8 of the Best Hotels in Plaka, Athens

Plaka is Athens in a nutshell. For the first-time visitor to Greece's vibrant capital, it's a paradise for shoppers, café-hoppers and sightseers. The best hotels in Plaka can be found in its maze of narrow, mainly car-free streets and palm-shaded squares below the Acroplis, sandwiched between Syntagma, Monastiraki and Makrigianni.

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Plaka lives for tourism, it's true. Stores along Adrianou, its main shopping thoroughfare, peddle all manner of antiques, curios, clothes and accessories, from upscale gold and silver bling to (fake) designer sunglasses, hand-made leather sandals and floaty cotton leisure wear. But its lively cafés and bustling restaurants welcome a local clientele too. Reaching back into the city's past, Plaka is dotted with relics of the classical era, with both the Roman Agora and Ancient Agora on its doorstep, the Acropolis above, and a scattering of quirky small museums to visit too. The best hotels in Plaka also make a good option for a stop-over as trains from Acropolis metro station whisk you to the airport when it's time to move on.

8 of the Best Hotels in Plaka

For luxury


  • AthensWas offers retro-chic boutique indulgence in the heart of the ancinet city. For something really special book a room with a balcony and view!

For seeing the sights

Herodion Hotel

  • Herodion Hotel is an elegant base for sightseeing and shopping, with a rooftop restaurant that has fab views over the city.
  • Sweet Home Hotel is a charming choice for culture lovers, with beautifully decorated rooms and suites in a restored heritage building within walking distance of all the great ancient sites.
  • Ava Hotel & Suites is a refined property right at the foot of the Acropolis and just yards from the Temple of Zeus. Rooms and suites are generous in size and all come with fully equipped kitchenette.

For families

Noble Suites

  • Noble Suites is the perfect family choice. Just a stone's throw from the sights with spacious accommodation (even the junior suites can take two adults and two children) all done in a beautiful neoclassical style.

Great value

Hermes Hotel

  • Hermes Hotel is the one to book if you're on a budget, but want to be right in the thick of it! Rooms are simple but feature all mod cons and some come with small balcony. Plus there's a roof garden, play room for the kids and rooms start from only €99 including breakfast.

For a rooftop bar

The Zillers

  • The Zillers is a boutique getaway with a roof garden bar that is the perfect place to watch sunset over the Acropolis.
  • Home and Poetry Hotel has a roof terrace with a view and here you can take breakfast, stop for a quick drink or enjoy full a la carte dinner. Rooms are traditionally styled with period furnishings and parquet flooring, plus modern bath or shower rooms.

Still not sure which of the best hotels in Plaka to book? Expand your search to include our properties in Syntagma or all our Athens recommendations. Alternatively contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

  • AthensWas Athens 21 rooms from £210

    Foodies  -  The rooftop restaurant serves Greek-Mediterranean cuisine with French and Japanese influences, accompanied by spectacular views
    Sights nearby  -  The Temple of Olympion Zeus, Syntagma Square and many more sights are within walking distance
    Local exploring  -  Just metres away from The Temple of Olympion Zeus and many of Athens' sights
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll along Dionysiou Areopagitou - the most scenic street in Athens
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    Classic modernism in the heart of ancient Athens. A sleek stay providing hard to beat views of the Acropolis and the city. Retro-chic rooms feature contemporary, marble-clad bathrooms and well-stocked minibars. Enjoy an indulgent breakfast before seeing the sights that lie on your doorstep. See More

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  • Herodion Hotel Athens (Acropolis) 90 rooms from £188

    Local exploring  -  Sitting in prime position right under the Acropolis, this is an elegant spot from which to soak up this ancient city
    Museums  -  The Acropolis Museum is within a few minutes walk of the hotel and is a treasure trove of fascinating information
    Foodies  -  The restaurant is a popular spot with locals, admired both for its views and the excellent food served
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Grab a drink and settle in to one of the two rooftop hot tubs, overlooking the Acropolis
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    An elegant family-run boutique, overlooking the Acropolis. The rooms offer stylish furnishings, parquet floors, original artworks and some boast balconies with remarkable views. The rooftop restaurant is a popular spot, as is the glasshouse bistro bar downstairs. A unique and refreshing stay. See More

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  • Sweet Home Hotel Athens (Plaka) 14 rooms from £118

    Families  -  The family suites are designed for those travelling with children, and have a useful interconnecting door
    City Style  -  This hotel, located in a beautifully restored heritage building, has plenty of Athenian style
    Romantic Break  -  The classic style of the hotel and the relaxed ambience make it a popular choice with couples
    Local markets  -  A trip to Athens wouldn't be complete without visiting the Monastiraki Flea Market, located a stone's throw from the hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This hotel occupies a restored heritage building in central Athens. The best rooms offer magnificent views of the Acropolis and boast artworks from the Benaki Museum. Family suites offer a handy connecting door between rooms. Enjoy a classic Greek breakfast in your room. A charming, homely hotel. See More

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  • Ava Hotel & Suites Athens (105 58 Plaka) 15 rooms from £171

    Local markets  -  The Plaka, a well known shopping district is just around the corner and offers charming streets filled with shops and tavernas
    Families  -  Perfect for your family getaway- the largest suites can easily accommodate a family of five, and all suites offer kitchenettes
    Sights nearby  -  Perfectly placed for exploring the sights- just a ten minute walk from the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus
    Luxury  -  An all suite stay with plenty of in-room luxuries such as Coco-mat mattresses and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries
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    A refined and elegant hotel offering spacious suites in Plaka, central Athens. Generous suites offer comfortable beds, grown-up decor and fully stocked kitchenettes. Breakfast and light snacks are served at the cafe. Proximity to the city's sights and helpful staff will ensure you enjoy your stay. See More

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  • Noble Suites Athens 16 rooms from £134

    Local exploring  -  Situated at the foot of the Acropolis, this hotel is the perfect base for local sightseeing in Athens
    City Style  -  Situated in a neoclassical building in the heart of Athens, this hotel has plenty of city style
    Families  -  Spacious suites can accommodate children, and are perfect for small families
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through the park at Filopappos Hill and climb the hill for beautiful views over the city
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    This boutique hotel is located at the foot of the Acropolis. Suites are dressed in a neoclassical style in keeping with the hotel's heritage; expect plush linens and period furniture. The best rooms have ample living space, original fireplaces and views of the Acropolis. A stately and refined hotel. See More

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  • Hermes Hotel Athens 45 rooms from £82

    Families  -  With family suites, babysitting, and a small playroom this is an easy choice for those travelling with kids
    Rooms with balcony/terrace  -  Some of the rooms have balconies looking down on narrow Apollonos street or up to the Acropolis
    Local exploring  -  This is a well-placed hotel on the edge of Plaka, perfect for a quick visit to the Acropolis
    Value chic  -  A great value hotel that's spotlessly clean, stylish, and well positioned
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    A charming contemporary hotel offering a great location and great value. Doubles, triples, and family rooms are modern in style and many have private balconies. There's a wonderful roof terrace while sites and restaurants are within walking distance. An easy and well-priced city crashpad. See More

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  • The Zillers Athens 10 rooms from £94

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic roof garden bar and café, with great views over the historic city
    City Style  -  Situated in a lovingly restored heritage building, this hotel has plenty of city style
    Families  -  The spacious family suites are perfect for those travelling with children
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Acropolis, the ruins of an iconic 5th-century B.C. temple complex a stone's throw from the hotel
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    This boutique hotel is set within the picturesque neighbourhood of Plaka. Located in a heritage building, the hotel underwent a full renovation and now offers modern rooms and suites with design pieces that nod to local style. Unwind with a drink at the urban roof garden; a stylish city getaway. See More

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  • Home and Poetry Hotel Athens 16 rooms from £81

    Families  -  The family suites are perfect for parents travelling with children, with separate living space and extra mattresses
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the neoclassical style of the hotel's cosy rooms and the romantic roof terrace
    City Style  -  Situated within a heritage building in central Athens, this hotel is a classic city stay
    Local markets  -  See how the locals shop with a trip to Central Municipal Athens Market; you can now eat at restaurants in the market itself
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    This charming hotel is located in Plaka, central Athens. Rooms are dressed in a neoclassical style with period furnishings; the best suites have separate living space and exposed stone walls. Sample the hotel restaurant or enjoy in-room dining before relaxing on the roof terrace. A romantic stay. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Wednesday, 6th May 2020