Here are some of the best spots in the city to sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail, whilst taking in stunning views of the Parthenon and the entire city of Athens!
1. GB Roof Garden Restaurant
In the most ideal location, the uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the Parliament are truly magnificent. For breakfast or lunch, the elegant environment of the GB Roof Garden Restaurant creates a tranquil atmosphere, while dinner is perfect when the city lights come on. For three years in a row the restaurant has been awarded by the Wine Spectator Magazine.
Location: Syntagma Square
Telephone: 210 3330000
2. Above Roof Top Pool Bar Restaurant
The perfect spot in the city center for getting a mouthful of delicious food and an eyeful of amazing scenery, from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill all the way down to the Saronic Gulf! Lay back comfortably in your deck chair and sip on refreshing cocktails or cool down under the impressive waterfall in the most stylish roof top pool bar of Athens!
Location: Wyndham Grand Athens – 2 Megalou Alexandrou Street
Telephone: 216 8009900
3. 360° Restaurant & Bar
Located in Monastiraki Square, this wonderful bar is a favorite among the young and the older crowds. At the bar you can choose from a selection of 60 different cocktails, while at the restaurant you will savor imaginative dishes inspired by Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.
Location: 2 Ifestou, Monastiraki
Telephone: 210 3240034
4. A for Athens - Cocktail Bar
Situated on the 6th floor of the homonymous hotel, A for Athens with its magnificent rooftop terrace, offers one of the most spectacular views in Athens. Enjoy cocktails in unbelievable combinations, as well as a menu created with special care, emphasizing on local and healthy ingredients!
Location: 2 Miaouli, Monastiraki
Telephone: 210 3244244
Located in one the most crowded pedestrian streets of the city, overlooking the Acropolis, in front of the Temple of Hephaestus, Kuzina
combines Greek traditions with the latest trends, always using the freshest ingredients. Enjoy tasteful dishes and cocktails while the sunset paints the sky in the most unique colors!
Location: 9 Adrianou, Thissio
Telephone: 210 3240133
6. Gazarte Roof Stage
This popular rooftop terrace at Kerameikos has attracted Athenians for a long time in a spacious setting with remarkable views and a wonderful vibe. Well-known Greek Dj's as well as live bands will travel you musically while enjoying your drink.
Location: 34 Voutadon, Gazi–Kerameikos
Telephone: 210 3460347
7. Acropolis Museum - Café & Restaurant
The Museum provides a restaurant on the second floor, with panoramic views of the Acropolis and a 700 square meter public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. The restaurant proposes a variety of hot dishes based on traditional recipes, seasonally updated.
The Café is located on the ground floor of the Museum and overlooks the archaeological excavation. Visitors can enjoy a hot or cold drink, together with dessert or an evening cocktail. The Café is ideal for a quick meal for school students visiting the Acropolis Museum.
Location: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou
Telephone: 210 9000915
8. Couleur Locale
Facing the sacred rock of the Acropolis, this hidden bar on Normanou street is most definitely one of the most beautiful terraces in the center of Athens. The all day menu includes cocktails, coffee, healthy snacks, finger food, delicious burgers and pizza. When the sun sets, you'll enjoy selected lounge and house music by well-known Greek and world DJ's!
Location: 3 Normanou, Monastiraki
Telephone: 216 7004917
9. Thissio View
In a unique architectural style house, on the pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou which connects Thissio station with the entrance of the Acropolis, at Thissio View is the ideal spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or evening dinner, the coffee or drink with a stunning view of the Parthenon!
Location: 25 Apostolou Pavlou, Thissio
Telephone: 210 3476754
It's like love at first sight! You most definately won't need more than a moment to fall in love with this place. Inside the store you will find 21 telescopes which you can use to look at the magnificent view from the Piraeus port to the Olympic Stadium! The ideal spot for a relaxing drink or a romantic dinner!
: Filikis Eterias, Chaidari Telephone
: 210 5812047
Photo Credit: 360 Hotel Athens