Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Spetses, Greece

At a Glance

  • Stunning waterfront location near the Old Port on Spetses

  • Historical building with elegant, contemporary rooms and suites

  • Indulgent spa offering a range of treatments

  • An ideal location from which to explore the cobbled streets of Dapia and the pine-clad countryside beyond

  • Intimate seafront restaurants with a choice of local and international dishes

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The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months.

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Insider's View

Wander along the harbour front and enjoy a leisurely lunch in a local Greek taverna overlooking the water.

The garden view rooms are a great option for the summer when the waterfront becomes quite lively - the views are so pretty overlooking the white houses with colourful shutters and terracotta tiled roofs of the village.

Try Sunday brunch on the veranda and discover breakfast classics with a Greek twist!

Visit the house of the famous Spetses woman, Laskarina Boubolina which has been transformed into a museum.

Borrow a bicycle and ride along the ocean road to the old port.

For a sweet cocktail, try the Robin Hood at one of the three restaurants or the bar.

In the summer, watch the latest movies in the charming outdoor cinema, Ciné Titania where snacks and refreshing cocktails are served.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Description

Set on the water's edge on the island of Spetses, the glamorous Poseidonion Grand Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the pine-covered hillsides, sandy beaches and historic old harbour town of this beautiful corner of the Peloponnese.

Poseidonion Grand Hotel is steeped in history. The hotel was built in 1914 by Sotirios Anargiros, a shipping heir and philanthropist who ploughed his life savings into the improvement of the island. After finishing the hotel, Anargiros' projects included planting the hillsides with pine trees to conserve the natural habitat and building a boarding school that edified youngsters from 1927 until 1983.

Today the hotel is a magnet for jet-setters and romantics who come to enjoy the old world charm of Spetses, a car-free island with cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages and historic old port. As a local landmark for nearly a century, Poseidonion Grand Hotel sits in pride of place next to the main square with stunning views across the sea to the Peloponnese peninsula.

The architecture of the hotel echoes the style of the grandes dames of the Cote D'Azur, with beautiful high ceilings and large windows which make the most of the spectacular view. Poseidonion has since been lovingly renovated, transforming it into one the region's most elegant and contemporary hotels.

Rooms and suites are split between two buildings and most have private gardens or balconies with sea views. The Royal Suite, featuring three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and its own 85-square-metre private terrace with breathtaking sea views, is particularly spectacular. For honeymooners and couples, the split-level La Cupola suite has a private setting at the top of the hotel, with a unique roof made from an upturned ship.

The main pool is surrounded by lavender blossoms and smart teak decking. A small plunge pool can also be found in the second building and makes an ideal spot for sun worshippers. Set among landscaped gardens, the spa offers a range of indulgences including massages, facials and body treatments in tranquil and elegant surroundings.

Although Spetses has a jet-set heritage, the island remains largely untouched by development, with the most viable means of transport still being the horse-drawn carriage. Traditional Greek tavernas and small sandy beaches are dotted along the waterfront in the port town of Dapia, while boutiques and curiosity shops line the cobbled streets. One of the best ways to start and end the day is on the hotel's own terrace, where food and drinks are served overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aegean.

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Accommodation

The hotel features 44 premium rooms and eight suites, all furnished to reflect a contemporary earth colour palette and natural toned furnishings with state-of-the-art technology. All rooms feature spacious bathrooms with either rain-head showers or retro-style bath tubs. Superior rooms have either a terrace or garden patio, while deluxe rooms and suites feature private balconies.

Deluxe Sea View

Deluxe Sea View rooms have beautiful views of the Argosaronic Gulf, and the majority boast private balconies. Each room has a walk-in closet, and bathrooms have rain showers.

Tower Room

Located in the Poseidonion's tower, Tower Rooms are spacious and allow in plenty of natural light. The majority of rooms have their own private balcony, and many have retro-style bathtubs.

Family Suite

The Family Suite is comprised of two Deluxe Sea View rooms which interconnect with a living room between the two. Each Family Suite has a private balcony with a sea view and can accommodate up to four guests.

La Cupola Suite

Hidden in the dome of Poseidonion Grand Hotel, La Cupola Suite occupies two levels and has a private roof terrace with beautiful views of Spetses town.

The Pool Suite

The Pool Suite is comprised of a master bedroom with separate living and dining room, as well as two en-suite bathrooms. Outside, there is a terrace with a private pool and sea views.

Superior Suite

The Superior Suites offer plenty of space with a balcony or large window overlooking the sea. The bedroom is separate from the comfortable living and dining area.

The VIP Suite

A two-bedroom suite with a separate living and dining room, the VIP Suite measures a spacious 90 sqm. The suite has a balcony with beautiful sea views and there are two bathrooms, both with rain showers.

The Royal Suite

The Royal Suite is comprised of three bedrooms with a separate living and dining room. The Royal Suite measures 250 sqm and offers private lift access. Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, and there is a private terrace with beautiful island views.

Childcare

Children are welcome in the restaurants, where highchairs are provided and staff will warm up baby food. Babysitting is provided on request and Family Suites are available.

Facilities

Poseidonion Grand Hotel has two restaurants as well as a library bar and lounge cafe offering all-day dining and located in the historic building overlooking the sea and port. On The Verandah serves creative Greek cuisine on a spacious terrace on the front side of the historic building. The Library Brasserie offers casual Greek dining with a Spetses twist throughout the day. Room service and picnic lunch boxes are available on request.

Activities

Poseidonion Grand Hotel offers a range of activities including hiking excursions and horse riding in the pine-covered hillsides of Spetses, mountain biking, boat rental and horse-drawn carriage rides. There is also a PADI diving and watersports centre locally.

Reviews

4

Ria Santamaria (Staff)

A hidden gem located in the chic and sophisticated island of Spetses. Only 2 hours by ferry from the port of Piraeus, Poseidonion is a perfect weekend (or longer) getaway for a more local, off the beaten path type of experience. Poseidonion's belle epoque exterior dominates the port with 45 premium rooms and 8 suites all stylishly decorated and spread across 2 wings. You can spend days exploring the charming town dotted with shops and small Greek tavernas serving the freshest food, visit the museums and historical sites, sail into nearby Hydra or take the horse-drawn carriage on this beautiful island where cars are banned. The views from their main terrace are stunning combined with the delicious meals served by their award-winning restaurant, 'On the Verandah'. You can choose to relax by the pool or opt for a massage at the spa for pure bliss. It will be hard not to fall for the charm of this magical place.

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Sara Haney (Staff)

On the little Saronic island of Spetses, sits the century old Poseidonion Hotel. It stands tall, overlooking the islands main square where local events and happenings take place and directly across the sea onto the Peloponnese coast. In its Belle Epouch style with white walls, high ceilings, and vibrant green shutters open to the sea, this hotel is perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the island and stroll the local village without the crowds. Here you can enjoy a trip to the local farm, find pristine beaches, and easily explore some of the lesser known islands nearby like Hydra.

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Sierra Obermark (Staff)

 Nestled in the town of Spetses against the lush background of the islands vegetation lies Poseidonion. This 100 year old historical building has been renovated for the new age of luxury travel and boasts the islands best restaurants. The staff all go above and beyond to make you feel at home and have the best recommendations for experiencing life on this island that is off the beaten track. The town is the perfect size to walk around and explore while feeling part of the local life and the historical significance and beauty of the hotel is great to behold.

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Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)

The Poseidonion is such a lovely hotel - amazing location on the waterfront of Spetses Marina, stunning views, beautiful original features such as the pretty tiling throughout the hotel, great spa, beautiful pool and fantastic food. Spetses is a less travelled island of Greece but by far one of the most beautiful and chic and absolutely worth 3 or 4 nights. There are some stunning beaches, great mountain biking trails in the mountains, interesting museums and amazing boats to look at!

Location & directions

Spetses, Greece

Poseidonion Grand Hotel is located on the water's edge on the beautiful island of Spetses in the Peloponnese. Set next to the main port of Dapia, the hotel is only a two-minute walk from the port’s disembarkation area.

How to get there

Direct flights operate through British Airways into Athens from London Heathrow regularly. From Athens it is a 2-hour 30-minute drive to the port at Kosta, followed by a 10-minute water taxi to the island of Spetses. There is also a direct ferry from the Athens port of Piraeus. The hotel can also provide a helicopter charter from Athens.

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