Poseidonion Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1914. This stunning building has become a famous landmark on Spetses island, a favourite spot for affluent Athenians and international jet-setters. 

Location

Only two hours from Athens, the striking hotel occupies a prime seafront position and is one of the first things you spot as you arrive on the Saronic island- a coastal playground for the Athenian A-list crowd. With classic architecture, the Poseidonion is centrally positioned on the island’s main Dapia Port and is a sight to see when approaching the island by boat. Surrounded by a rich history, it is steps away from where a proud statue of Laskarina Bouboulina, the early 19th-century Greek independence heroine stands. We should mention, very few cars are allowed on the island, so scooters, 4x4s, bicycles, a horse carriage and walking are the best ways to get around. The hotel is close to the old harbour, the Bouboulina Museum and the Hatzigianni Mexi Spetses Museum. The closest beaches are only minutes away too.

Style & Character

Here contemporary luxury meets old-world glamour and you will truly be forgiven for believing you are on the French Riviera. In 2009 the hotel re-opened after a 5-year restoration project that carefully combines splendour with 21st-century luxuries. Under the ownership of the Vordonis shipping family, the hotel has been updated with the finest facilities, fixtures, and fittings while carefully preserving the original architecture of the building. Filled with decorative archways, potted palms and floors decked with painted tiles, it is a place of pure luxury. 

Room Types

The hotel comprises of two buildings with superior and deluxe rooms and suites, several with private gardens or balconies offering spectacular views of the Dapia Port area and the sparkling blue-turquoise water. The historic wing features 38 rooms with a soft blend of whites and neutrals, including high ceilings, flowing layered curtains, wood floors and a mix of antique and modern decor.  A new annexe features 17 rooms with a view of a Mediterranean garden and pool. Two private access suites, the Royal Suite and the La Cupola Suite boast a private balcony with panoramic views of the island.

 

Facilities 

The Poseidonion is famed for being the first Greek hotel to offer spa services when it opened a century ago. Its wellness centre is now a series of small whitewashed buildings that surround a 300-metre spa pool. Treatments include massage, facials, body treatments, a  nail spa, and a hairdressing salon on site. Stretched across the back garden is a lush palm tree-lined 17-metre lap pool. The stylish lounge is decked with comfy sofas, a grand piano and a vintage jukebox; there is also an outdoor cinema, and various restaurants that spill onto the sweeping terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea- perfect for watching the horse-drawn carriages go past on this car-free island. 

Food & Drinks

Unique gastronomic experiences are curated by French chef Olivier Campanha, who is now at the helm of Library Brasserie and Bostani. With a focus on pure, regional ingredients from the Poseidonion Grand Hotel’s Organic Farm Bostani is a farm to table experience combining local tradition with French techniques to create delicious dishes bursting with flavour. The updated Library Brasserie menu is dedicated to Greek cuisine with some elements from the wider Mediterranean. For some casual dining and drinks, The Palms Bar overlooks the waterfront promenade and offers scenic views of the sunset. Take a stool at the elegant marble counter and choose from an extensive menu of cocktails, developed in collaboration with Baba Au Rum, one of the world’s 50 best bars.

Ideal For

Couples, honeymooners, all artistic/creative types and anyone looking for a luxurious getaway. It’s also ideal for those who love to sail as the island is home to the Spetses Classic Regatta. With many pretty beaches and a buzzing summer nightlife, it’s also great for those who want to party and mingle with the rich and famous. 

Services

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby/rooms
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Address: Ntapia 180 50, Spetses 
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This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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