If you fancy the opportunity of heading to Athens for a romantic getaway without any compromise on luxury, comfort, gastronomy, or style, bookings are now open. You can choose from any number of superb romantic hotels in Athens, where rates might include breakfast in bed, high tea, and snacks and drinks to enjoy under the stars.
Athens – top of the charts as a sought-after romantic destination
Research on romantic destinations around the world will tell you that Athens tops the charts as a most sought after romantic getaway destination. The capital city of Greece is a major tourist destination, and the huge metropolitan city is visited by thousands of individuals, couples, and families—all looking for some amazing experience.
For couples, you can start dreaming of romantic dinners for two in charming little cafes away from the maddening crowds or long, idyllic walks along the beach.
The most romantic hotels in Athens are well-positioned close to all the city’s romantic highlights. They have ideal settings for a dream anniversary, wedding or honeymoon with facilities that set a romantic mood. Look at Lake Vouliagmeni at the Athenian Riviera as an example. It’s a natural lake formed by thermal springs that stays around 25° all year. Because the lake is also surrounded by lovely trees, it is the perfect place to chill, and there is also an alfresco restaurant with facilities for enjoying a romantic time in the Greek sunshine.
Romantic hotels are close to all the must-see attractions
The most important thing to remember about Athens is that you’re guaranteed a great time, and wherever you are, you’re also guaranteed splendid accommodation with wonderful chill-out zones and lounges.
We’ll tell you about some of our favorite, hand-picked top romantic hotel recommendations in Athens.
1. The Zillers Boutique Hotel – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
54 Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
Early morning wake up calls aren’t an issue at all when you know that the Zillers Boutique Hotel has some freshly brewed hot coffee waiting for you. As soon as you step through the entrance of the hotel, you’ll discover a high-end haven packed with state-of-the art amenities, with the living areas being intimate and roomy.
The hotel has laid on everything for a luxurious stay, and you have an uninterrupted view of the Acropolis. You’ll find a sun terrace, bar, and restaurant at this fabulous air conditioned hotel, where romantic touches such as bathrobes and slippers are laid out for you.
A love affair with fabulous food
The 4-star hotel makes sure that you’re never hungry, and a delicious breakfast is served daily. Just as exciting and enticing as the hotel is the romantic ` 1 Michelin Star Restaurant’, a fine-dining restaurant, which is in the masterful hands of chef Pavlos Kiriakis. You’ll have a love affair with the food he whips up and he ensures that gastronomers can enjoy adventurous dishes that incorporate fresh ingredients.
The restaurant offers a fabulous rooftop terrace and a roof garden, also with splendid views of the Acropolis. During the day, the restaurant serves snacks and light meals, but in the evening, chef Pavlos Kiriakis serves up the whole hog—a gastronomic dinner fit for a king. Tip: Watch out for special 4-Hand and 6-Hand dinner experiences organized with the world’s renowned Michelin starred chefs making a special appearance.
2. Hotel Grande Bretagne – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
1 Vasileos Georgiou A’ Str., Athens, 105 64, Greece
When you visit Hotel Grande Bretagne, you may never get used to the scenes of great grandeur. The hotel has a special magic that attracts devoted regulars as well as all kinds of visitors looking to enjoy the beautiful interiors.
Good service a source of pride
With the Acropolis as an imposing backdrop, the hotel, with its fabulous dining options and extraordinary rooftop restaurant and bar, ensures the hotel manages to achieve full occupancy in peak seasons.
Well positioned on Syntagma Square, and just 1 km from the Acropolis and the Parthenon, a highlight is the hotel overlooking Parliament and the National Gardens, and you may get the chance to see the changing of the guards. You can simply step outside its cool interiors and visit Athens’ exciting shops. For availability and rates click here>>
Romantic sundowners on the roof are a must, with the barman topping up your glass before it’s even empty.
Good service is a source of pride at this hotel, and there are also precious few food requests that can’t be met.
You won’t find a hotel more geared towards wellbeing, with its spa offering fabulous thermal and herbal steam rooms, reflexology treatments, and so much more, ensuring you feel like a Greek god or goddess while you stay at this luxurious hotel.
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A hotel that offers a sensory experience
The Hotel Grand Bretagne has been carefully designed to make guests stop and stare with its luxe palette of interior décor. It’s not just a place to unwind; it’s also a sensory experience.
Other amazing facilities include a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, a TV, a CD player, a radio, a telephone, and a room safe. Room service is available at all times, and wifi is also available.
With its glamorous rooms, spa, and superb rooftop dining, it’s no surprise that this hotel has earned its place as one of the world’s best.
3. King George Hotel – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Greece
This romantic hotel will win you over for sure because it’s got whatever you want to fit your lifestyle. It’s perfectly situated in the historic Syntagma Square, and within walking distance of all that Athens has in store for you.
Those who can’t imagine a holiday without lots of shopping will be delighted to discover that Voukourestiou, an exclusive shopping street, is right on their doorstep. The streets around Syntagma Square are packed with trendy restaurants and bars, bringing together foodie enthusiasts who appreciate fine cuisine.
The perfect destination, designed to a perfect 10, offers an incomparable view of the Parthenon and the famous Acropolis.
A daily dose of deliciousness
On the 7th floor of the hotel is the wonderful Tudor Hall Restaurant, with its neo-classical decor, and finger licking Greek cuisine. The menu draws on Mediterranean influences too, so you can expect fresh flavors that pair perfectly with award winning wines as well as its signature cocktails.
Aside from romance and leisure, the King George also provides meeting and conference facilities, ensuring that it can adequately cater for opulent weddings—or whatever event you require. Their talented staff knows how to set up the beautiful rooms to host intimate events that set the tone for enchanting atmospheres and exceptional personalized services.
From sophisticated chandeliers to a fitness center to a signature restaurant, all rooms open to a balcony facing the Acropolis.
The hotel has gone above and beyond to make their sanctuary extra special, providing amenities such as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries to pamper and soothe guests and ensure an unforgettable experience they will never forget.
4. St George Lycabettus – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2, Kleomenous Str., Athens, 106, 75, Greece
This stylishly romantic hotel is well positioned at the foot of Lycabettus Hill, in the trendy, attractive Kolonaki area. In fact, for some marvelous views, close by is a cable car that will take you to the top of Lycabettus Hill, which has a viewing platform. The hotel offers awesome views of the Acropolis too.
Guests who stay at the hotel love that everything they want is so close by—restaurants, points of interest such as museums and art galleries, as well as those looking for a buzzing nightlife. In fact, the hotel will be of interest to art lovers as it has a mix of décor from the city’s neoclassical era, but also has some super modern pieces. There is artwork in the hotel dedicated to famous Greek writers and poets.
The luxury hotel offers great vibes, and people love celebrating special occasions at the hotel with its unique amenities, which include things such as yoga, a fitness center, a cinema, bars, and an art gallery.
The air conditioned St George Lycabettus Hotel features so many amenities that guests can’t grumble. Among these valuable amenities are room service, laundry service, continental breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include free high-speed internet.
The hotel accommodates those with disabilities
You can go for walks in the area, and the hotel also has a spa, several pools and a fitness center. What is seriously cool is that the hotel property has been designed to accommodate people with disabilities and wheelchairs.
Rooms have comfy beds with stylish linen. Rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries. There’s also a bathrobe, slippers, and a desk as well as TV included in each room as well.
5. Electra Metropolis – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mitropoleos 15, Athens, Greece 10557
Located in the heart of Athens, and close to Syntagma Square, the modern Electra Metropolis Hotel is an incredibly beautiful and well thought-out place to relax and indulge. Its bedrooms and suites alone are split into several categories, and some offer spectacular views of the Acropolis.
The suites have a mix of wonderful colors, patterns, and fabrics, as well as elegant embellishments to ensure you feel comfortable and pampered. Included in the suites are a marble bathroom, minibar, and much more.
Be blown away by exotic Greek flavors
Guests just love the views of the city and of the Acropolis from the roof top terrace. The Metropolis Roof Garden not only offers stunning views to the Acropolis and the city, it’s where you can relish the creative Mediterranean cuisine and fusion dishes and be blown away by the range of exotic flavors.
The Electra Metropolis is a newer hotel, and the architect who designed it has made sure to include a lot of attention to detail. You get both an indoor and outdoor pool, complete with sun loungers. If you absolutely have to connect with the outside world, there is free wifi throughout the property.
There are a few awesome ways to dine at the Electra Metropolis, and you can take your pick from The Wall, the Library Bistro, and the Metropolis Roof Garden. For availability and rates click here>>
6. Electra Palace – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
18-20 N. Nicodimou Street, Athens, 105 57, Greece
Just the mention of Athens evokes thoughts of endless sunny days and tropical cocktails beside the pool. That’s what the stylish Electra Palace Hotel is all about. It offers a host of amenities that promise to make your stay luxuriously enjoyable.
Just for starters, the hotel is within walking distance of all major sights. romantic and idyllic, you can enjoy drinks on the balcony of your room under a starry sky. Inside, the amenities of the hotel will have you wanting for nothing.
Guests love the award winning Electra Palace Roof Garden or the Motivo in the lounge, where you can also enjoy refreshments under the stars.
Electra Palace is indeed a gracious hotel in the Plaka district and provides its visitors with all the charms of Greece. Those who come to Athens with the idea of seeing major historical landmarks are thrilled to discover that the hotel is close enough to a host of dining, shopping, and sightseeing options.
All services and facilities are 5-star
The majestic Electra Palace, with its fantastic views of the Acropolis, offers everything you’d expect from a 5-star hotel. This romantic 5-star hotel in Athens also has a spa, massage services, a sauna, a fitness suite, a swimming pool, and business facilities and meeting rooms if successful conferences are required. You also get free wifi and a variety of services that make your stay extra special. These include valet parking and 24 hour room service.
The hotel isn’t new, having been established in 1973, but people find it romantically relaxing to stay in the hotel’s 150 air conditioned rooms. To add a welcome touch, guests receive bathrobes and slippers.
Guests start the day with an excellent buffet breakfast served in the Motivo Restaurant, and there is also a kettle in the room, which means you can have coffee and tea whenever you please. Visitors to the hotel can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel’s traditional on-site restaurant. Before and after dinner, they can enjoy a drink in the lounge bar. For availability and rates click here>>
7. The Modernist Athens – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4 I. Gennadiou Street, Athens, 10676, Greece
There’s the romantic background of The Modernist Hotel that makes it so appealing to visitors to Athens. This family-friendly hotel is right up there with the best, and if you want luxurious accommodation in a quiet street, the sleek, uncluttered, minimalistic hotel is ready for you to ensure an unforgettable getaway.
Get your day off right with an energizing brekkie
Your wonderful days in the city start with a buffet breakfast, prepared with selected ingredients. Breakfast is served each morning, but there is always a perfect time to indulge in a glass or two of your favorite wine at the rooftop bar with views of the Acropolis.
Or why not combine good food with good wine? Dining at this hotel is an experience you’ll find hard to forget.
The fabulous interiors are also made for pampering. Your bathroom is like a sanctuary and the beautiful monochrome bathrooms are all about candles, massage oil, robes, and slippers.
Romantic memories to treasure forever
The rooms of the hotel are split into different categories, from small to extra large, but all are stylishly similar. They stand out with their stylish simplicity – black marble, white walls, brass, and strikingly attractive Scandi furnishings.
The rooms come with amenities to ensure you feel welcome. There’s a Nespresso machine, handmade cups, a docking station, and the larger rooms have a balcony. For availability and rates click here>>
8. Herodion Hotel – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece
Tastefully furnished and well positioned in a quiet street in the Plaka neighborhood, the fabulous Herodion Hotel is luxuriously inviting and close to top attractions, including splendid views of the Acropolis.
A top attraction of this romantic hotel is the acclaimed and very atmospheric rooftop bar and restaurant, where you can sit with your loved one and enjoy quiet moments of togetherness.
The fabulous Point A rooftop restaurant
The Point A rooftop restaurant, quite frankly, is one of our favorite restaurant’s in Athens offering a delightful menu of Greek flavors with the most spectacular views of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
You can safely say that this rooftop bar, with its marvelous garden, terrace, sensational cocktails, summer breeze, and amazing views, is an experience that will be utterly unforgettable. The restaurant and bar is open during the summer months.
Sweat it out
The trendy hotel offers other charming features such as jacuzzis with views and lovely fresh aromas of lavender.
That’s not all. Enjoy pampering from soothing spa treatments. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with luxury offerings such as olive bath toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other delights include modern marble bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and mini bars.
This affordable gem of a hotel in Athens makes sure its guests are never hungry, and between the fabulous restaurants, bistros, and bars, you find the same extraordinary elegance and service. For availability and rates click here>>
9. Coco Mat BC Hotel – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Falirou, Athens, Greece, 11742
If sightseeing is on your agenda, the stylish Coco-mat BC Hotel in the Makriyanni neighborhood is an excellent choice. The 5-star luxury hotel in Athens offers a roundtrip airport shuttle service, a spa, a fine dining restaurant, free wifi, a library, and laundry services.
Other perks to enjoy include the outdoor pool, concierge service, 24 hour front desk service, and free newspapers. The rooms boast lots of comforts too, such as premium bedding, trendy bathrooms with free toiletries, coffee and tea makers, and much more.
A chilled atmosphere puts you at ease
Even though the facilities at the hotel are superb, guests find the atmosphere relaxing, chilled, and informal. As with some of the other romantic hotels in Athens, this hotel also has that special draw: the rooftop pool and lounge, complete with the incredible views of the Acropolis. Other outstanding features include the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, a hairdresser, and a gym., allowing you to turn your Athens break into the ultimate fitness holiday
You don’t have to worry about sore muscles and pain stopping you from doing what you love. Painful joints may be caused by overuse, and that’s why the spa at the hotel is used by hotel guests—to soothe aching muscles and to re-energize and soothe the mind and body.
The fabulous Coco Mat BC Hotel guarantees comfort when it comes to your precious shut-eye. Mattresses are made from nothing less than 4 layers of natural fibers. Beautiful linens, duvets, and pillows and soundproof roofs ensure total privacy, peace, and quiet. For availability and rates click here>>
10. Athens Capital Center Hotel ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2 Kriezotou, Syntagma Square street, Athina 105 64, Greece
The 5-star luxury air conditioned hotel in Athens is well positioned at Syntagma Square, opposite the Parliament House. The beautiful romantic hotel in Athens does not disappoint with its luxurious but laid-back interiors
There’s a variety of room types among the 177 rooms and suites, and these rooms offer views of the gardens and of the Acropolis. How lovely it can be to laze at the pool, relax in the pub, or dine in the MFlavours Restaurant, which overlooks the pool and specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.
It serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and supper, There is also a children’s menu available. The drawcard is the roof top bar – Mappemonde’ lounge pool bar, complete with mesmerizing city views.
A hotel geared towards needs of women
If you want to celebrate an anniversary or some other special occasion, you can do it in style because of amenities such as Grecian marble, beautiful artworks, and a host of other thoughtful additions.
This particular hotel also has the ‘Inspired by Her’ program, which is dedicated to making women feel welcome by attending to their specific needs and wellbeing. These include extras such as bathrobes and slippers, a choice of teas and infusions, special makeup mirrors, healthy snacks and light cocktails, and female sanitary items, among others.
A hotel that doesn’t disappoint
You can spend your days swimming and soaking up the sun, but if you’re looking to relax beyond lazing by the water, the spa will take care of all your needs. Among the other facilities at this grand hotel are the Mflavour Restaurant, the Gallerie Cafe, and free wifi. All rooms come with a private bathroom, shower, and hairdryer, as well as a TV with cable channels.
Well positioned in the most popular getaway spots in Athens, these 10 of the best romantic hotels in Athens are all the perfect spots to take a break from busy city life. There are rooms in these hotels to suit every need, with fully equipped private rooms and honeymoon suites.
If you want to take your relaxation to the next level, the spas and fitness centers in these romantic hotels Athens can help.
Add to that the other fabulous conveniences and amenities, the fantastic food and drinks, the sublime views, and the sheer attention to detail, and you’ll be floating around the hotels because they’re all like utter heaven.