What We Love
- Chic staff uniforms are by London-based Greek designer Sophia Kokosalaki
- The property’s off-the-beaten-path, Byzantine era-address
- Pietra marble details in each of the 38 guest rooms
- The hotel’s modern take on an Italian gran caffe
What To Know
- The 6th-floor penthouse suite boasts wraparound views of Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis
- The wardrobe in your room does double duty as a minibar
- Room service is offered around-the-clock
- The hotel is home to a Zen Center—a hub for meditation, yoga, and martial arts
- Free WiFi
Sleek, contemporary shrine to Greek neo-modernism, far from Athens’ jam-packed tourist trails
What happens when a Zen monk, an arts aficionado, and a natural-born hostess (all siblings) decide to revive a piece of historic Athens? The Perianth, an updated Art Deco landmark on Agia Erini Square, once the site of the city’s famed flower markets, is a reflection of the trio’s fondness for their millennia-old home city. They tapped Athens-based K-Studio to convert the low-slung building into a stylish urban oasis. The result? Interiors are unapologetically modern with their black marble, terrazzo floors, velvet upholstery, curved walls, and contemporary abstract art by locals like Lito Kattou and Maria Papadimitrou, while Parthenon views remind guests that they’re still within easy reach of one of the world’s most ancient civilizations. Breakfast at ground-floor Italian restaurant Il Barretto is a must for the tapestry-like spread of waffles, made-to-order eggs, and the sumptuous yogurt this country is renowned for—as is an aperitif at the sexy marble bar.
In the Area
The tony boutique hotel may be off the beaten path, relatively speaking, but its just two minutes from the Monastiraki Metro station (enjoy direct access to Athens airport here) and a 15-minute walk to the Acropolis. On your way there, you’ll pass the hillside neighborhood of Plaka, a charming cobblestoned community crammed with sidewalk tavernas in addition to a flea market that traces its origins to ancient Athens. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a street performance, which could range from an impromptu jazz band, folk singers, or jugglers and mimes, while you sift through trinkets and souvenirs.
How to Get There
My travel agent suggested this hotel and I took a chance in staying there for two nights since I needed to do some work in Athens.
It turned out to be in a perfect location walking distance to everything and
Acropolis as well. The breakfast is nice, hotel is zen, simple, stylish and clean. Staff is super nice and professional. Room is very spacious. Bed and sheets are super comfy. I love it and shall return for sure to stay there on my business trips.
Loved this hotel! Great part of Athens with happening nightlife around every corner. The staff were very nice and accommodating. There is a cool bar right downstairs. The rooms are clean and the shower is wonderful.
They made some reservations for us that were nice for a view but the food wasn’t great. The places to eat around the hotel looked really nice and wish we had more time to explore. Overall our stay in the beautiful city of Athens was amazing and this hotel added to the experience.
We stayed here at the very beginning of our honeymoon in Greece and couldn't have picked a more perfect selection. The hotel was modern, clean, and comfortable. The location was also great, but situated on a quieter street. The staff was extremely friendly and hospitable. Would definitely stay here again on a return visit to Athens!