Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Porto Heli, Greece
Set on a bay at the southern tip of the Argolis Peninsula in the Peloponnese, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli features 66 rooms that serve up clear views of the Argolic Gulf and its striking sunsets. Less than a three-hour drive from Athens airport — meaning guests aren’t constrained by ferry or domestic flight schedules — this part of Greece attracts the country’s movers and shakers, business titans and glitterati, who come to their villas or on their luxury yachts as much for Porto Heli’s stunning location as Nikki Beach’s electric atmosphere.
Accommodations, divided between rooms, suites, and villas, come with balconies, patios, private terraces, and some have private pools or Jacuzzis; all have a clean, whitewashed palette with splashes of color that reflect the coastal location. Dining options include the new, upscale Italian trattoria La Dolce Vita that pops up poolside each night, where handcrafted Italian specialties and artisanal Neapolitan pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven accompany a selection of fine Tuscan wines. Elsewhere, gourmands will enjoy the all-day Beach Club and rooftop tapas, cocktails and sublime sunsets over Porto Heli bay at Qurio Restaurant.
Visitors that want to feed the soul can work out at the Fitness Centre, swim laps in the infinity-edge pool, and enjoy ancient Greek massage therapies at Nikki Spa. A variety of sporting options also includes biking, kite surfing, hiking and kayaking in the Mediterranean’s famously crystal-clear water.