New Greek Luxury Wellness Destination Created at Daios Cove

Greece has an exciting new addition to its luxury wellness tourism offering with the imminent opening of the new GOCO Spa Daios Cove and forthcoming creation of GOCO Retreat Daios Cove.

Nestled in a private and secluded bay overlooking the Aegean Sea on the northeastern shore of the popular Greek tourist island of Crete, the stunning 305-key Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas has become widely synonymous with delivering exquisite luxury and superior, personalised service in absolutely stunning natural surroundings. The opening of GOCO Spa Daios Cove and late-2018 creation of GOCO Retreat Daios Cove establishes Europe’s newest luxury wellness destination.

The 2,500 sqm GOCO Spa Daios Cove will open on 15th April with a mission to provide the resort’s guests with unparalleled experiences that deliver a combination of blissful relaxation, advanced beauty treatments and tailor-made fitness programs. A resident Indian yoga master will provide a regular programme of authentic yoga and meditation classes, and experienced massage therapists from Thailand will deliver classic Thai massage treatments.

The spa features outstanding facilities, with eight luxurious treatments rooms (including two private suites and a dedicated Thai massage room), a cutting-edge gym and movement studio, two indoor pools and a thermal spa suite with Finnish sauna, soft sauna, Mediterraneo (combined sauna with steam bath) and Nimfea reaction showers. Beach cabanas bring specially selected spa treatments to the water’s edge.

Spa treatments include the signature two-hour Cretan Renaissance Ceremony that applies indigenous herbs such as rosemary, lavender and oregano. A local salt exfoliation is followed by a red wine wrap and a massage employing linen pouches filled with dry herbs that creates an aromatic cloud inducing complete relaxation of the mind. Additionally, the spa will provide advanced, scientifically formulated skin treatments for the face, neck, décolletage and body using non-surgically invasive treatments to restore troubled skin to a finer, clearer and more youthful appearance. An example of this is the Dramatic Healing Facial, which restores, revitalises and repairs with a clinical grade healing serum originally developed for accelerated post-surgical recovery.

Over the coming 12 months, GOCO Hospitality will develop the 50-key GOCO Retreat Daios Cove, acting as a wellness resort within a resort, which will introduce the latest in health diagnostics, personal consultations, wellness programming, a nutrition-focused restaurant menu and a regular series of health and lifestyle workshops led by industry experts.

Ingo Schweder, GOCO Hospitality’s Founder and CEO, expressed his excitement at the new venture: “GOCO Spa Daios Cove and ultimately GOCO Retreat Daios Cove will bring a modern and sophisticated wellness experience to the Greek tourism offering. The Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas is such a fantastic resort. It’s a truly rare gem perched neatly on the beautiful Aegean coast of Crete – the perfect spot for just getting away from it all and focusing on health and complete relaxation.” Adding that, “We couldn’t be happier to be working with the marvellous Daios Cove team in creating what will be Greece’s premier wellness hospitality destination.”

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