Check in: For sweeping views of the Athens skyline all the way to the sea, and a fashion-forward ambience. At the foot of pine-forested Lycabettus Hill, this art-filled boutique hotel feels like a serene escape, although you’re just a few minutes’ stroll downhill to the heart of Kolonaki and all its upscale restaurants, boutiques, museums and galleries. Choose from 154 stylish rooms, many with Acropolis views (including 16 Eco-Chic rooms decked out with renewable resources such as coconut fibers , natural rubber, wool, cotton, seaweed, linen, wood and feathers). If you’re visiting over summer, take a dip in the divine rooftop pool—it’s one of the most elegant in Athens. The sunsets from up here are sensational.
Check out: Sunset yoga on the roof terrace; free screenings at their on-site mini-cinema; the Sunday brunch, where you can hand the kids over to a nanny while you soak up spectacular Parthenon views with your eggs Florentine.