10 Best Hotel Pools in Athens
Summer may be over in Athens, but the weather is still warm, so it is not uncommon for Athenians to bathe in the fall and until mid-November.
If you’re in the Greek capital and looking for a stylish hotel pool to dive into, here are our 10 most recommended selections – from ultra glamor to the best views of the Acropolis, here are plenty of options for swimming in the city !
1. Athens Hilton, 46 Vas. Avenue Sofias, Ilisia
As Athens’ largest swimming pool (25m x 15m) – and also uniquely, on the ground floor instead of a rooftop, yet picturesque nonetheless – the Athens Hilton Pool welcomes guests throughout. throughout the day. We like it enough to rank it # 1 because of its large size, luxurious finesse, free WiFi, cleanliness, sense of tranquility (even when it’s crowded), its shallow paddling pool at the back and its greenery. The Oasis Pool Bar & Grill serves an excellent selection of brunches, lunch and dinner snacks and delicious cocktails to keep you feeling full and refreshed throughout an extended stay.
2. Mavili beach, Timoleontos Vassou 8, place Mavili
Yes, a beach. On a roof. In Athens. Just opened after three years of creation, this Cycladic island-style paradise is a beach-themed swimming pool with cabanas for hire, lounge chairs and even a seafood tavern! Using a sophisticated architectural design and 55 tons of sand, Mavili Beach sits atop the Airotel Alexandros hotel in Mavili Square. It is adorned with classic Cycladic features such as white wooden pergolas, pink bougainvilleas, elegant blue umbrellas and stone walls, and the panoramic views over the hill and town of Lycabettus make it a questioning place (a once you start to believe you are actually at the beach) but lovely juxtaposition.
3. Radisson Blu Park Hotel, 10, avenue Alexandras
A decent-sized, comfortable pool to spend the morning or afternoon lounging around, and there are plenty of lounge chairs all around. Surrounded by glass walls beyond which stretches the greenery of Pedion Tou Areos Park, the swimming pool is a great option for a downtown dip.
4. Wyndham Grand Athens, 2 Megalou Alexandrou, Metaxourgeio
A swim with a beautiful view of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and on a clear day even the sea in one of the artistic and avant-garde areas of Athens. There is also a bar and restaurant so you can order delicious snacks and cocktails and relax to the sound of the waterfall falling on the pool wall.
5. Novotel Athens, 4 Michail Voda, Omonia
Stylish lounge chairs and understated luxury details, stunning views of the Parthenon, free parking, and a free drink on arrival are all big draws for this rooftop pool in the heart of Athens. The pool is heated during the cooler months (spring and fall) and there’s also a bar and restaurant serving everything from snacks and drinks to main courses.
6. Divani Caravelle, 2 Vas. Alexandrou, Syngrou
This large and open (as it’s surrounded by noise-reducing glass walls) also offers stunning views of Athens’ most dazzling landmarks and is next to the Thea restaurant and the hotel’s Peak Health Club Spa if you wish. combine swimming and sunbathing with other pleasures.
7. Fresh Hotel, 26 Sofokleous, Psyrri
At the top of this trendy and creatively decorated boutique hotel, you’ll find a small but pretty swimming pool for you to lounge comfortably next to. Pool guests can order drinks and can even arrange a yoga session before or after the pool (must be booked in advance).
8. St George Lycabbetus, 2 Kleomenous, Kolonaki
At the foot of the green Lycabettus hill and with a lovely view of it as well as the Acropolis, the pleasantly ventilated (due to the nearby forest) and renovated swimming pool is a perfect stopover after a few hours of window shopping in Athens’ most popular shopping district. Order snacks from the pool bar and have a barbecue every Monday evening.
9. President, 43 avenue Kifissias, Ambelokipi
With panoramic views of the city and set on Athens’ highest rooftop garden, this mid-sized pool with a cafe next to it is a bit dated but pleasant enough on a particularly hot day.
10. Electra Palace, 18-20 Navarchou Nikodimou, Plaka
Particularly scenic as the pool overlooks not only the Acropolis but also the low, old-fashioned rooftops of the Plaka district, this mid-sized swimming pool on the 5th floor is well-maintained, with friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere.