Greece

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  • Marie Claire’s fashion team discovers a beach resort fit for a goddess.

    We flew to…
    Thessaloniki in northern Greece. In June return fares from Gatwick cost from £162 including taxes with British Airways. From here it’s an hour’s drive to Halkidiki. Hot Spots Halkidiki (£4.99, Thomas Cook) covers the region or see halkidiki.com.

    We stayed at…
    The five-star Danai Beach Resort in Sithonia, which has 60 suites and villas set on the cliffs beside a well-kept beach. Family-owned with three high-class restaurants, it’s the perfect place for some sun worship. In June, double rooms cost from £377, including breakfast.

    While you’re there…
    1. Take a boat cruise from Ormos Panagias to admire Mount Athos and its monasteries, including Xenophontos Monastery.

    2. Indulge yourself at Danai’s luxurious Moroccan-style spa, which offers a lavish choice of pampering treatments.

    3. Hit the beach bars in Neos Marmaras – we liked Molos, Koho and Villa – and watch the football. Greece qualified for the World Cup (from 11 June).

    4. Enjoy a day on one of Halkidiki’s numerous Blue Flag beaches.

    5. Visit the 11th century BC Royal Tombs at Vergina, a Unesco World Heritage site.

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