Electra Palace Hotel in Athens

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Updated: December 14, 2021
By Santorini Dave

• Location: Plaka
• Hotel website: electrahotels.gr
• Hotel phone: +30 21 0337 0000
Check prices on Booking.com

Rooftop of the Electra Palace hotel in Athens.

The view of the Acropolis from the rooftop pool at the 5-star Electra Palace hotel.

Electra Palace is a classically-styled 5-star hotel in Athens’ central and popular Plaka neighborhood.

Featuring a large, elegant lobby and beautifully landscaped courtyard, Electra Palace is a great choice for a luxury stay in central Athens. Guest rooms are classically furnished, with hand-made carpets and marble-tiled bathrooms; many have balconies and suites feature jacuzzi tubs. Their rooftop garden restaurant has magnificent Acropolis views – as does the fifth-floor outdoor swimming pool. There’s an indoor pool as well, located within the hotel’s full-service spa. A sophisticated lobby bar, on-site fitness center, and excellent and attentive service are the icing on the cake. Great shops and restaurants surround the hotel, and all of Athens’ best cultural and historic attractions are a short walk away.

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Electra Palace – Location

Excellent central Athens location in the Plaka neighborhood, midway between the Acropolis and Syntagma Square and metro station. Surrounded by great shops and restaurants.

  • Address: Navarchou Nikodimou 18-20
  • Nearest Metro: Syntagma (5-minute walk). Metro Line 3 runs from the airport to Athens city center stations, including Syntagma, departing every 30 minutes from 5:30am until about midnight. The trip takes 45 minutes and costs €10 (€24 for groups of 3). The airport 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.

Electra Palace – The Basics

  • Ages: All ages are welcome. Cribs and rollaway beds are available on request. Professional babysitting services can be arranged in advance through the concierge.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed at Electra Palace. Service animals are welcome.
  • View: Great Acropolis and city views from the rooftop pool and restaurant, and from some guest rooms.
  • Parking: Secure underground parking is available on site for €12 per day.
  • 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: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +30 21 0337 0000
  • Email: epconcierge@electrahotels.gr
  • Website: electrahotels.gr

Electra Palace – Amenities

  • Pool: Two pools. The rooftop outdoor pool has great Acropolis views. The heated indoor pool is located in the hotel spa and is open to children daily until 2pm.
  • Spa: On-site spa includes an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and treatment rooms for a full range of wellness treatments.
  • Fitness Center: On-site fitness center is open 8am to 9pm daily, and includes treadmill and elliptical trainers, a multi weight machine, and free weights and benches.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Suites at Electra Palace have in-bath jacuzzis. The Presidential Suite features a private outdoor swimming pool.

Electra Palace – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The 8th-floor Electra Roof Garden restaurant offers contemporary Greek and fusion Mediterranean cuisine with stunning views of the Acropolis. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with indoor and outdoor seating available.
  • Lounge/Bar: The clubby and British-inspired Duck Tail Bar, located off the hotel’s lobby, serves drinks and snacks daily from 11am to midnight. The rooftop pool bar offers snacks and drinks in the shadow of the Acropolis from 11am to 7pm.
  • Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is complimentary.
  • Room Service: 24 hours. Late-night menu available.

Electra Palace – Rooms

  • Room Types: Classic Single • Classic Double • Classic Triple • Superior Double • Junior Suite • Suite • Presidential Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Electra Palace is a non-smoking hotel. Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms: Yes.
  • Best Room: The spacious one-bedroom, 4th-floor Presidential Suite has its own steam room, as well as a large private terrace with a swimming pool and incredible Acropolis views.

Electra Palace – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants

  • Evgenia: Authentic, and non-touristy family-run Greek taverna serving homemade, traditional dishes featuring seasonal ingredients. Also known as Paradosiako Cafeneon. 1-minute walk.
  • Avocado: Lovely vegan and vegetarian restaurant focuses on local, seasonal, sustainable, and organic dishes full of rich flavors. 2-minute walk.
  • Tazza All Day Bistro & Wine Bar: Flamboyant bistro for Mediterranean-Greek bites, wine, and cocktails – and a breakfast and Sunday brunch. 4-minute walk.
  • Psarras Taverna: Traditional taverna and Athens’ most romantic restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating, reservations recommended for dinner. 4-minute walk.
  • Coco’s: The best ice cream in Athens. 4-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. 4-minute walk.
  • Geros Tou Moria: The best traditional Greek food in the city. Reservations recommended for late dinner service, when the music and dancing begins. 5-minute walk.

Nearby Bars and Breweries

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Traditional Food Market: Small shop selling local food, wine, and beauty products, as well as a decent selection of grocery staples. 3-minute walk.
  • AB City Supermarket: Small store selling grocery staples, everyday items, and some pre-made food. 8-minute walk.

Nearby Attractions

Electra Palace – The Hotel

Exterior of Electra Palace hotel in Athens

Located in a fantastic central location in Athens’ Plaka neighborhood, Electra Palace hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cultural sites.

Marble hotel lobby with chandelier

The vast lobby is decked in marble and beautifully appointed with elegant furnishings.

Fireplace flanked by bookshelves and two sofas.

Though it’s large and fancy, there are plenty of cozy and comfortable seating areas for guests to use.

Elegant front desk at a fancy hotel

The front desk and concierge are staffed 24 hours a day.

Hotel lobby with marble flooring and a chandelier

Another view of the lobby.

Lobby lounge bar seen from a distance

Just off the lobby is Duck Tail Bar.

Wooden bar and barstools

Duck Tail serves drinks and snacks daily from 11am to midnight. Aside from bar seating, there are comfortable leather chairs to relax in.

Hotel courtyard with a gazebo, grass, and palm trees

Electra Palace hotel’s landscaped outdoor courtyard is a calm oasis within the bustling surrounding area.

Wooden gazebo with tables inside

It includes a nicely-shaded gazebo.

Elegant hotel balconies, flanked by palm trees

View from the courtyard looking up at guest rooms.

Hotel room with two twin beds pushed together

This is a Superior Twin room.

Marble hotel sink

The bathroom is clad in marble and has a shower, but no bathtub.

Hotel bed and door leading to a balcony

Though it’s not large, this Superior Twin room has a private balcony with a fantastic view.

View of the Acropolis from a hotel balcony


Hotel suite with loving area and bedroom.

This is a Suite at the Electra Palace hotel. In this suite, there is a window between the bedroom and living area.

Hotel bed with framed artwork

A closer look at the suite’s bedroom.

Small dining table in a hotel suite, with coffee-making supplies

This suite also has a small dining area…

Door of a hotel suite leading out to a balcony

…and a balcony with city views.

Hotel restaurant with Acropolis view

The hotel’s 8th floor Roof Garden restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows with views that sweep from the Acropolis…

View from a hotel restaurant of Lycabettus Hill

…to Mount Lycabettus…

Hotel restaurant with views over Athens.

…and over the city and hills in between.

Restaurant terrace with Acropolis view

The view from the restaurant’s balcony can’t be beat.

Spa lobby with products on display.

Electra Palace also has a full-service spa on site with a wide range of treatment options.

Small hotel fitness center

The spa at Electra Palace contains a small but well-equipped fitness center…

Indoor pool with mosaics on the wall

…as well as a heated indoor pool. The spa fitness center and pool are both open to guest use, though children are only allowed in the pool until 2pm.

Outdoor pool with Acropolis view

The outdoor, rooftop pool is open to kids all day, and features an amazing backdrop. Check rates and availability: Electra Palace

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