AthensWas Hotel Greece
Dionysiou Areopagitou Str. 5
Privately owned by Epilogi Ktirion-K.Benakopoulos
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Dimitris Drettakis
A long year career in 5 Star Hotels in Greece & in of the best Hotels in Dubai which prepared his way back home and in AthensWas Design Hotel.
5-star Luxury design boutique hotel, member of Design Hotels
History & Story
AthensWas Hotel, was created in 2015 from people who wanted to expand their love and respect for Greece’s History and Tourism. We wanted to provide our guests something special, and this is why our Designer suggested that we should include pictures from the Museum of Acropolis throughout our property. AthensWas is located on Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, a street that in ancient years used to be walked by Pericles of Athens, Plato, Socrates and many more from the magnificent history of Athens.
AthensWas is a new Hotel Property operating since April 2015, since then we have not proceeded in a renovation, however we always stay awake for any needed changes.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Our main Strength is our Location and that fact that we are the only 5Star Hotel Property in the area of Acropolis. Additionally, one of our most important strengths is the fact that we provide high standard services and that we are close to our guests and we care about them, in order to make the dream of visiting Athens come true & achieve their holiday expectations.
Located right in the very heart of the historical Athens downtown, in the most magical corner of the city, AthensWas is a 5-star hotel in Athens city centre, that will become your starting point for your very own
Athenian experience. AthensWas is the only hotel in its class situated on the best-known and most beautiful pedestrian street in Athens: Dionysiou Areopagitou. The most iconic street in Athens’ old city centre, a promenade around its walkway reveals the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the city’s most important and awe-inspiring classical monument and the emblem of Athens since antiquity. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, located east of the Acropolis rock, is Athens’ superb Roman-era theatre, which hosts concerts, operas and theatrical performances every summer, being the highlight of the Athens Festival, due to its splendid aura and impressive construction. Make sure you visit the new Acropolis Museum, that has been recognized internationally as one of the most beautiful and fascinating museums in the world. Furthermore, as you exit our hotel and turn right, you can easily walk to Hadrian’s Arch and reach the impressive Temple of Olympian Zeus within a few minutes.
Key sites/activities in the area
1100m from the Acropolis
300m from the Acropolis Museum
300m away from Odeon of Herodes Theatre
200m away from the Acropolis Metro Station
1km from the Constitution square
The Name of AthensWas and how it comes out: it has to do with the area: Acropolis, Plaka, Anafiotika. The hotel is located on a hub that surrounds all of Athens. At the same time, we wanted the name to hide an intrigue. We also wanted to make small, discreet references to the modern movement of Athens and emphasize on “The Athens that Was and always will be”.
21 Rooms & Suites
Residence Suites: (4) – 40sqm – View to Dionysiou Areopagitou
Superior Deluxe Room: (1) – 32sqm – View to Acropolis
AthensWas Suite: (1) – 40sqm – View to Acropolis
Executive Suites: (2) – 55 Sqm – Can accommodate up to 4 People & has an inner view of our courtyard
Hellenic Suite: (1) – 55 Sqm and a 55sqm spacious veranda with a breathtaking view of Acropolis & Mount Lycabettus
Hellenic Grand Suite: (1) – 115sqm and a 55sqm spacious veranda with a breathtaking view of Acropolis & Mount Lycabettus – This Suites actually consists of 2 two other Suites, Hellenic Suite & Superior Executive Suite.
Classic Rooms: (8) – 30sqm – Inner View of our courtyard
Deluxe Rooms: (4) – 32 sqm – View to Dionysiou Areopagitou
Restaurants & Bars
On Athens’ most quintessential street, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Sense Restaurant is perched at AthensWas hotel’s most prized spot; at its spectacular rooftop. Graced with impressive views of the striking Acropolis monument, Sense Restaurant is considered to be among the best Athens rooftop restaurants. Combining incredible panoramic views of Athens city with delectable and refined dishes, Sense Restaurant offers an unsurpassed dining experience in Athens.
Our Executive Chef and his team have devised an utmostly creative menu, focusing around original, inspired Greek combinations, with a modern & creative approach and a twist of refinement. The love of Greek gastronomy, the commitment to the best ingredients and the dedication that comes with experience are the foundations upon which the menu of Sense Restaurant is built. It is comprised of unique and delicious selections that will appease even the most meticulous of taste palates. Each dish on our menu has been conceived with a specific culinary philosophy in mind.
Sense Restaurant occupies a prime location in Athens city, that is available to be enjoyed throughout the day, evening and across all seasons. With a selection of signature cocktails and an exemplary list of wine appellations, Sense Restaurant is also a place where you can enjoy a drink or two or three with its astonishing Acropolis views magnificently draping the background. Our Sommelier can spruce up your knowledge of Greek and international wines, or he can suggest one of our inspired cocktails that will elevate your evening even further.
Promenade Eat & Drink:
The newly established Promenade Eat & Drink at AthensWas Hotel ground level offers a unique selection of comfort food choices and a fine wine list for a refreshing break in your Athens’ strolls. The is embraced by AthensWas’ sublime aesthetics and atmosphere since it is situated on the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, it boasts a unique positioning on the most glorious street of the historic centre of Athens. Ideal for a quick bite or proper lunch and dinner, Promenade Eat & Drink gracefully honours AthensWas’ unique offering: the most stunning location right under the sacred Acropolis hill.
Fitness Room with one treadmill, elliptical trainer and a multi-gym machine.
AthensWas Hotel offers an indoor fitness room, providing a calming and luxury environment for the ultimate workout. Maintain your workout routine in our fully-equipped training gym, complete with everything you need to exercise in comfort and style. The top of the range equipment by Technogym provides our visitors with the latest in fitness technology. Treadmill, elliptical trainer and strength improvement machinery offer the most entertaining and fulfilling experience for guests, with an advanced led interface that allows launching exercise programs, create a preferred workout, and monitor parameters such as heart rate, calories burned, and time elapsed. Finally, in our high standard services, we have included exclusive indoor or outdoor personal training with well-trained staff that are willing to create especially for each guest a unique program throughout your stay with us, accompanied with a healthy diet program based on our existing menus. If you are looking for a unique experience while exploring the amazing city centre of Athens, then the team of Dukes and their experienced personal trainers are the perfect option to help you maintain your fitness while your stay in AthensWas Hotel. Combine your vacation or your short business trip with
fitness practices around the beautiful National Garden of Greece. Immerse yourself and connect with nature while experiencing the warm hospitality of AthensWas Hotel. Our fitness sessions vary depending on your needs and preferences (Pilates, Yogilates, Circuit Training, short running). All you need is your sports clothes and shoes, a hat and your smile.
Business Lunches and Corporate Events
Sense Restaurant is also the place where business meets pleasure. Business lunches take on a different turn at our rooftop restaurant, as the incredible surroundings lend themselves to create a most enjoyable and pleasant aura. We can prepare a bespoke set menu and make sure all your needs are met, ensuring the success of your corporate event.
Additional Hotel Facilities & Guest Services:
In-Room Treatments & Beauty Treatments
Fitness Center with Personal Trainer
Special Dietary & Healthy Meals
Baby Sitting Service
On Call Doctor
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
Sense Restaurant FNL Award winner for 2017 & 2019
Number of employees