Barefoot on Aegean Shores

Alexia Grigoratou

Now you know what it’s like to wake up in a seaside jungle. A few steps and your feet are in the Mediterranean.

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Aristotle

Now you know what it’s like to wake up in a seaside jungle. A few steps and your feet are in the Mediterranean.

Aristotle

     A warm wind blows across the beach, trembling the branches of olive trees and maritime pines that surround and enfold your beachfront suite. Sunlight warms the nape of your neck and ravishes the sea’s surface—bright, reflected flashes strobing against crystal-blue waters. You walk langorously up the coast, gazing across the water to the other side of Halkidiki, where the great Mount Athos has loomed since the dawn of civilisation—Athos of Greek mythology, of Homeric legend, of Christian scripture… Seabirds swoop and dip over the gentle morning waves and up into the wooded slopes around you, as you walk barefoot over powdery sun-warmed Aegean sands.


     In many ways, Ekies owes its existence to the joy of a little girl playing on the beach. Alexandra Efstathiadou used to come with her family to an earlier incarnation of the hotel, so when she found it in ruins years later, she decided to bring it back to life.