Dear *|FIRSTNAME|*, Kalia Konstantinidou of Kanava Hotels & Resorts: next up in our series ‘Waterstone: Our People, Culture and Community.’

We are proud to present this next issue in our series focusing on the PEOPLE, CULTURE and COMMUNITIES that make up our diverse Waterstone Collection. Throughout the series we will continue to introduce you to PEOPLE who, if you do not know already, you will want to do business with going forward. As ambassadors for their local CULTURES and COMMUNITIES they offer a range of unique experiences with passion and a true sense of hospitality that we believe will help inspire your clients to travel again. These PEOPLE are our friends not only because they are 100% committed to supporting travel advisors and exceeding your clients’ expectations, but because they are honorable, hard-working and loyal people striving to support the destinations they call home. We hope you will support them when your clients are ready to travel again. You will not be disappointed!

“My husband and I have devoted our careers to hospitality for more than 30 years now, an industry we truly cherish and in which we are deeply involved – our hotels are like our children. Ever since I took my first steps in hospitality and noticed a lack of women in senior roles, I have wanted to use my position to inspire other women to follow their dreams, to enable them to reach their full potential and to help reshape the notion of what is possible by emancipating and empowering themselves. The industry only benefits from their invaluable contributions.”

— Vice President of Kanava Hotels & Resorts

Greece’s tourism industry has developed and prospered for many years and is now firmly established among travel advisors looking for exciting luxury experiences in a safe environment to offer their clients. The Cycladic Islands in particular are a celebration of simplicity, brightness, peace and a thoroughly carefree spirit that helps create moments that will last a lifetime.

Vedema Resort   Mystique Hotel   Istoria Hotel

The mesmerizing island of Santorini is known for the majestic views of its caldera, volcano and the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea.  It is also home to three unique resorts in different locations around the island to match a client’s needs. The enchanting Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, was opened in 1993 in the medieval village of Megalohori among rustic vineyards and whitewashed houses. Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an award-winning secluded hideaway carved into the rugged cliffs of the iconic Oia village, with breathtaking views of the caldera. But the grand island life would not be complete without a dip in the spectacular deep blue waters or the volcanic black-sand beach available on your doorstep at the Istoria Hotel.

For a getaway to the ‘real Cyclades’, where unspoiled beauty and the slow rhythms of island life still prevail, journey to the unexplored island of Paros for seclusion and a truly authentic Greek experience. The rolling landscape with its pine-fringed coves and white-washed fishing villages, casts a flawless backdrop to the timeless beauty that is the Parīlio Hotel (see left). Alternatively consider nearby Acron Villas (see below) perched atop the hill of Koukounaries, offering unobstructed views of the bay and easy access to the island’s undisputed lifestyle and nightlife hub, Naoussa.

For absolute immersion into the local culture, embark on an epicurean journey of delectable dishes at each hotel’s restaurant — which pay tribute to traditional recipes using local produce — or take an emblematic cooking class Greek style. As local residents, the concierge teams can help unearth the hidden gems and the most curated experiences on both islands. More mindful exploration can be enjoyed with a memorable yoga session, while harmony and inner peace amid the unfettered beauty of the Cyclades comes with a relaxing treatment at the Elios Spa.


Essential Cycladean experiences according to Kalia:

1. Indigenous wine tasting at the 400-year-old Canava
    Wine Bar in Megalohori
2. Private dining at one of Mystique’s secluded terraces
    at the edge of the Oia Caldera

3. Horseback riding at the magical black-sand beach of
    Perivolos, Santorini

4. Boat trip around Antiparos and a visit to the pristine
    island of Despotiko

5. Strolling around the scenic port of Naoussa with its
    bougainvillea-lined alleyways

Bonus: Discover Paros’ first capital, Lefkes, where the island’s history appears frozen in time

For more information or for requests regarding any of the Kanava Hotels & Resorts mentioned above, contact Director of Sales and Marketing Katerina Zavra at or +30 210 899 3790.

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort: sales tools | facebook | instagram

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel: sales tools | facebook | instagram

Istoria Hotel: sales tools | facebook | instagram

Parīlio Hotel: sales tools | facebook | instagram

Acron Villas: sales tools | facebook | instagram

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Lynne Partridge
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