the 2021 TripAdvisor Annual Travellers Choice Awards. The exciting announcement, ranking Ikos Resorts as number one in the world for the fourth consecutive year, comes just as all five Ikos properties prepare to open on 17th May 2021.

Bestowed by the internationally acclaimed travel review website, the Travellers Choice Awards are based on reviews and feedback gathered from millions of travellers, and is one of the most meaningful recognitions of our guest experience.

Ikos Olivia is a family paradise, set on its own white sandy beach on the idyllic Halkidiki peninsula and surrounded by 22-acres of stunning, landscaped gardens. The resort has 142 rooms, four pools including a lagoon style pool with a swim up bar, a children’s club and crèche and a football academy.

Guests of Ikos Resorts can expect an immersive approach to each destination, whether it be through Ikos’ innovative ‘Dine Out’ experience allowing guests to dine at local Greek restaurants as part of their stay, or the Mini Drive Adventure giving guests complimentary use of a MINI Cooper for one full day of their stay in order to explore the local area. Those who stay with us can enjoy à la carte menus curated by Michelin starred chefs, 300 local and international wines selected by the Ikos Sommelier, beach waiter service, 24-hour room service, premium branded spirits in the mini bars, kids’ clubs and more, all as part of the all-inclusive offering.

Ikos Resorts is expanding its portfolio with the launch of its first property in Spain and fifth property in the world on 17th May 2021, Ikos Andalusia. The new hotel will reflect Ikos Resorts’ award-winning concept, allowing guests to experience the convenience and affordability of an all-inclusive offering paired with total indulgence. It will feature 411 elegantly appointed rooms, with private balconies, gardens, individual pools and panoramic sea views. Gastronomy highlights include an eclectic collection of cocktails created by Marian Beke, world renowned award-winning mixologist and owner of the acclaimed Gibson bar in Shoreditch.

All five properties will open under an all-tested promise, which ran successfully at Ikos Resorts last season, setting the new global standard for covid-safe holidays. As part of Ikos Resorts’ Infinite Care Protocol™, the all-tested promise means that all staff members will be tested for Covid-19 prior to the resort opening and will then undergo regular rapid antigen tests. A complimentary rapid antigen test will also be offered to all non-vaccinated domestic and international guests upon arrival, while international guests will be able to book various tests on site to meet their required travel specifications before departure.

REOPENING YOUR SAFE HOLIDAY HAVEN

As the new season approaches, we look forward to welcoming our guests for their long-awaited holidays at Ikos Resorts across Greece and in Spain, this year more than ever.

Following the UK government’s announcement stating the 17th of May as the earliest possible date for international travel, and the intent of both Greek and Spanish governments to welcome foreign visitors in May, Ikos Oceania, Ikos Dassia, Ikos Aria and Ikos Andalusia will reopen on May 17, 2021. Especially for those who are able to travel earlier, Ikos Olivia will open its doors on April 29, giving you the chance to enjoy the beloved Ikos Infinite Lifestyle.

With you as our top priority, our experienced team of Holiday Advisors are on hand with the following flexible options so that if your stay is affected by these travel restrictions, you can still go ahead with your holiday:

  1. Rearrange and stay at Ikos Olivia – transfer your booking and enjoy a stay at the beautiful Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, at the same rate as your existing booking, subject to availability. Valid for bookings with arrival dates from April 29th – May 16th
  2. Cancel your booking – cancel your booking and claim a full refund

To reconfirm or rearrange your booking contact us on reservations.ikos@ikosresorts.com or call +30 23741 10750 and our Holiday Advisors will walk you through your options.

Explore our luxurious world of infinite care:

Infinite Care Protocol – our commitment to a new level of safety and freedom
All-tested environment – our promise to provide on-site tests on arrival & on request
Health Care Expertise – best in class certified health protocol for confidence & comfort

Train with Legends: Bobby Zamora, Robbie Keane & Billy Wingrove

Enjoy exclusive world-class football coaching during your stay, with Bobby Zamora and Billy Wingrove taking over as head coaches at Ikos Andalusia this summer!

AN UPDATE ON OPENING DATES FOR IKOS OCEANIA

As we navigate the difficult challenge the coronavirus (COVID-19) presents us with during these rapidly changing times, the wellbeing of our guests and staff remains our priority. We are pleased to already be welcoming guests to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, having reopened its doors from 1st July.  During these trying times and in response to ongoing changing travel conditions, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the opening of Ikos Oceania, our second property in Halkidiki, to March 2021.

With you as our number one priority, we have adjusted our travel policies so that you can still go ahead with your holiday, with a range of flexible options for your booking:

1.         Transfer your stay to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, at no extra cost – Our Reservations Team (reservations@ikosresorts.com ) will instantly walk you through your options. This option is valid for stays up to 31st October 2020.

2.         To ensure your peace of mind and ease any concerns you may have about travelling during these challenging times, we are offering guests the option of  staying at any of the Ikos Resorts, valid for Season 2021. Bookings can easily be re-arranged by contacting our reservations team.

3.         Cancel your booking – To cancel your booking, contact our Reservations Department at reservations@ikosresorts.com   or call us on +30 23741 10750 for more information.

Ikos has just been awarded the title of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World for another year by TripAdvisor, with Ikos Dassia in 1st place and Ikos Olivia in 2nd. We remain committed to providing our guests with premium service and travel planning flexibility during this constantly evolving situation. For more information on existing or potential bookings or to cancel your booking, please contact our Reservations Department directly at reservations@ikosresorts.com  where our team will be delighted to walk you through your accommodation options.

IKOS ANDALUSIA APERTURA POSTICIPATA AL 2021

Gentile ospite,

Affrontando la difficile sfida che il coronavirus (COVID-19) ci continua a presentare durante questi tempi in rapida evoluzione, il benessere dei nostri ospiti e del personale rimane la nostra priorità.

Fino a qualche settimana fa, le condizioni di pandemia avevano raggiunto un livello in cui i paesi erano nuovamente in grado riaprire le frontiere in seguito al lockdown, consentendo di riprendere i viaggi verso la maggior parte delle destinazioni.

L’imponente costruzione di Ikos Andalusia è stata completata in anticipo e le procedure operative completate per l’apertura del 1 settembre.

Il risultato è davvero sorprendente e stavamo aspettando con impazienza di dare il benvenuto ai nostri ospiti in questo eccezionale nuovo resort Ikos.

Avremmo il piacere di invitarti ad un’anteprima della nuova proprietà incredibilmente chic.

Tuttavia, durante le ultime settimane, le infezioni in Spagna sono progressivamente aumentate, raggiungendo il numero giornaliero più alto di casi registrati da maggio, con il timore crescente dello sviluppo di una seconda ondata imminente.

Sulla base dell’attuale valutazione dell’aumento dei rischi COVID-19, l’Ufficio Foreign & Commonwealth UK (FCO) ha recentemente sconsigliato tutti i viaggi non essenziali verso la Spagna continentale a partire dal 26 luglio ed ha stabilito che i rientri in patria sono soggetti ad un conseguente 14 giorni di autoisolamento. Altri paesi hanno inoltre introdotto restrizioni ed avvertenze di viaggio, simili per tutto il paese o per parti di esso.

Alla luce di questi recenti sviluppi, siamo sempre piu’ preoccupati per l’apertura cosi’ in ritardo nella stagione e di mettere in pericolo i nostri ospiti e il nostro personale. Pertanto, in linea con la guida dell’FCO e di altri Uffici Esteri, nell’ambito del nostro impegno a proteggere la salute di tutti i soggetti coinvolti, abbiamo preso la difficile decisione di rinviare l’apertura del nuovo Ikos Andalusia da settembre 2020 ad Aprile 2021.

Ikos è stato nuovamente insignito quest’anno del titolo di Best All-Inclusive Resorts nel mondo da TripAdvisor, con Ikos Dassia al 1 ° posto e Ikos Olivia al 2 °. Rimaniamo impegnati nel fornire ai nostri ospiti un servizio premium, flessibilità nella ripianificazione dei loro viaggi, durante questa situazione che continua ad essere in continua evoluzione.

Abbiamo inoltre aggiornato le nostre politiche di cancellazione offrendo una gamma di opzioni flessibili per riorganizzare il vostro soggiorno in modo che possiate continuare la vostra vacanza quest’estate.

Per ulteriori informazioni su prenotazioni esistenti o future o per annullare la prenotazione, si prega di contattare il nostro ufficio prenotazioni direttamente su reservations@ikosresorts.com dove il nostro team vi guiderà attraverso le diverse opzioni.

Ogni volta che sceglierai di visitarci nella splendida Ikos Andalusia, saremo felici di darvi il benvenuto con lo stile di vita di Marbella ed offrirvi l’ospitalità unica di Ikos Resorts

Distinti saluti,

Luis Herault
CEO
IKOS IBERIA

AN UPDATE ON 2020 REOPENING DATES FOR IKOS RESORTS

Ikos Resorts is now open with Ikos Olivia, welcoming guests to an exclusive, safe holiday haven. The opening of Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki is postponed from September 2020 to March 2021, while Ikos Dassia in Corfu and Ikos Aria in Kos will remain closed for the 2020 season, reopening in April 2021. Due to travel regulations in Spain, our new property Ikos Andalusia, despite being fully ready to operate, will open its doors for the first time in April 2021. Find out more about your booking options for Ikos Andalusia  here

As we look to the future of travel and upcoming holidays, we would like to provide our guests with an update on the reopening dates for all five of our luxury all-inclusive hotels for the 2020 Season.

We are excited to have already started welcoming guests back to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, having reopened its doors from 1st July. Due to travel regulations in Spain, our new property Ikos Andalusia, despite being fully ready to operate, will open its doors for the first time in April 2021, while the opening date for Ikos Oceania has been postponed to March 2021. Guests booked to stay in Ikos Oceania can easily rearrange their stay with us at Ikos Olivia, at no extra charge. Alternatively, they can postpone their holiday for 2021.

Concerning the rest of Ikos properties in Greece, faced with these unprecedented times and the ongoing force majeure situation, Ikos Dassia in Corfu and Ikos Aria in Kos will remain closed for the 2020 season, reopening in April 2021. The decision has been made considering the reduction in air travel to the Greek islands, as well as the current local regulations and infrastructure to support our best in-class protocols.

With our guests remaining the number one priority, we hope this update will give everyone peace of mind by providing the latest information and offering a range of flexible options for rearranging their stay. Ikos Resorts will cover the difference for any flight changes (of the same class and airline) while guests with existing bookings for Ikos Dassia, Ikos Aria and Ikos Andalusia in 2020 can easily rearrange their stay with us at Ikos Olivia, at no extra charge. Alternatively, they can postpone their holiday for 2021.

Ikos Resorts are welcoming guests under the protection of the new Infinite Care Protocol™, which incorporates best in-class health and safety measures such as testing on arrival, a touchless guest journey using digital services, and round-the-clock medical support, all certified with the TUV Austria Covid shield. Combined with the resorts’ expansive open spaces and high-end touches, we have created a safe environment for all our guests to enjoy without compromising on the overall luxury experience.

Whether it be in 2020 or 2021, we look forward to welcoming all guests back to our leading, luxury all-inclusive resorts once again; a world of safety and freedom with the new Infinite Care Protocol in place, surrounded by over 20 acres of elegant and airy spaces for all to enjoy.

Learn more about the Ikos Infinite Care Protocol™ & the Hotel Operations here:  https://ikosresorts.com/the-ikos-world-of-safety-freedom

Please contact us on 0030 2374110750 and reservations@ikosresorts.com if you have any questions.