Athens is the historical capital of Europe and one of the best places to start your Greek vacation and get spoiled into one of the most luxury hotels Athens Greece has.
The city has a very long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age with splendid monuments, ancient streets and great taverns.
Many of classical civilization’s intellectual and artistic ideas originated here and the city is considered by many the birthplace of Western civilization.
The city is a very interesting mix of the ancient world and modern civilization with its old streets and ancient buildings standing right next to luxurious hotels, fancy restaurants and huge shopping centres.
With more than 10.000 hotels and apartments available for tourists interested in visiting this interesting city, Athens is a great place to go especially if you are interested in history.
In this article, I will show you the best hotels to stay in Athens based on people reviews and my experience when I travelled to Greece.
Luxury hotels Athens Greece
Four Seasons Astir Palace
This amazing resort which hosted personalities like Onassis, Sinatra or Bardot is nested on a pine-clad peninsula about half an hour from Athens International Airport.
There is a large variety of beaches and seaside dining options to explore along the Athens Riviera or you can hire a boat to reach a beautiful Greek island after you have had enough of Athens.
More than 700 staff members, all of them smiling, are willing to help you and give you the best advice about how you can spend your time here.
The facilities of this amazing hotel are one of the best: three private coves and 2 pools surrounded by a 300 metres boardwalk dotted with lounges and cabanas are waiting for you to relax.
On-site there is a magnificent spa with 10 treatment rooms, a hammam, a chill shower and an aromatherapy grotto.
There are 8 restaurants and bars which serve a large variety of dishes from international and local cuisine, together with one of the best wines and cocktails from all over Greece.
Hotel Grande Bretagne
Centrally located in Athens city centre, in Syntagma Square right near the Parliament, Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens is a luxury hotel Athens Greece is the perfect place to spend your holiday in Greece.
The hotel was built in 1874 and completely renovated in 2004 but keeping the initial decor intact, featuring opulent artwork and precious antiques.
All accommodation of one of the most luxury hotels Athens Greece has features sumptuous fabrics, original artwork and restored antiques from Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
On this Athens hotel, there are two great restaurants, two swimming pools (one indoor and one outdoor), a fully equipped gym and an amazing spa with multiple awards.
A Wine Library where you can dip into the 3500- strong cellar or take a Greek wine Masterclass is also available at the property.
This is a child-friendly hotel which treats the little ones with the same deference as their parents.
Disposable bottles, high chairs and professional babysitters are available on request as well as a Kid’s Menu with burgers, pizza, grilled fish and seasonal veggies.
The hotel is part of the small chain of boutique Greece hotels and is specially designed to inspire a young and enthusiastic vibe.
All the 79 rooms which feature Heavenly Bed mattresses and O-Live toiletries are a very modern design inspired by the modern face of the city.
The centrepiece of the hotel is the Penthouse which features an outdoor bed with an amazing view of the city, a generous indoor living room with dining area and contemporary bedrooms.
On-site there are two restaurants and a rooftop Art Lounge bar which offers one of the best views of the Acropolis and of the city itself.
Guests can relax at the New Sense Spa which offers a wide range of massages and treatments including a one and a half hour full-body treatment.
The Foundry Hotel
Monastiraki flea market is just 5 minutes walk away, while the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum is 20 minutes on foot.
This boutique hotel was built in 1930 and has served as a stable, theatre and Greek font foundry and was completely renovated by architects Miltos Portokalis, Efi Malandraki and her husband Marios Koullouros.
The original features including exposed brick and mortar ceilings, floor to ceiling Crittal windows and handmade ceramic lights were kept intact even after the renovation.
A wall of antique books welcomes you to the lobby of one of the most amazing luxury hotels Athens Greece has.
On the facade, exposed stone walls are interspersed with pockets of vertical garden, a splash of greenery amid the urban grit.
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There are only 12 apartments on-site and each of them is unique and has a different layout and style.
What they have in common are the high ceilings, hardwood floors and open-plan kitchens.
There is no restaurant on-site, but drinks and snacks can be served on the roof terrace from where you can admire the beautiful city of Athens.
A breakfast basket is brought on a daily basis into your room and consists of cheese pie, bread and jam, pomegranate juice and cake.
This luxury hotel Athens Greece hosted celebrities like Marlyn Monroe and Madonna and impressed with its opulent interiors with marble, antique chairs and Murano chandeliers.
The hotel is part of the Marriott’s Luxury Collection and has everything you could ask from a 5-star hotel: great services, amazing spa and high-class restaurant.
What I personally don’t like about this hotel is that the only pool they have is just for the Penthouse Suite guests, and the rest of the hotel guests are invited to go to the nearby hotel pool, Grande Bretagne.
But besides this small inconvenience, everything about this hotel is great and worth staying here when in Athens.
The rooms are spacious and nice with stencilled ceilings, mahogany desk and herringbone floors.
The bed linens and the amenities are of good quality while the view of your window over the city is just amazing.
Located just a couple of blocks away from the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Square, Electra Metropolis is a great choice for your Athens trip.
This central Athens hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars and cafes while the main shopping street from the city, the Pedestrian Ermou is just one block away.
The 10 storey building was built in 1959 and houses the Ministry of Education until a few years ago when it was transformed into a hotel.
The refurbishment process of the building which transformed it into a retro-chic hotel includes vintage photos of Athens and a mid-century design.
The centrepiece of the hotel is the rooftop pool which is opened on a daily basis from 11 am to 7pm.
Other facilities included by the hotel are a gym, a sauna, a hammam and a spa centre located in the basement.
There are nine categories of rooms, from the standard room the Acropolis Suites which have a private balcony and an amazing view of the Acropolis.
All the rooms are sound-proofed has TV, Nespresso machines as well as a minibar, bathrobes and slippers and Korres amenities.
Breakfast is served on the upper floor in a beautiful roof garden terrace overlooking the Acropolis and consist of International products as well as Greek specialities.
The rooms are a little bit pricey with the lowest price in the low season when it starts from 180 euros per night.
Cocomat Hotel Athens is a pretty new hotel located right in the heart of Athens, in the modern district of Kolonaki and combines the contemporary urban style with the traditional Greek hospitality.
The CocoMat company was founded in 1989 with the main purpose of producing beds and furniture, and just by 2012 they opened the hotel, so expect to very comfortable beds and good night sleep.
On-site there are 42 rooms of three types, all displayed on multiple storeys and the design hotel was inspired by Asia, Europe and New York.
At the restaurant, guests can try some very delicious courses and enjoy a modern version of Greek hospitality, homemade food, a wide range of reinterpreted Greek specialities, all made from organic products, local herbs and fresh fruits.
The centrepiece of the hotel is the rooftop terrace which is located on the 7th floor and offers amazing views of the Acropolis.
Divani Caravel Hotel
Just five minutes on foot by the Evangelismos metro station, Divani Caravel Hotel Athens is a luxury hotel in Athens Greece located right in the middle of the city.
All the major attractions from Athens are within minutes walk from here: the National Art Gallery, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Athens Concert Hall and the Byzantine & Christian Museum.
The common areas of the hotel, the lobby, the restaurants and the shops have an open area plan and are decorated in discreet tones of brown.
The floors are from marble and the ceilings are high giving you the impression of space and luxury.
Each of the 471 rooms and 44 suites of the hotel offers a harmonious blend of modern convenience and classical charm.
The suites are elegant and have a colonial vibe, complete with Rattan chairs and cowhide rugs.
Some of them have an amazing view of the sea and the Acropolis while others over Mt Hymettus and Athens city.
On-site you can find two stylish restaurants, Brown’s Bar Restaurant which serves Mediterranean cuisine and Amalia restaurant where breakfast is served.
Grand Resort Lagonissi
Located in a private peninsula off the main road from Athens to Cape Sounio (the perfect destination for a day trip from Athens), Grand Resort Lagonissi is one of the most luxury hotels in Athens Greece.
You can reach it only by car and it is 40 minutes drive from the Acropolis and 30 minutes away from the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio.
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The hotel was opened in 1963 and was one of the best of its kind with private access and amazing scenery.
The interiors are classic, with dark marble, Murano glass chandeliers, heavy wood furnishing and colourful sunflowers in vases.
The reception staff is very friendly and ready to help you if you have any questions or need advice in planning your trips.
The highlight of the area is the amazing beach with turquoise waters where you can spend the whole day perfecting your tan.
The facilities of the hotel include a wellness centre with a few treatment rooms, a steam room and an outdoor pool, as well as a fully equipped gym room overlooking the sea.
The 250 rooms, villas, cabanas and suites have different sizes but good quality furniture, walk-in wardrobes and big bathrooms.
The best rooms available are the Palatial and Majestic Living Suites and villas which have a private pool and designated beach access.
Breakfast is served in the main restaurant called Aphrodite and consists mainly in warm dishes, a good selection of cheese, hams, yoghurts and fruits.
The other restaurants from the property are Ouzeri which serves traditional Greek food and Kohylia with Asian specialities.
The food is good and so the setting; try the foie gras with smoked ell, avocado and caviar or the crab rangoon in the light crispy dough.
These are the best luxury hotels in Athens Greece has which will definitely make your stay a wonderful experience.
Some of them are located right in the heart of the city, while others are nested on the Athens Riviera.
Pick the one suits you most and hurry up and book your room as they are likely to sell out soon!
Athens is a very popular destination among tourists from all over the world and everything was to be treated like Gods when in Greece!