Athens has a wide range of both fantastic hotels and amazing rooftop bars. And most rooftops in the city are located at hotels, so finding the perfect mix of great accommodation and great rooftop is quite doable.
Found all over the city, but most of the rooftop hotels in Athens are located in the city center, with historical views over Acropolis and all other famous monuments.
Here’s our list of 8 great hotels with rooftop bars and pools in Athens. Made by The Rooftop Guide, the world’s leading experts on rooftops and hotels with terraces. Enjoy!
Located in the heart of the Old City of Plaka, only 200 meters away from the Constitution Square, Central Athens Hotel really comes with a premium location.
A perfect starting point to explore the city, you are also well pampered "at home", with completely renovated rooms designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation and feature upscale furnishing and decoration.
All rooms are air conditioned and have free WiFi, and if there is anything else you need the 24-hour front desk will handle it for you.
For a great start to the day, the daily buffet breakfast includes fresh juices and local delicacies. Later on, food, drinks and views are best enjoyed on top of the hotel.
The Central Athens Hotel rooftop bar is called Thea Terrace Bar, and here you can indulge in drinks, food and views pretty much all day and night.
And with views, we rally mean VIEWS. Panoramics over the city center, but even more so to the Acropolis. The garden-like terrace is one of the very top spots in Athens to admire one of the most well known world cultural heritage monuments.
To go with the views, Thea rooftop offers a great selection of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, as well as a nice selection of wine and both classic and signature cocktails.
Academias Hotel is a luxurious city hotel, found in the heart of Athens downtown.
Inspired by ancient Athenian wisdom and intellect, the hotel portrays a contemporary interpretation of Plato’s Academy blending the old and the new, while combining bespoke facilities, with impeccable services and unique experiences.
Surrounded by all of Athens’ ancient landmarks, the 60 rooms and suites are tastefully furnished, and comes with air conditioning, flat screen TV, coffee maker, bath products, high speed internet and more.
There is a luxurious wellness center with a dramatically lit indoor heated pool, advanced spa treatments, a sauna and a 24-hour fitness facility, as well as restaurant, lounge bar and gastrobar.
On the top floor of Academias Hotel you find NYX, an elevated lifestyle entry in the Athenian gastro-scene.
Chic, glamourous and elegant, the rooftop restaurant and bar blends panoramic interior seating with a beautiful outdoor terrace, all surrounded with amazing 360° views over Athens. Including both the majestic Acropolis and the picturesque Lycabettus Hill.
The rooftop menu draws on elements of the Asian tradition, where inspiring dishes influenced by Japanese gastronomy are tastefully blended with crafted signature cocktails, as well as a fine array of wines, sake and premium spirits.
Opened in 1930; this beautiful hotel is a former annex of the Royal Palace and Prime Minister's residence and, as such, boasts over-the-top opulence in every aspect.
The King George's crowning glory is the Tudor Hall restaurant, which serves traditional Greek cuisine and overlooks the Acropolis, but that's far from the only thing this hotel offers.
Restaurants, rooftop bars, room service, premium bedding, complimentary toiletries, and a strategic location makes this a fantastic hotel for people looking to pamper themselves while enjoying everything the city has to offer.
Located smack in the middle of Athens, the Tudor Hall Restaurant overlooks the Acropolis, the Voukourestiou, and the King George II Palace.
The food served up here is traditional Greek cuisine with a modern touch, made with such quality this restaurant has landed on 'best restaurants in Greece' lists for five years in a row.
Open from early breakfast through late dinner; the Tudor Hall is the perfect place for a sunny lunch or an elegant dinner under the stars.
Reservations are encouraged, as is dressed to the nines.
Safestay Athens is smack in the middle of Athens, just a few steps away from the Monastiraki Flea Market and minutes away from the Ancient Agora of Athens.
This fantastic hostel offers a bar/lounge, a business center, a rooftop terrace, a café, and complimentary continental breakfast. You can also rent cars on site.
Each of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning and ensuite, and the hostel offer free wireless internet.
Located on top of the hostel, Safestay Athens Rooftop Bar is a somewhat hidden gem.
This beautiful rooftop bar offers stunning 360-degree views of downtown Athens, without surrounding you with large crowds.
While not as fancy as other articles in this list, the rooftop does boast a relaxing atmosphere at reasonable prices, with comfortable lounge furniture and delicious Greek cuisine.
Classic cocktails, coffee-based drinks, signature cocktails, and ice-cold drinks incorporate the restaurant's drink menu, and the terrace offers both indoor and outdoor seating options.
Visit between 6 to 7pm to enjoy happy hour, as well as to see some of the best sunsets in the world.
Melia Athens is located in downtown Athens and connects directly to the convention center.
Located within walking distance of the Omonia square and the National Archeological Museum, this is an ideal spot for those looking to sightsee and soak themselves in history while still enjoying some creature comforts.
Each of the hotel's 136 soundproofed rooms features free wifi, in-room childcare, plush bathrobes, premium toiletries, premium linens, and more.
The hotel boasts three restaurants, a health club, a poolside bar, and a spa, which offers deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, facials, and more.
The restaurant, Sky Lounge Restaurant, features traditional Mediterranean cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner.
There's also a fitness center, a Turkish bath, a sauna, and an outdoor swimming pool, all of them exclusive to guests.
Called Sky Lounge Rooftop Dining Bar, this gorgeous rooftop terrace offers a spectacular view of the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill.
The rooftop terrace boasts not only a comfortable lounge and a rooftop bar but also a sizeable rooftop pool that we're sure you'll love.
There's also a jacuzzi where you can enjoy the views plus some fantastic drinks.
While the rooftop terrace remains open only to guests during the day, it opens to the public once the night falls, offering both fun and relaxation on the same day.
The Sky Lounge operates from May to October, weather permitting, so if you want to visit this fantastic rooftop terrace, plan accordingly.
Mama Shelter Paris East isn't the most centric hotel in Paris, but it's undoubtedly one of the most peaceful.
Located about 3 km (1.9 mi) from Canal Saint-Martin, and 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from the Grand Boulevards, this beautiful hotel is a fantastic choice for those looking to visit Paris without necessarily submerging themselves in the city.
Each of the hotel's 172 room has unique decorations, and feature flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, complimentary toiletries, premium beddings, well-stocked minibars, and a large desk.
The hotel boasts a restaurant, a rooftop bar, a rooftop terrace, a business center, laundry services, and more.
NEW is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Athens, just a few minutes away from Syntagma Square and the Zappeion Hall.
This gorgeous boutique hotel has a full-service spa, a restaurant, a bar, and business amenities.
Each of the hotel's 79 soundproofed rooms features iPod docks, in-room childcare, premium bedding, well-stocked minibar, pillow menus, rainfall showerheads, and bathrobes.
The full-service spa offers treatments like deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs, alongside others. It also has access to a tub and a steam room.
The restaurant, New Taste, focuses on Mediterranean food and is open for lunch, breakfast, and dinner.
This hotel places you in the heart of Athens, just a short walk away from the Monastiraki Flea Market and Syntagma Square.
This charming boutique hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar/lounge, a fitness center, a sauna, a business center, and bike rental services.
Each of the hotel's 133 soundproofed rooms offers free wifi, in-room massages, well-stocked minibars, slippers, and premium toiletries.
The restaurant, Magenta, is open for breakfast and features delicious Mediterranean food.
Known as Air Lounge Rooftop Bar, this modern and stylish rooftop terrace overlooks the Monastiraki and offers stunning views of the city.
Boasting both indoor and outdoor seating, the Air Lounge Bar has a sizeable drinks menu, which covers wines, classic and signature cocktails, beers, and vintage spirits.
The atmosphere is friendly and laid-back, perfect for relaxing after a busy day in the city.
The rooftop pool makes relaxation even more enjoyable, exclusive for guests staying at the hotel.
Though the afternoons can be pretty relaxing, the atmosphere does pick up during the evenings, so if you're looking for a vibrant rooftop bar with breathtaking views, this is it!
The President Hotel is outside of the city proper, 2 miles away from the Hellenic Parliament, and a little over 2 miles away from the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
This excellent family-friendly hotel boasts a pool, a poolside bar, two restaurants, event facilities, conference centers, a business center, and a town car service.
Each of the hotel's 516 rooms features in-room childcare, satellite TVs, well-stocked fridges, rainfall showerheads plush slippers, premium bedding, down comforters, and complimentary bottled water.
The hotel's bistro, Avenue, serves international cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner.
Know as Penthouse 21; this beautiful rooftop bar is the highest in Athens, as well as the whole of Greece.
Up here, you can enjoy stunning views of Athens, both from the rooftop pool and the comfortable pool loungers.
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, this wonderful rooftop bar is furnished in a classic Mediterranean style, which provides a cozy and relaxed environment.
The service is excellent, the drinks are varied and of high quality, and the atmosphere is exclusive, making this one of the best destinations in Athens for a business lunch or a romantic date.
Penthouse 21 is an accessible location, so reservations are recommended.
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