On Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, it represents a hub in the center, linking the up-scale district of Kolonaki with the hip Pangrati.
A favorite Athenian hub, the Athens Hilton is more than a hotel; it is an integral part of the city’s business, cultural and social life. Its historical importance, its cosmopolitan and its strategic location make it an ideal solution for those traveling to Athens on business or for pleasure. It was constructed between 1958 and 1963, and was the first sample of architectural prestige in post-war Athens, a herald of the economic, cultural and social progress that the country would undergo and its entrance in the global luxury tourism market. At the hotel’s official inauguration, the founder of the famous chain, Conrad Hilton, had said characteristically: “I agree with those that hold the Athens Hilton as the most beautiful Hilton in the world.”
The hotel’s monumental embossed artwork façade, created of the artist Yannis Moralis with archaic themes, constitutes a reference point for Athens to this day. Between the years 2001-2003, in view of the Olympic Games, the hotel underwent a minimalist intervention by architects Alexandros Tombazis and Harry Bougadellis, who aimed at restoring the building and adding a six-story wing overlooking Ventiri Street.
Throughout the years, numerous famous personalities have crossed the Athens Hilton threshold: Heads of state, famous artists and world-renowned scientists. From Aristotle Onassis and Frank Sinatra to Ingmar Bergman and Anthony Quinn, the Athens Hilton has always been a reference point for the international jet-set and still is.
“It was constructed
between 1958 and 1963,
and was the first sample
of architectural prestige
in post-war Athens”
“From Aristotle Onassis
and Frank Sinatra to Ingmar
Bergman and Anthony Quinn,
the Athens Hilton has always
been a reference point
for the international
jet-set and still is.”
506 rooms, bathed in natural sunlight with a view of the Acropolis and the city center, offer luxury, amenities and a unique hospitable feel.
6,000 square meters are available for conferences, events and weddings. The Terpsichore Hall can host over 1,300 guests.
The award-winning Hiltonia Spa offers a series of rejuvenating facial and body treatments for relaxation and toning. In the same space there is an impressive indoor heated pool, a training center and a sauna. Yoga, Pilates and aerobic courses are also available daily.
The largest outdoor swimming pool in the center of Athens is at the Hilton and is for an ideal choice for swimming and sunbathing. Many prominent Athenians use it for brief summer escapes and it is perfect for families as there is a paddling pool for toddlers.
EAT & DRINK
In the Byzantino restaurant guests can enjoy Mediterranean food in a chic and modern ambience, while the open kitchen adds to the intimacy and liveliness.
With a city that never sleeps as a backdrop, the rooftop Galaxy Restaurant & Bar combines romanticism, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and excellent cuisine. Under the alluring Athenian night sky, enjoy the best cocktails in town, a variety of sushi or finger food, premium meat cuts and inspired Mediterranean cuisine dishes, and experience an authentic Athenian night out. Galaxy has been recently ranked as one of the World’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars by Premier Traveler magazine.
The best of Greek cuisine is served at the award-winning restaurant Milos. Local celebrities, businessmen, artists and journalists choose it for its fresh fish and exceptional dishes.
The Oasis Pool Bar & Grill serves fresh snacks, pasta and burgers by the pool. Accompany them with a tasty smoothie or a refreshing cold beer.
46 Vasilissis Sofias Αvenue
• Tel.: (+30) 210.72.81.000