Reclining at the foot of the Hymettus mountain range, Greek Gods—the ruins of the Temple of Apollo Zoster are found here—and sun-seeking mortals have long been lured to the pristine beaches, secluded coves and pine-blanketed hillsides.
Once a massive cavern that collapsed during an earthquake, this emerald-tinted lake with a labyrinth of underwater caves is a geological phenomenon. Revive on a hot day in the thermal springs fed by underwater currents and rimmed by natural rock walls. Linger over frappé coffee and light snacks post-swim at the pleasant lakeside restaurant.
Hidden by towering Cypress trees and guarded by an imposing wall sits a sand-hued 11th century Byzantine monastery. A patchwork of architectural periods, it may have been a site dedicated to Aphrodite and the remains of a 10th century Christian basilica are still visible. The main Eastern Orthodox church is detailed with frescoes spanning several centuries, including those by the 17th century Peloponnesian artist Ioannis Ipatos.
Venture to the southernmost tip of the Attiki Peninsula for dramatic sunset views over the Aegean Sea and surrounding islands from the Doric-style temple to the God of the Sea. Constructed in the 5th century B.C., the ancient ruins fittingly appear poised to leap from their perch into the cerulean abyss below and are engraved with the name of the English Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Reconnect with the bustling city and its locals at Dimotiki Agora, Athens’ vibrant Central Market. Marvel at butchers, fishmongers and farmers who have been setting up their stalls for generations in this open air maze of culinary wonders. Sample plump olives in a kaleidoscope of hues, nibble on local cheese and hunt for spices as souvenirs.
As part of this experience, guests are invited on a Greek culinary journey with special tasting menus and a cookbook of traditional recipes.Learn More
Local Greek specialties, breakfast for two daily and a private tour of Athens are just a few perks of this experience.Learn More
Revitalize with a signature Cleopatra's bath, tropical sugar scrub or any number of unique treatments at the stand-out spa.Learn More