Sani Resort goes above & beyond with Sani Festival and Sani Academies

Sani Resort goes above & beyond with Sani Festival and Sani Academies

As one of the best luxury family resorts in the world, Sani Resort, Greece, continuously expands its offering to cater to all types of family and provide an experience that is like no other. This year, Sani hosted their annual Sani Festival, perfect for cultural families, with performances from Bob Geldof and the legendary Andrea Bocelli. Sani also enhanced their Sani Academies offering, with two tennis legends, Toni Nadal and Carlos Moya, visiting the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, Chelsea Football Club legends on site teaching young guests professional tips and tricks at the Football Academy, and the opportunity to learn survival skills at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Foodie families were also taken care of at the annual Sani Gourmet festival earlier in the season. With so much more than the standard kids’ club, Sani Resort is the perfect place for parents to relax while ensuring their kids are having their own unique experiences. 

Football Hero, Ashley Cole, Makes Special Appearance at Sani Resort’s Chelsea FCF Academy  

Former premier league football star Ashley Cole made a special appearance at The Chelsea FCF Academy to offer guests a series of exclusive coaching. Guests had the opportunity to hone their ball skills by training alongside the ex-Chelsea defender, as he shared his technical skills and expert knowledge at Sani Resort’s very own UEFA approved football pitch. 

Tennis Superstar, Carlos Moyá, Returns to Sani Resort’s Famed Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre  

Sports fanatics had the opportunity to train alongside Spanish tennis superstar Carlos Moyá, Rafa Nadal’s primary coach and Technical Director of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre (RNTC), for a once in a lifetime summer holiday experience. Tennis fans of all ages had the opportunity to spend a week honing their racket and ball skills with RNTC’s expert coaches, including Rafa Nadal’s very own tennis coach Carlos Moyá, who made a special appearance at Sani Resort’s RNTC.

Sani Resort Celebrates Gastronomy with its 15th Annual Sani Gourmet Festival  

This year, ten different chefs attended Sani Resort for the annual gastronomic festival, including multi-awarded Sotiris Evaggelou from Salonica Restaurant in Thessaloniki who created delicious dishes at Fresco; Liza Kermanidou, one of the most talented young pastry chefs in Europe, who has previously worked at Roka and Claridge’s, and is now Head Pastry Chef at Pantechnicon; and Adam Kontovas, Executive Chef of Alali restaurant in Santorini and Head Chef of Kobra, who served some fantastic dishes at Asian Restaurant. 

Bear Grylls Survival Academy 

At the only Bear Grylls Survival Academy in Europe, led by a team of expert instructors, guests at Sani Resort were able to follow in the footsteps of Bear Grylls and learn key survival skills amidst the natural beauty of the resort. During the academy, created by Bear Grylls himself, guests learnt how to build shelters, start a fire and signal for help. The perfect experience for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurous seeking children and teens, the academy offered family courses where families worked together to reach base camp, as well as a teen course which included spear making, raft building and night navigation.  


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