Where the Titans fought the Gods

Located on the unspoiled Athos Peninsula in Halkidiki, Greece, Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas – Relais & Châteaux is a stylish and contemporary beachfront escape overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.

Athos Peninsula is known for Holy Mount Athos which is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, the only monastic state in Europe and one of the most spiritual places on Earth. The area is also known for being the born place of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle.

This is where the Titans fought the gods and where the Virgin Mary, accompanied by John the Evangelist, came and blessed the main-island’s shores, leading to the many monasteries scattered along its hillsides. Avaton’s contemporary villas are a reflection of this mythological spectacle set within the Mediterranean’s garden and overlooking the Aegean Sea.

The area around the resort is protected by NATURA 2000 due to the unique natural beauty of its forest and sandy beaches, providing numerous options for activities.

ACCOMMODATION

Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas consists of an exclusive collection of 36 rooms, suites and villas. Most of them have private pools with in-built sun-beds which tantalize the feeling of relaxation surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean gardens. 

The sleek style of the private residences provides a wonderful contrast to the unique panorama, whose splendid history is within easy reach.

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DINING

On the serenity of a green hill, in front of the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas created an open-air restaurant area unlike any other.

Inspired by the view of Holy Mount Athos right across, Executive Chef Panos Papadopoulos has drawn  the philosophy of his menu. Being a native of Naousa, a small city in Nothern Greece, famous for its wines and high quality of agricultural production, Panos has grown up with authentic flavors and farm-to-table ingredients.

WELLNESS

In a location of high tranquility and extreme natural beauty, protected by NATURA 2000, Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas created the perfect haven for a blissful body and soul retreat in Halkidiki, Greece. The deep sense of calm and spirituality of Holy Mount Athos along with our carefully curated wellness program will help you reconnect your mind, body and soul and indulge you in complete relaxation to help you feel better physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Guests’ experience at Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas revolves around L’Art de Vivre (also called the Art of Living Well). This philosophy is based on four pillars: Treat to Rejuvenate and Exercise in this blessed natural environment where the resort is located, Eat well and Sleep well.

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ACTIVITIES

For Culture Lovers

Holy Mount Athos 

An UNESCO World Heritage Monument and an independent state, the Holy Mountain includes 20 Orthodox monasteries. It is inhabited by 2.000 monks and it is the only monastic state in Europe and one of the very few in the world. A cruise around Holy Mount Athos is an once in a lifetime experience which will travel you 1.000 years back in time! 

Aristotle’s Birthplace 

Stagira is the place where the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle was born, raised and died. Stagira was one of the most important city of the area and the place where Aristotle was inspired to research the laws of nature which he later taught to Alexander the Great. Today, guests could visit the remaining of the ancient city and Aristotle’s park which has interactive instruments operating with the laws of physics described in Aristotle’s books .

Weaving & Folklore Museum of Arnaia 

The village of Arnaia is a vibrant community that treasures the past. This is where you should go to get a real feel of what life is like in Halkidiki’s mountains, to see examples of traditional architecture and to find out more about old-time crafts such as weaving. 

For Nature Lovers

Drenia Island Hoping 

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Drenia is the complex of many, small isles with sandy, virgin beaches and crystal clear waters offering limitless opportunities for adventure. A day trip of island hoping by boat is the ideal way to explore them. 

Holomontas Mount & Varvara Waterfalls 

Holomontas Mountain is protected area by NATURA 2000 because of its natural beauty and biodiversity. It is one of the thickest forests in Greece and holds a hidden treasure- Varvara waterfalls. It is the ideal escape for visitors who wants to experience the nature, collect mushrooms, do moun- tain bike or just walk in the forest. 

Beach 

Halkidiki has a coastline of 550 klm and 89 beaches awarded with “blue flags”. Visit them and dive into the in- finite blue. 

Discover here all the experiences and activities you can enjoy during you stay at Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas!

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