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There’s a lot more to Greece than just fine beach weather and whitewashed waterfront villas. One might expect that the birthplace of Western civilization would remain a forward-thinking, cosmopolitan city, and one would be right. Signs of sophistication are everywhere: restaurants, shops, galleries, and occasionally a very up-to-date boutique hotel on the order of the Periscope.
It’s located in the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki, surrounded by quite a lot of the best Athens has to offer. And the hotel itself, while pursuing a bit of a submarine theme — vaguely naval chairs, a preponderance of grey, even an actual roof-mounted periscope — turns out to be a very understated and stylish little hotel. The rooms are somewhat minimalist, but not without personality, and come equipped with high-tech home theater systems, and the suites add balconies, baths, and a bit more space to spread out in.
A chic little restaurant and lounge is the center of the Periscope social life, serving casual fare (burgers, pasta, salads) and dressed-up cocktails (chocolate and orange martini, anyone?) in an environment that’s suitably stylish yet unpretentious. All told the Periscope is more pied-à-terre than pleasure palace, to be honest, but there’s a certain pleasure in a hotel that knows exactly how much is enough.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- A 20 euro food and beverage credit to be used during your stay
- A complimentary bottle of wine in room upon arrival
- A bowl of fruit in room upon arrival
- 21 Rooms
- Style: Cutting-Edge
- Atmosphere: Lively
- 20 Guest Reviews
- Haritos 22, Kolonaki
- Athens, Greece
Hotel amenities and services
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- 24 hour medical assistance
- Babysitting (on request)
- Central air conditioning
- Free wi-fi
- Luggage storage
- Room service
- Smoking rooms (on request)