Greece has been on my list of dream destinations to visit for as long as I can remember. Getting to visit Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini as a summer getaway was truly a dream come true! The first city on my itinerary was Athens. I remember being so fascinated with Greek mythology during my time in middle school and watching the Disney movie Hercules on repeat while growing up – I guess all of those ancient Greek stories sparked a heavy interest in wanting to visit the beautiful country of Greece one day. Knowing that the city of Athens is where it all began, I made it a mission to visit the glorious city for my own eyes.
During my early stages of putting my itinerary together I know I wanted to be in the center of all the action. There were many top contenders when it came to deciding on a hotel that fit my needs and budget. I ultimately settled on the luxury five star hotel, The Royal Olympic! The family owned hotel is located in the heart of Athens. Positioned in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden as well as having incredible panoramic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, I was sold on the spot! The grand lobby decked out in marble, gold framed artwork and elegant furniture gives the space a very opulent feel. The Royal Olympic has 264 rooms to satisfy every type of traveler.
All of the rooms feature air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and comfortable bed linens. In-room amenities include TV with satellite / cable channels, work desk, radio, and 24-hour room service. Complimentary bathroom amenities are included. Free WiFi access is provided throughout the hotel, while the multilingual staff is available 24/7. The hotel also features a rooftop terrace, fitness center, spa, library, business center and meeting facilities.
I stayed in the Executive room which was really stylish, cozy and charmingly decorated with a notable Mediterranean theme. I was really feeling the radiant colors and sophisticated furnishing. All of the Executive rooms have impressive views to the swimming pool garden.
I highly recommend you guys make use of the hotels buffet breakfast which is served at their very own rooftop garden restaurant also known as Ioannis restaurant – take the elevator to the 7th floor. The food is so appetizing and they switch it up on the daily using different local recipes with healthy fresh ingredients. Watching the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus and Lycabettus Hill from afar while eating is such a beautiful way to start the Greek day!
Overall, I found my experience to be so refreshing. I praise the incredible views, food, service and attention to every single detail because it’s very well looked after. Whether you’re coming to Greece for leisure or business, you will find a unique and authentic Athenian experience staying at the Royal Olympic that will fulfill your greek fantasy.
Things to Know
- Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM.
- The Royal Olympic is within a 4-minute walk from the picturesque Plaka neighborhood, where you will find narrow cobblestone streets lined with souvenir shops selling jewelry, clothes and local ceramics as well as family-run tavernas and cafes.
- Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theatre of Dionysus, Arch of Hadrian is about a 5 min walk.
- Ioannis Rooftop Restaurant serves Mediterranean-style lunch and dinner.
- I recommend you not to book an internal room since there is no window and can make for a gloomy stay.
Address | Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athina 117 43, Greece
What’s nearby | Temple of Olympion Zeus, Akropolis Metro Station, Hadrian’s Arch, Acropolis Museum, Monument of Lysikrates, Anafiotika, Parthenon, Syngrou/Fix Metro Station, Acropolis, Erechtheion
Number of Guest Rooms | 264 Guestrooms
Restaurants & Bars | 1 Restaurant & 3 Bars
Swimming Pools | 1 Seasonal Outdoor Pool open from April to September
Services & Amenities | Room Service, Concierge, 24-Hour Reception, Airport Transportation, Air Conditioner, Fitness Center, Spa, Meeting rooms, Laundry, Dry cleaning service, Luggage Storage, Daily housekeeping, Wedding service, Tour/ticket assistance, Porter/bellhop, Turndown service, Upon Request: Baby Sitting
Parking | Self parking: EUR 15 per day. Limited parking spaces.
Accessibility | Facilities for disabled guests, Wheelchair accessible and Toilets with grab rails
Internet | Wifi is available in all rooms: (Free) and is available in some public areas: (Free)
Pets | Not Allowed
General | Non-smoking rooms, Elevator, Sound proof rooms, Safe, Jewelry Shop (on site), Rooftop terrace, Free cribs/infant beds, Pool sun loungers, Garden
If any of you guys have any questions about this resort, let me know! I would love to answer or help in any way. 😊
P.S. I dedicated an Instagram story highlight just for my trip in Greece so definitely check that out to see most of what I talked about on video.
For more information on booking your stay at The Royal Olympic Hotel, see here.