Grecotel Pallas Athena
Steps from the Monastiraki traditional market and minutes from the Acropolis, Pallas Athena Boutique Hotel is an appealing mix of eclectic works of modern art, friendly, professional service and delicious food. Every room is unique with modern artworks and original wall paintings. The lounge bar and restaurant overlooks Kotzia Square, with much of its produce sourced from its own traditional farm in Crete.
The delightful mix of quirky design, fine living and sophisticated style at Pallas Athena Boutique Hotel creates a relaxed ambiance, albeit highly individual. Each of the rooms and suites are small art galleries in their own right. Graffiti rooms, ideal for families, have walls decorated with everything from forests and mountains to cartoon heroes and Smurfs; while more sedate rooms may feature the odd blue hippo or green pig.
Head to the Monastiraki district for good local shopping, and on Sunday, visit the flea market at Avissynias Square. Just three stops away from the metro at nearby Omonia Square is the Plaka area and the Acropolis, while Athens’ central Syntagma Square is a brief ten-minute walk away from Pallas Athena Boutique Hotel. Take a trip to the beach, via a tram from Syntagma Square, through narrow streets, past ancient churches to the resort of Glyfada. Return at the end of the day and take the cable car up to Mount Lycabettus to watch the sunset.