Photo courtesy of A for Athens
Photo courtesy of A for Athens
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A for Athens, Athens

Chic boutique hotel with Acropolis views, contemporary rooms, and rooftop dining

Overview

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. The hotel's modern minimalist rooms are bright places to relax after a day of exploring, especially if you snag one with a panoramic Acropolis view. The highlight is the rooftop bar and restaurant, where you can indulge in Greek cuisine or enjoy a cocktail while soaking in the clear views of Athens.

Kimkim's Take

Pros
  • The hotel's historic 1960s building combines a modern minimalist design with Greek accents like marble pillars, creating an elegant and atmospheric space.
  • Rooms are bright and inviting and some include Acropolis views for something extra special.
  • The hotel's location in Monastiraki puts you within easy access of Athens' historic sites, plus an array of restaurants, shops, and bars.
  • The rooftop bar and restaurant is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a side of panoramic Acropolis views.
Cons
  • This central city location can be quite noisy at times, but the hotel has taken soundproofing measures to mitigate this.
  • If you're an early riser, please note that the breakfast doesn't start until 8:30 am but that means you can get a bit of extra time for the day's adventures.

Authenticity

A for Athens offers a blend of contemporary elegance and traditional Greek allure, set in a building that dates back to the 1960s. The hotel's interior includes marble pillars, hardwood floors, and modern art that evoke a different era of Athens' history, which offers a nice juxtaposition to the surrounding area of ancient ruins and sites. A sense of authenticity runs throughout the hotel, from the local ingredients used in its rooftop restaurant to the Greek motifs seen in the design and aesthetic.

Location

Enjoy access to all of Athens' significant sites from this central location in Monastiraki. If you're looking to explore Athens by foot, you can walk to the Acropolis in 15 minutes or the Temple of Zeus in 20. The ancient Agora is less than five minutes away, as is Hadrian's Library. The hotel is also just a block from the Monastiraki metro, making it easy to discover Athens' various neighborhoods. 

Rooms & Bathrooms

The rooms at A for Athens are inviting with their contemporary, minimalist style accented by plush furnishings, modern art pieces, and Greek-themed details. They're bright, with big windows letting in natural light, and Acropolis-view suites give you a direct line to Athens' most iconic monument. Bathrooms are modern with wall-to-wall tiling and walk-in showers, offering a relaxing escape at the end of the day. For further relaxation, check out the Blue Suite, with a freestanding tub with Acropolis views and a wrap-around terrace. Other suites may include amenities like a hammam shower or outdoor Jacuzzi.

Other Highlights

The rooftop bar and restaurant at A for Athens is a standout feature, offering a breakfast buffet and a la carte dining against the backdrop of the Acropolis. The cuisine focuses on Greek dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, and the bar has a full cocktail menu along with an impressive selection of Greek wines. This space, with its contemporary decor and sleek furniture, is a haven for guests to unwind and savor the Athenian skyline from dawn until well into the night.

Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +30 2103244244
Hotel address icon 2-4, Miaouli street, Monastiraki
Free wifi

Traveler Reviews

Scott
Scott M.
The Woodlands, TX | Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023
Was unsure based on the outside... stepped inside and was blown away. Stayed in the red suite and loved it. Rooftop cocktails at sunset were amazing! Read more

Was unsure based on the outside... stepped inside and was blown away. Stayed in the red suite and loved it. Rooftop cocktails at sunset were amazing!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The bar is perfect
Cleanliness & Comfort
top notch
Stayed in June 2023