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Best Rooftop Cocktail Bars in Athens

The Best Terrace Bars in Athens to Sip a Cocktail While Looking at the Acropolis

Athens is home to stunning rooftop bars. To ignore them is to disregard the gods of the Acropolis. Suppose the Acropolis is the beating heart of Athens. In that case, it’s as if the gods designed these rooftop bars to oversee this heart, admire the Acropolis, and contemplate it with delightful cocktails.

We believe this. Our evening visits to the rooftop bars especially reinforce this belief.

If you come to Athens and don’t have a cocktail at a rooftop bar with a view of the Acropolis, you will leave Athens with a big void. For this reason alone, we have compiled the best roof-top bars we discovered during our visits to Athens.

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1. A For Athens

A for Athens” is the roof-top bar of the hotel of the same name, located in the center of Athens, right next to Monastiraki Square, allowing you to take in both the crowds of the city and the gods of the Acropolis at the same time. You can visit A for Athens on a sunny day, but we especially recommend visiting at night. The Acropolis is always in full view 24/7. This is our favorite roof-top cocktail bar in Athens.

The cocktail menu constantly changes, but we liked the “weed” cocktail. Metaxa was here to get in the same frequency with the gods.

Address: 2-4, Miaouli Str. Monastiraki, Athens
Phone: (+30) 210 32 44 244


2. 360 Cocktail Bar

360 Cocktail Bar is another warm and friendly place to enjoy a drink while taking in the spectacular views of Athens. It offers a peaceful and colorful atmosphere at the top of Lycabettus Hill, away from the city’s noise, in the shade of olive trees. Here, you can come together with your loved ones, have pleasant conversations, and experience unforgettable moments under the city lights. 360 Cocktail Bar, where cocktails are carefully prepared, is a bar and a pleasure stop where you can feel the charming spirit of Athens.

Address: Ifestou 2, Athens 105 55
Phone: +30 2103210006

3. City ZEN All Day Bar Restaurant

Here is another place at the foot of the Acropolis. The rooftop bar also serves Greek-Italian fusion dishes, and we recommend you try the Espresso Martini and their signature cocktail, the tequila-based Smokey Chameleon Negroni.

Address: Aiolou 11, Athens 105 55, Greece
Phone: +30 2103254942

4. Thea Terrace

The Terrace, located on the top floor of Central Hotel, is another “gusto-filled” terrace bar offering panoramic views of Athens. Here, you can enjoy the view of the Acropolis and watch the sunset over delicious cocktails and snacks. Especially in the evening, it offers a pleasant atmosphere with live music performances as well as the lights of the city. Don’t leave without a “Cosmopolitan” at sunset.

Address: Apollonos 21, Greece 105 57
Phone: +30 2103234357

5. Buena Vista Social Bar

Reflecting the warmth and enthusiasm of Cuban culture, the bar attracts attention with its central location and, of course, the view of the Acropolis. Located on a lively street in the city’s heart, Buena Vista Social Bar is a favorite meeting point for locals and tourists alike. You can dance to Latin rhythms and enjoy delicious cocktails and snacks here. The place stands out with its pizzas and tacos and is known for its Mojita Mai Thai and signature cocktail, Tiki Blinders. The decoration and atmosphere of the place make visitors feel like they are on the streets of Havana. -But of course, in the shadow of the Greek gods and as much as they allow 🙂

Address: 7 Saint Philip 7, Athens 105 55, Greece
Phone: +302103210017

6. Couleur Locale

Located in the city’s center, the venue hosts various events reflecting local culture and art. While the café section stands out with its fresh and delicious Greek cuisine, its content and design differ from other rooftop bars. Couleur Locale’s terrace is a pleasant spot to enjoy the view of Athens. Local handicrafts, artworks, and antiques can also be found in the shop area. If you go early, we recommend having an Aperol or Limoncello Spritz, available under “Early Drinks” on the cocktail menu.


Address: Normanou 3, Athens 105 55, Greece
Phone: +30 2167004917

7. Attic Urban Rooftop

Attic Urban Rooftop is another of Athens’ modern and stylish rooftop bars. Located in the heart of the city, in the vibrant Plaka district, this place has a terrace with a unique view of the city. Here, you can enjoy yourself with delicious cocktails and innovative snacks. Especially at sunset, under the lights of the Acropolis, it offers a romantic atmosphere and is a favorite meeting point for locals and tourists alike. It also hosts live music and special events from time to time.

Address: Ermou 86, Athens 105 54, Greece
Phone: +306940889988

Note: You may also want to take a look at our article “Where to Eat in Athens?” (*This is the most potent Athens food and drink guide about Athens so far)

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