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Best Luxury Hotels in Athens

One of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is rich in history and culture. With ancient monuments and breathtaking works of art, visiting this city is like stepping into the past. Whether visiting historical sites or taking advantage of its modern shopping and dining, Athens has something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite and most elegant places to stay in Greece’s capital. Take a look at some of Athens’ most lavish accommodations and get ready to plan your visit!

Royal Olympic Hotel

Quick Info:

Location: Across from the Temple of Zeus, 4-minute walk from Plaka, 35 km from the airport
Amenities: Garden | Fitness Center | Library | Bicycle rental
Pool: Outdoor (seasonal)
Restaurant: Ioannis Rooftop Restaurant
Price Range:$190-$700

Located in the heart of Athens, just across from the impressive Temple of Zeus, the Royal Olympic Hotel truly does make you feel like royalty. With deep blue and gold decor and sparkling tiles, the interior feels like a palace. The hotel’s rooms look out over the Acropolis or the pool and garden, making your stay there as picturesque as it is luxurious. Guests here especially love the gorgeous rooftop restaurant, serving up gourmet Greek dishes and delicious cocktails served with a stellar view.

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St George Lycabettus

Quick Info:

Location: Kolonaki district, near Metro station and Syntagma Square
Amenities: Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Steam Bath | Sauna | Childcare
Pool: Outdoor
Restaurant: La Suite Lounge
Price Range: $200-$500

With a tasteful and traditionally decorated interior, this hotel brings you luxury service in the midst of a busy metropolis. Just a short walk from major tourist sites like the Cycladic Art Museum, and only 1.5 km from the Acropolis, you’ll find everything you need at the St. George Lycabettus. Enjoy the beauty of Athens from resort’s rooftop, where you can dine or swim on warm summer nights. Or if you prefer, pamper yourself with one of their many indulgent spa services.

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NJV Athens Plaza

Quick Info:

Location: Syntagma Square, 5-minute walk from NJV Athens Plaza
Amenities: Childcare services
Pool: No
Restaurant: The Parliament Restaurant
Price Range: $185-$540

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel is right in the heart of downtown Athens, giving it the perfect location for touring the city. Gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows of this beautiful hotel, you’ll catch sights of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square, and Stadiou Street. Talk a short walk to the Benaki Museum to learn more about Greek culture, or experience local shopping and dining in the bustling area around the hotel. With a top-tier restaurant serving up traditional Greek gourmet and fine cocktails, you’ll find it hard to leave this city-center oasis.

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Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens

Quick Info:

Location: Near Pedion Areos Park, 2 km from the Acropolis
Amenities: Terrace | Fitness Center | Steam Bath | Sauna | Childcare
Pool: Outdoor (seasonal)
Restaurant: St. Astra rooftop restaurant | Gallo Nero restaurant
Price Range: $190-$300

The Radisson Blu once again proves it knows how to do luxury. From the rooftop swimming pool and bar to the selection of gourmet restaurants, this hotel caters to its guests’ every need. With rooms overlooking the beautiful Pedion Areos Park and a rooftop restaurant to soak in the city lights while dining, you will feel like a celebrity during your stay in Athens. Its convenient location makes visiting some of Athens’ greatest sights a breeze, with a metro station nearby and museums within walking distance.

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King George Hotel

Quick Info:

Location: Syntagma Square, 800m from the Acropolis
Amenities: Sauna | Bicycle rental | Childcare services
Pool: No
Restaurant: Tudor Hall restaurant
Price Range: $375-$1600

As you enter the immaculate marble foyer of this hotel, you’ll immediately see why King George II made a point of being one of its first guests when it opened in 1936. With sparkling marble, gold interiors, and impeccable service, this hotel really is fit for royalty. Guests love its convenient location in the heart of Syntagma Square, making sightseeing a breeze. With the Acropolis, just a short walk away and plenty of shopping and dining options in the nearby historic area of Plaka, King George Hotel has everything you need to experience the best of Athens.

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Electra Metropolis

Quick Info:

Location: 200m from Syntagma Square, 10-minute walk from Plaka
Amenities: Terrace | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Steam Bath | Sauna
Pool: Indoor and outdoor
Restaurant: Metropolis Roof Garden | Library Bistro
Price Range: $220-$650

The Electra Metropolis is conveniently located in the heart of Athens, just a short walk from Syntagma Square and an array of dining and shopping options in the historic Plaka area. But with all the amenities this resort offers, you might never want to leave the hotel! From the rooftop pool with a waterfall effect to the amazing selection of spa services, this place was built for luxury relaxation. Guests rave about the rooftop restaurant, where you can try traditional gourmet Greek dishes while soaking in panoramic views of historic Athens.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Quick Info:

Location: Opposite Constitution Square and House of Parliament
Amenities: Terrace | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Hot Tub | Sauna
Pool: Indoor and outdoor
Restaurant: GB Roof Garden restaurant and bar
Price Range: $480-$3000

Just 500 m from the Acropolis, the Hotel Grande Bretagne is a luxurious gem nestled in the heart of Athens. From the rooftop pool and restaurant, you can take in panoramic views of all the sites of Athens. The rooms and interior of the hotel are immaculately decorated and designed to make you feel like royalty. Relax at the spa with an oil massage or herbal bath, or take a swim in one of the sparkling pools. Convenience and luxury will overflow during your stay at Hotel Grande Bretagne.

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Divani Caravel

Quick Info:

Location: Kolonaki district, 250m from National Gallery, 2km from the Acropolis
Amenities: Terrace | Spa and wellness center | Fitness Center | Sauna | Childcare
Pool: Indoor and outdoor (seasonal)
Restaurant: Amalia restaurant, Constantinople Cafe, Brown’s Bar Restaurant, Executive Lounge
Price Range: $180-$900

What guests love most about Divani Caravel is its amazing facilities. With three restaurants, three bars, and a rooftop spa center, this hotel provides everything you need for a truly relaxing stay. Indulge in a massage, take a swim in one of the exquisite pools, or sample cigars and whiskey at the hotel’s Cigar Lounge. With stunning views of Lycabettus Hill and the Acropolis, the elegant Divani Caravel certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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Electra Palace Athens

Quick Info:

Location: Plaka, 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square
Amenities: Terrace | Garden | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Hot Tub | Sauna
Pool: Indoor and outdoor
Restaurant: Electra Roof Garden | Motivo Restaurant
Price Range: $200-$1600

For the ultimate in luxury, choose Electra Palace’s presidential suites. Like all its rooms, the suites feature tasteful and elegant decor with beautiful views of the city. But what sets these rooms apart is their balconies, each with a private swimming pool. Soak in panoramic views of Athens, from the Acropolis to Syntagma Square, while basking in your own private pool. If the presidential suite isn’t for you, the other rooms are impressive as well. Try out some classic Greek cuisine at the rooftop restaurant, or get a relaxing massage at the hotel’s spa center. Just a short walk from many major tourist sites, Electra Palace is certain to make your stay in Athens unforgettable.

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Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

Quick Info:

Location: Vouliagmeni, 20 km from Athens city center
Amenities: Garden | Private beach | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center (50m away) | Hot Tub | Watersports facilities | Children’s playground | Tennis court
Pool:
Restaurant: Apollon Suites restaurant | Mythos of the Sea restaurant
Price Range: $230-$420

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso and Divani Apollon Suites are two sister hotels right next to each other. Guests have the amazing benefit of using both hotels’ facilities, doubling their amenities! Located on the beach, this resort outside the city of Athens provides its guests with the very best of Greek hospitality. Take a day trip into the city of Athens to explore, just 20 km away, or relax on the beach. The hotel’s on-site watersports facilities make it easy to indulge in your adventurous side, with activities like windsurfing and scuba diving. With sprawling outdoor pools and luxurious dining options, this hotel will make you wish you could stay forever!

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The Margi

Quick Info:

Location: Vouliagmeni, 5 minutes walk from the beach
Amenities: Balcony | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Beachfront | Sauna | Steam Bath | Childcare
Pool: Outdoor (seasonal)
Restaurant: Malabar restaurant | Nilaya restaurant | Patio restaurant
Price Range: $360-$2600

Located just 19 km from Athens city center and situated right on the water, The Margi is a luxury hotel that combines impeccable service with incredible scenery. Nestled amongst gardens and pine trees on the coast of Vouliagmeni, it is the perfect location for relaxing on the white sand beaches or exploring the local town. Day trips into Athens for sightseeing are easy and convenient, but if you prefer to stay by the seaside, the hotel has plenty to keep you entertained. Indulgent spa services, gorgeous pool facilities, and gourmet restaurants make this hotel an incredible way to experience Athens.

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Grecotel Pallas Athena

Quick Info:

Location: Next to Athens City Hall, ten-minute walk from Syntagma Square, 5 minutes from metro station
Amenities: Terrace | Fitness Center | Massage services | Bicycle rental
Pool: No
Restaurant: Pallas Athena Restaurant
Price Range: $160-$400

Conveniently located in downtown Athens, this hotel makes visiting Athens’ best tourist sites easy. A short walk from Syntagma Square and various museums, it’s the perfect spot base for your Greek vacation. The interior is immaculately decorated with interesting artistic details. One amazing feature of this resort is its on-site restaurant that serves up local dishes sourced straight from their own farm. Relax with a massage or enjoy cocktails at the hotel’s bar. Whatever you decide, Grecotel Pallas will provide you with the best that Athens has to offer.

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Hilton Athens

Quick Info:

Location: Commercial district, 500m from National Gallery, 4 km from the Acropolis
Amenities: Terrace | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Steam Bath | Sauna | Nightclub
Pool: Indoor and outdoor (seasonal)
Restaurant: Byzantino restaurant | Galaxy restaurant and bar | Milos restaurant | Oasis pool bar and grill | Aethrion Lounge
Price Range: $315-$1200

With stylish, modern decor and a state-of-the-art spa facility, the Hilton offers the very finest accommodation for your stay in Athens. With four different gourmet restaurants to choose from serving up Greek and international delicacies, this hotel embodies luxury. From the rooftop terrace, you can enjoy stunning views of the city sprawling out below you. Sip on craft cocktails or swim in one of the hotel’s elegant pools. Located near the metro station, the Hilton is ideally situated to make your exploration of the city a breeze.

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Wyndham Grand Athens

Quick Info:

Location: 600 m from Omonia Square, 1.5 km from the Acropolis
Amenities: Terrace | Fitness Center | Spa and wellness center | Sauna | Bicycle rental | Childcare
Pool: Outdoor (seasonal)
Restaurant: FOS restaurant | Above Restaurant | Silk restaurant
Price Range: $170-$1600

Grab a cocktail at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and enjoy magnificent, panoramic views of the Acropolis, the Saronic Gulf, and Lycabettus Hill. With the beauty of the city sprawling out before you, the Wyndham Grand is the perfect place to base yourself during your stay in Athens. The resort features an impressive spa facility where you can relax with a massage or take a break in the steam room. Situated near the metro station, getting to the city center just a short 1.5 km away is simple and convenient. With clean, modern decor and luxurious amenities, the Wyndham Grand has everything you need for your Athens vacation.

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With so many amazing hotels and resorts to choose from, you’re bound to have an incredible visit to this historic city. Whether you’re looking for luxurious spa treatments or easy access to shopping and sightseeing, our list has you covered. Whichever you choose, you’ll be getting Athens’ finest 5-star treatment. Enjoy!


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