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January 4, 2007updated Nov 15, 2017

The 11 Best Hotels in Athens

By Zahra Al-Kateb

The Westin Athens

From modern boutique to luxurious grand, your decision is one even the ancient Greek Gods would have envied


Roof Garden , hotel Grande Bretagne


The Hotel Grande Bretagne is located by Syntagma Square, which connects the whole city and is the beating heart of Athens.

This eight story 19th century building oozes class and luxury and has played a major role in Athens’ rich history. It is now the top choice of visiting dignitaries and has played host to more than 40 kings, queens and heads of state, as well as leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Brigette Bardot and Maria Callas. Within its grand walls the hotel offers exemplary food at its GB Corner Restaurant and unparalleled views from its roof top bar. With easy access to all of Athens top tourist attractions, the Hotel Grande Bretagne’s GB Spa is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing.


Royal Suite

Why we love it: The epitome of splendor, the Royal Suite dazzles with its magnificent scale and lavish details. Located on the fifth floor, the room boasts a media suite, gym and a 16-person formal dining room, while its many windows frame the iconic view of Athens. The room is furnished with pieces from Christie’s and Sotheby’s and its walls are adorned with stellar original art. A marble clad fireplace and a working antique piano contribute to the feeling of classic grace.


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  • Square footage: 4,300
  • Nightly rate: $22,572

Tim Ananiadis, General Manager

+30 210 333 0000

Constitution Square, Athens, 10564


The Arion , A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

The Arion, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, combines classical charm with a contemporary style to bring its visitors a truly delightful stay.

Perched on a private peninsular jutting out into the scenic Saronic Gulf, The Arion offers the elite traveler the highest standards of attention and luxury, blending it with some of the greatest sea views on the planet. This spectacular resort boasts 123 guestrooms and suites that are elegant, spacious and individually designed to pay homage to the wondrous surroundings. For the elite traveler who is seeking the ultimate experience in comfort and relaxation, The Arion offers the opportunity to stay in one of its 58 private bungalows. In each carefully designed bungalow, the elite traveler will experience breathtaking views, exceptional amenities, as well as the privilege of having a private swimming pool and high class intimate service.


Royal Suite


Why we love it: The epitome of splendor, the Royal Suite dazzles with its magnificent scale and lavish details. Located on the fifth floor, the room boasts a media suite, gym and a 16-person formal dining room, while its many windows frame the iconic view of Athens. The room is furnished with pieces from Christie’s and Sotheby’s and its walls are adorned with stellar original art. A marble clad fireplace and a working antique piano contribute to the feeling of classic grace.




  • Square footage: 4,300
  • Nightly rate: $22,572

Michael Metaxas, General Manager

+30 210 890 2000

40 Apollonos Street, Astir Palace Resort, Vouliagmeni, 16671


The Westin Athens

The Westin Athens effortlessly mixes the elegance of a seaside resort with contemporary lines accented by modern artwork and minimal furnishings.

Built into the rock, this impressive setting provides a unique landscape for the elite traveler. Each immaculate guest room and suite enjoys enchanting views of the Saronic Gulf and the hotel’s Olympic size pool. The Westin caters for its elite traveler guests by offering high class facilities such as atmospheric sea view lounges, trendy bars, verandas, fusion and Mediterranean cuisine restaurants and their unique private gazebos, confirming Westin as a class apart from the competition. This luxurious hotel has recently upgraded its business facilities making it the ideal venue for both pleasure and business.


The Westin Imperial Suite

Why we love it: The Westin Imperial Suite is located on the 4th floor of The Westin Athens and enjoys spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the resort’s Olympic size pool. Reflecting the hotel’s modern luxury, the Imperial Suite boasts contemporary furniture design, rare decorative concepts and materials to add a futuristic touch to the settings. The Imperial Suite offers the elite traveler a spacious and stylish living room and dining area featuring its own wine cellar. The master bedroom features bright relaxing tones and offers a sauna and Jacuzzi.




  • Square footage: 1,885
  • Nightly rate: $3,860

Michael Metaxas, General Manager

+30 210 890 2000

40 Apollonos Street,Vouliagmeni,16671


Grand Resort Lagonissi

Spread over 72 acres, the Grand Resort Lagonissi has accommodated some of the biggest names in the world, from J-Lo and Mariah Carey to Leonardo Di Caprio.

This spectacular resort has truly been blessed by nature. Situated on a peninsula, its lavish grounds are encircled by the sparkling blue Aegean and its picture perfect sandy coves, making it the ideal sanctuary for those seeking a relaxing holiday. The award-winning resort offers fine dining with its Kohylia Sushi Restaurant and the best relaxation and leisure activities. With its close links to Athens and Piraeus, Grand Resort Lagonissi is a true oasis.


Royal Villa Private Pool

Why we love it: The breathtaking Royal Villa boasts all the luxuries one would expect from a world renowned accommodation. This incredible villa boasts access to a private beach, marina and two swimming pools, indoor and outdoor. The team at the Grand Resort Lagonissi are experts in turning a holiday into paradise and the Royal Villa with its discreet butler service, private chef, message room and steam bath, is the ideal place for the elite traveler to relax and unwind. The wonderfully decorated rooms all open out on to the swimming pool and the sparkling Aegean. The Royal Villa, boasts all the charm and ease of a private home, with added service and attention.




  • Square footage: 4,410
  • Nightly rate: $48,120

Nikos Tzimas, General Manager

+30 229 107 6000

40th km Athens – Sounion, 19010, Attica


View from the Hilton Athens

This wonderfully designed hotel offers everything one would expect from the world¡¦s leading hotel brand, only this time mixed with fantastic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.

Situated close to Syntagma Square, the National Park and the upmarket shopping districts, the Hilton is the perfect place from which to experience both new and ancient Athens. The Hilton Athens underwent an extensive renovation in 2003 and now features the city¡¦s largest hotel outdoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. This fabulous hotel has accommodated personalities such as Willem Dafoe, Placido Domingo, Roberto Benigni, Vladimir Putin and Queen Sofia of Spain.


Presidential Suite dining room

Why we love it: Heads of state, world-renowned artists, captains of industry and sporting champions – all have taken residence in the Hilton Athens hotel’s plush King Presidential Suite. Situated on the top floor of the Hilton Athens hotel, it is perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, or for elite travelers who demand nothing other than sheer extravagance and unadulterated luxury. The King Presidential Suite offers an incomparable hotel experience, with a home-cinema, Jacuzzi overlooking the Acropolis, sauna and full bar, as well as access to the hotel’s stylish Executive Lounge. Finished to the highest possible standards, with every imaginable comfort and amenity, the Presidential Suite features a spacious, beautifully decorated living room and separate dining area, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a dreamily luxurious king-size bed.




  • Square footage: 2,346
  • Nightly rate: $4,300

Bart van de Winkel, General Manager

+30 210 728 1150

46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, 11528



Grand Suite , O&B Athens boutique Hotel


The O&B Athens Boutique Hotel sits in the old scenic streets of athens nestled between two of the most important Ancient Greek sites, the Acropolis Hill and the Agora.

This luxury boutique hotel continues Athens¡¦ fine tradition of innovation by introducing a new sense of style through suave design and the light strokes of class and elegance. The O&B seeks to bring high class service and individuality to the Athenian hotel scene. The rooms feature the latest in video and sound design and are elegantly furnished with a calm sophistication and finished with a marble bathroom, each with its own custom designed glass enclosed wet area. O&B is striving to become the number one boutique hotel in Attica and offers a calm oasis in the beating heart of Athens.

Alexandra Rocou-Pikioni, General Manager

+30 210 331 2940

7 Leokoriou Street, Psiri, Athens, 10554


Superior Room


New Hotel is a deluxe property designed by the Campana Brothers, whose exclusive furniture adorns each room and whose vision has sculpted this wonderful boutique hotel.

New Hotel, has 79 rooms and suites, all featuring strong and authentic Greek designs with the Campana Brothers twist. New Hotel situated just off Syntagma Square, the beating heart of Athens. This new project by Yes Hotels opened in June 2011 and immediately established itself at the forefront of boutique hotels in Athens.

Pavlos Zorbas

+30 210 628 4400

16 Fillelinon Str, 10557 Syntagma


Semiramis Penthouse Studio


The Semiramis was Athens’s first ‘design hotel’ combining contemporary art, innovation and hospitality with all the luxuries one would expect with a Karim Rashid design.

The hotel has 51 rooms, all overlooking the unique shoe-horn shaped pool or with breathtaking views of the city. The Semiramis is located in the elegant Kifissia district, a residential area within walking distance of galleries and boutiques, reinforcing the tranquil ambiance of the building.

Yiannis Liakopoulos, General Manager

+30 210 628 4400

48 Charilaou Trikoupi Street, Kifissia, Athens, 14562


Penthouse Suite Jacu zzi


Periscope is the brain child of ‘Deca Architect’ Alexandros Vaitos, who has designed the rooms to be a combination of ergonomics and urban aesthetics.

The seventh floor Penthouse boasts an outdoor Jacuzzi, with spectacular panoramic views of the nearby Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. Periscope is located in the upmarket neighborhood of Kolonaki, surrounded by galleries and designer shops. This fabulous boutique hotel boasts a real periscope from which it lends its name, whereby guests can take in the spectacular view from the elegant lounge area.

Dimitris Valirakis, General Manager

+30 210 729 7200

22 Haritos Stret, Kolonaki, Athens, 10675



If the heat and the bustling crowds of Athens start to leave you drained, here sits a villa surrounded by the sparkling Aegean whole sole intention is to recharge your batteries.

This haven is situated on the idyllic island of Mykonos, one of the jewels of the Cyclades Islands. Villa Galaxy has four luxury suites built in the Cycladic style, each with its own identity but with the shared purpose of bringing its guests positive energy, inner health, tranquility and relaxation. Villa Galaxy’s professional concierge service offers tailor-made experiences ensuring that the guest’s stay is unforgettable, from their unique True Butler Service to private Soprano performances. Previous guests at this wonderful resort include Philip Treacy, Gordon Ramsay and Christoph von Eschenbach. Mykonos has its own harbor and International airport, leaving it within touching distance of Athens for the elite traveler.

Yiannis Zounalis, Director

+30 228 907 9748

Lemonitra, Mykonos island



This luxurious hideaway is perched on the bluffs of the Aegean Peninsula in Sithonia, in northern Greece, surrounded on all sides by the flawless beauty of Mediterranean Pine Trees, immaculately manicured lawns, white sandy beaches, crystalline seas and azure skies.

The Danai Beach Resort & Villas offers the elite traveler a perfect getaway further afield. This decadent resort boasts a choice of 62 deluxe rooms, but it is the villas that will transport the elite traveler to the next level of sheer relaxation, service and perfection. With private infinity pools, incredible panoramic views of the sea and wonderfully designed rooms, they are the perfect surroundings for an incredible stay. Danai Beach Resort has accommodated some of top celebrities from around the world.


Why we love it: A veritable mansion on the Mediterranean, this two-story villa is unparalleled in sheer size and luxury and provides every possible amenity with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a kitchenette. The living rooms are furnished with a marble fireplace, Saarinen dining table and chairs, plus state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen technology. The bedrooms feature generous walk-in closets, with the en suite bathrooms including a hydro-massage tub, double vanity and separate showers. The terraces are equally spacious and luxurious, spanning the entire villa and reaching out over the sea. The upper level terrace has a heated infinity pool, a dining area for six lit by mosaic lanterns, plush sofas, antique canopy bed and outdoor fireplace, all of which can be enclosed with sliding-glass panels to create more indoor living space when desired.




  • Square footage: 10,225
  • Nightly rate: $13,070

Kimon Riefenstahl, Managing Director

+30 237 502 0400

63088 Nikiti, Sithonia, Halkidiki

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