Grande Bretagne

Vasileos Georgiou A'1 at Syntagma Sq., Athens, Attica, 10564, Greece

With a guest list that includes more than a century's worth of royals, rock stars, and heads of state, the landmark Grande Bretagne remains the most exclusive hotel in Athens. As you marvel at one of the most eye-knocking views of the Acropolis from the terrace restaurant, or rest on custom-made silk ottomans in the lobby, or call your personal butler 24 hours a day from your room, you may very well think it is the very best. Built in 1842, the hotel still reflects its original grandeur, with restored 19th-century oil paintings, antiques, and hand-carved details as they were more than a century ago. There's also a lovely spa where you can pamper yourself with indulgences such as salt and oil scrubs. As for amenities, there are none better in Athens—just a few of these are the laptop and mobile phone rentals, a technology help desk, and free daily newspapers.


  • all-out luxury
  • beautiful rooms
  • excellent café, spa, and pool lounge
  • central location


  • pricey
  • no free Wi-Fi
  • demonstrations sometimes take place right in front of the hotel


Phones: 210-333–0000 | 210-331–5555-through 210/331–5559 reservations


321 rooms, 56 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted Breakfast