When I googled for Spa in Agios Nikolaos, the first image that drew my attention was from St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas, belonging to Poseidon Spa: white curtains waving in the wind over a turquoise pool near the Mediterranean deep blue and all together surrounded by rocks and mountains under a shiny navy blue sky. Overwhelmed by the absolute beauty of the place, I knew instantly that I have to go there and also smiling, I thanked twice to my favorite saint: Saint Nicolas. Well, you know, “Agios Nikolaos” means “Saint Nicolas”… 🙂
Once arrived at St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas, it feels a silent vibe of an exquisite hotel boutique with a private beach and everything is guiding you to a great escape into an oasis of pure elegance and flair where you can relax in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
The resort is ideally situated in a secluded beach front location, a short distance of one mile from the trendy summer resort of Agios Nikolaos. This picturesque fishing port with many shops, boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants on the sea front is one of the very fashionable hot spots of Crete.
This luxurious lifestyle hotel is overlooking a private sandy cove and boasts elegant seafront rooms, gorgeous suites and villas with private infinity pools. A world of seclusion, privacy and endless sea view, which houses a fantastic Spa that amazed me from the first step by the accuracy of design and concept, attention to every single detail and high professionalism of Spa team.
Eleni, the Spa Manager, welcomed me and after a nice talk during a delicious dittany tea and a Spa tour, I was ready for pampering at Poseidon Spa by testing therapies based on Elemis, Cinq Mondes or Algoane products for a truly relaxing and revitalizing experience created to indulge and balance all senses.
I started with a facial ritual based on Elemis products, which included several steps, and a super cleansing treatment balm with Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm that amazed me in a pleasant way and after it, my skin was intensely cleansed, nourished and renewed for a glowing complexion. The face ritual recommend by Helen, my therapist, was a personalized one, created as a mix of purifying massage techniques, combined with anti-aging serums based on Cretan healing herbs.
I chose to relax with a 60 minutes Greek signature massage with beeswax, a full body vigorous and deep massage with free style moves combined with the therapeutic “Beeswax” cream, focusing to release muscle tension. The relaxing essential oils of thyme, dittany and mint are used to relieve pain and tension from muscles and in the end I felt light as a feather and completely refreshed. Maybe it was also the magic effect of The Blue Room and its private veranda overlooking Mirabello Bay.
Dedicated to peace, tranquillity and harmony, Poseidon Spa pampers you with a heavenly array of treatments for restoring mind, body and spirit in the most beautiful surrounding.
When I left, I loved even more this place than in the beginning due to its in native, exquisite architectural and design style and I was totally conquered by the passion shown by Spa team in everything they do there. You know, that unique eye shine from someone’s look, that cannot be mistaken or sham, well, this makes the great difference!
Photo credits: St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas, personal archive Ruxandra Chiurtu