"An architecturally stunning hotel on the Greek island of Spetses"

Need to know

    • 52 rooms, including 8 suites
    • Poseidonion, Dapia, Spetses
    • A contemporary and luxurious spot of coastal glamour

We love

  • Enjoy a glass of wine in the Library Bar. Spiro, the sommelier, can talk you through the various local wines, grappas and apéritifs.
  • Sample simple but delicious Italian food at Il Padrino by the harbour.
  • Try the hotel’s berry-rich homemade jam, made with produce from its verdant hilltop organic garden.

Top Secret

Despite being a car-free island, the Poseidonion Grand Hotel has organised a classic car rally on the island of Spetses. The sixty one antique cars were specially shipped over for the event and given a rapturous greeting in Poseidonion Square. With Mercedes, Porsche and Jaguar all represented.

Origins

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel has been a landmark on the Spetses skyline for the past 100 years with its exceptional architecture echoing hotels of Côte d’Azur style. The hotel which first opened in 1914 was the brainchild of Sotirios Anargiros, a visionary benefactor who was responsible for much of Spetses’ development.
 

The Review

Before you arrive, before you even pack your bags at home, one night of your trip is already decided: dinner at the hotel’s historic On The Verandah restaurant. It boasts imaginative reworks of Greek cuisine that, aside from being exquisitely prepared and delicious, can be enjoyed alongside a truly breath taking view of the Mediterranean. The island is perfect for careless excursions by foot, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage, which by law is the preferred mode of transport. Back at the hotel pouring over the century-old guestbook after enjoying expertly made cocktails at the Poseidonion’s Library Bar or at its country’s first spa, you might start to feel yourself slipping between the pages as you become a 1920s man or woman of leisure. Like all the finest hotels in the world, it is a small collection of dedicated people that make this hotel quite so spectacular. Led by the engineer and owner, Antonis Vordonis, the Poseidonion has seen meticulous architectural restoration. From the re- wrought metal fence matching the style that encircled wealthy Athenians 100 years ago, to the ancient-looking guestbooks in the lounge that they used to write in, the Poseidonion is truly dedicated to the memory of what came before. But don’t let the nostalgia fool you. The Poseidonion doesn’t just have its finger on the pulse of Spetses island life; it is the beating heart itself. It has single-handedly created the first-of-its-kind classic yacht race, along with its very own marathon. It regularly pitches in organising open-air concerts on balmy summer nights and its breakfast jams are made by the local women of Spetses. Life on the island is wholly intertwined with the life at the Poseidonion.

Location

Poseidonion Grand Hotel

  • Address: Poseidonion, Dapia, Spetses, 18050
  • Travel info: Plane: Athens airport is 220km away (a three-hour drive). Car: Athens is three hours away by car. Spetses is car-free, so you’ll need to drive to Kosta (where you can leave your car at the secure car park), and hop on the 15-minute ferry (there are four

Key Features

  • Spa

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Free Wifi

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Pool