Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece, has been a popular tourist destination since antiquity. One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens is home to some of the most archaic and impressive architecture in the world. The Acropolis, arguably Athens’ most famous landmark, dates back to the fifth century BC. Below you will find hotels in Athens Greece with a focus on penthouses, along with some of the best nearby local attractions. Hotels in Athens Greece truly are exciting to ponder, but first let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.
For 5,000 years mankind has inhabited the area around Athens, with the oldest evidence coming from the Cave of Schist, dating to about 9,000 BC. The Athenians, throughout early history, were burdened by invasions from the Persian Empire. Lionized by popular culture, the Battle of Thermopylae, during which King Leonidas and around 7,000 Greeks attempted to fend off the likes of, perhaps, as much as 300,000 Persians, resulted in a Greek defeat, and what is said to have been the decapitation of King Leonidas. The Greeks won back their land from the Persians via the Battle of Plataea. Thereafter, the Golden Age of Athenian democracy saw the likes of Socrates and Pericles transform Athens into a major, Ancient Greek city, and the cornerstone of what would become Western Civilization.
During Late Antiquity, Athens saw both prosperity by way of the Crusades and Italian trade, and collapse by way of the Ottoman Empire invasion of 1458. It wasn’t until 1832 through the Greek War of Independence that Greece at last achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire, becoming the Kingdom of Greece. Athens gradually expanded from the Acropolis in the form of Neoclassical architecture. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens circa 1896, and following World War II the city experienced a rapid growth in population, resulting in a different type of invasion, this time from air pollution. Anti-pollution measures in the 1990s, as well as improvements in infrastructure, resulted in better air quality. In 2004, over a hundred years since its first Olympic trials, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Today, home to over 650,000 Greeks, Athens is a bustling metropolis. Athens’ infrastructure and local attractions have continued to improve, due in part to the 2004 Olympics. Nearly 150 theatrical stages occupy Athens. The city’s premier Super League football club is Olympiacos. Major points of interest include Zappeion Hall, Monastiraki, Lycabettus, Athens Olympic Sports Complex, Hellenic Parliament, Roman Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Stadiou Street, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Gardens, Ermou street, Athens Tower, National Library of Greece, Academy of Athens, Athens University, Old Parliament House, Acropolis Museum, National Theatre of Greece, Karaiskakis Stadium and The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. A worldly center for archaeological research, Athens has as much to discover above ground as it does below. Traditional Greek food includes souvlaki, or grilled meat skewers, moussaka, a type of pasta similar to lasagna, spanakopita (pronounced spae·nuh·kow·puh·tuh), which is spinach pie, and horiatiki salad. Greece’s most popular alcoholic beverage is known as Ouzo, which is a spirit made from grapes that has a taste much like that found in absinthe. Additionally, you may encounter different types of wine such as Debina, a type of white sparkling wine. Equipped with some background knowledge on the area, we are now ready for hotels in Athens Greece.
Hotel Grande Bretagne boasts
luxurious rooms, stunning city views, a magnificent rooftop terrace, free WiFi, fine furnishings, marble bathrooms, vanity counters, separate bathtubs, balconies facing the Acropolis and the daily changing of the guard at the parliament building, a rooftop garden restaurant and pool, a spa and VIP airport transfer. Nearby are GB Roof Garden (Mediterranean restaurant), Bar 8, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Tudor Hall (Greek restaurant), Gucci and more.
This location is within feet of Syntagma Square, 0.1 miles from Pallas Theater, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Zappion National Garden, Thanassis Frissiras Gallery, Ministry of Finance, Numismatic Museum, Greel Parliament and Mikro Pallas Theater, 0.2 miles from Ermou Street, 0.4 miles from Museum of Cyclasic Art, 0.5 miles from Anafiotika, Monastiraki Square and Acropolis, 0.6 miles from Parthenon and Erechtheion and 11.9 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Approximate cost per night (grand Acropolis suite): $1,934
Cost per person (three people): $644
With a small rooftop pool with waterfall effect, a sun terrace with city views, a top-floor restaurant and bar with panoramic Acropolis views, elegant rooms, modern decor, wooden floors, warm tones, marble-tiled bathrooms, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, organic KORRES toiletries, work desks, 40″ Smart TVs, laptop safes, mini-bars, free WiFi, a retro-style lounge area, a sky-light atrium, a ground-floor bistro, a 24-hour front desk and room service, Electra Metropolis is situated near Agia Dynami (Greek Orthodox church), Metropolis Roof Garden (restaurant), Kostas (restaurant), Nolan (Fusion restaurant), Dosirak (Korean restaurant), The Indian Kitchen (Indian restaurant), OVIO (Italian restaurant), East Pearl (Chinese restaurant), SO SO SO (restaurant), Le Greche (ice cream shop), Dickie Dee (ice cream shop), Ella Greek Cooking (restaurant) and more.
You’ll find Ermou Street, Ministry of Finance, Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens and Syntagma Square 0.1 miles, Cypriot Embassy Athens, Museum of Greek Children’s Art, The Jewish Museum of Greece and Museum of National History 0.2 miles, Anafiotika and Monastiraki Square 0.3 miles, Acropolis, Parthenon and Erechtheion 0.4 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 12 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (Acropolis suite): $712
Cost per person (three people): $237
Acropolis Duplex Penthouse offers free WiFi, modern decor, a fully-equipped kitchen and a flat-screen TV. Nearby you may find Terra Carpo (cafe), Smile Restaurant, Meat Lab (restaurant), Song Sushi House, Wine O’Clock (wine bar), Halal Indian Restaurant, if (restaurant), Gallery Marneri (art gallery), Wok Box (noodle restaurant), Texno (art gallery), Artemis (patisserie), Pandora (restaurant), Arkadia (Greek restaurant), Hitchcocktails Bar Restaurant, Solebike (bike rental), Tiki Athens, Balcony Restaurant & Bar and more.
Acropolis Museum and Acropolis Metro Station are 0.1 miles, Monument of Lysikrates is 0.2 miles, Temple of Olympion Zeus, Parthenon, Odeum of Herodes Atticus and Anafiotika are 0.3 miles, Acropolis and Erechtheion are 0.4 miles, Filopappos Hill, Ermou Street, Temple of Hephaestus and Monastiraki Square are 0.6 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.1 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (Acropolis view penthouse): $561
Cost per person (six people): $93
Panathenaic Stadium Athens
With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, air conditioning, a shared lounge, a terrace, a TV and a fully-equipped kitchen, Arrianou Acropolis Penthouse is situated close to: Alficon Athens (restaurant), The Warehouse (Greek restaurant), Cupola (Italian restaurant), Kekkos Cafe and Pastry, O Stavros (restaurant), Stadium Cafe, Just Grill, Millybird (coffee shop), Gentlemen Only (barber shop), Mavros Gatos (restaurant), Petite Fleur (cafe), The Black Sheep (restaurant), Mint All Day Bar, Ohh Boy (bistro), Kakou (chocolate factory) and more.
Turkish Embassy Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation and Panathenaic Stadium Athens are 0.2 miles, Byzantine Museum is 0.3 miles, Museum of Cycladic Art, Zappion – National Garden, War Museum, German Embassy Athens, British Embassy Athens and Benaki Museum are 0.4 miles, Athens Music Hall is 0.7 miles, Ermou Street and Anafiotika are 0.8 miles Parthenon, Acropolis and Erechtheion are 0.9 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 11.3 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $193
Cost per person (six people): $32
Ermou Street Athens
Highdesign Athens Acropolis Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, free WiFi, a washing machine, a balcony and a kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge and oven. Second Skin Tattoo, Parabita (clothing store), MAC Cosmetics, Cookie Land, Wok Dragon (Chinese restaurant), The Mindtrap (amusement center), Centrale Cafe, Macedonian Fabrics, Soufleris (men’s clothing store), Hot Ashram (yoga), Vintage Wine Bar, Osaka (sushi restaurant), Cadillac Burgers, Bazaar (supermarket) and more are all within range.
This penthouse is 0.1 miles from Ermou Street Athens, Athens Gallery, Instituto Cervantes, Adrianou Street and Pandora Gallery, 0.2 miles from Horologion of Andronikos, Ministry of Finance, Monastiraki Square and Roman Agora, 0.3 miles from Anafiotika, Acropolis, Erechtheion and Parthenon, 0.4 miles from Temple of Hephaestus and 12.2 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom penthouse): $653
Cost per person (six people): $108
American Embassy Athens Greece
Offering 3 bedrooms, a terrace with a private pool and mountain views, air-conditioning, a seating area, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a flat-screen TV, Lycabettus Hill Penthouse glows near Body Challenge (health club), Spiros & Vasilis (restaurant), Room 54 (amusement center), Rigani (restaurant), STHLM Pub, Minimal Cafe, Balthazar (restaurant & bar), 48 Urban Garden (restaurant), INBERLIN (hairdresser), Flame (pizza delivery) and more.
Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium is 0.2 miles, Lycabettus Theater and American Embassy Athens Greece are 0.3 miles, Lycabettus Hill, Lampeti Theater and Athens Music Hall are 0.4 miles, Australian Embassy Athens is 0.5 miles, Museum of Cycladic Art is 0.8 miles, Badminton Theatre, Ermou Street and Omonia Square are 1.3 miles, National Theatre of Greece is 1.4 miles, Monastiraki Square and Anafiotika are 1.5 miles, Acropolis is 1.6 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 11.1 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $495
Cost per person (six people): $82
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Located in the heart of the city, Alexander’s Penthouse provides air conditioning, unique views of the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Mount Lycabettus, a spacious terrace, free WiFi, elegant decor, oak wood, Pentelic marble, spacious seating areas, flat-screen TVs, bright, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and hairdryers. Veganaki (vegan restaurant), Coffee Joint, The Salad Project, Song Sushi House, Pantheon (pastry shop), Fresko Yogurt Bar, Milk Bar (ice cream shop), Brettos Plaka (bar), DaVinci Gelato, and Novagea Juice Shop are in the vicinity.
From here you’ll find Temple of Olympion Zeus and Akropolis Metro Station 0.1 miles, Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch and Monument of Lysikrates 0.2 miles, Museum of Greek Folk Art, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Parthenon, Museum of Greek Children’s Art and Anafiotika 0.3 miles, Acropolis, Syngrou/Fix Metro Station, Erechtheion, Odeum of Herodes Atticus and Syntagma Metro Station 0.5 miles, Ermou Street, Monastiraki Metro Station and Monastiraki Square 0.6 miles, Filopappos Hill and Neos Kosmos Metro Station 0.7 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 11.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe penthouse): $193
Cost per person (four people): $48
Athens University of Economics Business
Ma Maison Penthouse provides a living room, a flat-screen TV, a terrace, a fully-equipped kitchen and a hairdryer. Near here you may encounter Kafetsis (pastry shop), Lambros (restaurant), Golden Beauty (beauty salon), Achilleion (cafe), Coffee Island, Nanou (donut shop) and more.
This location is 0.4 miles from Train Museum, 1.4 miles from Athens University of Economics Business, 1.7 miles from National Archaeological Museum of Athens, 2 miles from National Theatre of Greece and Omonia Square, 2.6 miles from Monastiraki Square and Ermou Street, 2.7 miles from Temple of Hephaestus and Museum of Cycladic Art, 2.9 miles Acropolis and 13.2 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $128
Cost per person (four people): $32
Monastiraki Square Athens
Alto Psyrri Penthouse offers a swimming pool, a sun terrace, Acropolis views, modern decor, a hot tub, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven and coffee machine and free WiFi. Enastron Psirri (lounge), The Party (bar), Impact (community center), Liosporos (restaurant), beertime, Nancys Sweet Home, iFeel Athens, Guadeloupe Vintage Shop (vintage clothing store), Joy’s Birth (barber shop), Just Pita and more are in the area.
From here Monastiraki Flea Market and Monastiraki Square Athens are 0.1 miles, Tzisdarakis Mosque is 0.2 miles, Ancient Agora of Athens, Pandora Gallery, Temple of Hephaestus and Athens Gallery are 0.3 miles, ErmStreet, Acropolis, Erechtheion, Anafiotika and Omonia Square.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $658
Cost per person (four people): $164
Roman Agora Athens
Offering multiple penthouse options with free WiFi, terraces, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens and coffee machines, Athinas Penthouse is near Bad Tooth (bar), Falafel House, Barrett (bar), Palios (flea market), Coffee Lab, MS Roof Garden (cocktail bar), Melissinos Sandals, Vagrancy Clothing, Libelloula Clothing, TAF (bar), Couleur Locale (bar), Monastiraki Flea Market and more.
Pandora Gallery, Athens Gallery, Adrianou Street, Roman Agora Athens and Horologion of Andronikos are 0.2 miles, Temple of Hephaestus, Ermou Street, Acropolis, Erechtheion and Anafiotika are 0.3 miles, Parthenon and Odeum of Herodes Atticus are 0.4 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.4 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom penthouse): $308
Cost per person (six people): $51
National Archaeological Museum Athens
ATHENStay Penthouse Suite offers 2 bedrooms, a terrace with city views, a balcony, free WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a hair dyer, a seating area and is found near Vaeki Theatre, Alfa Idea, Theater, B Art & Coffee Workshop, Vertigo Cafe-Bar, Locomotiva (bar), No Label X (hobby store), Solaris (comic book store), Karagiozis (cafe), Creperie Framboise, Mavros Gatos Blues Bar, Atitamos (Greek restaurant), Charlie Cuplin (cafe) and more.
National Archaeological Museum Athens is 0.1 miles, Epigraphical Museum is 0.2 miles, Omonia Square and National Theatre of Greece is 0.3 miles, Gloria Theater and Athens City Hall are 0.4 miles, Ermou Street and Monastiraki Square are 0.8 miles, Temple of Hephaestus, Museum of Cycladic Art and Anafiotika are 1 mile, Acropolis, Erechtheion and Parthenon are 1.1 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.3 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night: $136
Cost per person: $34
So there they are, hotels in Athens Greece that will help provide for an outstanding experience. We hope you have found your perfect accommodation and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Greece!