Karma Group to open new resort in Crete
Luxury resort developer Karma Group has announced the acquisition of a new property just outside the historic town of Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete.
Located five kilometres from the town, Karma Minoan is nestled between rugged mountains and the sea and will be comprised of hotel apartments and one- and two-bedroom suites along with pool, bar, restaurant, library, spa and kids club.
Each of the property’s 26 holiday apartments offer panoramic views of Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos and the surrounding mountains. Guests will be able to spend their days lounging by the large swimming pool or strolling down to Amoudara Beach to dive into the waters of the Aegean Sea.
John Spence, founder and chairman of Karma Group, said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of our newest resort Karma Minoan, on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.
“We will be renovating and refurbishing the property to bring it up to our high standards and expect to have it open for next high season.
“I personally love the island and think it offers one of the best tourist experiences in the Mediterranean with its incredible and well-priced food and wine, friendly, hospitable people, long sunny season and a wealth of historical, cultural, sporting and family attractions.”
The resort is named after the Minoan civilisation, rulers of the island 3,500 years ago. The Minoans left many magnificent palaces and ruins and walking the streets of Agios Nikolaos is like stepping back in time.
Settled since the Bronze Age, the town has long offered safe harbour for sailors, and now the 255-berth marina is one of Crete’s most impressive and well-provisioned.
Visitors can relax in the cool shade of one of the many local tavernas serving authentic Cretan cuisine – the flavours of which embody a lineage as old as Arabia and the Ottoman Empire – as well as enjoy more contemporary cuisine at a range of fine dining restaurants in the town.