The Euphoria Spa: a temple of well-being

The architectural design and supervision of the Euphoria Retreat was a collaboration between Natalia Efraimoglou & Partners and decaARCHITECTURE. For the Euphoria Spa, which is a distinct building, the design concept was developed by decaARCHITECTURE. The refurbishment of the 1830’s Leoncini Mansion was developed by Natalia Efraimoglou & Partners.

The Euphoria Spa is one of the most unusual destinations in Greece. It is located in the vicinity of a UNESCO-listed heritage site in Mystras, at the foot of the hills of Mount Taygetos in the Peloponnese region. Designed by the decaARCHITECURE studio, the Euphoria Spa represents a temple of well-being with its offering of unique experiences, architectural design and enviable geographical location at the heart of the mountains and forest.

Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL
A sublime architectural design

Built on the mountainside to fuse seamlessly with nature, the Euphoria Spa spans four floors, each offering a particular experience linked to well-being.

Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
decaARCHITECTURE – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
decaARCHITECTURE – Selected by PROMOSTYL

Taking its inspiration from the town of Mystras’ Byzantine past, the building’s architecture offers a striking, modern interpretation of classic Byzantine art in the tones and forms characteristic of the region’s iconography. The elegant curves of the domes and arches blend in a palette of soothing golds and yellows. 

Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL

The visitors’ entrance is underground, inviting them to discover the Spa by climbing the floors of the dome, like in a large labyrinth. This ascension symbolises the spiritual path taken by visitors, who find inner peace on arriving at the summit.

Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
decaARCHITECTURE – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Sensory experiences

The Spa has been designed to bring unique well-being experiences to life in a timeless setting bathed in soft, natural light. The architecture, designed around the shape of the dome, highlights the spherical swimming pool, the spa’s superb central feature. 

Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
decaARCHITECTURE – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL

The Spa looks to be both peaceful and subversive, meditative and hallucinatory, ordered and fluid. This is made possible by a choreographed transition of spaces in which the light, sound, warmth, humidity, textures, materials and scents are carefully adjusted to create totally unprecedented immersive sensory experiences.

Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL
Spa Euphoria, decaARCHITECTURE
Photos credits : Margarita Yoko Nikitaki – Selected by PROMOSTYL