Are these the most WOW luxury hotels Athens Greece has?

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.

 

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Balcony view luxury hotels Athens Greece
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Balcony view

 

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

The best luxury hotel Athens Greece has is by far Four Seasons Astir Palace, located in a seaside suburb called Vouliagmeni.

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.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Overview luxury hotel Athens Greece
Four Seasons Astir Palace Overview

 

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.

 

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Outside Pool Area
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Outside Pool Area

 

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.

 

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Sun Beds white umbrellas
Four Seasons Astir Palace Sun Beds white umbrellas

 

On-site there is a magnificent spa with 10 treatment rooms, a hammam, a chill shower and an aromatherapy grotto.

 

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Room Bed
Four Seasons Astir Palace Room Bed

 

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, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a luxury hotel Athens Greece is the perfect place to spend your holiday in Greece.

 

Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Outdoor Pool
Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Outdoor Pool

 

The hotel was built in 1874 and completely renovated in 2004 but keeping the initial decor intact, featuring opulent artwork and precious antiques.

 

Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Winter Garden Restaurant
Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Winter Garden Restaurant

 

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.

 

Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Winter Garden Christmas Season
Grande Bretagne Athens Winter Garden Christmas Season

 

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.

 

Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Treatment Room
Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Treatment Room

 

A Wine Library where you can dip into the 3500- strong cellar or take a Greek wine Masterclass is also available at the property.

 

Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens Alexander Lounge Exterior
Grande Bretagne Athens Alexander Lounge Exterior

 

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.

NEW Hotel

Located within walking distance to the National Garden, NEW Hotel Athens is a luxury hotel Athens Greece has 79 rooms overlooking the city.

The hotel is part of the small chain of boutique Greece hotels and is specially designed to inspire a young and enthusiastic vibe.

 

New Hotel Luxury Athens Room
New Hotel Luxury Athens Room

 

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.

 

New Hotel Luxury Restaurant Luxury hotels Athens Greece
New Hotel Luxury Restaurant Luxury hotels Athens Greece

 

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.

 

New Hotel Luxury Hotel Terrace
New Hotel Luxury Hotel Terrace

 

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

Set in a quiet location but still close to the best attractions in the city, shopping areas and nightlife, The Foundry Hotel is definitely a luxury hotel Athens Greece has.

 

The Foundry Hotel Luxury Hotel
The Foundry Hotel Luxury Hotel

 

Monastiraki flea market is just 5 minutes walk away, while the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum is 20 minutes on foot.

 

The Foundry Hotel Overview
The Foundry Hotel Overview

 

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 Foundry Hotel Room King Bed
The Foundry Hotel Room King Bed

 

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.

 

The Foundry Hotel Restaurant
The Foundry Restaurant

 

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.

 

The Foundry Hotel By night
The Foundry Hotel By night

 

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.

 

The Foundry Hotel Delicious Food
The Foundry Delicious Food

 

A breakfast basket is brought on a daily basis into your room and consists of cheese pie, bread and jam, pomegranate juice and cake.

King George

Within walking distance from Athens’ main attractions, King George hotel is by far one of the best luxury hotels Athens Greece has.

 

King George Hotel View
King George Hotel View

 

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.

 

King George Hotel Restaurant Wedding Decoration
King George Restaurant Wedding Decoration

 

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.

 

King George Hotel Luxury Suite Room
King George Luxury Suite Room

 

 

King George Hotel Room with Infinity Pool
King George Room with Infinity Pool

 

But besides this small inconvenience, everything about this hotel is great and worth staying here when in Athens.

 

King George Hotel Acropolis view
King George Acropolis view

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.

Electra Metropolis

Located just a couple of blocks away from the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Square, Electra Metropolis is a great choice for your Athens trip.

 

Electra Kefalonia Hotel
Electra Kefalonia Hotel

 

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.

 

Electra Kefalonia Hotel Luxury Room
Electra Kefalonia Luxury Room

 

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.

 

Electra Metropolis Hotel Luxury Room King Size Bed
Electra Metropolis Hotel Luxury Room King Size Bed

 

The refurbishment process of the building which transformed it into a retro-chic hotel includes vintage photos of Athens and a mid-century design.

 

Electra Kefalonia Hotel Pool
Electra Kefalonia Pool

 

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.

 

Electra Kefalonia Hotel Luxury Room with Terrace
Electra Kefalonia Hotel Luxury Room with Terrace

 

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.

 

Electra Metropolis Hotel Suite
Electra Metropolis Suite

 

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.

Coco-Mat Hotel

CocoMat hotel 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.

 

Coco-Mat Hotel Bed City View
Coco-Mat Hotel Bed City View

 

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.

 

Coco-Mat Hotel Room
Coco-Mat Hotel Room

 

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.

 

Coco-Mat Hotel Terrace City Overview
Coco-Mat Hotel Terrace City Overview

 

Coco-Mat Hotel Suite Living Room
Coco-Mat Suite Living Room

 

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.

 

Coco-Mat Hotel Terrace
Coco-Mat Terrace

 

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 is a luxury hotel in Athens Greece located right in the middle of the city.

 

Divani Caravel Hotel Pool View
Divani Caravel Pool View

 

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.

 

Divani Caravel Hotel Room Living Room
Divani Caravel Hotel Room Living Room

 

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.

 

Divani Caravel Hotel Presidential suite dining room
Divani Caravel Presidential suite dining room

 

Each of the 471 rooms and 44 suites of the hotel offers a harmonious blend of modern convenience and classical charm.

 

Divani Caravel Hotel King Size Bed Room
Divani Caravel King Size Bed Room

 

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.

 

Divani Caravel Hotel Luxury Room King Size Bed
Divani Caravel Luxury Room King Size Bed

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.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi View from above
Grand Resort Lagonissi View from above

 

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.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi The Royal Villa
Grand Resort Lagonissi The Royal Villa

 

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.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi restaurant Beach
Grand Resort Lagonissi restaurant Beach

 

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.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Pool open air Spa
Grand Resort Lagonissi Pool open air Spa

 

The 250 rooms, villas, cabanas and suites have different sizes but good quality furniture, walk-in wardrobes and big bathrooms.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Luxury Room with sea view
Grand Resort Lagonissi Luxury Room with sea view

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Luxury Room
Grand Resort Lagonissi Luxury Room

 

The best rooms available are the Palatial and Majestic Living Suites and villas which have a private pool and designated beach access.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Pool area
Grand Resort Lagonissi Pool area

 

Breakfast is served in the main restaurant called Aphrodite and consists mainly in warm dishes, a good selection of cheese, hams, yoghurts and fruits.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Restaurant breakfast
Grand Resort Lagonissi Restaurant breakfast

 

The other restaurants from the property are Ouzeri which serves traditional Greek food and Kohylia with Asian specialities.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Romantic Dinner
Grand Resort Lagonissi Romantic Dinner

 

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.

Conclusion

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.

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi Exterior Area with Sea view
Grand Resort Lagonissi Exterior Area with Sea view

 

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!

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