Through the last decade, Athens city center has transformed into a lively hub offering creative food scene, hip coffee bars, and edgy art spaces while the new generation of Athenians has reused the old urban buildings redesigning and converting them into stylish modern boutique hotels with a twist. Here, we hand-picked the most interesting brand-new boutique hotels of Athens of which architecture, design, and bar-restaurants have changed the city’s cultural map.
Located on Agia Eirini, one of the locals’ favourite squares, with flower shops and cafes, The Perianth, meaning an inner part of the flower, is an oasis in the heart of Athens. Built in the 1930s and redesigned by the country’s best design team, the hotel includes elegantly decorated rooms and suites with a retro flavor, curated by modern Greek contemporary artists. Visit the hotel’s Italian bistro, Il Baretto and experience its cosmopolitan Mediterranean cuisine with influences from Greek gastronomy as well, the signature cocktails.
Address: 2, Limpona Street, Athina 105 60, Greece Phone: +30 21 0321 6660
Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection
Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection is a luxury boutique hotel located in the center of Athens, very close to the Academy of Athens. Member of Marriott, this boutique hotel has been inspired by Plato’s Academy offering elegant rooms that will awaken your senses. Join the hotel’s amenities like a heated pool, a stylish lobby lounge, world-class fine dining at Symposium Restaurant and a luxury spa and experience a memorable stay with comfort and intellectuality.
Address: 38 Akadimias, Omirou Street, Athina 106 72, Greece Phone: +30 21 0367 0000
Athens Starlight Hotel
Located in The Commercial Triangle area, near Monastiraki square, Athens Starlight Hotel is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to go deep into their pockets. With a modern design, the hotel offers a variety of 8 room types, including stylish rooms and suites, decorated with elegance, modern furnishings and an array of amenities. Within a walking distance, you can visit the most major sights of the city, while the hotel is next to hipster restaurants, traditional taverns, trendy bars, and shops.
Address: Agathonos 9, Athina 105 51, Greece Phone: +30 21 0321 1686
Micon lofts suites and apartments is an elegant boutique hotel in the center of Athens, across a charming pedestrian street. Apart from its comfortable and fully equipped suites and apartments, the hotel features access to a shared terrace with views overlooking Acropolis and the city of Athens. Especially for those who have an early or late flight, there is access to the groundbreaking decompression lounge where you can store your luggage, take a hot shower, and relax.
Address: Esopou 3, Athina 105 54, Greece Phone: +30 21 0323 5307
Just a short walk away from Syntagma, Plaka, and Monastiraki, Manor House, Suites and Apartments is housed in two neoclassical buildings within a close distance offering stylish accommodation. Its 16 suites provide a luxurious simplicity with modern furniture, chic decoration, and a deluxe environment. Start an amazing day in Athens by enjoying local delicacies in the breakfast room or working out in the fabulous 19th-century building that hosts the hotel’s fitness room.
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Address: 2 Athinaidos, Evaggelistrias &, Athina 105 60, Greece Phone: +30 21 1105 2100
Blend Hotel Athens
Connecting old and new Athens style, Blend Hotel is a great example of an innovative redesign of an old urban building of the mid-1800s. Located in the Commercial Triangle district, in the heart of Athens downtown where the modern, hipster and artsy town’s heartbeats, Blend hotel features 24 minimalistic stylish rooms overlooking the hotel-front pedestrian street with the medieval churches while some of them have great views to the Acropolis. If you want to experience Athens nightlife, you don’t have to go further enough. Just on the building’s ground floor, Folk, the resident restaurant, the hotel’s bar-restaurant is a great spot where you can savor unique tastes and mingle with locals.
Address: Vissis 2, Athina 105 51, Greece Phone: +30 21 0322 1552
The Editor Hotel
Once upon a time it hosted one of Greece’s most widely read sports newspapers and the amazing lifting has given this building not only a new life but also put The Editor- member of TresorHotels – HIP. Hospitality, on the map of our favourite city hotels! Located in the city’s most stylish neighborhood, you will be spoilt with entertaining choices if you choose to walk out. The 40 rooms and suites, ranging between 20 and 45sqm, are a warm homage dedicated to the new age Traveller. Don’t miss to check out The Publisher restaurant, which serves all-day a variety of interesting dishes and say farewell to the day from its rooftop bar with a glass of wine in your hand.
Comfort: The Editor Hotel
Address: 5-7 Voreou, Karori &, Athina 105 51 Phone: 21 0331 1444
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