Why Anavyssos: sleepy charm, clean seas, and traditional fish tavernas.
Best for: long weekends, families, and windsurfers.
Check in: when you want that relaxed island feeling, but haven’t got time to jump on a ferry. With its marble lobby and leather furniture, the Plaza Resort adds an unexpected splash of five-star luxury to Anavyssos, a peaceful seaside town about twenty-five minutes’ drive from Athens airport. The action revolves around a killer 25-metre pool deck, flanked by lush lawns, palm trees, and white umbrellas, steps from a sandy beach. Anavyssos is a popular spot for windsurfers. The hotel’s Watersports Club is well-regarded by local pros and also offers water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, wakeboarding and other aquatic pursuits.
Check out: their rocking Sunday brunches starring help-yourself mimosas. The breezy beach bistro for elegant Greek eats. Summer movie screenings out on the lawn.