A good compromise between the area's budget venues and deluxe digs, this hospitable hotel is down the street from the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, where Athens Festival performances are held, and a few minutes from the Acropolis. Guest rooms are done in light-wood furnishings and muted olive-color, pale pink, or crème walls. The complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the ground-level restaurant. The adjacent light-filled atrium is home to a bar and coffee shop where
fine antiques, Greek works of art, and cozy, pillowy chairs offer an intimate vibe. On the roof, there is a terrace with two jacuzzis (extra charge) and a wonderful Parthenon panorama that you can enjoy while dining at the Point α bar-restaurant. Be sure to take full advantage of the hotel's location and ask for a room with an Acropolis view.