What is Athens? An open-air museum where the list of historical attractions to see, such as the Acropolis or the Parthenon, is endless – you will find archaeological remains wherever you go. Athens has lots of medieval and Byzantine buildings from the 19th century, as well as stunning natural beauty and some of the best museums in the world. In addition to history, Athens has an unbeatable offer of luxury hotels, design hotels, villas, restaurants, and beaches. This is why we selected the best Athen hotels in the capital of Greece for you. From hotel restaurants with unbeatable views of the heart of the city, to paths leading to a private and paradisiacal beach. Being the cradle of formal democracy, Athens breathes luxury and style, in addition to 2,500 years of history.
Follow us on a journey to discover the best hotels in Athens to make your stay unforgettable.
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“Right across from the Acropolis: the location of this hotel is perfect for sightseeing. Wow factor guarantee.”
In Kolonaki in Athens, you can shop in style, eat and drink modern food and now also stay in unique accommodations, like the nature-loving and simultaneously noble Coco-Mat Athens BC, a boutique hotel of the special kind. Bamboo bicycles are available to you free of charge at all times, the walk across the glass floor in the entrance that spans the hotel's own interior store – definitely take a look! – is unique, a small roof terrace reveals a breathtaking view and some rooms surprise you with balconies, others with spacious seating areas. In addition, there is a coffee machine and kettle, bright bathrooms and high-quality toiletries at your disposal.Check availability
“In the posh place of Athens, a Bauhaus gem hotel -run by its owners, which makes a quality difference- is ready to host trendy travelers.”
Design studio du jour K-Studio has transformed a 1930s Bauhaus building into a design dream: the Perianth Hotel. Off the beaten path, yet close to the Acropolis, it boasts terrazzo floors, black marble benches, brass pipes and sharp edges. Asian-inspired details such as Buddha statues greeted us in our rooms and skillfully pointed out the adjoining meditation and yoga studio, the Zen Center Athens. The open-plan restaurant Il Baretto with its curved bar and chandeliers, serving Italian specialities such as pasta and paninis, took care of our culinary well-being – we say: Athens at its best.Check availability
“Its stunning rooftop garden restaurant is a great hidden gem. This place is something to remember at anytime.”
Hollywood stars once let their furs slide off their bare shoulders onto the marble of Syntagma Square at the five-star Hotel Grande Bretagne, and today the Grand Dame of Athens remains unbeaten. Not far from Plaka, right next to the Presidential Palace and the famous shopping streets, the hotel offers luxurious, spacious rooms, the finest furniture, marble bathrooms, bathtubs and showers. Some of the rooms balconies even offer a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. The spa beckons with a thermal suite, herbal bath, grotto, ice fountain and indoor pool. The elegant rooftop garden restaurant awaits you with Mediterranean cuisine, and private dinner parties at The Cellar, including VIP airport transfers, are a matter of course here. Pure glamour.Check availability
“The perfect stay for a city break: romantic bungalows positioned minutes away from the 5-star resort facilities.”
In the 1960s, Hollywood greats and royalty stayed at the Four Seasons Astir Palace, and even though this hotel gem is located outside the city of Athens, you won’t miss a thing: three beaches, a dense pine forest, seven restaurants and bars, the spa, an elegant marina, rooms overlooking the Aegean Sea, some housed in the main house and in the original bungalows, all elegant and stylish with glass walls that open onto terraces overlooking the pool and golden decorations, in antique style. For a more urban feel, visit the nearby centre of Glyfada for dinner and drinks. Kalispera.Check availability
“Right in the middle of the Plaka there’s the guarantee of a stress free stay, stylish to the last detail.”
One of the biggest art collectors in Greece, Dakis Joannou, is the owner of this hotel on the famous Syntagma Square, a stone's throw away from the best shopping areas, right in the centre of Athens. Together with the Brazilian architect duo Campana, he has created an inhabitable art gallery. The guest rooms, as well as the public spaces, captivate with colorful walls, old postcard decoupage, original art and upcycled furniture, some of it from the Venice Biennale, interacting with details like asymmetrical mirrors and rugs that fit together like puzzle pieces. We also enjoyed the interplay between the in-house library, with around 2,000 art books, and the café and rooftop restaurant.Check availability
“One of the finest boutique hotels with an amazing rooftop restaurant. Quiet surroundings, but close to the real reason you are in Athens.”
The modern boutique hotel AthensWas brings together designs from Le Corbusier and Grcic to Rietvelt's Utrecht sofas, taking its design credentials seriously. Rooms with 1930’s character, walnut walls, buttery leather armchairs and color-block curtains blend with black-and-white prints of Greek statues referencing Athens. Each of the rooms allows itself small balconies and surprisingly large bathrooms. Besides the good location, just a block away from the Acropolis Museum, you'll be spoiled in the rooftop restaurant Sense, protected by glass walls in winter. From here, the sweet life and the Parthenon seem within easy reach.Check availability
“A true boutique gem: When you walk in, the first thing you notice is the fantastic smell. You instantly feel like you're in an upscale place.”
The famous alleys of Plaka, pedestrian zone and oldest part of the city, provide space for an impressively restored 19th-century neoclassical listed building that houses the A77 Suites by Andronis. This urban oasis in perhaps the most colourful part of Athens, surrounded by restaurants, authentic boutiques and a mix of antiquity and modernity, truly won us over. Everything here goes hand in hand: the furnishings, the high-quality materials and an inviting overall look, provide the basis for one of the most elegant boutique hotels in Athens. Come and see for yourself.Check availability
“Tastefully furnished hotel with moroccan and boho inspired decoration which provides a relaxed, outstanding atmosphere.”
Vouliagmeni is the home of Athens' rich and beautiful, and rightly so. White sandy beaches, elegant restaurants, close to the city and at the same time like paradise. The boutique hotel The Margi, a member of the SLH Group, awaits you in modern design. A small pool, artworks from all corners of the world, excellent cuisine with organic food from the hotel's own farm and the ever-friendly and attentive staff make every stay an experience. Owner Maria Stavridis' and her son, architect Giagkos Agiostratitis, add a personal touch to create a sense of home. We will definitely be back!Check availability