Let’s welcome to Southern Crete, an adult-friendly seaside resort that offers a new take on barefoot luxury
Situated in a sun-drenched, beachfront location and surrounded by evergreen gardens, Numo in Ierapetra of Crete is one of the most anticipated openings of 2021 in Greece.
Featuring 132 rooms and suites that connect the inside with the outside seamlessly and a secluded beach dotted with tamarisk trees, sunbeds, and cabanas, the cool new entry sets the pace for upbeat holiday moments with international DJs and chefs. The rooms range from cozy to super spacious suites, each of them exuding a charming individuality that guarantees guests a different (albeit consistent in quality) experience every time. Private swimming pools, placed in cozy terraces, form pockets of serenity surrounded by mature gardens while the main swimming pool, nestled within a 3,000m2 bar and restaurant area, is the beating heart of the resort.
Earthy, natural finishes complement the surrounding landscape with light gray tones, bringing to mind the beach outside, and gentle greens are inspired by the tamarisk trees adorning the area. The furniture is relaxed and versatile, with tactile materials and soft fabrics ensuring all surfaces feel like a warm invitation to touch. Arranged on the terraces are round beds for lounging on cool grey slate decking, while low chaise longues promise lazy afternoons spent under the olive trees.
To be a responsible part of the local ecosystem, Numo will adhere to various energy-saving protocols. It aims to be 100% plastic-free by 2022 and will recycle most of the waste produced. Its bars will implement a low-waste program, with plans to become zero-waste by next season. The majority of the products will be locally sourced from small farms including, bio olive oil press Skoutari and the award-winning bio farm Karalakis, known for their vast range of herb and vegetable offerings, thus closing the loop between consumer and producer and minimizing CO2 emissions.
The sustainability angle is also inherent in all design choices. Tired, old wardrobes and headboards were upcycled, reassembled, and revarnished to fit in with the resort’s fresh and airy aesthetic, while bedside tables and all the old timber structures of the outdoor areas were reconditioned.
Always looking for more ways to give back to nature, Numo will also hold donations and educational programs about wildlife in collaboration with ANIMA, Greece’s most prominent wildlife care and rehabilitation non-profit association.