Electra Hotels & Resorts Group History

History in facts

Since the first Electra hotel opened back in 1965, Electra Hotels and Resorts’ history has been one of warm, luxurious hospitality services. Operating under the philosophy of traditional Greek hospitality, we aim at creating a comfortable environment full of luxurious details, from which our honored guests can explore Greece’s main cities or the island of Rhodes, one of the country’s most celebrated islands. For half a century, we have hosted more than 6.5 million discerning travelers in our properties in Athens, Thessaloniki and Rhodes, treating each and every one of them as family. As we embark towards our centennial, we plan to keep on doing just that: creating a sumptuous hospitality experience fit for the 21st century traveler that is still warm and familial – just as you know us to be.

Electra Athens

The first Electra hotel opens – the Electra Athens, at Ermou Street, in the center of the Greek capital. Since then it has been, and still is, a favorite amongst business and leisure travelers, gaining loyal friends every year!

Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows

Capitalizing on the success of the Electra Athens, the Electra family expands its operations and takes over the management of the Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows in Heraklion, Crete. Following 26 successful years of operation the Electra Hotels & resorts decided to give up the management of the subject hotel but still own 50% of the company.

Electra Palace Thessaloniki

At Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, a second property is added to the Electra Hotels and Resorts portfolio. The celebrated Electra Palace Thessaloniki, beautiful and imposing, with its classic decoration and breathtaking views, opens its gates in the famous Aristotelous Square to host guests from all over the world, bringing the Electra experience to Thessaloniki’s visitors. Since then it has become a favorite landmark and a point of reference for the city of Thessaloniki.

Electra Palace Athens

The second Electra in Athens opens for the public. With its classic architecture that blends seamlessly with Plaka’s charming buildings, the Electra Palace Athens is immediately recognized as a beautiful addition to the historical quarter. Its stately luxury, lavish amenities and Acropolis views quickly made this hotel stand out of the competition, gaining loyal friends.

Electra Palace Rhodes

Ten years after the first Electra opened, a brand new resort is added to the Electra Hotels and Resorts portfolio. At Rhodes, one of Greece’s most popular destinations, the Electra Palace Rhodes receives the first of its many, many guests. Featuring spacious rooms, ample outdoor spaces and of course, the Electra hospitality, it quickly becomes a beloved summer destination for holidaymakers from around the world!

Electra Hotels & Resorts

The Electra family celebrates its 50 years of operation! Since the development of the first Electra hotel, the Electra Athens on Ermou street in 1965, everyone in the family strives to offer our guests the experience and feeling of what we call Traditional Greek Hospitality! Your continuous support through the years motivate us to work harder and give back to our guests and the societies that surround us! Thank you for being next to us for all these years!

The Electra family welcomes a brand new property in Athens. The competitive advantage of our new property is based on the differentiation to all the other hotels in Athens. Electra Metropolis keeps the core values of our company (Pure Greek Hospitality) with a modern twist, to fulfill the needs of the modern traveler. Our positioning is as a 5* lifestyle luxury hotel, modernly equipped located in the heart of Athens.