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One&Only Aesthesis

Embrace the nostalgic glamour of this luxurious coastal hideaway on the Athenian Riviera, once the site of an iconic 1950s beach club and now redeveloped as a stunning beachfront resort with destination dining, Guerlain Spa, and fabulous children’s club.

Athens & the Peloponnese, Greece
OneOnly Aesthesis Athens the Peloponnese
  • Relive the mid-century glamour of the Athenian Riviera at this fashionable resort showcasing superb architectural and contemporary design.


  • Check into a luxurious bungalow with chic décor, private pool, and fireplace, enjoying the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

  • Relish the choice of two destination dining venues headed by Michelin-starred chefs, along with the extravagant feast offered at breakfast.

  • Enjoy a wide range of facilities and activities including a Guerlain Spa, children’s club, water sports, and fitness club.

Just a short drive from Athens, the One&Only Aethesis sits on a secluded peninsula in Glyfada, once home to the Asteria Beach Club during the 1950s and 60s. Back then, the Athenian Riviera was a magnet for glamorous celebrities and starlets. Today, the redeveloped site pays homage to its heritage with a modern-retro design and scattering of bungalows, villas, and residences, built to reflect the original layout. Set against a backdrop of sandy beaches, azure waters, and verdant forest, and offering outstanding destination dining, vibrant bars, children’s club, leisure facilities and activities, the resort is the ideal spot for a family holiday.

While stylish guestrooms are available within the main building, along with larger residences across the resort, most guests will stay in one of the luxurious bungalows, featuring mid-century style, private pool, and spacious terrace. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living, a soothing colour palette, authentic natural materials and textures, refined and artful interiors, sumptuous bathroom, shady garden, outdoor shower and firepit. Choose from a setting amid the pines, a sea view, or a beachfront location. For families and large groups, the villas sleep up to five guests in two ensuite bedrooms, with additional gourmet kitchen, private gym, and staff quarters. Alternatively, the two and three-bedroom classy Residences can sleep a maximum of six adults and one child. With two destination dining venues, the cuisine at Aethesis is exquisite. Ora serves Greco-Italian inspired dishes prepared by Michelin-starred Ettore Botrini, while Paco Morales, the resort’s second Michelin-starred chef, serves imaginative tapas at the atmospheric El Bar. Breakfast can be served in-room but is worth an early morning visit to Ora, where the spread of local produce and delights is spectacular. Another highlight is Manko, delivering superb Peruvian flavours in a chic beach and poolside setting. There are several bars for enjoying a sundowner or aperitif. Settle in at Minima for the accompaniment of DJ beats. There is plenty on offer in terms of activities including a trio of pools, tennis and padel courts, fitness centre, sailing, boat trips, heritage trips into Athens and even a Greek sandal-making workshop. Children are well-catered for. There’s a dedicated KidsOnly Club with programme of activities and treehouse village, while adults can enjoy being pampered at the Guerlain Spa. Located in the affluent district of Glyfada, south of Athens, the capital is a short 30-minute drive away.  

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Athens & the Peloponnese, Greece

One&Only Aethesis is located in a gated peninsula in the wealthy suburb of Glyfada, just a 30-minute drive from Greece’s ancient capital, Athens.

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