Athens: The 15 best hotels with a rooftop pool

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If there is a capital in Europe that manages to combine culture and relaxation, it is Athens. The ancient city is home to countless vestiges of its glorious past, the foremost among which is the iconic Acropolis (by the way, take a look at our ultimate guide). But it is also a city where the sun reigns supreme, which restaurants and hotels have long understood. Thus, very often, they will have spaces open to the outside for welcome moments of relaxation – yes, visiting Athens can be really tiring. So, to ensure you have an unforgettable stay in this splendid destination, here are 15 hotels with a rooftop pool in Athens – enjoy the view with your feet in the water!

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Electra Palace Athens

In the heart of the Plaka district, opposite the Acropolis, the Electra Palace Hotel Athens shines in all its glory. Elegant and sophisticated, this five-star establishment offers personalized service and a host of amenities that will appeal to even the most discerning travellers. The hotel’s prime location allows easy access to major attractions in the city, such as Syntagma Square and the Parliament. The rooftop pool and Mediterranean restaurant offer stunning views of the Acropolis, as do some of the rooms! The buffet breakfast – Greek, of course –is a real treat for the taste buds. Finally, the hotel has a complete spa with an indoor swimming pool and a sauna to relax in after a long day of sightseeing.

Athens Zafolia Hotel

Athens Zafolia Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and offers stunning views of Mount Lycabettus. Luxury is omnipresent in this establishment, where each guest can enjoy the rooftop swimming pool, sauna, and gym free of charge. The rooms, elegantly decorated, have all modern amenities, including air conditioning (very useful in the summer) and a refrigerator.

The Ellinikon Restaurant offers fine Mediterranean dishes prepared from fresh, quality ingredients, while the Jason Lounge Bar offers a sophisticated ambience and delicious snacks. Finally, the Poseidon pool bar, located in the roof garden, is the ideal place to relax for a drink while enjoying a spectacular view.

Grand Hyatt Athens

The Grand Hyatt Athens, opened in 2018, is an oasis of comfort and luxury in the heart of ancient Athens. The hotel’s modern facilities include a spa, an atrium pool with a bar, and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the Acropolis. The Grand Hyatt Athens offers a range of onsite restaurants, offering Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, as well as cocktails at the pool bar or in the lobby. The establishment also has a 24-hour gym, as well as a business centre and state-of-the-art meeting rooms for professional or private events.

The Stanley

Located in the heart of the Greek capital, The Stanley hotel offers an (almost) unique experience with its rooftop outdoor pool and bar, offering breath-taking views of the city, the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. The hotel also has two restaurants offering Greek and Mediterranean dishes. The air-conditioned rooms of the hotel are decorated in a rather modern style with earthy tones and their own balconies. Some even overlook the Acropolis! The Acropolis Museum can be reached in just five minutes by metro, while many beaches are within half an hour’s drive. What more could you want?

Athens Capital Center Hotel – MGallery Collection

The Athens Capital Centre Hotel – MGallery Collection (that’s the real name!) is very well located in the heart of the city of Athens, offering high-standard and air-conditioned accommodation and as a beautiful seasonal outdoor swimming pool open on its roof. It also offers the MFlavours restaurant, Gallerie Café, 24-hour front desk, room service, and free Wi-Fi in all facilities. The property serves a buffet or American breakfast every morning. In addition, it has a terrace and a lounge bar, the Mappemonde, which overlooks the city. Syntagma Square, the central building of the University of Athens, and the Museum of Cycladic Art are all nearby.

Coco-mat Athens BC

Just a few steps from the Acropolis Museum, there is the Coco-mat Athens BC, another well-equipped hotel – boasting its own bar, restaurant, and sauna. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a coffee machine and a minibar, and some offer a view of the city from their balcony. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning, as well as a gym and a sunny terrace, on which there is a beautiful swimming pool. For lovers of cycling, the hotel also offers a bicycle loan service.

Athens Panorama Project

Also located in the historic city of Athens, Athens Panorama Project offers accommodation with private balconies, offering breath-taking views of the Greek capital and its surroundings. The family rooms offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while the terrace and its swimming pool allow you to relax during your intense city break. What’s more, customers can benefit from underground parking by reservation.

Airotel Alexandros

Located in Mavili Square, the Airotel Alexandros is a refined property offering a range of amenities to meet all traveller needs. The lobby is decorated in a contemporary style, with touches of wood and industrial details. The elegant rooms match and there is even a very nice bar. Guests can also take advantage of a gym, a games’ room with billiards, and the mezzanine for modern business meetings. And you might be able to guess what is to be found on its roof…

President Hotel

We particularly like this establishment. The President Hotel, located on Kifissias Avenue in Athens, offers a very pleasant setting for a relatively affordable rate. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms are tastefully decorated. Penthouse 21, the minimalist roof terrace bar, offers panoramic views of the city and boasts an adjoining swimming pool. The hotel restaurant serves a selection of Greek and international specialities, while the Avenue Bar offers a daily menu and coffee.

The Duke Boutique Suites

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A small, cosy cocoon with all the modern touches you could want. We’re talking about the Duke Boutique Suites. Located in the heart of Athens, close to just about all the places of interest in the capital, this property offers an unforgettable stay with its seasonal outdoor swimming pool, gym, and air-conditioned rooms in wood tones, equipped with the latest amenities. In addition, the hotel offers a continental breakfast, sauna, bar, and room service. All complemented by Greek- and English-speaking staff available at all times. What else could you be looking for?

Green Suites Boutique Hotel

The Green Suites Boutique Hotel is an oasis of luxury north of the Acropolis. From its swimming pool, you dominate the city, well out of sight – a truly unique moment. But this is not the only advantage of this establishment: you will also find it has its own gym and garden. Some rooms even have a terrace with a view of the city. A continental buffet breakfast is served every morning to start the day off right.

Melia Athens

The Melia Athens, a four-star luxury hotel located close to the tourist attractions of Athens, offers a truly exceptional stay. The comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning which is very useful here. There is also a health club (also air-conditioned!) with a sauna, Turkish steam baths, and a fully-equipped gym. In summer, an outdoor pool and hot tub are also available. In addition, the hotel has a rooftop restaurant with breath-taking views of the Acropolis as well as several restaurants serving international specialties, cocktails, and drinks.

Athens Mosaico Suites & Apartments

Here is an establishment which is certainly a little less luxurious than some mentioned above, but which nevertheless offers very good services to its guests. For example, its swimming pool, which allows you to lean relax in the water facing the sprawling city of Athens. The Athens Mosaico Suites & Apartments, as its name suggests, offers suites… and apartments, which might just be what you’re looking for to feel at home. Travelers can enjoy proximity to local attractions, including the National Theatre of Greece just 500 meters away and Omonia Square a 10-minute walk away.

Divani Caravel

The Divani Caravel Hotel, a luxurious establishment located in the historic centre of Athens, also has a major asset: The Peak Health Club & Spa, located on the roof terrace, offering a large gym as well as three treatment rooms using beauty products from renowned brands. The roof is also home to a beautiful swimming pool. With two bars and three restaurants, including the sophisticated new JuJu Bar and Restaurant, decorated in an Art Deco style, guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to relaxing and dining.

Play Athens

This is the last establishment in our selection of hotels with rooftop swimming pool in Athens, but certainly not the least beautiful: The Play Athens. With its cosy, air-conditioned rooms, some of which have a balcony, it offers a great holiday experience to its guests. Ideally located less than 500 meters from Monastiraki Square, it does not have the dimensions of some hotels in this list but has all the comforts necessary for a luxurious stay, without any of the hassle. It even has a small swimming pool.

Well, we hope that this list of hotels with a rooftop pool in Athens has helped you to choose the ideal accommodation for your future stay. If you have other addresses to recommend, do not hesitate to share them in comments.

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