7 Super Rooftop Bars
We could wax all lyrical about how whiling away a sultry summer’s eve, sipping a fashionably-named cocktail, in one of Athens’ ravishing downtown rooftop bars is a match made in cinematic heaven. Or we could just keep quiet and let these stunning images by Maria-Irene Moschonas do all the talking.
Modern Restaurant, Athens Was
A perfect convergence of hipster and Epicurean elements awaits on the roof terrace of Athens Was Hotel, a very welcome new (ish) addition to thriving Thission.
Dionysiou Areopagitou Str 5, +30 210.924.9954, www.athenswas.gr
Acropolis Museum Café & Restaurant
Toast millennia of Hellenic History under the shadow of the Parthenon at the Acropolis Museum’s much-feted panoramic terrace, situated on the second floor of this modern-day architectural triumph.
+30 210. 900.0915, www.theacropolismuseum.gr
Dear New Kid in Town (aka The Zillers). You had us with the industrious wine list, the too cool for school vibe, and the 2,000-plant vertical gardens. But that rock star view? Now you’re just showing off.
Mitropoleos 54, +30 210.322.2277, www.thezillersathens.com
Thea Terrace, Central Athens Hotel
The entire hill of the Acropolis preens before you and the perfect sunset is yours for the taking at this popular and democratic roof rendezvous.
Apollonos 21, +30 210.323.4357, www.centralhotel.gr
New Art Lounge, New Hotel
Elegant wrought-iron décor and 2,000-odd arty tomes dominate at the New Hotel’s fabulous Art Lounge. But really it’s elegant Lady Lycabettus who steals the show.
Filellinon 16, Syntagma, +30 210.327.3000, www.yeshotels.gr
Clair de Lune, Novotel Athenes
The perfect locale for those who like to see all sides to the matter: Novotel Athene’s Clair de Lune rooftop terrace boasts a miraculous 360-degree vista over the capital.
Michail Voda 4, +30 210.820.0700, www.novotel.com
Point A, Herodion
Extend your hand out just a little further from the Herodion’s dreamy sky-high meeting point and your fingers might just graze the Parthenon from the comfort of your ALIAS sling back chair. Heaven.
Rovertou Galli 4, +30 210.923.6832, www.herodion.gr