Ride the Water Sports Wave on the Athens Riviera with Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

Discover picture-perfect location for a sea adventure

August 29, 2022,
Athens, Greece

Calling all thrill-seekers and adventurous spirits. With its steps-from-the-sand setting on the glamorous Athens Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens offers a seaside escape from the ordinary with its summertime water sports. From April to October, hit the waves in style with a thrilling array of water toys, from wakeboarding and waterskiing to stand-up paddleboarding and power-infused wave-riding, SEABOB style.

New to water sports? The Hotel’s team of experts are on hand to help even the most inexperienced novice develop seaworthy skills. Choose from individual lessons to develop new techniques or a package that will see beginners become masters in no time. Families can enjoy playful connection aboard water toys for up to four people, while canoe and kayak hire invites magical moments exploring the Riviera’s hidden white-sand bays and towering cliffs – not to mention a unique from-the-sea perspective of the Temple of Poseidon.

Adrenalin junkies will love the sea high of reaching on jet-skis. The world’s fastest growing watersport, paddleboarding, is a perfect combination of difficulty and fun, leading to feelings of elation upon mastery. Or why not discover the euphoria of skimming over the waves like a dolphin with a SEABOB-Jet – a hydrodynamic sea-toy merging leisurely gliding, deep diving and environmentally friendly super speed.

“Our wonderful beachfront location right on the Athens Riviera means we have a special relationship with the sea,” comments Jann Kaiser Hotel Manager. “And it’s always a pleasure to facilitate guests’ enjoyment of our natural playground. Our state-of-the-art equipment combined with professional instruction makes sea-top adventure accessible for everyone, whatever their age or ability.”

Just 30 minutes from Athens International Airport, the Hotel boasts three private coves tucked away on its pine-clad peninsula. The ideal escape from the bustle of the city, exhilarating water sports are artfully contrasted with toes-in-the-sand cocktails at the Astir Beach Club where it’s easy to see why the oh-so-chic Athens Riviera was one of Jackie Onassis’ favourite hang-outs.

After mastering the waves, why not head to the Spa for water-inspired relaxation? The adults-only sanctuary draws on Greece’s long history of Sanus Per Aquam (health through water) with muscle-easing experiences including an aroma steam grotto, sauna, and hammam facilities. Then savour the backdrop to the day’s achievements with sea-view dining across a range of sun-kissed locations, from Michelin-starred seafood at Pelagos to laidback Greek specialities at Taverna 37.

To ride the waves of the Athens Riviera this summer season, contact +30 210 8901000.