AthensWas Greece hotel interior


Athens - Greece


This elegant boutique hotel is a masterpiece of meticulous modernism, just steps from the ancient heart of Athens.

AthensWas opened in 2015, and has quickly earned a reputation as one of the Greek capital’s funkiest hotels. We love the retro-modern style, with classic furniture from renowned designers such as Le Corbusier, and the rooftop bar offers magnificent views of the Acropolis.

The hotel is also a favourite amongst LGBT travellers, and is located within walking distance of the Gazi district, where the city’s best gay nightlife can be found.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

5 stars

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£339 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in October 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • 21 cool and contemporary rooms & suites all with their own balcony
  • Superb location steps from the city's best LGBT nightlife in the Gazi district
  • Rooftop bar with views of the Acropolis
  • Wonderful modern Greek cuisine in SENSE restaurant

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Scenic view of Athens from terrace
AthensWas Greece bedroom and balcony door with white seats
AthensWas Greece round sink and bath amenities
AthensWas Greece classic bedroom with balcony and white chairs
AthensWas Greece classic bedroom balcony and white chairs
AthensWas Greece hotel entrance sign and flowers
AthensWas Greece indoor fitness centre gym withTv
AthensWas Greece luxury modern restaurant with great views
AthensWas Greece seafood beautiful decoration
AthensWas Greece hotel chefs in the kitchen
AthensWas Greece fish and seafood with flower decoration
AthensWas Greece hotel people dining outside with stunning view of Athens

Nearby Attractions

AthensWas is located on a pedestrian street on the edge of the central Plaka district, just a few minutes’ walk from the Acropolis and its crowning glory, the Parthenon.

Other notable sights within walking distance include the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora and the Roman-era amphitheatre of Herodes Atticus, which hosts concerts and theatre performances throughout the summer.

Plaka is full of restaurants, cafés and bars, and Syntagma Sqaure is the heart of the modern city. Check out Kolonaki for designer shopping, Mount Lycabettus for stunning city views or the former industrial area of Gazi for the city’s coolest LGBT nightlife.


AthensWas comprises just 21 rooms and suites, all with their own balcony and amenities including an HD TV, free WiFi, mini bar and safe. Some rooms also have a Nespresso machine, and the top categories enjoy amazing views of the Acropolis. If you want to really push the boat out go for the Hellenic Grande Suite, which occupies the entire sixth floor of the hotel.

There’s a small gym if you haven’t worked up enough of a sweat exploring Athens, and you can reward yourself with the amazing Acropolis views from the rooftop bar.

SENSE restaurant delivers modern Greek cuisine with fabulous fine dining flair, and is located on the top floor to make the most of those wonderful views. The ground floor Brasserie Moderne serves breakfast and lunch, and opens onto an airy garden courtyard.

Amenities & Activities

  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Rooftop Lounge
  • Massage

The Acropolis

It’s hard to overstate the historical significance of the Acropolis, the spectacular group of buildings at the heart of ancient Athens. Most cities in Greece had an acropolis, a fortified core on higher ground that was easy to defend, and the Acropolis of Athens remains the focal point for the modern city, visible from just about anywhere. The most iconic structure is the Parthenon, a magnificent temple to the goddess Athena that was constructed in the 5th century BC.

Beautiful views of the Athens Acropolis.

How to get here...


Several carriers fly direct from London to Athens, including British Airways, Aegean and easyJet. Flight time is approximately 3½ hours.

airport transfer

The hotel is situated on a pedestrian street in the historic heart of Athens, around 40 minutes’ drive from Athens airport.

car hire

A hire car is a handy option if you want to do any day trips outside the city, though driving in Athens can be a little intense. Parking is available close to the hotel for a charge.

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Travel Information

Flight time

3.5 hours

Transfer time

40 minutes

Time difference

+2 hours (GMT)

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Average Weather

  • Jan 10°
  • Feb 10°
  • Mar 13°
  • Apr 16°
  • May 21°
  • Jun 26°
  • Jul 29°
  • Aug 29°
  • Sep 24°
  • Oct 20°
  • Nov 15°
  • Dec 12°

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