What’s the story: Beamed distressed ceilings, cosy hand-crafted table lamps, beeswax chandeliers and common spaces enlivened with exhibitions by local artists, Shila is a provocatively sensual bohemian gathering place for creative souls, burrowed discreetly inside a neoclassical building in chic Kolonaki. With just six suites, each distinctly different, Shila exudes an elegant and other-worldly charm that makes you feel like you’ve stumbled into an enchanting time-capsule. Any stay here, however short, will feel like a magical escape from the day to day.
Check out: Much of what you see at Shila is up for grabs at the hotel’s boutique, as are the artworks by its roster of accomplished Greek and international artists. Shila’s botanical rooftop is where the city cognoscenti convene for informal drinks and poetry readings under a full moon.