‘Tis the Season to Celebrate: Create Magical Memories This Holiday Season at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

December 5, 2023,
Athens, Greece

A glittering array of festive offerings awaits at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens this year, making it the perfect holiday hideaway for making magical memories. From celebratory drinks by a twinkling Christmas tree to indulgent gourmet dining, restorative spa experiences to thrilling activities for children, the stage is set for a heartfelt immersion in seasonal joy, gratitude and connection.

Open to all, Nafiska Lobby offers a magical winter wonderland experience for day visitors and guests alike. Ethereal decorations create an enchanted backdrop to a well-deserved festive cocktail, while the Festive Boutique is overflowing with seasonal delicacies and wow-factor gifts. Guests can choose from an exciting selection of festive dining options to mark Christmas or ring in the new year, from Michelin-starred magnificence at Pelagos to an abundance of Italian favourites at Mercato.

“Whether you’re dropping by to connect with old friends over a drink for an evening or staying with us for an extended family vacation, our team is dedicated to infusing every moment with a unique kind of festive magic,” says General Manager Philippe Roux-Dessarps. “This time of year offers us all an opportunity to reflect and connect, and by creating a beautiful wonderland of treats we invite you to celebrate in inimitable Four Seasons style.”

Heartfelt Family Magic

Last year’s pop-up kids’ cinema is back! Younger family members are invited to settle in to watch classic festive films on weekends from November 25, as well as December 24, 26, and 31, 2023, and January 1 and 2, 2024. Showtime is 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, at Nafiska, level 5. Parents can drop off children aged three years and above with professional Kids’ Club helpers then slip off to Avra Bar for bespoke seasonal cocktails and a little couple time.

The Hotel’s Kids’ Club, running from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, features an array of absorbing activities, including decorating Christmas cards, storytelling sessions, a treasure hunt, and writing letters to Santa. The Club offers an enticing opportunity for grown-ups to linger over a celebratory meal while little ones are happily occupied.

Fantastic Festive Shopping

The creatively curated Festive Boutique at Nafsika Lobby is the ideal spot to find the kind of presents that surprise and delight. Open daily from November 25, 2023 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, offerings include Four Seasons signature home and spa items such as bathrobes, scented candles and self-care gift sets, as well as tempting delicacies such as handmade chocolates, truffles, panettone, Christmas yule logs, kourabies and melomakarona. A Four Seasons Gift Card - redeemable at the Hotel’s restaurants or spa – allows the recipient to choose their own gift, whether it’s divine dining overlooking the Athens Riviera or heartfelt spa rituals designed to rejuvenate and renew.

Dazzling Dining

What better way to celebrate the season than gathering with friends and family for fine food and Mediterranean style togetherness? For Christmas Eve, choose between an exquisite five-course fine dining meal at sea-view Pelagos, or an Italian feast at Mercato, where holiday classics are designed to be shared in a convivial atmosphere.

See in the new year at Pelagos with a special seven-course menu designed by Chef Luca Piscazzi - think, for instance, caviar pasta, grilled blue lobster and turbot meuniere – or head to Mercato, where the festive menu will feature seafood, black truffle, wagyu beef and a Mont Blanc dessert created by Pastry Chef Michalis Chatzikalimeris.

Avra Bar will be marking the event in style with a live four-piece band and DJs as well as midnight fireworks and bites to share at tables booked through two different packages - Unlimited Cocktails and Unlimited Champagne. Locals and guests can also drop in for handcrafted cocktails and drinks at the bar, ensuring 2024 starts in the way it should be continued – in the company of friends, savouring the very best that life has to offer.

Sensational Spa Experiences

Nothing says holidays quite like that deep sigh of relaxed contentment as the year’s stresses fall away. Inspired by the teachings of Hippocrates, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Astir Place Athens wraps guests in a soothing cocoon of timeless healing traditions. Couples will relish the chance to unwind with the 80-minute Afosiosi Couples Ritual in the intimate Signature Suite, as a 30-minute aromatherapy stone tub bath is followed by a 50-minute harmonious massage, leaving loved ones floating into tranquillity. Looking for a seasonal skin boost? The 80-minute FOS La Grande by Biologique Recherche is a powerful facial ritual designed to refresh and tone facial skin with the potent formulas of La Grande Crème and Le Grande Serum for a luminous complexion.

To immerse in the festive magic at Four Seasons Hotel Astir Palace Athens, call +30 210 8901000 or book online.