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The Best Hotel Bars in Athens

Natasha Giannousi-Varney | January 08, 2018

Precious Acropolis views seem to be a top requirement to enjoy your hotel drink in the ancient world’s capital; elegance and potability complete the mix.


The New Hotel

Why it made the list

The Art Lounge has 2,000 art book titles, in case you are in an esoteric mood. Or you can just sit in one of the wrought iron chairs outside and take in the views of Lycabettus hill and Syntagma square. The famous architects Campana brothers designed it to look like a golden-hued penthouse and the Art Lounge’s interiors do not disappoint. A perfect upmarket refuge after a day of exploring.

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Plaka Hotel

Why it made the list

The Plaka is an excellent practical base with a friendly and relaxed vibe which extends to its rooftop bar. The open air terrace has the sine qua non Acropolis views (of its North Face) and a 5 pm opening time (although you can sit in the comfortable sofa lounges and take in the breathtaking 360 views throughout the day). Value for money, low key and unforgettable.

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Athens Hilton

Why it made the list

On the top floor of a trademark hotel, Galaxy bar is one of the town’s iconic drinking destinations. You will feel as if you are sailing on a gigantic cruise ship surrounded by an ocean of Athens lights. Funky, modern and on the dearer side, it is eternally popular for its signature drinks Champagne Supernova and Galaxy Negroni.

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Fresh Hotel

Why it made the list

Air Lounge boasts a vibrant pop aesthetic and a stylish pool with wooden deck. The martinis and the extensive wine list come highly recommended and the relax factor is high as well as the photo ops provided for social media fans. The bar is situated on the 9th floor and while a bit expensive for the city’s standards, it also provides excellent dining options.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne

Why it made the list

Once voted best hotel bar in the world (by Forbes magazine), Alexander bar has a distinguished and cosmopolitan feel. The impressive and rare 18th century tapestry, featuring Alexander the Great entering into Gaugamela, features over the grandiose wooden bar. The dress code is smart casual, so do not come here in your flip flops! A must for cigar aficionados as the Alexander’s cigar lounge is right next door.

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Electra Palace

Why it made the list

The newest addition to the Electra chain of hotels boasts of a beautiful 60s aesthetic and 2 bars in total. The elegant M wine bar on the 10th floor stands out because of its views of the old Plaka neighbourhood and of that eternal rock, of course. You will have your drink on the brown semi-precious onyx bar while listening to a music set by one of Athens’ best guest dj’s.

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A for Athens

Why it made the list

Athenians flock here to admire the Acropolis views and some even consider it as the rooftop bar with the best view in Athens, no doubt a huge compliment. Try the cocktails and if you come here hungry, not a problem; ask for the brunch menu as well.

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