I love Athens, Greece! This year I enjoyed a three-week stay in this bustling metropolis. This was my first time visiting Athens as a travel writer. I enjoyed catching up with old friends and new, exploring the city, taking cooking classes along with eating some great Greek food! I was able to stay at a plethora of properties and I’ve compiled a list of my Top 5 Hotels in Athens. Enjoy!
5. Hilton Hotel Athens
At the end of the day, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with the big names in the hotel industry. The Hilton in Athens was solid, and offered a lovely rooftop bar and restaurant with an extraordinary view of the city. As you’d expect, there was also a huge gym with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Be sure to read about the full experience in this article here.
4. Pallas Athena Grecotel Hotel
By far, the most creatively designed hotel of the lot would have to be the Pallas Athena Grecotel. This hotel has a sense of luxury accompanied with an artistic touch. I absolutely fell in love with my white and gold room! Incredibly unique, along with a fantastic location make this a great choice for your next Athens trip. Be sure to read the full article here.
3. Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel
This was my first stay with Wyndham hotels and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. This is definitely a step above a lot of the hotels in the same category. The hotel had everything! There was a lovely espresso machine in the room, a rooftop restaurant and pool as well as a full gym and spa. What really blew me away was the fantastic breakfast, which I got to enjoy for four days in a row! Everything I sunk my teeth into tasted incredible. They even offered some very traditional Greek food which I could truly appreciate. Be sure to read about the stay here.
2. King George a Luxury Collection Hotel
In the center of Athens, along the Syntagma square, is the lovely King George hotel which is part of the Luxury Collection by SPG. This hotel has a similar theme to its sister hotel, the Grande Bretagne, but a bit more modern. The King George hotel also boasts the fantastic Tudor Hall restaurant on its rooftop. Truly one of the best dining experiences I had while in Athens! Read more here.
1. Hotel Grande Bretagne
Finally, what you’ve all been waiting for! The Hotel Grande Bretagne was my favorite hotel in Athens, Greece! It is located on the Syntagma square, in the absolute center of Athens right next to the King George. This hotel is very luxurious indeed and like the King George is part of the Luxury Collection by SPG. It has a classic luxurious design which is impressive and offers some amazing features like huge spa area with several steam rooms and saunas. Definitely my favorite hotel in Athens! Read the full review here.
I must admit that I’m quite biased for Athens in general, my time was nothing less than incredible! I can appreciate many parts of the culture, especially the authenticity of the people. It’s nice to know that there are so many great hotels to rest your head at while in Athens. I can’t wait to explore more of this fantastic country, and I can highly recommend you to stay at any of the properties that I’ve listed! Happy travels!