PHOTO: Karma Minoan will open just a few miles from Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete. (Photo via Flickr/Gervasio Varela)
The Karma Group is expanding with a new resort on the Greek island of Crete.
The international travel and lifestyle brand has announced the acquisition of a property three miles outside the historical town of Agios Nikolaos that will feature more than two dozen hotel apartments.
Named after the ancient civilization that ruled the island thousands of the years ago, the Karma Minoan will boast both mountain and sea views—all 26 apartments will feature panoramic views of Agios Nikolaos and the Mirabello Bay.
Other resort highlights include one- and two-bedroom suites, a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar, plus a library and a kids club.
The next step following the acquisition is for Karma to renovate the resort.
"We will be renovating and refurbishing the property to bring it up to our high standards and expect to have it open for next high season," Karma Group founder and chairman John Spence said in a statement.
"I personally love the island and think it offers one of the best tourist experiences in the Mediterranean with its incredible and well-priced food and wine, friendly, hospitable people, long sunny season and a wealth of historical, cultural, sporting and family attractions."
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The announcement comes at an exciting time for Greece as the European destination has experienced a recent uptick in tourism. Last year, officials revealed that international arrivals to the country were up seven percent through the first three-quarters of 2016.
Comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique, the Karma Group has properties around the world, including the Karma Royal Villea in Crete.