Athenaeum InterContinental

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Why We Love It

  • On-site spa with a hamman, sauna & a range of luxury treatments
  • A choice of restaurants, including the rooftop Premiere with Acropolis views
  • Original contemporary artwork throughout
  • A complimentary shuttle service to Syntagma Square

Map & Directions

It's a 36km drive from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to the hotel. A taxi takes approximately 45 minutes and costs around 37 euros, or by train it's an hour's journey and costs eight euros one-way.  The ferry port at Pireas is about 15 minutes from the hotel by car.

Rooms & Rates

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This deluxe InterContinental hotel has had its fair share of famous guests, among them Neil Armstrong, Sean Connery, Liza Minnelli and the Rolling Stones. The hotel is just to the south of the centre of Athens, and there's a regular, free shuttle service to Syntagma Square and back. Alternatively, the Parthenon is an 8-minute taxi ride away.

Dotted around the marble lobby and ample communal areas are original pieces of modern Greek art, including a quirky sculpture of a blue man. Minimalism and contemporary design prevail in all of the hotel's eateries too. Options include Mediterranean fine dining at the rooftop Premiere restaurant and modern Greek cuisine at the Toni Chi-designed Cafezoe. The arty Tobar, famed for its Martinis, has more of a retro feel, while the rooftop lounge bar is the place to go for Acropolis views and champagne cocktails.

A luxury spa is open daily from 10am-8pm and comprises seven treatment rooms (including a VIP couple's suite), a sauna, a hammam and a boutique. The fitness centre is open 24 hours a day, and you can also book the hotel’s personal trainer. Outside, the seasonal pool is surrounded by chic sunloungers.

Rooms have classic finishes and all feature marble bathrooms, satellite TVs, workspaces, coffee makers, mini bars and 24-hour room service. There's a fee for Wi-Fi, unless guests are IHG Club members or upgrade to the executive rooms or suites. Some of these add balconies and Club Lounge access, with complimentary buffet breakfast, dinner and lunch snacks, as well as drinks.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Games room
  • Pool bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 32.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 06.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): EUR 06.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 04.00 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: EUR 04.00 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 21 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 21 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
The following facilities will be closed during November, December, January, February, and March:

  • Swimming pool

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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