Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel, Athens

4.9 (13 reviews) · Luxury
Modern rooms in central luxury hotel with ancient ruins, spa, and clear Acropolis rooftop view

Overview

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 for couples, families, or groups. A small rooftop pool and restaurant offer an incredible Acropolis view, which guests can also enjoy from some rooms. A spa, gym, sauna, and indoor pool are also available to help travelers relax in this busy hub of Athens, where archaeological sites are all within walking distance.

Kimkim's Take

Olivia
Olivia Typaldos kimkim staff
Based on kimkim staff visit, October 2022 (Learn more)
Pros
  • The rooftop pool and restaurant have one of the best Acropolis views around.
  • Explore the history of the hotel's foundation by checking out the 2500-year-old wall in the basement or visiting the 16th-century chapel next to the lobby.
  • Those with mobility needs can book one of the two ADA-compatible rooms.
  • The central location on Mitropoleos Street means that Syntagma, Monastiraki, and the Acropolis are all easily accessible.
Cons
  • The rooftop pool is small and can get full quickly, so book a sunbed to ensure you get a prime spot.
  • The hotel's central location is quite busy, so higher floor rooms may be more peaceful but all of the rooms are sufficiently soundproofed.

Authenticity

While the Electra Metropolis opened in 2017, its roots go back a bit further. The building was constructed in 1959 and served as the home for the Ministry of Education for decades before its transformation into a luxury hotel. That modern history appears throughout in its contemporary and considered design, while its more ancient history is on display as soon as you walk up to the entrance.

The hotel has been built around a tiny 16th-century chapel, which stands between the Electra Metropolis' exterior pillars. It's one of the more memorable displays of the ancient and modern colliding in Athens. Guests can venture down to the basement to go back further in time and see part of the 2,500-year-old Themistoclean Wall that once encircled Athens.

Location

One doesn't really get a more central location than the Electra Metropolis, which is on Mitropoleos Street just a few blocks down from Syntagma Square. Popular shopping street Ermou is one block over, where travelers can peruse a variety of shops in a car-free zone. The Acropolis and Monastiraki Square are both just 10 minutes away on foot.

Rooms & Bathrooms

216 clean and contemporary rooms offer options for couples, families or groups, and people with mobility needs. Triple and connecting rooms are available for larger parties and Acropolis view rooms bring the ancient world right into your bed. Book the Acropolis Suite to enjoy that view from various spaces, like the balcony or even bathroom. Images of historic Greece and original artwork add something more personal and warm to rooms.

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 5-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +30 2141006200
Hotel address icon Mitropoleos 15
Free wifi
Travelers often mention

Summarized by AI based on kimkim traveler reviews

Amazing Acropolis View

The hotel offers incredible views of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant and bar. Guests frequently mentioned the breathtaking and fantastic views as a highlight of their stay. (7 mentions)

“Incredible view of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant.” — Jenifer B.
Excellent Location

The hotel is centrally located, making it easy to walk to major attractions and neighborhoods like Psyris. Guests appreciated not needing cabs and found the location convenient for their trips. (6 mentions)

“amazing location” — Zian S.
Delicious Breakfast Experience

Guests enjoyed the breakfast, describing it as huge, great, and delicious. The breakfast often includes a breathtaking view, making the morning experience magical. (4 mentions)

“Breakfast with breathtaking views” — Zian S.
Modern and Clean Rooms

Rooms were frequently mentioned as being clean, very nice, and comfortable. The modern design and cleanliness of the rooms received positive feedback from guests. (3 mentions)

“The rooms were VERY nice.” — Rebecca C.

Traveler Reviews

13 total ratings, 9 with reviews
4.9
Feature ratings
Authenticity & Character
4.8
Location
4.9
Staff
4.9
Cleanliness & Comfort
4.8
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Zian S.
Kensington, NY | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2023
Great service and amazing location. Breakfast with breathtaking views. Read more

Great service and amazing location. Breakfast with breathtaking views.

Authenticity & Character
Location
city center
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in August 2023
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Megin E.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023
Electra Metropolis –The Electra Metropolis was an excellent hotel for our first nights in Greece. overall location, quality and am views from rooftop breakfast--this made our first morning in Athens magical. excellent location, very happy with rooms/accommodation. We had an executive rm and a standard ( 2 adults and 2 teen boys..15,18) – the seating in the executive room was a nice addition as we settled in to trip and time change. The rooftop pool and restaurant were truly special -tho... Read more

Electra Metropolis –The Electra Metropolis was an excellent hotel for our first nights in Greece. overall location, quality and am views from rooftop breakfast--this made our first morning in Athens magical. excellent location, very happy with rooms/accommodation. We had an executive rm and a standard ( 2 adults and 2 teen boys..15,18) – the seating in the executive room was a nice addition as we settled in to trip and time change. The rooftop pool and restaurant were truly special -tho the pool was crowded in the afternoon.

Authenticity & Character
Just a nice urban hotel - loved rooftop restaurant for breakfast and pool
Location
views of acropolis, walkable to major sights
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in June 2023
Jenifer
Jenifer B.
Chandlersville, OH | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023
Incredible view of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant. The pool was nice for cooling off in the afternoons. The location was fantastic - no need for cabs, we walked everywhere! Great breakfast. Read more

Incredible view of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant. The pool was nice for cooling off in the afternoons. The location was fantastic - no need for cabs, we walked everywhere! Great breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in June 2023
Rebecca
Rebecca C.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023
Sleek, modern hotel with views of the Parthenon. Huge spread for breakfast. The rooms were VERY nice. Read more

Sleek, modern hotel with views of the Parthenon. Huge spread for breakfast. The rooms were VERY nice.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel was built on ruins and in certain parts, you can see them through the floor
Location
Lots to do in the area. Walked to the Acropolis and many other ruins
Staff
Very helpful and recommended fantastic places to go and restaurants
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in October 2022
Lori
Lori I.
Sarasota, FL | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022
Comfortable, clean and spectacular rooftop bar, pool and restaurant with views of Acropolis. Centrally located. Read more

Comfortable, clean and spectacular rooftop bar, pool and restaurant with views of Acropolis. Centrally located.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in September 2022
Laura
Laura S.
Broomfield, CO | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022
High end tourist hotel in the heart of the city. Was our last night in Athens and for our trip and having such a fancy accommodating space was great. Fantastic views of the Acropolis and easy walking to the Psyris neighborhood. Read more

High end tourist hotel in the heart of the city. Was our last night in Athens and for our trip and having such a fancy accommodating space was great. Fantastic views of the Acropolis and easy walking to the Psyris neighborhood.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
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Stayed in July 2022
Renee
Renee M.
Wailuku, HI | Reviewed on May 17, 2022
Welcoming staff, great location, delicious breakfast with amazing view! Read more

Welcoming staff, great location, delicious breakfast with amazing view!

Tips for future travelers

Close to the Parliament and park. Late night restaurant/bar is close. Good shopping & wandering.

Authenticity & Character
Classic hotel
Location
View from breakfast. Walkable area. Food available nearby.
Staff
We were directed after midnight to a local "watering hole" that was open to wind down after our long flight.
Cleanliness & Comfort
It met our over-night needs.
Stayed in April 2022
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navdeep a.
Burke, VA | Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022
Great hotel with amazing staff. Awesome view from the rooftop balcony. Read more

Great hotel with amazing staff. Awesome view from the rooftop balcony.

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Stayed in March 2022
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Pawanprit S.
Wolf Trap, VA | Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022
Services was great and food and drinks were also great. Clean rooms! Read more

Services was great and food and drinks were also great. Clean rooms!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to all the shops and activities, restaurants.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in March 2022

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 5-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +30 2141006200
Hotel address icon Mitropoleos 15
Free wifi