When you look for an urban oasis with a spectacular view, see this list of the best hotel rooftops in Athens now
What is a hotel without a view? Or as I often ask myself “Isn’t a view always better from a hotel?” Find below a complete and updated guide to the “rooftop life” of Athens.
The list with the best hotel rooftops in Athens for 2021
For an unobstructed, within-reach view of the Acropolis: Go to Mira Me Athens
Located in a 1925 building in the heart of the city, Mira Me Athens combines a warm atmosphere with a stunning view of the Acropolis. It opened in summer 2021 and immediately got a place in the list with the best hotel rooftops in Athens! The cuisine is Mediterranean with some influences from Asia, created with impeccable techniques, with the taste playing a leading role. See more here
For cool urban vibes: Go to The Grand Hyatt
It is there that you will have a lavish breakfast, get a suntan by the glass-sided pool with Acropolis in the background and you will also dine at The Grand by Interni restaurant. Already popular among the Athenians, the restaurant is made by the Interni team that has left its mark on interior design as well as on Mykonos gastronomic scene.
For a 360° view of the city: Go to Electra Metropolis Hotel
On the 10th floor of the newly opened Electra Metropolis Hotel, you will find the Metropolis Roof Garden and the M Bar on a spacious rooftop with a 360° view to the city. Depending on where you sit, you enjoy a view of Acropolis, Lycabettus hill or Plaka’s picturesque roofs. You can visit it at any time of the day for a brunch, lunch, dinner or a cocktail. When the weather gets warmer, you can also take a refreshing dip in the boutique pool.
For cosmopolitan vibes and art: Go to Athens Capital M Gallery
On this awesome rooftop, you will find the Mappemonde Rooftop Pool Bar which shares its panoramic views of the multifaceted Athens from morning till night and is graced by the most impressive part of the Mappemonde installation, a stunning collection by George Lappas which was created in 1988 and includes 3.000 pieces, many of which have been staged throughout the hotel. But there is much more to discover here
For an Instagram-worthy roof garden: Go to The Foundry Suites
The rooftop of the building is an attempt to reinterpret the typical courtyard of a traditional Greek dwelling, all the while offering an elevated verdant and shaded meeting, relaxation and entertainment spot. Amidst the exclusively Greek vegetation of olive and pomegranate trees, lavender, fragrant plants and vineyard-laced pergolas, a walkway of marble slabs is formed – each on a different slope, not following the axis of the building’s contours – that orient the beholder’s gaze to different visual paths.
Thus hotel guests can indulge in unobstructed views of the Acropolis, Philopappou Hill, the Observatory and the Gazi district with the added opportunity to savour flavours and aromas of delectable Greek products during a rooftop picnic experience.
For a magic sunset: Go to Cocomat Athens Hotel
Cocomat Hotels know very well how to create a zen atmosphere at their spaces. Cool aesthetics and modern, minimal decoration along with high standard services promise an outstanding experience on the rooftop of Cocomat Hotel Athens, located in the heart of bustling Kolonaki area.
For a breathtaking Acropolis view: Go to AthensWas Hotel
Nothing can beat the magic vibes of this stylish rooftop at a design boutique hotel located in the most iconic and elegant pedestrian street of the city. AthensWas Hotel and its stylish atmosphere is one of the Design Hotels in Greece and has stolen the hearts of hip travelers. There are moments you think you can reach out and touch the Acropolis while you enjoy a creative menu and cocktails any time of the day. There, you will also find a multi-awarded fine dining restaurant, Sense, which promises a unique culinary experience created by chef Alexandros Charalabopoulos
See more about AthensWas Hotel here
For a cool hung out: Go to New Hotel
NEW Hotel, off Syntagma Square, is the first ever hotel project of award-winning designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana. Visit the New Art Lounge on the 7th floor and have a meal or a drink with a panoramic view of Athens. Designed to be the ultimate penthouse, New Art Lounge features a unique Art library with more than 2000 art book titles. The comfort and scenery of the space is reason enough to visit.
For great Asian food and many more: Go to E&O at Athens Marriot Hotel
Go to St.George Lycabettus Hotel – For the best social pool in the city
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In the summer months, enjoy a refreshing selection of juices, cocktails, light fare and more al fresco at the Vertigo pool club of St.George Lycabettus hotel and feel as if you fly over chic Kolonaki area next to Lycabettus hill greenery. Become a member in order to soak in the sun in the morning and enjoy a lively bar at night.
For the dessert of your life and an iconic Athenian selfie – Go to Hotel Grande Bretagne
At this elegant hotel with a long history, take the lift up to the 16th floor and find yourself at the Grande Bretagne Roof Garden, which means that:
a. you will have the chance to take a photo at the selfie spot, specially made for shots with iconic backgrounds of Syntagma Square and Acropolis.
b. sip a cocktail at the spacious bar overlooking the Parliament building with the sound of live DJ sessions.
c. have the dessert of your life since the hotel has a collaboration with the acknowledged French chef patissier Arnaud Larher.
Go to Athens Hilton: To see and be seen
Galaxy bar at the Hilton Athens is a popular choice among both Athenians and visitors of the city, offering a unique setting, stylish cocktails and delicious finger food. Who wouldn’t like to experience a night under the stars at this glamorous bar with its galaxy ceiling – full of colorful explosions, sparkling stars, and glowing planets? There is also an open spaced restaurant where you can indulge in a special dinner.