I seek out rooftops in nearly every destination I go, but there’s just something so special about the rooftops in Athens. To be able to drink and dine with a view of the Acropolis which holds so many years of history, it gives me chills just remembering it. These rooftops are truly spectacular and I highly recommend making it a point to go to them while in Athens.
A For Athens is the first place I went when I arrived to Athens, and I was in complete awe. It has a stunning view of the Acropolis but also Monastiraki Square which makes for some great people watching. It is difficult to score a table on top so I suggest getting there early to snag one.
Miaouli 2, Athens 105 54, Greece
Located right in the heart of Monastiraki Square, Bar 360’s location truly can’t be beat. I found that there seem to be more locals here than A For Athens, which I like. I just had wine here but they also have a cocktail menu and serve food. Tables are hard to come by during prime times so I suggest making a reservation if you plan to dine here.
Ifestou 2, Athens 105 55, Greece
GB Roof Garden was the rooftop of my hotel so I had the pleasure of dining here every morning for breakfast (seriously, rough life). The view of the Acropolis is so good that they even have a “selfie spot” to get the perfect picture. Grab a cocktail for sunset then enjoy a divine dinner here.
Hotel Grande Bretagne, Constitution Square, Athens 105 64, Greece
Dionysos was probably my favorite meal in Athens, and the view ain’t too shabby either. Perched just below the Acropolis, you get more of a close up view of the Parthenon. There is casual dining on the first level, but I suggest you shell out the extra bucks to dine in the restaurant. The food is amazing (specifically the octopus, deconstructed gyros, and the crepe dessert!) This may not necessarily be a “rooftop”, but it offers outdoor seating, you walk up stairs, and has an incredible view…. that works in my book!
43 Robert Gallo, Athens, 117 42, Greece
A bar on top of a 5 story electronic retail store with an incredible view of Syntagma Square? Yep, it exists. The picture above is actually from when I sat and watched a protest from this rooftop. Protests or not, Public Cafe is a great place to sit for hours and people watch.
1 Karageorgi Servias Str, Athens, Greece
Safe travels y’all!
Chelsea Rose Martin