Athens has a spellbinding historical magnetism, and the Hotel Grande Bretagne has been at its heart since 1874, with a matchless view of the Acropolis. Overlooking Syntagma Square and the capital’s parliament, it seems that myths and legends might spring to life from behind the lobby’s marble columns or along antique-strewn corridors. The building’s 19th-century splendour is still very much alive, with stained glass, colossal tapestries and flawlessly smart doormen – but nothing can quite beat its bedrooms. A bastion of luxury with more than 300 rooms and suites, the hotel delivers effortless glamour and comfort in equal measure: chandeliers, sweeping pelmets and marble bathrooms are de rigueur.
Below lie the joys of a cigar lounge, well-being spa and wine library (where a masterclass is a true Greek voyage of discovery), and the chance to watch the theatrical, centuries-old changing of the guard at the Presidential Mansion from the bar. A Grecian grande dame with inimitable character.
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