Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

A 1960s seaside paradise

The Athens Riviera is where well-heeled Athenians live when they’re not hopping around the Greek islands, and the revived Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens — the brand’s first hotel in Greece — is perhaps the most exclusive enclave on the pine-lined Astir Peninsula.

On a good day (read: no traffic), the seaside spot is just 30 minutes from the center of Athens and the historic neighborhood of Plaka, whose narrow, cobblestone streets sit under the shadow of the Acropolis. Once a hangout for Aristotle Onassis and Frank Sinatra, the 1960s modernist property underwent a major makeover, reopening in 2019.

The sprawling, 303-accommodation property features a mix of rooms, suites, villas and standalone bungalows; three sandy, private beaches; two pools; a 984-foot boardwalk with sun loungers; eight restaurants, lounges and bars; and a holistic spa with Hippocrates-inspired treatments and ancient remedies. From the hotel’s jetty or nearby Astir Marina, you can set sail on a day trip to one of the nearby islands like Poros or Hydra.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The six, spacious sea- and garden-view bungalows and suites have a private villa feel and feature pools or furnished terraces.
  • Named after the Greek word for ocean, Pelagos restaurant weaves seasonal produce and Mediterranean-sourced fare into its fine-dining dishes like langoustine tartare with caviar sauce and Dover sole meunière with saffron hollandaise and Kalamata olives.
  • Taking a cue from Greece’s ancient history of bathing ceremonies, the Athens hotel spa features an adults-only hydrotherapy zone with an aroma steam grotto, chill showers, a sauna and a hammam.
  • While away your days in and around the two enticing seaside pools (one an infinity pool and the other for families), joined by a boardwalk lined with chaise lounges.
  • The 700-member staff will take good care of you and anticipate your every need.

Things to Know

  • Skip the traffic and arrive via the hotel’s helipad or private jetty. The Four Seasons can even arrange yacht chartering and catering.
  • The property is one of the most kid-friendly in Athens, with a year-round children’s club, an educational sea turtle rescue center, a gelato stand by the pool bar, and appropriate-for-all-ages walking tours and interactive experiences in the city’s historic center.
  • In addition to three tennis courts, a basketball court, water sports like snorkeling and kayaking and a nearby golf club, take advantage of the jogging trails snaking around the 74-acre property.

24-hour room service
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
40 Apollonos Street, Vouliagmeni, Athens 16671 Greece
ATH (24-35 min)