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Hotels With Swimming Pools in Athens’ City Center

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There’s a reason why hotels with swimming pools in Athens are among the top picks for guests coming to our city. Is there a better feeling than taking a refreshing dip at an outdoor pool with the sun-kissed Athens before your eyes or plunging your feet after a long day of sightseeing? We certainly don’t think so.

In this article, you’ll find a few reasons to opt for a hotel with a pool and our top picks for every budget range. We have handpicked the best hotels with swimming pools for all styles and budgets in Athens’ city center.

Find the right one for you and add some extra luxury to your holidays in Athens.

Reasons to Book a Hotel With a Swimming Pool in Athens City Center

Booking a hotel in Athens city center with a swimming pool will not only level up your experience, but it may turn out to be lifesaving in the hot summer months.

If you visit the Greek capital sometime between the end of June and the middle of September, you’ll realize that the heat can be unbearable in the morning and at noon especially if you’ve chosen a hotel in one of the popular central neighborhoods in Athens.

And even though the Athenian Riviera isn’t far away from the city center, sometimes all you need is a quick refreshing dip before returning to sightseeing.

Not to mention that enjoying a swim with Athens’ major landmarks before your eyes is a lifetime experience. If a top-notch hotel with a view of the Acropolis just isn’t enough for you, you will be impressed by what follows.

Our rundown of hotels with swimming pools in Athens’ city center aims to cover all styles and budgets. From rooftop swimming pools in 5-star hotels to indoor cozy plunge pools, this list has something for all types of travelers.

5-Star Hotels With Swimming Pools in Athens’ City Center

Electra Palace Athens

The sophistication and elegance of neoclassical Athens meet the comforts and amenities of today

Inspired by the Athens of the past, the chic Electra Palace Athens aims to take visitors on a journey back in time. And its location, in the heart of Plaka, couldn’t be anything but the perfect setting.

Elegance, sophistication, and a taste of neoclassical Athens are apparent in the hotel’s rooms and common areas.

At Electra Palace Athens, visitors can enjoy a superb rooftop pool with an Acropolis view. Courtesy: Electra Palace Athens

Of course, the Duck Tail Bar and the Electra Roof Garden with the swimming pool couldn’t be an exception. Refined tastes and impeccable views set the ideal scenery for a truly unique stay.

  • Address: Navarchou Nikodimou 18-20, Athens 105 57
  • Phone: 0030 2103370000

Add elegance to your stay in Athens at Electra Palace Athens. Check out the hotel’s premises here.

Athens Capital Center Hotel – MGallery Collection 5-star

5-star luxury and bespoke services at the Athens Capital Center Hotel MGallery Collection

Located in Kolonaki, Athens’ high-end area, Athens Capital Center Hotel – MGallery Collection lives up to the neighborhood’s standards.

The 5-star hotel’s rooms boast minimal and classy decor. Some come with a view of the city, while others come to the courtyard, all bathed in natural light.

Athens Capital Center Hotel – MGallery Collection offers a rooftop pool with a panoramic view. Courtesy: Athens Capital Center Hotel

Mappemonde Restaurant Bar & Lounge and the Mediterranean-cuisine MFlavours restaurant offer the ideal atmosphere for a relaxing dinner or a refreshing cocktail. The hotel’s swimming pool is on the rooftop terrace overlooking Acropolis Hill.

  • Address: 4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2 Kriezotou street Syntagma Square, Athens 105 64 Phone: 0030 2144442000

Experience the upscale side of Athens at the high-end Athens Capital Center Hotel – MGallery Collection. Take a look at the rooms here.

Asomaton Hotel

History meets the present in the recently renovated 20th-century building that was transformed into Asomaton hotel

Housed in an elegantly refurbished building that was originally constructed from wood and stone around one century ago, Asomaton Hotel is a place where the past meets the present.

Asomaton Hotel Athens features an indoor swimming pool. Courtesy: Asomaton Hotel

It features rooms of various types and budgets including suites, lofts, and compact rooms (nests). All of them boast a refined decoration and are equipped with all the amenities, while some have access to a private balcony. The hotel’s indoor plunge pool is ideal for a refreshing dive.

  • Address: Asomaton Str 10, Athens 105 53
  • Phone: 0030 2103249109

Stay in a historical building with the style and amenities of a modern industrial hotel at Asomaton. Check out the room prices here.

4-Star Athens Hotels With Rooftop Swimming Pools

Meliá Athens

Relaxation by a 22-meter outdoor rooftop pool overlooking the Parthenon and Mt Lycabettus

Meliá Athens offers luxury, comfort, and exquisite services. Even though the 4-star hotel is located on one of the busiest Athenian streets, once you enter its doorstep, you’ll forget you’re in the city’s heart.

The 22m swimming pool on the roof of the Melia Athens Hotel.
Courtesy: Melia Athens

Let alone take a refreshing dip into the 22-meter outdoor rooftop pool with the Parthenon and Mt Lycabettus on the backdrop. Wellness and spa facilities are also available to all guests, guaranteeing the ultimate stay.

  • Address: 28is Oktovriou, Chalkokondili 14, Athens 106 77
  • Phone: 0030 2103320100

Add some luxury to your vacations in Athens and enjoy the comforts of the Meliá Hotel. Check out the different room types here.

Novotel Athenes

A 4-star hotel close to the city center for all types of travelers

Novotel Athenes may not be situated right in the heart of Athens but it is close enough to make it to our list.

Featuring 196 rooms of different types and sizes as well as 10 large, fully-equipped meeting rooms, the 4-star hotel welcomes both business and leisure travelers, families, and couples. And the meeting point for all is the beautiful rooftop terrace.

Novotel Athenes features an outdoor swimming pool with a superb view.
Courtesy: Novotel Athenes

Whether you prefer savoring a cocktail in the roof garden or diving in the swimming pool, Novotel Athenes’ terrace offers an amazing view of the Greek capital.

  • Address: Michail Voda Str 4, Athens 104 39
  • Phone: 0030 2108200700

Pick the room that fits your needs and budget best and book your stay at Novotel Athens.

The Stanley Hotel

Relax by the pool on Athens’ largest rooftop terrace at the Stanley Hotel

Cloud 9, the largest hotel rooftop terrace in Athens that spans 1.500 square meters is The Stanley’s flagship.

Up here, you’ll find the recently refurbished Sweet Basil restaurant, an impressive swimming pool, and a stylish bar. All of which overlooks the city of Athens with Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill in the picture.

The Stanley Hotel features a stunning rooftop terrace with views of the Acropolis, a swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant. Courtesy: George Fakaros / The Stanley Hotel

Featuring 380 rooms of various types including superior, family rooms and suites and meeting rooms, the 4-star hotel serves business and leisure travelers.

  • Address: Odisseos 1, Athens 104 37
  • Phone: 0030 2119900900

Choose one of the 380 rooms and book your stay at the exquisite The Stanley Hotel.

3-Star Affordable Hotels With Swimming Pools in Athens’ City Center

Acropolis Hill Hotel

Relaxation in the most tranquil surroundings close to Philopappos Hill

Snuggled into a peaceful street at the feet of Philopappos Hill, the urban chic Acropolis Hill Hotel offers comfort and tranquility.

It is located close to all major landmarks including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, and the Ancient Agora.

The Acropolis Hill Hotel has an outdoor pool, wooden deck, and modern lounge chairs.
Courtesy: Acropolis Hill Hotel

In line with the area’s vibe, the hotel’s premises have a tranquil atmosphere ideal to relax and soak up Plaka’s serenity. Visitors can unwind by the pool, on the rooftop terrace, or at the lobby bar.

  • Address: Mousson Street 7, Athens, Greece, Athens 117 42
  • Phone: 0030 2109235151

Book your room at Acropolis Hill Hotel and unwind in the calmness of Philopappos Hill after a long sightseeing day.

Dorian Inn Hotel

This value-for-money 3-star hotel in Athens city center is for travelers of all types

Dorian Inn is one of the best value-for-money hotels in Athens. Its minimally furnished rooms offer all the necessary amenities that guarantee comfort and a good night’s sleep.

At the Dorian Inn Hotel, the pool is open all year round; however, it is not heated.
Courtesy: Dorian Inn Hotel

The centrally located 3-star hotel is within shouting distance from Omonia and close to Monastiraki square and the area of Kerameikos (Gazi). An outdoor swimming pool is next to the hotel’s “Point of View” restaurant on the 12th floor.

  • Address: Pireos 15, Athens 105 52
  • Phone: 0030 2105231753

Affordable stay with the amenities of a 4-star hotel at the Dorian Inn. Book your room now.

Poseidon Athens Hotel

An impressive beachfront hotel right between the city center and the Athenian Riviera

Poseidon Athens Hotel isn’t situated in the heart of Athens but we decided to put it on our list as an alternative option. So, why decide between roaming the city center of Athens and strolling down the sunny Athens Riviera beside the sea when you can easily have both?

Poseidon Athens Hotel is conveniently located at the seafront of Palaio Faliro, on the coastal avenue, just 6 km away from Athens city center.
Courtesy: Poseidon Athens Hotel

With modern rooms with private balconies overlooking the azure waters of the Saronic Gulf, an enchanting rooftop restaurant with panoramic sea views, and a splendid beach bar ideal for romantic evenings, Poseidon Athens Hotel invites you to an unforgettable seaside vacation.

And the best part? It’s only a short ride away from the city center of Athens.

  • Address: Poseidonos avenue 72, Palio Faliro, Athens 175 62
  • Phone: 0030 2109872000

Benefit from Poseidon Athens Hotel’s advantageous location and combine urban adventures with beach holidays. Book your stay today.

Even though you may think that booking a hotel with a swimming pool in Athens’ city center will cost you an arm and a leg, various alternatives are affordable for different budgets.

After thorough research, we made this varied list that covers a wide range of prices starting from around 60 euros.

All you have to do is pick the one that suits you best, find the desired dates and book your stay.

Featured image courtesy: Electra Palace Athens

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