At long last, Four Seasons has arrived in Greece. It’s a project that’s been years in the making, as the historic Astir Palace outside Athens was closed for a transformative renovation. As we’ve previously reported, the project is estimated to have cost more than $110 million. The location—a peninsula 30 minutes from the city center and a half hour from Athens International Airport—means that guests can combine a riviera beach break with the rich culture found in the Greek capital (opera, dance, art, and historical heritage like the Acropolis).
Situated on 74 lush, landscaped acres next to the sea, the resort has 300 guestrooms and private bungalows. The extensive facilities run the gamut from swimming pools (including a free-form family pool) and tennis courts to basketball and a variety of water sports. Children can make new friends at the Kids for All Seasons club, while their parents take advantage of the holistically inspired spa that has an extensive hydrotherapy zone. Other perks? You’ll also find jogging trails, and there’s even a helipad. When it comes to dining, there are eight concepts on site, and you’ll find popular restaurants like Nobu’s Matsuhisa Athens nearby.
General Manager Sam Ioannidis is a 27-year Four Seasons veteran and leads a team of 700 staff. To celebrate the opening, the Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens is promoting the Grand Opening Offer, which provides 20 percent savings on the room rate plus daily breakfast. For extended stays, there’s also a Sixth Night Free package being offered at this time.