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
Exceptional staff that was very attentive to our every need. Room was clean, modern and had a great view of the Acropolis! The location is excellent and close to many restaurants, bars, stores and nightlife. Would highly recommend!
I’ll start with a general overview - A perfectly located hotel- short walk to Athens shopping districts, antique stores, just far enough away from the tourist hustle and bustle, but still within walking distance to everything you’d typically want to see. The bustle outside the hotel is more local (which we loved) late night taverna, a few nice bars, a hole in the wall style gyros place with a 10 person line (worth the wait 2 euros, + delicious!). Hotel is impeccably clean, modern, with great attention to luxury & comfort, incredibly comfortable bedding, huge ( huge!!!) rooms and bathrooms! Even for the standard room. A great breakfast with local pastries and pies. WiFi is great and all the modern comforts, as far as a hotel goes it is no doubt a 10/10 stay. As for the unique parts of the hotel for the discerning traveler who wants to stay in a special hotel- here are a few reasons that make it a cut above the rest: the hotel is a wonderful little view point into young modern Athenian life- the walls are lined with exciting modern Athenian art, the place is designed by studio K, with clever colours, interesting furniture, it’s really a good summation of all the creativity coming out of Athens at the moment. The people that work at the hotel are wonderful- we were given great tips of what to do that are specific and thoughtful and not ubiquitous tourist traps. we wanted a more local taste of Athens, and the ideas the concierge were spot on!!! Restaurants, galleries, shops.
It’s really a very cool hotel.
For families- We stayed here with a baby, and it was a joy, felt very looked after. Bottles came back from the kitchen sterilized. We brought our own baby chair so don’t know if hotel has one, but it was very baby friendly.
This place was a surprise to us. Its a beautiful boutique property of 5 floors. But we had a little trouble finding it as it is in a small lane where no cars are allowed. But once we reached we were very happy to be there as the property has a good view of Acropolis from one side. Also the proximity is too good for tourist attractions and cafes. Its right in downtown. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Also as we were 6 of us and vegetarians, special breakfast was served to us.
I did some research before I made a reservation at the hotel for its downtown location and its modern style. I booked a superior room with Acropolis View on 2019-05-14 as my husband and I planned to stay one night after we disembark from a cruise. We paid 311.25CAD plus taxes & fees of 42.02CAD totalled 353.27CAD for the Acropolis View Superior Room. On the day of disembarkation, we asked the taxi driver to take us to the hotel and he estimated the cost to be 35 Euros but on our way from Piraeus Terminal, the taxi driver offered to take us for a city tour which lasted about 3 hours and costed us 110 Euros. Since we were too early to check in the hotel at 10:00am, we decided to accept the taxi driver’s offer for a local city tour. The taxi driver took us to the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathinaikos Stadium, Parliament, Academy of Athens, University of Athens, National Library, Observatory view point on a hill. I thought it was a very nice tour without a lot of walking. The taxi driver then took us to the hotel. The hotel is a boutique hotel that has 5 floors. We were very happy with the check in process as it was speedy and simple and we had a refreshing lemon ginger welcome drink. The front desk representatives were really friendly. They were very helpful in showing us on a map how we can get to the important destinations. A staff took us to our hotel room and showed us everything about the room. The staff were amazingly nice, friendly and helpful. There were nice snacks in the mini bar and nice complementary Nespresso coffees. Our room offers amazing Acropolis view. The Acropolis is south of the hotel and you are within steps to a variety of eateries, retail stores and shopping centre. The floor is in stone, the shower is in stone, I love the décor of the room. The wood furniture in the room are in good conditions as the hotel just opened in July 2018. To maintain the security of the building, guests would have to use key card to use the elevators and the main door is always locked. You can enjoy a drink outside the balcony and the balcony door did keep the noisy outside of the room. Afterall we came back home to Toronto, we thought that we love the hotel and we would stay in the same hotel if we come back to Athens. The staff who helped us with our luggage when we arrived and when we left was excellent, he was very helpful. I hope that the hotel pays him well so that he will continue to work for the hotel as he is very young. I think he was the staff who made our stay at the hotel exceptional when I compared this hotel check in experience and the one hotel check in experience in a Venice hotel in this journey.
In reviewing the experience with the hotel, the one thing I can think of to improve the hotel experience is that: there’s no luggage rack in the room. Otherwise it is a wonderful, boutique 5 stars hotel.
So I stayed at this lovely boutique hotel with my husband in the heart of all the city. The area is full of hysterectomy and young working class sitting at ravers having coffee and socializing. Very nice!