For those who to prefer to be outdoors, the two swimming pools, three beaches plus options to kayak, paddle board and snorkel are complemented by dry land pursuits such as scenic runs along the winding jogging trail, or a spot of tennis on the clay courts. To fuel your active or more leisurely pursuits, dining options range from sophisticated seafood creations at Pelagos, ceviche and margaritas served poolside at Helios, Italian trattoria-style dining at Mercato and the lively Taverna 37 on the beachfront.
The resort’s 300 rooms and suites are divided between two distinct areas; Arion, the modernist and tranquil building located close to the spa, and Nafsika, the livelier and fully sea-facing zone particularly suited to families and those looking to be in the heart of the action. With some 20 different categories, one could get overwhelmed by the minute differences between every room and suite, but we particularly favour the Sea View Bungalows (with or without private pool) due to their privileged setting and secluded terraces. Whichever room you choose, sublimely comfortable beds, marble-finished bathrooms and a private balcony or terrace come as standard.
Children are always extremely well catered for by Four Seasons and the Astir Palace is no exception. A wealth of activities keep children entertained in the Kids For All Seasons programme, with cookery classes and treasure hunts to name but a few. Children’s tennis lessons can also be organised, and the non-motorised watersports will burn off any excess of energy. At the end of an active day, younger guests can settle in to their mini-bathrobes and slippers and enjoy their own turndown treats.
- Couples and families
- Beach lovers
- Glamour seekers
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
- Prepare for the day with an energising yoga or pilates class
- While away hours in the spa with its sea facing treatment rooms, hydrotherapy centre and hammam
- Spend an afternoon by the infinity pool, or on one of the three beaches to enjoy refreshing swims in the Aegean
- Take in the views of the peninsula from the jogging and walking trail
- Play a morning game of tennis, perhaps further honing your skills with the assistance of the professional coach
- Take to the water with some snorkelling, or sea kayaking and paddle boarding to quieter coves
- Feast on mouth-watering mezze or the freshest catch of the day at beachfront Taverna 37
- Head to the Avra Bar for cocktails and a view of the sunset over the Saronic Sea
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- Tour the magnificent Acropolis with an expert private guide
- Sample some of the city’s finest cuisine on a culinary tour, taking in the very best cafes, markets and street food venues
- Play a round of golf at the Glyfada Golf Club
- Take a street art tour of Athens with a local artist
- Explore the nearby coastal town of Vouliagmeni with its lively tavernas and thermal lake
- Visit the Archelon Sea Turtle Rescue Centre to learn about efforts to conserve the population of loggerhead sea turtles