Whilst we loved Athens during the day and seeing the awe-inspiring Acropolis, at night Athens was even more magical and I adored all the twinkling lights. The illuminated Acropolis, however was the best part and the best view was from Athens’ various rooftop bars and restaurants. Here are my top 3 picks for food and cocktails which also had a serious luxe factor.
The Galaxy Bar at the Hilton Athens
Not only were the cocktails delicious, the rooftop bar at the Galaxy Bar at the Hilton Athens was stunning. It was a fabulous place to enjoy the cool breeze and look at the glistening Acropolis in the distance amongst the sparkling gems of the city lights.
The food here is also fabulous so you could make an evening of it or simply just come here for drinks. There is an inside seating area too and they make a pretty mean Mojito 😉
Premiere Restaurant & Lounge Bar at the Intercontinental Athens
This is an award winning rooftop restaurant with a stunning Acropolis view located at the Intercontinental Athens. The food is absolutely amazing and very innovative whereby Mediterranean ingredients are cooked with a French Flair.
Although the menu had no vegetarian options on it the evening we dined, the Chef happily prepared a risotto for me. This has recently been updated and there are some really decent choices available.
My favourite part of the meal, aside the view that accompanied it, was the novelty factor and presentation of the dishes. For example, one dish arrived sealed in an envelope. How cool is that? Inside were some tips that you had to dip into a herb mousse which reminded me of the classic Greek spinach pie.
The dessert was pretty phenomenal too and this was called The Tube and had Guanaja Chocolate namelaka with peanuts and caramel miso ice cream.
The Roof Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne, Luxury Collection
The Hotel Grande Bretagne is part of the Luxury Collection and the interiors of the hotel are absolutely spectacular. We dined on the roof top at the very snazzy restaurant, which has an outside terrace area with impressive views of the Acropolis.
The pictures inside the restaurant are a little dark as it had a very romantic ambience to it and I highly recommend it for the delicious food! We shared an immense cheese selection, and for mains I had a delightful Ravioli whilst Amit wanted comfort food so went for a Pizza, which he devoured.
I went for the Paris Brest dessert which was just heavenly! All the choices looked amazing though and wish I could have managed to try one more.
The view from the rooftop terrace was really pretty and the hotel even had a photo spot where you could stand to get the best shot!
The Roof Garden at the Grande Bretagne is a must visit and the food is so good it makes the visit an all round success!
Those are my 3 favourite spots to marvel at the Acropolis from. I would love to know yours if you have visited Athens. Let me know in the comments section below.
You can read my Top Ten Things to do in Athens here.