Pros

  • Set on 75 acres of lovely grounds with sea views
  • Pleasant rooms have private balconies/patios, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and coffee/tea facilities
  • Bathrooms have soaking tubs and separate rainfall showers
  • Olympic-size outdoor pool overlooking the sea
  • Small beach and wooden sundeck with sunbeds and cabanas
  • Restaurant, poolside bar, and chic lounge bar, plus more bars/restaurants across resort complex
  • Spa, fitness center, and several sports courts
  • Kids' club and outdoor playground
  • Meeting/event space and business center
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
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Cons

  • In-room Wi-Fi is charged
  • Fitness center is small
  • 30-minute drive to Athens (also a pro)
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Bottom Line

Situated on 75 acres of a private peninsula a 30-minute drive south of Athens, this luxury hotel from the Westin chain is part of the larger Astir Palace complex. Highlights include an Olympic-size pool and sundeck offering gorgeous views over the sea, as well as access to a small beach. There's a Mediterranean restaurant on-site, plus guests have access to other dining options across the resort, including a renowned sushi restaurant from famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The fitness center is small, but there are several sports courts and a full spa, while families are catered to with a kids' club. The 162 guest rooms have private balconies and a slew of modern comforts -- but Wi-Fi is charged. For a similar alternative, compare with the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa.

Editor's note: This hotel has been sold and closed for renovations. Please check back for the updated review and photos. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Kids Club
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

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Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

Scene

Luxury resort set on private peninsula

Part of the Astir Palace resort that also includes the Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, this luxury property is set on 75 scenic acres of a private peninsula. The contemporary interiors are chain-like, but perfectly pleasant; gleaming cream tile floors in the lobby are paired with a handsome dark wood ceiling, while a curved wall of windows fills the space with sunlight. Dining spaces have a similar feel: wooden floors in the Kymata Restaurant play against different tones of wood in the tables and chairs, while white walls and ceilings as well as large windows make the space feel bright and airy. It's the outdoor spaces that are the highlight here, though, offering gorgeous views over the sea and surrounding coast. Overall, it's a solid choice that's suitable for both business travelers and leisure tourists, while several amenities aimed at kids make this a good pick for families as well. 

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Location

Quiet location on Vouliagmeni Peninsula, about a half-hour drive to Athens

The hotel is situated on the Vouliagmeni Peninsula, a quiet location that's far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Athens to be peaceful, yet within a half-hour drive of the city center and its tourist sites. The grounds are extensive and full of greenery, plus there's a small beach. There's a TGI Friday's and a handful of dining options set by a beach that's an 11-minute walk from the resort. The town of Vouliagmeni is a bit further away and can be reached in about 25 minutes on foot. Tourists wishing to sightsee might want to rent a car, as traveling by public transit is a lengthy endeavor. Top attractions like the Acropolis and the Parthenon are about a 30- to 50-minute drive, depending on traffic, as is the historic neighborhood of Plaka. Athens International Airport is about a 25- to 40-minute drive, depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Polished, contemporary rooms with balconies and sleek bathrooms with tubs and separate showers -- but Wi-Fi is charged extra

These bright and airy contemporary rooms feature glass sliding doors that fill the spaces with natural light and open onto private balconies/patios furnished with sunbeds, many offering beautiful sea views. Decor is simple but polished, with a color palette of soft neutral hues and wooden furniture. Colorful abstract paintings hang on off-white walls. All rooms have desks and chic seating, while suites have separate living rooms. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, capsule coffee machines, minibars, and electronic safes, but in-room Wi-Fi is charged extra. Sleek, large bathrooms have soaking tubs and separate walk-in rainfall showers, plus there are magnifying mirrors, toiletries, fluffy bathrobes, and slippers.

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Features

Olympic-size pool and small stretch of beach, several dining options, kids' facilities, and business features

There are plenty of outdoor spaces to relax in here, one of the most popular ones being the Olympic-size pool overlooking the sea, which offers plenty of chic sunbeds and parasols. Guests also have access to a small but lovely beach, with umbrella-shaded loungers lining a strip of sandy shore, as well as wooden sundecks dotted with sunbeds and cabanas.

Dining options include the seasonal Kymata Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Sofa Bar, a chic lounge with gorgeous views over the sea that serves drinks and bar snacks. There's also a poolside bar that's open seasonally. Guests also have access to other restaurants across the Astir Palace Resort, including the renowned Matsuhisa Athens, as well as a brasserie, a Greek tavern, and several bars.

The hotel's fitness center is a bit small and equipped with a handful of machines. Other fitness features include a soccer field, basketball court, and tennis courts, while wellness facilities include a spa with a variety of treatments. Other amenities include kid-oriented features like an outdoor playground and a kids' club, plus there's a game room with ping-pong, foosball, and a pool table. Meeting and event space is available, and there's a business center on-site. Wi-Fi is free in public areas, but incurs a fee for in-room use.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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