Jennifer Young • September 23, 2019

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Tucked into the base of a mountain between a cypress forest and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras, Greece, Euphoria Retreat debuted as the first holistic spa concept of the country. Melding with nature, the four-story, 3,000-square-foot space gets its striking undulating look from DecaArchitecture, in collaboration with Natalia Efraimoglou & Partners, crafted with a results-driven destination spa in mind.

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Housed within the minimalist structure are the spa’s reception, underground treatment and consultation rooms, as well as spaces for changing all dispersed throughout the elliptical spaces. Connected through catacomb-inspired corridors, the zen-like space is punctuated by three cylinders, with one of them opening to the sky and allowing natural light to penetrate the area.

Up a spiral staircase are private treatment rooms in monastic-like chambers. The indoor pool offers a tranquil ambiance with spherical cut-outs and archways, which allow guests to access from various entrance points, while the main floor’s design is reminiscent of a mechanical clock’s gears.