O&B Athens Boutique Hotel: Business-friendly hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in the entertainment district.
AVA Hotel & Suites: Romantic aparthotel with free WiFi and a bar/lounge. Located in the city centre.
Grecotel Pallas Athena: Luxury hotel with free WiFi and a restaurant. Located near a metro station.
Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in the business district.
Brasil Suites Hotel & Apartments: Family aparthotel with free WiFi and free parking. Located in a shopping district.
Athens Diamond Homtel: Luxury hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in the city centre.
The Margi: Luxury hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near the boardwalk.
Periscope Hotel: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in the city centre.
Acropolis Ami Boutique Hotel: Family hotel with free WiFi and breakfast. Located in the historical district.
Picture yourself reclining on a sofa as you leisurely eat grapes and cheese, a soft breeze blowing over you from the large feather fans held by your attendants. Yes, living like the Ancient Greeks is a pretty common dream, and at boutique Athens hotels, you can come pretty close to it.
Of course, you’ll have a concierge rather than attendants, and modern electricity in place of hand-held fans, but the personalised service and perfectly designed rooms will definitely have you feeling like royalty.
If you need to take a nap, Athenians will understand. There’s even a word for it: mesimeri. And the Greeks take midday naps very seriously. But don’t get too settled into your boutique accommodation in Athens—you’ve got things to see! Seriously, lots of things.
The Ancient Agora marketplace has been around since the 6th century BC, so it’s seen some things. The Temple of Hephaestus is sure to be a “blast”—it’s a shrine to the god of volcanoes, and one of the most well-preserved buildings from its time period.
Up the hill from Agora you’ll find the Acropolis. What’s the big deal? Well, the Parthenon is only the world’s most perfect building, with pieces that fit together like an intricate puzzle. And the Erechtheion sits on the site of the famous contest between Poseidon and Athena as they decided who would be the city’s patron. We bet you can guess who won!
Don’t you worry about any competitions, though…everybody wins with Athens boutique hotels. For example, Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel is just steps away from the sights, so you can rest those tired toes after a day up on the hill.
When it comes time to chow down, prepare to learn a lot of new words. The first one is easy: Take a seat at your local taverna and see what’s on the menu. You’ll definitely see horiatiki salata, and it’s a must-try. Layers of tomato, cucumber, shallots and olives are dressed with olive oil, seasoned and topped with a big slice of feta cheese. It’s the crunchiest, freshest thing you’ll ever eat.
Did we have you at “cheese”? Then you’ll love saganaki. Take any variety of hard yellow cheese, dredge it in flour and pan-sear it at a high temperature. What you get is fried cheese on the outside, delicious, melty cheese on the inside, and the sort of deep happiness that can only come from, well, cheese.
The only thing better? Curling up for another mesimeri at your Athens boutique accommodation. O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is right in the trendy Monastiraki neighbourhood, so you can eat all the things and not have to go far for your nap.
Now that you’ve expanded your vocabulary a bit and learned about a new kind of cheese, you’re probably pretty convinced that a trip to Athens is a good move. We’ve got great deals on the best boutique hotels in Athens, so you can travel in ultimate comfort and style. Just leave the gladiator sandals at home—you’re gonna need good walking shoes for this trip.