Sporades and Evia: Greek Islands Holiday Guide

Sporades and Evia: Greek Islands Holiday Guide

In the first of a new series on holidaying in the Greek islands we look at the Sporades – including Skopelos, where Mamma Mia! was filmed – and Evia, the country’s second largest island, where the Greeks go on holiday.

The Sporades, which stretch out into the Aegean off Greece’s eastern coast, consist of 24 islands, but only four of these are permanently inhabited: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros.

Skiathos is the most-travelled of the islands thanks to its international airport, and its fame lies mainly in its sandy beaches. Away from the coast you can still find isolated hiking trails and the odd Byzantine monastery.

Skopelos is larger, but less visited than Skiathos. Its rugged scenery is perhaps more beautiful and certainly less developed. Its charms were celebrated in the film Mamma Mia!.

Much more rugged Alonissos lies in the middle of a marine park and is surrounded by a group on uninhabited satellite islands. Visitors have increased in the last decade or so, but it retains an exclusive air and some exceptional hiking routes.

Skyros is by far the least visited of the traditional Sporades, at least by non-Greeks (there is a domestic airport). Those prepared to find their way here, however, are amply rewarded by an atmosphere that blends traditional Greek village life with an increasingly trendy “alternative” vibe.

Although not strictly part of the Sporades, Evia also lies off Greece’s eastern coast. The second largest island in Greece after Crete, and located conveniently close to Athens, it should be much better known (classicists might recognise it as Euboea). From its fertile north to the mountainous south it offers a wealth of travel opportunities.

Sporades and Evia: Greek Islands Holiday Guide

Southern Skiathos

Skiathos caters mainly to package tours but these apartments and villas, located right by sandy Vromolimnos beach in the south of the island, offer stylish white-washed accommodation among the pine forest and the bougainvillea of their gardens. The accommodation is simple but good value and also quietly sophisticated.

Just five minutes’ walk away, this traditional taverna is renowned as one of the best on the island, with a changing menu based on what is fresh that day (this should be true of every good taverna). Leave room for the baked apple and yoghurt dessert.

Skiathos is all about the beaches, and the fine sandy strip of Vromolimnos is one of the prettiest. It is more low key than some, but still lined with cafes and offers waterskiing.

Evia

Evia is little visited by non-Greeks, and those who do come tend to stay in all inclusive resorts. The alternative is to stay in private villas. This example, in the tiny village of Enoria near the east coast of the island, revels in its isolation, but is well equipped and has a private pool and breathtaking views.
• +44 7939 174714, littlestonevilla.com, €1,330, sleeps 6, no breakfast, FF

Set on the small square of Steni (see below) this mountain taverna specialises in meat-based dishes, either from the oven or the grill. Mountain spring water emanates mysteriously from a tap in a nearby tree.

The road up the mountains to Steni from the east coast is spectacular, and do-able in a normal car even when not paved. The village itself is famed for its mountain air and spring water and is surrounded by hiking trails.

Introducing Chios Island, Greece

Introducing Chios Island, Greece

Likeable Chios is one of Greece’s bigger islands and, with its small neighbour Inousses, is significant in national history as the ancestral home of shipping barons. Its varied terrain ranges from lonesome mountain crags in the north, to the citrus-grove estates of Kampos, near the island’s port capital in the centre, to the fertile Mastihohoria in the south – the only place in the world where mastic trees are commercially productive.

Chians are a hospitable lot who take great pride in their history, traditions and livelihood. For the visitor, this translates into opportunities for interaction with Chian culture, ranging from art and cuisine to hiking and eco-activities.

Chios enjoys regular boat connections throughout the northeastern Aegean Islands, and has an airport. Between them, the ports of Chios Town in the east and Volissos in the northwest offer regular ferries to the intriguing, little-visited satellite islands of Psara and Inousses, which share Chios’ legacy of maritime greatness, and to the lively Turkish coastal resorts just across the water.

Introducing Chios Island, Greece

Where to Stay

Perleas Estate

In the interior of this popular island is this superbly-restored old mansion set in four acres of land now given over to organic fruit, olives and vegetables. Attention to detail is the key here, with the gorgeous rooms mixing traditional styles with a nod to the Genoan history of the estate.

• £585, +30 22710 32217

Where to Eat

Fabrika

In an old olive press in the market town of Volissos, this taverna specialises in grilled meat (done properly over charcoal). For the carnivore this is heaven (in particular try kokoretsi if it’s on the day’s menu – just don’t ask what it is first) but don’t worry if that’s not your thing as there are plenty of other dishes.
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• +30 22740 22045

Don’t Miss

Chios made its fortune from the harvesting of mastic, a tree resin once chewed in the harems of Ottoman Istanbul. The product is just a curiosity now, but the villages that were based around the industry still make worthwhile visit. The houses of striking Pyrgi are decorated with whitewash patterns on top of the black, volcanic rock underneath.

Introducing Chios Island, Greece

Where is the Chios Island?

Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the Anatolian coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Çeşme Strait. Chios is notable for its exports of mastic gum and its nickname is The mastic island. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages and the 11th-century monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Administratively, the island forms a separate municipality within the Chios regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Chios town. Locals refer to Chios town as “Chora” literally means land or country, but usually refers to the capital or a settlement at the highest point of a Greek island).

Feeling tropical in Costa Rica with beachs, adventure, hotels and food

Feeling tropical in Costa Rica with beachs, adventure, hotels and food

This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches.

The essential itinerary for Costa Rica was defined long ago: Manuel Antonio for the beach, Monteverde for cloud forest, Tortuguero for turtles, and Arenal volcano for outdoor adventure. Add in the area of sandy beachfront in Guanacaste that has also been set aside for large hotels and you have all the elements of most package tours to the country.

But the true beauty of Costa Rica lies in its smaller, emptier spaces. And though there is plenty of adventure on offer (when they say you can zipline from one end of the country to the other, they’re only half joking), it’s the V-formation of pelicans flying over your hammock, lightning over a silver sea, pink orchids against turquoise houses, a passing cowboy with silver stirrups, the white sand and deep blue sea that stay in the memory – along with the state of the roads.

Costa Rica has a mountainous spine, so crossing from Pacific to Caribbean coast takes forever. Resign yourself to loops in all directions out of the capital San José, which sits in the Central Valley, and remember that internal flights will save time and stress. What looks like a quick journey on a map will not be: the 65-mile drive from Arenal to Monteverde, say, can take six hours.

All prices are for the current high season (December-April) and include tax of 13%. In the low season, from May-November (less crowds, rainy mornings), there are substantial discounts if occupancy is low.

Feeling tropical in Costa Rica with beachs, adventure, hotels and food

San José, The Capital City

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the old capital has been left to rot while a replacement, made of condos and strip malls, is built around it. The gridlocked downtown blocks aren’t pretty, with their cracked pavements, stinking drains, seedy bars, pickpockets, rusting tin roofs and ocarina sellers. But old San José has its sights, from Museo de Jade (Plaza de la Democracía) and Museo del Oro (beneath Plaza de la Cultura), both with unrivalled but unsung pre-Colombian treasures, to the warren of the Mercado Central, and the pay-to-view grandeur of the Teatro Nacional.

Start at the city’s western edge with a visit to Museo de Arte Costarricense in the old air traffic control building of what used to be the airport, then head down Paseo Colon.

Where to stay

For San José’s airports and exits for Pacific highways, hotels in the western suburbs are best. For a quick stopover, white, clean, super-value Hotel Luisiana in Santa Ana (doubles from $62 room-only) is a good option, but for a treat try Xandari (doubles from $299), just 20 minutes from the international airport. This colourful gem, with thatched spa and pools in tranquil tropical gardens on the northern flanks of the Central Valley, offers spectacular views of the city. In San José itself, the boutique Hotel Grano de Oro (doubles from $186) is a luxurious, charming oasis filled with art and plants just off Paseo Colon.

Wealthy coffee barons built their homes in Barrio Amón, five blocks north of the Teatro Nacional. Hipster entrepreneurs have turned several of them into bars and restaurants. Try hole-in-the-wall Café Miel (Avenida 9, Calle 11 & 13) for great cake and coffee; atmospheric and arty Alma de Amón (Calle 5, Avenida 9 & 11) for cocktails, empanadas and ceviche; and coolly scruffy Stiefel Pub (near the INS building on Avenida 7) for lively crowds and craft beer. Near the top of Paseo Colon, stylish Aquí Es (Avenida 2 & Calle 38) has live jazz and big steaks.

Tiquicia (+506 2289 5839), above San Antonio de Escazú, offers city views and folk dancing. It’s cheesy and sentimental, but this is where Ticos go for a night of chicharrones (pork rinds), a casado of rice, steak and plantain, and loads of Nicaraguan Flor de Caña rum with Coke, limes and a bucket of ice.

Things to do in Cesme, Izmir – Turkey

Things to do in Cesme, Izmir – Turkey

Çeşme is a coastal town and the administrative centre of the district of the same name in Turkey’s westernmost end, on a promontory on the tip of the peninsula which also carries the same name and which extends inland to form a whole with the wider Karaburun Peninsula. It is a popular holiday resort and the district center, where two thirds of the district population is concentrated.

Çeşme is located 85 km west of İzmir, the largest metropolitan center in Turkey’s Aegean Region. There is a six-lane highway connecting the two cities (Otoyol 32). Çeşme district has two neighboring districts, Karaburun to the north and Urla to the east, both of which are also part of İzmir Province. The name “Çeşme” means “fountain” and possibly draws reference from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city.

Under the Greeks and Romans in Classical antiquity its name was Cysus (Ancient Greek: Κύσος Kysos), possibly a mere locality at the time. Turkish sources always cited the town and the region as Çeşme (or Cheshme) which is originally a Persian word since the first settlement 2 km south of the present-day center (Çeşmeköy) founded by Tzachas and pursued for some time by his brother Yalvaç before an interlude until the 14th century. The name “Çeşme” means “spring, fountain” in Persian and possibly draws reference from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city.

A prized location of country houses and secondary residences especially for the well-to-do inhabitants of İzmir for more than a century, Çeşme perked up considerably in recent decades to become one of Turkey’s most prominent centers of international tourism. Many hotels, marinas, clubs, restaurants, boutique hotels, family accommodation possibilities (pansiyon) and other facilities for visitors are found in Çeşme center and in its surrounding towns and villages and the countryside, as well as very popular beaches.

Things to do in Cesme, Izmir – Turkey

Çeşme district has one depending township with own municipal administration, Alaçatı, where tourism is an equally important driving force as the district center area and which offers its own arguments for attracting visitors, as well as four villages: Ildırı on the coast towards the north, which is notable for being the location of ancient Erythrae, and three others which are more in the background, in terms both of their geographical location and renown: Germiyan, Karaköy and Ovacık, where agriculture and livestock breeding still forms the backbone of the economy.

Some andesite, lime and marble is also being quarried in Çeşme area, while the share of industrial activities in the economy remains negligible. In terms of livestock, an ovine breed known as “Sakız koyunu” in Turkish (translatable literally as “Chios Sheep”), more probably a crossbreeding between that island’s sheep and breeds from Anatolia, is considered in Turkey as native to Çeşme region where it yields the highest levels of productivity in terms of their meat, their milk, their fleece and the number of lambs they produce.

Preparations such as jam, ice cream and desserts, and even sauces for fish preparations, based on the distinctively flavored resin of the tree pistachia lentiscus from which it is harvested, are among nationally known culinary specialties of Çeşme. The adjacent Greek island of Chios (sakız in Turkish is the name for both Chios and mastic resin) is the source of mastic resin.

Things to do in Cesme, Izmir – Turkey

Some efforts to produce mastic resin in Çeşme,where ecological conditions are similar, were not continued. A number of efforts are being made to rehabilitate the potential presented by the mastic trees that presently grow in the wilderness, and to increase the number of cultivated trees, especially those planted by secondary-residence owners who grow them as a hobby activity. The fish is also abundant both in variety and quantity along Çeşme district’s coastline.

In relation to tourism, it is common for the resorts along Çeşme district’s 90 km coastline to be called by the name of their beaches or coves or the visitor’s facilities and attractions they offer, as in Şifne (Ilıca), famous both for its thermal baths and beach, and in Çiftlikköy (Çatalazmak), Dalyanköy, Reisdere, Küçükliman, Paşalimanı, Ayayorgi, Kocakarı, Kum, Mavi and Pırlanta beaches; Altunyunus, synonymous with a large hotel located in its cove; and Tursite, by the name of the villas located there. Some of these localities may not be shown on a map of administrative divisions The district area as a whole is one of the spots in Turkey where foreign purchases of real estate are concentrated at the highest levels.

The town of Çeşme lies across a strait facing the Greek island of Chios, which is at a few miles’ distance and there are regular ferry connections between the two centers, as well as larger ferries from and to Italy (Brindisi, Ancona and Bari) used extensively by Turks of Germany returning for their summer holidays.

Population: 27.796 (2007)

Altitude: Sea Level

Airport: Adnan Menderes Airport 90 Km.

Transfer: Taxi, mini bus, bus.

Min/max temperatures in centigrade: Jan 5/12; Peb 4/12; Mar 5/14; Apr 11/19; May 16/24; Jun 20/29; Ju122/32, Aug 22/32; Sep 19/28; Oct 16/24; Nov 11/18; Dec 8/14

City transport: Taxi, mini bus.

Sights and local attractions:Cesmc Castle, Ilica, Boyalik bayl, Dalyan and Sakizli koy, Şifne, Buyuk Liman, Pasha Liman, Ciftlikkoy and iırlanta Beach, Çata1azmak Beach, Ildiri (Erythrai), Alacati, Caravansarail.

Sightseeing Tours and Excursion:

1. Ephesus – Mary’s House

Visit the shrine of Virgin Mary; St. Paul, Temples, Library, Great Theatre, Stadium, Archeological Museum, Isabey Mosque, Basilica St. John, Temple of Diana.

2. Pergamon – Aesdapium

Visit Acropolis, Temple of Athena, Library, Royal Palace, Tempel of Trojan, Great Theatre, Tempel of Dyonysus, Altar of Zeus, Archaeological and Ethnographical Museum, Ruins of Aesclapium

The advantages and disadvantages of advance reservations

The advantages and disadvantages of advance reservations

Do you need them? That depends on your own personal inclinations and travel habits, and upon a balancing of advantages against disadvantages.

 The advantages of advance reservations are obvius. You arrive in a city and immediately check into a hotel without fuss or bother. In some cities, at certain periods of the year, that can save a lot of hotel searching.

The disadvantages are equally obvious. By making advance reservations (which often require deposits), you necessarily must accept a fixed and unalterable schedule for your travels. You cannot, mid-trip, decide to lengten or shorten your stay in a particular city without affecting the reservations you’ve made in other towns. And, of course, you must go through the process of writing ahead to many hotels, some of which may answer that they’re fully booked.

For those who do want the certain of a room at a particular hotel, there are several rules to follow. You must state an exact date of arrival and departure, and not simply an “on or about” estimate. Be prepared to pay an advance deposit on your reservation, to be forfeited if you don’t show up on the exact dates you’ve stated (a hotel may hold your room vacant on that date, and thus lose the chance for other business). You’ll usually find a suitable budget hotel without too much difficulty, dpending on the city and the time of the year.

Hotels in New York Manhattan East Side

Hotels in New York Manhattan East Side

— Beckman Tower, 49th St. & First Avenue. Near United Nations; transient and residential; moderate.

— Belmont Plaza, 49thSt. & Lexington Ave. Large, residental and transient, moderate.

— Beverly, 125 E. 50th St. Moderate-sized, residential and transient; moderate-expensive.

— Commodore, 109 E. 42nd St. Extremely large, adjacent to Grand Central Station; specializes in banquets, conventions; moderate.

— Lexington, Lexington Ave. & 48th St. Large, residential and transient; moderate. Manger-Vanderbilt, Park Ave. & 34th St. Medium-sized; quiet at night, moderate.

— New Weston, 34 E. 50th St. Transient and tesidental; quiet; popular with international travelers; expensive.

— Roger Smith, Lexington Ave. & 47th St. Small, quiet; features suites; moderate.

— Shelburne, Lexington Ave. & 37th St. Residental and transient; quiet at night; moderate.

— Shelton Towers, Lexington Ave. & 49th St. Busy commercial; moderate.

— Sheraton East, formerly the Ambassador, Park Ave. & 51st St. Partly residential; quiet and dignified; expensive.

— Barclay, 111 E. 48th St. Moderate-sized, residental and transient, expensive.

— Berkshire, 52nd St. & Madison Ave. Moderate-sized.

— luxurious, moderate-expensive.

— Biltmore, 43rd St. & Madison Ave. Very large, partly commercial; moderate.

— Carlyle, 76th St. & Madison Ave. Out of hotel area; quiet, residential and transient, quiet; moderate-expensive.

— Delmonico, Park Ave. & 59th St. Large, expensive.

— Drake, Park Ave. & 54th St. Fairly large, centrally located, residential and transient; expensive

— Gotham, 5th Ave. & 55th St. Quiet, dignified; residential and transient; expensive.

— Park Lane, Park Ave. & 49th St. Fairly large, residential and transient; dignified; expensive.

— Pierre, 5th Ave. & 61st St. Exclusive, smart, expensive.

— Plaza, 5th Ave. & 59th St. Famous, view of Central Park; several dining rooms and night clubs; expensive.

— Roosevelt, Madison Ave. & 45th St. Large, transient with some commercial features; moderate.

— Savoy Hilton, 5th Ave. & 59th St. Large, residential and transient; moderate expensive.

— Tuscany, 120 E. 39th St. Fairly samll, residential and transient; quiet at night, expensive.

— Waldorf-Astoria, 50th St. & Park Ave. World famous, extremely large; all facilities, banquets, shops, moderate-expensive.

— Westbury, 69th St. & Madison Ave. Residential and transient, quiet, dignified; in residential area; moderate-expensive.

Historical Buildings on Ostend Harbor in Belgium

Historical Buildings on Ostend Harbor in Belgium

Ostend is perhaps the most famous of the seaside towns, with a promenade 100 feet wide and 10 miles long. The city has an aquarium, casinos, and Royal Theater. Hotels include the Palais des Thermes (or Grand Hotel), the Imperial (76 van Iseghemlaan) and Wellington (60 Promenade Albert 1er), the Royal Astor (15 rue Cerf).

Other spots worth visiting on the coast are Knokke Le Zoute – stay either at Chateau de Namur (Avenue Milieu Monde 1) or Grand Hotel de Flandre (Place de la Gare 14) – Zeebrugge, one of the newer coastal resorts and Le Coq, expensive and still largely unspoilt.

In earlier times, Ostend was a small village built on the east-end (oost-einde) of an island (originally called Testerep) between the North Sea and a beach lake. Although small, the village rose to the status of “town” around 1265 when the inhabitants were allowed to hold a market and to build a market hall.

The major source of income for the inhabitants was fishing. The North Sea coastline has always been rather unstable and in 1395 the inhabitants decided to build a new Ostend behind large dikes and further away from the always-threatening sea.

Ostend is famous for its sea-side esplanade, including the Royal Galleries of Ostend, pier, and fine-sand beaches. Ostend is visited by many day-trippers heading to the beaches, especially during July and August. Tourists from inland Belgium and foreigners mostly arrive by train (day trips) and head for the closest beach area, the Klein Strand, located next to the pier. The locals and other residents in Belgium usually occupy the larger beach (het Groot Strand). Ostend used to be widely visited by the British, Germans, French and Dutch, but is now mainly frequented by Belgians and Dutch.

Near the beach is a well-preserved section of the fortified Atlantic Wall, open to the public as the Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum located in Raversijde. During summer evenings (or just any kind of weather) one can walk through the little streets around Het Vissersplein. At certain times there are local markets in the neighbourhood streets and in the summer the Vissersplein has music festivals. The Vissersplein (Bonenstraat / Kadzandstraat) is a car free zone with many brasseries where patrons can sit outside and have a drink. Towards the port side there are many little fish outlets, and beyond that the ferries can be observed docking.

Interesting locations

— The Casino and Fort Napoleon, Ostend.
— Oostende railway station.
— The Mercator, the ex training sailing ship for Belgian merchant navy officers, now open to the public to view.
— Hippodrome Wellington, horse racing venue.
— St Petrus and St Paulus Church, Ostend (Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk), built in Neo Gothic style.

What to do in The Hague: Restaurants, Hotels, Maduodam

What to do in The Hague: Restaurants, Hotels, Maduodam

To avoid confusion, understand that the Dutch call it Den Haag, and they write it ‘s-Gravenhage. This is the seat of government (since 1247), the Diplomatic Corps and the International Court of Justice. For splendid pageantry be there on the third Tuesday in September when the Queen presides over the State Opening Parliament.

On the June 15, The Hague tunes up for the world-famous Holland Festival of Music and Ballet. And, in adjoining town of Scheveningen, there is a festival of music and drama called the Kurhaus Season. The Hague is also home to the renowned Mauritshuis Collection, an assembly of Dutch Masters housed in a 17th century mansion. There is also an Aladdin’s Cave of Piet Mondriaan’s work at the Gemeente Museum.

What to do in The Hague: Restaurants, Hotels, Maduodam

Three tips for dining out in the Hague. First, the Royal Restaurant (Lange Voorhout 44), undeniably expensive but the French food is exquisite. Formality is the keynote here. ‘t Gemeste Schaap (Raamstraat 9) is a moderately pricey, but the food is good and traditional Dutch ambiance make it well worth a visit. Also at The Hague is the Bali Restaurant (Badhuisweg 1, Scheviningen) opposite the Kurhaus Hotel. The Rijjsttafel at the Bali is reputed to be the finest in Holland.

Hotels in The Hague: Promenade (van Stolkweg 1), the Park Hotel (Molenstraat 53) and are Des Indes (Lange Voorhout 56) and Grand Hotel Terminus (180 Stationweg).

One of the Holland’s most famous attractions can be found not far from the Hague; the miniature village of Maduradam. In this extraordinary 1:25 scale model of a Dutch town trains run, the bands play and at night the city lights up just like real. If you have ever wondered how Gulliver really felt, do not miss Maduodam.

Hotels in Vienna, Austrian Hotels

Hotels in Vienna, Austrian Hotels

Comfort, like all things of the past, reigns supreme in the Australian hotel scene. On the luxury level, there are large and wellappointed hotels, with excellent and most courteous service. The same is true of many of the smaller hotels and pensions in the city and, indeed, throughout the country.

A case in point are the castle or Schloss hotels, built inside the walls of medieval, renaissance and baroque landmarks. The network of Austrian Tourist Bureaux (known as the Österreichisches Verkehrsbüro or Fremdenverkehrsverein) publish up-to-date hotel and pension lists as well as a brochure Your Castle in Austria; their main office in Vienna is at Frederichstrasse, 7.

Inexpensive accommodations are not hard to find. The under-30 travelers on a budget can apply to the Austrian Youth Hostels Association. There are many modest pensions and bed-and-breakfast – look for the Zimmer frei signs or Gasthaus.

Hotels in Vienna:

Ambassador Neuer Markt 5, Vienna
Am Stephansplatz Stephensplatz 9, Vienna
Bristol Karntnerring 1, Vienna
Imperial Karntnerring 1, Vienna
Parkhotel Schonbrunn, Hietzinger Haupstrasse 10-14, Vienna
Am Parkring Parkring 12, Vienna
Astoria Karntnerstrasse 32, Vienna
Atlanta Wahringerstrasse 33, 1090 Wien 9, Vienna
De France Schottenring 3, Vienna
Europa Neuer Markt 3 / Karntnerstrasse 18, Vienna
Intercontinental Johannesgasse 18, Vienna
Kummer Mariahilferstrasse 71A, Vienna
Prince Eugen Wiedner Gürtel 14, Vienna
Savoy Lindengasse 12, Vienna
Bavaria Esterhazygasse 33, Vienna

Resort Hotel Camyuva – Rejuvenate yourself at Water Paradise

Resort Hotel Camyuva

For seasons of active holiday

The new worldwide nterpretation of holiday.

Has come to mean “Four Seasons Active Holiday”… The aim is rejuvenate through recreation and relaxation

Rejuvenate yourself at Water Paradise…

Rooms: 133 rooms, furnished with Balcony, airconditioning, telephone, TV. satellite, music and video broadcasts, room bar, bathtub, hair dryer.

F&B: Feuillages (Main Restaurant), Ottoman Cuisine. Bar Barbarossa, Midnight Barbecue, Aqua Bistro, Bar, Cafe Aqua, Vitamin Point.

Sportive Activities: Water sports, Tennis, Mini-soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Jogging.

Health & Fitness Center: Sauna & shock pool, Steinbad, Fitness center. .

Bunny Club for the children: Play pool. Play garden.

Disco: Bubbles Dance.

Lounges: Winter Garden (greenhouse. library, reading section) Game lounge, Upper lounge (fireplace, piano, live music, aquarium).

Meeting Services Business Point: Multi-purpose meeting room (60 people), Special meeting rooms (8 and 18 people), VIP offices, relaxation rooms . Aqua Plaza (Shopping): Sportique (Sports boutique), Rainbow Mini Market, Photo Graphis. Tulipano (Jeweller), Buffalo (leather boutique), Hair Studio, Rent A Car, Ladik (Carpet shop).

The water paradise at the Aqua Resort with it’s interesting architecture in PopArt, integrated well in the nature is equipped with more than 10 water recreation systems… Ranging from tumbling wild rivers and sweeping water stream channels to different versions of water slides… Bubbling in the “Whirpool” cooling in the shock pool. Smiling in the children’s mini pool… And massage beds to relax your tired muscles.

The Water Paradise continues on the tropical garden with the tropical pool in the middle.. The internal and external pools and recreation systems are heated during winter… Everything has been specially designed for you to have four seasons of active holiday in a unique and relaxed atmosphere.

Resort Hotel Camyuva – Kemer, 07980 Antalya – Turkey

Head Office: Bestekar Sak. 64/5 Kavaklidere, 06680 Ankara – Turkey