Athens is a great city to visit all year round. The world famous monuments and archaeological sites of the Greek capital should be on everyone’s bucket list. There is a large variety of hotels and accomodation in Athens in all budget categories. During the hot Athenian summer, a hotel with a swimming pool offers much needed refreshment after a long day out. Although Athens has a beautiful beach, you may just need the convenience of a hotel pool. But also in wintertime it is great to swim after a long day of walking around the city and climbing the historic Acropolis mountain. Most luxury hotels in Athens offer their guests an or outdoor swimming pool. Some outdoor swimming pools only operate in the summer. In this post I have listed post the best Athens hotels with pools.
Hotels in Athens with swimming pools
The Hilton Athens
Another very large 5 star hotel in the same area as the above mentioned Divani Caravel Hotel is the Hilton Athens. A hotel with a long history in Athens and a landmark of the city. The Hilton Athens is famed for its spa and large pool. The pool is located on the ground floor and features and olympic sized pool as well as a children’s pool. A pool bar – restaurant and a spa complete the pool and wellness center of this hotel. The pool only operates in the summer. The Hilton Athens features some of the best restaurants in town of which the Byzantio is the most important. The large Hilton hotel has a terrace with the hip Galaxy bar and views over the mountains and city . Some rooms have views over the Acropolis.
The Radisson Blu Park Hotel
The Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens is located at the bussy Alexander Avenue overlooking the famous Pedion Areos Park. The hotel is near the Victoria Metro Station and offers wonderful views over the city. Some rooms have views over the Acropolis. At the St. Astra East rooftop restaurant and bar you can enjoy the city lights during your dinner. The hotel has an outdoor rooftop swimming pool that has equally beautiful panoramic view over the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. If you did not get enough of working out, than there is a well-equipped fitness center at the hotel too. You can also decide to have a cocktail or snack at the pool bar instead.
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The Electra Palace Athens
The Electra Palace Athens is finds itself in the historic old district of Plaka, a must see and must visit part of the Athenian capital. From Plaka it is very close to walk to the Acropolis and all the important monuments. The hotel has a beautiful rooftop with a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant looks directly to the Acropolis. There is also a pool at the rooftop. Electra Palace also offers an indoor pool and a spa. The restaurant of the Electra Palace Athens is considered one of the best in the area.
The Royal Olympic Hotel
The family run Royal Olympic Hotel cannot be missed in this list of best Athens hotels with pools. It is located near the new Museum of Contemporary Art and the famous monument called the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. It is also close to the Acropolis area and the historic Plaka. The Royal Olympic Hotel is connected to all the important public transport lines including the Athens tram network. The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool in a garden full of trees and flowers. Besides a gym and a wellness center, the pool area hosts a pool bar with cocktails and relaxing music.
St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle hotel
St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle hotel is a family run boutique hotel. It is located at a unique spots; against the slopes of the green forested Lycabettus Hill in the pos Kolonaki district. Besides wonderful views over the green trees on the Lycabettus mountain, the hotel also overlooks the Parthenon and the city. The hotel has an award winning restaurant and bar on the top floor with incredible panoramic views as far as the Acropolis and the Saronic islands. The outdoor pool is located on top of the hotel and only open in the summer months. The hotel also offers a spa & wellness center and art gallery. The hotel is very family friendly.
The Divani Caravel Hotel
The Divani Caravel chain has several hotels in Athens. The Divani Caravel Hotel is further located from the old heart of the city but is very well connected to all the public transport lines. It is one of the largest 5 star hotels in Athens with a large variety of room types. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor rooftop pool and magnificent views of the city. The hotel has a large restaurant, bar and lounge and private parking.
The Divani Palace Acropolis
The Divani hotel has been mentioned already is this sum up of the best Athens Hotels with pools. The location of the Divani Palace Acropolis is obvious: right underneath the Acropolis rock. The hotels features breathtaking views of the Acropolis from its rooftop terrace and also on the Philopappou Hill. A unique feature of this hotel in Athens is the ancient ruins of Themistocles wall, discovered in the foundations during the construction of the hotel. You can still admire these signs of the past in the hotels’ tasteful design. The rooftop restaurants serves Greek and international dishes. The Divani Palace Acropolis operates an outdoor pool in the summer season.
This is a great new hotel located in the absolute center of Athens near the famous Athenian market , the Plaka and Monastiraki districts and the important Syntagma square. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and a terrace with stunning city views. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and private parking is available on site.
The President hotel
The president hotel is located on the Kifissias Avenue in the financial and business district of the city. Together with the before mentioned Hilton Athens Hotel, the President Hotel is a landmark in the Greek capital. It is one of the largest buildings of the city and offers therefore breathtaking views from its rooftop bar and pool. The hotel is located near the Panormou metro station in a traditional neighborhood of Athens with many shops and taverns. The best part of the hotel is the Penthouse 21 : a bar that opens its full height glass windows onto a tranquil terrace, where hotel guests can relax and swim in the superb open-air swimming pool.
The Wyndham Grand Athens
The Wyndham Grand Athens hotel is another newly renovated hotel in the city and must be featured in this list of the best hotels with pools in Athens. It is conveniently located right next to Metaxourgeio metro station Wyndham Grand Athens hotel is the ideal starting point to explore every major attraction and significant landmarks within minutes. The hotel features a wellness center with a sauna and a gym. The outdoor rooftop pool with waterfall and amazing view to the city and the Acropolis is closed during winter season.
So don’t hesitate and book your next trip to Athens. It is possible to enjoy the sun, the history and still have a splash at the end of your day!
Have you been to any of these hotels or would you like to add one to this list of the best Athens hotels with pools?
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