Bird’s eye view: the 5 best rooftop bars in Athens
Athens is brimming with culture and history, and one of the best ways to take it all in is from above.
The city’s landmarks reveal themselves in all their beauty as the sun sets and the city starts coming alight. Can you picture it already?
Here are our top 5 rooftop bars for your next summer nights in Athens.
The top floor of the Athens Hilton Hotel is home to one of the most impressive rooftops in the center of the capital. From the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill down to the Athens Riviera, the scenery is nothing short of breathtaking, and the cocktails are well worth their price tag. It’s no wonder it’s been ranked one of the best rooftop bars in the world.
Another local favorite with a prime location right on Monastiraki Square. With the Acropolis right on the next hillside, the modern rooftop garden is the perfect spot for scenic late afternoon drinks that will take you well into the evening in a cool, laid-back vibe.
The perfect spot to relax after a day of visiting or for a sunny, boozy Sunday brunch. This chill venue offers a fresh, seasonal menu, great music, and a seamless day-to-night experience with the Acropolis as a mighty backdrop.
This one is a bit of a hidden gem that’s definitely worth finding your way to. Tucked in a Monastiraki backstreet, accessible through an elevator in a nondescript arcade, this 3rd floor rooftop bar with a gorgeous view of the verdant Acropolis hillside is big with the young local crowd. The bar is open all day and serves up delicious food too.
Located in the popular nightlife district of Gazi, an area with a distinctive industrial feel as Athens’ former gasworks center, this multi-levelled cultural venue is home to a theater, an art gallery and a cool rooftop bar serving up creative, refreshing cocktails (try the Papoto for an original frozen treat). Make sure you check out their program for concerts, movie projections or stage performances.