Consider them also as must-see spots for every hotel lover.
Or a very useful guide to Athenian hotel life. Or a very photogenic tour to the best Athens hotels.
Hotel-ling is among the favourite subjects of instagrammers. I perfectly understand this. What is traveling without sharing your experience with the others? Who doesn’t like showing (off) the best moments of a trip ? Talking about the best moments of a trip, what comes to my mind is a yummy hotel breakfast, an elegant lobby, an infinity pool, a room with a view and Ι can go on forever…
In the following list you will find, moments in the best Athens hotels that not only are instagram-worthy but are also not to be missed by anybody that desires to make the most of a visit to my city, Athens.
So let’s start:
Hilton Athens boasts one of the most spacious and classy pools in the city. It is also a favourite spot among a very cool crowd of Athenians that love to end a hard working day lounging on the sunbeds under the trademark striped umbrellas.
My tip: Use the iconic modern building as a background of your pictures, creating an interesting mix of patterns.
Athens Was Hotel
Enjoying an Aperol Spritz with a 360° view of Athens can look incredibly enviable. My city is so photogenic from the rooftop of Athens Was hotel, this cool boutique hotel that is located at Dionysiou Areopagitou, the most beautiful street of the historic center of the city.
My tip: Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a dinner at the Modern Rootοp Dining which is the gourmet restaurant of the hotel, found at the same terrace.
Hotel Grande Bretagne
This is one of the best spots in the city to use the popular hashtag #Ihaveathingwithstairs. All you have to do is a reservation at the Roof Garden of Hotel Grande Bretagne and enjoy a gourmet dinner. When you finish, while waiting for the elevator, take a picture from where you stand.
My tip: Grande Bretagne is the most historical hotel of the city so go ahead and explore the classy lobby, the Alexander’s bar, the Winter Garden patio with the palm trees and last but not least the boutique offering selected items by Greek designers.
Semiramis hotel, located in the elegant suburb of Kifissia, was renovated by the designer Karim Rashid who has created a colorful parallel universe. This is the epitome of pop design so you will have plenty of instagram opportunities. You can choose from the psychedelic pool, the happy vibes of the restaurant, the all pink lobby with the works of modern art and be as creative as you like.
My tip: Don’t forget to take a stroll at Kifissia. In walking distance, you will find plenty of boutiques, restaurants and bars.
King George Hotel
On the top floor of iconic King George Hotel (located at Syntagma Square), you will find Tudor Hall where you can enjoy lunch or dinner as well a delicious and incredibly photogenic dessert, from a new dessert menu created by the multi awarded French Pastry Chef Arnaud Larher!
My tip: Order more than one dessert. It is totally worth it. See why
A an all green patio, full of flowers, is an excellent setting to have breakfast or lunch as well create nice pictures. You can find it at The Margi Hotel in the coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni (see more about it here)
My tip: The Margi has recently renovated its pool so it is worth spending a day there or enjoy a cocktail in the evening
Cocomat Hotel Athens
Welcome to Cocomat Hotel, an urban heaven that exudes organic warmth and comfort. Here one can enjoy the modern version of greek hospitality and start the day with a healthy (and without any doubt, instagram – worthy) breakfast made of organic products, local herbs and fresh fruits! More about Cocomat Hotel here
My tip: Cocomat is a brand specialized in bedding so take some time and visit the boutique on the ground floor to learn a lot about good sleep!
Visit the only design hostel of the city called City Circus and find a special room on the first floor that serves as a photo booth, where guests can take selfies, using circus accessories and photo shooting props.
My tip: Ηave brunch or dinner at Zampano, the restaurant of City Circus named after Zampano, the macho hero from the Fellini movie, La Strada. It is a hip sophisticated place with elegant decor details.
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