GB Roof Garden, 8th floor, Grande Bretagne Hotel, Syndagma Square, Constitution Square, Athens 10564. +30 210 333 0000. Roof Garden of this plush hotel has a restaurant and bar from which to view the Acropolis. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Webcam
Tudor Hall, 7th floor, King George ll Palace Hotel, 3 Vassilis Georgiou A' Street, Athens 10564. +30 210 322 2210 This magnificent restaurant has an enviable panoramic view of Athens. Looks out at the Acropolis and boasts a Greco-French menu. At Syntagma square. Open 12.30 pm to 16.30 pm for lunch, 7 pm to 12.30 am for dinner.
Electra Roof Garden Restaurant, Electra Palace Hotel, 18 Nikodimou, Plaka, Athens 10557. +30 210 324 1401. (On the edge of Plaka). MAP
Socrates, Divani Palace Acropolis, 19-25 Parthenonos, Athens 11742. (National Gallery area). +30 210 928 0100. Beautiful Athens & Acropolis nighttime views. summer months. Next to the New Acropolis Museum featuring a magnificent view of the Sacred Rock accompanied by the divine cuisine and extensive variety of cocktails.
Magna Grecia Hotel, 54 Mitropoleos St, Athens 10563. +30 210 324 0314-5. The top floor features a roof terrace and intimate bar restaurant, where breakfast is served. Great Acropolis view. MAP
Rooftop Cafe, Public Multi Stores, 1 Karageorgis Servias Street, Syntagma Square, Athens 10563. Above book and music store is this affordable rooftop café with internet access and a sensational view. Closed Sundays. MAP
Rooftop Garden Cafe, Adonis Hotel, 3 Kodrou & Vouls Streets, Plaka, Athens 10558. +30 210 324 9737. View of Acropolis.
Roof Garden Snack Bar, Plaka Hotel, 7 Kapnikareas St & Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Greece 10556. +30 210 322 2096. A fantastic location and incredible Acropolis view from the rooftop bar. MAP
Brachera Restaurant, 3 Avissinia Square, Athens, Greece 10555. +30 210 321 7202. One of the best rooftop views of Athens’ sites (the entire Acropolis rock). Tables are set up on the roof garden during the summer allowing for romantic alfresco dinners and long summer nights at the lively bar. It offers a majestic view of the Acropolis and the Observatory. Monastiraki (100 meters from the Metro station). MAP
Roof Garden Restaurant, Cecil Hotel, 39 Athinas, Athens 10554. +30 210 321 7079. Metro Monastiraki. MAP MAP
Roof Garden Restaurant, Jason Inn, 12 Agion Asomaton, Psirri, Thission, Athens 10553. Beautiful view of Acropolis. May to October.
Hotel Attalos, 29 Athinas, Athens, Greece 10544. +30 210 32 12 801. Near the Monastiraki Flea Market and Metro Station, and only a five-minute walk to the Acropolis and Plaka. It offers a rooftop cafe where you can view the Parthenon. Views from the rooftop bar, just a few steps up from the sixth floor. email
Air Lounge Roof Bar, 9th floor, Fresh Hotel, 26 Sophokleous & 2 Kleisthenous Street, Downtown Athens 10522. +30 210 524 8511. Up on the ninth floor and open to the sky, Air Lounge spreads over several levels and is dotted with uplit olive trees. It’s the hotel’s bar groovy social centrepiece, and is as popular with locals as guests – largely for the incredible skyline views and it’s these sweeping cityscape and Acropolis views from the rooftop bar that truly set it apart. From May til October. Metro Omonia. Open summer months, until 1.30 am.
Notos Galleries rooftop cafe, Kotzia square (where the Town Hall is). A big department store. cafe on the top floor. Acropolis view.
Dorian Inn Hotel Restaurant and Bar, 12th floor, Dorian Inn, 15-19 Pireos street, Athens 10552. +30 210 523 9782. +30 210 523 1753 Breathtaking view to the Acropolis of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill and the Saronic islands. email
Orizontes (Horizons), 1 Aristippou, Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki, Athens 10675. +30 210 722 7065. To get there take a cable car and be astonished by the breathtaking view. It sits on top of Lycabettus Hill. Best view of Athens as well as fantastic sunsets. Entrance via funicular from Aristippou 1. $
Le Grand Balcon
Le Grand Balcon, St. George Lycabettus Hotel, 2 Kleomenous Street, Kolonaki, Athens 10675. +30 210 729 0711. Prime location nestled against the pine-forested slopes of Lycabettus Hill affords breath-taking panoramic views over the city to the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf beyond. Modern meets traditional here in a unique combination where the piano accompaniment adds an aristocratic air to the setting. Food, drinks and a rare collection of cigars are available 8pm-1am. MAP
Roof Garden Restaurant, Kaningos 21 Hotel, 21 Kanigos St & Chalkokondili St, Athens 10677. +30 210 330 0775. Conveniently located only a stones throw from Omonia Square, the major places of interest are only a short walk away. Enjoy a meal on the rooftop terrace restaurant. email
Olive Garden, Hotel Titania Athens, 52 Panepistimiou, Athens 10678. +30 210 332 6000. Beautiful Views of Acropolis. Just off Omonia Square. +30 210 383 8511.
Park Hotel Athens
St'Astra Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Park Hotel Athens, 10 Alexandras Ave, Athens 10682. +30 210 889 4500. Plus rooftop swimming pool. email
Roof Garden BBQ Grill, Tony's Hotel, 26 Zacharitsa, Koukaki, 11741. +30 210 923 6370.
Strofi, 25 Rovertou Galli, Acropolis, Athens 11742. +30 210 921 4130 Located amidst stunning scenery under the sacred rock of the Acropolis, just a few steps away from the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Dine on the roof top with the view of the Acropolis.
Roof Garden, Acropolis View Hotel, 10 Webster St., and Robertou Galli, Athens 11742. Terrace.
Rooftop Restaurant, 7th floor, Athens Gate Hotel, 10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742. +30 210 9238 3023. Reservation. The view from the rooftop restaurant of that hotel is a perfect view of the Acropolis. The hotel is in the perfect location - directly between the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis.
Peacock Roof Garden
Peacock Roof Garden Restaurant, Hera Hotel, 9 Falirou, Athens 11742. +30 210 923 6682. Magnificient Setting, Acropolis View. Rooftop restaurant, spectacular.
Acropolis Museum Restaurant
The Acropolis Museum Restaurant, 2nd floor, Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742. +30 210 900 0900. There is a large public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens and a closer view of the ancient citadel than many vaunted hotel rooftops. It has reasonably priced meals and snacks and is open from 8am until 12 Midnight. By metro: Line 2 (Aghios Antonios - Aghios Dimitrios), Disembarking Station: Acropolis. email
Ioannis Restaurant, Royal Olympic Hotel, 28-34 Athanasiou Diakou St, Athens 11743. Gourmet Restaurant at the Roof Garden. Acropolis Station.
Premiere Restaurant, Athenaeum InterContinental, 89-93 Syngrou Ave, Athens 11745. +30 210 920 6000. Enjoy floodlit views of the Acropolis. Closed Sun and Mon.
Premiere Rooftop Bar, 8th floor, Athenaeum InterContinental, 89-93 Syngrou Ave, Athens 11745. +30 210 920 6000 Lounge bar and grill. Allows you to enjoy complimentary cocktails as you watch the sun set over the Acropolis. Later, enjoy floodlit views of this center of ancient Greece from the hotel's Rooftop Premier Restaurant. Summer 8pm-1am. Tel: 210-920 6981.
Panorama Roof Top Pool Bar, Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel, 115 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11745. +30 210 930 0000. Summer bar featuring snacks, drinks and a stunning view of the Acropolis by the rooftop pool. Open for lunch and dinner during summer. Dress code: Casual. +30 210 930 0177.
Galaxy Bar, Hilton Hotel, 46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens 11528. +30 210 728 1111. Rooftop Athens restaurant offering views of the Acropolis. Sun to Thurs 6pm-3am. Fri to Sat 6pm–4am. Top city views. email
Galaxy Restaurant, 46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens 11528. Sun to Thurs 7.30pm-1am. Fri & Sat 7.30pm-1.30am. email
Filistron Rooftop Terrace, Apostolou Pavlou 23 (opposite Thissio). +30 210 346 7554; +30 210 342 2897. The "Filistron" rooftop, with its traditional appetisers and "old Athens" café atmosphere.
Latifis, home-made ice cream (the melon flavour is superb) and (unadvertised) roof garden, close to the corner of Kydathineon and Andrianou near Plaka Square
Penthouse 21, 21st floor, President Hotel, 43 Kifissias Avenue, Athens 11503. Tooftop has a swimming pool and bar. You may enjoy a meal or drink to the accompaniment of jazz and free jazz played by well-known Greek and foreign musicians every Friday and Saturday evening. email
La Veranda Restaurant and Bar, Metropolitan (ex Chandris) Hotel, 385 Syngrou Ave, Athens 175-64. +30 210 947 1000. Paleo Faliro. Restaurant views both of the Acropolis and the Aegean Sea. Located half way between the Piraeus port and the centre of Athens. email
Nights with a View, Athen Style, 10 Agias Theklas, Monastiraki, Athens, 63-00186 Greece. +30 210 322 5010. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Acropolis from the rooftop bar. email
Santa Botella, Panormou Street, Ambelokipi, Athens. "Santa Botella", often featuring live music and some of the most famous cocktails in Athens, and the funk rock
Marabu Bar, 113 Panormou Street, Ambelokipi, Athens 84200. +30 210 691 0797. "Marabu", where spontaneous rock parties take place every night.
Gazaki, 31 Triptolemou Street, Gazi, Athens 11854. +30 210 346 0901. "Gazaki (Little Gazi)" rooftop on Triptolemou Street. In another part of the city, on Panormou Street in Ambelokipi, are two rooftop dance clubs: the swing and jazz
45 Moires, Voutadon Street & 19 Iachou Street, Gazi, Athens. +30 210 347 2729. The legendary rock club in Gazi.
Mayo, 33 Persefonis St, Gazi, Athens. +30 210 342 3066. Daily 8pm-4am. Gayish. Great rooftop views.
Micraasia, 70 Konstantinopoleos St, Gazi, Athens. +30 210 346 4851. Daily 7.30pm-4am.
Bios, 84 Pireos Street, Athens. +30 210 342 5335. Arty. Closest Metro Station: Kerameikos, Line 3. " Bios " rooftop on Pireos Street has been popular since last summer. It is one of the alternative haunts in the city, drawing many of Greece's up-and-coming artists and musical producers.
Theliseis, (Desires), 3 Iakhou, Gazi, Athens. (Iakhou 3, Gazi).
Meson El Mirador, 88 Agisilaou St, Athens 10435. +30 210 342 0007. Mexican specialties. Daily from 5.30pm. Sundays from 1pm.
To Spiti tou k.pil poul, Pavlou & Poulopoulou St, Thissio, Athens. +30 210 345 0803. One of the most beautiful rooftops with great views of the Acropolis.
Varoulko, 80 Pireos St, Kerameiko, Athens 10435. +30 210 522 8400. email