While not filled with sky-high buildings, Athens is very much filled with great rooftop restaurant and bars, offering some of the most historic views the world has to offer.
Thanks to the pleasant and warm Mediterranean climate, it possible for most rooftops here to be stay open for dining and drinks all year around.
Our list of the 10 best Athens rooftop restaurants holds many stylish and romantic venues with amazing views over the city and famous monuments, including the Acropplis. With lovely views and tasty food, what can go wrong?
Found in the heart of Athens downtown, NYX Rooftop is an elevated lifestyle entry in the Athenian gastro-scene.
Perched on top of the fantastic Academias Hotel, the glamorous rooftop blends interior and outdoor seating, and comes surrounded with amazing 360° views over Athens. From the majestic Acropolis to the picturesque Lycabettus Hill.
Up here you can enjoy a menu that draws on elements of the Asian tradition. Chef Dimitris Kotsalis and his team curate an inspiring selection of dishes influenced by Japanese gastronomy, and filled with fresh produce.
Try some of the raw dishes and hot appetizers, share some sashimi, NYX signature rolls and nigiri, or go for the hot dishes, like 'Flap Steak Black Angus' and 'Chicken Teriyaki'. The dishes are tastefully blended with crafted signature cocktails, as well as a fine array of wines and sake.
Elegant and chic, NYX Rooftop invites to nights with a truly unique dining and drinking experience, high above Athens.
Omirou 19, Athina 106 19
Set on top of the superb Athens Capital Center Hotel, Mappemonde Restaurant, Bar & Lounge offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a view.
The rooftop venue includes an elegant dining room, as well as a spacious terrace mixing dining tables, comfy lounge sofas and a pool. And most of all, an unbelievable view over the Athens rooftops, to Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.
The Mappemonde menu inivtes you on a journey to the heart of the sun-drenched Mediterranean region, featuring creative dishes made with fresh products.
Dishes from the award winning chefs includes salmon and tuna carpaccio, crispy quinoa salad, tasty meats and hearty desserts.
Complementing the food you find an impressive wine list, and from the rooftop bar you can order crafted signature cocktails, as well as classics with a twist.
From business lunches to romantic evenings with a loved one, Mappemonde Restaurant, Bar & Lounge offers a special and elevated Athens experience.
4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2, Kriezotou street, Athina 106 71
Daily: Lunch / Dinner
The elegant, lush and airy Point-a Bar & Restaurant is found on the 5th floor of the fabulous Herodion Hotel.
289 meters from the Acropolis, and 85 meters from the Acropolis Museum, the rooftop holds a prime position, and alos offers breathtaking and unobstructed 360° views over some of Athens most famous landmarks.
Mixing a 7 meter long bar and relaxed lounge chairs with intimate table arrangement, this is a rooftop made for special evenings.
The Point-a rooftop menu is inventive and eclectic, featuring delicious Mediterranean cuisine with Greek traditional influences.
From starters and salads to pastas and mains, like 'Angus Beef Striploin' and 'Sea Bass', the dishes are authentic, with an emphasis on presentation and flavour through quality ingredients.
You can also indulge in an extensive range of alluring signature cocktails, wines and spirits, perfect for sophisticated and stylish Athens summer nights.
Rovertou Galli 4a, Athina 117 42
Daily: Dinner (May - October)
Manouka is a stylish day & night gastrobar, set on the 7th floor of the fabulous Athens Utopia Ermou.
With a prime location between Monastiraki Square and Syntagma Square, the sleek, natural and spacious indoor / outdoor rooftop comes surrounded with uninterrupted and panoramic views over Athens.
Overlooking the majestic Acropolis, here you can indulge in crafted, contemporary and creative cuisine, presenting selected Greek flavors.
Created by chef Marina Ntemollai, dishes are served from brunch to late dinner, and they are complemented with a prime selection of more than 100 wines by the glass.
For elegant-relaxed outings with panoramic views and crafted food, Manouka rooftop restaurant is a great option.
Ermou 46, Athina 105 63
Daily: Brunch / Lunch / Dinner
Spanish / South American
On the 10th floor of the fantastic hotel Electra Metropolis you find one of the most luxurious rooftop restaurants Athens has to offer.
Called Metropolis Roof Garden, this elevated gourmet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Here you get introduced to creative Mediterranean cuisine and fusion dishes, and are invitet to open up to the irresistible draw of original flavors.
Add an impressive wine list, as well as a stunning view to the Acropolis and the bustling city life beneath, and you sense that Metropolis Roof Garden is something out of the ordinary.
The rooftop at Electra Metropolis also includes the casual chic rooftop M Bar, serveing crafted signature cocktails and DJ tunes.
METROPOLIS ROOF GARDEN
Electra Metropolis Hotel, Mitropoleos 15, Athina 105 57
Daily: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
The lovely Central Athens Hotel comes with an equally lovely Athens rooftop venue, called Thea Terrace Bar & Restaurant.
Strategically situated in the picturesque area of Plaka, the charming terrace comes with a mix of stylish dining tables and high-top bar stools, as well as a magnificent view over the city center and the Acropolis.
The rooftop menu includes a great selection of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, from salads and pasta to seafood and burgers, along with a full bar serving both classic and signature cocktails, as well as a nice selection of wine.
While the bar is open for drinks and bites from early day to late night, the rooftop restaurant is only available for dinner.
Central Hotel, Apollonos 21, Athina 105 57
Greek / Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Athens, the Tudor Hall Restaurants offers stunning, 7th-floor views of the city and the Acropolis, and delicious, contemporary Greek cuisine.
Perched on top of the fabulous King George II Palace Hotel, and classified as one of the best restaurants in Greece for several years in a row, the Tudor Hall focuses on traditional Greek food with a modern touch that enhances its unique characteristics.
Both the food and the drinks are high in quality, with well-made signature cocktails and a long list of wines going hand in hand with the dishes.
Open from early breakfast (for in-house guests only) through late dinner, the Tudor Hall is is a great rooftop for an elegant and tasty evening with a view.
Reservations are encouraged for dinner, as is dressing formally while attending.
Vasileos Georgiou A 3, Athina 105 64
Daily: Breakfast (in-house guests) / Dinner
The Sky Lounge is widely considered one of the most stylish Athens rooftops, thanks in part to its stunning 9th-floor views of the city, and the beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant you can find up here.
Measuring 22 meters in length and equipped with a jacuzzi, Sky Lounge's rooftop pool is an ideal location for splashing around during hot days and relaxing after a busy day exploring the city.
The entire rooftop, the pool, and the lounge are exclusive to guests during the daytime, making it an excellent choice for those looking for privacy; at night, however, it opens to the public and attracts quite the crowd, thanks to the bar's energetic atmosphere and the restaurant's delicious Greek cuisine.
Drink wise, expect a fantastic collection of local wines and signature cocktails, all pairing wonderfully with the restaurant's fare.
Though the hotel is open year-round, this beautiful rooftop venue is only accessible from May to October.
SKY LOUNGE ROOFTOP DINING BAR
Melia Athens, 14 Chalkokondili & 28th October Ave, Athens 106 77
Set on the 8th floor of the luxurious Hotel Grande Bretagne, the GB Roof Garden offers unforgettable views of Athens and the Syntagma Square, as well as the Acropolis.
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as stylish and modern furnishings, the GB Roof Garden is a fantastic venue for fine dining and relaxing drinks.
The rooftop restaurant is one of the best in the city and the proud holder of several awards. It serves New Mediterranean cuisine, and it's an obligated visit for foodies.
The rooftop bar is known for its exclusive and cosmopolitan atmosphere, as well as it's enormous cocktail menu, which features over 50 different cocktails, some classics, and some available only at the GB Roof Garden.
While the venue is open year-long, the menu and the atmosphere tends to shift depending on the season.
While the bar requires no reservations and works on a first-come, first-served basis, eating at the restaurant is different, and you are recommended to make reservations well in advance.
GB ROOF GARDEN
Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Athina 105 64
Daily: Lunch / Dinner
Located on top of one of Athen's most famous hotels, and overlooking the Syntagma Square, the Art Lounge Restauran at NEW Hotel is a stylish and modern rooftop terrace, known for its stunning architecture and jaw-dropping views.
Tastefully furnished and decorated with art pieces and an enormous library with over 2000 art books, which you can peruse to your heart's content, Art Lounge is heaven for art lovers, as well as a fantastic venue for those looking for a new experience.
Up here, you can enjoy delicious Greek and Mediterranean food, as well as international cuisine with Mediterranean touches; drink-wise, you can find a fantastic collection of wines, delicious cocktails, and liquors from around the world.
Open for lunch and dinner; Art Lounge Restaurant is the perfect venue for enjoying literature, stunning views, and delicious food and drinks.
16 Filellinon Street, 10557, Athens
Daily: Lunch / Dinner
Greek / Mediterranean
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