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Athenaum Intercontinental Hotel

The majority of Athenaum Intercontinental Hotel's rooms offer panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus and Philopappou hills.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1982 Built (architects: Iason Rizos and Sotiris Koukis).

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

It is a 10-storey building, lined with marble from Ioannina (Greece). It has a “cuddling shape”, which makes the building look as if it’s opening itself to the Parthenon above it, in the distance. The majority of its rooms offer panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus and Philopappos hills. The west wing is scalable, thereby creating spacious green terraces which give the impression of hanging gardens. 

What I can't see

It is one of the most popular hotels in the city and features 630 guest rooms. The lobby is illuminated by a glass roof. The atrium gives a sense of depth and features a golden sphere with a diameter of 3 metres at its centre, by the internationally-acclaimed artist Takis. 




Ηuman and Space (2012), Ξενοδοχείο στην Αθήνα, [Hotel in Athens] copyright Karagkounis publications (1977-2009),

last visit:29/8/2012


Doumanis Ο.V., (ed.) (1984), Ξενοδοχείο Athenaeum Intercontinental στην Αθήνα, [Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel in Athens], in Architecture in Greece, v.18, p. 165-169, NTUA


Travel Planet (2012),

last visit:29/8/2012