The Greek capital, with its wealth of ancient monuments, museums, souvenir shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, may sometimes seem harsh if you are vacationing during peak tourist season. Heavy traffic, long lines, excessive temperatures – all of these often contribute to an overload of the senses. Thankfully, Athens is also home to a plethora of spas where you can de-stress and unwind. Here are the most relaxing spas in Athens, Greece.
GB Spa at Hotel Grande Bretagne
Located in the luxurious and historic Hotel Grande Bretagne, you will find a spa where serenity and relaxation are key. Using holistic rituals and refined skincare technologies and practices, the GB Spa is a wellness address you need to remember. Considered one of the most impressive spas in the country, it boasts a range of treatments and services, world-class facilities and a luxurious environment where you will feel like royalty. Opt for a facial treatment, a Balinese massage or simply enjoy the steam and water rooms for absolute relaxation after a visit to the hotel gym.
A relaxing place to experience oriental baths, Hammam Baths offers a range of services combining treatments and therapies, wellness, but first and foremost, relaxation. Here is where you can experience an authentic hammam (or steam) bath and where the soothing properties of eucalyptus will leave you refreshed and invigorated. You can also indulge in a relaxing massage afterwards. The innovative services and treatments menu can be tailored to your needs and even includes beauty treatments like pedicures and manicures. End your visit with a refreshing tea in the true tradition of hammam baths.
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Located in the Athenian Riviera, in Vouliagmeni, the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is home to a spa and an award-winning thalassotherapy centre where you can benefit from the numerous properties of seawater. With a huge thalassotherapy pool of 270 square metres, equipped 16 different areas with water jets, the centre boasts a wide range of therapies and treatments inspired by ancient Greek rituals and tailored to guests’ needs. You will find wellness programs, a beauty centre, a gym as well as a hair salon – everything you need to leave the premises refreshed, relaxed and beautiful.
Orloff Spa at the Life Gallery Hotel
The Orloff Spa at Astir Beach, in Vouliagmeni, offers the experience and top-notch expertise of a world-class spa with a view of the crystalline sea. This ultimate relaxation spot is set on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Greek capital, where you will find signature treatments and therapies (we are particularly crazy about the Polynesian Sublime Ritual), as well as beauty facilities to magnify you from head to toe. Bonus point, you will even find several treatments for pregnant women, so everyone can benefit from a spa day at the beach.
Orloff Spa, Astir Beach, Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, +30 210 89 60028
I-Spa at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel
Winner of the 2017 Greek Best Luxury Hotel Spa at the Luxury Spa Awards, the spa at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, I-Spa, by the Asian Spa Ayurvedic & City Retreat group, is an oasis of well-being and relaxation in the centre of Athens. Whether you are in Athens for business or pleasure, the spa, boasting a collection of treatment suites, a hammam and sauna, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, is where you can relax after an important meeting or a long day of sightseeing. From Asian and European-inspired face and body treatments to massages and therapies, everyone will find something to satisfy their needs. You will step out of this spa feeling rejuvenated and radiant.
Holmes Place Spa
With three locations in Athens, Holmes offers an unforgettable wellness experience with its spas. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours and enter a new world of relaxation. Boasting a team of well-trained professionals and a whole series of unique treatments for face and body, Holmes Place Spa is the necessary stop if you want to indulge in a relaxing moment for yourself or with your buddies or even with your significant other. Open to members and non-members on appointment, Holmes Places’ spas certainly have a treatment or therapy that will send you to a new realm of serenity.