The Poseidonion Grace has dominated the skyline of the Greek island town of Spetses for almost a century. Built in 1914 in the style of the Côte d'Azur's grandest hotels, it soon attracted the fashionable elite and has now been lovingly restored to its Belle Epoque splendour.

Inside contemporary furniture is set against original features, including a sweeping marble staircase, ornate ceilings and tiled floors. The lofty-ceilinged bedrooms are decorated in soothing tones, with marshmallow-soft beds and sparkling white bathrooms. The light-filled lounge - complete with plush sofas, a baby grand piano and a vintage jukebox - opens out onto a sweeping terrace. With views of the startlingly blue Aegean and the mega-yachts lining the harbour, it's perfect for people-watching over a cocktail.

Wow factor: The Honeymoon Suite with its own swimming pool.

Flight time: Three hours 40 minutes to Athens.

Go: The Honeymoon Special offers five nights B&B in the Honeymoon Suite from £2,525 (poseidoniongrace.com). Easyjet (0871 244 2366; easyjet.com) flies to Athens from £67.98 return.