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Athens Wellness Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Athens for Wellness travellers


Athens - bustling, yet relaxing!

When it comes to wellness holidays in Athens, its sandy beaches and light breezes come to mind.

The soft sounds of the sea make your worries and anxiety become whispers while the experienced hands of a professional therapist awaken your senses and melt your muscles with soothing massages. A dream which comes true by staying in one of the wellness and spa resorts in Athens’ coastlines.

However, the city of Athens despite being bustling; will also help you escape from your daily routine since it has beautiful green spaces with spectacular views to unwind, several nearby beaches to enjoy swimming and sunbathing, as well as city hotels with spa centres offering rejuvenating treatments, stress alleviating massages, and hammams.

In this Athens Wellness Guide, you will find the best spa hotels in Athens, best beaches to soak up under the hot Greek sun with a refreshing drink, and walking tours to explore Athens’ mountains and indulge in adventurous activities!

The best Spa Hotels in Athens

Having several places to visit and numerous tourist attractions to see, staying in a spa hotel in Athens with advanced spa facilities is almost essential. Special spa treatments and relaxing massages will soothe your muscles after a long day of sightseeing and shopping!

New Hotel – Couples in love relax together within the hotel’s spa premises! Do not miss the special Lovers Treatment and indulge with your partner in a full body massage with warm essential oils, hot towel compresses, and a complimentary glass of champagne.

Electra Metropolis Athens – Not only its Aegeo Spa offers a complete menu of treatments and signature therapies for body and face but also on the hotel’s tenth floor you will find an outdoor swimming pool with glass. The views of the Lycabettus and the city’s skyline are astonishing!

SEMIRAMIS – Swim in one of the most outstanding swimming pools in Athens! It is shaped in one of Karim Rashid’s trademark fluid curves while it is surrounded by luxurious white sun-beds perfect for relaxing moments under the sun.

Many more hotels to see in our wellness Hotel Collections.

The best Beaches and Activities in Athens


Along the southern and the northeastern side of Athens, from Palaion Faliro to Cape Sounion you will find organized beaches as well as isolated coves to relax and enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Most of them are easily accessible from the heart of the city by bus or tram.

The most popular beach in Athens among Athenians and tourists in Vouliagmenis beach, a large organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, and beach bars. While particularly popular are Glyfada beach, a very busy beach with no entrance fee, Alimos beach, and Varkiza beach.

On the other side, Legrena is one of the most secluded beaches in Athens with soft sand and crystal waters. It is a little far away from the center of Athens, but its natural beauty will surely satisfy your beach expectations!


Apart from swimming, and sunbathing the most popular activities to do in Athens are walking tours and participating in running events.

Walking and Hiking Tours - If you love discovering a new city while combining walking, learning and talking then you should not miss participating in one of the many walking and hiking tours in Athens. Trekking Hellas has several packages that will guide you through the hills of ancient and modern Athens.

Running Events - Athens Marathon is one of the most popular events in Athens where thousands of professional and amateur runners from all over the world run the biggest race of their life. It takes place annually during November where thousands of people run 42,195 metres, starting from the town of Marathon, to the to the Panathenaic Stadium in the centre of Athens.

Athens is packed with wonderful places to visit, especially in summer!

Wellness Tips

You will find natural parks to relax, even in the centre of Athens. The most popular ones are Filopappos hill, Mount Lycabettus, and the National Gardens at Syntagma square.

Travel Info

How to get there

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  • By bus
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Move around

  • Metro
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  • Electric trolley-buses
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  • Shopping
  • Performances & theaters
  • Fine-dining
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Weekends
  • Clubbing
  • Street food
  • Art & culture
  • Wine tasting

Destination Type

  • City

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 What can I find in this Wellness Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated wellness travel guide, to help you easily plan your next spa holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top spa, outdoor activities, hot springs, as well as spa Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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