The 6 Best Hotels for Being in the Heart of Athens' Nightlife Scene

Natasha Giannousi-Varney | February 01, 2018

There are some key areas where you'll find the most favorable and varied options for nightlife haunts in Athens. Previously quiet at night, Syntagma has become one of the most “hot” areas for nightlife, where stylish, trendy bars have sprouted up in recent years. Other areas with the highest and best quality concentration of bars and clubs are Monastiraki, Psyrri, Acropolis, Koukaki and Thissio-Gazi, most of which can be walked to if you are in an explorative mood, or reached by a quick metro or taxi ride (last metro on weekdays is at 12pm, on Fridays and Saturdays at 2am). Today bars in Athens are generally stylish, artsy, with designer decor and well-mixed drinks, as bar staff are increasingly trained at top bartending schools abroad, and a handful have several global mixology awards under their belt.


Coco-mat Hotel Athens

Why it made the list

The hotel is just up the road from Kolonaki square, and you’ll find an ample variety of bars in the vicinity. Start with a sunset drink on the hotel’s rooftop bar and then proceed to somewhat snooty but fun Zurbaran right next door. For time-travel back to Studio 54 in the 70s, glam up and go to Cinderella (5-minute walk) and for a prohibition-era decor with modern sounds to Minnie The Moocher (5-minute walk). For a smoky, jazzy ambiance visit Jazz In Jazz (10-minute walk) and for a packed to the brim experience enter tiny Skoufaki (12-minute walk). At Ippopotamos (15-minute walk) make the most of cozy, island house-style ambiance.

Heavenly beds and white linen, skandi chic aesthetic, and a Read More


AthensWas Hotel

Why it made the list

A passport to the nightlife of the elegant and fun Makriyianni area, AthensWas offers sumptuous views of the lit-up Parthenon from its rooftop bar restaurant. For a change of scene, head to Hitchcocktales for a jovial atmosphere and great drinks, or Wine Point next door for a sophisticated yet down to earth ambiance and a prime selection of quality Greek regional labels and finger food (5-minute walk). For a chill-out beer and sport on TV visit the Athens Backpackers bar (5-minute walk) and for a grand variety of martinis or champagne cocktails go to Tiki Bar (10-minute walk). On Makriyianni street across the Acropolis metro you’ll find a row of adequate to good cafes/bars/restaurants to drink and eat (3-minute walk).

Right on the edge of the historic Plaka neighborhood, Athens Read More



Why it made the list

The closest bar to In(n)Athens is By The Glass (1-minute walk), where you can sample a multitude of top quality Greek labels through the Coravin system. Wine lovers will also relish the broad selection of wines at Oinoscent (5-minute walk) nearby, while beer-lovers will be well satisfied at Athens Beer (4-minute walk) where an excellent array of Greek microbrewery beers is served. Venture a little further for zingy, well-mixed cocktails at Bluebird or Ipitou The Bar (8 minute walk) on happening Ipitou Square, or moreish rum creations at award-winning Baba Au Rum (10 minute walk). For a ‘package’ of small cocktails head to The Clumsies (10-minute walk), and for gin in all its forms, The Gin Joint (15-minute walk).

A modern boutique hotel in the right spot, the In[n]Athens c Read More

Check Rates for Hotels
on the List