Avaton Luxury Villas Resort - Relais & Châteaux
Why We Love This Hotel
- This contemporary beachfront resort is set in landscaped grounds overlooking the Athos Peninsula
- The resort is a 10-minute drive from Ouranoupoli for trips to Mount Athos
- The open-air restaurant serves “standout” (The Daily Telegraph) Greek cuisine
- Modern villas have open-plan kitchens and some come with private pools
Panoramic views of the Ierissos Ba'’s "gin-clear waters" (The Daily Telegraph) spread from Avaton Luxury Villas Resort, a tranquil property on the Athos Peninsula, known for its "stunning, family-friendly beaches" (Lonely Planet). Set on a hilltop surrounded by landscaped gardens, the contemporary timber-lined resort is a 10-minute drive from Nea Roda, a traditional fishing village, and a 20-minute drive from the ancient city of Ouranoupoli, the departure point for visits to isolated Mount Athos, a male-only UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring 20 working monasteries packed with literary and artistic treasures. Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle, is about 40 minutes drive away, whilst Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, is a 2-hour drive from the resort.
"Warm northern Greek hospitality" (The Daily Telegraph) characterises Avaton Luxury Villas Resort, which includes a cocktail bar with a terrace, and an open-air restaurant serving "remarkable" (The Daily Telegraph) dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Guests can stroll through the manicured lawns and relax on sunloungers by the beach, whilst other services include excursions on private yachts, massage and beauty treatments, and scuba diving (fees may apply).
Modern suites sleep up to six people and have simple, white décor with splashes of colour and bold prints. All include open-plan living rooms, kitchens and dining areas, plus free Wi-Fi, TVs and mini bars. Bi-level suites extend to furnished balconies with sea views, whilst higher tariff quarters offer private pools with in-built sunbeds; some have private gardens. Guests can enjoy a free welcome drink, and a bottle of wine and fruit on arrival.