Art & Design Hotels in Athens

Two modern art hotels of the extra class are waiting for you in the Greek capital with incomparable ambience.

3 December 2020

How nice would it be to escape the cold and stressful winter hustle and bustle and relax in the warm south instead? Until we can pursue our favorite hobby, traveling, again, we just dream of paradisiacal accommodations and artistic new additions. Here we introduce you to two Art & Design hotels in Athens.

NEW Hotel

Filellinon 16, Athina 105 57, Greece


The NEW Hotel is the first boutique design hotel to open in the heart of the Greek capital. The luxurious and artistically designed accommodation belongs to the YES Hotels Group, which is known for appealing especially to young and stylish guests. The renowned Brazilian Campana Brothers are responsible for the art addition, which has turned the hotel into a hotspot for Contemporary Art. They are already among the top stars of modern art worldwide, but with the NEW Hotel in Athens, the artists have also ventured into new realms, making historic Athens a mecca for the modern.

The brilliant view from the roof terrace. The penthouse suite shines in Greek flair.

You can marvel at modern sculptures made of wood, which are reminiscent of an urban jungle. The ambience is rounded off with the famous Favela Chairs, which also belong to the design classics of the last decades. Despite the modern flair, the designers have also made an effort to incorporate the history of Greece. Greek shadow puppet figures, glass objects from the famous Greek Evil Eye, collages of postcards from ancient Athens and brass washbasins that resemble massive rock formations make the hotel unique.

The Evil Eye on the walls is supposed to protect the guests from mischief. The cosy hotel bar tempts with excellent drinks.

The services offered to guests leave nothing to be desired. The Mediterranean NEW Taste restaurant provides moments of pleasure. The ART Lounge cocktail bar offers a spectacular panoramic view over Athens. Fitness and wellness lovers will also get their money's worth. The location of the design hotel is another highlight: the famous Constitution Square is not far away. Thus, the hotel is also a perfect starting point to visit the most famous sights of Athens. Such as the old district of Plaka, the Acropolis and the noble boutiques of Kolonaki.

Chic design made of glass and wood. The light-flooded bathroom with brass washbasin.

Hotel Periscope

Charitos 22, Athina 106 75, Greece


The modern-luxurious Hotel Periscope also belongs to the YES Hotels Group and shines in urban style. The building in which the hotel is located dates back to the 1950s and has become an eye-catcher, balancing clean lines and fine aesthetics. Whether for a short weekend getaway, an extended vacation or an important business trip, the Periscope ensures comfort and relaxation. Cosmopolitan travellers in particular will feel right at home at the hotel. This is because the most famous photographic artists in Greece exhibit their works and installations in the luxurious area where the Art Hotel is located.

The Penhouse Suite entices with a Jacuzzi and a fabulous view over the city. Even from the balcony, the view is breathtaking.

You shouldn't miss a visit to the hotel's own Periscope Lounge Bar. This is an international meeting place for business people and leisure guests. If you want to enjoy the modern city flair in a historic city like Athens, but at the same time relax completely, then the Periscope is just the right place for you.

Fancy a drink? You can end the day in the hotel's own lounge. Also with a view outside.

Also the location of the hotel could not be better. It is located in the middle of Kolonaki, probably the most important shopping district of Athens. Numerous exclusive boutiques, modern art galleries, chic cafés and urban bars line the streets. And in the middle of it all, a design hotel surrounded by modern architecture and at the same time an oasis of peace.

The bright, clean lines run through the entire design hotel. Even the bathroom shines in white brilliance.

Picture Credits: NEW Hotel / YES Hotels Group, Periscope Hotel / YES Hotels Group

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