Hotels in Athens
Athens’s landmark hotel is a local legend. During WWII, a busboy saved Winston Churchill’s life by disarming a bomb in the basement. Three separate actors who played James Bond have stayed here, as have royalty and various heads of state.
This huge complex on a private peninsula jutting out into the Saronic Gulf is a legendary resort (look for its bungalows in classic Greek films of the 1960s) that has had a major makeover in the last few years.
Neoclassical hotel with 102 individually decorated rooms, in the center of Athens, just off Constitution Square.
Grand, contemporary white-stone building with the largest hotel rooms (averaging 810 square feet) in Athens.
Centrally located beside Omonia Square, the Alassia hotel provides affordable accommodations within walking distance of Plaka (old town) and tourist attractions like the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
This seven-story property rises above a winding stretch of coastline between Athens and Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon. The 88 rooms are stylishly sparse: pale wood furniture, crisp white bedding, opaque curtains.
Though not in the crushing center of Athens, this expansive boutique hotel offers much more than just back-door entry to the Acropolis.
The best views are of the 76 rooms themselves at this witty and whimsical graffiti-artist-decorated boutique hotel.
At Fresh Hotel, color is key: hot pinks, neon oranges, and cherry reds pop up everywhere, from the check-in desk to the bedside vases. The hotel’s 133 rooms follow the standard minimalist guidelines—plastic furniture, Eames chairs, and Artemide bedside lighting.
Some of Greece’s most influential names—including Greek Vogue fashion director Michalis Pantos—are behind the design of this hotel. The 110 rooms (some fuchsia and dark green; others sky blue and brown) have faux tiger-skin rugs, while Room 415 is painted with a mural of winged angels.
The periscope mounted on top of this 21-room boutique hotel in elegant Kolonaki means even the ground-floor bar gets an aerial view of Athens (displayed on a TV screen).
Rooms in this 1898 former residence with ornate Rococo embellishments are romantic Belle Époque fantasies that fly in the face of minimalist chic. Even the location—opposite the Mitrópoli cathedral on the border of Plaka, with a pedestrian street on one side—is steeped in old Athens.