Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel, Athens
Modern rooms in central luxury hotel with ancient ruins, spa, and clear Acropolis rooftop view
Great service and amazing location. Breakfast with breathtaking views.
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... 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... Read more
Sleek, modern hotel with views of the Parthenon. Huge spread for breakfast. The rooms were VERY nice.
Comfortable, clean and spectacular rooftop bar, pool and restaurant with views of Acropolis. Centrally located.
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 a stone's throw away.
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- 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.
- 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.
AuthenticityWhile 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.
LocationOne 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 & Bathrooms216 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.