If you are visiting Athens, Greece, in the summer, one thing is for sure. You are going to want a hotel with a pool! Take it from me who visited Athens in August, it’s a scorcher! Surprisingly not all hotels actually have a pool in Athens. So why not find a hotel in Athens with a pool and one on the roof? Here are the best Athens hotels with rooftop pools.
Athens is the capital city of Greece, and it is a very large city! Most people don’t realize just how immense the city really is and how far your hotel could be from some of the main attractions.
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All the best hotels in this post will be in the city center of Athens. Please remember this if you want to stay by the beach or the Pireaus port.
Staying close to the port may be your preference if you are planning to visit the Greek Islands.
The city center of Athens is approximately 20 minutes from Piraeus Port by taxi.
Best Athens Hotels With Rooftop Pools
Booking a hotel with a rooftop pool in Athens, Greece, may not be the most budget-friendly, but worth it if you are only staying in Athens for 2 days before heading off to the Greek islands.
Remember, you are on vacation. Don’t skimp on something you want just to save a couple of hundred bucks. If I have learned anything after a decade of solo traveling, it is you won’t regret the times you splurged on yourself. You will remember when you tried to pinch pennies and had a sub-par experience.
Finding hotels with pools in Athens with availability in the summer isn’t always easy! An outdoor swimming pool is a hot commodity, with Athens’s soaring temperatures.
Athens Rooftop Swimming Pool Hotels by Neighborhood
All the best hotels in this post are centered around the Acropolis and listed by neighborhood. Nearly every hotel with a rooftop swimming pool has stunning views of the Acropolis, which adds to the magic of each property!
Travel to Greece is more and more popular as each year passes. Don’t wait too long to book your accommodations. The best hotel availability will lessen each day as it gets closer to May.
Hotels with pools in Athens book up the fastest! Please don’t risk it and book now!
1. Coco-Mat Athens BC
I am starting with my personal favorite Athens hotels with a pool! This highly well-curated hotel is a real gem! The hotel Coco-Mat Athens BC should not be confused with the other Coco-Mat hotels in Athens. Be sure you are booking the one I link here.
Coco-Mat is a Greek Brand known for its chic furniture design and award-winning mattresses. You can purchase the bedding and the mattress if you feel inclined. I had a memorable stay and can vouch for the quality and comfort of the bed.
The hotel is in a prime location for visiting Athens for the first time. You are just minutes away by foot from the Acropolis and all the sites Athens has to offer! The rooftop infinity pool has a world-class view and comfortable beanbags and sunbeds.
A true lounge pool bar in Athens, this hotel is my favorite! Sip on a cocktail from that fabulous pool bar while admiring the views over central Athens.
Neoma is a distinctive luxury hotel with unique style interiors. The hotel’s name, Neoma, is of Greek origin, meaning “new moon; pleasantness.” If you want to treat yourself, check out the Panorama Suite! This room has the best panoramic views of Athens, a must if this is your first time visiting Athens!
All rooms have sophisticated vibes, perfect for anyone looking for a high-end experience. Located just 9 minute’s walk in the safe Athens neighborhood of Koukaki, ideal for any solo female traveling.
Quite possibly the most aesthetically pleasing hotel on this list. The rooftop swimming pool offers views of the Acropolis from a comfortable sunbed. The hotel pool is small but perfect for a quick dip on a scorching summer day in Greece.
3. Divani Caravel Hotel
*The ceiling comes off in the summertime
Neighborhood- Karaiskaki Square
The Divani Caravel Hotel is a massive property offering a lot of amenities. There are 14 different room types offered, ranging from standard to presidential suites. This hotel features family rooms with free wifi, and in-room dining service.
Located 2km away from the Acropolis in Karaiskaki Square. More notably, it is within walking distance of the boutiques in Kolonaki.
The hotel rooftop is most impressive, with an infinity pool overlooking the Acropolis! You certainly can’t go wrong staying at the Divani Carvel Hotel. In the winter months, the seasonal outdoor swimming pool becomes an indoor pool with a retractable roof.
4. Electra Palace Athens
Live like an elite Athenian in this five-star hotel with vibes of neo-classical & modern design. Located in downtown Athens in the Plaka neighborhood and just a short walk to the Acropolis in 9 mins and 15 mins to the Parthenon.
All the air-conditioned rooms in this hotel are designed with luxurious finishes and high-end convenience. Choose between rooms with balconies, spacious junior suites, or the presidential suite. All have free wifi and access to room service.
This rooftop pool & garden offers stunning views of the Acropolis. With amenities including a rooftop bar, spend an afternoon of swimming and later dine at the award-winning restaurant at Electra Palace Athens.
If you are searching for some extra pampering, indulge yourself at the luxury in-house spa.
5. Electra Metropolis Athens
Neighborhood- City Center
Centrally located in Athens, Electra Metropolis Athens has a world-class rooftop pool with views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill. This outdoor swimming pool has fixed floating sunbeds. Convenient if you want to just roll off directly into the water on those hot summer days.
All 216 of the air-conditioned rooms in this hotel are modern and luxurious. This hotel features a free fitness center, concierge service, airport transfers, and shuttle service.
Electra Metropolis Athens features the Metropolis Roof Garden bar and serves up unique Mediterranean Cuisine.
This hotel is within the same hotel group as Electra Palace Hotels and offers you the same five-star experience. Complete with a fitness center & spa, this hotel has everything you need.
6. Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel Athens
Neighborhood – Syntagma Square
This hotel has possibly the most elegant rooms in all of Athens. The Hotel Grande Bretagne, also known as Hotel GB, is located in the center of Athens, in Syntagma Square. The rooms at the Hotel Grande Bretagne are as grand and royal as you might expect from a five-star venue. You can expect air conditioning, flat screen tv, and very comfortable bedding!
The rooftop pool is one of two pools this hotel has to offer. So if you visit Athens in winter, you can enjoy the indoor pool! Having all year swimming makes this one of the best hotels in Athens city centre!
The outdoor pool is closed from November till April. If you don’t feel like a swim, you can enjoy a panoramic view of central Athens from the beautiful rooftop terrace restaurant all year. Or perhaps indulge yourself with a spa treatment at the in-house spa center!
In addition to the incredible pools, this hotel has a high-end spa, 2 bars, and lounges, and so much more! The staff will go out of their way to ensure their guests have a top-notch experience. A Marriot hotel, you can collect points if you stay here.
Neighborhood- Syntagma Square
Surrounded by high-end shopping, this elegant hotel has bespoke art and combines ancient characters and a contemporary lifestyle. Athens Captial Center Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotel experiences I found in Athens.
Infinity pool alert! No surprise, Athens Capital Center Hotel is featured in this list of Best Athens hotels with rooftop pools. This five-star hotel located in the center of Athens in Syntagma Square has a lot to offer any art lover. Complete with a contemporary lobby bar and restaurant, it is the finest in the Greek capital!
Athens Captial Center Hotel is also part of a unique SHe Travel Club initiative. 50 hotels in Europe and the Middle East all formed a group to support accommodating women’s needs.
8. King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Another Marriot property is located next to Hotel Grande Bretagne. And this one checks all the boxes. A grand hotel with a marble lobby and rooms ranging from standard to penthouse suites!
This hotel should and shouldn’t be on the list. Does it have an Infinity pool? Yes, King George has it! A spectacular view of the Acropolis? King George has it! BUT… Only with a private suite. That means there is no public rooftop swimming pool but a private pool. If you stay here, you can use the outdoor pool & indoor pool on the neighboring property, The Hotel Grande Bretagne.
The hotel does have a fantastic rooftop restaurant and bar! The metro station is also just across the street if you want transportation options. You will have access to two restaurants if you feel like staying poolside for the day.
9. Fresh Hotel
Fresh Hotel is a little bit further away from the Acropolis but still within 20-minute walking distance. This four-star hotel has a lovely rooftop swimming pool with views and a bar offering panoramic views.
With a sleek design and lots of comforts, Fresh Hotel is part of Marriott if you are someone who is rewarded by collecting points.
Located near Monastiraki metro station and the Exarcheia neighborhood. Hotel guests have left this hotel mixed reviews on location. Athens isn’t the most beautiful city, so don’t let the graffiti and unkept look make you think it is unsafe. As a solo female traveling, I have had no issues walking alone in Athens.
Just a short walk to the National Archaeological Museum in 15 minutes.
Fresh Hotel isn’t as luxurious as some of the hotels on this list, but it’s one of the best hotels because it’s more affordable. It will be a good choice if you are open to a little less luxe.
10. St. George Lycabettus Hotel
St. George Lycabettus Hotel has an incredible rooftop swimming pool with sweeping views of Athens. Located a little further away from the center, in the posh Kolonaki neighborhood. Hotels with pools are harder to come by in Kolonaki.
All rooms come with air conditioning, free wifi, and some with stunning views of Athens!
This hotel is located at the base of Lycabettus Hill, and if you don’t plan to rent a car, you need to be prepared for the workout. Having stayed in this neighborhood for 10 days, I know what I am talking about.
Unless you have physical limitations, you can handle them. For the views and the quiet neighborhood, I would consider staying here.
Additional Athens Best Hotels With Rooftop Pools
The featured best hotels in the list above are all hotels I highly recommend having checked them out for myself. If the hotels I recommend are unavailable, more hotels do have pools. Don’t forget to read all the reviews to ensure you make the right choice.
The list below is of additional hotels with pools.
Booking the right accommodations is important when traveling to a new city. To simplify your life, I created this list of the best Athens hotels with a rooftop swimming pool so you can book confidently.
Things to consider when booking your Athens hotel with a pool
Do your due diligence and check the cancelation policy. These days a lot of hotels are flexible up to a certain point. Consider getting travel insurance to protect yourself.
Read hotel reviews to ensure you are making the right choice! Location is extremely important when you visit a new city. I find it can make or break the trip if my accommodations are not in a good location.
Whether you are on a solo trip to Greece or visiting with friends, I hope you found this helpful!
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FAQ for Athens Rooftop Pool Hotels
Coco-Mat Athens, BC, is one of the best rooftop swimming pools and bars in Athens, Greece. There is a view of the Acropolis and panoramic views of the city of Athens.
Yes, in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens, Greece, Electra Palace Hotel has a rooftop swimming pool and bar.
Athens Capital Center Hotel-MGallery Collection is an incredible boutique hotel with a rooftop swimming pool and bar. There is a view of the Acropolis and panoramic views of the city of Athens.
Hotel Fresh is one of the more affordable hotels in Athens, with a rooftop pool. This hotel is slightly outside the city center but within walking distance of the Acropolis.
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