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Relax and Rejuvenate in the Excellent Spas in and around Athens



When visiting Athens try one of the spas at five star hotels or in the city, and experience total wellness in body and mind.  Nothing beats a session at a spa, with face and body treatments or thalassotherapy, for relaxing and rejuvenating. Holmes Place Spa works exclusively with Australian brand LI’TYA, which has a high performance range of natural and organic skin and body care products,  at Le Hammam ancient oriental wisdom is the secret of the beauty treatments, GB Spa at the legendary Grande Bretagne Hotel is a luxurious destination for spa users, offering escape from the hectic pace of everyday life into an urban retreat, Hiltonia Spa at the Athens Hilton is an ideal choice for relaxing and rejuvenating at one of the most exclusive and elegant hotels in Athens,  the Apivita Beehive Spa awaits guests to experience relaxation and well being, with  unique holistic face and body treatments, The Spa at Sofitel Athens hotel very close to the airport offers a unique experience of beauty and wellness, Hammam Baths in Thission is the ultimate authentic oriental relaxation, Thalaspa Chenot at luxurious Grand Resort Lagonissi is ideal for pampering yourself with beauty treatments in enchanting surroundings, Cape Sounio Elixir Retreat Immortals Spa is the place to experience an open-air spa under the shadows of an ancient temple, TS Beauty Spa at Saint George Lycabettus hotel offers an original approach to holistic well being and total relaxation. 


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On the 5th floor of the new Apivita Experience Store, the Apivita Beehive Spa awaits guests to experience relaxation and well being, with the unique holistic face and body treatments by Apivita. The decor is similar to a beehive, the roof is honey colored and so is the soft lighting. The Apivita Spa treatments are based on the ancient Greek philosophy of Hippocrates, aromatherapy and the products of bees. The combination of natural ingredients with innovative treatments and massage offer a total experience of relaxation and wellness for body and mind. Fifteen different treatments are available, such as Mediterranean Skin Food Menu, Deep Face Detox, Queen Bee, Body Sculpture, Golden Honey &Caldera Hot Stone Massage just to mention a few.

Recommended for Spas because: Natural beauty treatments based on ancient Greek medicine and natural products

Nelly's expert tip: Health and beauty with natural products and the wisdom of the bees

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Hammam Baths, situated in the neighborhood of Thission, close to the famous Bath House of the Winds in Plaka, is the authentic hammam in Athens. This simple, contemporary space, is designed like the traditional oriental steam baths. The impressive dome, the round marble bench in the center and the individual basins around, create the atmosphere of an authentic hammam. Here you can relax and let the curative qualities of the steam release all tension in your body. You can enjoy a rejuvenating bath, a deep peeling with the traditional toweling and a wonderfully soothing massage, followed by a cup of warm tea. The space accommodates six persons, and has a separate space with two marble couches for peeling, massage and washing. Tuesdays are reserved only for ladies. Fresh juices and traditional Greek tastes can be served on order. Hammam Baths are open Monday to Friday 12.30-22.00 and on weekends 10.00-22.00 and it is necessary to book an appointment.

Recommended for Spas because: Unwind the oriental way, enjoying the unique experience of authentic hammam

Nelly's expert tip: Authentic oriental steam bath for the ultimate relaxing experience

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Entering Le Hammam at Kifissia you get the feeling of a thousand and one nights, an Arabian fairytale, a mystical atmosphere, enhanced by the impressive decor with vibrant colors, gold mosaics and soft eastern music. The space reminds one of a Moroccan palace, with shining mirrors, gilt surfaces playing with the light. At Le Hammam ancient oriental wisdom is the secret of the beauty treatments, with ingredients such as henna, ghassoul, black soap, essential oils, oil of argan, which blend to offer the best results. Wellness and beauty, rejuvenation and relaxation in a magical oriental environment. Signature treatments such as source hammam aromatherapie, which includes an aromatic bath, traditional Moroccan peeling which removes all toxins from the body, oriental massage for deep relaxation or poesie d armonie, for couples, which includes aromatic bath, ayurvedic peeling with spices, massage, in a ritual of the senses, on a special warm stone bed, which releases all tension and gives a feeling of well being and inner peace. Special offers are available.

Recommended for Spas because: Live the Moroccan experience in this fairytale atmosphere with oriental luxury

Nelly's expert tip: Ask for the special offers available at this luxurious oriental style spa

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A unique wellness experience at Holmes Place would not be complete without a relaxing visit to the clubs Spa which offers members and guests a sense of wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. Holmes Place Spa works exclusively with Australian brand LI�TYA, which has a high performance range of natural and organic skin and body care products. The treatment menu includes selections that are either Of the Earth, made with the purest native plants, flowers and fruits, in which each treatment has been developed with the wisdom of ancient Aboriginal medicines and healing, or Of the Sea, based on the hydrating and nutrient qualities of Marine Plant Collagen, Organic Tasmanian Sea Kelp, Australian Mother of Pearl and pure essential oils. The exclusive �Sense of Greece� menu invites guests to improve their health and well being through innovative treatments based on elements of the ancient past, with locally produced ingredients.

Recommended for Spas because: Total well being in one of the most popular spas in the center of Athens

Nelly's expert tip: A unique wellness experience at one of the most popular spas in Athens, operating also in Glyfada and Maroussi

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The Spa, on the 9th floor of Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel, commands a magnificent view of the airport landing space, and offers treatments with the guarantee of excellence and expertise of the superior French and Swiss beauty products, Valmont and Cinq Mondes and also the Greek products O.live. Enjoy the wonderful feeling of relaxation and wellness with face and body treatments or release all tension with a massage. An exercise room with sauna, hairdressing salon, manicure, pedicure and an indoor swimming pool are also available on the premises. Pamper yourself with the best treatments in this elegant space in a prestigious hotel.

Recommended for Spas because: Beauty and wellness, superior beauty products and expertise make this spa an excellent choice

Nelly's expert tip: Luxury treatments on the 9th floor of luxury Sofitel hotel

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TS Beauty Spa is located in the well known luxury hotel Saint George Lycabettus, in an attractively designed space, dedicated to wellness. The expert personnel offer an original approach to holistic well being and total relaxation. Facial treatments include Bright White for immediate cellular rejuvenation, freckles and dark spots; anti stress or bionic for detoxifying the skin; advanced rejuvenation, deep cleansing and eye therapy. Pamper your body with hydrotherapy, choosing Ts mediherbal bath, deep cleansing bath, hammam steam bath, or hydromassage and then enjoy the TS detox massage, the classical massage, the physio healing massage or the hot stones . At TS Beauty Spa you can also have manicure and pedicure, peeling, firming and anticellulite treatments. Nothing beats a spa session to replenish your energy and treat yourself to total enjoyment.

Recommended for Spas because: Unique treatments for beauty and well being in a prestigious hotel

Nelly's expert tip: Pamper face and body at this exclusive spa

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Hiltonia Spa at the Athens Hilton is an ideal choice for relaxing and rejuvenating at one of the most exclusive and elegant hotels in Athens. A fully equipped gym for toning those muscles in just ten minutes, a pilates studio for specific exercise, a warm indoor pool with hydromassage, sauna, steam baths, or the � silent room� with warm armchairs where you can relax totally sipping a cup of tea. Hiltonia Spa offers wellness and beauty treatments based on aromatherapy, organic products and the most recent developments in cosmetology, collaborating with Symmetria clinic and using Cinq Mondes organic products. Beauty treatments for face and body are available, including slimming and firming and also two new signature treatments with fruit and herb essences from Greek nature. If you are on a business trip, the ideal treatment would be �jet lag massage�. Definitely try out the Tahitian lomi-lomi massage or the Balinese beauty ritual with five different tropical flowers.

Recommended for Spas because: High end beauty treatments in the cosmopolitan environment of the Hilton

Nelly's expert tip: Exclusive beauty treatments for face and body in a five star environment

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GB Spa at the legendary Grande Bretagne Hotel is a luxurious destination for spa users, offering escape from the hectic pace of everyday life into an urban retreat, where East meets West. The exclusive line of ESPA treatments and products are the ultimate in luxury and following a holistic approach, rejuvenate body and mind. The blends of products are tailored to each clients needs and are combined with advanced therapy techniques. Moreover, at GB Spa visitors can enjoy treatments with the Swiss products Valmont, with immediate and long lasting effects, fighting and delaying the appearance of the signs of time. Treatments from around the world with benefits that can be continued at home.

Recommended for Spas because: Escape from everyday stress in this relaxing location with personalized treatments

Nelly's expert tip: A luxurious destination in the center of the city at legendary hotel Grande Bretagne

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The THALASPA Chenot at the Grand Resort Lagonissi offers a complete range of services for body, mind and spirit. Rediscover the world of natural rules and free yourself from all pressures and tensions through the unique Chenot Method. Expert therapists are available to tailor-make a treatment program based on the assessment of guest's individual needs. The THALASPA Chenot is a holistic sanctuary committed to use exclusive products created from the purest ingredients. With a calming atmosphere and highly trained therapists you will be in safe hands whilst you indulge in luxury treatments with the signature of Henri Chenot. "We are what we eat...." The Bio-light menu is sure to further invigorate your energy and optimize your well-being. Filled with original dishes, this healthful menu is a gastronomic discovery, blending balanced eating with unforgettable flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Recommended for Spas because: A complete range or services for mind, body and spirit

Nelly's expert tip: Indulge in luxury treatments in this holistic sanctuary

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Where else in the world can you enjoy an open-air spa under the shadows of an ancient temple? At Cape Sounio, the luxury spa resort near Athens. The new Elixir Spa Retreat at Cape Sounio is a 350m2 complex on the resort's most prominent location. Set in 5.000m2 of landscaped gardens and forest, the spa has amazing sea views as far as Poseidon's Temple. Imposing plants "athanatoi" [Greek for immortal] can perhaps explain the unique feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation that permeates the surroundings. The Spa offers a range of natural therapies based on Greek herbs and flowers as well as traditional Ayurvedic treatments, performed by Indian therapists. After a pampering therapy, enjoy the Immortal's Spa gardens whilst sipping a freshly-prepared tisane from the resort's organic garden, or enjoy the Greek sun along with your favorite book by the quiet pool. The facilities include 3 open-air pools set among patios & lawns, Luxurious Massage Suites, Gymnasium, Changing Rooms, Open-air Relaxation area, Body & Soul Elixirs, Facial & Signature Treatments, Special Programs, Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga.

Recommended for Spas because: Relaxation and rejuvenation is enchanting surroundings close to the famous temple of Poseidon

Nelly's expert tip: Gazebo Open-air Massage - "Pamper yourself". For the most indulgent experience, the Elixir Spa therapists can arrange a massage in a beach Gazebo under the Sounio sky.

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Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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