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Sights & Bites: The Most Brilliant Rooftop Restaurants in Athens with an Acropolis View

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Lately, rooftop restaurants in Athens have been brought to the limelight of the city’s vibrant gastronomy scene. And it’s not only due to hot summer weather or the central location of these restaurants that so many locals and travelers choose them over countless other options.

It’s mainly because a select few of these rooftop restaurants in Athens feature the most extraordinary views of the Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon. And since we know that finding out which ones have the best views can be a hassle, we decided to gather all of our favorites in one place.

Without further ado, here are the best rooftop restaurants in Athens with an Acropolis view.

GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar

Occupying the 8th floor of the luxurious Grande Bretagne hotel, GB Roof Garden offers amazing views over Acropolis Hill, Syntagma Square, and the Greek Parliament, but that’s not the only reason why it’s celebrated as one of the most impressive rooftop restaurants in Athens.

The view from the GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar is breathtaking.
Courtesy: GB Roof Garden

A menu that showcases contemporary Greek and Mediterranean cuisine along with a long list of both local and international labels makes it ideal for a very special night out in Athens.

  • Address: Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Athina 105 64
  • Neighborhood: Syntagma
  • How to get there: Syntagma metro (blue and red line)

The Zillers Roof Garden

An absolute must for those who value high gastronomy, the Zillers Roof Garden features a stunning view of Acropolis Hill and Mitropolis Square below from a charming rooftop terrace adorned with an impressive “hanging” garden.

Dinner at the Zillers Roof Garden is a refined urban dining experience.
Courtesy: The Zillers Roof Garden

Its menu, tailored by famous chefs and expert confectioners is designed to impress even the most demanding palates. Keep an eye out for their specialized seasonal dégustation menus.

  • Address: Mitropoleos 54, Athina 105 63
  • Neighborhood: Syntagma – Monastiraki
  • How to get there: Monastiraki or Syntagma metro (blue line)

Mira Me Athens

A seemingly ordinary hotel building located just a few meters off Ermou street in downtown Athens hides a very pleasant surprise for those who know where to look for it. Mira Me Hotel’s top floor (check MiraMe Athens Boutique Hotel on Booking.com) is home to one of the most spectacular rooftop restaurants with an Acropolis view in Athens.

Mira Me Athens Rooftop Restaurant has one of the most beautiful terraces in the city with great views of the Acropolis and the Agora. Courtesy: Mira Me Athens

Enjoy the view from one of the small marble tables and savor traditional Greek delicacies with an Asian twist made with fresh seasonal ingredients.

  • Address: Ermou 118, Athina 105 54
  • Neighborhood: Thissio
  • How to get there: Thissio metro station (green line)

Thissio View

Boasting a privileged location just opposite the Ancient Agora of Athens and the Acropolis Hill, and offering an immaculate view of the Parthenon, Thissio View is undeniably one of the most impressive rooftop restaurants in Athens.

Thissio View Roof Garden Restaurant offers an impressive view of the Parthenon.
Courtesy: Thissio View

Its menu might be limited to only a few items for brunch or dinner, but make no mistake: every recipe is handpicked to impress and highlight the wonders of traditional Greek gastronomy.

  • Address: Apostolou Pavlou 25, Athina 118 51
  • Neighborhood: Thissio
  • How to get there: Thissio metro station (green line)

GH Attikos Restaurant

When it comes to listing the most splendid rooftop restaurants in Athens with a view of the Acropolis, there is no doubt that GH Attikos Restaurant deserves a place close to the top.

GH Attikos is known for its excellent food as well as the incredible views of the Acropolis.
Courtesy: GH Attikos

A discrete sign at the building’s entrance marks the spot for the beginning of a wonderful culinary journey that blends homemade tastes with contemporary gourmet gastronomy on a charming terrace that makes you think you can touch the Parthenon if you stretch out a bit.

  • Address: Garivaldi 7, Athina 117 42
  • Neighborhood: Koukaki – Plaka
  • How to get there: Acropolis metro station (red line)

Kuzina

Recently renovated and redesigned, Kuzina is now open and ready to resume its mission of spotlighting the culinary wonders of Greek cuisine to the world. A charming white-washed terrace that overlooks the Acropolis and the Temple of Hephaestus invites you to sample a cosmopolitan fusion of Greek and Asian tastes under the clear Athenian sky.

Kuzina’s famous tarazza. A gastronomic experience while enjoying the breathtaking view of Acropolis and Hephaestus temple. Courtesy: Kuzina

While there, don’t miss the chance to try some of the most delicious loukoumades you’ll find in Athens.

  • Address: Adrianou 9, Athina 105 55
  • Neighborhood: Thissio – Monastiraki
  • How to get there: Thissio metro (green line) or Monastiraki metro (green and blue line)

Sin Athina

Housed in an alluring neoclassical building just off Apostolou Pavlou, one of the most famous pedestrian streets in Athens, Sin Athina is a cozy all-day rooftop restaurant and bar that features a gorgeous view of Acropolis Hill.

Sin Athina offers amazing views of the Parthenon and delicious food.
Courtesy: Sin Athina

While you take in the sight of the Parthenon, you’ll have the chance to try some traditional Greek treats, including both vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Address: Iraklidon 2, Athina 118 51
  • Neighborhood: Thissio – Monastiraki
  • How to get there: Thissio metro (green line) or Monastiraki metro (green and blue line)

City ZEN All Day Bar Restaurant

Located in the heart of the city center, only a minute away from the Monastiraki metro station, the most “zen” rooftop restaurant in Athens enjoys a true postcard-perfect view of Acropolis Hill from an inviting terrace on the fifth floor of a beautiful neoclassical building.

In the heart of Athens City Zen will surely delight you.
Courtesy: City ZEN

An innovative blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, original cocktails, and tempting brunch dishes will definitely make sure you’ll be coming back a second time.

  • Address: Aiolou 11, Athina 105 55
  • Neighborhood: Monastiraki
  • How to get there: Monastiraki metro (green and blue line)

Hytra Restaurant & Bar

Hytra Restaurant & Bar offers beyond any doubt one of the most extraordinary fine dining experiences you can have in Athens. The luxurious rooftop restaurant occupies the top floor of Onassis Stegi cultural center, enjoying a magnificent view of the Acropolis.

Hytra restaurant offers a gastronomic experience in a unique outdoor setting with panoramic views of the Acropolis. Courtesy: Hytra Restaurant

Both the degustation menus and the a la carte options aim to redefine the rich heritage of Greek gastronomy; and a Michelin star is proof enough that this goal has long been achieved.

  • Address: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 107, Athina 117 45
  • Neighborhood: Neos Kosmos
  • How to get there: Neos Kosmos metro (red line)

SENSE Rooftop Restaurant

Nestled between Acropolis Hill and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, on the top floor of AthensWas Hotel, (see it on Booking .com) SENSE is one of the most spectacular rooftop restaurants in Athens that boast a view of the Parthenon.

SENSE Athens is conveniently located at the most prestigious spot.
Courtesy: SENSE Restaurant

Yet, this impeccable location is far from being its only feature. Its dishes display an exquisite mix of traditional Greek cuisine with modern elements, including plenty of vegetarian choices prepared with the utmost attention to detail and presentation.

  • Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 5, Athina 117 42
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • How to get there: Acropolis metro (red line)

POINT a (Acropolis Point)

As the name implies, Point a claims the title of being the rooftop restaurant that is closest to the Acropolis in all of Athens – less than 300 meters from the Acropolis and only 100 meters away from the Acropolis Museum.

An elegant rooftop restaurant with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Courtesy: POINT a

Point a’s heavenly mezedes, traditional Greek dishes, and savory cocktails will try to draw your attention away from the stunning view; and we bet they’ll eventually succeed.

  • Address: Rovertou Galli 4a, Athina 117 42
  • Neighborhood: Koukaki – Makriyanni
  • How to get there: Acropolis metro (red line)

Art Lounge Restaurant, NEW Hotel Athens

Enjoying a dazzling view of Lycabettus Hill on one side and the Acropolis Hill on the other, the Art Lounge Restaurant that’s located on the top floor of the popular NEW Hotel Athens (check it on Booking.com) could not be missing from our top rooftop restaurants in Athens.

Art Lounge serves exceptional food and cocktails, topped off with panoramic views of Athens.
Courtesy: Art Lounge

Here, modern art and design meet contemporary Greek cuisine in a setting that blends stylish furniture and real artwork with extravagant culinary creations.

  • Address: Navarcou Nikodimou, Syntagma 1, Athina 105 57
  • Neighborhood: Syntagma
  • How to get there: Syntagma metro (blue and red line)

Electra Roof Garden

It only makes sense that one of the most luxurious hotels in the city like Electra Palace (see photos on Booking.com) would also feature one of the most impressive rooftop restaurants in Athens.

Electra Roof Garden is an elegant rooftop restaurant in Athens with the most epic Acropolis views. Courtesy: Electra Roof Garden

Electra Roof Garden commands a dazzling view of the Parthenon from a sophisticated terrace where you can also enjoy world-class Mediterranean fusion gastronomy and flamboyant late-night cocktails.

  • Address: Navarchou Nikodimou 18-20, Athina 105 57
  • Neighborhood: Syntagma
  • How to get there: Syntagma metro (blue and red line)

Thea Terrace

Perched atop the seventh floor of Central Hotel in downtown Athens (check Central Hotel on Booking.com), Thea Terrace is a sublime rooftop restaurant that enjoys a sweeping view of the Parthenon and Acropolis Hill.

Enjoy an Acropolis view at the Thea Terrace Bar. Courtesy: Thea Terrace

Its laid-back atmosphere is complemented by an urban chic aesthetic that will make every meal memorable. Here you can try a range of dishes, from intricate seafood recipes to sophisticated burgers that are bound to surprise you.

  • Address: Apollonos 21, Athina 105 57
  • Neighborhood: Syntagma
  • How to get there: Syntagma metro (blue and red line)

All in all, it doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore gourmand looking for the most innovative fine-dining menus or if you’re taking your first few steps with traditional Greek cuisine.

Savoring a meal at any of our recommended rooftop terraces in Athens while enjoying a view of the Acropolis is going to be one of the most unique culinary experiences you ever had.

Choose any of our picks above and prepare to be amazed.

Featured Image Courtesy: Kuzina Restaurant

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