Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

AthensWas is in the heart of Athens, close to many of its most popular sights, yet is on a peaceful, pedestrianised street, and has stylish interiors, fabulous food and beautiful views over the nearby Acropolis – especially from its rooftop restaurant.
Perfect forThose who want to explore Athens in style, with an equally stylish base to retreat to afterwards.
In the knowIndulge in private, luxury experiences at AthensWas. Sightsee in style by arriving in a limo, before taking a helicopter flight to the islands around Athens, returning to enjoy private dining on the rooftop, overlooking the Acropolis.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Chic Design
  • City Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

AthensWas sits on the pretty tree-lined Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in the centre of Athens, a walkway which skirts around the Acropolis and the Parthenon. On the doorstep are the attractive shops and restaurants of Plaka.

Rooms at AthensWas

The chic designer interiors showcase sleek, uncluttered lines and natural materials, including Greek marble and wood, with classic Greek artworks and contemporary furnishings such as armchairs designed by Le Corbusier. Relax on your spacious veranda and take in the sun.

Treat yourself to the Hellenic Grand Suite or the AthensWas Suite and unwind on your terrace with a coffee in the morning or a pre-dinner cocktail in the evening, and enjoy the views over the Acropolis. 

Food & drink

The breakfast comes highly recommended and sets you up nicely for a day’s sightseeing. The rooftop bar and restaurant has unrivalled views over the Acropolis, with the city, mountains and sea beyond, making this the perfect spot to linger over lunch, dinner and a signature cocktail or two. The restaurant offers a light and refreshing take on traditional Greek cuisine, incorporating French and Japanese influences, as well as the restaurant’s own signature olive oil, Andelea - guaranteeing gastronomic heaven.


Unwind with a massage or enjoy a workout in the gym – or go for a run with the aid of the hotel’s jogging map, and see some sights at the same time!

Activities at AthensWas

The Acropolis is just 400m away, and also nearby are the world-class Acropolis Museum, the stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held and the Roman-era theatre Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the centrepiece of the annual Athens Festival in the summer.

You can visit many of the city’s sights without having to venture onto busy roads, and for a further break from the hustle and bustle, retreat to the beautiful National Garden. Private, personalised tours can be arranged – just ask us for details.

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Hotel location

AthensWas is right near a metro stop, and limousine and taxi transfers can be arranged to and from the airport, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

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