Best hotels in Athens, Greece

We list the best hotels in Athens as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.

4.5 New Hotel Athens

The New Hotel, Athens

New York Times

“The arty and bold New Hotel, designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana, two brothers, is situated near Syntagma and has 79 beautifully designed rooms. The hotel also has an excellent restaurant and the seventh-floor rooftop New Art Lounge (with a view of the Acropolis) and is decorated with contemporary art collected by its Greek-Cypriot owner, Dakis Joannou.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Athens.

4.6 Grande Bretagne Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens


“The grande dame of hotels in Athens sits opposite the Parliament on Syntagma Square and has been a beacon of luxury and sophistication in the city for many years. There are many draws to this 1842-vintage building that used to be a private mansion.”

4.7 AthensWas Hotel

AthensWas Boutique Hotel, Athens

New York Times

“It would be hard to find a better base for a quick jaunt to the ancient city — the stylish and comfortable rooms are just a bonus. 21 ultramodern rooms that stand in contrast to the city’s ancient sites, making for a contemporary urban oasis after a long day of sightseeing.”

4.6 City Circus Athens

Hostel City Circus, Athens

Lonely Planet

“It’s not the cheapest hostel going, but with its jaunty style and helpful staff, City Circus does lift the spirit more than most ultra budget lodgings.”

4.5 Hera Hotel Athens

Hera Hotel, Athens

Lonely Planet

“Behind its elegant neoclassical facade, this boutique hotel was totally rebuilt. But the formal interior design stays true to exterior style, with lots of brass and dark wood.”

4.6 Electra Metropolis Athens

Hotel Electra Metropolis, Athens


“This 216-room hotel has sweeping views of the Parthenon, an outdoor pool, and is centrally located near Syntagma Square. There are three restaurants, a rooftop bar, a sauna and a Turkish bath in the Electra Metropolis.”