The Best Boutique Hotels in Athens

Dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks and nestled at the heart of Ancient Greece, it’s no wonder that Athens wins over curious tourists each year. Here are nine hip boutique hotels to keep in mind when planning your next trip to Athens.

Dave Red Athens

Dave Red Athens

3 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

87 | Free WiFi; Pet friendly; Airport shuttle | 1

Omonia Square; National Archaeological Museum; Temple of Hephaestus

If you’re looking for an unconventional stay in the city, Dave Red Athens gives you the ultimate urban experience, especially when it comes to nightlife (the basement is a techno club). Retro design, hand-picked vintage pieces, and vibrant colors decorate the hotel.

Lighthouse Athens

Lighthouse Athens

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

220 | Outdoor pool; Free WiFi; Spa; Facilities for disabled guests | 1

Omonia Square; Monastiraki Square; Acropolis; Acropolis Museum

With the mantra “work hard, play harder” pinned at the top of their website, Lighthouse Athens boasts an in-house club as the perfect ending to any night out. Based right in front of Omonia Square, guests have exquisite views of Athens’ core, especially from the new rooftop bar and pool. This hotel puts moodiness at the center of its design with a bold, dark interior and high-end feel.

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AthensWas Hotel

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

21 | Free WiFi; Breakfast included; Fitness center | 2

Acropolis; Acropolis Museum; Aeropagitou Street; Odeon of Herodes Theater

Located in the heart of downtown Athens on Dionysiou Areopagitou—Greece’s most legendary pedestrian street—AthensWas offers a superior location and five-star accommodations. Expect contemporary rooms exuding comfort with views of the city and the Acropolis.

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Credit: Anna Bonnet


5 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

6 | Free WiFi; Laundry service; Breakfast included | 0

The Benaki Museum; Museum of Cycladic Art; Omonia Square

Tucked away in a 1920s townhouse in the chic neighborhood of Kolonaki, Shila is designed to sweep its guests off their feet and into the history of this timeless building. Custom-made and antique furnishings decorate the interior of each suite and the Library Lounge, while the Rooftop Garden offers plush seating and luscious greenery that immediately instills enjoyment.

Perianth Hotel_ CREDIT - @perianthhotel
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Perianth Hotel

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

38 | Free WiFi; Room service; Spa; Facilities for disabled guests | 1

Acropolis; Anafiotika; Erechtheion; Temple of Hephaestus

Priding itself on turning simplistic style into elegance, the Perianth Hotel captures the essence of what it means to be a modern, luxury hotel in a city with ancient history. The architects renovated the hotel to enhance its original building structure, using black, gray, and dark green mosaic floor tiles, combined with swarthy marble elements. Each room leads to the main lounge, providing the feel of staying in your own home rather than at a hotel.

Ergon House

Ergon House

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

38 | Breakfast included; Fitness center; Car service; Free cancellation | 2

Syntagma Metro Station; Ermou Street; Anafiotika; Monastiraki Square

A stay at the Ergon House reminds us that the table is at the heart of the home. Hospitality and Greek cooking intersect at the in-house modern-day Agora marketplace (we recommend sitting around the 200-year old olive tree while eating their farm-to-table dishes). Conveniently located above the hotel’s food market, Ergon House’s contemporary rooms sport light interiors.

The Modernist

The Modernist

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

38 | Airport shuttle; Room service; Facilities for disabled guests | 2

Museum of Cycladic Art; Benaki Museum; Ermou Street

Find a deeper connection with yourself and the culture of Athens at The Modernist. Small details and simple touches dress these modern rooms, making guests feel right at home. From the bathroom amenities to the design of the space, everything is crafted and sourced from local creatives.

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Gatsby Athens Hotel

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

33 | Free WiFi; Room service; Airport shuttle | 2

Acropolis; Monastiraki Square; Parthenon; Temple of Hephaestus

This 33-key boutique hotel offers guests an exclusive experience in the city of Athens. All rooms have the option of balconies or terraces with private outdoor seating, cinemas, and hot tubs. Architecture-wise, Gatsby Athens occupies a remodeled 1930s Art Deco-style landmark building.

Andronis Athens

Andronis Athens

4 Stars | Website | Athens International Airport (ATH)

6 | Free WiFi; Room service; Airport shuttle | 1

Acropolis; Ermou Street; Parthenon; National Theatre of Greece

Andronis Athens has six contemporary suites for those that want to explore the clash between the new and old culture of this historic city. Those who value European cafe culture will love the outdoor patio at iFeel cafe on the first floor (if you ask us, it’s the perfect spot for sipping an espresso and people-watching).

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