Best Rooftop Bars Of Athens

Athens is not only a city full of history, but it is also a city with a vibrant night scene. Regarding nightlife, the city has a lot to offer from wine bars, beer gardens, bars and clubs to venues with live music. There is something for everyone.  One of my favorite places to go out in Athens at night are the rooftop bars where you can have a drink while admiring the city’s landmarks.

Here is a list of my favorite rooftop bars in Athens:

1. Galaxy restaurant and bar at Hilton

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Located on the top floor of the Hilton hotel, Galaxy bar and restaurant enjoys spectacular views of the city of Athens including the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. At the restaurant with the open kitchen, you can enjoy traditional cuisine with a modern flair while at the bar you can unwind with a wide range of creative cocktails, drinks, finger food, and sushi. Galaxy bar was ranked among the best rooftop bars in the world.

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You can find it at Hilton Hotel Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46

2. Skyfall restaurant and bar

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Next to Kallimarmaro stadium, Skyfall restaurant and bar has a big rooftop veranda offering magnificent views to the Acropolis and the historical center of Athens. Skyfall is divided into two levels; the restaurant that serves quality dishes and the bar with its signature cocktails and delicious tapas and finger food.

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You can find it at Mark. Mousourou 1

3. Couleur Locale

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Hidden in a street near Monastiraki station Couleur Locale is a popular rooftop bar where you can admire the view of the Acropolis Hill and Plaka.  At the terrace, you can enjoy your coffee, delicious cocktails, and creative snacks. Couleur Locale has a welcoming atmosphere and is particularly popular with young people.

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You can find it at Normanou 3

4. BIOS

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Located in the popular Gazi neighborhood the BIOS rooftop bar has great views of the Acropolis and relaxing atmosphere. It serves great cocktails and drinks. Apart from the great views, it is famous for its Papoto which is a frozen alcoholic drink with fresh fruits served on a stick like ice cream.

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You can find it at Pireos 84

5. 360 Cocktail Bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
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As the name suggests, the 360 cocktail bar offers spectacular panoramic views of Athens, with the bar boasting a prime position in the center of the city. The Acropolis stands proudly on the hillside above 360, so guests can enjoy the vista while sipping on a cocktail on the balcony.

While the 360 Roof Garden is relatively spacious, you can’t always be guaranteed a seat at sunset so you’ll want to get there early to grab one of the best spots. There is seating inside, both in the 3rd-floor bar and the 2nd-floor restaurant, but these spaces don’t offer the same majestic views as the rooftop. I’d suggest arriving early to enjoy a drink in the roof garden and then moving inside as the temperature drops after sunset.

You can find it at Ifestou 2

6. A for Athens

 
 
 
 
 
 
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A for Athens is another multi-level rooftop bar, but this time both the inside restaurant and rooftop terrace boast great views of the Acropolis. Situated on the top of the A for Athens hotel in Monastiraki, this bar has an ultra-central location which makes it easy to find, even for newcomers to the city.

The rooftop features low and high tables, as well as a handful of booths to create an intimate atmosphere, and guests can choose from cocktails or coffees to suit their taste. The inner restaurant also includes a breakfast, brunch, and dinner menu so whatever time of day you visit you’ll be able to enjoy some delicious Greek cuisine with a view.

You can find it at Miaouli 2

7. City zen

 
 
 
 
 
 
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CityZen is a relative newcomer to the rooftop bar scene in Athens but its already becoming a favorite among the Instagram set who love the chic backdrop of Athens and the Acropolis. Located in a renovated building on Aiolou and Metropoleos Street, CityZen features a broad menu of tasty brunch and bar snacks as well as a great range of hot drinks, smoothies, cocktails, and wine.

The bar hosts regular live music sessions and in summer their Full Moon nights are the place to be to enjoy the views under the Luna light. The laid-back atmosphere makes CityZen the perfect place for a boozy brunch or lazy Sunday and their desserts are to die for!

You can find it at Aiolou 11

8. Anglais Athens

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Despite Anglais Athens’ extremely central location in Monastiraki, it still remains relatively unknown and is more often frequented by locals than it is by tourists. This, in addition to its inventive drink and dining menu and modern décor, makes it one of the more special rooftop bars in Athens.

Anglais Athens can be quite hard to find if you don’t know where to look, but if you head to 6 Kirikiou Street and keep your eye out for a chalkboard sign hinting at a 6th-floor rooftop then you’ll be sure to seek it out.

As Anglais is also a local haunt, basic tourist food wouldn’t cut it so the menu here includes carpaccio platters, fresh ceviche, tasty salads, and chic cocktails. Of course, it’s not just the food that is good, but the views that stretch from Lycabettus hill to the Acropolis and beyond are obviously excellent too!

You can find it at Kirikiou 6

Of course, Athens is a big city and has many more rooftop bars. I have chosen the above as my favorite not only for the great views but also for the quality and professional service they provide.

Visiting a rooftop bar is an experience you shouldn’t miss while in Athens. It gives you a different perspective of the city.

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