Athens is a historic place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime in order to experience a unique cultural exploration, visiting the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the temple of Zeus and so much more. The great number of tourist arrivals, especially during the summertime, has led to the development of tourist infrastructure, with the establishment of many restaurants and hotels. Read on to discover some of the best accommodation options in Athens.
Hilton is not just a hotel, it is more like a symbol of the contemporary Athens. It is located in the heart of the city, just 500 meters away from the Athens Concert Hall and 4 kilometers away from the Acropolis. Established in 1963 and renovated in 2003, it impresses with its modern design. This five star hotel offers 506 spacious and elegant rooms, as well as suites with marble bathrooms. It has four restaurants and two bars, Galaxy Bar being most famous and attracting celebrities, among others, who enjoy delightful cocktails and an amazing view of the Acropolis. Milos Restaurant, on the other hand, provides a unique culinary experience, with gourmet Greek cuisine.
Titania hotel is located a short distance from Panepistimio and Syntagma Square and the homonymous metro stations. It has 385 rooms, all of which are luxuriously furnished and equipped with individually controlled air conditioning. As you can tell by its name, Olive Garden, the hotel’s restaurant, serves delicious dishes of the Greek and the Mediterranean cuisine and offers a great view of the city and the Acropolis.
This five star hotel is located near the Acropolis. Its 265 rooms are soundproof and equipped with cable television and radio, while the luxurious rooms have a view of the temple of the Olympian Zeus or the garden with the swimming pool. Royal Olympic has a library, a gym hall and a gift shop. Ioannis Restaurant on the seventh floor offers breakfast and traditional Greek dishes with a view of the Acropolis, while you can also enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the Roof Garden Bar of the hotel.
GB Roof Garden restaurant and bar at the Grande Bretagne Hotel, in Athens | Courtesy of Grande Bretagne Hotel
Located opposite to the Syntagma Square, just one minute on foot from the Syntagma metro station, Grande Bretagne offers 320 rooms and an amazing view of the city. Established in 1874, this historic hotel has been internationally recognized with tens of awards. The luxurious rooms have marble baths and exceptional furniture, while some of them have a view of the Acropolis. On the roof garden, you can enjoy the view of the Panathenaic Stadium or a dive in the swimming pool. The Grand Bretagne Bar combines a wonderful view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon with special tastes of the Mediterranean cuisine, while the Grande Bretagne Spa includes a thermal suite with a herbal bath and offers relaxing massages.
Athens Status Suites is located in the city center, near the Roman Agora and about a five minute walk from Syntagma square with the homonymous metro station. It offers 20 suites with modern design and many conveniences, which include air conditioning, a fridge, a TV and DVD player. Athens Status Restaurant, located on top of the hotel, has an amazing view and presents an inspired menu based on the Greek cuisine and fresh ingredients perfectly combined with exceptional wines.
Astor Hotel is located in the heart of Athens, 100 meters away from Syntagma square. It has 131 rooms, all of which are air conditioned and are equipped with a satellite television and a mini fridge. Bella Vista Restaurant on the top floor of the hotel serves breakfast every morning from 6.30 until 10.30, as well as dishes inspired by the Mediterranean and international cuisine.
A modern hotel with impressive and daring architecture located next to the Athens City Hall. Fresh Hotel is a member of the Design Hotels group and is a special accommodation option for visitors of the historic city of Athens, with 133 spacious rooms that will cover any need. The facilities include a high tech fitness center with sauna, a swimming pool on the ninth floor and an Air Lounge Bar-Restaurant with interesting combinations of the Greek and the Mediterranean cuisine.