If doesn’t matter whether you’re passing through Athens for a night or looking to spend some time soaking up the capital’s rich culture. Our guide to the best boutique hotels in Athens ensures you’ll spend your time in style, whatever your budget.
Fresh Hotel, Athina
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If you’re looking for an affordable but chic stay in Athens, you can’t go wrong at Fresh Hotel. The quirky design offers a vibrant atmosphere, while the rooftop has flawless views of Athens. There’s also a small pool on the roof, which is open in the summer months. Centrally located in Athens, you’ll find yourself within easy walking distance of the city’s most famous sites.
Located around the corner from the Acropolis Museum, this 13-room boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation while feeling like home. The Neo-Classical building houses eleven rooms and two suites, all classically decorated without any unnecessary frills. Request a room with Acropolis views when you book.
An historic hotel in the heart of Athens, King George is as regal as the name suggests. With just 100 rooms, the atmosphere remains intimate and boutique in spite of its central location. An infinitely pool on the the roof offers majestic views of the Acropolis. Interiors are rich and ornate, while the service is attentive and considered. As one of the best boutique hotels in Athens, one wouldn’t expect anything less.
With 35 minimalist rooms, A for Athens conjures the best of Greek hospitality in the centre of the city. While rooms are simply furnished and understated, the view from the hotel is anything but. Thoughtful staff are always on hand to help, while a hearty and complimentary breakfast will keep you fuelled up while exploring the city. There is also a great rooftop bar to while away balmy nights.
With a modernist exterior and contemporary interior design, NEW Hotel is the perfect destination for millennial travellers. This boutique hotel has everything: an experimental restaurant, Instagrammable walls, Scandi-style bathrooms and a penthouse suite (which you’ll struggle against upgrading to). Conceived and designed by award-winning designer duo Fernando and Humberto Campana, NEW Hotel is all about a different kind of experience. There are plenty of fun treatments for men and women to try out in the luxurious spa, and the brunch is delicious.
A design hotel with plenty of character, Periscope is located above the luxurious area of Kolonaki. The distinct aesthetic is obvious as soon as you step through the doors, with industrial features and modernist furniture. There’s plenty of art on show at Periscope too, from unique cityscapes in the standard rooms and panoramic views of the city in superior suites. With 22 rooms, the service is bespoke and dedicated. Whether you need help deciding on which cocktail to enjoy or how to spend a day in Athens, there’s no shortage of tips and advice.
Be My Guest in Athens marries contemporary design and a friendly environment. The hotel is in the centre of Athens, near to the city’s most famous sites, and offers views of the Athens Observatory and the Parthenon. Rooms are spacious and modern, with geometric print tiles in the bathrooms and Scandinavian-esque pine furniture. But the jewel is the expansive rooftop bar, which proves hard to leave in the summer. Thoughtful details make this hotel a real hit with travellers. There’s free bike rental, a 24 hour canteen and an airport shuttle.
A boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, if you want to tumble straight from your room into the energy then this place is for you. Small balconies attached to the rooms help immerse guests in the Greek experience too: start the day with a Greek coffee while looking out at the life below.
For traditional Greek design and hospitality, Attalos is a reliable spot. Situated in the thriving and vibrant Monastariki area, guests will find themselves in amongst some of Athens’ most iconic sites. Rooms aren’t huge, but often come decorated with mini olive trees – a simple but nice touch. A perfect spot if you’re passing through Athens. The rooftop bar also offers modern cocktails served with classic Athenian views. Always a winner.