The Poseidonion Grand Hotel welcomes the new 2018 seasonStart the summer with an unforgettable Easter on the Island of Aromas!
The historic Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Spetses is once again preparing to welcome its guests, opening its doors on the 29th March to visitors from around the world. The Poseidonion family guarantees unique moments, with elegant rooms and suites, stately halls, blossoming gardens suffused with fragrant lavender and the exotic palms, as well as the legendary verandah – the hotel’s centrepiece – making it the ultimate destination for those who desire their stay to be a truly extraordinary experience.
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As nature begins to awaken from its winter hibernation, the ‘island of aromas’ is without a doubt at its best during the season of spring. Colours and fragrances flood every corner of Spetses while the authentic Easter customs add their own special touch to the atmosphere of the day, making the island the ideal destination. Easter in Spetses at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel is a special experience, reaching a climax on the evening of Good Friday, when the Epitaphs which have set off from the various chapels around the island gather at the Poseidonion Square, creating a truly moving atmosphere.
Easter at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel is perfectly complemented by the gastronomic suggestions demanded of the festive days. Throughout the Holy Week lenten dishes take the place of honour while on Holy Saturday guests will enjoy a lavish resurrection dinner. Easter Sunday sees traditional dishes in the spotlight while Easter Monday completes the journey of taste with a generous brunch.
A tasting ritual with aromas of Spetses and Greece awaits guests at the Poseidonion once again this year through the suggestions of our chef Stamatis Marmarinos. The gastronomical journey at the Poseidonion is always a remarkable experience, with the menu evolving around Greek products and fresh ingredients sourced from local suppliers and the hotel’s organic farm. First stop is the Library Brasserie, the restaurant based on old-fashioned Athenian cuisine with added touches from all over Greece while the Bostani serves traditional recipes and produce that arrive on the table directly from the hotel’s farm. An elevated dining experience awaits in the award winning On The Verandah, where diners have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the suggestions of creative Greek cuisine which harmoniously embody the gastronomic traditions of the area as well as local ingredients. At the same time, the famous Poseidonion breakfast and its delicious Sunday brunch have become firm favourites with visitors while cocktail lovers will enjoy the creative suggestions of The Gin Joint, which has created the cocktail list once again this year for the Palms Bar. Finally, the widely recognized gastronomical accomplishments of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel, as well its high level of service, reach every part of Spetses with the catering team of the Poseidonion undertaking every kind of event.
One of the most beautiful outdoor summer cinemas in the Greek islands, the Cine Titania underwent a renaissance last year and is now fully open, adding to the Poseidonion family list of off-site activities. The refreshing breeze and traditional ambience of its 65 year presence on the island immediately transports visitors back to those romantic Spetsian summers while watching their favourite movie. The cinema is also used for important cultural happenings such as themed weekends, children’s performances, as well as a variety of interesting events.
For the second consecutive year, the Poseidonion will be collaborating with Holmes Place, the largest premium wellness brand in Greece, offering hotel guests a high level of fitness services in contemporary facilities. The gym offers a wide range of training programmes and daily group classes as well as conducting outdoor activities such as running, cycling and hiking, with personal training also available. The expert team of Holmes Place provides the most suitable tailor-made programmes that are fully adapted to the needs of guests who wish to continue to enjoy their daily workout and fitness routine even while on vacation. In terms of wellbeing services, the Asian Spa Resort is the ideal place to feel pampered. Through a series of integrated 5* face and body treatments, guests of the Poseidonion have the opportunity to experience unforgettable moments of relaxation for the mind, body and soul. No beauty treatment is complete without a visit to the Poseidonia Hairworks, with the experienced hair expert Loizos Ioannou. In the specially designed area of the hotel, visitors can refresh their look in accordance with the latest trends and techniques and enjoy specially selected hair products.
For those who wish to renew their style, the Mageia Boutique by Ileana Makri is exactly the right spot. A select collection of garments, handmade jewellery and summer accessories are available at the boutique, where guests will find something to complement every look. For the third year running, art plays its own important role in the Poseidonion Grand Hotel through the cooperation with Artion Galleries and the hosting of works by renowned Greek and foreign artists. Hotel guests and visitors to the island can wander around to view the unique pieces in particularly stimulating exhibitions which take place throughout the year and are able to admire each one, with the option to purchase if desired. Young guests of the Poseidonion will also have the opportunity to take part in art lessons during their stay.
Words by Wendi Ellis