Luxury Hotel Grande Bretagne vacations

Hotel Grande Bretagne

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Nestled in the heart of Athens since 1874, the Grande Bretagne, a prestigious 5-star hotel, stands as an emblem of timeless luxury. With unrivaled views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square, Lycabettus Hill, and the Olympic Stadium, this landmark hotel offers a unique vantage point to explore the city’s rich history and vibrant culture.

Ideally located within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums, and the business district, the Grande Bretagne ensures a seamless blend of sophistication and convenience. Meticulously designed with great attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites evoke old-world elegance while featuring state-of-the-art facilities. Guests in the 58 luxurious suites enjoy an extra layer of indulgence with a personalized butler service.

Dining at the GB Roof Garden Restaurant promises a culinary journey through exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, while the Winter Garden provides an enchanting setting for afternoon tea. The GB Spa invites guests to unwind with signature massages, beauty treatments, and a rejuvenating thermal suite experience. You’ll also find a dedicated Concierge team at this hotel, adept at unlocking the city’s secrets, and ready to guide guests to Athens’ hidden treasures.

Experience the epitome of luxury at the Grande Bretagne, where history, opulence, and modern comfort converge to create an unforgettable stay.

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  • Classical and elegant design
  • Stunning views from the rooftop and pool bar
  • Central Athens location
  • Gorgeous suites with antique furnishings

LGBT Rights in Greece

The state of LGBTQ+ rights has made significant progress in recent years in Greece, although hardships and inequalities still persist in areas outside of the major cities. The country has undergone a widespread legal and societal transformation that has begun to improve the rights and protections for LGBTQ+ individuals.

When it comes to legal advancements, Greece decriminalized same-sex sexual activity in 1951, and in 2015, the Greek Parliament passed a law that recognized civil partnerships for same-sex couples, granting them legal recognition and many of the same rights as married heterosexual couples. However, marriage equality has still not been achieved, as same-sex marriages are not legally recognized.

The legal system in Greece prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and certain other areas. However, LGBTQ+ individuals continue to face discrimination and social stigma in various aspects of their lives. Homophobic and transphobic attitudes persist in some parts of society, especially in more remote and rural areas.

On a positive note, Athens, the capital city, has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community with a thriving nightlife scene, with an annual Pride parade that attracts thousands of participants from across the globe. LGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy groups in Greece actively work to promote equal rights and social acceptance.

Though LGBTQ+ travelers can enjoy visiting all areas of Greece’s diverse landscape, the gorgeous island of Mykonos is a particular favorite amongst the LGBTQ+ community. In Mykonos, you’ll find a plethora of gay-focused bars and clubs as well as some of Europe’s most beautiful gay beaches.


The two-bedroom Penthouse Suite offers outstanding accommodation, presenting a grand residence with sweeping panoramic views of the Acropolis and the cityscape. Designed with an expansive outdoor terrace, this residence features a private pool, sun loungers, and an al fresco dining area for up to ten guests.

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Featuring stunning vistas of the Acropolis, the Presidential Suite provides an elegant accommodation choice. The interior is adorned with classic-inspired décor, including intricate paneling, grand columns, polished wood floors, crystal chandeliers, and a remarkable collection of priceless antique furniture.

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Situated on the fifth floor of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, the expansive Royal Suite boasts over 400 square meters, featuring one bedroom, two bathrooms, and panoramic views of Athens, including Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill.

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GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar

The panoramic scenery from this poolside restaurant is truly breathtaking. Positioned perfectly, it offers magnificent views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and the Parliament.

GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar

Winter Garden City Lounge

Nestled in the heart of Hotel Grande Bretagne, the Winter Garden provides a serene and captivating haven for a light lunch, afternoon tea, weekend brunch in winter, or dinner complemented by live piano music.

Winter Garden City Lounge

THE ATRIUM of Alexander's Lounge

Discover the hidden oasis on the first floor of Hotel Grande Bretagne. This “secret garden” provides a tranquil escape from the city’s noise, all within the heart of Athens.

THE ATRIUM of Alexander's Lounge

GB Pool Bar & Grill

Bask in the Athenian sun by the poolside and savor authentic Greek cuisine paired with refreshing cocktails.

 GB Pool Bar & Grill

Alexander's Bar

Adorned with an 18th-century tapestry featuring Alexander the Great, Alexander’s Bar was once deemed the world’s Best Hotel Bar by Forbes magazine. Savor classic cocktails, refined brandies, and exquisite cognacs in this distinguished setting.

 Alexander's Bar

Bar 8

Bar 8 features a distinctive live food station where the executive chef crafts some tasty bites right before your eyes, creating a perfect complement to your cocktail.

 Bar 8

Our Experts

Jaike Rowe

Jaike Rowe

Luxury Travel Expert

"Greece is one of our clients' most popular destinations. The combination of history in Athens and beach life in the islands is a brilliant combination."

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Maria Gardner

Maria Gardner

Luxury Travel Expert

"Island hopping in Greece is one of my favorite travel experiences. The cobbled streets of Mykonos and the bright blue domes of Santorini are picture perfect."

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