Hotels in the city of sunlit splendour - Athens, Greece

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, as well as one of the most ancient cities in the world. Its residents have included Aristotle and Plato, and other world-famous philosphers, intellectuals, and academics. Athens is also known for its many ancient sites, such as the Parthenon.

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6 best luxury hotels in Athens

1. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

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Set in the Athenian Riviera, the 5-star Four Seasons Astir Palace boasts 8 restaurants and bars, a spa centre with 10 treatment rooms, a fitness centre and a private beach area. Surrounded by pine trees, the hotel consists of 2 different buildings and also includes 5 tennis courts in its premises. Elegantly decorated in soft tones, the air-conditioned rooms and suites at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens are fitted with modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. They all offer views over the pine trees or the sea, while some come with private pool. Guests can start their day with an American buffet breakfast served in the dining area. For lunch or dinner, guests can choose among Greek seafood, Italian cuisine or Latin American grill accompanied by fine wine and served at the on-site restaurants. Some of the world’s finest cigars, rare cognacs and whiskeys can also be enjoyed at the cigar lounge. The on-site spa centre includes an indoor lap pool, hammam, vitality pool and chill showers and also offers a variety of massages and other treatments. Yoga classes are available at the fitness area, while water sport activities such as wind surfing, sea kayak and snorkeling can be enjoyed at the private beach area.

2. The Modernist Athens

The Modernist Hotel Athens

Located in Kolonaki and housed in the former Canadian Embassy, within 1,650 feet of Lycabettus Hill and 1,950 feet of Athens Music Hall, The Modernist Athens provides accommodation with a restaurant. Offering a fitness centre, the property is located within 1,950 feet of Museum of Cycladic Art. The property features a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available. The property also offers a turntable with its own vinyl collection as well as a trolley stocked with premium spirits. Fitted with parquet floor, Marshall speakers and a flat-screen, satellite TV, all elegantly decorated and air-conditioned units in the hotel feature a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Certain rooms at The Modernist Athens also provide guests with a balcony. All guest rooms will provide guests with an espresso machine. A buffet breakfast, prepared with selected ingredients, is served each morning at the property.

3. The Azur Hotel Athens

The Azur Hotel Athens

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Situated in Athens, 350 feet from Vouliagmeni Beach, Azur Hotel has a number of amenities, including a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and free WiFi. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Vouliagmeni Marina. The property is set in the Vouliagmeni district, 1,650 feet from its centre. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom and free toiletries, while each room also opens to a balcony. All rooms include a wardrobe. Some rooms feature a private pool. Azur Hotel offers a sun terrace. With staff speaking Greek, English and Arabic, advice is available at the reception.

4. Grande Bretagne

Grand Bretagne

With a prime location, opposite Constitution Square and the House of Parliament, the Grande Bretagne boasts luxurious rooms and stunning city views from its magnificent rooftop terrace. WiFi is offered in all rooms and areas. The lavish rooms are appointed with the finest furnishings. The marble bathrooms feature a vanity counter, separate bathtub, and shower. Some rooms have balconies facing the Acropolis, and the daily changing of the guard at the parliament building. From Grande Bretagne’s Roof Garden Restaurant you can see the original Olympic Stadium as you dive into the pool; the Acropolis from your barstool; the Parthenon as you sample the finest Mediterranean cuisine. The Grande Bretagne Spa offers a thermal suite, complete with herbal bath, grotto, ice fountain, couples retreat and indoor pool. Guests can indulge in ouzo oil massages. From private dining parties at The Cellar, to VIP airport transfer, the legendary Grande Bretagne prides itself on its service.

5. Green Suites Boutique Hotel

Green Suites Boutique Hotel

Green Suites Boutique Hotel has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Athens. 2.5 miles from National Archaeological Museum of Athens and 3.1 miles from National Theatre of Greece, the property provides a garden and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Every room is equipped with a coffee machine, while some rooms also offer a balcony and others also have city views. At Green Suites Boutique Hotel all rooms have bed linen and towels.

6. Electra Metropolis

Electra Metropolis

Located in the heart of Athens, just 650 feet from Syntagma Square, the modern Electra Metropolis boasts a small, rooftop pool with waterfall effect, and a sun terrace with views over the city. Gourmet dishes and refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed at the top-floor restaurant or at the M Bar offering panoramic views over the Acropolis. The elegant rooms and suites at Electra Metropolis feature modern decor, wooden floors and warm tones. Each includes a marble-tiled bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and organic KORRES toiletries. A work desk, 40'' Smart TV with satellite channels, a laptop safe and a mini bar are standard. Free WiFi access is provided throughout. A retro-style lounge area, where guests can enjoy a coffee or a drink, is featured at the unique sky-light atrium decorated with Fassianos artwork and located at the center of the building. Guests can also taste Mediterranean flavours at the ground-floor bistro featuring an open kitchen. Extra services include a 24-hour front desk and room service. Restaurants, bars and shops can be found just steps from Electra Metropolis, while the scenic Plaka area can be reached within a 10-minute walk. The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, 21.1 miles from the property.

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