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Feel the Love in Athens at the City's Most Romantic Hotels



Athens is a romantic city and many visitors choose this destination for a honeymoon, an anniversary or other celebrations. Technicolor sunsets, breathtaking views, peaceful beaches, luxurious resorts with spa and elegant surroundings, magnificent views of ancient monuments, are some of the choices hotels offer. At legendary Grande Bretagne attention to details, genteel comfort, impeccable service have earned the hotel its international acclaim,  a corner of paradise awaits visitors to mythical Grecotel Cape Sounio resort, in one of the most enchanting locations in Attica, with a stunning view of the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon, Astir Palace  at the high end suburb of Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera, offers a lifestyle and gourmet experience,  King George hotel in the center of Athens is an experience in sophisticated luxury, Aquamarina on the coast of Mati is ideal for relaxing all year round, Grand Resort Lagonissi is beautifully designed, with all contemporary luxuries and service, Aegeon Beach is situated in an enchanting location very close to the superb temple of Poseidon, Semiramis in the high end suburb of Kifissia offers a highly aesthetic artistic experience, O & B boutique hotel in the neighborhood of Psyrri, is charming and welcoming, Herodion hotel very close to the Acropolis offers marvelous views.

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Aquamarina Hotel
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Aquamarina hotel on the Mati coast, is open all year round and is perfect for a relaxing and unwinding in a comfortable environment. Ideally located for excursions and roundtrips, the hotel is conveniently situated just 20 minutes by car from the airport and very close to Rafina port. Two medium sized conference rooms cater to business activities and the 130 rooms all have a sea view. The Wellness Center has a heated sea water pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath, massage treatments and exercise equipment. The main restaurant offers American style buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and buffet dinner with Mediterranean specialties.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Open all year round, ideal for relaxing in a comfortable environment

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Herodion hotel, very close to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, in one of the most interesting historical neighborhoods of Athens, offers warm hospitality and a spectacular view of the Acropolis. The ninety rooms, tastefully decorated, some with a view of the Acropolis, are all equipped with contemporary facilities. At Point a, the elegant roof top bar and restaurant, you can enjoy cool drinks and an eclectic menu with Mediterranean cuisine. Atrium dining area, at the back of the front lobby, is surrounded by glass panels which reflect the green garden and is ideal for enjoying a drink, coffee or a delicious meal in a warm and elegant ambience.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Close to the Acropolis, with spectacular views, close to everything that matters

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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel


O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is in one of the most interesting and picturesque districts of central Athens, Psyrri, well known for its lively nightlife and antique shops. Very close to the ruins of the Ancient Agora and just 15 minutes walk from Acropolis, the hotel combines the best of contemporary architecture and design with urban lifestyle. A cozy atmosphere, minimal decor and a personal, friendly approach to guests make this hotel exemplary. The O&B All Day Bar Restaurant invites visitors to dine in style, enjoying the best of local cuisine and freshening cocktails. All suites have a view of the Acropolis and the rooms are elegantly furnished, in calm colors and with attention to each detail.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A charming boutique hotel in the picturesque neighborhood of Psyrri

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Aegeon beach hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in Greece, at Cape Sounio, right on the seashore, and very close to the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea for the ancient Greeks. The rooms have a breathtaking views of the Aegean sea and the impressive Temple of Poseidon, from where you can enjoy a magnificent sunset. Marble, copper and wood dominate in the interior, creating an atmosphere of elegance with warmth. Aegeon beach is the ideal place if you want to combine luxurious living with a peaceful and relaxing stay far from the turmoil of the city. It s only a 35-minutes drive from the new international Airport El. Venizelos

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A charming beachfront hotel with discreet elegance, close to the famous temple of Poseidon

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Located in the high end suburb of Kifissia, Semiramis hotel is close to all the shopping and entertainment venues, with easy access also to the business districts. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, you will certainly feel at home in this exclusive hotel, where art blends with modern technology. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the bi-annually rotating exhibition of fine art. The signature of famous industrial designer Karim Rashid on the curvaceous forms and lollipop colors offers a seductive alternative to more traditional concepts of decor. The facilities include an all day bar-restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, just to mention a few. The restaurant serving breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner features light Mediterranean cuisine and favorite international dishes. Ideal for a business lunch, it is also a must meeting place in the evening, with music from the in-house DJ playing at the bar.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Located in the high end suburb of Kifissia, Semiramis hotel is an exclusive place to stay, with high aesthetic

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Grande Bretagne is a destination in itself and many international celebrities have stayed at this legendary hotel, which has held a primary role in the city¬Ęs life for over 150 years. Attention to details, genteel comfort, impeccable service have earned the hotel its international acclaim. Deluxe suites with individual style, banquet rooms, and all modern comforts make this hotel ideal for business travelers, couples and families. The GB Corner, the Winter Garden, the Roof Garden and the famous Alexander bar are considered some of the best spots in Athens for drinks and eating out. The GB Spa and fitness centre offers beauty treatments, massages, aromatherapy, saunas and a relaxing indoor pool.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A destination in itself, with impressive environment and impeccable service

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The King George, a Luxury Collection hotel is located in the very center of Athens since1930 and is an enchanting boutique hotel, which has hosted many celebrities and well known personalities. The hotel has 59 rooms, 43 suites and spectacular views of the city and the Parthenon, this historical residence offers the unique experience of a Penthouse Suite with private outdoor pool, overlooking the renowned Acropolis of Athens. The Tudor Hall Restaurant and Lounge on the 7th floor, with neoclassical decor, serves modern Greek cuisine and signature cocktails and offer a panoramic view. Attention to detail, excellent expertise and high quality service, make this hotel an unforgettable destination.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: An enchanting boutique hotel, with a magnificent view from the Penthouse Suite

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Outside the City


Grand Resort Lagonissi is a luxury resort situated on a lush green peninsula with sandy coves, surrounded by the blue waters of the Aegean sea. This awarded resort is beautifully designed, with all contemporary luxuries and service. An ideal sanctuary if you want a relaxing holiday, the tranquil location allows you to enjoy beautiful accommodation, dining and leisure activities. Grand Resort Lagonissi can be reached in fifty minutes from Athens, fifteen minutes from the international airport and an hour from Piraeus harbor. For your stay you can choose among luxury and comfort rooms, deluxe suites, beachfront bungalows, suites with garden or private pool and gym area, opulent villas with garden and heated pool. An elegant boutique, the kids club and the Captain's House restaurant offer occasions for enjoyment and entertainment. At the Ouzeri Aegeon you can taste authentic Greek specialties, Galazia Akti restaurant serves traditional Cretan cuisine and Kohylia restaurant & Sushi bar highlights the combination of Polynesian and sushi cuisine. Thalaspa Chenot spa offers a complete range of services for body, mind and spirit, where you can relax completely and rejuvenate yourself.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A luxury resort situated on a lush green peninsula with sandy coves

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Vouliagmeni


At Astir Palace Resort situated on a unique spot of the Attica coast, at Vouliagmeni, you can experience mainland Greece at its very best. Vouliagmeni has long been the summer playground for elegant Athenians, with its luxurious boutiques, beautiful restaurants and vibrant cafes. Sprawling across 75 acres of sun drenched gardens on a pine dotted peninsula, the Astir Palace Resort commands the most magical destination in the Saronic Gulf. Voted among the top 20 resorts in Europe, the resort complex includes endless recreational facilities, luxury accommodation and fabulous gourmet dining options. The resort complex includes two hotels - Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and The Westin Athens. The 162 stylish guest rooms all of which have a private balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the ocean, boast a clean, contemporary style and are finished in a cool, soothing color palette. Thy mythical atmosphere of Arion Resort & Spa is enhanced by the contemporary environment and the impressive view of the Saronic gulf. Rooms and suites have creative touches which are pleasing to the senses. The unique characteristic of Astir Palace, the welcoming bungalows offer absolute privacy and privileged service. You can enjoy Greek tastes with delicious traditional recipes, fresh Mediterranean aromas and renowned Japanese delicacies at Matsuhisa Athens by chef Nobu. All the restaurants offer a superb view of the sea which accompanies your gastronomic experience. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, you'll be welcome to experience the bars, restaurants and lounges here. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the patio of the world famous Matsuhisa Athens by Nobu restaurant or a more relaxed coffee or cocktail at the poolside bar.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Luxury, elegance and charm in a high end resort close to Athens

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A corner of paradise awaits visitors to mythical Grecotel Cape Sounio resort, in one of the most enchanting locations in Attica, with a stunning view of the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon. 154 elegant villas blend into the natural surroundings, creating a magical scenery. The facilities include the Spa with ayurveda treatments, fitness centre, open air and indoor swimming pools, two private beaches, yachting, water sports, conference centre. Grecoland is a special playground for children with exciting activities. The unique Villa Mystique is designed to provide ultimate luxury in a secluded environment, ideal for jetsetters who value their privacy. Yali restaurant, Aegean Grill, So Oriental, Cavo Kolones with Cretan delicacies and Cape Sounio restaurant offer guests a varied experience of outstanding cuisine.Definitely worth experiencing is the special aphrodisiac menu served on the terrace of the a la carte restaurant with a view of the moon rising over the temple of Poseidon. The experience continues after dinner in the room, which is usually strewn with rose petals, aromas of blossoms are in the air and candles provide the finishing touches. the menu is different for men and women and includes delicacies such as asparagus soup with truffle oil, veal fillets with home made ravioli and foie gras, ceviche of sea bass with sea urchin caviar, Valrhona chocolate with vanilla ice cream, just to mention a few.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The environment is enchanting with a magnificent view of the Aegean

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