Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa,Astir Palace, Athens
What We Love
- Spectacular views over the Saronic Gulf
- The decadent dining and drinking options include 10 restaurants and bars, one of which is a Nobu
- Arion Spa features a hamman, hydrotherapy area, thalassotherapy pool and sauna
- The fully renovated bungalows are set near the beach, with private pools
What To Know
- Restaurants are open to the public as well as guests, so reservations are recommended
- Breakfast isn’t included in the room rate
- WiFi is not included in the rate
- Taverna 37 and Ski Bar are only open during summer months
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- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just 30 minutes outside the heart of Athens on its own private peninsula, the exclusive Arion Resort & Spa has played host to luminaries such as Nelson Mandela and Frank Sinatra. And its envious location means there are postcard-worthy views of the Saronic Gulf at nearly every turn. The 123 guestrooms and 58 bungalows are done up in soothing shades of tan and beige tempered by sage accents and feature wooden beam ceilings and plasma televisions; bathrooms have Waterl’Eau toiletries and separate showers and tubs. With a private beach and infinity-edge pool, activities here are water-oriented, but if you want to treat your taste buds to Greek fare and potent libations, there are 10 restaurants and bars (including a Nobu outpost) to choose from. Other highlight amenities include tennis courts, a basketball court, spa and fitness center.
In the Area
Do as the ancient Greeks did and take the waters around Vouliagmeni Lake, fed by underground thermal currents that keep the mineral-rich water at a pleasingly warm temperature year-round. Then, head to nearby Glyfada (around six miles from the hotel), sometimes referred to as the “Hellenic Hamptons,” where you can ogle the shipping tycoons and celebrities at one of the neighborhood’s myriad cafes and clubs. Further afield in Athens proper (the hotel runs free shuttles from Athens Center and Glyfada), check out the city’s greatest landmarks, the Agora and Acropolis, then make your way to Mount Lycabettus, whose summit can be reached by car or funicular: a stroll around the peak, with its commanding views of the city, will surely make you feel closer to the gods.
How to Get There
For beach in athens this should be one of the best hotels , the hotel is not brand new but it has 5 star standards in services , lot of water sport activity to rent from the hotel it self , staff was great and room is good , we took 2 connected rooms with nice city vew balconies
You know those hotels where you can't find a single flaw? Well Astir Palace is one of them. High level of luxury in a quiet place, away from the hustle and bustle of Athens. Huge rooms with big terraces, big and cozy bed, indescribable view overlooking the gulf, excellent food, excellent service. I was there on a business trip in March 2016 and unfortunately wasn't able to enjoy the sun and the beach, but am sure it offers an unforgettable enjoyment during summer. I recommend this hotel and is worth to be seen!
We travelled in July 2016 and spent 4 nights at the Arion in one of their luxury villas overlooking the beach. We had a magnificent view out to the bay and sea beyond, which was glorious at sunset. Our boys aged 6 and 8 could wonder down to the beach, just a minute's walk down a few steps, as soon as they got up. The gently sloping shallow bay and beach would have been a perfect destination for us when the boys were younger, if only we'd known about it! The villas were very modern, light and reasonably spacious and well thought out, with a large terrace. Room service was swift and friendly and the villa terrace provided a great location for dinner. The food in the main hotel or the Japanese restaurant on site were also excellent. A great start to our Greek adventure!