I took myself off to the Northern Evia spa town of Aidipsos for a two night stay on my birthday in 2012. I wrote about my stay at the Knossos-Spa Hotel and the relaxing spa treatments I had in a post for the Greek Tourist Board here.
Aidipsos is in Northern Evia…although ghost town quiet in the winter, it’s different and rather romantic, if not dramatic!
One weekend of relaxing massages and seaweed scrubs wasn’t enough for me, so I researched and contacted the Olive Tree Spa in Athens for a Reflexology treatment and facial the following week.
Situated two streets behind The Hilton Hotel, it was centrally located and easy to find.
I was warmly greeted by the Receptionist and presented with green tea, a warm facial cloth and water as well as given slippers to wear.
What a nice respite from the cold, rainy weather outside! I gladly slipped into my bathrobe in my room, lay on the bed and let the music flow over me whilst my therapist spent one and a half hours on my feet and lower legs: massaging pressure points and generally making me feel fab.
Next came the facial and half an hour of different scrubs, peels and warm facial cloths, I exited my lovely treatment room glowing and walking on air!
I will certainly be going back again as the ambiance offered was fabulous: low key yet friendly and relaxing.
The Olive Tree Spa is open seven days a week from 11am to 9pm and offers all manner of spa treatment services. If you’re in Athens for any length of time, do make sure you visit.