Updated: July 22, 2021
Best hotels in each area of Athens
Athens Hotels – Tips & Recommendations
- Suppose the purpose of your visit to Athens is sightseeing. In that case, I highly recommend choosing a hotel in some central area (Syntagma, Monastiraki, Plaka, Thissio), so you get to any of the sites fast and without using public transportation or a taxi. If you plan a relaxing vacation with tanning and swimming, nothing can beat luxurious hotels located on Athenian Riviera (Glyfada, Vouglia, Vougliameni).
- What is the best part of any vacation? Of course, one of the leading mood makers is FOOD. Visiting Athens is an excellent opportunity to try some local goodies (olive oil, feta cheese) and famous traditional dishes (souvlaki, tzatziki, gyros, pastitsio) in one tavern. My favorites are O Thanasis, Opos Palia, and Barbadimos!
- One of the best ways to get to one of the Greek islands is to take a ferry from the famous Piraeus port. You can quickly get to Piraeus from Athens by taxi, bus, or metro (Green Line).
The 10 Best Hotels in Athens
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1. The Margi
This hotel is a perfect choice for SPA and wellness lovers since phenomenal Margi SPA features 3 single treatment rooms, a couple’s suite, a beauty salon with exclusive services and therapies, a wet area with steam and sauna room, and a huge indoor pool. The main gem is the fitness suite fully equipped with the necessities for a good workout, and yoga mats.
Why The Margi is so unique? The Margi is the one and only hotel in Athens that has an organic farm providing fresh fruit and vegetables to its restaurants.
Each room is designed for a comfortable and relaxing stay!
2.COCO-MAT ATHENS BC
COCO-MAT ATHENS BC is located in the historic center of Athens, surrounded by historical monuments from the glorious past of Athens, and offers breathtaking views of the Acropolis.
The main gem of this luxurious hotel is the rooftop garden with a restaurant and stunning pool with unforgettable Athens skyline views. The pool area is perfectly equipped for ideal tan and chilling with refreshing cocktails.
The hotel features 5 types of suites, all with different views, so you can choose between city views, Acropolis views, or Museum views. I personally recommend “Master Suite” or “Acropolis Suite” – both equipped with luxurious bathtubs and lovely balconies.
Take note: all COCO-MAT HOTELS are famous for “Tailormade Sleep”, it is a personalized service to provide the most comfortable and relaxing sleep on beds designed to be customized to guests’ needs. All sleeping products are made of natural materials including coconut fiber, horsehair, or cactus fiber. They also have the biggest pillow menu I have ever seen, COCO-MAT pillow collection consists of 12 different types of pillows from different materials and sizes, which is suitable for anybody’s build. My favorite one is PILLOW SITHON VIII with the seaweed and eucalyptus leaves to soothe your respiratory system!
What else is unique about this place? COCO-MAT ATHENS BC has great service – wooden bike rental. Why wooden? It is an ergonomic, eco-friendly, convenient, and unforgettable way to explore the beautiful city of Athens.
Here you also can have a great shopping experience, at an on-site store you can bite high-class COCO-MAT sleep products and homeware selection as well as WOODEN BIKES.
3. GRAND HYATT ATHENS
Grand Hyatt Athens has a very convenient location on Syngrou Avenue, between the historic center of Athens and the luxurious Athenian Riviera.
The best place for relaxation and great photos is the rooftop of Grand Hyatt Athens. Here you can enjoy a glorious outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views of Athens. There is also a gorgeous restaurant and bar The Grand by Interni with a wide menu including delicious dishes and signature handmade cocktails.
Brand new modern rooms and suites equipped with the most comfortable amenities and spacious marble bathrooms. Take note that guests of the suites and club rooms have to the Grand Club Lounge, so you can enjoy personal concierge services and culinary highlights during the day.
4.Hotel Grande Bretagne
Top-class hotel in the heart of Athens with unforgettable views of the iconic Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament, and lush Lycabettus Hill.
The hotel features fantastic facilities – Roof Garden Restaurant for the finest Mediterranean cuisine, the Winter Garden for an afternoon cup of tea, a fully-equipped gym, and luxurious SPA with a wide range of treatments from ancient holistic rituals to the finest modern skincare.
Take note: the rooftop pool is fantastic, it is a great place to relax and to take a perfect picture for your Instagram!
5.Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is a top-class boutique hotel perfectly located in the most exclusive area of Vouliagmeni just a few steps away from the best beaches on the Athenian Riviera.
Just take a look at the gem of Athenian Riviera – Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.
What is absolutely special about this hotel? Here you can choose one of the 3 different types of accommodation – Arion, Nafsika, and The Bungalows.
This hotel is perfect for those who love fine dining and signature cocktails – eight sophisticated restaurants as well as unforgettable bars including Kyma Pool & Beach Bar, and exclusive cigar lounge Aristotle’s.
I truly believe that this hotel has one of the best facilities in Athens, just here you can enjoy three tennis courts and even one basketball court, a variety of water sports, yacht chartering, luxurious SPA, and even jogging trails across the property.
6.Brown Acropol a member of Brown Hotels
Brown Acropol is a brand new fashionable hotel with a design of the 60s as well as the urban heritage of Athens. Here you can enjoy a retro aesthetic in every corner of this beautiful hotel. All 165 rooms feature a high-end retro design, comfortable furniture, and luxurious marble bathrooms.
The facilities are top-notch – little library, lovely SPA center with a dry sauna, buffet & a la carte breakfast at the restaurant.
In my point of view, the main gem of this gorgeous hotel is a huge rooftop with 4 outdoor jacuzzis, hammocks, comfy sunbeds, and a classy bar with a wide range of cocktails and a great wine list. Here you can observe fantastic views of Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.
The hotel has a perfect central location on Omonia Square, just a few steps away from Syntagma Square, Ermou shopping Street, and walking distance to Acropolis.
Take note: each room has a Nespresso coffee machine and vinyl multi music player!
7. Electra Metropolis
Electra Metropolis Hotel is a 5-star luxurious hotel perfectly designed spacious and fully equipped with all necessities 216 suites and rooms as well as views of the Acropolis and the old neighbourhood of Plaka.
The hotel features a gorgeous restaurant Roof Garden on the tenth floor with top-notch creative Greek cuisine dishes and cocktails.
A fully equipped Aegeo Spa and Wellness Center have a huge indoor pool and a wide range of treatments.
Take note: here you can enjoy outdoor and indoor pools!
COCO-MAT Jumelle is a truly luxurious hotel set in an elegant neoclassical building of 1965 in the most sophisticated area of Athens – Kolonaki.
The hotel features a gorgeous Roof Garden with breath-taking Athenian skyline views. Such a great place to have breakfast.
Top class Fitness&SPA center offers a wide range of treatments, Turkish and steam baths in the steam room, and a great indoor pool. Do not forget to check out the state-of-the-art gym managed by Holmes Place.
All rooms and suites feature carefully tailored amenities, stylish design, and extremely comfortable beds. In my opinion “Peer Balcony Room” is one of the best choices, so charming and perfectly designed.
What is so special about this place? COCO-MAT sleep products and homeware selection are available for purchase in the COCO-MAT store, so you can bring a great souvenir from Athens.
Take note: COCO-MAT Jumelle has great service – wooden bike rental. Why wooden? It is an ergonomic, eco-friendly, convenient, and unforgettable way to explore the beautiful city of Athens.
Fashionable property with industrial design and perfect central location in my favorite neighborhood of Athens – Psyrri. An ideal place to stay if you want to be surrounded by street art, restaurants, cafes, tavernas, and lively bars.
Urban Luxury Suites features 12 unique, fully equipped suites and a stunning rooftop Picnic Garden Cafe and Bar with unforgettable Acropolis views.
Take note: all suites are not just comfortable, but also have a contemporary, industrial style which is perfect for your Instagram!
10. PAME House
A carefully designed minimalistic hotel with great facilities is located in the buzzing Psyri area.
All 20 carefully designed charming rooms feature lovely well-furnished balconies. I highly recommend Lucia Penthouse, Lenny Penthouse, or Anya Penthouse with a luxurious outdoor bathtub and comfy sunbeds.
The hotel has a great rooftop with fantastic views overlooking Athens!