Spring News from Crete's Daios Cove
This spring, Daios Cove launches a range of goal-oriented well-being programmes, new and upgraded restaurants and menus, a calendar of sensational events and special offers. Reopening on the 31st March, the much-loved, family run Cretan resort offers the ultimate stylish retreat. Land and water sporting activities cater for all ages, from water-skiing, pedalos, canoeing and scuba diving to tennis, fitness training, yoga and pilates. There are also tailor-made excursions around the island, cookery workshops, cocktail-making lessons and wine-tasting sessions. Renowned for its intimate, sophisticated feel and dazzling setting on the northeast coast of Crete in Agios Nikolaos, Daios is a popular choice for couples, families, foodies and wellness-seekers.
Five new goal-oriented wellness programmes
Building on the success of the KĒPOS by Goco launch in 2022, Daios Cove continues to develop its wellness offering, providing a bespoke approach to healing. KĒPOS incorporates advanced results-driven treatments, alternative medicine practices, heat and water facilities and cutting-edge fitness equipment.
New for 2023, five individually curated, goal-oriented programmes combine treatments, movement, nourishment, rest and bathing, to deliver a tailored well-being experience fine-tuned according to your goals. ‘Renewed Living’ is a one-day programme, while the other four can each be taken over 3, 5 or 7 days.
- Age Management: Ultimate Rejuvenation
- Mitigate the effects of ageing, externally on an aesthetic level as well as internally through specific nutrition solutions, coupled with an in-depth view on how stress and external factors can play a part in the ageing process.
- Vitality: Optimal Wellbeing
- A comprehensive journey into the best of wellness on offer at Daios Cove. The combination of treatments is carefully selected to support improved health and well-being or perhaps a complete change in lifestyle.
- Detox: Holistic Detox
- Rejuvenate and recharge by reversing the build-up of toxins created in day-to-day living through a prescriptive cleansing diet, combined with holistic treatment therapies and mindful activities.
- Fitness: Active Movement
- Combines a variety of movement classes with the goal of improving overall fitness levels and mental agility focusing on improving strength, stamina, cardiovascular health and posture.
- De-stress: Renewed Living
- A one-day programme οffering a comprehensive blend of treatments, therapies & activities, focusing on mitigating the effects of stress and strengthening emotional wellbeing.
New and reimagined restaurants, with menus to uplift
Blending elegance with Aegean chic, new restaurant RHO brings a fresh offering to Daios Cove’s gastronomy experience. Adjacent to Taverna, RHO’s design is minimal and elegant, reminiscent of the simplicity of the natural surroundings of Daios Cove. Offering an adults-only* dining experience, enjoy beautifully presented dishes of fish, meat and vegetables with a strong focus on provenance.
Next door, the popular Taverna has received a full makeover. Overlooking the bay, the new-look restaurant delivers a typically laid-back Cretan atmosphere, unassuming yet cosy. The Taverna menu takes guests on a tour of the Cretan mountains and coast showcasing the island’s full spectrum of culinary excellence with an appreciation of tradition and contemporary cuisine. Taverna offers an ‘Adults Only’ breakfast for Suite and Villa guests.
Further refurbishments include a revamp of the Crystal Box, the popular all-day hangout with uninterrupted views over the Aegean blue. From dawn to dusk, snack on canapés or indulge in perfectly measured cocktails.
Discover plant-based nutrition - new wellness menus
This season Daios Cove will deliver a ‘dose of healthy’ directly to your table with the introduction of wellness recommendations in its à la carte restaurants. Exquisite plant-based dishes featuring fresh, seasonal foods with specific combinations will support immunity, increase energy levels and improve mental and emotional balance.
For Coffee & Tea Lovers
Coffee lovers will benefit from the resort’s new partnership with coffee specialist Create by Stefanos Domatiotis. This new collaboration includes barista training and an enhanced coffee offering, with tasting and ‘farm to cup’ events. The resort has also partnered with Lalani & Co London, British specialists in fine single-batch teas from craft family-run gardens, providing tea pairing experiences and guided tea masterclasses.
Events this summer
From gastronomy to cocktails, fitness to healing, Daios Cove delivers a packed programme of culture and fun throughout the season. Its Culinary Journeys series sees international Michelin-starred chefs cook up a storm at the Cove, while the ‘Uncorked’ events feature outstanding wine masterclasses and wine pairing dinners.
The Healing Masters residencies bring wellness experts to KĒPOS by Goco, and the Artists music events combine uplifting performances and collaborations by international musicians across all genres. For more detail see here.
Those wishing to focus on fitness can book into one of the exclusive BXR London retreats at Daios Cove, running back-to-back from 11-17 and 18-24 May. Transformative fitness is delivered by inspirational BXR coaches in the specially designed outdoor functional area, leaving you with long-lasting energy and stamina.
Value for money
This season, kids stay for free and offers include a free upgrade to full board and 100€ resort credit when booking any Deluxe Sea View Room. Those staying in Suites or a Villa enjoy full access to the all-inclusive Residents' Club. There is also up to 30% off with Early Bird discounts (see full details on offers here).
*The Adults Only offering in the new RHO restaurant and Taverna breakfast is for guests aged 14+.