When in Athens the desirable areas to stay in are the Plaka, Makrianni, Koukaki, Thission, Syntagma and Monastiraki. These all border the Acropolis and the archaeological park around it. Everything you need including shops, restaurants, the metro to the ferries, buses, taxis and nightlife is within walking distance.
MOST RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN ATHENS
1. Grande Bretagne Hotel 5 Star (Book Now )
Located in the centre of Athens, right on Syntagma Square (Constitution Square), Hotel Grande Bretagne is seen as a historical institution in Athens. It has occupied the same location for 140 years as it was built in 1872. It has survived two World Wars and a Military Junta and remains one of the most gorgeous buildings in Athens.
It was renovated in 2002 but kept its old world charm and classic luxury style. It boasts an indoor heated pool, an outdoor heated pool,fitness studio, banquet halls, cigar lounge, tea lounge, hair salon, a truly palatial spa for a discerning spa visitor and a roof top garden and restaurant serving fabulously delicious Mediterranean cuisine with some of the best views of the Acropolis.
2. The Margi – Vouliagmeni (Book Now )
The Margi is a fabulous boutique/ design hotel located on the Athenian Riviera of Vouliagmeni in southern part of the city. Its style can be described as chic and cozy Mediterranean. It is just a short walk away from Athens’ most elegant and beautiful beaches, which feature water sports and a lovely yacht marina. The Margi has a fully equipped fitness centre, the Malabar Mediterranean Restaurant and a beautiful outdoor pool and bar area.
It is very close to Vouliagmeni’s many beaches, bars, clubs, and fine dining restaurants. The Marina (with yacht and sailing excursions) and Tennis Club of Vouliagmeni are also nearby. There are 89 guest rooms and suites, all decorated in an effortless chic style, with balconies and large windows. The Margi is known for its impeccable cuisine and laid back luxurious ambiance. This unique boutique hotel is a great place for The Lux Traveller to stay or even visit for a few cocktails by the pool.
3. The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort (Book Now )
The Westin Athens is located within the Astir Palace Beach Resort complex on the Vouliagmeni Peninsula, on the Athenian Riviera in southern Athens. It has a clean contemporary interior design with soothing colours, making it the epitome of modern stylish elegance. Some of the fine dining at the Westin Athens include Matsuhisa Athens (Nobu), Kymata Restaurant, and Galazia Hytra (only open in the summer season). The chic seaside neighborhood of Glyfada is 5min drive from the resort and is filled with lovely coffee shops, lux shopping, and some of the most popular bars/clubs in the city. While staying at the resort you can enjoy a full spa suite, an outdoor Olympic sized pool, private beach access, fully equipped water sports center (water ski, wake surf, wakeboard, parasailing, windsurf, etc.), fitness center, tennis/volleyball/ basketball/mini soccer field, kids club, business centre, and a number of luxury shops. Its magnificent views and exclusive location contribute to the ultimate luxury experience at the Westin Athens. Every one of 162 rooms has a private balcony with stunning views of the blue Aegean Sea and the Saronic Gulf.
4. The Athens Gate Hotel (Book Now )
This hotel has a prestigious location in the historic heart of Athens. It offers 4-star facilities, excellent views of the Acropolis and Temple of Olympian Zeus, and fine cuisine. Free WiFi is available throughout.
The Athens Gate Hotel is situated 200 metres from the new Acropolis museum. It is opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus and on the doorstep of the historical Plaka area.
There is a bar/restaurant on the top floor of the hotel, offering breathtaking views of the city. Breakfast can be taken in the roof restaurant, or ordered from room service. There is also a bar in the reception area serving coffees, drinks and light snacks all day. All the front rooms have a view of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and 6th and 7th floor rear rooms offer stunning views of the Acropolis. Rooms with Acropolis view are offered on request basis and upon availability.
5. The Plaka Hotel (Book Now )
Hotel Plaka has a prestigious location in Athens’ historic centre. It is just 5 minutes walk from Syntagma Square and 2 blocks from Monastiraki Metro Station. The central hotel offers a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and across Athens. The 24-hour reception can help you with travel services in Greece and organize day trips around Athens.
The elegantly decorated guest rooms at Hotel Plaka include a minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Most rooms have balcony with views to the Acropolis, Plaka or Lycabetus hill. A rich American breakfast buffet and a Greek breakfast are served each morning between 07:00 and 10:00.
Guests have at their disposal a communal computer free of charge, as well as free Wi-Fi. Reception staff can provide information on restaurants, excursions and transportation.
6. Central Hotel Athens (Book Now )
Central Hotel is strategically situated in the picturesque area of Plaka, 200 m from Syntagma Square. It offers a rooftop terrace with hot tub and Acropolis view, and free Wi-Fi at the lobby.
The Central rooms are air conditioned and include a safe and bathroom with hairdryer. Some have Acropolis view. Room service is available.The daily buffet breakfast includes fresh juices and local delicacies. The rooftop bar is the ideal place to have an evening drink while enjoying spectacular city views.
7. Hermes Hotels Athens (Book Now )
Hermes Hotel enjoys a quiet spot in Plaka, only 2 blocks from the Syntagma Metro Station and the shopping street of Ermou. It offers a spacious lounge and a roof garden. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
The air-conditioned rooms have modern furnishings, wooden floors and bright colours. Each is equipped with a satellite TV, mini fridge and safe. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in the marble bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony, while others have a large window. A rich American buffet is offered each morning at Hermes Hotel. Drinks are served at the lobby bar, which also features a 42’’ TV set, books and table games. A great variety of Greek taverns are found in the surrounding area.For children, Hermes Hotel has a playroom.
The hotel’s location in Plaka is ideal for visits to the Acropolis and the new museum, while it is 200 m from Syntagma Square, the metro and the Athens Airport Bus X95.
8. Hotel Acropolis House (Book Now )
Set in a beautifully restored 150-year-old mansion in the heart of Plaka, this small hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with soundproof windows. Guests may benefit from early breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The Acropolis House’s tasteful rooms are decorated in warm colours and feature fine furnishings. Most of them have a refrigerator, while a few offer great views of the Acropolis.
The Hotel Acropolis House is only 3 minutes from Syntagma Metro Station and the E95 bus which offers connection to the airport. The new Acropolis Museum is just 10 minutes’ walk. Guests wishing to check-in early or check-out late can benefit from the hotel’s luggage storage service, as well as the extra rooms with bathrooms which are provided for them to use.
The Acropolis House’s attentive front desk offers 24-hour service and can assist with travel arrangements and tourist information.
9. Kimon Athens Hotel (Book Now )
Enjoying a privileged location in the popular district of Plaka, Kimon Hotel offers modern and affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi and rooftop garden with views of the Acropolis. Kimon Hotel’s location allows easy access to the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon and Monastiraki Flea Market. This hotel is within walking distance of plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants. Each room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom and a refrigerator for chilling drinks.
Hotel Kimon’s reception staff is available 24 hours a day and can provide info on Athens sightseeing, as well as on restaurants and bars. Syntagma Metro Stations lies within a short walk.
10. Hotel Matropolis (Book Now )
The small and friendly Metropolis Hotel is located only 2 blocks from Syntagma Square and offers comfortable accommodation and Acropolis views. This 2-star hotel has 21 guest rooms, all of which have en suite facilities. Rooms are simply furnished, yet comfortable and an ideal base for exploring Athens. The Metropolis has a roof top terrace where guests can enjoy fantastic views over the city and of course the famous Acropolis.
The hotel is located in the Plaka district of Athens. There are many restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance of the hotel.