Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Named Top Hotel in Greece

Athens Riviera icon triumphs in global readers’ poll
October 4, 2023,
Athens, Greece

The Athens Riviera landmark of Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens has been named Best Hotel in Greece in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2023.

Topping the Greek table with an overall score of 98.44, the dazzling 30-hectare (75-acre) oceanside haven – renowned as being one of Jackie Onassis’ favourite hang-outs – amassed the country-leading score across a wide-ranging set of criteria including rooms, service, food, design, location, and activities/facilities - plus, this year, cleanliness, community, concierge, experience, safety, accessibility, and remote work.

More than half a million readers voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice survey, which highlights the world’s favourite hotels, cities, countries, spas and more based on the independent ratings of Condé Nast Traveler’s global readership.

Commenting on the award, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Philippe Roux-Dessarps says, “Being a direct reflection of guest experience, placing top in a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice poll has to be one of the highest honours we can hope to achieve as a hotel. Every day, in every way, we set about doing what we do in the hope that we will exceed our guests’ expectations. All I can do is to thank everyone who voted for us; recognition like this is the ultimate endorsement that we are on the right track to achieving our guest experience goals.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards caps off a glittering year of accolades for the dazzling  Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel, located just a 30-minute drive from the centre of the Greek Capital. Earlier this year it became the first property in Athens to achieve a Forbes Five Star designation, before being named Best City Hotel in Athens in July’s Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2023, and ranking #35 in September’s inaugural World’s 50 Best Hotels Awards.

Also relaunched in 2023, the Hotel’s stunning new destination bar, Avra, recently hosted its first Summer-Ever-After Party  - squeezing out the last drops of summer fun with guest bartenders from two of the World’s 50 Best Bars. And as the door close on the Hotel’s summer season, attention is now turning to its inaugural Riviera Masters Open Tennis Tournament – taking place on October 7-8, 2023 at the Hotel’s professional tennis facilities, launched a year ago in partnership with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis.

“Astir Palace has held an iconic position in the hospitality world since the 1960s, but that doesn’t mean we should ever rest on our laurels,” adds Roux-Dessarps. “Our local community is as central to our success as our international clientele and it is our hope that by uniting the two with ever-more-inspiring venues, activities and events that we can continue to grow the all-encompassing Astir Palace vibe year-round and find ways to make the property even more special.”


Elia Kentrota
Director of Public Relations
40 Apollonos Street
Vouliagmeni, Athens, 16671