Word of Mouth: Athens, Greece

Classic cuisine, contemporary cocktails, concept stores, modern art and more in the Greek capital

Athens is overflowing with ancient treasures and modern-day gems, with views of the Acropolis at almost every corner and a decidedly vibrant, contemporary vibe. Named for Athena, the goddess of wisdom and courage, the Greek capital buzzes with character, culture and creativity. From the historic hillside Plaka neighborhood to the Acropolis Museum, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and striking views from Mount Lycabettus, there are countless …

An Elegant Oasis in Athens, Shila Hotel

Combining contemporary, antique and ancient elements, this six-suite property provides the ultimate escape

Athens is home to ancient treasures as well as contemporary gems, and Shila—a boutique hotel located in the Kolonaki neighborhood—echos that combination with aplomb. At the base of Mount Lycabettus (which offers a stunning view of the city and, of course, the Acropolis), the hotel is discreetly nestled in a quiet, car-free lane. Seamlessly blending 1920s bohemian elements with bold, contemporary design touches and modern …

From Athens to Crete With The Autograph Collection

In Greece, the Academia of Athens boutique and Domes of Elounda resort embrace the culture

From its significant history to breathtaking beaches and architecture, Greece has long been one of the world’s most adored destinations. Whether travelers are looking to explore sandy strips along the Aegean or the historic architecture and culture of Athens, Marriott’s Autograph Collection portfolio dots important destinations along the Mediterranean. This collection of hotels center heartfelt design, craft, honoring a sense of place and many other …