This hotel has a restaurant-lined atrium and a rooftop terrace with views of the magnificent Acropolis.
The Acropolis undoubtedly steals the limelight on the ancient Greek stage of Athens. Take a front-row seat to the action from Electra Metropolis Hotel, a brand-new bolthole with prime views of the hilltop citadel and its marble monuments. That’s the beauty of Athens: the city is a dizzying mix of history and modernity, where centuries-old landmarks rub shoulders with cutting-edge art galleries, bar terraces and emerging restaurants. The Electra Metropolis encapsulates this classic-meets-contemporary vibe right at the heart of the action, just off Syntagma Square and wedged between shopping hot spot, Ermou Street, and the upmarket Kolonaki neighbourhood with its designer boutiques and wine bars.
The brainchild of famous architect Patroklos Karantinos, the striking hotel building melts into the 16th-Century Agia Dynami chapel on the ground floor, while the spa centre is carved through by parts of the Themistoclean Wall, which once wrapped around ancient Athens. Artworks are dotted throughout, from a unique silver bees painting by Greek painter Alekos Fassianos, to a composition made entirely of marble plaques.
A central atrium acts as the hub of the hotel, bordered by a Mediterranean-inspired bistro, a smart lounge-bar and a holistic spa and wellness centre. From the ground floor to up high: the 10th-floor rooftop terrace, home to a Greek restaurant and a chic cocktail bar, is the hotel’s crowning glory – a perfect spot to watch the sun go out in a fiery blaze behind the Parthenon. Rooms are sleek and stylish, from Classic Rooms with wooden floors and marble bathrooms to Deluxe Rooms overlooking the cityscape.
Just off Syntagma Square, in the centre of Athens
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216 rooms and suites
• Take a trip to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to marvel at this ancient temple city up close • Splurge on designer threads at nearby shopping mecca Ermou Street* • Get your art fix at the Benaki Museum* • Immerse yourself in Athens’ cultural life at the open-air Thision cinema*.
2 restaurants, 2 bars
Breakfast at Metropolis Roof Garden.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £39 • Breakfast and dinner at Metropolis Roof Garden.
*Denotes local charge