Experience barefoot luxury in a converted wine tank on a Greek beach, at Dexamenes Boutique hotel

A stay at Dexamenes is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Waking up in your four-poster bed with a direct view of one of Greece’s rawest, untouched beaches. Having a private dinner in an immense former wine tank under the stars. Riding a horse along the beach, the waves splashing at your toes. Working with an architecture studio, Nikos Karaflos meticulously restored an abandoned 1920s wine factory into the vision of modern, minimalist luxury, Dexamenes.

The brutal, industrial lines that make up the bones of the old wine tanks are softened by the impeccable softness of the white sandy beach, the natural colors and textures woven through the interior, and the warmth and passion of the hosts themselves. The Dexamenes restaurant strives to work only with producers and suppliers who are seriously committed to sustainability and source its products from as close to home as possible.

This is a hotel that is committed to excellence. Excellence, perhaps, the likes of which you may never have seen, but excellence all the same.

Evripidis ChelasEvripidis Chelas
16:35 23 Sep 23
One of the best hotels in Greece in an unexpected location! Great renovation and absolute respect to the environment in terms of design and architecture and materials! Staff is more than welcome and helpful, the restaurant is absolutely wonderful and the hotel area with the rooms and the beach is the perfect place to relax.Don’t see the time to come back!
giagkos papadopoulosgiagkos papadopoulos
14:11 20 Sep 23
I love dexamenes!Personally is the most interesting hotel I’ve ever visited in all Greece ! The mood,The vibe, the kindness, the hospitality is super!I want to visit it again and again and again!Well done guys! 🫶🏼
Omar BennounaOmar Bennouna
11:59 20 Sep 23
The hotel is beautiful and its history is great. However it is very overpriced for what it is…Rooms are beautiful and the beach view is spectacular.The staff is very nice and helpful.The restaurant is extremely disappointing : the food seemed reheated or overcooked… underwhelming taste wise considering their prices and it’s not like you have any alternative in the area as it is a low end/dirty seaside resort. For instance, we stayed at another design hotel (The Manna) with the same price range and the food there was extraordinary.The bar is overpriced… 15 euros for a very sweet and meh cocktail (it’s cheaper in most fancy places in Paris…)
Shai SolanShai Solan
08:54 05 Sep 23
Best hotel in Greece. 1 of the best restaurants in Greece. It’s not the most beautiful beach but it’s still nice and fun. Can’t wait to come back.Edit:We returned for another week 1 year later, this time with our newborn daughter. The hotel is still perfect, the staff is extremely accommodating, helpful and nice. They’ve assisted us with our special requests around our newborn daughter and SUP, and everyone always had a positive attitude and a smile. Thank you Dexamenes and please stay perfect, until next time.
Yorgos LykiardopoulosYorgos Lykiardopoulos
16:01 28 Jun 23
One of the best (if not the best) design hotel experiences we have had in Greece: amazing design, zen feeling, perfect size and location, impeccable service and totally relaxing - great whine and food
Christine PasquierChristine Pasquier
05:13 25 Jun 23
What an incredible place! Touring Greece on our bicycles, we booked randomly two hours prior arriving as the photos looked nice but we were not expecting such a perfect hotel and restaurant. The former winery has been beautifully refurbished and the landscape architect did an amazing job. We had a sea view suite overlooking the quiet and clear water beach. The food was absolutely delicious with a lot of attention to details and succulent tastes. And the staff was welcoming and so friendly. We hope to come again for a longer stay this time.
Geanina VaideanuGeanina Vaideanu
21:48 20 Jun 23
An one of a kind stay at this luxury property in western Peloponnese, that used to be a winery in front of the sea!Amazing service, memorable food & drinks and excellent design.A unique experience for any travel connoisseur!
Melissa BalabanMelissa Balaban
04:11 03 May 23
Absolutely beautiful hotel. Stunning eco-minded architecture, lovely beach, great food, and exceedingly kind, helpful, and warm staff. Highly recommend.
Aditya BadamiAditya Badami
08:29 16 Apr 23
The perfect hotel.Stayed six nights in a seaside view room. Each day was excellent. The food and wine are exceptional; the staff are so friendly and professional (special thanks to Vasilis; Nico; Victoras; Ana; Sophia; Irine; Geanina); the grounds and rooms are stunning - the shower and bedding are especially luxurious.Refined aesthetic without feeling stuffy or pretentious in any way - not an easy balance to strike.What a special place. Hope to return annually.
js_loader

 

Boutique Hotel
34 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • The way that the natural environment subtly penetrates the industrial exterior by way of trailing vines and indoor plants
  • Feeling the cool brushed concrete of the floors on bare feet
  • Falling asleep to the sound of the gently crashing waves, and nothing else
  • Planning an activity for inside the vast wine tank, be it a starlit dinner or a yoga class
  • Having breakfast on the private beach-facing patio under the canopy

Rooms Overview

Staying at Dexamenes is truly an exceptional experience. Where else would you spend the night in a wine tank that has been carefully converted into a stunning bedroom with the help of glass, steel and timber to form a supremely minimalist, almost Zen-like aesthetic? Each of the 34 suites reflects the pared-down cool of the architect’s vision while comprising all the comforts necessary to create a sanctuary for sleep and relaxation.

Beachfront Suites

3 guests Private terrace View into the sea

These 9 30sqm units have been designed to let the abundant light spread into every corner. The king-size bed is positioned directly in front of the patio doors so you can drift off and wake up in front of the redemptive ocean view and next to it is a sofa/single bed for extra guests or children. Also featuring a private patio with a comfortable seating area and a raised walkway leading directly to the sand.

Courtyard Suites

3 guests Private terrace View into the courtyard

Looking onto the tranquil courtyard, where the newly-planted vines are just starting to flourish, these 17 suites showcase the hotel’s characteristic industrial-chic aesthetic. With clean lines, brushed concrete and muted natural shades, the Courtyard Suites represent 17 sanctuaries at the heart of the old factory. From the sunny private patio to the minimalist en-suite, the Greek sun enters the space and fills it with its warm glow.

Backyard Suites

2 guests Private terrace

Ideal for those seeking peace and privacy, the 8 Backyard suites feature the stunning, pared-down décor that Dexamenes exemplifies, while still providing the utmost in comfort and luxury. Natural mattresses, a spacious bathroom with a large shower and double sinks and a quiet backyard patio give these converted wine tanks a truly singular appeal.

Services and facilities

Eco-friendly
Minimal interior
Pets friendly
Waterfront
Air conditioning
Bar
Concierge
Dining on demand
Family rooms
Garden
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Private beach
Restaurant
Soundproofing
Terrace
Wi-Fi
Show MoreShow Less

Taste the flavors

Fine dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served across three unique locations at Dexamenes: the Ex-Engine Room Restaurant, the Beachfront Bar and The Beach itself. There is a particular charm to eating under the mulberry trees in the restaurant’s courtyard, with fruits from the same trees scattered across your plate. The chef’s creativity has no limits, except that the ingredients must be as locally sourced as possible, and dishes range from lightly seared sea bass fillets with puréed local vegetables to homemade pasta, vegan moussaka and the chef’s take on the classic Greek salad. Not to mention the in-house sommelier, dedicated to showing guests the best of the country’s wine.

Focus on sustainability

Figs

Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

  • Local businesses were engaged in the construction and design of the hotel using upscaled and recycled materials. The historical structures are preserved and complemented with design elements to create a luxurious sustainable complex.
  • The hotel is exclusively equipped with custom made furniture commissioned to local craftsmen except for the natural mattresses (that are from a Greek brand; though)
  • The Dexamenes restaurant strives to work only with producers and suppliers who are seriously committed to sustainability and sources its products from as close to home as possible. The staff are also lovingly cultivating grape and currant vines in the hotel grounds, as a tribute to the building’s viticultural past

Explore the location

Dexamenes is situated a 3-hour drive from Athens International airport, on Kourouta beach. The nearest town is Amaliada, a typical Greek seaside town where you’ll find stunning, quiet monasteries and churches. Along the waterfront, discover cosy taverns for a fresh seafood lunch as well as plenty of activities, from horseback riding to windsurfing.

Explore the location like a local

Discover Other Hotels

Polismata

Polismata

Peloponnese, Greece

Xenon Inn

Xenon Inn

Peloponnese, Greece

Nafsimedon Hotel

Nafsimedon Hotel

Peloponnese, Greece

Ippoliti Hotel

Ippoliti Hotel

Peloponnese, Greece

3Sixty Hotel & Suites

3Sixty Hotel & Suites

Peloponnese, Greece

Castellano Hotel & Suites

Castellano Hotel & Suites

Peloponnese, Greece

Giustiniani Apartments

Giustiniani Apartments

Chios, Greece

Volta Suites and Villas

Volta Suites and Villas

Heraklion, Greece

Castello Infinity Suites

Castello Infinity Suites

Heraklion, Greece

Porta Suites

Porta Suites

Heraklion, Greece

Riviera Boutique Hotel

Riviera Boutique Hotel

Heraklion, Greece

Pavo Art Hotel

Pavo Art Hotel

Heraklion, Greece