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Athens Luxury Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Athens for Luxury enthusiasts


Athens - much more than a luxury destination in Greece!

World-known for its rich history and culture, luxury hotels with great services, and extravagant dinners, the cosmopolitan city of Athens is among the best cities in Europe for travellers seeking for pleasure, luxury comfort, and style.

Having many hip and chic neighbourhoods to explore, this sophisticated city could not but be also a popular destination for luxury shopping experiences! Especially in the heart of Athens, you will find the most high-end district of the capital, Kolonaki, known for its upscale restaurants as well as for its many boutiques offering personal styling services and the latest brands.

Furthermore, culture aficionados will find their place in Athens by uncovering Ancient Greece through the city’s graphic alleys. The streets of Athens are a mixture of ancient with contemporary architecture while in almost every corner you will find interesting museums and art galleries, while surrounded by sweeping views of the Acropolis, the most important ancient site in the Western world.

In this Athens Luxury Guide, you will find the best luxury hotels to stay in the heart of Athens, luxury resorts by the beach, and the top places to have delicious dinners, shopping experiences, and sightseeing explorations.

The best Luxury Hotels and Beach Resorts in Athens

Most of the 5-star hotels and luxury boutique hotels in the heart of Athens are historic landmarks, with unique interior design and stunning views to the Acropolis. Whether you choose to stay, either in the heart of the city or suburbs, rest assured that in Athens you will sleep well and be pampered with exceptional concierge services!

Beach lovers will find an excellent selection of high-end properties & beach resorts along the coastline of Athens, especially in the areas of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni. The luxury resorts of Athens have their own private beach while most of them have gourmet restaurants, lounge bars, and luxurious wellness centers within their premises.

Grecotel Pallas Athena – Get the luxury you deserve by staying right in the heart of Athens. Its spacious and modern suites are much more than comfortable; they are truly a piece of art!

Brasil Suites Boutique Hotel – A perfect choice for luxury travellers looking to explore the coastal up-market suburb of Athens, Glyfada, with several glamorous shops, restaurants, taverns and clubs within a walking distance!

Electra Metropolis Athens – One of the best luxury hotels with a view to Athens! We love its Acropolis Suites with balcony offering impressive views of the Acropolis let along the white marble bathrooms and comfortable amenities.

Here you will find a wide variety of luxury hotels and boutiques. 

Athens - Shopping and Sightseeing

Shopping in Athens

There is a plethora of large shopping malls and designer’s stores where you will find the latest trends!

Especially on the slopes of Lycabettus Hill, you will find the most elegant district of Athens, Kolonaki, known for its fine-dining restaurant, chic cafes, and endless boutiques on and around Voukourestiou and Skoufa streets.

The lovely boutique Punchi Pupunchi has a wide selection of Greek designer creations including Karavan, Madame Shou Shou, Worshop and Dent’elle, while at Kalogirou you will find collections from luxury brands such as Prada and Tods.

Do not miss to complete your shopping experience in Athens with a stop at one of the many terraces offering refreshing cocktails and light bites combined with astonishing views to the city’s life. View our Athens Gastronomy Guide with the best fine-dining restaurants and lounge-bars in Athens

Furthermore, the most fashionable department store in the heart of Athens is Attica, offering collections of the latest fashion wear, footwear, beauty and accessories along with excellent, personalised services. While the biggest shopping mall in Athens is The Mall of Athens, just 30 minutes away with metro. There you will find modern collections of local and international brands as well as several eateries and entertainment choices.

Sightseeing in Athens

Popular for its rich historical and architectural value, Athens has several theatres, museums and tourist attractions to visit. However, the best way to explore the ancient side of Greece is by participating in a small walking tour where you will be guided thoroughly to the imposing landmarks of the past and temporary Greece.

However, if you prefer to explore the gems of Athens alone, do not miss to visit the iconic Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum and the national archaeological museum, as well as watching a performance at Odeon Of Herodes Atticus!

All these destinations are worth visiting and should not be missed!

Luxury Tips

Athens is widely popular for its rich historical and architectural value. Being the capital of Greece, Athens happens to be the best city to uncover Ancient Greece through its graphic alleys.

Kolonaki, the fashion district of Athens, is recommended for luxury shopping because of its high-end boutiques. It is a posh meeting place offering plenty of choices for every hour of the day!

The most popular shopping centre in the heart of Athens is 'Attica'. However, the biggest shopping mall is about 30 minutes by metro, called 'The Mall of Athens'.

Travel Info

How to get there

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  • By air
  • By train
  • By bus
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Move around

  • Metro
  • Tram
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  • Railway
  • Electric trolley-buses
  • Taxi
  • Uber

Ideal for

  • City breaks
  • Shopping
  • Performances & theaters
  • Fine-dining
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Weekends
  • Clubbing
  • Street food
  • Art & culture
  • Wine tasting

Destination Type

  • City

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 What can I find in this Luxury Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated luxury travel guide, to help you easily plan your next luxurious holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top shopping venues, gourmet restaurants, as well as 5-star Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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