WELCOME TO ATHENS
The Birthplace Of Western Civilisation …
Athens is a fascinating collision of ancient and modern, from the breathtaking grandeur of the Parthenon and the delightful winding alleys of the Plaka below, to exclusive boutiques and thriving nightlife.
Named after the goddess Athena and home to classic philosophers including Socrates and Plato, this captivating city is fiercely proud of its heritage and is committed to preserving its many cultural treasures. The magnificent ancient Acropolis is visible from almost every part of the city, crowned by the elegant columns of the Parthenon. In the shadow of the Acropolis lies the city’s oldest neighbourhood, the Plaka, where labyrinthine streets are bursting with market stalls. Head to Kolonaki and ascend Lycabettus Hill, the city’s highest point, for panoramic views over Athens and the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and Kalimarmaro Stadium, and immerse yourself in ancient tradition and enjoy a concert or classical Greek tragedy under the stars at Herodes Atticus Theatre – an ancient open-air Roman theatre with superb acoustics. Athens has a thriving café culture and vibrant restaurant scene, with lots of charming tavernas serving up the likes of grilled swordfish, souvlaki, calamari and stuffed vine leaves. In true European style, Athenians tend to eat later in the evening and can often be found chatting over a strong coffee in the early hours. Dining al fresco with the illuminated Acropolis before you is an unforgettable experience. Around an hour’s drive from Athens, the iconic Temple of Poseidon stands 60 metres above sea level on the rugged peninsula of Cape Sounio, where the Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort has sunset views of the temple.
ATHENS LUXURY HOTELS
Greece’s first Four Seasons hotel is a triumphant revival of a modernist landmark, where guests can enjoy a beach holiday, destination spa and city break rolled into one glamorous, authentically Greek experience.
On the sophisticated Athens Riviera, at the tip of a pine-clad peninsula, Four Seasons offers the best of both worlds: a laid-back seaside escape just 30 minutes from the historical city centre. Discover the wonders of ancient civilization at the Acropolis, then return to Four Seasons to unwind and relax.
Vouliagmeni has been the most sought-after seaside suburb in Athens ever since the Astir Palace opened in the 1960s. This legendary resort, where Onassis, Bardot and Sinatra once hung out, is located on a pine-clad peninsula about half an hour from Athens International Airport. It’s a 45-minute drive to the Acropolis in one direction and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion in the other. There are countless beaches and seaside dining options to explore along the Athens Riviera.
Enter a Four Seasons paradise – a pine-clad sanctuary of 30 hectares (75 acres) – featuring three private beaches, eight exciting restaurants, lounges and bars, upscale retail, and a Spa inspired by the teachings of Hippocrates.
A brilliant resort for family holidays where everyone will feel spoiled. There are three sandy, shallow bays; two heated swimming pools; and older kids can go stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking or snorkelling. The Kids for All Seasons club welcomes children. Supervised activities range from gardening and treasure hunts to face painting. From tacos and pizzas to ice cream sundaes, kids are well catered for in every restaurant. Children get special toiletries, mini-bathrobes and slippers, and little treats.
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A RESIDENCE OF DISCRETE LUXURY IN ATHENS
Dating back to 1930 and located in the centre of Athens, the 5-star King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, represents the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel. Perfectly situated for captivating experiences, a truly inspiring and gracious venue, King George is located within walking distance from the wonders of Athens.
The Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission are nearby, so are upmarket boutiques, world-renowned museums and the city’s vibrant business district. With 102 rooms and suites, a Penthouse Suite with private outdoor pool overlooking the fabled Acropolis, the awarded Tudor Hall Restaurant featuring authentic Greek cuisine and incomparable views of the city’s landmarks, King George finds its best expression in the outstanding personalized service.
This heritage hotel on Parliament Square has been putting on the ritz since 1930. A former annexe of the Royal Palace and Prime Minister’s residence, it still trades on over-the-top opulence. The crowning glory is the Tudor Hall restaurant where inspired Greek cuisine comes with delicious Acropolis views.
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This striking new hotel has a restaurant-lined atrium and a rooftop terrace with views of the magnificent Acropolis.
Stately, with the air of an era long gone, the Electra Palace Athens, hospitable and aristocratic, awaits to welcome you in the heart of the city. Classical in its architecture and design, blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings of the Plaka area, the hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites.
Marble-tiled bathrooms; soft duvets; Jacuzzi bathtubs; custom furniture; these are but a few of the details that make the Electra Palace Athens luxuriously enjoyable. The amenities of our hotel will leave you wanting for nothing more: for your comfort and enjoyment, here you will find free Wi-Fi internet connection, laptop size electronic safes and fully equipped bathrooms with hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, magnifying mirror and more.
Right in the city center and within walking distance from all major sights, easily accessible by car or public transport, the Electra Palace Athens is the ideal hotel for your stay in Athens whether you are here for business or leisure: spend a summer day at our outdoor swimming pool, soaking up the sun of Athens as it rises above the Acropolis – or spend it shopping in the city’s lively markets. Wander through the ancient Agora and visit the Parthenon – then wonder at its glory, all dramatically lit at night, from the balcony of your room. Stroll around the city under the autumn rain, then warm up in the hotel’s sauna. Relax after a day’s hard work – or blow off some steam – at the indoor pool or our gym.
Enjoy our delicious contemporary greek cuisine at the award winning “Electra Palace Roof Garden” or at the “Motivo” in the lounge, or with a drink at the “Duck Tail”, our British inspired bar. For bigger celebrations or for business events in the heart of Athens, our hotel’s five-star service extends to our five meeting rooms and ballrooms: fully equipped, air-conditioned and naturally lit, our halls can cater for up to 350 people for any event type, no matter how formal: host your business meeting here, or organize a successful conference. Or, have the reception or banquet of your dreams, tasteful and impeccable, a festive testament to your own sophisticated style.
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With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivaled perspective of Athens’ mythical history. Located right in the heart of the city since 1874, the multi-awarded landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district. With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities, whereas the 58 suites enjoy additional benefits including personalized Butler Service. Visit the picturesque GB Roof Garden Restaurant for the finest Mediterranean cuisine or the Winter Garden for an afternoon high tea and do not miss the GB Spa for a signature massage, beauty treatment or an indulgent respite in the thermal Suite.
You won’t find a hotel in central Athens with better facilities: there’s a destination spa with various thermal and herbal steam rooms, a mud chamber, ice fountain, reflexology foot spa, outstanding ESPA and Valmont facials and massages. Wellness facilities also include a well-equipped gym, hair and nail salon and barber shop.
Children are presented with colouring books on arrival and treated with the same deference as their parents. Sticky fingers and messy eaters are handled with unflappable efficiency. There are interconnecting rooms.
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A modern hilltop acropolis, Amanzoe is a peaceful retreat from which to explore the nature, coastal pleasures and ancient heritage of the Peloponnese…
The helicopter flight from Athens to Amanzoe creates a swift segue into an altogether wilder Greece – a place of pure nature, where time stands still. Scattered with Unesco ruins, the undiscovered Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia – and it is here that Amanzoe has made its hilltop home, a modern-day Acropolis from which 360-degree views encompass olive groves, Aegean blue, and little else. Designed to meld with the land, suites and villas with pools belie a remarkable sense of space, opening to fragrant gardens or the beach, where speedboats lie waiting to zip between secret coves and the nearby islands of Spetses and Hydra.
Overlooking the Aegean on an isolated hilltop, Amanzoe is within reach of Athens Airport (ATH), Greece and features an on-site heliport
Amanzoe’s luxury Villas are cool, spacious abodes surrounded by olive groves. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, each of the one-to-nine-bedroom Greek Villas features an open terrace with sand-coloured marble floors, traditional dry stone-clad walls and concrete columns and cornices.
Providing seamless indoor-outdoor living, the three-bedroom Villa is surrounded by olive groves and overlooks the Aegean Sea or surrounding countryside. Two full-time members of staff, including a chef and a host, look after guests in complete privacy
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ATHENS LUXURY YACHT
ENJOY 7 NIGHTS OUT AT SEA – ON ONE OF THE FASTEST YACHTS IN THE WORLD…
190′ Trinity motor yacht, Skyfall, is the largest, fastest, Athens-friendly shallow draft luxury yacht in the world!
She also features a large, beautiful sun deck including a plunge pool and jacuzzi for relaxing while you soak up the views of the world’s most coveted destinations.
Built in 2010 and fully refitted in 2018, Skyfall has been exceptionally well maintained, giving her the look and feel of a brand new yacht. Boasting a huge number of amenities, her design cleverly maximizes all on board areas where charter guests have several different living areas, all generously proportioned, to choose from around the vessel. She is also wheelchair friendly, with a wheelchair friendly VIP stateroom and a beautiful elevator accessible from the accommodation deck to sky lounge.
Skyfall boasts huge, light-filled opulent spaces with a timeless and elegant interior by Patrick Knowles. An entrance foyer, flanked with striking wine display cabinets on each side, leads directly from the aft deck and into the main salon which is home to comfortable seating, a full entertainment system and formal dining for 12. A second large main guest space is the panoramic sky lounge on the upper deck which features include a versatile game table, bar and comfortable lounge area. Skyfall is defined by her luxurious fittings, generous layouts and exceptional attention to detail.