Blossoming into New Beginnings: Celebrate Spring with Easter Feasting at Fully Re-Opened Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.

Abundant with fresh spring vibes, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens announces a fiesta of traditional Orthodox Easter feasting, plus the official seasonal reopening of all its accommodation and dining options. This Orthodox Easter, Taverna 37 returns to its landmark beachfront location for its much-loved traditional Easter Sunday event on May 5, 2024. A special Holy Week fasting menu will also be available for the first time from Monday, April 29 to Saturday, May 4, 2024. With the doors flung wide across the Hotel from April 15, 2024 – including the Arion building and its iconic bungalows – sun-kissed Athens Riviera days are calling.

Orthodox Easter at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

One of the most hotly anticipated events of the year, traditional Easter Sunday lunch at Taverna 37 is a wave-lapped sensory feast. The fragrant aromas of the slow-roasted meats act as an enticing lure even before the heartfelt welcome by Chef Alexandros Koskinas and his team of chefs. With the spits and grills fired up before dawn, the scene is set for an authentic and abundant celebration of seasonal produce and the warmest Greek hospitality. Whole Spit-Roasted Lamb, Pork and Chicken Kontosouvli and Gardoumpakia and Tziarosarmades take centre-stage on the seafront deck, alongside iconic Taverna 37 dishes such as Tirokafteri, Tzatziki, Eggplant Salad, Dolmadakia, Spetsofai and Wild Mushroom Fricassee. Available for EUR 140 per person (excluding drinks), the May 5 Easter Sunday lunch can be booked online.

A Constellation of Easter Treats

The sweetest of Easter treats come courtesy of the Hotel’s newly reimagined patisserie, Astron. Beautiful handcrafted Easter eggs (four small eggs for EUR 22 and a larger egg for EUR 30) and traditional Easter bread, Tsoureki (EUR 17) demonstrate the dazzling skills of Patisserie Chef Michalis Chatzikalimeris and his team of creatives. Available upon order, they make perfectly indulgent – and strikingly packaged – gifts.

A Fasting Menu for Holy Week

Fasting – abstinence from all or specific food or drinks – is an integral part of Orthodox Easter rituals. Described by St John Chrysostom, a 4th century Early Church Father, as “the mother of bodily health,” the practice is renowned for its wellness-enhancing benefits. Honouring ancient traditions, Chef Koskinas’ special menu remains faithful to Greek Orthodox rules while ensuring a delicious dining experience. Using sustainably sourced, seasonal ingredients, the menu features light, fast-friendly options such as Black Lentil Salad, Grilled Octopus, and Spaghetti with Prawns.

The Season of Full Bloom

As the days get longer and warmer, the Hotel opens up like a flower blossoming in the Greek sunshine. From April 15, the reopening of the Hotel’s bungalows invites easy breezy living complete with beach access and outdoor lounging on sea-view terraces. Spring light awakens the Hotel’s seasonal outlets, including its pop-up Spa boutique – offering exquisite treats from local artisans – and poolside hotspot Helios offering zesty Latin American cuisine and uplifting vibes thanks to new Chef Manuel Del Campo.   

“Orthodox Easter is one of the most significant dates in the Greek calendar, a time of new beginnings and shared celebrations,” comments General Manager Philippe Roux-Dessarps. “We’re delighted to mark the occasion for locals and guests alike with dining experiences that bring people together, as well as a very special fasting menu that allows for spiritual reflection. It’s a time of year we all look forward to as we open our doors across the Hotel and let in the joyful warmth of spring on the Athens Riviera.”

To celebrate new beginnings at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens this Easter,

call +30 210 890 1000 or book online.

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