Luxurious resorts by the sea or nestled in groves and gardens offer the perfect getaway for both tourists and locals!
There are many ways a traveller might seek to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life. Sometimes it can be a visit to one’s village or vacation home for some long days of meditation, self-reflection and reconnection with the inner self. Or it can be all of the above, combined with pampering and high-end services, in an elegant and luxurious hotel. From luxurious resorts by the sea or boutique hotels nestled in groves and gardens, hotels near Athens offer a wide range of choices for tourists and locals alike. Most of the time, it’s the things you leave behind that make a difference.
This is a definitive list of not only the best hotels near Athens but some of the most unique hospitality experiences Greece has to offer!
Below, find a definitive list of the best hotels near Athens.
This elegant and stylish hotel offers the unique feeling of living in a historic building by the sea and enjoying an awesome room with a view at Hydra. Housed in a 17th-century building, hidden in a picturesque cove on the east of Hydra island, it is approached by taxi boat from Hydra port. Apart from the main building and the tower, Mandraki Resort includes 14 swim-up cabanas in the remaining part of the old shipyard creating a luxurious haven of laid-back leisure. With its terrace with a view and a pier restaurant, it is the ultimate home away from home destination, just an hour away from Athens.
The term “grande dame” is used in hospitality jargon to underline not only the iconic beauty behind a historic gem but also an elegant high-status ambiance. And Poseidonion Grand Hotel embodies every ounce of this expression. A landmark of Spetses island, and one of very few of its kind in Greece, it has a long history, a prime setting with awe-inspiring views, and elegant architecture of another era. Opened in 1914, and has since undergone major renovations, it still has the allure of its glorious past, when jet setters, royalties and politicians of other distinguished society members vacationed there. From the majestic marble staircase to the stunning balcony views and the Bostani -its own organic farm in the hills of Spetses, Poseidonion is a once-in-a-lifetime hotel experience.
Uniquely luxurious, the Isla Brown Corinthia is hosting a unique holiday dream, within its 166 rooms and suites and is located on the beach of Aghioi Theodori just 45 minutes drive from Athens. The all-white organic forms blend perfectly with the ever-changing views of the sea, the interiors are elegant and full of light and there is a whopping 550sqm terrace crafted to host spectacular all-day round parties! Also, pretty much every sea activity you can think of is available, from water sports to games and activities for the whole family and there is an in-house set of spa amenities and services. Great gastronomy and an impressive pool with surrounding sunbeds make for a wholesome hospitality experience!
Just one-hour boat ride from Athens, Aegina is an all-inclusive island than can be visited all year long. In 1964, the painter Nikos Nikolaou settled in a peaceful property in Aegina, which became the gathering point of the greek intelligentsia of his time. Some of Greece’s greatest intellectuals, like the poet Odysseas Elytis and painter Yiannis Moralis were among the frequent visitors of the beautiful house, gazing at the sunset and enjoying long, inspiring and deep conversations. Nowadays, the property is open to eclectic visitors who seek a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. At the heart of the property, in an oasis of calm and surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden lies what used to be the artist’s home and studio, divided now in 3 luxurious suites. One of the best hotels near Athens!
Nothing, though, prepares you for the magic of Sikyon Coast Hotel & Resort while driving down the road that passes through the coastal villages of the bay of Corinth. The Villa, a mansion of the early twentieth century, is the one that the famous Greek poet Aggelos Sikelianos built and lived in. Its presence adds a really cinematic atmosphere to the landscape. The property also features a modern-day resort, and the hotel also places emphasis on the culinary experience with top creations based on Greek recipes and touches of international cuisine. Just one hour drive from Athens and offering high-standard services, Sikyon Coast Hotel & Resort can be the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend full of unique moments.
Chora Kythnos Suites will make you feel as if you have a home away from home in the Cycladic isles. Whitewashed little houses – some with private pools -small yards with built sofas and colored cushions and stylish decorative details everywhere make for relaxing and feel-good interiors with a minimalistic approach to the Cycladic aesthetic. The eye travels to the amphitheatrical view of the landscape in the mainland and is mesmerized by the way the light changes throughout the day. The hotel serves as the ideal base if you want to explore the island’s stunning beaches and picturesque villages.
Located at the secluded beach of Psathi, Kea Retreat features 6 cottage-like suites, most of them created by renovating some old “Kathikies”, traditional farmer stone houses that already existed in the area. The retreat is next to an untouched beach that exceeds everyone’s expectations, featuring a wild landscape with glittering grey rocks and azure crystal-clear waters. Kea Retreat is a beachfront paradise, created to celebrate life, urge people to reconnect with nature, and make them set on a transformational journey.