The DNA: Perched on a hill, nestled among ancient olive trees with views of the Ionian Sea, the 93-room Olea All Suite Hotel on the Greek island of Zakynthos merges soothing colors and materials with a property-spanning, 4,000m2 (43,000-square-foot) pool to marry guests to their environment, as well as a more serene state.cStarting at the reception where two glass pendants float above the oak- and marble-clad desk, the resort combines a modern, clean design with a light, earthy palette and natural materials that include bamboo, stone, textured plaster, and rattan. Sanctuary-like guestrooms, which dot the resort in small successive volumes, reveal their views through large openings. Several suites include private swimming pools or direct access to the lake-like pool, the central artery of the hotel. Fittingly, it follows the shape of the property, acting as a calming, transforming power of water flowing freely through the veins of the resort. Shaded by the preserved olive trees and pergolas, island-like lounge areas border the pool, encouraging guests to soak up the tranquil surroundings.
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✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 93 rooms (36-105m2) (387-1,130 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture & interior design: Block 722 Architects ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk