Where To Enjoy The Best Views Of Athens

Sunset view from Lycabettus
Sunset view from Lycabettus | © paulraven/Flickr
Ethel Dilouambaka

Blessed with a rich topography, Athens boasts a rugged landscape of hills, of varying heights, where you can get lost by simply admiring the view. Add to that warm weather and several rooftops, and you understand why Athenians are fond of higher places. Here is a guide to the best spots where you can take in the superb panoramas of the city.

1. Couleur Locale

Bar, Restaurant, Greek, Tapas, Fast Food

Courtesy of Couleur Locale
A relaxed vibe, eclectic crowd, tasty drinks, coffee, and delicious food – Couleur Locale is a favorite when it comes to a rooftop with a view. Locals and tourists alike spend time in this cool joint, enjoying an all-encompassing vista of the Acropolis.

2. Bios Rooftop

Bar, Contemporary, Beer

Bios hardly needs an introduction. This one-of-a-kind, multifunctional bar, with its unique character and relaxed vibe, boasts a colorful rooftop, from which you can enjoy an amazing sight of Athens while sipping on a mouthwatering cocktail and listening to the sounds of DJ sets. It is one of the best after-work joints for lazy afternoons or a nightcap after a show downstairs.

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3. The Acropolis Museum’s Restaurant

Cafe, Restaurant, Greek

Home to archaeological finds from the site of the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum is an impressive, modern structure located opposite the ancient landmark. Besides the splendid collection on display, the museum boasts a great restaurant where you can savor delectable dishes, often inspired by the temporary exhibitions hosted by the museum. When it’s warm outside, you should make a point of visiting the terrace of the restaurant, where you can appreciate an up-close, incredible vista over the Acropolis.

4. Galaxy Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Greek, Contemporary

The stylish rooftop bar and restaurant at the Hilton hotel offers splendid views of Athens, the Acropolis, and the Lycabettus Hill. With a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes, a well-stocked cellar, and creatively made cocktails, the Galaxy Bar is high on the list of the best Athenian bars.

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