The 7 Most Luxurious Hotels in Athens

Natasha Giannousi-Varney | February 01, 2018

Elegance, opulence and prestige are the name of the game for an exclusive group of Athens hotels, which deliver on the promise of an all-round lavish standard of accommodation, dining, services and amenities. A stately decor is often associated with luxury, but so can be a boutique art hotel with a contemporary aesthetic. Personalized service is a must, starting from the booking process all the way to check out time, and sometimes even beyond.


Grecotel Pallas Athena

Why it made the list

Luxury, quirkiness and art tastefully combine right in the center of the bustling metropolis, in this small boutique hotel. Its 63 guestrooms, suites and loft suites are individually decorated in a funky style with an emphasis on high comfort. Families get their graffiti and cartoon-inspired family rooms, while the suites and loft suites are set as a platform for decorative art displays. Impressive modern art works adorn all living spaces and a sense of muted lavishness, which thankfully does not take itself too seriously, permeates the breakfast buffet and lounge (done up in the style of an edgy urban chalet). The strong artistic personality of the Palace Athena is also revealed in the headline-making exhibitions frequently held at the first floor restaurant.

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Wyndham Grand Hotel

Why it made the list

A small oasis of luxury in an underwhelming part of town, the Wyndham Grand has managed to create a faithful clientele due to its discreet luxury and understated style, all the while offering a full range of personalized services at an affordable price range. All hotel rooms are done up in an upmarket Scandi style, and the presidential suite at 90 sq.m. is one of the more spacious in Athens. The cosy but luxurious aesthetic permeates the hotel which offers a spa, a fully equipped gym, parking, the excellent Fos restaurant and a remarkable rooftop bar and pool with Acropolis views.

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Athens Hilton

Why it made the list

An architectural landmark for the city of Athens, the Hilton maintains its prominent position among all business-oriented establishments because of its successful mix of luxury and efficiency, thereby attracting its fair share of leisure travelers as well. The rooms are tastefully done with an air of modern minimalism, making them look light and spacious. An executive room will not only provide access to the Executive Lounge, but also to the fabulous Hiltonia Spa. The outdoor pool is the largest one of all Athens hotels, the rooftop Galaxy bar is a winner in its own category, the Vyzantino café is a meeting point for prominent politicians and Milos is one of the most celebrated seafood restaurants in Athens.

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Electra Metropolis

Why it made the list

A recent arrival on the Athens scene, the Electra Metropolis pays homage to a retro chic ‘60s aesthetic while maintaining a feeling of lavishness and discreet luxury, starting from the remarkable comfort of the entry-level standard rooms and moving on to the breath-taking views of the Acropolis suites. The semi-precious onyx bar of the M bar and the fabulous rooftop pool using glass as a main material simply reinforce the point of luxury.

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Electra Palace

Why it made the list

The Greek chain of Electra hotels knows how to do luxury well. The Electra Palace stands out for its neoclassical style, from the all-marble reception lobby to the stately, classical furniture throughout the hotel. Suites are adorned with hand-made Persian carpets while the Presidential suite boasts of its own steam room, on top of the ever so important private pool. The rooftop pool with the wooden decked area is accessible to all guests. Next to it, the elegant Electra Roof Garden restaurant with Acropolis views is highly recommended for special occasions.

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King George Athens

Why it made the list

Smaller in size than its sister hotel, the Grande Bretagne, but swiftly following on its luxuriant footsteps, the King George is acclaimed for its classical opulence and unique room décor with early 20th century ornate furniture. The Tudor Hall restaurant offers enchanting Acropolis views that perfectly complement the award-winning menu. All the rooms have hard wood flooring and marble bathrooms; the Presidential suite not only has a private outdoor pool but a private elevator as well. Being next door to the Grande Bretagne means that King George guests get to share their amenities like the renown GB Spa and GB Corner Gift and Flavors shop.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne

Why it made the list

The opulence of the Grande Bretagne and the stately elegance of its rooms and public spaces remain unsurpassed in Athens. If you select to stay on the 6th or 7th floor rooms, your own personal butler will be on the ready to cater to your every need, while the top of the range GB spa and its unique wine library with the 19th century tasting table will provide hours of relaxation. The tradition of High Tea is faithfully observed in the Winter Garden City Lounge. At the GB Corner Gifts and Flavors shop you will find delicious organic Greek products to take back home.

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