Expect the unexpected in the Grande Bretagne, a classically-styled Victorian masterpiece hotel occupying some of the finest real estate in Athens along Syntagma Square. While you might spend your days touring ruins that span millennia, you will return to a classical elegance from a different era that once won the hearts of world leaders such as Winston Churchill.

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Each of the 320 rooms and suites of Grande Bretagne is appointed with fine antiques, expertly edited in the interest of a serene, tasteful elegance. The plush, palatial suites resemble royal chambers, and even the high-ceilings of the deluxe rooms and junior suites out-perform their competitors on the luxury market.

At the Grande Bretagne, room selection is all about the view. The prime location of the hotel on Syntagma Square affords views of some of Athens’ most iconic sites, the most coveted of which are those of the Acropolis. Other prime quarters boast views of Lycabettus Hill and the original Olympic stadium.

The dining experience at the Grande Bretagne capitalizes on the hotel’s magnificent views as well. The GB Roof Garden restaurant and bar overlook the Acropolis, and the pool bar and grill overlooks Lycabettus Hill. Menus of both restaurants emphasize fresh ingredients and flawless techniques to create exciting “new Mediterranean” flavors. Alexander’s Bar—once named the best hotel bar in the world by Forbes—and Alexander’s Cigar Lounge offer the perfect place to continue the conversation after dinner, and the hotel’s wine cellar offers an exciting selection of wine available for private tastings.

The hotel also boasts both an indoor and outdoor pool for lounging or more vigorous exercise. The GB Spa will wrap visitors in a cocoon of luxury after a long day of trekking through ruins with its full menu of massage and spa treatments, while the Hair Spa Salon will treat your travel-weary locks to a rejuvenating and decadent experience.

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