Top 20 Cool and Unique Hotels in Athens 2023

A stroll through Athens is an exciting journey through history, which is why millions of tourists flock to its multi-layered, storytelling streets each year. There’s also a very hip, energetic and creative side to the city and this is very evident in the city’s extensive cluster of hotels which reflect its vibrant rhythm of life and trendy urban vibe. To help you choose one for your city break, from eclectic boutiques to classic Athenian masterpieces, here are my favourite cool and unique hotels in Athens, Greece…

14 Reasons Why l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Instagrammable Design
14 Reasons Why
SOUL l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Views
Neoma l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Trendy Design
Best For Instagrammable Design

14 Reasons Why

Hip hotels in Athens

Trendy hotels in Athens

14 Reasons Why Hotel Athens

This elegant hotel was designed, first and foremost, to fulfill the desires of the luxury traveller. It lies a 2-minute walk away from Monastiraki Square, and a mere 5 minutes’ walk from the world-famous Acropolis.

Accentuating industrial vibes through a concrete and steel aura, the exclusive, game-changing design of 14 Reasons Why turns a simple journey into an unforgettable experience.

With impeccable attention to detail, this newly built city hotel boasts 14 guestrooms with tasteful décor, featuring an LCD TV, a minibar, an espresso machine, and an electric kettle. Each room has a different name. A budget-friendly option is the Happy Room, where pops of yellow soothe the senses and quirky internal features add a playful touch. The most popular, however, is the Chic Suite, dressed in pink and clad in Seletti World neon art letters. In this peaceful cocoon, you’ll find a unique woven armchair by Saba Italia and wood-looking tiles, highlighting its cosiness.

The lobby, equipped with unique designer furniture, welcomes guests to a generous à la carte breakfast with fresh seasonal ingredients, prepared upon request by the chefs. You can choose from a variety of savoury and sweet dishes, such as handmade cheese pie with scrambled eggs or pancakes with Greek pastry cream.


Trendy chic and unique aesthetic

Cool location near Monastiraki Square

Each room offers a distinct character

Fresh à la carte options


No Smart TVs

Some rooms can be small

Some bathrooms are small

Best For Views


SOUL Athens Hotel

Hotel with a rooftop pool in Athens

Born out of a love for Greek culture in pursuit of an ultimate haven for the discerning traveller, SOUL is nestled in the heart and soul of Athens. It is situated near to Parthenon and Syntagma Square and provides round-trip airport shuttles to allow guests the chance to stay stress-free. With Monastiraki Square reachable within 500 metres, and dozens of bars, restaurants, and cafés within 1 kilometre, you really can’t go wrong here.

The hotel’s design features add a flamboyant flair to your vacation. From the street-art-lined exterior to the vibrant colours inside, and charming rattan elements dotted around, the property is clad head to toe in retro chic.

The 49 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms and suites offer a minimalist ambiance combined with high-quality linens, a TV with Netflix, and a walk-in shower complete with soothing bath amenities. Whichever room type you choose, the cosy features and high-end appliances will ensure you’re always pampered in elegance. If you opt for a unit with a balcony, you can revel in awe-inspiring birds-eye views of the city streets, as you draw your adrenaline-fuelled days to a close.

A rooftop which features jaw-dropping city and Acropolis panoramas features in this character-filled property, alongside a plunge pool where you can soak the senses. There’s also a quaint outdoor patio spot on the street, perfect for an afternoon coffee as you watch the world go by.  


Retro chic and vivid ambience

Near Parthenon and Syntagma Square

High-end appliances and pampering amenities

Rooftop with Acropolis panoramas


Bustling area so some street noise

Some rooms can be small

The rooftop area can get busy

Best For Trendy Design


Neoma Athens Hotel

Instagrammable hotels in Athens

Stylish hotel in Athens

The word Neoma in Greek origin means ‘new moon; pleasantness’, and this is truly fitting with this lush hotel. Neoma sits in the center of Athens, secluded on the foot of Filapappou Hill. A stone’s throw away from beloved landmarks such as the Acropolis, and a well-connected subway station, you are really in the heart of Athens here.

Enchanted by the secrets of the sky, the Neoma is a peaceful sanctuary by day, transforming into a vibrant hub at night to embody the surrounding hustle and bustle.

The uniquely designed, bright, and elegant guestrooms feature eclectic city views and minimalist designs of muted tones and sleek lines, offering the peaceful respite to connect with natural beauty in your very own enclave. From soothing palettes to rich materials and bold accents, every detail was considered when crafting the rooms, whether you choose one with a city or hill view. You’re in for a treat if you book the Panorama or the Neoma Grand suite, both sleek sanctuaries bathed in natural light, consisting of separate seating areas embracing a graceful urban concept.

The hotel’s rooftop terrace boasts captivating city views and sets the stage for an exclusive pool experience. Neoma Sky Restaurant & Bar and Neoma Bistrot serve up classic favourites and innovative creations, topped by impeccable service and elegant night-time vibes.

The energy, bold attitude, and playful irreverence of Athens’s thriving scene are embraced at this brand-new contemporary haven.


Elegant minimalist aesthetics

Near the Acropolis and subway

Enchanting night ambiance

Vibrant sky restaurant


Rooftop area gets a little crowded

Some noise from lively surroundings

Parking options are limited

Best For Rooftop Bar


Best Boutique hotels in Athens

Themed hotel in Athens

Chic hotel in Athens

Gatsby Boutique Hotels Athens

Designed in homage to the owner’s favorite novel, Gatsby Hotel stands as an irrepressible joie de vivre in the historic centre of downtown Athens. Many of the city’s major landmarks, museums and quaint neighborhoods are on your doorstep, while a 20-minute walk will land you at the Acropolis and its outstanding museum. The surrounding vicinity plays host to many tiny houses built in the 1800s, and the narrow alleys reveal a totally different side to Athens.

The roaring 1920s meets the 21st century at this sophisticated abode. Though the name may be as American as they come, Gatsby is a glimpse of timeless Athenian style, presenting a thoroughly homegrown Greek version of the Fitzgerald character’s carefree fantasy life. The Art Deco echoes which suffuse the interior design offer an unmistakably hedonistic outlook, which spreads into its 33 boutique rooms.

The rooms are given playful yet thoughtfully appointed names, from the Juliet Petite to the Bubbly and Gatsby suites. There are 33 in total, across six categories. They all come with parquet flooring, Nespresso machines, and diamond-tiled bathrooms stocked by Ortigia toiletries. You’re in for a real treat if you book the Gatsby Suite, which offers a fabulous terrace with an outdoor hot tub and private cinema.

The hotel’s social spaces are just as prominent as its guestrooms, with an all-day restaurant and bar serving up contemporary, Mediterranean flavours. Cloud 9, the guests-only rooftop bar boasts astonishing views of central Athens and adds a creative flair to your evening’s social antics.

There’s also a small gym in the basement, as well as a treatment room for facials and massages.


Unique Art Deco Design

Quirky Named Boutique Rooms

Rooftop bar with Athens Views

Opulent Gatsby Suite


Limited gym facilities

Limited spa treatment options

Some street noise

Best For Spa and Wellness

Life Gallery

Luxury Hotels Athens

Life Gallery Athens

Hip Hotels Athens

Life Gallery is a proud member of the Bluegr Hotels & Resorts group. The tranquil environs of the swimming pool and its fragrant gardens, and the industry-leading treatment rooms of the in-house spa, invite guests to unwind in an oasis of calm. You will find this hotel in Ekali, a northern suburb of Athens.

This 5-star boutique hotel blends natural splendor with a contemporary outlook, offering a one-of-a-kind haven of serenity. From gorgeous modern architecture to exquisite minimalist design, balance and harmony radiate through the hotel’s ethnic design elements. The branded furniture and luxury glass surfaces further emanate this charm.

There are many room types to choose from. The spacious and stylish Art Studios reflect the eclectic vibes of the city and are designed with modern décor and branded furniture, as well as all the comforts and conveniences needed for a truly relaxing stay. The Executive Room Mountain View is another type that is popular for those looking to soak up panoramic views and pamper in luxury.

You can taste the new KOOL Life bar menu for a healthy feast, after kicking back by the unique glass-wall swimming pool in the wellness center, a space perfect for Instagram shots!


Fusion of modern architecture and ethnic elements

Panoramic Mountain Views

Fragrant gardens and spa

Healthy KOOL bar menu


Can get booked up

Pool can be crowded

Best For Great Location

The Gem Society

Cute Hotels in Athens

Stylish hotel in Athens

Stylish hotel in Athens

Here we have a hip boutique for discerning travelers, which pulls all strings to ensure a bespoke Athenian experience is provided to all its guests. Located in the heart of the Historic Triangle, the Gem Society Hotel is the ideal base for tapping into all of the activities the city has to offer, and is the perfect respite for Culture Chasers, Bucket Listers, Foodie Travellers, and Summertime Holidaymakers alike.

Rattan, wood, and marble combine to form a majestic, opulent interior aesthetic in the communal spaces, which are beautifully lit by natural light creating a charming ambiance.

Staying here is a promise of a heavenly night’s sleep. All rooms feature double sound-proofed windows, a walk-in rainfall shower, and house small groups up to larger families. Each peaceful cocoon is enhanced with plump pillows, branded skincare products, and sumptuous bedding. The Signature Suite is the showstopper – its level of elegance charms those on a once-of-a-kind romantic retreat, as well as business guests who require a luxury pied-a-terre.

The hotel boasts the very first Gastronomy Boutique of Athens, ‘Muse Bistro’, which serves exquisite Mediterranean Cuisine and features a playful take on Greek classics. Its market-fresh ingredients and unique bistronomy menu cater to any palate. Whether you’re here for breakfast, a snack, brunch, lunch or dinner, this is one of the most innovative, taste-first eateries of downtown Athens.

And when you need an oasis of calm and rejuvenation, you can head to the Almaz spa and indulge in an enticing menu of treatments and massages in collaboration with premium Greek brand Apivita.


Limited space in communal areas

Unique style might not suit everyone

Best For Partying

Project 3 Urban Chic

Hippest hotels in Athens

Project 3 Urban Chic Hotel

Urban hotel in Athens

Number 3 is a power symbol in Greek folklore, interwoven with tranquillity. This is the concept behind this urban chic getaway. It is a funky-designed accommodation in one of Athens’s most quirky neighborhoods, Kolonaki, where neoclassical and modernist buildings accompany numerous trendy restaurants to create a truly unique cityscape.

Here at Project 3, the focus is on designing the perfect time-space continuum rooted in simplicity, aesthetics, and Meraki (a Greek verb meaning to do tasks with soul and love). You’ll thus be charmed by a gorgeous boutique style of exposed brick, potted plants, polished woods, and ambient lighting systems. 

These intricately designed accommodations are soundproofed, air-conditioned, and equipped with large flat-screen TVs, a fully stocked minibar, and tremendous character. The Urban Suite with Balcony is a fan-favorite, owing in part to its bespoke glamour and in part to its stunning views out across the gleaming city. The Bohemian Junior Suite is another popular option, and its choice of décor fits right into this hip, urban district.

Onsite dining opportunities include Athens’s renowned 5-star Quintessa menu, boasting mouth-watering cuisine to suit all palates. From breakfast to dinner, the dishes are crafted to perfection.

The team of friendly staff is happy to arrange all experiences guests seek, from local tours and recommendations to private charter yachts, jets, helicopters, and festivals and adventures around Greece.


Exposed brick plants and ambient lighting

Quirky Kolonaki with trendy restaurants

Soundproofed and characterful rooms

Exceptional onsite dining and bar


Ultra-modern style might not be for everyone

Popular dining spots may get busy

Best For Millennials and Gen Zs

Colors Hotel

Colors Hotel Athens

Funky hotel in Athens

Vivid, elegant, and flashy – These three words come to mind when staying at Colors. This funky, tech-savvy hotel is located on Benaki Street, and the most visited landmarks of the city can be reached within a few minutes. 

The hotel is permeated by a vision to provide excellent value for money whilst upholding tremendous character. Customer-centric luxury is combined perfectly with a smart, elegant design, to cater to the modern traveler. You’ll find bright pinks, ceiling-hanging plants, and intricate artwork dotted around, adding a splash of flamboyancy.

All of the 7 different types of guestrooms, from Business Economy to The Penthouse Suite, provide comforts and services to suit your every need, with trendsetting amenities and an A-star service. All 29 of them provide plenty of space, and a quirky color palette to keep you uplifted and relaxed at all times. A great choice is the Dream Loft, which offers a 42” satellite TV with up-to-date movies. If you want your own private veranda, why not book the Penthouse Suite, a graceful apartment with panoramic views?

There’s no restaurant on-site, but fear not, as the charming streets surrounding the property are lined with a vast array of eateries, cafés, and fine-dining establishments, as well as trendy boutiques, artisan hang-out spots, and museums. There’s an eclectic mix of everything!


Industrial chic with colourful flair

Convenient access to city landmarks

Flamboyant and artsy ambiance

Customer-centric with a unique character


Some rooms have better views than others

Some noise from central location

Best For Retro Decor

Brown Acropol

Brown Acropol, a member of Brown Hotels

Upscale hotel in Athens

Brown Acropol Athens

This brand-new design hotel, the very first by Brown Hotels in Greece, combines a 20th-century feeling with the quintessential Athenian flair. It nestles in Omonia Square, the capital’s commercial and business district, with direct access to the central metro station and within walking distance to some of Athens’ iconic attractions. Syntagma, Ermou Street, and the Acropolis are just a stone’s throw away.

Inspired by the urban heritage of Athens and the legendary cosmopolitan vibes of the 60s, Brown Acropol’s retro aesthetic is seasoned with a modern take on upscale freshness. The artwork evokes an archaic/neoclassical style, embellished with vintage furniture, oak wood, marble, and timeless pieces.

The hotel boasts 165 refurbished rooms and suites featuring comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms. Guests can lounge peacefully with optimum air-conditioning, and make use of a Nespresso coffee machine. From the cosy Solo Rooms to the commodious Presidential Suite, each unit features classic wooden surfaces, retro-inspired patterns, and state-of-the-art amenities.

The hotel’s swanky rooftop bar offers sweeping city views, whilst the trendy on-site restaurant meets the highest of standards and produces delicious culinary masterpieces. Here, the urban beauty of Athens spreads right at your feet, and the menu is a playful rendition of Mediterranean classics, always sourced with the finest organic ingredients.

Many of the city’s hip bars are conveniently a stone’s throw away, so you’ll never be short of options at Brown Acropol.


Immersive 60s-inspired retro-Chic atmosphere

High-quality dining experience

Prime city-centre location

Spectacular Rooftop Bar


Restaurant service can be a little slow

Some noise

Best For Rooms with balconies


Quirky hotel in Athens

Chic hotel in Athens        Coco-Mat Hotel Athens

Infused with a relaxed and playful vibe, the distinctive character of Coco-Mat addresses the modern traveller and provides a restful haven in the fanciest, most vibrant district of Athens.

The timeless elegance of the Greek capital and the major sightseeing attractions can be easily accessed from Coco-Mat – one of the trendiest social hubs around!

Here, a comfortable hospitality experience is joined with contemporary urban living, within the peaceful respite of an Emmanuel Lazarides-designed building.

The hotel prioritizes the sleeping experience of its guests, with a purposefully designed calmness and exclusive charm radiating through all of its elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites.

From the hearty breakfast of Greek specialties to the mouth-watering delicacies served at lunch and dinner, and the additions of a quaint herbal garden and a vibrant honesty bar, you’re spoilt for choice in terms of dining here. There’s an open kitchen where you can watch the chef cook using the freshest ingredients. Also, the surrounding area is a renowned hub for wine evenings, characterful gastronomic hotspots, and delicious street food.

Other stand-out features include the Coco-Mat wooden bikes which you can hop on to explore this majestic city, and first-rate tour offerings including hiking and sailing.

You can now purchase Coco-Mat products from the ground-floor shop, so you can take a piece of the hotel’s elegance with you for your onward travels.


Quirky yet classy ambiance

Central Kolonaki Location

Greek specialties and herbal garden

Wooden bikes and curated tours


Intimate size may not suit all

Playful vibe might suit everyone

Fewer amenities than larger hotels

Best For Rooftop Swimming Pool


Party hotel in Athens


Fun hotel in Athens

Here we have a modern hotel that embodies a sense of physical and spiritual strength and resilience. A stay at Alkima is transformed into a trendy well-being experience revolving around healthy living, life balance, and a passion for fitness. Located 600 meters from Monastiraki Metro Station, and within 1 km of the city center, you can embrace the best of a charming residential district without sacrificing on convenience.

Wood and rattan are dominant features here, forming a graceful boutique ambiance that will add a touch of intimacy to your vacation.

From Standard Doubles to Junior Suites, the guestrooms are designed to let guests escape the fast rhythm of the city and surround themselves with the sounds of nature. The hotel offers midnight yoga classes in the privacy of your own room (which also features state-of-the-art gym equipment), and an exclusive patio that provides a gorgeous, afternoon relaxation session.

Embracing healthy living, the hotel’s breakfast concept will help you kick-start your morning in the right way. Plenty of snacks are provided throughout the day as well, and if you want to tuck into mouth-watering Greek cuisine, there are countless restaurants nearby.

Also boasting a rooftop jacuzzi bar overlooking the Acropolis, at Alkima you can relish crafted cocktails in an atmospheric lounge space, surrounded by refreshing greenery.

You’ll find a gym on-site, as well as spaces to take part in yoga and Pilates sessions.


Instagrammable wellness escape

Rooftop pool and jacuzzi bar

Convenient city-centre location

Upscale wellness amenities


Limited dining options

Theme might not suit everyone

Limited gym space

Best For Views of the Acropolis


Asomaton Athens

Unique hotels in Athens

Best hotels in Athens

Made from wood and stone in the early 1900s as a carriage wheel repair shop, this century-old building has been on a tremendous journey. It was once an elegant townhouse, before being transformed into a boutique hotel in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture. Monstiraki Metro station is only a 10-minute walk through the street-art-lined Psiri neighborhood, and a few minutes further is the pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou, a wide avenue joining up the archaeological sites.

Prioritising style, a contemporary outlook is blended beautifully with historical essence, which has seen the original stone exterior carefully refurbished, and the creation of a relaxing indoor plunge pool. If you ditch the lift and climb the network of steel staircases, interspersed with glass floors, you’ll be charmed by the vibrant pops of nature and the elegant cream-stoned walls.

Each room is defined by a unique celebrity portrait and styled with a monumental piece of artwork as the focal point. All 19 of them are differently decorated, but share a common blend of whitewashed walls and open brickwork, contrasting with sunshine-yellow ceramic sinks. The star of the show is the Acropolis Loft, which offers a ringside view of the ancient masterpiece from the balcony.

The hotel’s breathtaking view of the Acropolis and the city can be relished during your morning breakfast, or whilst indulging in evening drinks and light bites. There’s a great collection of Greek wines on display in the lobby, which you can accompany with some sun-ripened olives and cheese.


Unique celebrity portraits and artwork

Breathtaking Acropolis and city vistas

Century-old building with a rich history

Centrally located to city attractions


Rooftop doesn’t have shade

Small swimming pool

Best For Onsite Dining


Party hotel in Athens

Niche Hotel Athens

Niche Hotel in Athens

Redefining the true essence of Athenian hospitality, this boutique 4-star hotel evokes a sense of comfort and rejuvenation and is backdropped by one of the most eminent landmarks in Greek culture, the Acropolis. It lies a few steps away from some of the most charming districts, among scenes from Greek and international movies, as well as Koukaki, one of the most multicultural districts in Athens brimming with bars and restaurants.

The hotel’s character is breezy, modern, and boutique. Plenty of open-air hang-out spaces adorned with wooden furniture and plants set the scene for an uplifting, rejuvenating city break.

The 33 rooms and 4 suites are inspired by the ancient aesthetics that characterize this supreme location, with a bespoke décor orientated around the beautiful beaches of Greece.

An atmospheric ambiance is created by the earth-toned colours which blend beautifully with the imposing marble. A jaw-dropping view of the Parthenon is featured in all rooms, and in the niche suites, this view can be enjoyed directly from the free-standing bathtub.

On-site you’ll discover the Stork Restaurant, located on the highest floor. Here, you can enjoy a wide variety of Greek and Mediterranean flavours, as well as an eclectic wine selection. Coupled with the mesmerizing panoramas of the cityscape, this intimate setting makes it the perfect spot for events and special occasions.


Breathtaking landmark vistas

Embraces local Athenian charm

Greek-Mediterranean cuisine and panoramic dining

Nestles in a culturally prime location


Limited capacity for events

Can get booked up

Best For Romance


Romantic hotel in Athens

Shila Athens

An opulent townhouse transformed into a boutique hideaway, Shila is both perfectly central and suitably discreet. It’s tucked away in the heart of Kolonaki, the fashion and café capital of Athens close to some of the city’s finest museums, shops, and restaurants. A six-minute walk will take you to the closest metro station, Panepistimio.

The ethereal late 1920s building brings a unique meaning and inspiration to the hotel, where a sense of elegance and sensuality, and of the bygone and the contemporary, form together to form a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience. Versace and Dior have shot campaigns here, owing to the blissful blend of retro chic and industrial edge.

This neoclassical house features 6 distinctively designed suites, all brimming with simplicity and character. A tranquil rooftop, a lush courtyard, and peaceful lounging nooks offer the ultimate spot of respite in the heart of Athens. Bespoke divans surrounded in crushed velvet, antique coffee tables, vintage rugs, and Art Deco lamps form a peaceful home-from-home vibe in the rooms, and each one comes with an iPad with Netflix. If you bag a ground-floor suite, you’ll have direct access to a secret courtyard.

Breakfast is served in your suite, consisting of a beautifully presented tray of croissants, sourdough, seasonal preserves, granola, fresh fruit, and boiled eggs.

Exquisite artwork of painting and ceramics imbues the guestrooms and social spaces, inspired by both Greek & international artists. This urban oasis is food for the soul under the blue Athenian sky.


Chic Neoclassical elegance

Perfectly located in Kolonaki

Exquisite artwork from international artists

Tranquil rooftop and lush courtyard


Breakfast served only in suites

Intermittent rooftop access

Best For Avant-Garde Design

Grecotel Pallas

Art boutique in Athens

Fun boutique hotel in Athens

Grecotel Pallas Athena

This stunning avant-garde hotel is a place where feeling at home and experiencing something unique are intertwined. An exquisite example of luxurious downtown living, the hotel is located in the city’s historical center just a short walk away from the Acropolis and the old city of Plaka. The central Syntagma Square is just a 10-minute walk away.

Here, luxury and feeling at home interweave to create a unique hospitality experience. Each space, airy and bright, is sprinkled with intricate wall-mounted pieces, potted plants of all sizes, and dazzling pops of color.

The lavish collection of family rooms provides an authentic thrill fused with original wall artwork, while the quintessential ambiance of a privileged Athenian apartment is echoed in the loft suites. The superior guestrooms are brimming with playful décor and high-end amenities. Still, if you’re in search of a more unique experience, you can opt for a Graffiti Guestroom or an Art Chic Suite, where street art is at the forefront and comfort reigns supreme. Located on the top floor, the stunning Loft Suites give the quintessential ambiance of a privileged Athenian apartment, topped with spectacular views of the city.
Guests can experience dining the elegant way, owing to the hotel’s modern and cozy lounge bar and the beautiful veranda overlooking Kotzia square which serves exclusive fare from Grecotel’s executive chef Sakis Tzanetos.


Avant-garde style might not suit all

Some rooms are a little small

Best For Seaside Location

Sea View

Sea View Hotel Athens

Sea View Hotel in Athens

Trendy hotel in Athens

The perfect home away from home, this uniquely urban, chic hotel is set on the Athenian Riviera in the cosmopolitan suburb of Glyfada and offers a city escape where you can recline poolside, breathe fresh air, and sip a glass of crisp local wine. While the center of Athens is 15 km away, there’s a bus station 20 meters away and a tram station 50 meters from the hotel, so you can combine convenience with relaxation.

Sea View Hotel is a place where urban vibes meet natural splendor, in a 4-star, renovated property that balances eclectic details with a playful character in the serene public spaces. Sophisticated yet spontaneous, contemporary yet timeless, here you will drift off under blue skies to the sound of pool waters and to the charm of blooming flowers and plants.

The rooms were created to exemplify two things – indulgence and art. Classically inspired refinement, crafted with a traveler’s comfort in mind, is the theme of the Premium Rooms, some of which come with seaside views. If you need a larger space to rest, the Penthouse Suite beckons.

The Gaia focuses on top-quality Mediterranean cuisine with an à la carte menu and a selection of healthy breakfast options, providing a unique yet casual dining experience. The mouth-watering flavors, expertly prepared, encompass the delights of Greek, Mediterranean, and International fare in a creative yet authentic way.

Sea View Hotel truly is coastal comfort at its finest.


Chic seaside urban elegance

Culinary excellence at Gaia Restaurant

Rejuvenating poolside relaxation

Easy access to transportation


A little far from the city centre

Some rooms lack sea view

Best For Industrial Chic Design

18 Micon Str.

18 Micon Str. Athens

Coolest hotels in Athens

Modern hotels in Athens

This historic workshop-turned-unique hospitality hub is inspired by the building’s past industrial life and Psiri’s colossal transformation into a burgeoning heart of innovation. 18 Micon Street is conveniently situated within a 5-minute walk from the Monastriaki Metro Stop, meaning the historic attractions that define Athens can be reached with ease. The surrounding Psiri district is an intriguing jumble of graffitied cottages, boutiques, and ouzels, making it one of the most characterful areas in downtown Athens.

Drawing its name from Mikon, a 5th century BC Athenian painter and sculptor, this iconic hotel’s cement, brick, and wood design houses many stories. The whole ground floor is dedicated to an open-plan lobby-cum-living room, sided by windows for people-watching and centered around a communal table where you can socialize while sipping complimentary coffee. Here, you can browse magazines and guidebooks to your heart’s content.

The aforementioned cement, brick, and wood materials are the foundations for the individually designed bedrooms. There are only 15, but they’re all spacious and open onto generous balconies with daybeds for soaking up the sunshine. The sound-proofed picture windows capitalize on the quintessentially Athenian views, and other in-room amenities include smartphones pre-loaded with recommendations.

You can kickstart your day with a hearty buffet breakfast, and for other meals, take advantage of the room service menu, delivered by the popular Oineas restaurant across the street.

A genuine and memorable experience is guaranteed, as the hotel’s philosophy of ‘Athenian Hospitality Redesigned’ prioritizes maximum quality and personalized service.


Industrial chic design

Central metro accessibility

Psiri's vibrant character and boutiques

Historic stories in every detail.


Limited onsite dining

Small selection of just 15 rooms

Best For Modern Design

Athenaeum Grand

Athenaeum Grand Hotel

Athenaeum Grand Hotel in Athens

With direct access to Athens’s commercial quarters, this brand-new hotel combines an exquisite modern design with impeccable 4-star hospitality, a stone’s throw from the historic center. The Syngrou Fix metro station is only 800 meters away and will take you directly to the Acropolis and the picturesque quarters of Plaka, both one stops away. Syntagma and Kolonaki, with some of the city’s best commercial shopping streets, are also within a 10-minute journey.

An exquisite modern design, epitomizing impeccable 4-star hospitality, is expressed throughout the property, adorned with quirky boutique decorations, extravagant artwork, and a combination of marble, stone, and rattan.

The 90 guestrooms boast modern touches in their décor to compliment the casual luxury aesthetics on offer, to provide a private haven ideal for both relaxation and work. The 2 penthouse suites offer sweeping panoramas over Athens and make for a stunning backdrop to your stay. Each unit comes with its own unique amenities, but common features include plush linens, exposed stone elements, breathtaking views, and comfy chill-out areas.

A spacious bar and restaurant serves exceptional culinary fare and refreshing drinks and is carefully decorated down to the very last detail. The Herodion restaurant is where you’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast, and bring it to a close with a fusion of Mediterranean flavors and Greek creativity.

Further services include a fully equipped gym, a free parking lot, transfer arrangements, and a conference hall for corporate meetings.


Panoramic Penthouse Suites

Herodion restaurant's Mediterranean fusion

Direct metro station access

Hip artistic and colorful ambiance.


Limited parking

Some noise

Best For Great Breakfasts


Azur Hotel Athens

Sexy hotel Athens

Azur Hotel in Athens

One of Athens’s finest luxury hotels, Azur sits in the elegant area of Vouliagmeni, and a mere 200m stroll will take you directly to the crystal-clear waters of Okeanida Beach and its beautiful seaside cafés and bars, which attract visitors all year round.

Guests are invited to surrender to the charm and serenity of an urban abode, embracing luxury with a fresh, uniquely crisp feel.

Modern and chic, the bright and airy rooms boast a warm ambiance and offer fabulous aesthetics in a sophisticated environment. Each and every space has a contemporary and cozy feel, enriched by everything you’ll need to recuperate after a long day of sightseeing, romance, fun and/or work. They’re all front facing, with large terraces overlooking lush greenery.

The on-site à la carte restaurant, Cinq, treats guests to homemade breakfasts in the morning and Mediterranean specialties throughout the day, ready to tantalize your taste buds and nourish your soul.

The glistening Azur pool area offers experiences of refined luxury and impeccable service suffused by charming vibes. Ultra-comfy sun beds and umbrellas surround it and can be relished with a cocktail in hand.


Chic Neoclassical Boutique

Homemade breakfasts and Mediterranean specialties

Proximity to Okeanida Beach.



Best For Boutique Style

Moon & Stars Boutique Hotel

Moon & Stars Boutique Hotel

Cute boutique hotel in Athens

Quirky hotel in Athens

Housed in a 1920s art-deco building, the renovation project behind this architectural masterpiece was in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture and is permeated by enthusiasm and creativity. Moon & Stars sits just 200 meters from the Ancient Agora of Athens and 300 meters from the Temple of Hephaestus, so you truly are in the historic heart of the city here.

Inside, the boutique ambiance is soul-replenishing and refined, with quirky seating areas girdled by a soft color palette and smooth, wooden elements.

Born out of a true love for hospitality and architecture, the luxuriously appointed suites were designed with an open plan, and sided by large windows allowing the gorgeous sunshine to radiate a positive ambiance. Whether choosing to stay in the Music Box Suite, the Bird of Happiness Suite, the Ballerina, the Jack in the Box, or the Cloud 9, a refined, chic experience awaits.

Every corner of this elegant property offers spectacular views towards the holly hills of Acropolis and the Nymphs. You can enjoy this panorama in full swing from the open-air terrace, accompanied by a glass of fine wine.

The hotel’s supreme location offers endless possibilities to explore the many hidden corners and exciting nightlife of this bustling capital, and the charming hotel staff are always on hand to curate the most optimum itinerary for guests.


Historic Art-Deco Ambiance

Central Ancient Agora Location

Soul-replenishing ambiance & seating areas

Personalised Itinerary Assistance


Small hotel vibe

Limited outdoor space

All Hotels in Athens Compared

The table compares the top 20 cool and unique hotels in Athens.

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
14 Reasons Why21 Miaouli$162-$194No0.76
GatsbyLekka 18$326-$670No0.710
Life GalleryThisseos Avenue$151-$165Yes52
The Gem SocietyAristidou$118-$214Yes0.96
Project 3 Urban ChicXanthou$184-$209No1.25
Colors HotelEmmanouil Benaki$191-$244No1.54
Brown AcropolOmonia$158-$236Yes1.34
Coco-MatPatriarchou Ioakim$540-$596No1.46
ALKIMATompazi Psirri$172-$394Yes0.93
Grecotel PallasLycourgou Street$178-$576No1.24
Sea ViewGlyfada$255-$349Yes1.13
18 Micon StrMikonos 18$197-$543No0.75
Athenaeum GrandKallithea$101-$264Yes1.76
Moon & Stars Boutique HotelPlatia agion asomaton 2$213-$306No0.84


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