Focusing on “Philoxenia” the sacred art of making a stranger feel like home

The first 5* hotel is due to open in Athens come the 15th October 2021, xenodocheio Milos which will hold authenticity of cuisine, culture and the philosophy of “philoxenia”, the sacred art of making a stranger feel like home,at its core. The Greek word Philoxenia literally means “love of the foreign or friend to the stranger” but is much more than a warm welcome but a complex moral code with deep roots. It is an unspoken cultural law that shows generosity and courtesy to stranger – a word which often moves, inspires and baffles foreigners as it has no direct equivalent in other languages.

Located in downtown Athens opposite Old Parliament, an area, bursting with history and celebrating the best of Greek heritage, art and cuisine, the hotel is the very first luxury boutique hotel of the world-renowned Greek restaurant estiatorio Milos, carrying the story of Milos to its next chapter.

World- Renowned Gastronomic Experience

Offering some of the world’s finest Mediterranean dishes from acclaimed founder and chef executive Costas Spiliadis, the hotel brings a symbol of iconic simplicity to life through gastronomy. Here you will discover his cooking philosophy of minimum interference and respect towards the highest quality products and ingredients whilst harnessing the carefree and soothing ambiance of “philoxenia”.

Rooms & Suites

With 43 individually designed rooms and suites, which are focused heavily on the guest experience to create an authentic personalised experience, an Athenian home away from home. Choose between an array of rooms from charming, cosy classic rooms to spacious, luxuriously designed one-bedroom suites with large outdoor sunny terraces and a jacuzzi overlooking Old Parliament Square and Lycabettus Hill.

Wellness Experiences

Despite being in the heart of the city, wellness and rejuvenation are an important focus for the hotel where experiences range from rooftop yoga to pilates in the boutique gym, whilst still holding philoxenia at its core.