AthensWas, Athens

Unpretentious retro-chic design hotel with Acropolis on your doorstep

On a busy cobbled pedestrian street in the centre of Athens, only two blocks from the Acropolis Museum, AthensWas opened as late as 2015 as the hip design newcomer on the Greek hotel scene.

The overall atmosphere here is chic and serene, where quality and simplicity are valued, and where you are spoiled with incredible views of the Acropolis. History has never looked so good.

Acropolis is to Athens what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, and who wouldn’t like to wake up to these amazing historic views.

The marble and walnut wood interior showcases a retro-chic style with inspiration from the 1950s and 1960s. Iconic furniture by modern masters such as Le Corbusier, Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and Konstantin Grcic give the hotel a design appeal of the highest level. Throughout the hotel you come by elements with reference to ancient Greek art and architecture, to remind you that you are after all in one of the oldest capitals in the world.

The rooms range from 28 to 55 square meters, and are all equipped with details such as blackout curtains and pillow menus to make sure that you can shut out the bustling street outside and get a good night’s sleep.

The toiletries are courtesy of Korres, Greece’s own natural skincare powerhouse.

The modern rooftop dining restaurant is located on the 7th floor and serves Greek Mediterranean cuisine with French and Japanese influences.

The breath-taking panoramic views from up here are one of the best in Athens, and are best enjoyed with a colourful signature cocktail.

Sense Fine Dining Restaurant is located on the rooftop of the hotel with a stunning view of the Acropolis. The recipes reflect a fresh culinary philosophy : the today’s modern look of a Greek cuisine that does not diverge from its roots and memories, a contemporary often playful version of some classical ideas that is hard to find any foreign influences in it.