Athens' Luxury Hotel Options: Visitors Can Choose Amongst Several Excellent Stays

Depending on the duration of your stay and your preferences, in Athens you can choose to stay at internationally acclaimed hotels like the Hilton or the Grande Bretagne, famous King George or NJV Plaza, glamorous Cape Sounion, all time favorites Sofitel and Divani Caravel, high ranking Astir Palace at Vouliagmeni,  ultra chic Saint George Lycabettus in Kolonaki, distinguished Electra Palace in Plaka.   In all cases you can be sure of the best service and hospitality, with special attention to details which will make your stay more pleasant and enjoyable. All luxury hotels in Athens have air condition and parking facilities if you have rented a car. Exceptional views, gourmet restaurants, relaxing bars, swimming pools and spas are included. Prices vary depending on location and season.  Famous for their warmth and hospitality, Athens luxury hotels provide excellent service and the personnel will happily suggest ways of meeting all your expectations and answering your questions. At the reception desk you will be provided with all the necessary information about sightseeing and tours, expert advice on shopping and restaurants or any other topic of interest. Whether you prefer the city center, the Riviera, or the high end suburbs, the ideal luxury hotel awaits you to make your stay in Athens unforgettable


Electra Palace Hotel is situated in the centre of Athens very close to the old town of Plaka, and a short distance from all the most important historical sites and the commercial district. The hotel offers both rooms and suites, decorated in classical style which harmonizes with the building and the area. All amenities are available, including parking and business center, and the restaurant on the roof garden is one of the most renowned in town, both for the award winning cuisine and the exceptional view. Combining classical elegance with modern comforts, the hotel guarantees a pleasant and relaxing stay.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Timeless class in the neighborhood of Plaka, with an elegant atmosphere

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Member of Leading Hotels of the World, Divani Caravel is ideally located close to the city center and easy access to historical sites and museums. The hotel includes two presidential suites and two executive floors with additional amenities and facilities. With long experience and expertise in conferences, Divani Caravel offers 16 specifically planned spaces, catering to all demands. The Peak Health Club and Spa on the 9th floor is the place to relax and feel pampered, enjoy an invigorating sauna or dip in the pool. Amalia restaurant with variety of flavors, Constantinople cafe with intimate atmosphere and Browns bar-restaurant with Mediterranean and gourmet cuisine, offer top culinary experiences.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Contemporary style, ideally located close to the city center

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Sofitel is the nearest hotel to Athens airport, actually its one of the first things arriving visitors see. This modern and luxurious five star hotel is just a few steps from the arrivals and combines French savoir vivre with Greek hospitality. Modern surroundings, impeccable organization and the latest technological equipment are the main features of this strategically placed hotel with 345 rooms. Ideal for business meetings, and conferences, but also for relaxing moments at the Artemis bar with its library near the piano, the gourmet restaurant Karavi on the 9th floor with a spectacular view and the 24 hour Mesoghaia restaurant, which are designed to offer warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Modern and luxurious, combining French elegance with Greek hospitality

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A central and luxurious hotel, with 154 rooms and suites, designed to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding visitors, St. George Lycabettus is located in Kolonaki and has been a landmark of Greek hospitality for many years. With a remarkable view of the Acropolis and a panorama encompassing the whole city, in particular from the Grand Balcon gourmet restaurant on the top floor, the hotel is designed in a modern style, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Attractive features include the Frame bar restaurant open during the summer, Tony--?s bar and the pool summer bar on the 7th floor. The art gallery hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists. Sensia Spa and gym studio caters to guests--? well being and relaxation and the outdoor swimming pool is ideal for a cool refreshing dip in the summer heat.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Central and luxurious, in the neighborhood of Kolonaki with a remarkable view of the city

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Five-star deluxe hotel NJV Athens Plaza is situated right on Syntagma Square, in the heart of Athens, opposite the Parliament and very close to Plaka, archeological sites and museums, with the upscale shopping district of Kolonaki at a short distance. Popular with visitors and also Athenians who often choose the exclusive Explorers Lounge as a downtown meeting point or the Parliament restaurant for unique traditional Greek dishes. The hotel features 159 spacious guestrooms and 23 luxurious suites, individually designed with special attention to quality and detail. Conferences and banquets are frequently held in the spacious, specially planned spaces, which offer all necessary amenities and equipment.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A deluxe hotel in the center of Athens with excellent quality

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Hilton Athens is a landmark of the city and one of the most prestigious hotels. With over 500 rooms and great views, the hotel is a favorite with businessmen who appreciate the perfect organization, which includes a fully equipped Business Center and 22 meeting rooms. Four restaurants and two bars offer the ideal atmosphere for dining and meeting friends, whilst enjoying the excellent cuisine and the sophisticated style. For traditional, understated elegance nothing beats the Byzantino cafe and restaurant, a favorite spot for many Athenians. In the summer months, the large outdoor pool is perfect for cooling off, followed by a light lunch. Hiltonia Spa is considered one of the best health clubs in town, offering pampering and relaxation, with a wide selection of beauty treatments. Art also plays an important role at the Athens Hilton, which incorporates works of art as part of the decoration and often hosts exhibitions of artists from Greece and other countries. 46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue tel. 210 7281000

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A prestigious hotel with contemporary style and impeccable organization

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The King George, a Luxury Collection hotel is located in the very center of Athens since1930 and is an enchanting boutique hotel, which has hosted many celebrities and well known personalities. The hotel has 59 rooms, 43 suites and spectacular views of the city and the Parthenon, this historical residence offers the unique experience of a Penthouse Suite with private outdoor pool, overlooking the renowned Acropolis of Athens. The Tudor Hall Restaurant and Lounge on the 7th floor, with neoclassical decor, serves modern Greek cuisine and signature cocktails and offer a panoramic view. Attention to detail, excellent expertise and high quality service, make this hotel an unforgettable destination.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A historical residence with a unique view and luxurious accommodation

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Grande Bretagne is a destination in itself and many international celebrities have stayed at this legendary hotel, which has held a primary role in the city¬Ęs life for over 150 years. Attention to details, genteel comfort, impeccable service have earned the hotel its international acclaim. Deluxe suites with individual style, banquet rooms, and all modern comforts make this hotel ideal for business travelers, couples and families. The GB Corner, the Winter Garden, the Roof Garden and the famous Alexander bar are considered some of the best spots in Athens for drinks and eating out. The GB Spa and fitness centre offers beauty treatments, massages, aromatherapy, saunas and a relaxing indoor pool.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: All time classic destination with deluxe comfort and elegance

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A corner of paradise awaits visitors to mythical Grecotel Cape Sounio resort, in one of the most enchanting locations in Attica, with a stunning view of the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon. 154 elegant villas blend into the natural surroundings, creating a magical scenery. The facilities include the Spa with ayurveda treatments, fitness centre, open air and indoor swimming pools, two private beaches, yachting, water sports, conference centre. Grecoland is a special playground for children with exciting activities. The unique Villa Mystique is designed to provide ultimate luxury in a secluded environment, ideal for jetsetters who value their privacy. Yali restaurant, Aegean Grill, So Oriental, Cavo Kolones with Cretan delicacies and Cape Sounio restaurant offer guests a varied experience of outstanding cuisine.Definitely worth experiencing is the special aphrodisiac menu served on the terrace of the a la carte restaurant with a view of the moon rising over the temple of Poseidon. The experience continues after dinner in the room, which is usually strewn with rose petals, aromas of blossoms are in the air and candles provide the finishing touches. the menu is different for men and women and includes delicacies such as asparagus soup with truffle oil, veal fillets with home made ravioli and foie gras, ceviche of sea bass with sea urchin caviar, Valrhona chocolate with vanilla ice cream, just to mention a few.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A breathtaking view of the Aegean and the temple of Poseidon amidst magical scenery

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At Astir Palace Resort situated on a unique spot of the Attica coast, at Vouliagmeni, you can experience mainland Greece at its very best. Vouliagmeni has long been the summer playground for elegant Athenians, with its luxurious boutiques, beautiful restaurants and vibrant cafes. Sprawling across 75 acres of sun drenched gardens on a pine dotted peninsula, the Astir Palace Resort commands the most magical destination in the Saronic Gulf. Voted among the top 20 resorts in Europe, the resort complex includes endless recreational facilities, luxury accommodation and fabulous gourmet dining options. The resort complex includes two hotels - Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and The Westin Athens. The 162 stylish guest rooms all of which have a private balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the ocean, boast a clean, contemporary style and are finished in a cool, soothing color palette. Thy mythical atmosphere of Arion Resort & Spa is enhanced by the contemporary environment and the impressive view of the Saronic gulf. Rooms and suites have creative touches which are pleasing to the senses. The unique characteristic of Astir Palace, the welcoming bungalows offer absolute privacy and privileged service. You can enjoy Greek tastes with delicious traditional recipes, fresh Mediterranean aromas and renowned Japanese delicacies at Matsuhisa Athens by chef Nobu. All the restaurants offer a superb view of the sea which accompanies your gastronomic experience. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, you'll be welcome to experience the bars, restaurants and lounges here. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the patio of the world famous Matsuhisa Athens by Nobu restaurant or a more relaxed coffee or cocktail at the poolside bar.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Enchanting environment, high class style and glamour on the Athenian Riviera

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