AthensWas, Athens

Endless elegance, ancient city views and first class service combine to create AthensWas, a haven of design, comfort and culinary delight in the heart of Athens. Designed with love by the self-taught Stavros Papayiannis, AthensWas oozes a contemporary cool that’s hard to master. Everywhere, from the main lobby to your private balcony, exemplifies classic modernist roots and makes AthensWas one of our favourite hideaways in the Greek capital.


Housed on a leafy, sleepy street that offers boutiques, local tavernas and snaking sidestreets aplenty, AthensWas places you in the perfect position to explore Athens. As well as being perfectly placed for a blissfully uncomplicated airport transfer (35 minutes), this design hotel makes visiting the archaeological and educational sites of Athens a breeze. The Acropolis and its accompanying museum are both literally in your backyard, meaning your archaic exploration can began as soon as you drop your bags.

Your room

Having said that, the chances of you wanting to explore once you check in is pretty slim. Upon setting foot in your room you’ll feel the joyous bustle of Athens fade into a feeling of complete design-led tranquility. Whether your bedding down in a classic or spending your time in the Hellenic Grand Suite, expect to be greeted by ultra-modern amenities,  fine marble, chic timber and comfort throughout – promising that you’re always well-rested in preparation for your city exploration.

Why we like it

Where do we start? Well, usually on the blissful rooftop, where Acropolis views and mouth-watering food combine to create an ambiance that always tempts you to stay for one more drink. From there, it’s the combination of superior service and striking design that ensures we always leave our heart at the AthensWas. Trust us, this hotel will always leave your yearning for more.