Greece is no stranger to the benefits of spa therapy. Thousands of years ago, ancient Greeks practiced various treatments focused on rejuvenation and relaxation. Today, these century-old traditions, along with modern equipment and products, are used to provide high-quality services. From luxurious mountain spa resorts to wellness centers on the islands, here are the best spas you should know in Greece.
Nestled in Peloponnese opposite the picturesque rock of Monemvasia, the Kinsterna Hotel, tucked between vineyards and citrus orchards, is one of the top award-winning hotels in the region. Its spa features a pool area as well as a collection of Jacuzzis, a hair salon and a hammam. It offers a wealth of face and body treatments, including signature holistic treatments, using local products and massages. Kinsterna Hotel Spa is an idyllic setting for a quick weekend getaway or a week-long escape.
Pamper yourself right in the heart of Thessaloniki at Luxury Living Massage & Spa Therapies. This urban oasis offers a moment of ultimate relaxation and wellness at affordable prices. The spa menu includes simple massages; royal and luxury treatments ranging from facials to full-body massages and body wraps; and access to the Jacuzzi. You will leave the spa relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
For those looking for a place of relaxation while on a quick city trip in Athens, the Divani Apollon Thalasso Center is exactly what they need. Located in the heart of the Athens Riviera in Vouliagmeni, this spa offers a selection of fantastic wellness and relaxation treatments. With therapies using a range of Ariadne Αthens products, you will enter new realms of bliss under the expert hands of the qualified staff. It’s a little haven of peacefulness a short drive away from the Greek capital that is worthy of being named one of the Best Spas in Europe by the World Travel Awards.
A mere 30 minutes from Thessaloniki in Halkidiki, the Pomegranate Spa will charm you with its lush gardens, extensive facilities and breathtaking views over the coast. Opt for an access pass to the indoor pool, the sauna, hammam and Jacuzzis, or indulge in one of its many holistic or oriental massages. The spa features a wide choice of treatments catering to both men and women.
The Latin phrase ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’ (‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’) is often used to encourage us to cultivate healthy habits, but few know that it also implies taking the time to stop, relax and reflect. One of the best places to put this into practice is at the stunning Six Senses Spa in Porto Elounda, Crete. Here, you will find peace from your hectic everyday life thanks to the high-quality services, which focus on treatments that benefit the mind, body and soul by using a plethora of ancient and modern practices. With its team of qualified aestheticians, physiotherapists and fitness instructors, the spa strives to constitute an environment where wellbeing and wellness are the key focuses. Their collection of awards is a testament to the services they provide.
For complete immersion in nature, skip the coast and head straight to the mountainous wonderland of Epirus. Here, the picture-perfect villages of Zagorohoria will transport you to a place where nature is queen. Stay at the award-winning Mikro Papigo 1700 Hotel in the eponymous village, and get ready to relax. From the modern and simple atmosphere to the sophisticated spa on-site, you will fall in love with this peaceful place. Breathe in the fresh air daily before indulging with a well-deserved treatment chosen from their wide range of face, body, and even hand services. They also have a sauna, a hammam, a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool to provide a refuge for the weary urban traveler.
Part of the exclusive Canaves Oia Hotel in Oia, Santorini, Canaves Oia Spa is not your average luxury spa. Due to its location in a wine cave dating from the 17th century, the spa has a unique character and vibe. It may be small in size compared to others on this list, but what Canaves Oia Spa lacks in size, it makes up for in quality and splendor. Apart from the usual treatment rooms, the sauna and indoor pools, it includes an outdoor massage area which allows you to be pampered while enjoying all-encompassing views over the caldera and the blue sea. The spa also provides a series of services such as therapeutic rituals and beauty treatments.
Inspired by ancient Greek holistic healing practices, the high-end Amanzoe spa, located in Porto Heli in Peloponnese, is a temple dedicated to wellness. With a collection of nine sleek indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, the spa comprises a Watsu pool, steam and plunge pools, yoga and Pilates studios and a state-of-the-art gym. Amanzoe also regularly hosts wellness retreats headed by experts in their fields.