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Beat the Heat: Athens’ Top Hotels with Pools to Keep You Cool This Summer

Beat the Heat: Athens’ Top Hotels with Pools to Keep You Cool This Summer

Hotels with pools in Athens

Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Celeste.

During the hot Athenian summer, a hotel with an outdoor swimming pool offers much-needed refreshment after a long day out with the kids. Although Athens has beautiful beaches, often families prefer the convenience of a hotel pool. In this post, I have listed the best Athens hotels with pools.

Hotels with pools in Athens

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Most luxury hotels in Athens have in and outdoor pools. Most of these outdoor pools only operate in summer because the winters in Athens can get too cold for outdoor splashes. We have visited all the pools in this list.

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Central Athens

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The Grande Bretagne Hotel is at Syntagma Square near the Acropolis and all the other important monuments. The hotel has 2 pools. The rooftop pool has a great view and a nice area to relax after a day of sightseeing. Kids will love cooling down in the pool during the summer, and parents will appreciate the grandeur and classic setting of this Athenian gem. 

Click here for more information and to book your stay at The Grande Bretagne Hotel

The Dolli at Acropolis, Central Athens

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The Dolli, a five-star hotel that opened in 2023 in the historic center of Athens, was recognized as one of Europe’s 50 best hotels and the 2nd best hotel in Greece for 2023 as voted by the readers of renowned luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler (CNT).

The swimming pool on the rooftop creates the illusion that you’re floating in the Parthenon. The pool is supervised from 11.00 to 19.00. The pool is heated to 23 degrees. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here for more information and to book your stay at The Dolli

Divani Caravel, Central Athens

Hotels with Pools in Athens - Divani Caravel Hotel

The rooftop swimming pool on top of the Divani Caravel hotel in the center of Athens offers an amazing view of both the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill. The pool is not suitable for babies and toddlers. Unlike other hotel pools in Athens, the Divani Caravel pool is open for its guests all year round.

Click here for more information and to book your stay at Divani Caravel.

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Athens Riviera

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The outdoor swimming pools at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Kavouri are open for both hotel guests and visitors (with an entrance fee). The outdoor pool is like a mini water park, one of the nicest in Athens. There are two outdoor pools, one is filled with seawater. There is a children’s section and jacuzzis.

The pool area is connected to the hotel’s private beach by an underground tunnel, in case you want to swim in the sea too. (If you are a visitor, note that there are different entrance prices for the pool and the beach)

Click here for more information and to book your stay at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso.

Hotels with pools in Athens: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens Riviera

Set on Anavyssos Beach, this 5-star hotel features a large outdoor pool on the pebbled beach that overlooks the sea. The pool has a shallow part but no special children’s section. There are also water sports, a mini soccer pitch, and a playground. Plaza is not cheap, but very good if you want to combine the pool and beach.

There is no separate kiddie pool, but my young children manage fine in the big one under supervision and with swimming noodles. The water at the beach is very clean and clear and there are water sports and lifeguards. I love this beach because it gives me an island feel and a true holiday vibe.

Click here for more information and to book your stay at Plaza Resort.

Somewhere Boutique Hotel, Athens Riviera

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The pool of Somewhere boutique hotel in the seaside town of Vouliagmeni (on the Athens Coast) is another stylish shallow pool. I loved daytime lounging in the sun on the luxurious white sunbeds here. At night, we had dinner in Bistro Lutetia next to the pool. A very good restaurant that offers a special children’s menu and high chairs are available.

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Civitel Attik Rooms and Apartments, North Athens

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The pool of Civitel Attik in the suburb of Marousi in North Athens is open to both hotel guests and visitors (with an entrance fee). The pool is small but deep. There is no separate children’s pool, but the grass area around the pool makes it a pleasant place to play and splash with your little ones. The hotel is a reasonably priced solution if you find yourself in the Northern part of Athens.

Click here for more information and to book your stay at Civitel Attik.

Semiramis Hotel, North Athens

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In case you decide to stay outside of the city center, there are several high-quality hotels with pools in the suburbs of Athens. However, none are quite as visually stimulating as the neon pink Semiramis Hotel in Kifissia (in the north of Athens). This hip-design hotel is laden with contemporary artwork.

The colored pool is small and shallow but good for cooling off during the hot summer. Your kids will love the colorful curvy-shaped swimming pool and parents will enjoy the Miami-style glamour and the sunbathing decks.

Click here for more information and to book your stay.

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These are some of my favorite hotels with pools in Athens. For more family-friendly hotels in the Greek capital, you may also check:

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