There are many luxury hotels in Athens along with the usual Hiltons etc. However, we like to stay in more unique places. The Periscope hotel has a lot going for it. It's in Kolonaki which is a much more chic area and close to the sites although certainly not a major tourist trap. It was convenient to walk to everything or take the Athens Metro. The hotel is very modern with completely renovated rooms. The rooms are small by American standards but pretty much right on par with typical European hotels. The rooms are comfortably appointed. The staff was very helpful and a full breakfast is included.
This would be a great hotel for young couples and business travelers. Families with children will likely find the rooms too small to spend a lot of time there. We found that we were typically out fairly late in Athens and didn't spend a lot of time lounging around the room. The Periscope was the perfect place.More