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Have you wondered why the Acropolis view hotels are the most sought-after in Athens and the first to be completely booked every tourist season?
The truth is that the sight of the Acropolis follows you in most parts of the Greek capital, but it is also true that chances are that you’ll never get enough of it. The Sacred Rock of the Acropolis has a magic of its own that leaves everyone astonished.
If you’ve always dreamed of waking up in the view of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage site, then this article is for you.
We picked the best hotels with amazing views of the Acropolis for all budgets and tastes.
Why Choose a Hotel With an Acropolis View?
Though it is quite obvious why choosing a hotel with views of the Acropolis will take your stay to another level, a light reminder never harmed anyone.
It is widely known that Acropolis Hill is home to the awe-inspiring Parthenon, considered one of the world’s most important monuments.
Bathed in the morning sunlight and illuminated at night, the imposing temple catches locals’ and tourists’ eyes, never ceasing to amaze even those staring at it their whole lives.
Its elegance and grandeur fascinate architecture lovers and history buffs and make it the ideal background setting for a romantic dinner.
And while you may think that booking accommodation with Acropolis view will cost you an arm and a leg, we have made this article to prove you wrong.
First, few visitors realize that to stay in a room with an Acropolis view, you don’t have to choose one of the hotels closest to Acropolis Hill (although you can, of course, combine both!)
Secondly, you won’t need to book one of the city’s ultraluxurious hotels. Aside from the costlier options, we spotted and included hotels of various types and for all budgets.
Check them all out below and choose the one that fits your needs and suits your tastes.
All-Time Classic 5-Star Acropolis View Hotels
Situated in Athens’ most prestigious neighborhoods and with upscale facilities and concierge services, the city’s all-time classic 5-star hotels guarantee an unforgettable stay.
Having said that, if you’re still unsure of which are the most popular areas for staying in Athens, get a head start by checking out our ultimate hotel guide for Athens.
Apart from boasting advantageous locations, there’s one other element that these luxury hotels share: they all offer some of the best views of the Acropolis in Athens from both the suites and rooftop terraces.
The only question that remains is which one will pique your interest most.
King George Hotel
Classic beauty and luxury in a shouting distance from Syntagma Square with splendid views of the Parthenon
Luxury, elegance, and comfort meet at the acclaimed King George Hotel. Part of a Luxury Collection Hotel, King George has 102 rooms and suites fitted with hardwood floors and marble bathrooms.
Each one of them is uniquely decorated with hand-picked antiques and silk clothing details, marking the hotel’s upscale character.
There is no need to mention that the Penthouse Suite with the private outdoor pool overlooking the Acropolis is the hotel’s crown jewel.
If however, you decide to pick another room, worry not, you can still savor the view of the Parthenon from the Tudor Hall Restaurant on the 7th floor.
- Address: Vasileos Georgiou A 3, Pl. Sintagmatos Str, Athens 105 64
- Phone: 0030 2103222210
Athens’ crown jewel for those looking for much more than just a room to stay
Being part of the Athenian hospitality since 1874, Hotel Grande Bretagne’s reputation precedes it. The neoclassical building near Syntagma square houses 320 rooms, of which 58 are deluxe suites.
Earth-tone colors with golden touches and heavy wooden furniture dominate the space in the multi-awarded hotel’s rooms.
The fully-equipped GB Spa with an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a hair beauty salon are some of the facilities and bespoke services that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Of course, the dining experience in the Grande Bretagne couldn’t be anything less than outstanding. Mediterranean-cuisine dishes at the GB Roof Garden Restaurant with views of the Acropolis Hill, coffee and snacks at THE ATRIUM of Alexander’s Lounge, and summer cocktails at the open-air Bar 8 with Lycabettus Hill on the backdrop.
- Address: Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Syntagma Square, Athens 105 64
- Phone: 0030 2103330000
Stay in one of the most historic and worldwide known Athenian hotels in the Greek capital’s city center. Book a room or a suite at the Grande Bretagne now.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Enjoy magnificent Acropolis views amidst the Greek capital’s world-class landmarks
Situated on Parthenonos street, Divani Palace Acropolis is within walking distance from the Acropolis Museum and other major landmarks.
Most of the hotel’s rooms come with a view of the world-class Sacred Rock of the Acropolis while its Roof Garden Bar Restaurant overlooks the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Parthenon.
Don’t miss out on visiting the hotel’s basement where remnants of the Themistocles wall lie.
- Address: Parthenonos 19, Athens 117 42
- Phone: 0030 2109280100
With views of the Acropolis and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Divani Palace Acropolis puts you in the center of ancient Greece. Check out your different room options here.
NJV Athens Plaza
Multi-awarded sustainable 5-star hotel with splendid views upon the Parthenon
NJV Athens Plaza features 162 rooms and 18 super classy suites all equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and modern pastel-colored furniture.
Standing close to Syntagma Square since 1980, the 5-star hotel is one of the finest of the Athenian accommodation scene, popular for its exquisite views of the Acropolis.
NJV Athens Plaza has also won multiple awards for developing and promoting sustainable practices. You’ll find a designated Massage Room, fully-equipped halls and conference spaces, and three unique dining venues on its premises.
- Address: Leof. Vasileos Georgiou 2, Athens 105 64
- Phone: 0030 2103352400
Pick the room of your dreams and see the Acropolis of Athens from your window at the NJV Athens Plaza. Book your stay now.
Royal Olympic Hotel
Luxury and coziness with the amenities of a 5-star hotel and an unobstructed view of Acropolis Hill
Adorned with bright and intense colors, classic furniture, and statues with nods to ancient Greece, the Royal Olympic Hotel makes its character instantly apparent.
With three different types of rooms and suites and 18 recently renovated meeting rooms, the 5-star hotel attracts business and leisure travelers.
The hotel’s Roof Garden restaurant and bar lie amid Athens’ popular monuments, offering panoramic views of the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Hellenic Parliament, and the National Gardens, the Marble Stadium, the Hadrian’s Arch, and the Lycabettus Hill.
- Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 117 43
- Phone: 0030 2109288400
Marvel at all the major Athenian monuments from the rooftop terrace of the Royal Olympic hotel. Click here and come one step closer to a dreamy accommodation.
Elegant 4-Star Hotels Overlooking the Acropolis
You’ll be glad to hear that choosing an Acropolis view hotel for your next trip to Athens will not necessarily mean an overblown budget.
Take these stunning hotels located near the beloved area of Plaka for example.
Strategically located in Athens’ most beautiful and tranquil neighborhoods and boasting stunning views of Acropolis Hill, these elegant 4-star hotels are exceptional value-for-money options.
So, if you’re looking for first-rate amenities at affordable prices, check out this curated hotel selection and pick the one that best fits your style.
Home & Poetry
Neoclassical beauty in a boutique hotel that commands astonishing Acropolis views
Home to just 16 rooms and suites, Home & Poetry offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for travelers seeking authentic accommodation for their stay in Athens.
The hotel’s decoration is based on the “less is more” motto, fitting perfectly with the neoclassical character of the building.
Rooms are named after well-known Greek poets, adding a dash of sophistication. Of course, quaint Plaka’s scenery does its bit to create a nostalgic feeling.
Though the rooms don’t overlook the Acropolis, the view from the hotel’s rooftop terrace will reward you.
Address: Lisikratous 10, Athens 105 58
- Phone: 0030 2103223204
Soak up Plaka’s atmosphere and savor the Acropolis view from the rooftop terrace of the Home & Poetry Hotel. Check out your different room options here
AthensWas Design Hotel
A design boutique hotel with classy suites overlooking the Acropolis
Situated in the scenic car-free Dionysiou Areopagitou street, AthensWas Design Hotel is surrounded by the Greek capital’s cultural gems.
The Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki Square, and Thission are within walking distance, making this 4-star hotel the ideal choice for travelers who seek accessible accommodation as their starting point.
Most of the rooms offer views of the Acropolis and the Dionysiou Areopagitou street, while from the restaurant SENSE on the 7th floor, guests will be mesmerized by the panoramic view of the areas and the world-class Parthenon in the background.
- Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Str. 5, Athens 11742
- Phone: 0030 2109249954
Whether you decide to spend some relaxing moments in your room or at AthensWas’ rooftop terrace, the view of the Acropolis will follow you. Book your room now.
Ava Hotel and Suites
Elegantly furnished spacious suites with amazing views of the imposing Parthenon
Ava is a luxurious and elegant hotel situated in the heart of Athens in the Plaka neighborhood. Home to spacious suites that span up to 55 m2 (590 ft2), the 4-star offers comfort and style.
Each one of the rooms boasts a unique decoration of impeccable taste while all of them feature amenities that guarantee to make your stay a memorable one.
Most of them come with a view of the Acropolis, Hadrian Arch, and the Temple of Zeus.
- Address: Lisikratous 9, 11, Athens 105 58
- Phone: 0030 2103259000
Finish off your day of sightseeing around Athens with the city’s crown jewel still visible from your room’s window. Pick one of Ava Hotel’s suites now and happy stay.
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Modernist rooms in a former industrial building with breathtaking Acropolis views
The modernist rooms of O&B Athens Boutique Hotel, blend business style with a loose modern touch. The minimalist 4-star hotel entered the Greek hospitality scene in 2005 bringing a new air.
It is housed in a former industrial building in the neighborhood of Thission, close to Monastiraki Square and Psirri.
There are 23 rooms and suites to choose from but if taking breakfast and finishing off the day with a view of the Acropolis from your private terrace is a top priority, you should definitely go with one of the suites.
- Address: Leokoriou 7, Athens 105 54
- Phone: 0030 2103312940
Ever dreamed of staying in a suite that overlooks Acropolis Hill? No need to imagine it, you can just have it by making your reservation right here and now.
Βudget Friendly 3-Star Hotels With Parthenon Views
If you’re traveling on a budget and thinking that an Acropolis view hotel would definitely be out of the question for your trip to Athens, we will prove you wrong.
After all, we’ve already established that there are numerous exceptional budget-friendly hotels in Athens.
These modern, budget-friendly 3-star hotels offer high-quality services, comfortable rooms, exceptional locations, and, of course, exquisite Acropolis views at surprisingly low rates.
Find out which ones made it into our top picks and start planning your stay now.
Combining budget-friendly accommodation with an exquisite view of the Acropolis
Central Hotel is an ideal pick for business travelers, families, and couples, and chances are you’ll meet all these types of guests during your stay here. Rooms come in different sizes and are decorated in an earth-tone color palette.
The Thea Terrace Bar & Restaurant on the rooftop of Central Athens Hotel is the perfect place to finish off your day and enjoy savoring Mediterranean-cuisine dishes with the Acropolis on the backdrop.
- Address: Apollonos 21, Athens 105 57
- Phone: 0030 2103234350
Whether you’re traveling for business or for leisure, solo or with friends, Central Hotel is bound to satisfy you. Check it out today and book your room.
Acropolis View Hotel
An affordable stay in the heart of Plaka with an Acropolis view
Acropolis View Hotel’s 32 fully renovated rooms are waiting to welcome guests visiting Athens for business or leisure.
Some of them have a view of the Acropolis and some of the area of Philopapos while many feature a private balcony where you can unwind and soak up the scenery.
No matter which one you’ll choose, you’ll find all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
- Address: Webster Street 10, Athens 117 42
- Phone: 0030 210921 7305
Philopappos on the one side and Acropolis on the other, which view will you choose? Check both options here and book the room of your dreams today.
A cozy hotel with exquisite views of the Parthenon at a bargain
78 budget-friendly rooms and a serene roof garden that overlooks the Acropolis, the Lycabettus, and a panoramic view across Athens are a good reason to put Attalos Hotel on your list.
The 3-star hotel sits two blocks from Monastiraki station and Ermou street and is close to Kotzia square.
The city’s finest bars and cafes, street-food vendors and restaurants, as well as vintage clothing boutiques, are within walking distance.
Attalos Hotel makes you feel you’re in the heart of Athenian life day and night.
- Address: Athinas 29, Athens 105 54
- Phone: 0030 2103212801
If you’re looking for a comfortable, clean, and budget friendly hotel in the historic city center of Athens, search no further and book your room at Attalos today.
A serene hotel with private balconies that overlook the Parthenon, ideal for romantic getaways
Located in the heart of Athens, just a breath away from the famous Monastiraki Flea Market and the Ancient Agora, Adrian Hotel is an exceptional budget-friendly accommodation option in Athens.
It features modern rooms with minimal design and private balconies that enjoy delightful views of the Acropolis Hill, as well as a rooftop café and cocktail bar right across the sacred rock.
A perfect choice for a romantic trip to Athens that will be the highlight of your trip without blowing your budget out of proportion.
- Address: Adrianou 74, Athens 105 56
- Phone: 0030 2103221553
Want to impress your significant other without breaking the bank? Adrian Hotel is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Find out more here.
Arion Athens Hotel
Dazzling Acropolis views within the city’s hippest area
Boasting a privileged location only a couple of minutes away from the famous nightlife hub of Psyrri and the popular Monastiraki Square, Arion Athens is a stylish hotel with a contemporary design that features elegant rooms with impressive marble bathrooms and hardwood floors as well as balconies that with jaw-dropping views over Acropolis Hill.
However, the hotel’s best feature lies on the seventh floor: an enchanting rooftop terrace that commands an unobstructed view of the Parthenon and all of the city of Athens.
And the best part? Arion Athens Hotel is much more affordable than you’d believe considering what it offers.
- Address: Agiou Dimitriou 18, Athina 105 54
- Phone: 21 0324 0415
Marvelous Acropolis views at the most central location and stellar amenities at just a fraction of the price. Find out more and book your stay now by clicking here.
An affordable, family-friendly hotel with exquisite Acropolis views
As the name suggests, Plaka Hotel enjoys an advantageous location in the very heart of Athens. Redecorated in 2019, Plaka Hotel is living proof that choosing a budget-friendly hotel does not mean missing out on a great location or parting with modern aesthetics.
Its comfortable rooms feature a minimalist design, brand-new furniture, and private balconies with views of Acropolis, Plaka, or Lycabettus Hill.
Moreover, you can book a “family room” with two interconnecting, separate rooms. We’re certain that the younger visitors will love the breathtaking views of Acropolis Hill from the lovely rooftop terrace.
- Address: Kapnikareas 7, Athens 105 56
- Phone: 0030 2103222706
Take the family on a marvelous trip to Athens without having to worry about the cost. Check out your options at Plaka Hotel here.
Overall, whether you’re on a romantic vacation, a business trip, or visiting Athens for leisure, staying in a hotel with a view of the Acropolis will add extra value to your experience.
Taking a glimpse of the Parthenon from your room’s window or one of these hotels’ magical rooftop terraces will not only spark your imagination but also make your stay in Athens unforgettable.
*Featured image courtesy: Attalos Hotel
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