discover the best rooftop bars in Athens you don’t want to miss
One of the things that definitely have to be on your to do list for Athens is the drinking of the cocktail and several drinks during the sunset on one of the beautiful rooftop bars. Athens is bursting with cocktail and rooftop bars and believe me when I say you’ll want to visit a couple of these for sure. Because the view is, no matter where you’re at, amazing! During the sunset the city gets a warm orange haze and it seems as is the actual liveliness of the city begins just then. And we haven’t even mentioned the view of the Akropolis yet that if offered by almost every rooftop bar in Athens. Which rooftop bars in Athens you won’t want to miss? We’ve lined up our favourite rooftop bars in Athens for you!
9 x rooftop bars in Athens that make for an unforgettable evening
Art Lounge: Around 6 in the evening the Art Lounge opens its doors to their top floor of YES Hotels. An art hotel with an arty rooftop where you can unwind with a cocktail and some bites, but also quitely have a peek at one of the 2000 art books. Sometimes an evening with some peace and quiet is nice for a change, isn’t it?!
Filellinon 16, Athens, Greece –yeshotels.gr
Electra Metropolis Hotel: Not only is this a lovely hotel in the centre of Athens, it’s also the perfect spot for a cocktail in the open air with a view of the Akropolis. Ps: They also have a pool where you can cool off during the day, but in that case you’d have to be a guest of the hotel.
Mitropoleos 15, Athens, Greece– electrahotels.gr
Andaman: A Thai restaurant in Athens where you don’t just want to have a cocktail on the large terrace, but definitely will want to have something to eat if you feel like an evening without gyros and local dishes. It’s hard to imagine, but the Pad Thai here stole our hearts! Make sure that you reserve a table on the roof at Andaman, because when it’s full – it’s full.
Alopis 65, Athens, Greece – Facebook Page
Thea Terrace Bar: On the roof of the Central Athens Hotel you’ll find a rooftop bar with a view of the Akropolis and a jacuzzi ;-) A great place to have a glass of wine in the evening and order a couple of mezzes, or go late in the evening and taste all the cocktails they have while enjoying the view of this rooftop bar in Athens.
Apollonos 23, Athens, Greece- Thea Terrace Bar
City Circus: The rooftop terrace at hostel City Circus is one you’d have to see with your own eyes. With a beautiful view of Athens and the Akropolis in the background you’ll drink your cocktail during the sunset. Also a great spot to meet people if you’re travelling solo. Tip: on New Years’ Eve in Athens the party here is supposed to be amazing!
Sarri 16, Athens, Greece – City Circus
Athens 360: A beautiful cocktail bar situated at the Monastiraki square with an – of course – view of the Akropolis. It’s not just tourits and expats that come together on the roof here, the locals also love to order their drink here as the evening starts. Therefore be sure to come on time, so you can be sure of a table.
Ifestou 2, Athens, Greece – three-sixty.gr
A for Athens: To enjoy an amazing view of the Akropolis and one of the best cocktails of Athens you’d have to reserve a table at A for Athens. It’s a little crowded, a little more pricey than most cocktail bars, but it’s definitely worth it. Every night is packed here!
Pl. Monastirakioum, Athens, Greece – aforathens.com
Loukoumi Bar: One of the popular local rooftop bars in Athens is the Loukoumi Bar. The bar has a view of the Akropolis and the Monastiraki square, in other words there’s enough for you to see for the entire evening. Loukoumi Bar has a vintage-like vibe and they host live perfomances and DJ nights regularly to make your evening complete. So make sure to check their Facebook page and plan your night our accordingly.
Platia Avissinias 3 & 10, Athens, Greece – Facebook Page
Couleur Locale: Couleur Locale is a local hotspot among the youth. They serve great cocktails and spirits here, it has – of course – a view of the Akropolis, a trendy interior and some fine tunes when the sun has set.
Normanou 3, Athens, Greece – Facebook page
Athens Travel Tips
MORE TRAVEL TIPS ON ATHENS: Are you looking for more tips on Athens? Make sure to check out these handy lists from our extensive Athens Travel Guide with lots of more tips or pay a visit to the site visitgreece.gr for all practical information needed.
- 13 x fun things to do in Athens
- 9 x rooftop bars to watch the sunset from
- 11 x cocktail bars not to miss
- 4 x the beach beaches in the area of Athens
- 9 x cute coffee bars to get a frappé
- 5 x (foodie) markets to visit in Athens
- 14 x the best stores of Athens
- 13 x the best restaurants in Athens
THIS IS HOW YOU GET THERE: To name a few, Aegon Airlines, Transavia and KLM fly from Amsterdam to Athens. Would you like to be sure of the cheapest ticket? Then use the ticket searching engine Skyscanner.nl.
YOURLBB’S FAVOROURITE HOTELS IN ATHENS: During our last trip we’ve stayed in several nice boutique and design hotels in Athens. And good news: almost all the hotels have a rooftop bar that offer an amazing view of the city and with a little bit of luck they also have a pool there. These are some of the hotels that are guaranteed to let you have a great time:
– Electra Metropolis: a very great location, lovely pool and breakfast while enjoying the view of the Akropolis
– COCO-MAT Hotel: go to the lobby via the store and then check into your own studio with a commonly shared rooftop
– Semiramis: with an awesomely coloured pool
– New Hotel: on a mere 200m of the Syntagma Square
– A For Athens: without a doubt one of the best locations and best rooftop bars
– Twentyone: design hotel in the district Kifissia
– Periscope: modern boutique hotel in the Kolonaki area
– Athens Was: the buzzing rooftop bar alone will make you want to stay here
– Fresh Hotel: modern hotel with a beautiful rooftop pool