The tallest hotel in Athens, the President is good value and well-placed. But the ace up its sleeve is the pool on the 21st floor. Up here, it’s hard to believe you’re in the heart of a city of almost four million people. The ethnic-inspired bar-restaurant hosts DJ sets and pool parties after dark. Pool open daily 10.30-19.00.
Travel time: 15 minutes from Syntagma.
Transport: Metro line 3, stop “Ambelokipi”.
Cost: €20 on weekdays, €30 on weekends