Top 10 Spas in Athens to Visit for a Rejuvenating Experience

With Athens being the birthplace of Western civilisation, there is undoubtedly plenty for you to add to your itinerary while you’re visiting the city. Of course, the capital of Rome is known for its remarkable architecture, ancient philosophers, beautiful art, and so much more, but one thing you might not think to add to your itinerary is spas. That’s right, Athens is also renowned for its variety of spas, sure to rejuvenate you and leave you refreshed and relaxed! It is home to numerous spas synonymous with soothing and therapeutic services, including massages, facials, beauty treatments, detoxifying treatments and more. 

Here is a list of 10 spas that you must visit in Athens:

1. Orloff Spa

Orloff Spa at the Life Gallery hotel
With three centres across Athens, one at the Life Gallery Hotel, the other is Thiseio Spa, and the last at the Theoxenia Palace Hotel, Orloff Spa is one of the most visited spas in the city. It is primarily known for its water-based treatments, and both centers feature jacuzzis, saunas, heated swimming pools, and hammams. They also offer other services, including relaxing massages, facials, and body-cleansing treatments using products designed by a French brand. 
Address: Marni 11, Athina 104 33, Greece
Timings: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Life Gallery), 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Theoxenia Palace Hotel)
Cost: Starting from EUR 60

2. Aegeo Spa

Aegeo Spa at the Electra Metropolis Athens hotel
The Aegeo Spa is located in downtown Athens within the Electra Metropolis Athens hotel and is known for its treatments inspired by Ancient Greece. The spa is known to offer a variety of soothing treatments, including full body massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. It also features a sauna, a steam room, a jacuzzi and a heated indoor swimming pool. You can also go up to the outdoor swimming pool if you visit during the summers. Aegeo Spa prides itself on using natural products for its treatments. 
Address: Mitropoleos 15, Athina 105 57, Greece
Timings (Spa and indoor swimming pool): 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Timings (Outdoor swimming pool): 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Starting at EUR 30

3. GB Spa

The swimming pool at the GB Spa
A multi-award-winning spa, the GB Spa at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens is synonymous with opulence owing to its magnificent neo-classical style of architecture. The spa is known for various soothing ayurvedic services and beauty treatments, including oil massages, facials, body wrap treatments, hot stone massages, reflexology, manicures, pedicures and much more. You can also try out their other facilities such as the sauna, herbal steam bath, indoor pool, serail mud chamber and ice fountain. 
Address: Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Athina 105 64, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (spa treatments and indoor pool), 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (hair, manicure and pedicure services)
Cost: Starting at EUR 155

4. The Spa at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel 

The Spa at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel
Primarily inspired by the teaching of the Greek philosopher Hippocrates, The Spa at the luxurious Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel is one of the most famous spas in Athens. It overlooks the stunning sea and is most famous for its focus on hydrotherapy. Their diverse range of rejuvenating services includes oil massages, pressure massages, Sinantisi, the Giosi foot ritual, detox body polishes, facials, manicures etc. Other facilities available here are chilled showers, an indoor swimming pool, a hammam, the Fountain House and an aroma stream grotto. 
Address: Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Cost: Starting from EUR 30 

5. Hammam Baths Athens

The minimalistic Hammam Baths Athens
Hammam Baths Athens is a well-known chain of spas in Athens with four centres across the city. Inspired by traditional hammams, it is known for its services based on the teachings of Hippocrates. You can opt for treatments such as the ancient Greek massage, Ali-Mama, which is an exfoliating massage, Gommage and self-baths, along with manicures, pedicures, facials and more. You would also find a traditional Russian sauna, a steam bath and a unique facility that combines a pool, sauna and shower.  
Address: Melidoni 1, Athina 105 53, Greece
Timings: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Starting from EUR 30

6. Holmes Place Spa

A soothing setup at the Holmes Place Spa
One of the most well-known spas that attract guests worldwide, the Holmes Place Spa in Athens guarantees a luxurious and refreshing experience. It offers several services, including full body massages, exfoliation treatments, facials, hair massages, detoxifying treatments, lymphatic drainage treatments, hot stone massages, and manicures. You can also pop into the sauna or relax in the jacuzzi or the Turkish bath.  
Address: Voukourestiou & 4 Stadiou Str., 1st floor, 10564 Athens, Greece
Timings: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Monday), 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Tuesday to Friday), 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Saturday), Sunday closed
Cost: Starting from EUR 40

7. The Thalassotherapy Center at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso 

The Thalassotherapy Center at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
The Thalassotherapy Center, declared Europe’s Leading SPA by World Travel Awards, is the perfect spa to visit if you want to get pampered and rejuvenated. One of the biggest spas in Europe, it is primarily known for its treatments based on Greek wellness traditions. You can choose from a variety of customised services, including exfoliating treatments, oil massages, Shiatsu massage, cryotherapy, facials and also beauty treatments. Also, don’t forget to take a dip in their Thalassotherapy pool, the biggest in Greece, which has 16 areas with water jets to offer a relaxing experience. 
Address: Agiou Nikolaou 10, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Timings (spa and swimming pool): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Monday to Friday), 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Saturday to Sunday)
Cost: Starting at EUR 20

8. Apivita Beehive Spa

The Apivita Beehive Spa overlooking the city
Located within the Apivita Experience Store in the Kolonaki neighbourhood, the Apivita Beehive Spa is one of the most well-known spas in Athens. The interiors resemble a beehive and make for very cosy vibes. Their services are largely based on the teaching of Hippocrates, and they offer oil massages, aromatherapy, facials, detoxifying treatments, hot stone massages and body sculpting treatments. What’s interesting is that they make their products free of toxins and environment friendly. 
Address: Solonos 6, Athina 106 73, Greece
Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday), 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), Sunday closed

9. Etherfloat

A water pod at Etherfloat
Etherfloat is a unique spa in Athens that uses water pods as a wellness practice. A floating treatment involves going inside a personal pod filled with water and Epsom salt; the lights inside are turned off, providing an excellent opportunity to destress without any external stimuli. You can also opt for a massage since they offer lymphatic drainage treatments, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massages and more. Once you’re done with your treatment, you can relax in their reflection room while sipping on some herbal tea. 
Address: Tsakalof 44, Athina 106 73, Greece
Timings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Tuesday to Saturday), Sunday to Monday closed
Cost: Starting at EUR 45

10. Polis Hammam

The peaceful Polis Hammam
A traditional and authentic hammam, the Polis Hammam in Athens boasts simple marble interiors which add to the establishment’s calming vibes. They offer a bunch of hammam services, which include the Ancient Greek Bath, Byzantine Bath, exfoliation bath, traditional bath, etc. Other treatments include the Asclepius massage, neck-face massage, Olympus massage and cellulite massage. You can also choose from their special treatments, including Aphrodite’s treatment and cupping. You can also buy a few of their natural products like soaps, woven items, body oils etc. 
Address: Avliton 6-8, Athina 105 54, Greece
Timings: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Monday to Friday), 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Saturday to Sunday)
Cost: Starting at EUR 20
Whether you are looking for a relaxing oil massage, facials, hot stone massages, traditional hammam treatments, hydrotherapy or more, Athens has it all! This historic city houses various spas which offer a variety of treatments which guarantee that you are left feeling free of tension and thoroughly cleansed.

This post was published by Arushi Bhowmick

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