Sikyon Coast Hotel & Resort
June Escapes near Athens
Written By Lena Harizopoulos
What: A 4 * hotel resort with 2 restaurants, a spa and a beautiful beach.
Where: Less than an hour and half drive from Athens.
— For the best value for money deal on a coastal area around Athens, Greece
— For the idyllic ambience and its cool beach
Piece de resistance : The Venetian Villa built by famous dante and poet Sikellianos that now houses a beautiful Italian restaurant.
Why go to the Athenian Riviera for a swim on a Saturday and get stuck in traffic when just an hour away of the city, tucked in the woods,
inside a beautiful garden with cypress trees and roses lies Sikyon Coast Hotel and Resort.
Regardless its proximity to the city, its location, “Xilokastro” is not a glam one but if you are after a serene boutique resort that half of it resembles
a Venetian idyllic mansion and the other half of it Malibu, then there you have it.
The dual identity of this resort makes it unique.
On the one hand you’ve got the lovely terracotta 1920’s Venetian villa surrounded by dim lights and beautiful gardens that you instantly imagine yourself
sipping red wine and savoring fine delicacies by the sound of fine Italian music, on the other hand there is a long beach with huge waves at times –
the dream of any surfer-
The marriage between old school Italian glamour, contemporary lobby interiors and a hip beach-bar gives definitely a lot of choices to the visitor and makes the resort the perfect weekend getaway.
The average price for a night with breakfast comes to no more than 120 euros that makes it an instant bargain.
A plus is certainly the spa where one can enjoy massages all day long, if the Russian therapist of course is in a good mood and accommodating – she is the best therapist but will remind you of the German SS if you challenge her.
Last but not least the food is far better than any hotel on the area, actually it can easily be said that it is as good as it gets with dining as a highlight inside the poet’s villa or at the Mediterranean restaurant by the sea.