We might feel jealous of our friends who keep posting pictures from beaches and islands, however we who have remained in Athens know how to enjoy our time here – and it doesn’t bother us at all that the city is emptier during the summer time.
We looked for and found the most beautiful terraces of the capital for magical nights, dreamy sunsets and delicious flavors. So if you are in Athens don’t miss these summer bars and special places to enjoy coffee with a view. Oh, and if you have a drink, it’s a pity – do not drive. Not only is it illegal but really dangerous. Simply call a Taxi via the Uber app and enjoy refreshing beers and exotic cocktails with a peace of mind.
It’s time to indulge yourself in the most intriguing terraces of Athens for drinks, food and coffee with a view!
1. Bios – a taste of the Athenian urban culture
The terrace of Bios, a flexible multi functional space in Pireos, is not only a unique spot for a drink with a view but also a must destination for those who love music and dancing after midnight, along with most alternative individuals of the city. If relaxing sunbeds, barrels for tables, moonlight with experimental electronic music, summer cocktails, movie nights and live performances sound idyllic to you, then don’t miss a visit!
Address: Panagi Tsaldari (Piraeus) 84
Tip: The Bios terrace is open from May to the end of September. Follow Bios on Facebook to be updated on current and upcoming events.
2. The Zillers – a chic place with a gourmet mood
A stone’s throw away from the Acropolis, Zillers is a boutique hotel with a rooftop will enchant you. It exudes a nostalgic air of classical Athens, combining classic marble in its garden. It is the kind of building that makes us proud of our city. The Zillers terrace offers breakfast / brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as coffee or drinks. The gourmet menu maintains an excellent balance between the flavors we love and creativity.
Address: Mitropoleos 54
Pro Tip: Try the menu to discover fresh, different versions of classic Greek flavors that made Greece a famous gastronomic destination.
3. Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at AthenStyle Hostel – for coffee with view and international ambiance
A special and colorful suggestion for those who are more interested in the essence rather than the looks is the rooftop bar at the AthenStyle guesthouse in Monastiraki. Its charm is in its very pleasant simplicity and of course the magnificent 360 degree view it offers. The large glass window makes it accessible all year long, while their cocktails, coffees and drinks are not so expensive.
Address: Agias Thekla 10, Monastiraki
Pro Tip: It is located in the hostel building, so you can chat with people from all over the world.
4. Art Lounge – art on the 7th floor
With an emphasis on design – also a member of Design Hotels – New Hotel in Syntagma has a rooftop bar on the 7th floor. It is called the Art Lounge and is full of fantastic, super-designer details such as metal chairs that pay homage to neoclassical aesthetics – where you can sit down to enjoy one of the signature cocktails of the shop or a delicious brunch overlooking the Acropolis.
Address: 16 Filellinon, Syntagma
Top tip: All of the hotel’s premises have been designed by the Brazilians Humberto and Fernando Campana, while the terrace has a library of 2000 art books to browse with your coffee!
5. Radiourgies – Appetizers under the stars
“Radiourgies”, a popular tavern, promises a creative and colourful cuisine. Tradition and modern trends in flavor are combined with love-infused cleverness. The tavern is in Ano Petralona overlooking the charming park of Dexameni. If you are lucky you will also hear live rembetiko music under the stars.
Address: Kopilis 33, Ano Petralona
Pro Tip: Make sure to book a table. There are a lot of regulars and it is not worthwhile to come here and not to sit down – although when you choose to move with UberTaxi in summer Athens, life is easy. If friends are waiting for you, you can show them where you are and how long you have until you arrive with the “Sharing your trip” feature.
6. Anglais – impressive summer bar in Athens
The Athenian sky full of stars, the illuminated Parthenon, the charming Lycabettus hill, the Ancient Agora and the city in front of you, perimetrically and panoramically. That’s how things are in Anglais. The lucky ones who have climbed to this rooftop praise its panoramic view and delicious cocktails.
Address: 6, Kerikioy, Monastiraki
Tip: It can be very popular in the evening, but Anglais is a great place for coffee and meetings with partners and customers – especially if they haven’t visited already; they will definitely be impressed!
The terraces and the summer shops in Athens make the heat more pleasant. Spend the summer in town enjoying sunsets with good company. And one last tip from us: If you’re leaving from one of Athens’ summer places with friends, you can share your UberTaxi fare easily and fairly with the “Split Fare” feature. Everyone will pay by whatever method they prefer, from card and cash to PayPal.
Enjoy your trips!