Avaton Luxury Villas Resort is a slice of paradise overlooking the Aegean waters of Komitsa Bay, close to Halkidiki, northern Greece. Perfect for honeymoons or destination weddings, these 16 luxury villas have everything you could want for a great escape
Avaton Luxury Villas Resort is one of those slices of paradise that every honeymoon couple dreams of. A glorious beachfront escape, the 16 private villas, many with personal pools, are located on Komitsa Bay, a tranquil peninsula in northern Greece close to the historic town of Halkidiki (Chalkidiki).
This is an area rich in history. Greece’s second city and Byzantine treasure Thessaloniki is located less than two hours away. This is also the nearest airport and an easy transfer to the resort, especially if you book a limo or helicopter ride via the concierge team at Avaton.
Near to Thessaloniki is the ancient city of Vergina – once site of the ancient Macedonian capital Aigai. There is also Holy Mount Athos, a group of monasteries housing priceless treasures and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the history around you is breathtaking, there is stiff competition from the natural wonders that characterise this part of the Greek coast. A cruise round the picturesque island of Amouliani with a spot of sunbathing at glorious Alikes beach is a must to experience the peaceful and unspoilt landscape that has inspired poets and writers down the ages.
Of course, the big temptation at Avaton Luxury Villas Resort is to simply stay put and enjoy the views, fine Greek cuisine and pampering offered to guests. You can request a personal butler and chef to heighten the gourmet experience. And the villas have exclusive mini bars and wine lists to make the lazy days of sunshine and blissfully warm evenings something to savour in your own secluded bolthole.
While all of the 16 villas offer total luxury, our favourites are the ones with private pools – what could be finer than basking in the Aegean sunshine poolside with the option to stroll down through lush gardens to the pristine beach below?
For more active honeymooners, the team at Avaton can organise everything from yoga and scuba diving to sailing trips and more leisurely private charter daytime and sunset yacht cruises.
All the villas are spacious – typically sleeping four plus guests – so for the honeymoon couple seeking space and tranquility they are just perfect. But if your choice is a destination wedding, Avaton can also help. A full wedding and honeymoon service is available so that you could, for instance, marry by its glorious beach, continue the party with friends and family for a couple of days and then wave them off to enjoy your holiday à deux. The friendly concierge team can tailor wedding arrangements around you – even recommending one of the local picture-perfect churches if you would like the experience of getting married in traditional style under the cloudless Mediterranean sky.