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Gatsby Athens, located in the heart of the Greek capital, promises a glimpse of a timeless Athenian lifestyle, sexy yet shy and full of surprises. So, with an invitation like that, we knew we could not miss the opportunity to visit during our recent trip to this alluring, ancient city.

Gatsby Athens, opened its doors in autumn 2021, bringing a new, contemporary energy to the Greek capital. This 33-room contemporary boutique hotel, with views of the Acropolis, balances sophisticated design and personalised, attentive service with exciting food, beverage and entertainment offerings reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location.

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Gatsby Restaurant

Gatsby Restaurant is the social hub of the hotel and opens onto the cleverly reimagined alleyway outside. This adjacent lane has become a real feature of the hotel and a compelling place for tourists and locals to meet, hang out and enjoy the neighbourhood. Covered by a metal structure with a spectacular ‘roof’ of growing greenery, it links the hotel with the café opposite and connects guests to the speakeasy 1930s-style secret restaurant in the basement of the hotel

Taking our table, we were greeted by Mary Vlassi, the F&B Manager who helped us navigate the tempting menu in Gatsby Restaurant and suggested superb sharing plates of Mediterranean recipes based on authentic Greek tradition by Consulting Chef Panagiotis Flakas, including wonderfully flavoursome salads, delicious seafood, and tasty tapa-style small bites.

Gatsby promise that their restaurant is the kind of place where you feel welcomed in an evening dress or your jeans… and it’s true, the team are very natural, and friendly.

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For a late-night vibe, there’s the Cloud 9 bar on the roof where they suggest you try their signature Artemis Negroni. There’s a level where you can also enjoy a view of the Acropolis.

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Andrew Forbes

Andrew is a Marketing Communications consultant, working within the wellness, travel & lifestyle sectors. His track record in PR, marketing and branding spans over 25 years. He writes regularly on international wellness, travel, and lifestyle themes with a particular passion for the Mediterranean and the Americas. Originally from the UK, Andrew Forbes has lived in the US and France but now calls southern Spain his home, where he is Travel Editor for Spain’s leading English language newspaper. For Andrew, luxury is many things; most importantly genuine hospitality, authenticity and thoughtful service. Web: www.andrewforbes.com

 

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