Athens is in full swing these days. The number of travelers chosing to stay longer and explore, rather than jet off to the islands directly has soared. And that means more accomodation has been required. Any visitor to Athens can attest to the construction frenzy evident in just about every corner. From the Athens Riviera, all the way to the islands, more hotels are being built, and with better, bigger and more sophisticated means. One thing is for sure: If you’re traveling to Athens, you will have a lot of options to pick from. And not just Athens, but also in destinations like Kea, which is well under the tourist radar, for a reason. There are more being built elsewhere, like Santorini. So, perk up your ears and find out just what’s going on in terms of new hotels in this ancient land of wine and sun.

Hotels in Greece: One&Only Aesthesis Glyfada

Located in the coastal haven of Glyfada, just moments from Athens’ vibrant heart, One&Only Aesthesis emerges as a beacon of sophistication along the Athenian Riviera. A seaside retreat bathed in Aegean sunshine, the resort boasts blissful beaches, spectacular pools, and enchanting sailing experiences. Surrounded by a protected pine grove and archaeological treasures, Aesthesis seamlessly blends chic relaxation with a deep appreciation for cultural heritage.

Commissioning three acclaimed architecture firms and the renowned interior design studio Muza Lab, Aesthesis stands as a testament to aesthetic excellence, sustainability, and meticulous execution. The result is a captivating resort that pays homage to the past while offering the epitome of modern luxury.

As guests unwind in the spectacular pools, bask on private sandy beaches, and indulge in Greece’s inaugural Guerlain Spa, Aesthesis beckons them to explore beyond its boundaries. Curated adventures lead to the cultured heart of Athens, a mere 30-minute drive away, promising to unlock the wonders of both the ancient capital and the contemporary coastal retreat. At One&Only Aesthesis, discover a harmonious blend of history, luxury, and the allure of the Athenian Riviera.

Hotels in Greece: Dusit Glyfada

Glyfada is certainly on the up and up, courtesy of the grandiose Hellenikon project being developed at the site of the former international airport.  The Dusit Suites Athens, a brand-new 5-star hotel situated in the charming Glyfada along the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, is the new kid in town. Boasting a privileged location near the sandy beach, the hotel features 36 elegantly designed suites offering breathtaking views of either the azure sea and the Saronic Gulf or the enchanting city lights against the mountain backdrop.

Indulge in contemporary amenities such as the Namm Spa, Vitality Pool, and the rooftop O Live – a Mediterranean restaurant with a playful bar. Nomada Grill & Raw Bar, inspired by South American indigenous cuisine, promises a remarkable dining experience that captivates the senses. With its futuristic bar and vibrant flavors, Nomada is a culinary journey like no other.

Conveniently situated near the historic capital of Athens, the International Airport, and Piraeus Port, Dusit Suites Athens allows you to explore the area effortlessly. O Live restaurant invites guests to embark on a journey of flavors inspired by the Mediterranean, while the rooftop bar offers a perfect setting to relax and savor delectable finger food, fruits, smoothies, and refreshing drinks throughout the day. Dusit Suites Athens promises a lavish retreat where every moment is an exquisite indulgence.

Hotels in Greece: One&Only Kea Island

Just a two hour ferry ride from Athens, One&Only in Kéa Island invites travelers to reconnect with the natural rhythms of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Here, on the most fertile island of the Cyclades, guests can explore the rugged beauty and secrets of Kéa, igniting passions and inspiring the soul.

Perched artfully for privacy and uninterrupted vistas, contemporary villas adorn the hillside above the beach, each boasting a private pool, terrace, courtyard, and fireplace. With almost 360-degree views of the sparkling sea, the villas immerse guests in the spectacular Aegean scenery.

Sample bold flavors sourced from Kéa’s agricultural richness at the resort’s all-day dining area, Greek-inspired Taverna, vibrant Beach Club, and atmospheric Lobby Lounge. The chic Beach Club, a magnet for yacht revellers in the Cyclades, welcomes both resort guests and day visitors, creating a dynamic day-to-night atmosphere against the backdrop of the azure Aegean.

Kéa, a verdant island steeped in myths and marvels, invites guests to discover its rare charms. For those seeking a permanent retreat, One&Only Private Homes offer one-of-a-kind sanctuaries in a secluded bay. With easy access to Athens, Kéa combines the allure of a sleepy island with the vibrant pulse of the buzzing capital. Welcome to One&Only Kéa Island, where nature’s healing power and elemental adventures await on both land and sea.

Hotels in Greece: Domes Santorini

Santorini it seems, could never be left off this list. And true enough, one of the newer hotels on the island is making its way into our who’s who. You’ll find this beauty in the picturesque village of Imerovigli, Domes Santorini Resort & Spa offers a sanctuary of luxury and tranquility, unveiling the island’s “alternative” side away from the crowds. Perched high on the east side, the resort boasts panoramic views of the endless Aegean Sea, nearby islands, and the serene vineyards that carpet the largest part of Santorini.

Designed for those seeking refuge in peace and exclusivity, the resort’s comfortable access, absence of stairs, and privileged proximity to the caldera create a haven for relaxation. Wander through the traditional Cycladic-style complex, where independent luxury units with artistic interiors provide an ambiance of high aesthetics.

Indulge in the resort’s central pool with a lavish Jacuzzi, enjoy Mediterranean and nouveau-traditional dishes at the open-air restaurant, and savor Santorinian wine varieties in the century-old cellar. The spa and wellness center offer rejuvenating experiences, and for special occasions, the fully equipped conference center awaits.

With 18/7 front desk services, a poolside bar, and a range of activities from yacht trips to bicycle rentals, Domes Santorini is a perfect home away from home. Discover the essence of wellness, dine on exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this idyllic Santorini retreat.

New Hotels in Greece: Luxury & Class from Athens to Santorini

If you’re traveling to Greece, you’re in for a treat. Not only is the country growing and coming into its own, rediscovering its essence, but it does so bringing new concepts and ideas into the hospitality game. The new hotels being built all around the country are a testament to the new found flaire and confidence that permeates this land.

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