International jet setters have long chosen to vacation and visit Athens. Today, more than ever, Athens has what it takes to make even the most seasoned luxury traveller feel pampered. Here are some things to seek out:
Explore the Haute Couture Designs of Greek and non Greek designers Labels of the world's top haute couture and prêt a porter designers may all be found and purchased at boutiques in Kolonaki, Kifissia, on Voukourestiou Street and at shopping halls such as Golden Hall and Attica the Department Store. For a fresh look that is sure to make a statement, why not take the time to go to the atelier of one of the Greek designers, many of who have outposts in Athens.
Jewels, Precious Stones and Luxury Watches The runways are not the only place where Greek design is making headlines. In fact, many of the jewelry designs created in Athens are exported to such major international stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. You are at the source of where many designs are conceived. Set out to Plaka, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou Street to find that perfect ring, bracelet or choker.
Indulge in Thallasotherapy and other blissful spa treatments
Some top picks on where to go and why:
- Thalasso Spa at Divani Apollon Palace 7 Spa - Luxury Spa for its Classic and slimming Algtherapy
- GB Spa Mastic Experience at the Hotel Grande Bretagne
- Jet Lag Massage (40 min) at the Arion A luxury Collection Resort and Spa Resort
- Cinq Mondes Spa Treatments at the Hilton's Hiltonian Spa
Invest in a rare piece of artwork/painting
Auctions are held throughout the year. Numerous galleries may assist you in your search.
Rent a helicopter for an aerial sightseeing trip over Athens and the Attica coastline. Or jet over to a Greek isle by private jet or yacht. Here are some useful links: