(photo by R. SEMIH GUVEN)
Greece is famous all over the world for its wonderful islands and mild climate. The capital of this country – Athens, simply should be visited at least once in life. Athens is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world, and it offers a unique chance to experience the amazing and incomparable charm of antiquity. Well, a business trip is a great way to feel it. Before you start searching for a suitable hotel, you need to keep in mind that most top-class hotels for businessmen are usually located in the center of Athens, and the prices for rooms are relatively low compared to the hotels of the capitals of most countries of the world.
Get ready to check out the best 5-star hotels in Athens that have preserved a piece of the ancient Greek history, and which can be certainly recommended for business travelers. Do you want to find them quickly? Then use enterprise rent a car in Athens to get an advantage when getting around the city…
Hotel Grande Bretagne
(photo by Hotel Grande Bretagne)
According to the authoritative tourist resource Tripadvisor, Hotel Grande Bretagne was included into the top-list of the best luxury hotels in Europe. It’s located in the heart of Athens, right on Syntagma Square and is considered to be the historical property of the city. The hotel was built in 1872 and has not changed its location for 146 years. The building of the hotel has withstood two world wars, the time of the military junta and remains one of the most magnificent buildings in Athens to this day.
In 2002, there was a large-scale reconstruction, but the designers have preserved the centuries-old charm and luxurious style of Hotel Grande Bretagne. For a comfortable stay, guests have an indoor pool, a heated outdoor pool, fitness studio, several banquet rooms, a hair salon and a magnificent spa. On the roof, there is a summer garden and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine and admire the panorama of Acropolis. Also, the hotel features a large conference room for business travelers, as well as several mini-offices for negotiations and other business events.
(photo by Hotel Grande Bretagne)
Among the most famous people who stayed there are Queen Victoria, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, opera singer Maria Callas, actresses Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Greta Garbo, director Francis Ford Coppola, musicians Sting, David Bowie and Jay-Z and many others. The hotel is rightly considered to be a real diamond of the city and one of the most suitable places for business travelers.
Address: 1, Syntagma Square, Vasileos Georgiou A str, Athens
Price of accommodation: from $400/night
The Margi, Vouliagmeni
(photo by The Margi Boutique Hotel)
When checking out Athens’ 5-star hotels, the exclusive Margi boutique hotel deserves special attention. It’s located on the Athenian Riviera Vouliagmeni in the southern part of the city. The decoration of the hotel is made in a cozy Mediterranean style. The luxurious minimalist interior of the boutique hotel blends harmoniously with the peaceful atmosphere of a comfortable seaside area.
(photo by Travelive Photos)
Just a few steps away you will find the best Athens beaches, where you can enjoy yachting or a lot of other water sports. The huge territory of the Margi features a fitness center, a chic Malabar Mediterranean Restaurant, a spacious outdoor pool and a bar with snacks and soft drinks.
Within walking distance you’ll find Vouliagmeni resort area with excellent beaches, cafes, clubs and restaurants. The Margi provides 89 chic rooms and suites with balconies and panoramic windows, and is famous for its excellent cuisine and the top-class amenities. The rooms and suites at Margi are elegantly decorated in a classic style with elements of colonial decor. If you have a business trip to Athens, this hotel will be a perfect option to sip a cooling cocktail by the pool and make your business trip as effective as possible.
Address: Litous 11, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Athens
Price of accommodation: from $380/night
Astir Palace Beach Resort
(photo by Astir)
Situated in the southern part of Athens, Astir Palace Beach Resort is an elegant hotel featuring a modern design and decorated with soft color shades. There are several excellent restaurants that are ideal for a business-lunch: Matsuhisa Athens, Kymata Restaurant, and Galazia Hytra are among them.
Within a few minutes’ drive from the hotel you’ll find the elite suburb of Glyfada, where you can visit the wonderful cafes, luxury boutiques and the most popular bars and clubs in the city.
The hotel offers a spa, fitness center, children’s playground, business lounge and a large number of VIP shops. For the fans of active recreation, an Olympic swimming pool is provided. The local water sports center offers such activities as water skiing, wakeboarding, water parachuting, windsurfing, tennis, basketball, volleyball and mini football. Those who want to enjoy sunbathing can go to the beautiful private beach.
(photo by Astir)
Picturesque landscapes and exclusive location make rest in Astir Palace Beach Resort unforgettable and comfortable. Each of the 162 rooms has a separate balcony with magnificent views of the Aegean Sea and Saronic Gulf.
Address: Apollonos street 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Athens
Price of accommodation: from $260/night