Four hotels for St. Valentine’s Day
February is the month of lovers and here are four options for those who plan to go on a trip with their significant other. In Athens
, the “Grecotel Pallas Athena
” affords magnificent views of the central Kotzia Square and the Athens City Hall. The hotel, which has a pop bust of the goddess Athena as its symbol, combines the feel of a luxury downtown residence with works of avant-garde artists that adorn the common areas and the rooms. Be sure to enjoy a romantic dinner with live music by candlelight in the art-chic restaurant area.
In the area of Mani in the Peloponnese
, a unique compound of listed 19th-century buildings at a privileged location by the sea in Gerolimenas makes up the boutique hotel “Kyrimai
”. Thanks to the decorative stamp of the Greek artist Yiorgos Stathopoulos, each room is different. Its restaurant, offering an awesome view of the rock of Cavo Grosso, is very good too.
Also in the Peloponnese, but at a distance ideal even for a one-day excursion from Athens, Nafplio
, with its magnificent Old Town, features the “Ilion Traditional Hotel
”. It is housed in a 17th-century building, the residence of the city’s first mayor, which has turned into a romantic hotel with spacious rooms.
A member of Relais & Chateaux and arguably one of the most romantic hotels in Greece, the “Imaret
” is found in Kavala
, in Eastern Macedonia. A real masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, with lead domes, inner gardens and beautiful vaulted rooms of various sizes with impressive bathrooms.