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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 why you should 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 not only will level up your experience but it may turn out to be lifesaving in the hot summer months.
If you’re visiting 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 of course, 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’re bound to 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 but the perfect setting.
Elegance, sophistication, and a taste of the neoclassical Athens are apparent in the hotel’s rooms and common areas.
Of course, the Duck Tail Bar and the Electra Roof Garden with the swimming pool couldn’t be an exception. Refined tastes combined with the 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 to the city while others to the courtyard and all of them are bathed in natural light.
Mappemonde Restaurant Bar & Lounge as well as the Mediterranean-cuisine MFlavours restaurant offer the ideal atmosphere for a relaxing dinner or a refreshing cocktail. The hotel’s swimming pool sits at the outdoor 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.
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.
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 of them 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
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 in one of the busiest Athenian streets, once you enter its doorstep you’ll forget you’re in the heart of the city.
Let alone when 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.
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.
Whether you prefer savoring a cocktail in the roof garden or taking a dive 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
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.
Featuring 380 rooms of various types including superior, family rooms and suites as well as meeting rooms, the 4-star hotel serves business and leisure travelers.
- Address: Odisseos 1, Athens 104 37
- Phone: 0030 2119900900
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.
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
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.
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 lies right 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?
With modern rooms that feature 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, there are various alternatives affordable for different budgets.
After thorough research, we made this varied list that covers a wide range of prices starting from around 60 euro.
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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