Taking in a great view is one of the best travel experiences to have in any city. Here’s where you can eat and drink with a view of Athens.
Eat and Drink with a View of Athens
Every great city has venues which are memorable for any traveler. They are the best places to eat and drink while enjoying a beautiful urban view. In Athens, there are venues dotting the historic city center and even more set on the sparkling Athens Riviera.
We are sure you’ll want to snap a pic of the panorama before you at the following places we list below and love as locals.
In the up-and-comping Makrigianni district by the Acropolis, you can reserve a rooftop table while enjoying creative cocktails and fine Greek cuisine at Point a. This elegant dining balcony and bar area is known for its stunning view of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
Head to the top floor of the luxury boutique AthensWas hotel for a great view and a great cocktail. Look down for a view of the city’s wide and spacious pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou below and look straight ahead for a stunning view of the Acropolis.
This is one of the most scenic fine dining restaurants in the Greek capital. It is known for its picture perfect view of the Acropolis and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Reserve a table and choose from Greek and international dishes with a creative twist.
The historic neighborhood of Plaka is home to the boutique hotel called Zillers. Here you’ll find an urban roof garden designed with sophisticated modern touches. Come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
One of the top luxury hotels located in the heart of Athens also has one of the city’s top roof garden. Here you’ll be treated to a spectacular view of the Parthenon. Relax with a glass of wine or cocktail or you can reserve a table for a fine Greek dining experience.
A for Athens
A for Athens is a boutique hotel centrally positioned in Monastiraki Square but it’s also known for its rooftop café-bar views. The postcard perfect Acropolis views are simply stunning. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cocktails are served here.
At the most elegant and historic downtown hotel, The Grande Bretagne, you’ll find a rooftop bar and restaurant with a spectacular view of the Acropolis. The GB Roof Garden serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Hilton is a city landmark and its where you can take the elevator up to the modern, glass-walled Galaxy Restaurant and Bar. The panoramic views of Athens and the Acropolis are especially memorable at night since the venue is famous for its eclectic cocktails.
Sort of hidden in the backstreets of Monastiraki is this lovely urban rooftop terrace. Whether you come by day or night, you’ll love the views of the Acropolis and the old city buildings.
This is one of Athens’ Michelin-starred restaurants famous for its amazing cuisine and beautiful views. Located at the Onassis Cultural Centre, this beautifully designed venue takes dining outdoors during the summer season so guests can also soak in a panoramic view of the Acropolis, Lycabettus hill and the city skyline.
The Moorings is a classic Athenian Riviera choice for Mediterranean dishes with a beautiful seaside view. From the roof garden, guests can take in the calming sea views of Vouliagmeni at any time of the day.
The combination of Ithaki’s dishes and seaside panorama has attracted an impressive guest list of celebrities over the years including President Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Julio Iglesias and Leonardo Di Caprio. The outdoor dining space is ambiently set along a scenic terrace flanked by fragrant beautiful trees and a stunning view of the Athenian Riviera.
Another celebrity hotspot in the Athenian Riviera is Island Club Restaurant, which is known to locals as Island. Set off a coastal road in Varkiza, the restaurant is famous for its quality sushi menu and Mediterranean dishes. It’s also one of the liveliest, stylish and poshest clubs in Athens. Guests who are dining or dancing the night away do so with a breathtaking view of the sea.
For amazing Polynesian cuisine, head to Kohylia restaurant at the Grand Resort Lagonissi where you can indulge in excellent Polynesian dishes and sushi. The dining terrace overlooks the sea.
Set in Mikrolimano, one of the most scenic marinas in Athens, is the Michelin-starred restaurant Varoulko. Enjoy Greek and Mediterranean dishes at this award-winning venue known for its gourmet sea food and impeccable service.
Where to Eat and Drink with a View of Athens
While visiting Athens you can pick a fantastic venue with either a refreshing view of the sea or a classic and historic Acropolis view. Have you been to any of the venues that we think are the best places to eat and drink with a view of Athens?