My husband and I had just spent a week and a half in the Greek Islands prior to our short stay in Athens, so arriving at the Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel was somewhat of a culture shock. We sure weren't on an island anymore! Athens is a bustling city so of course this hotel was not a quaint white painted house with blue doors and shutters! The Athenian Callirhoe is very nice, just different, and it certainly does feel exclusive! This boutique hotel in the heart of Athens has a small lobby area that is completely modern glam, with lots of black and silver and touches of orange. There are two small mirrored elevators - basically just enough room for me, my husband, and our luggage. The "standard" rooms are clean, modern and comfortable, and the breakfast buffet that was included in our package was good and you could squeeze your own fresh orange juice.
However, in my opinion, the greatest selling points for this hotel are:
1) The roof garden bar/restaurant, with an absolutely incredible view of the Acropolis, which is amazing to see all lit up at night. On our last night in Greece when we didn't want it to end, the very friendly bartender not only served up fantastic drinks when we weren't sure what to order but also knew just how to get the best photos of the Acropolis!
2) The hotel is within easy walking distance to the Acropolis and Plaka, which was a good thing since during our time in Athens there was a transit strike so we had no choice but to walk.
We were upgraded to this hotel as part of our vacation package and so it could otherwise perhaps be a bit pricey; however, it's an excellent location for a short visit to see the main attractions of Athens. I'd recommend it!
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- The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel is a unique Luxury Boutique Hotel in the heart of Athens City where style and comfort are happily coupled to offer a pleasant stay with the finest accommodation and delightful culinary experiences. ... more less
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