If you are looking for a quality dining experience in Athens, then I suggest you visit one of the many rooftop restaurants in the Greek capital. Overlooking the city and more specifically the Acropolis with the Parthenon, rooftop restaurants in Athens offer a unique culinary experience. This, combined with the amazing Greek food and Greece ’s fantastic weather with warm summer nights, dining in rooftop restaurants in Athens is famed around the world. There is a lot of choices especially in the historic center of Athens where most hotels offer rooftop restaurants. But if you are looking for a panoramic view over the entire city, then find one of the rooftop places in the surrounding neighborhoods. I have listed here my top favorite rooftop restaurants in Athens.
My favourite rooftop restaurants in Athens
Galaxy Restaurant & Bar in the Athens Hilton Hotel
I have dedicated a whole post about the unique experience of dining at Galaxy restaurant bar in Athens. Being one of the best rooftop restaurants in Athens, the Galaxy bar is a classy and chic landmark in the culinary nightlife of Athens. The Galaxy Bar offers a fantastic view over the city, its neighborhoods, and the Parthenon. Being a bit further away from the historic center, the rooftop dining experience brings you right into the heart of the Greek capital. The bar is chic and stylish with a glamorous bar and galaxy ceiling full of colorful explosions, sparkling stars, and glowing planets. Galaxy offers cocktails and finger food and the unique dining experience where authentic Mediterranean cuisine is fused with international dishes, premium meat cuts, a wide variety of sushi and seasonal salads. The Galaxy bar was recently ranked one of the world’s best rooftop bars by Premier Traveler magazine.
Address: Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46, Athens
Acropolis Museum Cafe & Restaurant
Rooftop dining at the Acropolis Museum restaurant does not need further explanation. Can you imagine enjoying a meal so close to all the ancient Greek treasures? The Acropolis Museum Cafe and Restaurant offers a unique one-of-a-kind experience that I already described in this (link) article. Being located on the second floor of the new Acropolis Museum, the restaurant is the closest you can get to Greek ancient history, and it offers a spectacular close view on the illuminated Parthenon. Every Friday, the restaurant is open until midnight offering special gourmet choices. The restaurant renews its menu often with seasonal dishes, using products from every region of Greece, prepared in traditional methods.
Address: Mousio Akropoleos, Dionisiou Areopagitou 15, Athens
St. George Lycabettus Le Grand Balcony and La Suite Lounge
With a breathtaking panoramic view, there is no better place for dinner than the 6th floor of the St. George Lycabettus hotel overlooking the city, the Acropolis, the Saronic gulf up to Aegina island. Reservations are strongly recommended because this is a hot spot. The rotating menus feature Greek aromatic cuisine, created exclusively by the well known executive chef Vasillis Milios.
Address: Kleomenous 2, Athens
Point A Herodion Hotel
More restaurants in Athens offer very close views on the Parthenon. One of these is Point A on top of the Herodion hotel next to the new Acropolis Museum. The Parthenon here is so close to this rooftop it makes you think you can actually touch it! Point A is great for cocktails too. The restaurant opens in April and offers high-quality dishes and service. A special note: The bar itself is a constant reminder of its proximity to Athens’ best-known landmarks. The coasters and napkins have numbers 289 and 85, the Herodion’s distance in meters from the Acropolis and the New Museum respectively! And the bar also serves as a gallery, showcasing some of Greece’s most talented artists and sculptors, scouted from the neighboring El. Marneri and Technohoros galleries. The setting and design features of the roof garden and terrace have been created by the well-known designers Michalis Kaimakamis and George Skarmoutsos.
Address: Rovertou Galli 4, Athens
Olive Garden in Titania Hotel
The Olive Garden rooftop restaurant at the Titania hotel has a very special place in my heart. It was at exactly this place that my husband proposed to me a few years ago. This romantic rooftop garden offers local delicacies with modern twists and a great wine list. In the Olive Garden, you will find special wine varieties from the local and international market but also colorful cocktails, lounge music, and upper-class service while gazing at the illuminated Acropolis and city skyline. Boasting its privileged location on the 11th floor of the hotel, this rooftop restaurant offers a unique dining and award-winning experience to all guests and certainly has a very special place in my heart.
Address: Panepistimiou 52, Athens
The Skyfall cocktail and food bar cannot be missed in this list of my best rooftop restaurants in Athens. It offers amazing views not only over the Acropolis and Parthenon but as well as the Lycabettus Hill. It is located next to the so-called Kalimarmaro or Olympic Stadium and the National Gardens. Skyfall cocktail and food bar is a trendy venue with the minimal white decor, a club as well as a restaurant. Its dishes are international, and its crowd is young and hip. You can also order finger food, and there’s an extensive collection of Greek wines on the menu.
Address: Mark. Mousourou 1, Athens
Polis Grand Hotel
The rooftop bar of the Polis Grand Hotel is a great budget solution with a fantastic view. Decorated with lots of green olive trees, this relaxed 9th-floor restaurant offers delicious cocktails, breathtaking views to the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, lounge music and a wide variety of spirits, alcoholic drinks, and snacks. It has a casual atmosphere and is great to unwind here overlooking Athens by night. Combine your drinks in the rooftop garden with dinner. The restaurant is the place where you try Greek delicacies and traditional recipes from every part of Greece.
Address: 19 Patision and Veranzerou 10, Athens
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Are you inspired enough to visit one of the best rooftop restaurants in Athens? Whatever place you choose I am sure you will enjoy the Athenian hot summer night and the amazing views of this ancient city. Bon appetit!