Athens is a majestic city, full of ruins, history, culture, and beauty. But perhaps the best synthesis of all these elements that make Athens so special is the world-famous Acropolis.
Meaning literally “highest point of the city,” the Acropolis stands out against the urban landscape of Athens. The Acropolis is more than just a single historical place. Rather, it’s a set of ancient ruins which include the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and the Erechtheion — all towering above the beautiful, buzzing city of Athens.
Due to the Acropolis’ literal prominence in the Athens skyline, there are several excellent hotels with Acropolis views. So long as a hotel is tall enough and its view unobstructed enough, there are several places throughout Athens where you can find excellent Acropolis views from hotels and restaurants.
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Map of Featured Acropolis View Hotels in Athens
Our Recommendations for Hotels with Acropolis views in Athens
Athens Center Square Hotel
Centrally located in the city with a beautiful garden terrace and one of the best rooftop bars in the city, complete with a panoramic view of the Athens skyline and most notably a stellar view of the Acropolis, the Athens Center Square Hotel is a history-loving tourist’s delight.
The rooms are uniquely decorated and come with an amazingly rich complimentary breakfast of continental and Greek delicacies, plus the hospitality is extended with free tea and coffee available at all hours.
All the rooms have modern perks like free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning (not always a given in Greece, yet so necessary in the summers!), and satellite flat-screen TVs for your relaxation.
Kyveli Luxury Suites
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi along with excellent accommodations. More than just your standard double rooms, each one of its units has a living room as well a well-equipped kitchen in case you feel like picking up some local produce and fresh seafood and cooking for yourself.
Everything is impeccably decorated and each room is fitted with mattresses made from natural materials. The bathroom is ultra-modern, with hydro massage jet showers — the perfect way to relax sore muscles after a day exploring the Acropolis.
This hotel is a great base for exploring Athens by bike, as bicycles can also be rented on the premises for a reasonable fee.
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Divani Palace Acropolis
Elegantly combining both luxury and modernity at its finest, the Divani Palace Acropolis offers stunning rooms with private, furnished balconies.
The rooms are comfortable, offering a pillow menu (side note: why isn’t this ALWAYS a thing?), luxurious and spacious bathrooms, a fully stocked mini-bar, and a writing desk in case your hotel views of the Acropolis inspire you.
Wi-Fi is free and the hotel pool is perfect for hot summer days — and not many hotels in Athens have a pool, so this is a major perk!
The rooftop restaurant is there for you to experience great Mediterranean cuisine, all while gazing at the dazzling lights of the Acropolis lit up at night and towering over the beauty of Athens.
Finally, this is a fantastic Acropolis view Athens hotel for families, as babysitting and laundry services are available at an additional cost.
Built in 1901, Noble Suites is an aesthetically-pleasing hotel that was recently renovated to refresh its look for the modern era. It features distinguishing suites that showcase luxury yet maintain its neoclassical look and feel.
The elegant rooms are well-furnished with flat-screen TVs, safety deposit boxes, air-conditioning (YASSS), and mini-bars. Guests may also request cots for young kids if traveling with a family.
Guests can also enjoy a breakfast box that contains traditional meals that explore local ingredients, which you can take with you if you want to get an early morning start to your Athens sightseeing.
As a bonus, if you feel you need a little extra assistance in planning your Athens trip, the staff is multilingual and available to assist with tours or travel tickets.
The Attalos Hotel is a 3-star hotel that offers 78 air-conditioned and soundproof rooms mere meters from Monastiraki Metro Station – a great base for exploring Athens and a fantastic neighborhood for food in Athens.
Recently remodeled for visitors’ convenience and staffed by customer-centric employees, this hotel is rated greatly by families and even welcomes their pets — something that is not always easy to find in Athens!
Rooms come with comfortable, spacious beds and cable TV. Guests can also enjoy breakfast in the morning or a glass of Greek ouzo in the evening at the rooftop garden, gazing at the beautiful view of the Acropolis from the comfort of your hotel terrace.
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The pleasant neighborhood of Plaka, one of the cutest and most bohemian neighborhoods of Athens, plays host to Central Hotel.
Only a short distance from Athens’ central shopping district, this stunning Athens hotel is conservatively designed and features cozy rooms, a rooftop terrace for open-air relaxation, and free internet access at the lobby.
Its rooms are elegantly decorated, spacious, and convenient for families as they are fitted with a TV and air conditioning. Guests are treated to a daily buffet breakfast featuring local delicacies made of mostly organic local Greek produce.
Seated at the foot of the Acropolis, yet still offering stellar views of it, Hera Hotel welcomes its guests with a true sense of hospitality. Welcoming to all types of guests, there are rooms designed with facilities for people who have mobility limitations and/or accessibility needs.
Its rooms are tastefully decorated, air-conditioned, and have bathrooms fully stocked with essential toiletries. There is free internet all around the hotel, and guests can marvel at the view of the Acropolis as they eat and drink at the rooftop garden.
Athens Gate Hotel
The lovely Athens Gate Hotel is a 4-star hotel that welcomes guests by the Gate of the City, right opposite the Temple of Zeus, one of the best locations in Athens.
This hotel is dedicated to not only taking care of its guests but also the environment. They use eco-friendly lamps and cleaning materials, purify their water, and recycle guests’ used soap bars to minimize their waste.
On the rooftop of the hotel sits a bar and restaurant with Acropolis views. Guests can choose between having breakfast there or they could also have it delivered to their rooms.
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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is a tastefully designed 22-room hotel situated in the Psirri area of Athens, which is less touristic than other areas such as Monastiraki or Plaka.
Each room is sufficiently spacious and features a private terrace, a full entertainment system, stylish furnishings and beddings, and a work desk.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, and guests can enjoy a meal or get a drink at the lounge bar and restaurant which stays open all day, offering epic Acropolis views. The restaurant serves its guests a free buffet breakfast every morning with continental and Greek treats.
Aeolos Luxury Suites
The Aeolos Luxury Suites are a complex of two elegant and recently renovated villas and a suite set on the Agidia hillside in Athens City, tucked away from the touristic crowds yet not far by foot.
Ten minutes away from the Roman Agora, Syntagma Square, and Omonia Square, this hotel keeps guests happy while staying close to the best spots in town.
Its rooms are for non-smokers and come with flat-screen TVs, desks, and free Wi-Fi. Couples, families, and solo travelers alike often congregate on the hotel’s private terrace to enjoy the stunning Acropolis views.
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More Athens Travel Resources
Headed to Greece? We have some great travel resources to help you with your trip. First read our guide to planning a trip to Greece, which covers visas, budgets, vaccines, and much more.
Since you’ll be spending time in Athens, check out our Athens Instagram Guide, the best Athens day trips, and our complete Athens hotel guide. We also have Athens safety tips so your trip can be hassle-free. We are currently working on our mega-post of things to do in Athen and our itineraries, stay tuned!
We publish new content about the Balkans almost every day! For more information about traveling to Greece and the Balkans, bookmark our Greece and Balkan travel pages so you can find out what’s new before your trip.
5 Things to Bring with You to Greece
If you’re planning a trip to Greece, you’ll want to pack all the normal essentials, but here are a few things we strongly recommend bringing that may not have crossed your mind. For more packing tips, check out our complete Greece packing list.
– A physical guidebook, on paper or Kindle. We love Lonely Planet Greece for this region and strongly recommend it to supplement blogs. Blogs are great, but a combination of a blog and a guidebook is key to having the best access to information easily at your fingertips.
– A water bottle with a filter. While generally, the tap water in most of Greece is drinkable, we generally recommend using a water bottle with a purifying filter to reduce your plastic consumption and ensure you won’t drink any funny-tasting water on your stomach that could make your trip unpleasant! There are places in Greece, especially on the island, where the water tastes like minerals.
We recommend the GRAYL water bottle – it filters water perfectly in an instant so that you can even drink from lakes, bad taps, etc.
– Motion sickness pills. Santorini roads are winding, especially around the coast. If you have a weak stomach as we do, save yourself and bring some non-drowsy motion sickness pills.
– Wet wipes, hand sanitizer, TP & other Balkan transit needs. Bathrooms in the Balkans tend to be… how can we say it?… not so well-stocked. Save yourself the disappointment and bring a mini-rescue pack of wet wipes & hand sanitizer.
– Travel safety items. We think Greece is safe to travel to, but at the same time, it never hurts to be prepared! Some people like to carry money belts, but neither Allison nor I use these. Instead, we both carry the same PacSafe anti-theft backpack.
It has locking zippers, slash-proof construction with metal mesh hidden in the fabric, and tons of other smart security features — all while being cute and stylish enough to be our everyday bag. We recommend it highly for both male and female travelers, as it’s neutral enough to be unisex. We also strongly recommend travel insurance! Our recommendation is at the bottom of the post.
Finally, Make Sure You Come to Athens with Travel Insurance
I’m sure you’re aware that it’s a good idea to have travel insurance for traveling in Greece, the Balkans, or anywhere in the world!
Stephanie and I have both been paying customers of World Nomads for the last three years. We love the peace of mind it gives us in case of emergencies, accidents, illnesses, theft, or trip cancellation or disruption.
While Athens is safe, there’s always a risk inherent in everyday travel like theft or injury, so it’s better to play it safe. The saying goes “if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel,” and we think it’s true!
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Originally from California, Allison has been living in Bulgaria for the last two years and is obsessed with traveling around the Balkans. She has been published in National Geographic, CNN Arabic, Matador Network, and the Huffington Post. She loves befriending dogs, drinking coffee, geeking out about wine, and cooking food from around the world.