Get Together with Family and Friends During the Festive Season at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens to Celebrate Togetherness, Gratitude and Optimism

Ring in the holidays with sophisticated Christmas and New Year dining, personalised gift shopping and indulgent spa treatments within a dazzling silvery white Winter Palace
November 22, 2021,
Athens, Greece

As the Greek capital warms up for the festive season, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is transforming into a silvery white Winter Palace by the water and has planned a host of exciting celebrations, from opulent Christmas and New Year dining to rejuvenating winter wellness experiences. If one hasn’t made party plans or given a thought to gifts yet, the Athens Riviera resort awaits with a wide array of elegant shopping and dining options. Seize the opportunity to get together with family or friends to celebrate gratitude and optimism for 2022.

A Winter Wonderland by the Water

Situated on a private, pine-studded peninsula in the southern Athens resort area of Vouliagmeni, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is the ultimate destination for an extra special celebration with family and friends. And what better time of year is there to forge unforgettable memories than the festive season? Snow in Athens may be a rarity but the Hotel will dress up for the occasion in dreamy fashion with white Christmas trees and stylish touches of sparkle.

Shop at Four Seasons Pop-Up Store

Head to the festive pop-up store in the Nafsika Lobby, which opens November 26, 2021, and choose from a range of signature home items and other unique gift ideas. Foodies will appreciate smoked salmon and pâté en croute crafted by Pelagos restaurant, or a Martini mix set, both presented in chic royal blue and gold gift boxes. The store will operate daily 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Give the Gift of a Four Seasons Experience

Avoid the crowds and make this year’s gift shopping a breeze. Purchase a Four Seasons Gift Card with a monetary value, allowing the recipient the freedom to redeem it at any of the Hotel’s restaurants or the spa. The personalised card may be for a winter signature spa treatment, such as the Galini Peaceful Ritual, to step into 2022 with a sense of serene confidence. Introduce a loved one to the forward-looking Mediterranean culinary magic that Chef Luca Piscazzi and his team are weaving at Pelagos restaurant. Select a gift card for a tasting menu ranging from four to eight courses that is certain to delight and surprise.

Raise a Toast and Celebrate Like Never Before

Gather family or friends for a joyous festive celebration studded with elevated takes on seasonal classics at sleek Italian trattoria Mercato or inventive fare at fine dining restaurant Pelagos.

Christmas Eve 2021

At Mercato, Christmas Eve Dinner will feature choices such as tartar di manzo, vitello e tartufo, tagliatelle ai carciofi among others, followed by classic panettone and chocolate cannoli, among other sweet delights.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Pelagos, which has recently won its first Michelin star just six months after its opening, is sure to be a decadent affair. Scallops crudo, seafood carbonara and poularde fermière des landes farci count among the menu highlights.

Christmas Day 2021

On the merriest day of the year indulge in a host of traditional festive delights with Festive Lunch in Mercato.

Boxing Day 2021

Feel the festive cheer this Boxing Day with an enhanced Festive Brunch menu at Mercato, featuring an array of sumptuous favourites to delight the whole family.

New Year’s Eve 2021

Mercato marks New Year’s Eve with a mouth-watering dinner featuring contemporary takes on Italian dishes traditionally prepared on this significant day of the year, such as cappelletti, served here in a lobster and porcini consommé.

Ring in 2022 in grand style with New Year’s Eve Dinner at Michelin-starred Pelagos, where seared langoustine with celeriac and honey accompanied by a mushroom tahini sauce and Kagoshima wagyu BBQ with bitter leaves, onion fondant and black truffle are just two of the courses sure to impress.

Exotic Cocktails and Good Mood Food at Avra Bar

After New Year’s Eve dinner, the fun continues at Avra Bar with talented mixologists whipping up imaginative cocktails and a DJ spinning classic hits and fresh tunes.

The vibrant venue will stay open throughout the holiday season, making it the ideal location to reunite with friends and sample exotic concoctions, as well as a brand new mood-boosting food menu. Avra Bar is open daily 12:00 noon to 1:00 am. Make sure to share festive moments with the hashtag #FSAthens.

Sunday Brunch at Mercato

Reconnect with family or friends over Sunday brunch at Mercato combining Italian favourites and brunch classics with mouth-watering artisanal products that Chef Sergio Favata has expertly hand-picked and curated.

A special Festive Brunch accompanied by live music on December 26, 2021 January 1 and 2, 2022 is sure to bring festive cheer. Mercato is open for brunch from 1:00 to 4:30 pm.

For reservations, call +30 210 890 1000 or email

Winter Wellness: Indulge in a New You for 2022

Escape the hustle and bustle of the season and indulge in a little pampering ahead of the holiday parties and a brand new year. Get glowing with one of two specially-created festive wellness experiences, or any of the treatments available at the Hotel Spa.

  • Fos La Grande is an in-depth two-hour facial ritual featuring a tailor-made skin treatment utilising Biologique Recherche products that smooths fine lines, redefines the shape of the face and promises a luminous complexion.
  • Zestasia Ritual involves full-body buffing, which promotes detoxification while warm compresses leave the skin feeling renewed. Antioxidant-rich cacao, coffee powder and orange essential oils soothe aching muscles and hot Himalayan stones balance energy. The treatment concludes with a relaxing sandalwood oil body massage.

Book a treatment at the spa, which is open daily 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, by calling +30 210 890 1246 or email

Fun for the Kids

Bring youngsters to the hotel’s Kids Club where they can enjoy an array of activities during the most wonderful time of the year, including decorating Christmas cards, storytelling afternoons, a festive treasure hunt and writing letters to Santa Claus. Non-Hotel guests are welcome.

Lead With Care

Health and safety remain the first priority at Four Seasons. To offer a safe environment for guests and employees, Four Seasons properties across the globe are implementing Lead With Care, a full-scale health and safety enhancement designed in collaboration with leading experts.

As Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens welcomes guests back, the entire team is committed to ensuring the highest standards of health and hygiene, without compromising the quality of the guest experience.