Set on Patmos, an island known for its striking rugged coastline and connections to the Bible, the Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa will open next summer — and be the only luxury resort on Patmos.
Once open on Grikos Bay, the refurbished and rebranded property will include 56 guest rooms, suites and villas, with more rooms set to be added in 2025. As seen in renderings of the renovations, the rooms will reflect the island’s natural beauty and feature an earth-tone palette and luxurious but simple design created by Stylianidis Vaggelis Architects and Anastassiadis Architecture & Design.
Dining options will include a traditional Greek taverna on the beach called Plefsis Tavern, serving local food inspired by the Dodecanese islands and drawing design inspiration from the beach and island. There will also be a bar and terrace for guests to enjoy stunning views with a drink in hand.
The spa is another area getting a luxury face-lift and will feature signature treatments “designed to detoxify the mind and relax the body, mirroring the spiritual energy of the island,” according to a statement from Marriott. The spa will also feature wellness journeys that include drinks flavored with rose petals, mystical sessions with Tibetan bells and rose-infused body and beauty treatments.
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Not as mainstream as Mykonos or Santorini, Patmos is a quiet island with fishing villages, miles of coastline and a volcanic landscape full of hiking paths, picture-perfect swimming beaches and charming villages to explore. Guests can also visit the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, a Greek Orthodox monastery built in the 10th century. According to UNESCO, “The small island of Pátmos in the Dodecanese is reputed to be where St John the Theologian wrote both his Gospel and the Apocalypse.”
It’s been an exciting few years for hotel openings in Greece. Last year, Hyatt opened its first Greek island resort, the lava-themed Magma Resort Santorini. Before that, Marriott opened a family-friendly Autograph Collection property, Domes of Corfu, and last summer, Hilton set up shop on the island of Crete with The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton.
For now, the exact opening date and pricing for Patmos Aktis are still up in the air, but we’ll share more details as soon as they are available.