Hello from Greece and the very beautiful 5 star Ikos Oliviva.
My week has been filled with luxury cocktails and family chilled time.
It is tinged with a little sadness as soe of our favourite people were meant to be visiting with us and couldn’t make it. They have been sorely missed, however I can’t wait to get the opportunity to share Ikos resorts with them in the future. Which I am sure we will. Especially as there are new resorts opening next year, eeeeekkk exciting.
The resort is super slick, it has many similarities to Ikos Oceania yet is so different in many ways. The resort is much flatter and like a little Greek village with many of the social areas built along a stunning beachfront. Whereas Ikos Oceania is built into a hillside with breath-taking views over the sea!
Both are stunning, we have had so many discussions trying to decide which is our favourite and we can’t.
I say we, Joe would choose Olivia hands down. The sports facilities are the stuff of teen and tween dreams with tennis courts, volley ball and football pitches, a basket ball court and table tennis. He is in his element.
What I love the most is having that family time all together. We are so busy all the time at home and getting a little time together to chill is amazing.
I have a rule that we all dine at the table every night. But the boys always want to eat and go. Here we are spending hours over meals, laughing and making memories. Thats so precious as they are growing so quickly. It seems a lifetime ago since that first holiday to Mexico when Jack was 1.
I am feeling positively lazy, usually when we travel we are up and out every day.
However I have attended an early morning Yoga lesson, been for early morning walks swam lots but that it is. And are definitely feeling relaxed this week, which was very much-needed. But I can’t help feeling I should be doing something. But that is what holidays are all about, doing what you want to do. And this week that is chilling out with my family. Although Joe is mostly off playing football, splashing in the pool with friends and riding bikes.
I haven’t posted a daily postcard as I normally do but have been sharing like mad over on my Insta stories. I love sharing this way as it really captures the holiday spirit there and then. And is enabling me to share how gorgeous the resort is.
Wishing you all an amazing Good Friday and Easter weekend. And fingers crossed for a little sunshine in the UK.
92 thoughts on “My Weekly Round Up A Postcard From Ikos Olivia”
Hotel looks amazing I love Greece it’s my favourite place to visit we go year after year,Can’t seemed to find anywhere else that fits the bill for me and my husband.
It’s so nice Sarah to just relax and chill and recharge the batteries.
After reading your blog I will definitely check out this hotel . Happy Easter to you all
Ah Happy Easter to you too and you really should check out Ikos I just know you would love it x
What an idyllic vacation. I’m very active traveler as well, but it is good for the soul (and body) to totally let go and relax and do nothing at times. The resort seems to be the perfect place for it. Enjoy!
Nano it is just incredible, we were so chilled x
It looks so beautiful! I’ve been watching your Instastories and love it all! Enjoy x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Ah thanks so much Jocelyn, honestly it is the most idyllic place x
This looks like an amazing resort and you’re managing to get some downtime as well as enjoy time spent with the family
I know what you mean about dinner time – we always eat together but the children are quick to finish and go. But when we’re away that time over the dinner table seems to extend and it’s really lovely chatting time.
Early morning yoga sessions can set up for the day, I found, but it always seems to be better when it’s done in a warm climate and without the knowledge you have to go to work / do the school run!
Enjoy your time away
Ah it was amazing Tracey and yes the yoga was just fab. I would thoroughly recommend Ikos resorts x
What a fabulous time you are having. Wonderful that there is something for everyone. Beautiful photos. Sitting down and enjoying a meal together sounds pperfect. #wotw
Ah thank you is easy to take pretty photos in somewhere so amazing x
Looks like a beautiful spot for your holiday and sounds like you are enjoying some lovely time together as a family. So glad to hear that you are enjoying chilling out and relaxing 🙂 #WotW
Ah thanks Louise it was just idyllic and so great to all chill together x
Oh wow! It looks such a gorgeous place to stay…It sounds like you have been having a lovely time.
Enjoy x #WotW
Thanks Kim it was so mazing, we were sad to leave x
It looks like an amazing place and it sounds like you needed it. I love your rule about meal times. Enjoy the rest of your time there #WotW
Ah thanks Jane its been so wonderful, the perfect family holiday x
I feel relaxed just reading this and looking at your wonderful pictures. What a fab Easter break #MondayEscapes
Ah thank you Claire, it really was so amazing x
What a great place to relax and unwind. #WotW
Helena it is just wonderful, so perfect in every way x
You are so lucky to live the dream. #MondayEscapes
Ah thanks Helena that is so lovely, I feel very lucky at the moment doing something I love every day is amazing x
Sarah I knew you would fall in love with Olivia as much as we have. I can’t imagine holidaying anywhere else now, though I am tempted to try the new resorts. I can’t wait to meet up and have a good old natter all things Ikos. They just get everything SO right don’t they. We too have the rule that everybody can go off and do their own thing in the day, but all meals we always have together. Ah I miss it so much x
Ah Tracey it was so wonderful, we all loved it so much and yes we do x
It looks just perfect – I want to go!!!!
Ah you would all love it Karen x
Looks like an amazing resort #mondayescapes
Ah thank you it is just perfect x
Wow looks like a wonderful family getaway! I’d love to go to Greece soon! #MondayEscapes
Lolo it is amazing, I just love Greece x
You had me at “my week has been filled with luxury cocktails and family chilled time.”! Sounds perfect. #mondayescapes
Ha ha Phoebe it was idyllic honestly x
Looks so serene! The best time to visit Greece, as it’s not full of visitors! #mondayescapes
Anna it was just perfect x
Love that first picture – the sea looks so unbelievably calm – I feel relaxed just looking at it! 😉 #MondayEscapes
Keri it was just beautiful and so calm x
This looks amazing – I can’t wait to return to Greece with family in tow. Beautiful family portrait to end the post on.
Ah thank you Jade, I just love Greece it so beautiful and Ikos is incredible x
I absolutely love Greece and can’t wait to take my little girl there (hopefully in the not so distant future). It sound like you had an amazing and relaxed time which can be hard with kids but you obviously picked the right resort to keep them happy and busy. #mondayescapes
Of it was amazing Emma so relaxing and the boys just loved all the facilities x
Looks stunning, sometimes you just need to chill and enjoy the surroundings!
Yes Heledd it is the perfect place to relax and unwind x
That beach looks fantastic. I’m glad you’re having a nice vacation. Chill time is always nice and sometimes it’s good just to relax instead of always being on the go. #MondayEscapes
Exactly Alison sometimes you just need to chill out x
I’m so looking forward to summer! I have to get back to Greece very soon, it is so idyllic. #mondayescapes
Me to Kate, everything feels so amazing when the sun is shining x
This sounded and looked as though it was an amazing trip. I’m just off to catch up with your IG feed now – I was away myself over the Easter hols, so I didn’t catch everyone’s pics. Can’t wait to see yours! #MondayEscapes
Ooh off to check yours of too Nell, it was just the most wonderful trip x
This looks such a nice trip , I have been following your pics on Instagram. It just looks very relaxing and a perfect get away from it all and chill type holiday. #Mondayescapes
Coral it was lovely, such a perfect resort for all of us x
Oh, these photos with all the blue hues are amazing! I’m sorry to hear your friends didn’t get to join you but it sounds like you had a lovely time (and I’m very jealous!) #MondayEscapes
Ah thanks Katie, I know it was such a shame they couldn’t go but hopefully we will make up for it on another trip xx
Sounds lovely and relaxing! I get so jealous when I see other people vacationing in Greece. It looks like an amazing place. Maybe (hopefully) I will make it over there for a vacay someday. #MondayEscapes
Ah hope you do April it is just wonderful x
Sigh….longing desperately for some of that warm Greek sunshine and soft sandy beaches!!
Oh I know wish I was back there now x
Looks like lovely family time! We love Greece and this resort looks lovely. We’re definitely overdue a visit! #MondayEscapes
Jo it is just wonderful I would thoroughly recommend it x
My son would be in his element too – you’ve probably visited at the best time of year before it gets scorchingly hot! I get itchy feet if I have to sit around and do nothing but there’s always loads to explore in Greece, love the country! (Used to work there and met my partner there too so good memories). #Mondayescapes
Wow did you, I know I am usually the same but I just loved relaxing it was so needed x
It looks beautiful. I’m not surprised you are enjoying chilling out. #mondayescapes
oh Claire it was wonderful such an idyllic resort x
Wow this looks absolutely amazing, so beautiful, and I have been catching your stories – and I am very jealous as Im wrapping up in a coat and a fleece blanket – camping in Scotland 🙂 The thing that made me love this even more? early morning yoga ! I love yoga on holiday 🙂 so lovely to spend time together too. priceless xx
Ah it was idyllic and I so loved sharing it, honestly i would thoroughly recommend it x
It looks like just the most beautiful and relaxed place to visit. I kept watching your instastories and thinking how blue it all looked with the skies and the ocean…how lovely!! I hope you had the best time and it definitely sounds like you did x
Tas it was idyllic you would love it I guarantee x
Gorgeous pictures as always Sarah, It looks like an incredible resort and you all look so relaxed! Loved watching your insta stories, my bucket list is just getting bigger and bigger 🙂 #MondayEscapes
Ah thanks os much Nisbah, you would love it it is so so wonderful I just loved it we all did, Ikos is perfect in every way and I am so fussy x
I really need to see more of Greece – sounds like a perfect place you found to relax at! Must check it out! #mondayescapes
Tracey it is wonderful and they did quite a few trips but we were just far too chilled x
Sounds like an amazing holiday that everyone in the family enjoyed! I love the idea of you all sitting around the table at dinner, talking and laughing. It’s kind of my idea of the best times with family. #MondayEscapes
Oh mine too Kat, I love family meals and in Greece is even better x
Ah it was so fab Kat I loved it, we all did and oh my that food x
Looks beautiful! I love Greece – and holidays – it’s great to find somewhere you can totally relax? #mondayescapes
Yes it is hard isn’t it, this was totally the place for us x
Yes it is Elizabeth it was so great to just chill x
Beautiful photos. I’m also normally on ‘go go go’ mode when I travel, but it’s nice to just relax too.
Oh it is to just think about nothing but taking pictures and chilling with your family x
I love Greece. You’re giving me the travel bug again! I need to get on getting my little one his passport! #MondayEscapes
Oh yes you do so you are all ready to go x
Looks amazing! An early morning yoga lesson sounds like the perfect way to start the day. #mondayescapes
Jo is was bliss, I cant wait to revisit x
That view and that cocktail – I would be right at home there.
Thanks Kit, honestly it is just perfect x
How lucky are you to spend an entire week in such a stunning resort! I love Greece and this just makes me long to go back again.
Ah thank you, I just loved it there it was so chilled out and perfect x
Wow! It looks so dreamy!
Thanks you it was x
Looks lovely! Perfect place to chill with the family.
wow looks lovely! hope you get the much needed R&R 🙂
Wow looks like a stunning places to visit. So calm and peaceful! Although it probably wouldnt be as peaceful with my two boys running riot haha! Gorgeous photos as always #MondayEscapes
Ha ha, there is quite a bit for kids to do to burn of that energy if they love sport x