Athens Journals

Thanksgiving... in Athens

A November 2006 trip to Athens by USMA1991

Quote: Since we live in Europe, my family wanted to go somewhere warm for the long Thanksgiving weekend. We agreed to go to Athens - it's warm, relatively close, and has more than enough things to do and see to fill a long weekend.

Arion Astir Palace Hotel

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Hotel | "Arion Resort & Spa"

The Arion Resort and Spa was a compromise that my wife and I worked out. I have never been a fan of the noise and crowds of Athens; yet my wife insisted on going there over the long Thanksgiving weekend. It is without a doubt one of the best compromises we have ever made. The Arion is about a 45-minute ride south of Athens, in the "Athenian Riviera" town of Vougliameni. It is part of the Astir Palace Hotel complex and sits on a semi-private peninsula it shares with its sister properties. Starwood just took over the management of the Astir Palace properties, with the Arion falling under the Luxury Collection, and the Nafsika and Aphrodite falling under the Westin and W brands, respectively. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 28, 2006

Arion Astir Palace Hotel
Apollonos 40
Athens, Greece 16671
+302 10 8902000