Discover the best rooftop bars in Athens, a historic city with modern soul. Lately, more and more rooftop bars and terraces open their doors around the city serving fun, sophisticated cocktails and delicious bites. Here, there’s something for every taste! We carefully curated a list of all our favourite spots and hidden gems where you can feel the vibes of Athens around the Acropolis. We know you love them, now let’s find out what suits you more.
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Rooftop bars in Athens
Wondering where most of the famous pictures of the Acropolis behind Monastiraki station are taken from? This is the spot. A for Athens is a multi-level rooftop bar situated on the terrace of the homonymus hotel in the heart of the historic center in Monastiraki square. An ideal place to enjoy your breakfast in the morning or excellent signature cocktails at night. Its minimalistic design is set to upgrade the viewing experience. Emphasizing on Greek nutritious ingredients, they prepared a brunch and dinner menu that shows off all the local aromas and flavours.
Miaouli 2, Monastiraki
photo credit: bios
Located in Gazi area, popular for its nightlife, BIOS is a hipster rooftop in Athens that offers great views of the Acropolis and surprises with its various events and underground music. On its first floor, there is a contemporary arts centre, the Bios Cultural Organization, where a variety of events, such as concerts, theatrical performances, screenings, exhibitions and workshops, as well as festivals and creative platforms are hosted. Also, in its authentic decoration you won’t find any of those mainstream chairs but deckchairs instead!
Pireos 84, near Kerameikos metro station
Among the city’s hidden gems and one of the trendiest rooftop bars in Athens, Couleur Locale lies in the quaint arcade of Normanou Street in Monastiraki. During the day, you can try out their unique brunch ideas, paired with your Greek-style iced coffee, the freddo, while enjoying the view of the Acropolis. At nights and on Sundays, starting in the afternoon, their list of exotic cocktails is accompanied with jazz, soul, funky and rock’n’roll music played by different DJs. Regularly, multiple events and outdoor parties are organised there, making it an ideal nightlife spot for young people.
Normanou 3, Monastiraki
With Acropolis looming in the background, Hyper Astro Bar, an all-day café and restaurant, offers creative dishes inspired by international cuisine. Taste traditional Greek salads with a twist, delicious appetisers with local ingredients and a fantastic brunch made with modern techniques. You can also choose your wine from their extensive wine list. Prefer cocktails? Their long list of signature cocktails is one of a kind! We specifically recommend you to try their “Cycladic symphony”, which is infused with a Greek spirit called Mastiha.
Athinas 2, Monastiraki
An eco-friendly rooftop in Athens that’s going to surprise you! Take your time to relax enjoying one of their eccentric cocktails inspired by the Gods of Greek mythology. We suggest you to try their signature cocktail named “Hermes” with a distinctive Greek soft drink or, if you’d prefer something less alcoholic, go for the “Poseidon” made with a mastiha spirit. You can accompany them with a delicious home-made style pizza, while you appreciate the lovely view of the Acropolis.
Sarri 40, Psyrri
6. Ergon House
photo credit: ergon house
An olive grove rooftop in Athens becomes an unexpected oasis in the retiré of Ergon House that looks straight to the Acropolis. Reclining by the sunny sidelines of a little cocktail truck, you can enjoy divine cocktails and delicious street food options. Adding to that, downstairs there is a shop selling local products of exceptional quality, a restaurant and a hotel. Guide yourself through a lovely selection of wines and artisan cheeses and get cosy for some after work sips and tempting bites.
Mitropoleos 23, near Syntagma
In Selina, you never get bored! Experience Athens nightlife where there is always something new waiting for you, from alternate DJ sets, to BBQ Fridays, vinyl Sundays and much more. Their Rooftop is a meeting place to communicate and get creative, right above their very modern co-working space. Hungry now? Enjoy some delicious comfort food with a small list of aromatic natural wines. Its amazing terrace offers a great view that extends to every point of the urban horizon, that’s even better enjoyed at night!
Pl. Theatrou 18, near Varvakios market
photo credit: manouka
This night & day roof garden offers a remarkable wine list with 100 different wine labels from various Greek winemaking regions! Start off with a local white wine from Attica region called Savvatiano and finish off with a more complex option called Flutter of a butterfly, a Xinomavro rose from Kozani. They even serve wine infused cocktails such as Nemea Sour or Chimera. Dig in their ever-changing menu to savour Greek flavours in innovative new techniques.
Did you know that Greece has over 200 indigenous grape varietals? Explore them, either on any of our rooftop bars in Athens, or opt for a Greek wine flight in any of our listed 14 best wine bars to visit in Athens in 2022.
Ermou 46, shopping district
A real house of art! This multipurpose creative art space in Psyrri promotes thinking out of the box and cradles new ideas. Architects, tattoo and body piercing artists, fashion designers and musicians will inspire you with their skills. In their food menu, they keep it simple and delicate, whereas at the same time, they create unpretentious cocktails based on Greek spirits. Their bartender is an ambassador of a local distillery from Chios island, that specialises in mastiha liqueur, ouzo and tsipouro. During weekends you can even come across a live music event with a great view of the Acropolis!
Karaiskaki 14, Psyrri
Gazarte is a protagonist in Athens nightlife! This cultural hub located in Gazi district allows artists to share their vision and create unforgettable experiences… Its rooftop garden captures the essence of art, since multiple live events, such as music concerts and cinema screenings, take place next to its elegant cocktail bar, that stands out from other rooftop bars in Athens.
Voultadon 34, Gazi
One of the best rooftops of Monastiraki that overlooks the historical sites of Athens from above. Their beautifully decorated swing makes you feel as if you can touch the Acropolis! Explore their wonderful dishes inspired by the Mediterranean diet or, late at night, give their cocktails a chance! Their “Santa Muerte” praises the exquisite aroma of Chios mandarins, while their “Nostalgia” variation of the classic Mai Tai celebrates Greek flavours, with bitter almond and soft tones of apricot brandy.
Ermou 86, Monastiraki square
12. Anglais Athens
Another hidden bar of Monastiraki, with a prominent retro character and a design inspired by Athens during the 60’s, is the rooftop of Anglais. Offering an impressive decor that creates an enjoyable atmosphere, in Anglais you can choose from a selection of drinks and spirits, such as local beer, wine or sangria. Combine them with their Mediterranean bites and enjoy Acropolis in the background.
Kirykeiou 6, Monastiraki
In front of the square of Monastiraki next to the Flea Market, 360 Athens stands out among the best rooftop bars in Athens! There you can select whatever you prefer among four different menus which promise to cover all tastes. Their unique cocktail list is inspired by the local ingredients which are exclusively produced in the area that names the cocktail itself. So, for instance, you can try the famous Kumquat liquor from Corfu island, combined with O/Purist Tsipouro in their refreshing and citrusy signature cocktail “Corfu”.
Ifaistou 2, Monastiraki
14. Point A
A very sophisticated rooftop bar on the 5th floor of a hotel with extraordinary 360° views of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. In the cozy ambiance of Point-a, you will discover a diverse selection of intriguing cocktails with obvious Greek influences. During the summer and early autumn months the alluring terrace provides an al fresco spot. Point-a Bar is definitely a memorable experience not to be missed among the rooftop bars in Athens!
Rovertou Galli 4a , near Acropolis museum
Nest is yet not a very well-known rooftop bar & bistro – it only opened recently – where you can soak up the sun while you gaze at the captivating view of the bay from the hill of Kastella. Keep in mind that you have to climb up the top floor of a new hotel to find yourself on this lush terrace. We recommend you to arrive in the afternoon to have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sunset along the Athenian Riviera.
Al. Papanastasiou Avenue 109, Kastella Piraeus
An extra special: Who said you can’t find a sandy beach on a rooftop in the heart of Athens? “Mavili Beach” on top of Alexandros Hotel, near Mavili square, is a rooftop bar with a lovely pool that looks exactly like an island of Cyclades.