BIGGEST BEACHSIDE SWIMMING POOL IN EUROPE OPENS IN GREECE

The biggest beachfront pool in Europe opened on Mykonos earlier this month, providing a full 22,600-square-feet of Instagrammable goodness for the perfect selfie backdrop.

The giant saltwater pool is inside new beach club SantAnna, which officially opened its doors on the Greek island on 5 July.

Backing onto Paraga Beach and the Aegean Sea, the club also boasts a gym, salon, spa, three bars, two organic restaurants and a range of boutiques. Alongside the pool there are 28,000-square-feet of loungers and cabanas to relax on.

There’s free entry to the pool and club but visitors are charged for seating; it costs from around €20 to reserve a lounger, with prices changing depending on location.

Guests can also opt to relax away from prying eyes on a “VIP Island” – floating areas on the pool, coupled with private cabins underground where you can shower and change – for €500. There’s even a Royal Island, which boasts a larger area and access to an oversized subterranean apartment for when you want to nap indoors.

“Mykonos is known the world over as a vibrant summer destination among jetsetters and discerning travellers, but we found a need to cater to a more diverse and inclusive clientele,” said Dimitris Christoforidis of the beach bar’s parent company, Nice-n-Easy.

“We want to offer an equally lively atmosphere but in a more laid back, chic environment, not only for revellers, but for families, groups and single guests alike.”

Visitors can choose from a 300-seater restaurant offering artisanal Mediterranean cuisine that’s locally sourced with vegan, vegetarian or gluten/dairy free options available, or a more intimate 45-seater sushi and raw bar.

There will be DJ sets every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer too, ranging from deep house to dance. SantAnna has a range of concierge services, with island tours, private transportation, helicopter services, private water taxis, golf carts and private security all on the menu.

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