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Tropical romance in a Mediterranean paradise

Olea All Suite Hotel blurs the lines between nature and nurture

Perched on the hills of Tsilivi, Zakynthos and merging with the emerald colours of the lush natural landscape, the Olea All Suite Hotel (a member of Design Hotels™) is a contemporary, peaceful retreat that taps into an ever-present water element and offers guests an ideal setting for romantic and relaxing holidays. Located within walking distance of Tsilivi and 10 minutes from Zakynthos town and airport there are a choice of suites with some offering private swimming pools or swim up options.

The hotels 4000m2 man-made lake encases each of the 93 modern and minimally designed suites. The calming, transforming power of the water that flows freely through the veins of the Olea All Suite Hotel cannot be understated and the absence of boundaries between the resort’s suites and its communal spaces provides a sense of freedom, calm and connection with its local vegetation and surroundings.


“The idea was to introduce a resort that embraces everything that makes this island so wonderful, but in a contemporary way. From its warm-hearted people and the unique ingredients of local cuisine, to the lush vegetation and the majestic beaches, Zakynthos has just so many meaningful experiences to offer. Olea utilises all the above and adds a bit of magic through modern, minimal design and an ever-present element of water,” says Venia Xenou on behalf of the Xenos Hotels Group.



The Athens and Stockholm-based architecture practice Block722architects+ is responsible for Olea’s design and concept. They worked closely with the existing vegetation—including the venerable olive trees that have been gracing this plot
of land for centuries. Using natural techniques and materials (like rustic oak wood, bamboo, and rattan), they created a luxurious, tropical island settlement.

“The most important thing to us was how the guests would experience their surroundings,” says Katja Margaritoglou, co-founder and interior designer for the firm. “the design brings people in sync with nature and its elements, connecting the indoors with the outdoors in a seamless way that helps them unwind and explore the resort in its entirety.”


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