Our Principles

Focus on quality

Focus on what makes us different

Use best practices

Focus on continuous improvement

Our History

Brief History

Capsis is a family owned hotel company with a presence of over 50 years in the Greek lodging industry. The company consists of three properties:

  • Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki, the largest city hotel in Northern Greece
  • Capsis Bristol Boutique hotel, the first boutique hotel of Thessaloniki in one of the city’s most historical buildings
  • Capsis Astoria hotel, the most centrally located hotel in Heraklion Crete

It all began in the early 1930s in Egypt, where the Capsis family established its first Hotel, the Capsis House Egypt. Thirty years later, Thanos and Marika Capsis, founded one of the first hotel chains in Greece, the Capsis Hotels Chain.

The company’s first property was Capsis Astoria Hotel, which operated in 1966 in the center of Heraklion, Crete’s capital city. Then, in 1970 Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki opened to the public, which up to this day is the largest city hotel in Northern Greece with an extended convention center.

Apart from the two above, Thanos and Marika Capsis established and operated other hotel properties throughout the years and contributed greatly to the development of Greek tourism and Greek hospitality during its early stages.

In 1986 Marika Capsis passed away and her younger daughter Lena Capsis took over the company’s two city hotels, Capsis Astoria in Heraklion and Capsis Hotel in Thessaloniki. In the years to follow Lena Capsis continued working with innovative spirit and optimistic vision, and with hard effort managed to leave her own personal mark in the history of Greek hospitality.

Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki, 50% of which was owned until the early 1990s by the Varda family, was entirely bought by Lena Capsis and after undergoing a complete renovation was upgraded from a 3 to a 4 star facility. It remains up to this day one of the most known hotels in Thessaloniki, which in the years has hosted various important social, business and political events and meetings in its extended conference facilities and has welcomed thousands of guests and many world knows personas in its 407 rooms and suites.

Capsis Astoria, situated next to the renowned Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, is in essence the city’s meeting point and a true landmark. Many gatherings of political or social nature have taken place in the premises of the Capsis Astoria, a hotel which throughout the years has undergone through numerous renovations and has had the honor to receive and accommodate in its 131 rooms important guests from all over the world.

The older may remember the historic Discotheques “Piper”, which operated in both hotels during the past. Today the Pool Bars, which operate during the summer season in the Roof Gardens of both hotels, The RoofTop Piscina in Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki and The Aegean View RoofTop Bar in Capsis Astoria Heraklion are two very popular venues for entertainment, relaxation and leisure

In the late 1990s, Lena Capsis founded the first Boutique Hotel in Thessaloniki, The Capsis Bristol Boutique Hotel. Housed in one of the city’s most important historical buildings in the traditional district of Ladadika, Capsis Bristol Boutique Hotel, with its 20 rooms and suites is recognized as one of the most luxurious and cozy hotels in Thessaloniki.

The 21st century finds Capsis Hotels on a new path. The management and operation of the company has passed to the third generation, who faces the challenge of adjusting to the trends, developments and standards of modern hospitality, while preserving the vision, philosophy and core values of the Capsis family. 

Hospitality

Hospitality (Philoxenia) is an important word in Greece – it means “love of strangers” or “love of foreigners”. It has very ancient roots – one of the titles of the Greek god Zeus (the father of all Gods) was “philoxenos” or stranger – loving.

Since the beginning of Capsis Hotels, philoxenia became integral in all our operations. Continually we strive to understand our diverse guests in order to offer them a pleasure and relaxing stay. We believe in human contact and we are in a continuous effort to improve ourselves towards a more personalized touch in our services. For the Capsis people each guest is unique. The Art and Cultural concept at Capsis Hotels strongly represents our belief that our multicultural world requires multicultural environments.

With respect to differences we have created a friendly environment aiming to make our precious guests to feel like home away from home.

About Capsis Hotels

Welcome to Capsis Hotels - Thessaloniki & Heraklion

Sophisticated and modern facilities, excellent services along with experience in the accommodation and hospitality industry are the key advantages of Capsis Hotels, in Thessaloniki and Heraklion - Crete.Sophisticated and modern facilities, excellent services along with experience in the accommodation and hospitality industry are the key advantages of Capsis Hotels, in Thessaloniki and Heraklion - Crete.

Two historic city hotels located in two of the most important cities of Greece with one vision: To offer ideal accommodation and superior, four-star quality services for both leisure and business travelers. Our sophisticated and upgraded facilities combined with our know-how guarantee success in any business or social event planed within our premises.Two historic city hotels located in two of the most important cities of Greece with one vision: To offer ideal accommodation and superior, four-star quality services for both leisure and business travelers. Our sophisticated and upgraded facilities combined with our know-how guarantee success in any business or social event planed within our premises.

Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki  is the largest city hotel in Northern Greece, with 407 rooms and 14 meeting halls. The hotel is the ideal choice for business meetings, conventions and any kind of social events. It is also conveniently located for those who wish to discover the huge historical and cultural heritage of Thessaloniki and experience the city’s famous night life.Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki is the largest city hotel in Northern Greece, with 407 rooms and 14 meeting halls. The hotel is the ideal choice for business meetings, conventions and any kind of social events. It is also conveniently located for those who wish to discover the huge historical and cultural heritage of Thessaloniki and experience the city’s famous night life.

Capsis Astoria Heraklion is the most eminent hotel in the heart of the city of Heraklion and next to the world known Archaeological Museum. The hotel features 131 luxurious rooms and suites and 4 multi-functional meeting areas. The hotel facilities and services are designed to satisfy the needs p the needs of the modern traveler. is the most eminent hotel in the heart of the city of Heraklion and next to the world known Archaeological Museum. The hotel features 131 luxurious rooms and suites and 4 multi-functional meeting areas. The hotel facilities and services are designed to satisfy the needs p the needs of the modern traveler.

Capsis Hotels in Thessaloniki & Heraklion possess a huge experience in the lodging industry, which is why both hotels are considered landmarks in the cities of Thessaloniki & Heraklion

Stay

The ideal accommodation is a matter of choice

Our facilities and services are designed to meet the needs and requirements of the modern traveler. Capsis Hotels - Thessaloniki & Heraklion offer a wide range of accommodation options with different types of rooms that can satisfy an equally broad range of preferences: Superior, Business, Elegant, Executive Rooms, as well as Junior, Business & Executive Suites. Both hotels, moreover, have spacious and functional rooms designed for people with special need based on international standards.

 

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Events

The safest option for conducting any kind of event!

We have developed outstanding services in organizing and conducting any kind of event. Our hotel’s privileged location, our modern and fully equipped conference venues, our experienced team and the focus we place on interpersonal communication, have placed Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki and Capsis Astoria Heraklion – Crete among the safest options for the success of any type of event, whether it is business, social, educational or artistic.

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Capsis Art

Where the art of hospitality becomes hospitality of art

With special emphasis on Art, we have decorated our hotels with paintings, and artistic creations from local artists, giving life to our philosophy's motto : Where the art of hospitality, becomes hospitality of art. 

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Dine

We emphasize on making every moment of your stay pleasant!

Discreet luxury and comfort will accompany you every moment of your stay in Capsis Hotels - Thessaloniki & Heraklion. Our hotels have elegantly designed and modern Roof-Gardens with swimming pools, restaurants and cafe-bars aimed to offer moments of relaxation while pampering your taste buds.

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Location

Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki is located in the heart of the Thessaloniki city itself! This fact ensures guests easy access, as well as convenient transportation to any direction either by private…

Byzantium Restaurant

Byzantium Restaurant is located in the mezzanine floor of Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki and is the hotel’s main breakfast area. The interior decoration of the Restaurant is inspired by the Byzantine Church of the Twelve Apostles in Thessaloniki. Homemade delicacies, traditional dishes prepared with enthusiasm and local fresh Greek products compose -among others- the breakfast buffet, which is considered one of the richest and best breakfast buffets in the city. Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki was one of the first hotels that joined the “Greek Breakfast” program, which certifies hotels that include local tastes and delicatessens in their dining options.

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