The 11 Best Hotels in Athens

4th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


Roof Garden , hotel Grande Bretagne


The Hotel Grande Bretagne is located by Syntagma Square, which connects the whole city and is the beating heart of Athens.

This eight story 19th century building oozes class and luxury and has played a major role in Athens’ rich history. It is now the top choice of visiting dignitaries and has played host to more than 40 kings, queens and heads of state, as well as leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Brigette Bardot and Maria Callas. Within its grand walls the hotel offers exemplary food at its GB Corner Restaurant and unparalleled views from its roof top bar. With easy access to all of Athens top tourist attractions, the Hotel Grande Bretagne’s GB Spa is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing.


Royal Suite

Why we love it: The epitome of splendor, the Royal Suite dazzles with its magnificent scale and lavish details. Located on the fifth floor, the room boasts a media suite, gym and a 16-person formal dining room, while its many windows frame the iconic view of Athens. The room is furnished with pieces from Christie’s and Sotheby’s and its walls are adorned with stellar original art. A marble clad fireplace and a working antique piano contribute to the feeling of classic grace.




  • Square footage: 4,300
  • Nightly rate: $22,572

Tim Ananiadis, General Manager

+30 210 333 0000

Constitution Square, Athens, 10564