AthensWas is a Design HotelTM and it is designed in line with the core principles of classical modernism. The aesthetic of its rooms and communal spaces is defined by clean, uncluttered lines and natural materials—chiefly Greek marble and wood.
Still, it leaves the eye with an impression which dances clear of the pretentious, gracing the luxury with delightfully deft touches which can often be described as playful. The end result is warm spaces in which the visitor feels utterly at home from the moment they walk through the door—the best possible recipe for a calm and restful stay.
AthensWas is a hotel which literally lives in the city’s history and enjoys it with an “epicurean composure” all of its own. But the hotel is also representative of the most contemporary and international side of the Greek capital, which looks ahead to the future with unbridled optimism.
AthensWas is the only hotel in its class situated on the best-known and most beautiful pedestrian walkway in Athens: Dionysiou Areopagitou street.The walkway skirts the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the city’s most important and awe-inspiring classical monument and the emblem of Athens since antiquity.
It also connects the New Acropolis Museum, recognized internationally as one of the most beautiful and fascinating museums in the world, with the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens’ superb Roman-era theatre, which hosts concerts, operas and theatrical performances every summer, gracing the Athens Festival with its splendid aura.