The recent addition of the Ydor Hotel & Spa on the enchanting Cycladic Island of Kea was the perfect occasion to invite renowned journalists and content creators to experience the redefined hospitality of the Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection. We are proud to create immersive experiences that blend tranquility with unparalleled comfort. Known for its unique locations, Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection found a perfect match in Kea, a hidden gem with stunning Cycladic beauty and convenient proximity to Athens.

A Warm Welcome

Our journey began with a short trip on private Sandglass boats from Lavrio to Kea Island. The sparkling Aegean Sea, under a clear blue sky, greeted us, and as we approached Kea, the island’s unique charm and inviting coastline painted a perfect picture of paradise. Upon arrival, journalists were warmly greeted with Sandglass cocktails expertly crafted by our mixologist.

Exploring Ydor Hotel & Spa

Guests were guided by the Sandglass team on tours of the hotel, discovering its 24 elegantly designed rooms and suites, each with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea. The rooms, adorned with modern yet cozy décor, offered a serene retreat. The mini splash pools shimmered under the sun, and the state-of-the-art Cyrene Spa promised rejuvenation. Some indulged in our signature massage treatments, feeling the stress melt away under skilled hands.

Culinary Delights

Our culinary journey captivated everyone with exquisite Japanese flavors during a delightful lunch next to our infinity pool.  The live jazz band added to the relaxing atmosphere with their soothing tunes. Attendees enjoyed our signature cocktails, each inspired by our boutique hotels in Greece: Ydor Passion, Elounda Sunrise, Are You Iconic, Porto Kea Breeze, and Adytum Vibes.

Island Explorations and Waterfront Relaxation

Beyond the hotel, some guests ventured to Kea’s pristine beaches. A visit to the historic Monastery of Panagia Kastriani provided a glimpse into the island’s rich past. Meanwhile, the sun-drenched poolside, with its inviting loungers and refreshing Sandglass drinks, became a favorite spot for many.

Afternoon Celebrations

In the afternoon, excitement filled the air as we hosted a draw, with one lucky guest winning a two-night stay at any of our carefully curated Hotels & Villas Collection properties in Greece. As the day turned to evening, some opted to return to Lavrio, while others stayed to bask in the perfect full moon experience at the hotel. The moonlit sea, calm and glistening, created a peaceful and almost magical ambiance, perfect for a restful night. Additionally, some enjoyed the exclusive and lively nightlife in Vourkari, just a three-minute walk from the hotel. Vourkari offers a vibrant scene with restaurants, bars and a beautiful marina, providing an exciting contrast to the tranquil hotel setting.

Looking Ahead

We are thrilled to welcome Ydor Hotel & Spa into the Hotels & Villas Collection portfolio, alongside our other recently acquired property, Porto Kea Suites Hotel & Spa. Both hotels reflect our commitment to offering unparalleled hospitality in prime locations. We invite you to experience the elegance and tranquility of Ydor Hotel & Spa on your next getaway.

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