Athens Hotels

Insights from kimkim local specialists for our hand-selected hotels in Athens, Greece
Athens may be known for the Acropolis and as the birthplace of democracy, but its history and culture go beyond the ancient, and kimkim's handpicked hotels reflect that. For example, Electra Metropolis blends the ancient and the modern in its 1950s building constructed around a 16th-century chapel, offering contemporary rooms with Acropolis views. If you're interested in Greece's famous hospitality, check out Sweet Home Hotel, a family-run boutique hotel in Plaka that really does feel like home. Or, for a totally different experience, try The Foundry Suites, a stylish industrial space with the best rooftop garden in the city (with an Acropolis view, of course).
Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
5.0
(10)
· Luxury
This 1959 building built around a 16th-century chapel and on the 2500-year-old ruins of an ancient wall now holds 216 clean and contemporary rooms. Centrally located just a few blocks from Syntagma Square, the Electra Metropolis brings the ancient world to a modern luxury setting that's perfect...
Photo courtesy of Elia Ermou Hotel.
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
4.7
(35)
· Comfort
Elia Ermou offers bright light, spacious rooms, and a perfect view of the Acropolis from its rooftop and several rooms. Those wanting a more up-close look of the Acropolis can be at the foot of the Parthenon in just 10 minutes. Elia Ermou boasts a juxtaposing position of both being in the center...
Photo courtesy of Sweet Home Hotel.
Sweet Home Hotel
4.7
(46)
· Mid-range
Watching guests stop to hug the hotel owner before they leave tells you all you need to know about the Sweet Home Hotel. Family is present in all aspects of this 17-room hotel, from its position as a family-run business to the owner's vintage family photos that greet you when you walk in. Sweet...
Photo courtesy of Athens Manor.
Athens Manor Houses
4.7
(11)
· Comfort
Located in the area of Syntagma, the Athens Manor is made up of three separate buildings that offer guests decently sized rooms in the middle of Athens’ bustling city center. 24 rooms are available across the three Neo-Classical buildings, which are all within a two-block radius of each other,...
Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel
4.9
(7)
· Luxury
Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel combines comfort with an experience of local Athenian culture in its central location in the vibrant neighborhood of Psyri. The Acropolis, Syntagma Square, and Monastiraki are all less than 15 minutes away on foot, which makes this hotel ideal for exploring Athens. The...
Photo courtesy of The Foundry Hotel.
The Foundry Suites
5.0
(5)
· Comfort
The Foundry has one of the best rooftop gardens in Athens, but it's just one of many things that sets this 12-suite hotel apart. Located in a former foundry that dates back to 1930, the hotel has large rooms that feel more like modern suites or apartments. Each room has a full kitchen, and some...
Photo courtesy of Oniro City.
Oniro City
5.0
(5)
· Comfort
The Oniro City is in a Neo-classical building that fits right into the surrounding area of Kolonaki. This 18-room hotel opened in 2019 and offers a mix of standard rooms and suites for differing group sizes. The lobby smells great, which gives a spa-like feel when you first walk in. While some of...
Photo courtesy of NLH Monastiraki
NLH Monastiraki
4.5
(28)
· Comfort
This boutique hotel is in a neoclassical building with marble and iron-wrought balconies, ancient stone-lined walls, and a rooftop view of the Acropolis that all give a historical feel to the NLH Monastiraki's 36 clean and modern rooms. Tourist attractions like the Acropolis and Monastiraki...
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Herodion Hotel
4.8
(5)
· Comfort
Situated just next to the Acropolis Museum in the neighborhood of Koukaki, the Herodion Hotel offers a 4-star experience and one of the most fantastic rooftop views of the Acropolis in all of Athens. The hotel’s 90 rooms vary from standard to family rooms to suites and guests can enjoy a variety...
Photo courtesy of Ava Hotel & Suites.
AVA Boutique Hotel
4.8
(5)
· Comfort
The AVA Boutique Hotel sits off a side street in Plaka, just directly in front of Hadrian’s Arch and under the rock of the Acropolis. The hotel’s 16 rooms are more like large apartments with peaceful balcony views and full kitchens for those who want to spend a night in and make a home-cooked...
Photo courtesy of Home and Poetry Hotel.
Home and Poetry
4.6
(8)
· Comfort
The Home and Poetry Hotel is located almost exactly between the Acropolis and Hadrian’s Gate, which makes it a great choice for those who want to be within easy reach of Athens’ most recognizable ancient sites. This former Neo-Classical home includes 16 rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop...
Urban Frame Hotel
4.6
(8)
· Comfort
The Urban Frame feels almost like an upscale hostel with private rooms. Its location in the middle of Athens means you’re really in it here, and while the hotel doesn’t offer a lot in the way of amenities, its inclusion of bedding from luxury Greek brand Cocomat means you’ll at least get a good...
Electra Palace Athens
5.0
(3)
· Luxury
The Electra Palace Athens in Plaka is one of the city's original luxury hotels. The hotel's major draw is its rooftop pool, which offers an unrivaled view of the Acropolis. Its 150 rooms include larger suites and connecting rooms, so couples and families will all find something here. Other...
Photo courtesy of Coco-Mat Athens BC.
COCO-MAT Athens BC
5.0
(3)
· Luxury
COCO-MAT is a Greek bedding company founded in 1989 that expanded to the hotel business and COCO-MAT Athens BC is its most recent addition, which opened in 2019. Located just a block away from the Acropolis Museum and five minutes from the Acropolis itself, the 110 rooms of the COCO-MAT Athens BC...
Athens Ivy Suites
5.0
(3)
· Comfort
Situated on Mitropoleos Street near Syntagma Square, the Athens Ivy Suites is less than 10 minutes away from the bustling shops of Ermou Street and the historic neighborhoods of Plaka, Thissio, and Monastiraki. The Acropolis and its museum are 10 minutes away on foot, making this hotel ideal for...
Photo courtesy of Noble Suites.
Noble Suites
4.8
(4)
· Comfort
If you're looking to wake up, step outside, and be at the Acropolis in less than a minute, then the Noble Suites is for you. This 1901 neoclassical landmark building houses five rooms and is characterized by marble flourishes, high ceilings, and replicas of furniture from Althorp, Princess...
Photo courtesy of Grande Bretagne
Grande Bretagne Hotel
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
The Grande Bretagne is Athens' oldest hotel, whose neoclassical facade is one of the most recognizable in the city. First opened in 1874, this landmark has maintained its reputation as one of the most luxurious thanks to its elegant 19th century style in its 320 rooms, fantastic rooftop Acropolis...
Photo courtesy of The Gatsby.
Gatsby Athens Hotel
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
The five-star boutique hotel of the Gatsby Athens is all about the customized, curated experience rendered through the lens of the 1920s decadence of The Great Gatsby. Lounge in a leather armchair, watch a movie on your room's projector, or press the "dare button" to receive a personalized...
Photo courtesy of The Zillers
The Zillers Boutique Hotel
4.4
(5)
· Comfort
This 10-room boutique hotel is housed in a building designed by famed architect Ernest Ziller, the force behind the National Theater of Greece, Presidential Mansion, and other notable sites in Athens. Situated just across from the Metropolitan Cathedral bordering Plaka, the Zillers has a rooftop...
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A for Athens
5.0
(1)
· Comfort
A for Athens is a boutique hotel that combines an elegant contemporary style with traditional Greek details in the historic neighborhood of Monastiraki. Step outside into one of Athens' most vibrant areas, filled with restaurants, shops, and ancient ruins, all under the shadow of the Acropolis....
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V1935 Luxurious Apartments
5.0
(1)
· Comfort
The V1935 offers guests a surprising amount of peace and space considering its central location just a few blocks from Syntagma Square. The nine studios and apartments make the V1935 ideal for those staying in Athens for longer durations or who want something different from the standard hotel...
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Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection
5.0
(1)
· Luxury
Inspired by ancient Greek philosophy, the Academias Hotel is a modern-day academy in a luxury hotel setting on the border of Kolonaki. Weekly discussions inspired by Plato's Dialogues and daily reading time where guests are encouraged to shut off their phones and borrow books from the hotel bring...
Photo courtesy of AthensWas.
AthensWas
4.5
(2)
· Luxury
While the AthensWas is literally overshadowed by the Acropolis, which stands just 250 meters away, the hotel is committed to showing a different side of Athens: that from the 1970s and ‘80s. The 21 rooms of this five-star luxury boutique hotel are all designed to maintain the retro feel of this...
Photo courtesy of Perianth Hotel
Perianth Hotel
4.5
(2)
· Comfort
Athenian modernism comes to life in this 1930s landmark building that's now a 38-room boutique hotel. Located in the vibrant Agia Irini Square next to Psiri, the hotel offers a peaceful stay in beautifully designed art deco rooms that are perfect for couples, families, and groups. Acropolis views...
Ergon House
4.5
(2)
· Comfort
Ergon began as a high quality deli showcasing local Greek products and it’s only natural that this beautiful eating space – called the Agora – expanded to include a hotel above it. The 38 rooms of this four-star hotel all incorporate local Greek products as well. Located on busy Mitropoleos...
Live in Athens, Psyrri Central Apartments
4.5
(2)
· Mid-range
Located in the vibrant area of Psyri, Live in Athens offers a central base to explore the city. You'll find numerous shops, bars, and restaurants in the neighborhood, while Monastiraki Metro Station is just a 5-minute walk away. The Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora of Athens, and Syntagma Square...
Photo courtesy of Acropolis Hill Hotel.
Acropolis Hill Hotel
4.1
(9)
· Budget
The Acropolis Hill Hotel sits at the foot of the pine-covered Filopappou Hill, which is next to the Acropolis. This 37-room hotel offers basic rooms of varying sizes, but what sets it apart is its peaceful location, panoramic rooftop view that looks upon the Acropolis, Mount Hymmetus, and the...
Photo courtesy of Athens Gate Hotel.
Athens Gate
4.0
(3)
· Mid-range
The family-run Athens Gate sits directly opposite of the Temple of Zeus and it takes advantage of this location: Nearly every one of its 99 rooms has a view of this famous archaeological site or the Acropolis. Meanwhile, the rooftop restaurant offers a more panoramic vista that also includes the...
Photo courtesy of Athens Flair.
Athens Flair
4.0
(1)
· Comfort
Nestled on a pedestrian street over a favorite Kolonaki hangout, the four-star Athens Flair feels like a beautiful Neo-classical home. The hotel’s six bright suites offer historic touches like the former owner’s vintage furniture. Since this is a landmark building, it has to be preserved in its...
Photo courtesy of St. George Lycabettus
St George Lycabettus
Luxury
Located in the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki at the bottom of Lycabettus Hill, this luxury boutique hotel offers breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the city. Unique amenities include a cinema, art gallery, yoga classes, and a rooftop pool and restaurant. Couples can relax in rooms with...

Hotel Advice for Athens, Greece

The Acropolis is visible from the Athens Gate's panoramic rooftop restaurant (photo courtesy of Athens Gate Hotel)
The 11 Best Acropolis View Hotels

For many, Athens is synonymous with the Acropolis, an epic point of reference to orient yourself in Europe's second oldest city. While many hotels are focused on the famous landmark, a select few have the best and most unforgettable views of this 2,500-year-old Temple of Athena. These include rooftop terraces with panoramic vistas, lush gardens that add a respite from the bustling city life, and rooms with direct views of the Parthenon.

Live in a historic neoclassical home (photo courtesy of Athens Flair)
The 11 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Athens

When looking for a mid-range hotel in Athens, the options are as diverse as the city's 3,400 years of history. These accommodations offer different experiences and amenities for all types of travelers without breaking the bank or sacrificing comfort. Experience the past in landmark buildings, take in Acropolis views from rooftops, private Jacuzzis, and terraces, or taste a variety of Greek cuisine in these mid-range hotels that bring you the best Athens has to offer.

Relax on the rooftop admiring the views of Athens (photo courtesy of Foundry Suites)
The Best Boutique Hotels in Athens

As Europe's second oldest city, Athens has been an intersection of history, culture, and cuisine for millennia. Not surprisingly, its hotels reflect different aspects beyond the ancient Greek ones. Whether you're looking for an old European atmosphere, a gastronomy-focused hotel, or a modern 21st-century experience in the heart of the historic center, you can find what you need in these best hotels in Athens.

Take in views of the Temple of Zeus right from your room (photo courtesy of Athens Gate)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels in Athens

Athens is rich in history and culture, and the city makes these and other elements accessible for travelers with all kinds of budgets. The best standard hotels in Athens are affordable, and offer stays that are anything but standard. Instead, these options highlight the city's best aspects, whether with views of the Acropolis and other ancient sites, the warmth of Greek hospitality, or perfectly preserved historic buildings that bring the past to the modern era.

Indulge in oppulent luxury everywhere you turn in Athens' oldest hotel (photo courtesy of Grande Bretagne)
The 8 Best Luxury Hotels in Athens

In a city as historic as Athens, it's not surprising to discover that many of the best luxury hotels bring the past to life. Each hotel incorporates the city's offerings in different ways that will appeal to couples, families, and groups alike. Time travel to the 19th century with a stay in an opulent neoclassical landmark building, take in Acropolis views from your room or a rooftop pool, or engage in a lively discussion in a philosophy-inspired hotel.

Enjoy a panoramic view with breakfast (photo courtesy of AthensWas)
The 6 Best Hotels Near the Acropolis

Athens is an exciting city for different reasons, but for many travelers, the Acropolis pulls them in the most. While numerous hotels have fantastic views of the Acropolis, a handful have the added benefit of being close to the site. These include features like rooftop pools overlooking the Parthenon, romantic atmospheres for couples, and spacious rooms for families, and all are within 10 minutes walking distance of the Acropolis.

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