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  • Writer's pictureMare Greco

Ammon Zeus Hotel: The rebirth of a legend

The Ammon Zeus Hotel is a luxury hotel featuring 126 minimalist rooms and suites, two stylish restaurants, a spa, conference center, and swimming pools. The hotel was originally built in the 1960’s but was completely renovated in 2018. During its long history, the Ammon Zeus Hotel has proudly served as a local landmark in the Kallithea area. To this day, it is the only hotel in Greece that sits adjacent to an ancient temple.

Inception: The Myth of the Ammon Zeus

Built during the 1960s, the Ammon Zeus Hotel was among the very first holiday accommodations to begin operating in the now famous Peninsula of Chalkidiki. The land on which the hotel sits was originally owned by Mount Athos. At the time it was serving as the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon. One can still see the remains of the homonymous chapel as well as a Medieval style wall that have stood since 1860.

During the excavation for the hotel, the owners stumbled upon what came to be one of the most important antique monuments in northern Greece. The remains of the Temple of Ammon Zeus, built during the 4th century B.C. This was the inspiration for the hotel’s illustrious name.

The Genesis: 1960s

Construction works for the development of the Ammon Zeus Hotel begins in the location of the Russian Orthodox Monastery of St. Panteleimon. Excavations for the hotel reveal the remainders of an ancient temple.

The Ammon Zeus Hotel reaches its peak throughout the decades that follow, having managed to become established as one of Chalkidiki’s most iconic hotels and a local landmark for the area of Kallithea.

The Escalation: 2000s

Chalkidiki becomes an international destination and the Ammon Zeus Hotel welcomes guests from all over the world. The hotel remains a popular destination for travellers, but the need for renewal soon becomes paramount.

Renovation constructions begin in 2016 and are finished in 2018. The Ammon Zeus Hotel turns into a prestigious, boutique accommodation, perfectly fitted for those seeking affordable luxury vacations at the heart of Chalkidiki.

On a sun-drenched eastern tip of the Kassandra Peninsula, the organic stretch of coastline is a heart-warming place surrounded by pine trees and the eternal cerulean colors of the Aegean Sea.

As one of the most easily accessible locations in Chalkidiki, the Ammon Beach provides relaxing vibes, sun kissed golden sand, and crystal clear water. The impeccable services for both hotel guest and visitors are unmatched.

The Ammon Beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for a series of years having been counted among the cleanest and most well-organized beaches in the world. Since 2018, the brand-new Greco’s Sea Food Restaurant serves as the main beach caterer providing exquisite seafood specialities along with cocktails, coffee and drinks. Sun lounges are available free of charge for hotel guests, while water skis, jet skis and pedal boats are available for rent.

Facilities & services

The Ammon Zeus Hotel is one of the newest and finest boutique accommodations at the peninsula of Chalkidiki. Set literally at the touchpoint between the shore and the sea, the hotel features 270-degree views of endless aquatic beauty.

Equally spectacular, the interior of the hotel was completely renovated in 2018, featuring a brand-new minimalistic design infused with earthly elements – inspired by local nature and architecture.

There are 2 restaurants and 2 bars currently operating at the hotel along with a fully equipped Spa, a Blue Flag Awarded Beach and Swimming Pool, Kids Swimming Pool, Kids Playroom and Playground, a Private Christian Orthodox Church and Boutique Conference Center.


Αddress: Kallithea, Chalkidiki 63077, Greece

Phone: +30 23740 22356

Mare Greco would like to thank Mrs. Efrosini Psychopoulou, Vice President of Ammon Zeus


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