Best Hotels in Athens

Best Hotels in Athens

There were just filthy hostels and impersonal chain hotels in Athens a few years ago. Developers jumped in during the financial crisis as real estate prices crashed, buying homes, office buildings, and vacant workshops for next to nothing. Although it has completely changed entire neighborhoods, Airbnb hasn’t slowed down the burgeoning hotel industry.

In the city center, hipster-style inns are sprouting up everywhere, while beach hideaways are stepping up their game to compete with the most notable newcomer, Greece’s first Four Seasons. There are now so many gorgeous places to stay in the city that you’ll want to stay for more than just a layover. Some of our favorite hotels in Athens are compiled here.

Top Luxury Hotels

The Modernist

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Address:  Ioannou Gennadiou 4, Athina 106 76, Greece

Although the Canadian embassy originally occupied its peaceful corner location, the building’s totally contemporary restoration doesn’t feel stuffy or starchy. 

An inspiring place to sit with your laptop, the ground-floor café serves straightforward breakfasts and nutritious bowls. Try the bergamot gimlet as you sip sundowners on the stylish roof terrace while taking in views of the National Gallery and the disorganized skyline of the city. 

Highlights: 

  • With 9.3 positive reviews.
  • Staff members are consistently professional, never intrusive, and always ready to help when needed. An efficient operation in every way.
  • The black-and-white rooms, whether they are S, M, L, or XL, have almost Japanese regard for both form and function.

Best offer:

  • Free airport taxi
  • Standard Room
  • Beds: 1 double or 2 singles
  • Breakfast included
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price starts at €290 discounted at  €261 +€3 taxes and charges

The Margi

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Address: Litous 11, Vouliagmeni, Vouliagmeni, Athens, 16671, Greece 

The Margi has been around since 1960, set back from the sandy bay of Vouliagmeni in the southern suburbs, the most coveted neighborhood on the Athens Riviera. But the affluent locals continue to favor this laid-back, family-run hotel. They can be found flirting at the Malabar pool bar or going all out in the exclusive restaurant Patio, which has just nine tables. Although modest, the neutral, wood-paneled rooms with pool or pine views are rather cozy.

Highlights:

  • With 8.7 positive reviews.
  • The hotel’s organic farm provides a lot of the ingredients
  • Asian-inspired spa or the fantastic pool are where guests spend the majority of their time

Best Offer:

  • Free airport taxi
  • Executive Double or Twin Room
  • Multiple bed types
  • Breakfast included
  • FREE cancellation • No prepayment needed
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at €662 +€4 taxes and charges

Hotel Grande Bretagne

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Address: 1 Vasileos Georgiou A’ str., Athens, 105 64, Greece

Politicians who signed treaties, matchmaking socialites, and covert celebrities have all been invited into its salons. Despite multiple corporate takeovers and renovations, with its enormous chandeliers, vintage paintings, and highly polished marble, it still has a comfortingly traditional air. 

Highlights: 

  • With 9.2 positive reviews.
  • The perfect cocktails at Alexander’s Lounge are still delectably unadventurous as a pianist plays in the opulent Winter Garden.
  • An indoor and outdoor pool, an extravagant spa, and ideal Parthenon views are just a sum of the perks offered to visitors. 
  • The rooftop bar and restaurant are also dependably top-notch.

Best Offer:

  • Free airport taxi
  • Classic, Guest room, 1 King, Courtyard view
  • 1 extra-large double bed
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at €972 +€8 taxes and charges

AthensWas Hotel 

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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 5, Athens, 11742, Greece

The top resort in Plaka. On a Plaka street that is only for pedestrians, is a brand-new, contemporary boutique hotel. The rooms are roomy, fashionable, and cozy. Breakfast is included. Highly suggested.

Highlights:

  • With 8.9 positive reviews.
  • AthensWas is a structure with clean lines and organic materials that adheres to the fundamental ideas of traditional Modernism.
  • Every room and suite also has a Nespresso coffee maker.
  • The Sense Restaurant, which serves contemporary Greek cuisine and is situated on the 7th floor of the hotel, has stunning views of the Acropolis and the city of Athens.

Best Offer:

  • Classic Double Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed
  • Breakfast included
  • FREE cancellation • No prepayment needed
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at €355 +€4 taxes and charges

Perianth Hotel

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Address: 2, Limpona Street, Athens, 10560, Greece 

Boutique luxury hotel featuring a spa and an Italian eatery. The facade of this modern hotel is Art Deco, while the interior is decorated with Greek contemporary art. King-sized beds are standard in all the rooms and suites, and some offer views of the Acropolis. 

Highlights:

  • With 9.0 positive reviews.
  • The rooftop pool and private jacuzzi are features of the Penthouse Suite. 
  • Excellent location in Monastiraki, close to the train station, a number of top-notch taverns and restaurants, and Ermou Street shopping.

Best Offer:

  • Classic Double Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed
  • Breakfast included
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at €234 +€4 taxes and charges

Periscope Hotel 

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Address: Haritos 22, Kolonaki, Athens, 106 75, Greece

It is a stylish, contemporary boutique hotel. A rooftop jacuzzi and beautiful rooftop views are features of the two-story Penthouse Suite. It is located in the affluent Kolonaki neighborhood, close to a number of eateries, pubs, cafés, and shops.

Highlights:

  • With 9.0 positive reviews.
  • In the lounge, you can eat free fruits, snacks, and drinks all day.
  • Luxurious bathrobes, slippers, and toiletries are provided in the contemporary bathrooms.

Best Offer:

  • Superior Room
  • Beds: 1 double or 2 singles
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at €280 +€3 taxes and charges

Athens Center Square Hotel

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Address: 15 Aristogitonos Street, Athens, 10552, Greece

This is a fantastic hotel with a rooftop bar that offers good views of the Acropolis. Monastiraki Square is close by (550 meters, a 6-minute walk, and a metro station) (600 m, a 7-minute walk). Steps from the front door are a fine, well-known restaurant and the Athens Central Market (100 m, a, 1-minute walk). Even though there is a feeling of unease, most people find it to be totally secure, and it has rather significant traffic. If you’re a single female traveler, you might prefer to stay at the Phaedra, which is less upscale but is situated in a better area.

Highlights:

  • With 8.3 positive reviews.
  • The drawback is that it’s situated in a run-down neighborhood on an unattractive side street.
  • There is a lovely complimentary breakfast and chic, spacious accommodations.

Best Offer:

Superior Twin Room

  • 2 single beds
  • Breakfast included
  • FREE cancellation • No prepayment needed
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at  €106 discounted at €95 +€2 taxes and charges

Phaedra Hotel

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Address: 16 Herefondos Str, Plaka, Athens, 10558, Greece

The best-located low-cost hotel in Athens is in Plaka. Just beyond the door is a busy pedestrian thoroughfare. It is only a short distance to the Acropolis (850 m, 12 min), the Acropolis Museum (350 m, 4 min), and Hadrian’s Arch (300 m, 4 min). There are available single, double, and family rooms.

Highlights:

  • With 8.2 positive reviews.
  • On request, an early breakfast can be provided.
  • Its rooftop patio offers expansive views of the Acropolis.

Best Offer:

  • Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
  • FREE cancellation • No prepayment needed
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Price at €95 +€1 taxes and charges

Athens Backpackers

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Address: 12 Makri Street, Makrigianni, Athens, 11742, Greece

Female-only and mixed-gender dorm rooms, a free daily breakfast, a communal kitchen, a 24-hour reception, a café, and a rooftop bar are all features of this conveniently located hostel. The hostel is at a short distance from the Acropolis metro stop (110 m, a 1-minute walk), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis, and the Parthenon, all of which are all within a 13-minute walk of it.

Highlights:

  • With 8.3 positive reviews.
  • The iconic Acropolis of Athens is a short distance from Athens Backpackers.
  • It features free Wi-Fi throughout and a seasonal rooftop bar with views of the Acropolis.

Best Offer:

  • Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • 2 beds in dormitories
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 night, 2 adults

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels

Acropolis View Hotel

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Address: At 10 Webster Street, Wemster 10, Athina 117 42, Greece

The budget-friendly Acropolis View Hotel lives up to its name by providing simple rooms in the peaceful Philopappou neighborhood, the majority of which have views of the impressive ancient structure. The intriguing Acropolis Museum, the Filopappou Hill, from which you can see everything of Athens, and the Prison of Socrates, which is said to have held the philosopher before his trial in 399BCE, are all close by.

Highlights:

  • There is a rooftop patio with views of the Acropolis as well, where you may enjoy breakfast in the morning or wine in the evening. 
  • The intriguing Acropolis Museum, the Filopappou Hill, from which you can see everything of Athens, and the Prison of Socrates, which is said to have held the philosopher before his trial in 399BCE, are all close by.

Victory Inn

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Address:  Trias 20, Athina 112 57, Greece

Directly next to Pedion Areos, one of Athens’ biggest public parks, the Victory Inn offers reasonably priced single, double, and triple rooms. The statues of 21 important participants in the Greek uprising against the Ottomans in 1821 are located within the park. You may either take the Metro at Victoria Station, which is only nine minutes away on foot, or you can take a good 50 minutes to walk into central Athens.

Highlights:

  • There is a bar, breakfast is included in the accommodation rate, Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire building, and private parking is available nearby for an additional daily fee.

Fresh Hotel

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Address: Sofokleous 26, Athina 105 52, Greece

Fresh Hotel, Athens’ ultimate urban resort, is a short 20-minute stroll from Plaka and Monastiraki Square as well as the Acropolis. Just across the street is Athens’ Central Market, where you can get tasty regional produce.

Highlights:

  • This energetic hotel is located in the center of the city and features simple décor and brilliant colors.
  •  Athens’ city center is visible from the rooftop pool and bar. As the sun goes down, unwind on the loungers and drink a cocktail.

Amalia Hotel

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Address: 10, Athina 105 57, Greece 

Since it first opened in Athens in the 1960s, this vintage hotel has maintained a relaxed, artistic atmosphere. Simple and sensible interior design is used. Unique artwork can be found around the hotel, and the room is light and airy due to the many windows. This hotel’s location is actually what sets it apart. 

Highlights:

  • The hotel’s prime location next to the National Gardens makes it ideal for visitors who want to explore Athens’ thriving modern neighborhoods
  • You can easily take a stroll up to Kolonaki for a posh day out, or down to Pangrati and Mets from the Amalia Hotel. 
  • They also offer delectable breakfast options.

The Marblous Athens

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Address: 24 Voulis And, Mitropoleos Street, Athina 105 63, Greece

The Marblous Athens is situated in Athens 200 meters from Ermou street and right behind Syntagma Square. This property’s amenities include a café, a front desk open around-the-clock, room service, and complimentary WiFi. 

Highlights:

  • There are family rooms in the hotel.
  • Each of the hotel’s rooms and suites has a dressing table, work desk, full-length mirrors, a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head, luxury toiletries, an ergonomic mattress, a flat-screen smart TV, an espresso maker, and free WiFi.

Enjoy your stay in Athens with our Top 10 Things to Do in Athens, Greece.

To know more about Greece, we have answered most of the questions in this link: Most asked questions when traveling to Greece.

That completes our ranking of the top picks for hotels in Athens! We’ve included the best and most affordable options that won’t empty your wallet, and we haven’t included them in any particular order. Have we overlooked any hip hotels in Athens? Please let us know in the comments section below so we can include them!

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