Need to know
31, including 14 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $397.55 (€349), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.00 per room per night prior to arrival.
Rates include breakfast, access to the spa and a programme of daily activities and workshops.
In keeping with the hotel’s wellness philosophy, there isn’t much in the way of alcohol on offer, although beer and wine are available at dinner on request. To encourage a serene, tech-free atmosphere, there’s no WiFi in the lounge areas and you’ll be asked to come to meals without your phone.
At the hotel
Gym, free WiFi, laundry. In rooms: HD TV; minibar; tea and coffee kit; yoga mat; Signature Euphoria bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All of the rooms exude warmth and serenity, designed to go hand in hand with the hotel’s holistic spirit. Bright and modern, they’re finished with solid oak furniture, rich fabrics and earthy-toned artwork, referencing styles that would have been popular in Mystras in its Byzantine heyday. We’re particularly taken with the junior suites, each of which has a raised seating area and private terrace overlooking the citrus groves. If you’re happy to splash out, book the Mystras Suite (it’s the owner’s favourite).
Inspired by the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the cavernous heated indoor pool has a domed ceiling and smooth, curving walls typical of Byzantine architecture. At its centre is a swim-in sphere designed to feel like a cocoon from the outside world, complete with a zen-inspiring soundtrack of soft music and marine-life sounds. A swim-through archway leads to the vast outdoor pool, which has sweeping views across the valley.
The spa is the hotel’s keystone, drawing on the philosophy and medicine of ancient Greece and China as well as the most modern, science-led thought. Spanning four floors, it includes a Byzantine hammam, tepidarium, Finnish sauna, hot tub, salt therapy room, men’s and women’s infrared saunas, sensory deprivation pool, a yoga hall and a meditation room and labyrinth. The many treatment rooms are manned by a small army of expert therapists, offering a vast range of massages, skin treatments, acupuncture and healing therapies. You can also book pre-arranged programmes that range from two days to three weeks; some are focused on yoga or relaxation, others on detoxing and metabolic health. There's also a state-of-the-art gym for more fitness-focused stays. The spa is for guests 16-and-up only.
Bring your trail shoes for the hike up Mount Taygetus and clambering around the rocky ruins of Mystras.
All of the public areas are wheelchair accessible and there are two adapted rooms. The indoor pool has wheelchair access, too.
Over-14s are welcome, but they’ll need to stay with an adult on a pre-booked wellness program that lasts the duration of their stay. Children over 16 will need the permission of their parents to access the spa or have treatments.