The birthplace of democracy and one of the oldest capital cities in the world, Athens is a magnet for those with an interest in ancient and classical history. As a modern metropolis, the city offers excellent shopping across markets and the designer stores of Voukourestiou Street and contemporary Greek cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Athens is the perfect starting point before exploring the best Greek islands. Especially if you choose one of these three luxury hotels in Athens with eye-popping views.
King George Hotel
Located in the heart of historic Athens, the King George Hotel is within walking distance of the Acropolis, the Botanical Garden, and Voukourestiou Street. All rooms and suites are lavishly appointed with period furniture, elegant chandeliers, and marble en suite bathrooms. The Penthouse Suite unfurls onto a private outdoor pool with views of the citadel and Parthenon.
Headed up by the esteemed Asterios Koustoudis and Nikos Livadia, the Tudor Hall Restaurant serves gourmet cuisine using seasonal ingredients of the highest quality. Fish dominates the a la carte and degustation menus while the wine list is thoughtfully curated to complement the current offering.
In addition to dining at the rooftop bistro with Acropolis views, the 5-star hotel offers 24/7 private in-room dining.
Hotel Grande Bretagne
The Hotel Grande Bretagne is the sister property of the King George Hotel. Therefore, this luxury hotel provides comparable hospitality, style, and comfort with notable guests including Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren.
Containing the only Royal Suite in Athens, this sprawling one-bedroom, two-bathroom unit roosts on the fifth floor and supplies iconic views of the Acropolis, Parliament, and more. The remaining 56 suites are subject to a personalized 24-hour Butler Service and expedited check-in.
A fraction larger than the King George, Hotel Bretagne features its own spa with an indoor swimming pool. Guests of the King George are welcome to use the facilities while in residence next door. Meanwhile, the GB Roof Garden Restaurant and Bar tease out the best of Mediterranean gastronomy while traditional afternoon tea is served in the Winter Garden.
Decorated with myriads of antiques, sculptures, and works of art, the hotel hosts weekly “museum” tours.
COCO-MAT Hotel Athens
Situated in the elegant neighborhood of Kolonaki, COCO-MAT Hotel delivers a modern take on luxury in Athens. This upscale residence is housed in a building designed by Emmanuel Lazarides – the same architect behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
COCO-MAT Hotel offers a bespoke sleep service, tailor-made to suit the preferences and build of each guest. All rooms are outfitted in natural fibers and soothing palettes with units on the upper levels offering Acropolis views.
Overlooking the citadel, the rooftop swimming pool steals the limelight and provides the ideal place to unwind between the temples and museums of Athens. At night, the adjacent terrace bar provides heart-stopping views of the landmark. “Homemade” lunches and dinners are prepared from scratch using fresh herbs plucked from the hotel’s on-site herbal garden.
This is only a sample of the luxurious lodgings awaiting you in Athens. Contact me when you are ready to book your summer getaway to Greece.
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