Athens is a dynamic and vibrant city that never sleeps, with an endless choice of quality destinations to spend your day. Stylish rooftop terraces have emerged over the past few years and quickly turned into favourite hubs amongst both locals and tourists, capitalising on the city’s breath-taking views. You can now find them in most neighbourhoods offering a unique and special atmosphere.
After World War II, the growth of the city of Athens significantly accelerated. The need to house more people resulted in a large construction wave of apartment buildings. Those buildings were built with little or no distinctive architectural imagination, but had a common element; a flat roof! Many started viewing these dull buildings from an alternative and more creative perspective. What is better than a big flat roof, looking out over the city, to create a special environment for socializing over a summer cocktail, freddo coffee, glass of wine, dinner, or even cultural events? It is now fair to say that Athens boasts a wealthy roster of rooftop bars and restaurants that is second to none!
The impressive and elegant Athenian rooftop terraces will make the most out of your outing by taking full advantage of Athens’s warm-weather and stunning views of the city skyline, mountains and sea.
Blue Cafe @ Scale Suites
That’s is our own rooftop bar inside Scale Suites. It is open for our hotel guests as well as the general public, offering stunning, postcard-perfect views of the Athenian Riviera in a high-end and stylish setup. At Blue Cafe you can enjoy our delicious cocktails and beverages whilst relaxing on our comfortable sunbeds, hammock chairs and Jacuzzi. Blue Cafe opens at 6pm enabling our visitors to enjoy the amazing sunset views and Athenian Riviera nights. We definitely recommend spending an evening at the Blue Cafe and looking forward to seeing you!
For those who want to explore the city centre, there is a wide range of rooftop bars in downtown Athens, many of which are situated at luxury five-star and boutique hotels. Excellent choices include Galaxy Bar, A for Athens, 360 Cocktail Bar, City Zen, Grande Bretagne Roof Garden, Point a, Gazarte, Couleur Locale, Andaman, Anglais, Bios and Hytra, to name just a few. Many of these elegant rooftop terraces open their doors early afternoon and offer a full dinner menu, snacks, coffees, wines and creative signature cocktails inspired by Greek flavours. Some also offer breakfast and brunch options.
The views from these impressive rooftop venues are simply stunning and picture-perfect, whether of the Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Plaka, Mount Lycabettus or the Athenian Riviera with islands in the distance. The elegant design and aesthetics are combined with relaxing music in the background to make your visit memorable. We strongly recommend visiting one of Athens’s many elegant rooftop terraces!