These are the best hotels in Athens
As one of the oldest metropolises in the world, the Greek capital is literally paved with history. The best hotels in Athens reflect both the old-world luxury and modern progress of the vibrant city.
14 June 2022
The Lighthouse Athens
The cool new hotspot shines with art deco elements and cool vintage chic. © Brown Hotels
A whole lot of urban glamour awaits visitors to Athens at the newest member of the Brown Hotels group. The rooms in three different categories offer stylish design and supreme comfort (bedding made of the finest Egyptian cotton included). At the Lighthouse, travellers also meet locals, as the rooftop terrace with its pool and 360-degree panoramic views of the city's rooftops and ancient ruins is an absolute highlight in Athens.
Lighthouse Athens, a member of Brown Hotels
3, Marikas Kotopouli Str, Athina 104 31, Greece
Tel: +30 21 4405 6400
Price: from about € 100,- per night
Four Seasons Astir Palace
With its homely luxury suites, the Four Seasons in the Greek capital is rightly one of the best hotels in Athens. © Four Seasons Hotels Limited
Modern elegance, luxurious comfort and seaside relaxation are located just 30 minutes from the historic centre of Athens. The first-class Four Seasons on the glamorous Riviera creates the perfect balance to the hustle and bustle of the city's urban heart. Five restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Pelagos, two bars, a cigar lounge, and a spa leave nothing to be desired.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens
Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Tel: +30 21 0890 1000
Price: double room from € 655,- per night
The urban hotel with 5-star glamour shines with unexpected design accents and fancy rooms. © YES Hotels Group
The NEW Hotel reinvents interior hotel design from scratch. Award-winning designer duo Fernando and Humberto Campana have created an impressive domicile for art connoisseurs with this stylish hideaway in the Greek capital. Here, you'll find an Instagram-worthy motif at every turn, as the creative masterminds have visibly let their imaginations run wild at the 5-star property.
Filellinon 16, Athina 105 57, Greece
Tel: +30 21 0327 3000
Price: doubles from €238 per night
Hotel Grande Bretagne
The legendary hotel exudes old-world luxury and supreme comfort. © Marriott International
The oldest hotel in Athens is absolutely legendary. Built by Antonis Dimitriou in 1842, the residence was sold in 1874, renovated and reopened as a hotel. Centrally located on Syntagma Square, you can explore the city on foot from here. The 320 rooms, 58 suites, and spa offer pure luxury and are a prime example of old-world opulence. The unbeaten highlight, however, is the rooftop pool and restaurant with views of the Acropolis.
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athina 105 64, Greece
Tel: +30 21 0333 0000
Price: Double room from € 747,- per night
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The rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the turbulent city center makes the Periscope one of the best hotels in Athens. © YES Hotels Group
In the middle of Kolonaki, arguably the most important shopping district in Athens, this hotel is located in a 1950s building. With its clean lines and fine aesthetics, the house is a real eye-catcher. Cosmopolitan travellers in particular will feel right at home in the hotel. Greece's best-known photo artists exhibit their works and installations in the luxurious area.
Charitos 22, Athina 106 75, Greece
Tel: +30 21 0729 7200
Price: double room from € 238,- per night.
The opulent property's elegant décor delights guests right in the heart of a city steeped in history. © Marriott International
The 5-star hotel dates back to 1930 and is located right in the centre of Athens. It embodies the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel with 102 rooms and suites, a penthouse suite with a private outdoor pool and views of the fabled Acropolis, and the award-winning Tudor Hall Restaurant serving authentic Greek cuisine.
The ultra-modern property sets new standards for Athens with its elegant interior design. © One&Only Aesthesis
Even before its opening, this new domicile is rightly considered the most exclusive establishment on the Athens Riviera. The new One&Only Resort extends over 21 hectares in the south of Athens near Glyfada. Sea views, great amenities, outstanding service and stylish architecture are just some of the features that will make luxury travellers' eyes glaze over. Incidentally, families will feel just as comfortable at the new opening as solo travellers or couples, for whom there is an adults only-area.
Leof. Poseidonos, Glifada 166 74, Greece
Tel: +971 4 426 1099
Price: on request
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