AthensWas Hotel in Athens, Greece

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Updated: December 14, 2021
By Santorini Dave

• Location: Plaka
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +30 21 0924 9954
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AthensWas Hotel with view of Acropolis and Parthenon

The rooftop restaurant and bar at AthensWas Hotel has amazing Acropolis views.

AthensWas Hotel is the best hotel in Athens’ busy and central Plaka neighborhood – our favorite area to stay.

This fantastic boutique hotel is located on a popular pedestrianized street that leads directly to the entrance of the Acropolis. The guest rooms are spacious, stylish, comfortable, and modern in design; All feature private verandas. Suites’ balconies are larger and furnished with sun loungers, with spectacular views over the city’s best landmarks. There’s a ground-floor restaurant with seating indoors, on a private patio, or along the pedestrian promenade, as well as a fabulous rooftop restaurant with an open kitchen, garden balcony, and panoramic views.

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AthensWas Hotel – Location

Excellent central location in the heart of the bustling pedestrianized Plaka neighborhood.

  • Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 5
  • Nearest Metro: Acropoli (2-minute walk), Syntagma (9-minute walk). Metro Line 3 runs from the airport to Syntagma station, departing every 30 minutes from 5:30am until about midnight. The trip takes 45 minutes and costs €10 (24€ for groups of 3). The metro station is a 5 to 10-minute walk from baggage claim; elevators are available.
  • Taxi: Airport taxis to central Athens are charged at a flat rate of €38 through the day and €60 from midnight to 5am.
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €40, but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.

AthensWas Hotel – The Basics

  • Ages: All ages are welcome, and children can stay in any accommadation outside of the Deluxe Rooms. Cribs and rollaway beds can be accommodated in most rooms. Connecting rooms are available. Professional babysitting services can be arranged in advance through the concierge.
  • Pet Policy: No pets are allowed.
  • View: Rooms and suites on higher floors have excellent views of the Acropolis, Mt. Lycabettus, and other prime attractions.
  • Parking: No parking.
  • Nice Perks: Jogging maps offered, Korres bath products, In-room Nespresso coffee machines.
  • When to Book: Athens’ best hotels book out far in advance, especially during high season travel. For best availability and rates, book two to three months ahead.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +30 21 0924 9954
  • Email:
  • Website:

AthensWas Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa. In-room treatments can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Fitness Center: Small but modern fitness center, open 24-hours.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

AthensWas Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Two on-site restaurants: Sense is a rooftop fine-dining restaurant and cocktail bar serving modern interpretations of traditional Greek cuisine. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, with excellent views of the Acropolis, especially in the evenings. Reservations recommended. • Promenade offers upscale casual cuisine and drinks on the hotel’s ground floor, with indoor, garden, and sidewalk seating.
  • Lounge/Bar: No hotel bar, but all manner of drinks are served in both of the hotel’s restaurants.
  • Breakfast: A la carte breakfast is served in Promenade restaurant or to guest rooms from 7-11am. Complimentary with some bookings.
  • Room Service: Full room service menu is available 24 hours a day.

AthensWas Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Classic Double Room • Deluxe Double Room • Executive Suite • Hellenic Suite • Residence Suite • Superior Deluxe Suite • AthensWas Suite • Hellenic Suite • Hellenic Grand Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: None. Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms: There is a small elevator and many stairs. This hotel would not be suitable for guests needing wheelchairs.
  • Best Room: The two-bedroom Hellenic Grand Suite is spread over 110 square meters, across the hotel’s entire 6th floor, and sleeps up to five guests. Its large, furnished balcony has incredible views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus, and all of Athens’ top attractions.

AthensWas Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants

  • Coco’s: The best ice cream in Athens. 4-minute walk.
  • Psarras Taverna: Traditional taverna and Athens’ most romantic restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating, reservations recommended for dinner. 6-minute walk.
  • Melina Mercouri Café: Excellent Greek meze, traditional dishes, and desserts, and a mini-museum dedicated to Melina Merkouri, the famous Greek actress, singer, politician, and activist. 6-minute walk
  • Geros Tou Moria: The best traditional Greek food in the city, though touristy. Reservations recommended for late dinner service, when the music and dancing begins. 8-minute walk.
  • Evgenia: : Authentic and non-touristy family-run Greek taverna serving homemade, traditional dishes featuring seasonal ingredients. Also known as Paradosiako Cafeneon. 8-minute walk.

Nearby Bars and Breweries

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • AB City Supermarket: Small store selling grocery staples, everyday items, and some pre-made food. 2-minute walk.
  • Little Corner: Convenience and specialty food mini-market that sells a little bit of everything. 2-minute walk

Nearby Attractions

AthensWas Hotel – The Hotel

Exterior of AthensWas Hotel.

The boutique AthensWas hotel is located on a popular pedestrianized street in the heart of the Plaka neighborhood.

Lobby of AthensWas hotel, with modern leather armchairs and an honesty bar.

The hotel lobby is small but comfortable, and sets the tone for the hotel’s sleek, modern design.

Green marble hotel reception desk on a black and white tiled floor.

The AthensWas reception desk is staffed 24 hours a day (except for moments when receptionists are feeling photo-shy).

Hotel bed and desk, with luggage stand

This is a Classic Double room, the hotel’s most modest class of accommodation.

Hotel desk with a flat screen TV above

All rooms at AthensWas feature desks, flat-screen TVs, and coffee and tea-making facilities.

Black marble bathroom with a modern white bowl sink basin.

Bathrooms are sleek and modern in design.

Double hotel bed next to a sliding balcony door

All rooms and suites at AthensWas have balconies.

White cafe table and chairs on a small balcony

Balconies on Classic Double rooms are small, but nicely furnished with a cafe table and chairs.

View of a hotel room from behind the minibar

This is an AthensWas Residence Suite. Residence Suites have a separate minibar and small seating area next to the bed.

Hotel room with modern leather chairs and a minibar

A view of the Residence Suite from the opposite angle.

Modern hotel desk with flat-screen TV above

The funky modern Residence Suite desk.

Marble vanity in a hotel bathroom, with mirror reflecting on a corner glass shower

Residence Suite bathroom, with marble fittings and corner glass shower.

Balcony with a cafe table and chairs, overlooking plane trees and a city street

Residence Suites’ balconies are more spacious, and overlook leafy Dionysiou Areopagitou street.

Spacious hotel room with leather lounge chairs and a balcony

This is AthensWas Hotel’s excellent Hellenic Suite.

Hotel desk with flat-screen TV and modern wooden desk chair

Hellenic Suite desk.

Hotel room with wood-panelled wall

Sleek and clever in design, the Hellenic Suite offers some hidden amenities. See the seam in the wood-paneled wall?

Hotel in-wall minibar stocked with liquor

It opens to a fantastic little private bar.

Black marble bathroom with white basin sink and frosted glass walk-in shower

The Hellenic Suite bathroom features a large, walk-in shower.

View of the Acropolis from an Athens hotel balcony

The Hellenic Suites best highlight, though, is its roomy furnished balcony that offers breathtaking views over Athens to the Acropolis…

View of Lycabettus Hill from a hotel veranda in Athens.

…and Mount Lycabettus.

Small room with elliptical trainers and excercise bikes.

AthensWas Hotel has a small, but functional, fitness center that is open to guests 24 hours a day.

Restaurant with red tables, white chairs, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sense, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, serves modern Greek cuisine before a spectacular Athens backdrop.

Restaurant dining room with a bar and open kitchen.

Inside the dining room, patrons can order specialty cocktails at the bar, or watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen.

Restaurant terrace with views of Mount Lycabettus

Out on the restaurant’s terrace, guests can enjoy some of the best views in the city as they dine.

Dining balcony with Acropolis views.

In warm weather, the balcony’s glass walls and accordion roof retract to create an entirely open-air setting.

Empty restaurant with a large colorful mural and black and white marble tiled floor

At ground level, Promenade restaurant offers upscale casual fare.

Bar ar Promenade restaurant in AthensWas hotel.

Promenade has a great little bar area, and guests have the option of sitting indoors,

Cafe tables and chairs with potted plants

…in the restaurant’s interior garden-like courtyard,

Cafe tables set up outside of AthensWas hotel

…or at the dining terrace in front of the hotel.

Restaurant canopy with empty tables on a pedestrian plaza.

Promenade’s outdoor terrace is popular in warm weather, with tables that spill into pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou street. Check rates and availability: AthensWas

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