Ikos to open a second property on Corfu

Ikos Resorts have announced plans to expand its luxury offering with a second property on Corfu Island – Ikos Odisia – slated to open in May 2023 as a sophisticated beachfront escape where architecture and aesthetics blend harmoniously with nature, embodying the brand’s signature luxury essence…

Ikos Odisia seen from above

Ikos Resorts has announced the sixth addition to its luxury all-inclusive portfolio, with the opening of Ikos Odisia in Corfu scheduled for Q2 of 2023. The second Ikos to open on the Greek island, Ikos Odisia sits in an iconic location, protected in a secluded bay across from Ikos Dassia. Designed by Nimand Architects, the new Ikos Odisia is gracefully elevated for dramatic views and landscaped vistas across the Ionian Sea.

Surrounded by fragrant woodland, the serene resort boasts 395 guestrooms, suites, bungalows, and villas, each thoughtfully designed for couples and families of all sizes. Sprinkled invitingly across 60 acres and blending harmoniously into the lush natural surroundings, Ikos Odisia will welcome guests to elegant ambience on the water’s edge, combining relaxed beach life with luxury, chic interiors. The five-star property will welcome the outdoors in, taking full advantage of the unspoiled nature surrounding the resort. Those looking for the ultimate Ikos experience can opt for the exclusive Deluxe Collection Suites, in an unrivalled area of the resort with tailored pre-arrival planning via a personal concierge and a range of benefits.

bungalow suite at Ikos Odisia with a riot of bouganvilla framing the seaview

Image credit: Ikos Resorts

Guests at the new Ikos Odisia can look forward to the group’s award winning all-inclusive Infinite Lifestyle concept, bringing next level relaxation to virtually every element of a holiday, with menus created by Michelin-star chefs, signature spa experiences by Anne Semonin Paris and 24-hour room service. Also included as part of their stay, guests can enjoy dining out at select local restaurants, including a tempting option on Vidos Island, only accessible by private boat.

The resort will have five a la carte restaurants, with menus created by Michelin-star chefs offering flavours from Greece, Italy, Peru and Asia, as well as a Mediterranean buffet-style restaurant. Creative signature cocktails and a choice of 300 international and local wines will be served by Ikos sommeliers and expert mixologists at the hotel’s indoor and outdoor bars, which offer a venue for every occasion- from laid-back beach bars to elegant live music settings. Taking full advantage of the resort’s elevated location, Ikos Odisia’s exclusive new dining venue, The View Lounge, welcomes guests to incredible views across the Ionian and will serve cocktails, light snacks, and a full dinner menu celebrating a fusion of Peruvian cuisine.

The resort will offer ten heated outdoor and indoor pools, including kids and adults-only pools, as well as a 420m white sandy beach framed by fragrant pines, citrus groves and olive trees, and overlooking crystal-clear waters. A beach waiter service serving food and beverage and 30 minutes free childcare on the beach for kids over the age of four will also be on offer. Those looking to keep active while on holiday can enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness centre or enjoy the range of sports facilities and activities from tennis to canoeing, mountain biking or windsurfing. The Ikos Spa offers unrivalled views of the Ionian Sea, the ideal backdrop for a luxurious signature treatment, with beauty products by Anne Semonin Paris.

As with all Ikos properties, Ikos Odisia will support the local community to have a positive impact on Corfu island’s economy and the destination overall, one of the most cosmopolitan and attractive destinations in Greece. The resort will collaborate with local suppliers and generate 700 new jobs, with at least half the positions filled by locals. Ikos Odisia will also establish sustainable hotel operations under the Ikos Green programme, including being carbon neutral and implementing zero waste initiatives.

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