The 11 Best Hotels in Athens

4th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


View from the Hilton Athens

This wonderfully designed hotel offers everything one would expect from the world¡¦s leading hotel brand, only this time mixed with fantastic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill.

Situated close to Syntagma Square, the National Park and the upmarket shopping districts, the Hilton is the perfect place from which to experience both new and ancient Athens. The Hilton Athens underwent an extensive renovation in 2003 and now features the city¡¦s largest hotel outdoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. This fabulous hotel has accommodated personalities such as Willem Dafoe, Placido Domingo, Roberto Benigni, Vladimir Putin and Queen Sofia of Spain.


Presidential Suite dining room

Why we love it: Heads of state, world-renowned artists, captains of industry and sporting champions – all have taken residence in the Hilton Athens hotel’s plush King Presidential Suite. Situated on the top floor of the Hilton Athens hotel, it is perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, or for elite travelers who demand nothing other than sheer extravagance and unadulterated luxury. The King Presidential Suite offers an incomparable hotel experience, with a home-cinema, Jacuzzi overlooking the Acropolis, sauna and full bar, as well as access to the hotel’s stylish Executive Lounge. Finished to the highest possible standards, with every imaginable comfort and amenity, the Presidential Suite features a spacious, beautifully decorated living room and separate dining area, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a dreamily luxurious king-size bed.




  • Square footage: 2,346
  • Nightly rate: $4,300

Bart van de Winkel, General Manager

+30 210 728 1150

46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, 11528