A cradle of civilisation, Greece and its historic landscapes have long fired the imagination of many a traveller. And, if you plan on visiting the capital city of Athens, the spectacular ancient buildings of the Acropolis are sure to be on your ‘to do’ list.
Its striking location overlooking much of the city also means someone staying in the right hotel will be guaranteed a breathtaking view of this majestic monument. These are some of the best hotels for those looking to enjoy views of the Acropolis, that will leave you spellbound - day or night.
Past guests rave about the views from the three-star Plaka Hotel, and they’ve good reason. Located in the historic centre of Athens, it offers spectacular views of the Acropolis from its rooftop bar. It is also just five minutes away from Syntagma Square on foot. A metro station is also close by - perfect for exploring the wider city. A number of galleries and the Ermou Street shopping area are also nearby.
This superbly rated hotel also offers room service and a currency exchange, the latter perfect for converting any leftover currency before jetting home from your memorable stay.
Address: 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos, Athens, 105 56, Greece (see map)
Price: From 79.20 EUR (94.51 USD)
Star Rating: 3 stars
Travelers Review: Superb 9.0 (from 1,885 reviews)
This superbly rated hotel is another location with great views looking up to the Acropolis. It is also just yards away from the new Acropolis Museum, as well as several other popular landmarks and handily placed next to the Akropolis Metro station, for ease of getting around the city. And, it boasts a rooftop terrace - perfect for soaking up those Acropolis views.
It is also family friendly, with family rooms available and a children’s corner full of colouring books and board games, to keep the little tykes occupied while you enjoy the views. A 24-hour front desk is available, perfect for late arrivals or early departures, and the free WiFi will help keep you connected with the outside world during your stay - assuming, of course, that you want to.
AD Athens Luxury Rooms & Suites
Address: Athanasiou Diakou 4 Makrygianni, Athens, 11742, Greece (see map)
Price: From 99 EUR (118.14 USD)
Travelers Review: Superb 9.3 (from 381 reviews)
This modern hotel is another entry with a great location. It is just a few hundred yards from the New Acropolis Museum and the National Museum of Contemporary Art is just feet away. Those who splash out a little extra for the hotel’s attic suite will also find themselves with their own private rooftop terrace and garden, from which to drink in those spectacular Acropolis views.
Seasoned travellers will be pleased to know that there is an airport shuttle, as well as cleaning services, luggage storage, free WiFi and laptop safes. The friendly staff and large rooms have also won praise from past guests, who’ve rated their stay as exceptional. There’s no parking on site, although there is parking nearby for 8 EUR a day (9.55 USD).
NLH FIX | Neighborhood Lifestyle Hotels
Address: Leoforos Andrea Siggrou 64, Athens, 11742, Greece (see map)
Price: From 89.60 EUR (106.92 USD)
Star Rating: 4 stars
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.5 (from 395 reviews)
The stylish 18 Micon Str. has a superb reputation among past guests for the quality of its industrial-style decor, central location in a bustling square close to a number of restaurants, and the helpfulness of staff. A number of the rooms also boast private balconies with views across to the Acropolis, perfect for a romantic getaway, and the iconic landmark is also within comfortable walking distance.
Those eager to soak up the atmosphere of the city will enjoy the Monastiraki Flea Market, a couple of hundred yards from the hotel entrance. Transport links are also good - the rail stations of Monastiraki and Thissio are close by and there is private car parking available close to the hotel for just 10 EUR per day (11.93 USD), should you be thinking of hiring a vehicle during your stay.
18 Micon Str.
Address: Mikonos 18, Athens, 10554, Greece (see map)
Price: From 88 EUR (105.01 USD)
Travelers Review: Superb 9.4 (from 315 reviews)
A romantic rooftop meal with views of the Acropolis awaits guests who choose the Zillers Boutique Hotel for their stay. It has a bar and restaurant on its top floor, as well as a sun terrace for whiling away a hot Mediterranean day or chilling to evening views of the Acropolis.
This four-star hotel, which has a superb reputation among past guests, also offers an airport shuttle and concierge service, as well as a 24-hour reception desk - handy for travellers. Culture vultures will also enjoy the fact there are a number of galleries close by, while those keen on a little retail therapy are also well catered for, as Monastiraki Square is close by.
The Zillers Boutique Hotel
Address: 54 Mitropoleos, Athens, 10563, Greece (see map)
Price: From 135 EUR (161.27 USD)
Star Rating: 4 stars
Travelers Review: Superb 9.4 (from 540 reviews)
Tuck into Greek cuisine while enjoying the view of the Parthenon from the rooftop restaurant on the seventh floor of the AthensWas Hotel. This four-star hotel, which boasts a superb reputation, is located on the scenic street of Dionysiou Areopagitou and is well-placed for a number of attractions. Syntagma Square is only 10 minutes away, while the Temple of Olympian Zeus is very close to the hotel.
The Roman-era outdoor amphitheatre of Odeon of Herodes Atticus is also within a short distance - and has played host to concerts by everyone from Placido Domingo to the Foo Fighters - so music and theatre fans will be in their element. The nearby Akropolis metro station and the hotel’s airport shuttle service are also handy for travellers without their own vehicle.
Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 5, Athens, 11742, Greece (see map)
Price: From 131.75 EUR (157.22 USD)
Star Rating: 4 stars
Travelers Review: Superb 9.4 (from 799 reviews)
With a name like 360 Degrees, it’s no surprise that this hotel boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Acropolis. Its rooftop bar and restaurant, which includes an outdoor terrace, is the perfect spot from which to admire the view. And those hoping to be close to the action will delight in the hotel’s location in the popular Monastiraki Square, with its famous market.
Naturally, this location makes the hotel very well placed for transport links and a number of local attractions. There is a metro station right outside the hotel, while the Old Town is just a five minutes’ walk away. And shopaholics will be pleased to note that the shops of Ermou Street are only a three minutes distance, by foot. Unsurprisingly, the hotel’s location and amazing views were highly praised by past guests, who rate it as superb.
Address: Monastiraki Square, Athens, 10555, Greece (see map)
Price: From 110 EUR (131.26 USD)
Travelers Review: Superb 9.4 (from 1,348 reviews)
The boutique Home and Poetry hotel is in a great location for those looking to visit the Acropolis in person - the iconic Parthenon is only 350 yards (320 meters) away. Naturally, this close proximity also makes for great views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its rooftop terrace makes for a great place to have breakfast, or simply while away time, looking at the view.
The surrounding area is home to a number of restaurants and other local attractions and, when you return after a busy day of sightseeing, you’ll be able to kick back and relax in the stylish and clean hotel accommodation - which has been praised by past guests for its decor. What’s more, it is also one of the most affordable hotels on this list, perfect for those eager to get up close to an icon of the ancient world without breaking the bank.
Home and Poetry
Address: Lysikratous 10, Athens, 10558, Greece (see map)
Price: From 65 EUR (77.56 USD)
Travelers Review: Superb 9.2 (from 275 reviews)
Another centrally located hotel, the Andronis Athens is well placed, close to Monastiraki Square and its popular market, which is only a couple of hundred yards away, as well as the Ermou Street shopping area. A number of restaurants and bars are also close by, although the hotel does have its own a la carte restaurant on site, too.
Those who plan on using a vehicle to explore the wider area will also be pleased to note that there is free private parking available, nearby. While those who plan to use public transport to get around are also catered for, with a shuttle service removing the hassle of getting to and from the airport. The rail stations of Thissio and Monastiraki are also close by.
Address: Karaiskaki 33 Str, Athens, 12421, Greece (see map)
Price: From 142.80 EUR (170.40 USD)
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.7 (from 128 reviews)
Soak up the view while soaking up some rays with a stay at the four-star Herodion Hotel. It’s roof garden, which has sun loungers and hot tubs, offers a stunning vista of the city - and up to the Acropolis itself. The hotel is home to two restaurants: the Atrium, which serves a Greek a la carte menu and PointA, a rooftop dining experience that includes an outdoor terraced area - perfect for a romantic meal for two. Bear in mind though, that PointA only operates during the warmer summer months.
The site is well placed for a number of attractions, located close to the Acropolis Museum and just 15 minutes away from Syntagma Square on foot. A metro station is also nearby.
Address: 4 Rovertou Galli Street, Athens, 11742, Greece (see map)
Price: From 87.40 EUR (104.29 USD)
Star Rating: 4 stars
Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.9 (from 1,577 reviews)
Wondrous views for everyone
You’re spoilt for choice when staying in Athens. The Acropolis’ elevated position over the city means many hotels offer a superb view of this ancient wonder. And with such a wide variety of accommodation options available, there’s a stay to suit every taste and budget.
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