Lyttopia: An Exclusive Playground for an Exclusive Hotel

Located on the beautiful Greek island of Crete, the Lyttos Beach Hotel and Lyttos Mare Exclusive Beach Resort are two 5-star exclusive family resorts and part of the S Resorts Group hotel chain. Just 5 km from the town of Hersonissos, hidden amongst vast, colorful gardens that lead to a Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, the complex combines a leisure and sports center destination, where guests can take advantage of the many sporting and family-friendly facilities on offer and escape the stress of everyday life.

Boasting eight swimming pools, a waterpark, shops, tennis and basketball courts, soccer pitches, a golf course, beach sports, and cycling, the hotel group approached playground specialists and Percussion Play partner Elite Areas to design a playground that not only compliments these facilities but become a benchmark for playgrounds in the hotel industry. Elite Areas delivered, and the brand new Lyttopia Playground was opened in October this year.

The newly created 900 m² playground features small and large play structures to be utilized by different age groups, ensuring high-simultaneous capacity. The play area includes a sheltered family seating area with a bar and snacks, a mini golf course, and a music garden. Bringing both music and color to the playground, the music garden features a Sunflower and Daisy Petal Drum a minor bunch of Harmony Bells, and Rainbow Cavatina Xylophone. A trio of Djembe Drums will allow players to experience the high energy and power of group drumming, which transcends age, language, and ability. Finally, a Papilio Metallophone tuned to a pentatonic scale means there will be no wrong notes as family and friends play together.

The design approach of Lyttopia allows the children to play on their own, along with their parents or the hotel animators.

“This new area is being built near the water park and the entrance and should create a wow effect for those arriving,”
Pantelis Sapounakis, CEO of S Resorts

“The playground is amazing! Very spacious and colorful!”
Tatiana Orfanoudaki, TUI

“A colorful world for the little ones in the family!"
Maria Gkouma, Der Touristik