Pallas Athena – Art in the Heart of Athens
For art in the heart of Athens, Pallas Athena never disappoints. This art-filled boutique hotel exudes glamour and genuine Greek hospitality. Located in the Athen’s historical centre, the hotel provides easy access to the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis. But you do not have to leave the hotel in search of art.
From the moment you step in, the impressive lobby and reception area is studded in exquisite artwork. Some of the attractions include a Joe di Maggio white leather chair, designed in 1970 by Donato d'Urbino, Gionatan de Pas and Paolo Lomazzi; and the Music Ball, an impressive contemporary and kinetic sculpture of the leading Greek sculptor Takis.
The suites provide an immersive experience. Sixty-three individually-designed rooms proudly display vibrant colour palettes and bespoke furniture. Unique graffiti and stencil guestrooms feature pop art classics such as Spiderman and the Smurfs, showcasing original works by talented street artists, including b., Billy G Gee, Dreyk the Pirate and Stellios Faytakis.
Art Chic Suites mix impressive art pieces and designer furnishings to become your private gallery. For creative guests, the Prestige Pallas Suites is a creative home away from home. Each suite resembles an artist’s studio with bright white walls enhanced with pop artwork from the hotel’s private collection.
Exhibitions of promising artists adds to the atmosphere of Pallas Athena. Eclectic artworks selected by expert curators reflect the trends of the avant-garde scene. The result is a living space that offers both beauty and functionality.
Amirandes – From Minotaur to Picasso
Styled after the grandeur of Minoan kings, Amirandes epitomises Crete’s most inspiring features. Here, you can view significant art pieces that you would otherwise see in prestigious galleries and museums.
The prolific painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso once drew himself as a Minotaur—a mythical creature that lived in the Labyrinth of Knossos Palace, a few kilometres from Amirandes. He adored ceramics and created them for 25 years (1947–1973).
Today, Picasso's spirit lives on at the Minotaur restaurant. A fantastic private collection of genuine Picasso ceramics adorns the space, in honour of ancient ceramic art and the way it inspired the 20th-century masters.
Amirandes also offers cosy villas with breathtaking views, impeccable services, exceptional dining and a host of family-friendly activities.
Cape Sounio – Blurring the Lines Between Art and Life
Overlooking the Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio blurs the lines between art and life. This five-star resort sits awash in shades of terracotta and vibrant colours of golds, greens and blues.
Arcaded buildings inspired by ancient Greek architecture house the hotel's public areas. A few steps away, you will find bougainvillaea and jasmine frame landscaped grounds, private pools and decorative fountains.
Admire exclusive sculptures by Constantinos Valaes, one of the most recognised artists in the region. His metal olive trees, moulded into various shapes and colours, add an artistic touch to Cape Sounio’s classic ambience.
With Cape Sounio's convenient location (one hour from the city centre), you easily visit the Athenian Riviera. There, art lovers are encouraged to see the Benaki Museum, showcasing an extensive collection of ancient Greek, Byzantine and even Chinese artwork.
You can also enjoy the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Art Gallery and the National Archaeological Museum. Regardless of your tastes, these attractions have no shortage of artistic treasures for you to enjoy.
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