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
We enjoyed our stay, had the junior suite which was spacious and elegantly decorated.
The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was good but needs more variety. Additional drinking water bottles would be appreciated. The staff were very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Boutique hotel in a great location
The hotel is in an alley
Next to the hotel is a great bar called nole
The hotel staff gave us a homely feel
Whatever we asked for, they immediately wanted to take care of it
We were recommended to restaurants
Places to hang out
And they really gave a feeling of family
Rooms are large and clean
The shower is big
The only drawback is that the taxi drivers do not know the hotel street because of access to it
And because he is in the alley sometimes you have to walk with the suitcase about a minute on foot
Thanks again for the presents stay
A nice hotel, very well located in Athens, the 3 stars are only because of the breakfast which by no means are what they advertise about. This morning I asked for an eggs Benedict which they have on their menu, but was told I had to pay for but the Hotel advertises that you can order anything from the menu included in the stay. First the reception told me it was because it was a Sunday, but it was Monday (but still a national Holliday today) but the suddenly It was because they only serve buffet. But I could get it but I would have to pay for it. The told me they had not done this for 3 weeks, but we booked this stay months ago. So do not go here for their gourmet breakfast, which is one of the reasons we choose this hotel, then there are plenty other hotels. The room was nice a space, and some of the staff very nice.
We enjoyed a one night stay prior to our sailing trip at the Perianth Hotel. Comfy, clean room, lovely amenities, fantastic customer service and a wonderful breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel.
What a wonderful hotel. It is small, but not too small and the staff are always very accommodating and friendly. We choose a suite with a view of the Acropolis and you could see it from every vantage point in the room (shower, terrace, bed, desk, bathroom, etc.). We slept with the shades open every night so it would be the last thing we saw when we went to sleep and the first thing we saw when we awoke. One of my favorite things to do was to make a Nespresso and then sit at the desk in the front of the window reading and overlooking the Agra Irini Square as it slowly came to life. Things to love about the room is the wonderful bed and linens, a large tub, USB ports to charge all your devices, an amazing shower with lovely bath products, and a beautiful design that is always revealing itself. The hotel also connected us with a driver (Jack) at the last minute who took us to Delphi one day and Corinth the other day. He became like a friend to us. The only challenging items at the hotel are minor, I think the room had about 25 light switches so it was always a bit of challenge to turn off all the lights at night, the breakfast buffet could use fresh fruit, and the square can be noisy at night. We stayed there for almost a week and enjoyed every minute of it.