An hour and a half's drive from Thessaloniki airport, right on the tip of the peninsular, Miraggio is a brand new thermal spa resort. And, my dearies, I'd like to tell you all about it - I'mma try and keep it brief but there is so much to say!
There was plenty of storage space (oh, what I'd give for a wardrobe that big) and there was a kettle, tea and coffee too (albeit sans fresh milk), which was most pleasing.
Every day of my stay, little Greek sweets were left for me, and on the afternoon I arrived, I came back from the spa (more on that shortly) to find the most tempting plate of baklava and a bottle of bubbly. #blessed
There were also clever and clearly labelled switches all over the room that controlled much more than just the lights, which was impressive.
In a fluffy robe and slippers, smelling of honey, sipping tea and reading a book, I was a happy bunny.
There are various different eateries at Miraggio, each with a different vibe.
On our first lunchtime, we went to the buffet restaurant, Kritamo.
There was a big selection of dishes so something for everyone, but by the time we got to the food at about 2.45pm, it wasn't super hot and unsurprisingly wasn't the freshest. It was tasty though and nice to sit out on the big balcony.
I mixed and matched healthy and not-so-healthy dishes and really enjoyed it all. It was fab having lighter options that were interesting and genuinely scrumptious.
Yogurts of every sort you could imagine, jams, spreads (including tahini!), spices, cereals, breads, muesli, porridge, kefir, chocolate milk, smoothies, juices, cakes, meats and cheeses, cooked breakfasts, tons of fresh and dried fruits, nuts and seeds... I could go on forever. Unsurprisingly, I loved it.
Whilst I don't have any of my own pictures of the spa (for obvious reasons), it really was fabulous. As well as the usual treatments (massages, facials etc), the unique draw of Miraggio is the thalasso spa, consisting of a selection of pools at different temperatures, steam rooms, a sauna, aromatherapy rooms and more, all taking advantage of the local thermal sauce water and sea.
My one qualm was that the floor around the pools was like one giant puddle, which meant my fluffy slippers quickly became sodden and, well, not so fluffy, alas.
Things To Do
A Boat Trip
And when I came out it was time for nibbles and wine. Hard life, I know. And obviously the sun appeared just as I got out of the water. Grrr. (Lol jk I'm not really complaining.)
Man, I genuinely feel so blessed to have had the pleasure of such a lovely stay. Even though Miraggio really is a resort that comes into its own in the summer months, I loved it. Aaaaand I'm already hoping to go back in the summer months. Who wants to come with me?
I was a guest at Miraggio but all opinions are my own, promise.