Awarded for its quality menu, sophisticated ambiance, excellent wine list, and startling Acropolis views for three consecutive years by Wine Spectator, the Grande Bretagne Hotel’s rooftop restaurant (on the eighth floor) is nothing if not glamorously romantic.

The menu, created by Sotiris Evangelou and Asterios Koutsidis, centres on Mediterranean cuisine with ethnic touches – for example, a trilogy of carpaccio of seabass, tuna and salmon is flavoured with both classic Greek masticha and Japanese yuzu.

Luxurious ingredients and a creative, playful and modern approach offer you a delight that equals the panoramic visual beauty of the Acropolis, Lycabettus hill, the Panathenaic Stadium, and Syntagma Square.

This is also a great spot for starting your night on a high note for a cocktail and finger foods or nibbles at the roof garden bar.

A: 8th floor of Hotel Grande Bretagne, Georgiou 1 A Athens

P: +302103330766

H: Breakfast 6:30am -11am, Lunch 1pm to 6pm, Dinner 6pm to 1:15 am (last order)

D: Evening dress code (after 6pm) Elegant smart casual

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Alexia Amvrazi

Alexia Amvrazi enjoys the thrill of discovering beauty in the world around her. With a passionately hands-on approach to Greece's travel, gastronomy, holistic living, culture, innovation and creativity, for 20 years she has explored and shared her findings with the world on all aspects of the country and its people via writing, radio, blogs and videos. Although her childhood and early youth in Italy, Egypt and England left her feeling somewhat root-less, she is by now firmly connected to her native land, bravely weathering the hurricane known as the Greek crisis!