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The Art of Luxury Gifting!

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Unique gifts that symbolizes everlasting love!
The overarching vision has been to create a luxury gifts which doesn’t just include products, but joyful moments that can be cherished for a lifetime. Ariadne Athens aims to bring a whirlwind of emotion to every occasion, to every apology and to every congratulation. Our ethos is centered on the notion of spreading love, joy and happiness throughout society, to make the world a more positive and giving place that is tied together by meaningful, cherished moments which last forever.
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Ostria Resort & Spa | Kallisti Wellness & Fitness Spa

Ariadne Athens meets Harmony and Wellness at the 5 star Spa in Crete! Kallisti’s primary concern is to embark you upon a trip of well-beingness, harmony and regeneration of spirit. With the aid of water and Essential oils in combination with holistic and alternative therapies they will guide you in discovering a new world of experiences that balances your body and soul in perfect harmony. Ariadne Athens signature treatments are available with the aid of experienced and well established personnel, so every therapy becomes a unique experience for your senses. You can enjoy a variety of massages as well as complete face and body therapies. In addition we offer specially formed packages for couples and your friends.

Euphoria Retreat | A holistic wellbeing destination spa in Greece

Euphoria Retreat was recently featured in European Spa magazine as one of this week’s #SpasWeLove in Greece. Billed as a holistic wellbeing destination spa, the €24 million property is intended as an all-year-round alternative to more long-haul spa destinations. The 3,000sqm spa boasts 15 treatment rooms, fitness studios, a hydrotherapy pool and a thermal suite, with product partners including @biologique_recherche, @fresh_line, @ariadne_athens and @charmedorientparis. We’re so proud of our collaboration with Euphoria Retreat! For more information visit

Absolute purity with treasures from Chios island!

Discover our solution to modern lifestyle, in which skin gets daily exposed to hundreds of atmosphere pollutant factors. It is a unique, gentle cooling cleansing mask which offers a completely natural peeling due to the enzymes of pineapple and papaya it contains. This way, dead skin cells are effectively removed and skin becomes bright and shinny, without any kind of irritation. Activated carbon helps skin to defend against external elements and absorbs urban pollution impurities. Green apple and Chios mastic are essential active ingredients against the signs of aging that restore the lost luster, offering a youthful glow.

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Must have always with you!

24/7 FLAWLESS SKIN MOISTURIZER- 24hour and & day BB cream with discrete natural-mineral-colourant and natural sun filter. Can replace makeup.
Biosaccharide Gum-1: This natural active stimulates epidermal sirtuin-1 molecules via the topical route. The presence of fucose within its structure, gives the active ingredient-
Biosaccharide Gum-1 affinity for skin receptors and helps to convey messages within the cell. It has a rapid, soothing effect on irritated and hypersensitive skin restoring the well being of the skin.
By stimulating sirtuin-1 molecules up to 475%, cell longevity is increase, helping cells to protect and repair their DNA, and is thus a valuable ally in the fight against aging.

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Spa Islands

Ariadne Athens presents the new series of 100% Natural Professional Masks – SPA ISLANDS, inspired from the Greek Islands and the traditional goods that their land produce.

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The Importance of Raw Materials

Combining the benefits of powerful natural ingredients, advanced technology and ancient knowledge, create new advanced formulations based on pure, fresh and edible ingredients. Edible raw materials, such as the Greek royal jelly, propolis, chlorophyll, lemon fruit water, melon extract, cinnamon, lime, mint, sesame oil, sea buckthorn, olive and almond demonstrate the purity and the excellent quality of ARIADNE products.

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Natural Sun Blocker

Zinc oxide is found in the Earth’s crust as natural mineral zincite, which it is produced when it is combined with oxygen molecules. Upon application, zinc oxide particles sit on the outermost layer of your skin, the stratum corneum,

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08 History of Cosmetics

The roots of history of natural cosmetics goes way back into the gorges of time to all the great civilisations. Caring for the body and striving to make it more attractive is as old as the human existence. The etymology of word cosmetic comes from the Greek word kosmetikos, meaning a sense of harmony, order and tranquility. The endless pursuit of adhering to the ‘ideal of beauty’, made women to discover a multitude of tricks and recipes to acquire the look of the day. The women of Ancient Greece took great pride in their physical appearance. Not surprisingly, it is known that most beauty products in ancient Greece were made from pure indigenous ingredients found in their natural environment. Honey, roses, peppermint, rosemary, aloe, sage, olive oil, myrtle, sesame oil, and almond oil are just a few examples of the treasures that can be found in Greece. Particularly in the Minoan and Mycenaean civilization were separate areas (myrepsia) manufacturing beauty products, ointments and perfumes. Such elements found in the palace of Zakros (first half 15th century), the palace of Pylos (late 13th century) and the House of the Sphinxes at Mycenae.

02 The Loutron

The history of bathing in ancient Greece begins from the place of the so called Gymnasium. By incorporating full washing bathing facilities into its regular program, Gymnasium created the social and architectural context for one of the earliest forms of communal bathing in ancient society. In ancient Gymnasium the loutron, was the only space related to washing and bathing. It was an open space, where bathing took place with the use of cold water, through elevated basins or simple shower arrangements.

03 Imbalance of the bodily fluids

In Homeric times, bathing was primarily used for cleansing and hygienic purposes. By the time of Hippocrates (460-370 BC), bathing was considered more than a simple hygienic measure; it was healthy and beneficial for most diseases. Hippocrates proposed the hypothesis that the cause of all diseases lay in an imbalance of the bodily fluids. To regain the balance a change of habits and environment was advised, which included bathing, perspiration, walking, and massages.

09 Natural Spa Resources

Spring waters in Greece have been around since highest antiquity and many were considered sacred and gave way to construction of temples, like in Delphi, the Castalia spring and in Vravrona. Since the spa is the temple of the 21st century, it is only natural that thalassotherapy complexes and thermal spas are built today in exceptionally gifted places. The Thermae Sylla of Aedipsos and Loutraki Municipal Thermal Spa, are two striking examples of the best use that Greece can make of its natural resources.

04 The Public Baths

The ancient Greeks believed in the therapeutic benefits of hot bath and mineral waters. They even indulged in the practice in bathing in the ocean for medicinal uses. Although largely reserved for the wealthy class, the concept soon came out to the public in the form of public baths whereupon they rapidly became worship centers for resident deities.

01 The Gift of Nature

In general, Greece is one of the few countries in the world, to be gifted with natural resources such as plants and herbs that cure. It is the country of olive oil, of wheat and wine, the Mediterranean trilogy, each of them with a tremendous lot of applications in cosmetics. Therefore, among all the wonders of Greek nature are the springs, thermal waters and the sea itself, the Mediterranean.

05 It was the Greeks

Nevertheless, it was the Greeks, attracted by the strange phenomena of thermal springs that attempted to classify them and study their properties and effects on man. Herodotus was the first to establish the precise methods of balneotherapeutic practices, but it was Hippocrates, the most celebrated physician of antiquity, who dedicated a large section to the therapeutic properties of thermal water in his work De aere, aquis at loci.

06 Back to 500 BC

In the Homeric poems and in Hesiod continuous references are made to the use of baths. After the difficulties encountered in battle or long journeys, heroes welcomed the coolness or wellness of a long restorative bath. Early Greek baths were constructed near naturally occurring hot springs or volcanoes, dating back to 500 BC Social gatherings often centered around these mineral and thermal baths. Some of Greece’s famous philosophers wrote of the benefits of hydrotherapy, including Hippocrates and Plato.

07 The Ancient Baths

Since very early times many different cultures have enjoyed the benefits of soaking in hot water. Following is a summary of how the spa bath has developed into what we use today. In the Pre-Hellenic civilization of the Aegean great use was made of baths. The buildings of Knossos, Festus and Tirinto, contain different types of bath chambers. The baths, perfusions of healing water, were usually accompanied by the sound of musical instruments. These baths were popularly called aquae, while the treatments undertaken at these aquae were known as Sanus per Aquam -of that SPA is taken into account to be an acronym- which means health by or through water.
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