Having opened in November 2023, One&Only Aesthesis in Glyfada, Athens, is a masterful expression of interior design, blending mid-century style with a fresh, modern approach to Grecian glamour. The design ethos is rooted in harmony with nature, utilising stone and marble to create structures that integrate seamlessly with the coastal landscape. The interior concept captivates through the interplay of fire, water, wood, stone, air, and light – creating an environment that is both elegant and organically connected to its surroundings.
Situated on 21 hectares of exclusive beachfront estate, Muza Lab has designed bungalows, stand-alone villas, and private homes of the resort, working closely with local artisans and craftspeople to ensure that every detail reflects the authenticity of Greek culture.
The low-rise modernist-inspired structures, crafted from indigenous stone, elegantly grace the coastal landscape. In harmony with the resort’s architectural heritage, they have been meticulously revitalised, crafted from local stone and marble, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces to create a haven where architectural excellence and nature intertwine.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into an atmosphere of airy elegance, where abundant natural light gracefully contrasts surface textures. Drawing inspiration from mid-century design, the lobby’s architecture pays homage to the cosmopolitan essence of the Riviera, featuring high ceilings, woven leather accents, and a harmonious blend of muted tones. Geometric accent patterns add a touch of cultured artistry, while the strategic emphasis on volume, open floors, and expansive windows seamlessly connects the interior with the breath-taking sea view.
Retaining a nostalgic nod to the Athenian Riviera’s iconic holiday homes, serene beachfront bungalows have been reimagined, boasting expansive terraces and private pools with sweeping views of the Aegean.
Castaway retreat meets nautical playground in an exquisite collection of ultra-luxury villas that seamlessly blend complete privacy with breath-taking sea views, delivering the epitome of rarefied resort living but minutes from the beating heart of Athens. Mid-century design intertwines with earthy Grecian accents, evoking a space of modern comfort infused with moments of nostalgia. The master bedrooms boast wrap-around views, while convivial lounges enchant with abstracted Greek key wall carving, marble, contemporary art, and sculpture. Soft billowing ivory fabric drapes reveal vast outdoor areas adorned with shimmering beachfront pools, firepits, hammocks, daybeds, and sun loungers stretching to the water’s edge.
The soulful essence of Grecian and Mediterranean hospitality unfolds amidst elevated al fresco dining, the olive bar, and signature restaurants. At ORA, Michelin-lauded Chef Ettore Botrini infuses a playful Italian twist into Greek dishes. Modernist design elements, including marble, carved wood, and random marble floors in brown and white, are softened by inviting tones of olive, lemon, and cream. The indoor-outdoor connection is enhanced by potted trees and blooming lavender, creating a sun-blushed charm that complements the relaxed elegance of the all-day dining concept.
The resort’s vibrant heart is the nostalgic beach club, a chic destination that transports guests to the Hollywood-frequented Riviera era. From sunrise to sunset, the club embodies the glamorous spirit of a bygone era, blending enchanting past vibes with contemporary luxury. The sparkling pools, adorned with a modern twist on the Greek key motif, stylish cabanas, and loungers offer an unforgettable experience.
The resort features three meticulously designed bars with distinct atmospheres. Minima exudes beach club vibes with chilled DJ beats against a backdrop of azure tones. Alelia, amid ancient olive trees, offers rustic chic with fresh herbs and lavender scents. Thimisi, the panoramic sunset bar, mirrors the mesmerising sunset with pops of blue and cerise. Lounge sofas, wooden tables, and rocking chairs create a perfect setting to savour cocktails reminiscent of Glyfada’s glamorous heyday during the golden hour.
In the Greek garden inspired Guerlain Spa, hues of olive green, terracotta and cooling cotton seamlessly blend, inspired by the Aegean’s natural beauty. The sanctuary offers ten tranquil treatment suites for a soul-rejuvenating experience, featuring signature treatments and multi-sensory rituals. Beyond pampering, amenities include a sauna and steam. The spa serves as a comforting retreat, while the wellness journey continues with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, five kilometres of Glyfada’s forest trails, and tennis and padel courts for spirited matches.
One&Only Aesthesis warmly invites guests to reconnect with nature and loved ones, overlooking the sea amidst pine trees’ scent and the melody of cicadas. Revived to evoke cherished memories and future nostalgia, the resort offers a transformative experience capturing Greece’s timeless allure.