During my stay at the Sani Resort I got in touch with the PR/Press
Manager for the resort – Georgia Dodou @ to interview her for my blog. Sadly, we
didn’t get to meet face to face, but in true online/social media style we
pulled it together and Georgia provided me with some fabulous inside tips about
the resort. Enjoy!
favourite restaurant at Sani Resort?
I actually have two!
Tomata, which I simply love and Sea You Up. I love the
creative Mediterranean approach of Tomata and its chef Chrysanthos Karamolegos. You have to try the risotto with the asparagus and the mussels, the sea bass
and of course all the desserts.
Sea You Up Restaurant
And a tip for Sea You Up – book a table during the sunset.
The view from the balcony is just amazing. And the food, oh the food, you
cannot have enough of the divine sushi from Head Sushi Chef of Nobu Matsuhisa,
Chef Katsu Hanamure, who is now our executive consultant chef.
Where is the best
place to sample a cocktail at Sani Resort and what is would be your cocktail recommendation?
Tough question again! Well, as I’m a Japanese lover, I
simply adored the Nippon cocktail series at Sea You Bar that I had accompany my
dinner at the new sushi bar just around the corner from the bar.
Sea You Up Bar
What’s your favourite
shop in Sani?
Country Bumpkin Chic –
I love Apoella, the pop up shop on the beach, and bought a beautiful evil
Apoella pop up shop at Bousoulas Beach
Photo credit: Rebecca Wren
Georgia – You
must have bought the ‘evil eye’ by Lito, a very talented Greek jewellery
designer which I just LOVE. I’ve bought the same from Apoella which again is my
favourite shop located both in the Sani Marina and on the Bousoulas Beach.
was launched a year ago, its name refers to the phrase «Από Ελλάδα» from the
Greek, Apo-Ella-da and its been a real success with visitors who’ve enthusiastically embraced its offerings. I also love the aesthetic perfection,
inspiration and Greek designer labels on clothes and accessories which
epitomise the Greece we all love.
Other top tips would be jewellery from the House of Zolotas
and from Iliana Makri, multi-coloured creations with an international aura from
Mary Katrantzou. Futuristic clothing collections by Yiorgos Eleftheriades,
hand-made sandals by Valia Gabriel, stylish swimwear from Stefania Frangista,
and ethereal clothes by Athena Prokopiou are just a few of the collections
housed in the functional and elegant spaces of Apoella, which bring to life
summer in Greece with an international jet set aura.
What would be your top 3 things to see and do whilst staying at the Sani Resort?
1. If you’ve booked your holiday during the period of the Sani Festival, you’re in for a treat! Every
evening under the stars, great singers and performers take to the stage on Sani
Hill. Concerts are followed by parties where artists and guests mingle in a
2. An evening walk
is a must do – wait until dusk and make your way down the steps from the lobby
of the Sani Beach Club to the water’s edge. Choose your spot and enjoy the
breathtaking scenery of Sani by night, with the Sani Hill illuminated in the
distance. Pure magic!
Sunset over Sani Marina and Sani Hill illuminated in the distance
3. Swimming off
Bousoulas beach. The longest beach and the bluest sea imaginable. 7
kilometres of sand! And after a swim, I would go to the Spa Suite at Porto Sani
Village to have the best body soothing massage ever with Anne Semonin essential
oils. Relaxation with an incredible view is an unbeatable combination!
4. And if I may have a 4th, I strongly recommend a visit to
the Sani wetland, home to some of
the world’s rarest bird species. There is hardly anyone there, and you can
enjoy the peace and quiet your soul craves in the summertime.
Any hidden gems that we might not know
about from the promotional material?
When people ask me about Sani – whether it’s friends,
acquaintances or strangers – I always tell them they have to visit for
themselves to experience what I feel when I’m here – pure happiness.
I don’t know if it’s the place itself, or if it’s the fact
that I love it so much, it’s a special energy the place has. The fact is when
people come here to stay, they are always so captivated that they invariably
return again and again, like lovers who can’t stay away from the object of their
And it’s the atmosphere and the energy. When I’m in Sani I’m
breathing freely. You realize what it means to breathe fresh air, a gift of
nature we forget when we’re away in the city. I feel that finally I can fill my
blood with oxygen again – rejuvenated and revived. And the feeling of instant
relaxation. I feel positive energy surging up inside me again. Liberated from
all the worries and anxieties that poison our lives in the city.
Describe the Sani
Resort in 3 words.
Living happily ever after – 4 words!
To find out more about the Sani Resort visit – www.sani-resort.com
Photos courtesy of the Sani Resort.