What We Love
- Daily American buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The spotless beaches of Vouliagmeni are just steps away
- Candlelit poolside lounge with Moroccan music
- Nearby yacht harbor and forest trails
- Natural Korres bath products in the marble bathrooms
What To Know
- At least a half hour away from Athens’s major attractions
- 24-hour room service, but food is pricey
- Not all rooms have bathtubs; some have only showers
- Odd numbered rooms have the best views
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On the Vouliagmeni Peninsula, 12 miles south of central Athens, the Margi is a boutique beach retreat with a tasteful, arty vibe that sets it apart from many of the city’s hotels. From the Buddha Bar–style music wafting from the speakers to the uber-cool staff, this 89-room property has hip hotel written all over it. Each room has a balcony and either overlooks the pool (Superior Rooms), the pine forest or the Athenian Riviera (Executive Rooms), and feels a million miles away from the hectic, historic capital.
Bed and Bath
The 89 rooms are done up in earth tones and echo the Mediterranean and Near East accents found throughout the property: Oriental rugs, wooden furniture, vintage metal pieces. The rooms are on the small side but are made to feel homey with down comforters, natural Korres bath products, 24-hour room service, free WiFi and in-room massage and beauty treatments. Odd-numbered rooms in the five-story hotel have the best balconies and coastal views.
The pièce de résistance is the lantern-lit pool area, with daybeds shaded by billowy curtains. Arabic music floats over all of it, and the low-lit scene is the best place to hang out on a warm night. The poolside restaurant, Malabar, serves classic Mediterranean dishes. In winter, the lobby features a crackling fireplace. Owner Maria Stavridis displays her personal collection of 18th- and 19th-century antiques in some of the public rooms. Be sure to dine at Bakù where award-winning chef Panagiotis Giakalis serves ethnic dishes made with local produce.
In the Area
Athens’s best golf course, at Glyfada, is about 10 minutes away. The hotel’s concierge can arrange tee times for you. The Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni runs a marina and water sports club close to the Margi. You can learn to water-ski, check out Olympic competition sailboats and facilities, or swim in a heated outdoor pool. The marina offers boat tours of the area, as well. Although the area isn’t known for ruins, this is Greece, so there are some ancient sites to see in Vouliagmeni. The Temple of Apollo Zoster was discovered by some children playing around Astir Beach, and it’s said that the mother of the twins Apollo and Artemis came here to prepare to give birth.
How to Get There
Friendly helpful beautiful pool amazing pool. Breakfast delicious. The stuff serve you with a smile. The layout of the pool and garden is breath taking. Location close to the beaches. We had a wonderful time. They are clean and they service you very fast. Very nice spa. All in all very enjoyable stay. And the concierge is very helpful and friendly.
Lovely threee nights at the margi on our way home to Australia after one month in Europe
Beautiful hotel and pool . Rooms lovely , beds and linen amazing and restaurant also very good.
We may have been a bit too old for this accom. Lots of beautiful young people surrounding the pool but never the less it was very enjoyable .
We've stayed at The Margi twice now and it's become a "must stay" for any visit. Super cool vibe, clean and comfortable rooms, awesome pool and bar, incredible day spa and first class dining experience. The staff are just awesome and it's perfectly located close to everything Vouliagmeni & Athens offer.