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There's a wide range of rooftops in Athens with magical roof terraces. Most of them centrally located overlooking some of the city's cultural heritage.
The warm climate makes Athens a perfect city to visit if you like places to drink woth a view. Most cocktail bars with a view in Athens are located around the Acropolis.
Athens size, superb climate and great location means that the city has a lot of terraces to visit. With our site you will find the best that Athens has to offer. The roof terraces are often located at one of the hotels in the central parts of Athens.
For being such a gigantic city, which Athens is, most of the Athens rooftop bars here are within walking distance of each other. Perfect for those who want to visit several roof terraces in Athens during one day. Find the sky lounges closest to your location by using our rooftop map over this city.
Athens is Greece's largest city and also the capital with almost 40 % of the nation’s population. The most central part of Athens is Syntagma, Constitution Square, where, among other things, the Greek Parliament, Vouli ton Ellinon, is located. Syntagma Square is also one of the tourists' favorite destinations, because of the great amount of cultural monuments. The area also has several museums, the old town of Plaka and one of the world's most famous rocks Acropolis with the Parthenon on top.
Greece (and Athens in particular) is very famous for its delicious native food. Olives, tomatoes, grilled food, feta, moussaka, tzatziki, souvlaki to name a few, are all very good ingredients and dishes you can enjoy at the rooftop bars in Athens. Regarding drinks, classic cocktails are very common, and also fine wines, cold beer and of course Greece's national drink - ouzo. The rooftop bars in Athens are more of peaceful character than wild party. It’s advisable to sit down and drink cocktails while enjoying the magnificent views you get from the roof terraces.
Athens is not a high stack city in terms of houses and buildings. Despite this, there are several rooftop bars in Athens with a magical view. The views you get from the rooftops are great considering all the historical monuments the city has to offer. A common denominator for most rooftop bars in Athens is the view of the Acropolis. In the evenings, it is really impressive with the illuminated monuments that dominate the view of Athens.
Athens is a city with many attractions. Historical buildings and monuments, beaches, shopping, etc. Foremost it is the Acropolis that one should visit. This historic site attracts hordes of tourists every year. For 12 euros you can walk around and experience everything Acropolis has to offer. Museum, guided tours etc. The Archaeological Museum is also a great alternative for those who like history. One of the best museums throughout the world in terms of antiquates.
It is quite easy to get by plane to Athens. And the airport is fairly close to the center of Athens, making it fairly easy to get to and from the airport. The city abounds with hotels, many of them with really lovely terraces. Most of the rooftop bars here are located at hotels equipped with good restaurants serving good Greek food. As expected, it is usually hotels with many stars that boast with fine rooftop bars overlooking Athens and the surrounding area. The climate makes Athens an attractive place to visit all year around.