Hilton Athens Indoor Pool and Steam Room
Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
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Leaving the Oasis Pool Bar & Grill behind, I come to the Hiltonia Spa. Here the two ladies at the reception greet me with a huge smile and one leaves her seat and offers to show me around. In reality what I truly want to see is the indoor pool as I have heard so much about it. Actually my son and his wife who happened to spend some days here used it a lot and they were amazed with the different pool devices.
The Gym room is fully equipped with state of the art Precor equipment and Power Plates, but all these would interest me only if it was winter. With all the swimming I do I am glad I can skip all gym equipment.
The lady takes me to see the indoor pool, the steam rooms, the sauna and Jacuzzi because these are what interest me at the moment
As I was growing up I became more and more interested about steam rooms as well and I know that heavy food should be avoided when you go into one. Two more tips from my experience are to shower properly after the sauna to ensure that the pores of the skin are cleansed properly. It leaves behind a healthier skin. Of course keeping hydrated before and after the sauna is very important.
The word 'hydrated' takes me back to the Hiltonia spa services, and to a very stylish room with relaxing colors where guests can sit, relax and have some fresh juice, or a cup of coffee
I hurry back to the 10th floor where our room is to have a shower and I return to the Spa. Yianni waits for me at the Byzantino café all this time enjoying some fresh juice and reading his newspaper. I am ready for some exercising. The ladies hand me a plastic cover for the hair, a towel, a robe and keys for the locker. When I am ready I jump in the pool ready to explore it. It is just me and another guy who is making circles around the columns in the pool. I have never met somebody as rude as this guy here. He was not more than 35 and at a point when he was very close to me I kindly asked him to show me how to use the massage devices and the swimming jets. He glared at me and said, "Why do you interrupt me now"?
I could not believe that he would be so angry. He turned his back and continued swimming and with his arm after some seconds he pointed out in the air towards the direction of the devices. My God! What manners! He continued going round and round for 15 more minutes and then he exercised a little with the devises and left. What a relief! I could not stand him out there any more. He was the only guy that I did not exchange another word with. I don’t want to think of him when he truly gets angry. He was just an ugly person not only on the inside but also on the outside appearance.
So, I am on my own now in the pool I can play with the different devices and have fun
I try all devices but the very best is the one with the wheel. It gives the best massage I would ever dream of! Never before have I tried such strong massage and it feels so good that I do not want to leave. Yianni is waiting for me all this one and a half hour that I am out here.
Of course I return for two more hours much later after my afternoon nap.
This time I have company.
I ask for some oil and I get in the steam room before returning to our room. I believe there is no other way to feel more relaxed and unwind the tension after the strong massage of the pool and then 15 more minutes in a steam room! I have not the slightest tension even for a moment in such beautiful surroundings and in reality I feel so light and clean. After the shower the whole body is so smooth and I have the feeling of well-being. For the days we stayed out here, this spot had become my favorite. I would visit 3 times a day.
There is a very stylish room as you come out of the gym area where people who use the Gym, the pool and spa as well as the beauty centre can choose from a variety of fresh juice, have some coffee or get a fruit from one of the three baskets that are found on the ale bench of the bar. What a nice spot to hydrate, and have some chat with other members!