A city hotel that combines history, culture and breathtaking views; Hotel Grande Bretagne is a five-star haven in Athens' mythical centre. Surrounded by the Acropolis and Syntagma Square, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring this ancient city.
Showcasing exquisite cuisine in a myriad of magical settings
Fantastic views across Athens' most famous landmarks, including the Acropolis
Designs celebrating Greek culture
The GB Spa is the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Hotel Grande Bretagne has 320 rooms and suites, all designed with elegant antiques and beautiful old fashioned furniture, many of which have been restored at Christies. A large collection of original artwork adorns the walls and the view from the hotel's rooftop offers a panoramic vista of Athens' historical landmarks, including the iconic Acropolis. All of this beauty and grandeur is accompanied by state-of-the-art facilities and a fantastic GB Spa, which offers signature treatments and massages to help you relax in style.
Other facilities at Hotel Grande Bretagne include an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, which features a pool bar for you to sip cocktails at whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Lycabettus Hill. An indoor swimming pool is available in the GB Spa, as is a gym with personal trainer for those looking to keep active during their holiday.
The Hotel Grande Bretagne is also a fantastic option for those who have a passion for gastronomy. With a wide selection of restaurants and bars on offer there is something for every discerning palate. From traditional Mediterranean cuisine with views of the Acropolis to high tea with champagne or inspired cocktails, nothing is too much trouble at the Hotel Grande Bregtane.
When to visit
A fantastic base to explore the historical city and sites.
Located in the very heart of Athens, Hotel Grande Bretagne is close to Syntagma Square and the Acropolis.
Direct flights from London Heathrow to Athens take just over 3.5 hours with British Airways. Hotel Grande Bretagne is a 40-minute drive from Athens International Airport.
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