Athens is doing a sensational job in updating her hotels and replacing old and dated with hip and swanky bases to see the city. We combed through the poseurs and the wannabes so that our top ten list is the real deal; the hippest hotels in all the land.
Get zen in the Life Gallery Athens, part of the Leading Small Hotels of the World chain. Their Japanese modern style and posh location in the upscale neighborhood of Kifissia has all of the jet setters buzzing. It's slightly removed from the main activities the city has to offer. For more central hotels, you'll not be left wanting when it comes to nightlife and sightseeing within walking distance at the Ochre and Brown in Psirri or the Periscope in Kolonaki. The Classical Baby Grand and Novus hotel are some of the most budget-friendly as well as being conveniently located, compensation for being in a sketchy area.
The Hotel Iradanos is just about as luxe as it gets and will appeal to people who enjoy black, minimalist opulence; its proximity to the equally trendy district of Gazi couldn't have been better planned. For those who prefer color, you're made for the Semiramis Hotel designed by Karim Rashad, the only one in the city with a rainbow colored pool.
The "Quirk" award is handed to the Twenty one Hotel, where the hotel's address of 21 became the theme behind everything from the decor to the number of rooms.
We also love the eclectic chic of the Margi Hotel in Vouliagmeni, our list's only seaside destination. The adjacent Malabar lounge is the perfect haven to drink Mojitos
by the pool- possibly the definition for how to entertain yourself in the "Athens Riviera" which is Vouliagmeni.
103, Thisseos Avenue
7 Leokoriou Street
sleek and minimalistic hotel in a hip part of town... read more
Opulent Five Star Mixing Classical with Modern...
48 Charilaou Trikoupi Street
Modern Art Hotel for the Hip and Trendy... read more
21 Kolokotroni and Mykonou Str.
Twenty One is the Magic Number in Kifissia Boutique Hotels... read more
65 Athinas Street and Lycourgou Street
Whimsical four star hotel for the young at heart...
11 Litous Str
Warm and luxurious retreat in Vouliagmeni... read more
23 Karolou Street