Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens is a 5-star grand hotel dating from 1874, with indoor pool and rooftop pool and situated facing Syntagma Square, within easy reach of all of the city's moajor attractions,
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on room only
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Athens
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne is a grand 5-star hotel situated in the heart of the ancient city of Athens. Award winning cuisine, opulent interiors and excellent spa facilities combined with stunning views afford a truly luxurious and relaxing experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Constitution Square, Athens

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Athens International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Athens International Airport

Hotel facilities and services

3 Restaurants, Bar, Pool Bar, Spa, Fitness, Roof Pool, Indoor Pool, Children's In-room Amenities.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£627

Holiday Code EXH13

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

A former private palace built in 1862, Hotel Grande Bretagne is ideally situated on a bustling street in Constitution Square, within easy reach of all of the city's major attractions. Splendidly renovated to reflect its original magnificence, the hotel's oriental rugs, high ceilings and marble pillars establish an elegance that is in keeping with the hotel's history. Three restaurants offer a variety of sophisticated dining choices, including the GB Roof Garden, where Mediterranean cuisine is accompanied by superb views over the Acropolis. The 56 suites also enjoy the additional benefit of a a personalised Butler Service. The hotel's facilities provide an oasis of calm in the middle of the city, for example, views of this ancient capital can enjoyed from the peace of a rooftop pool area. The soothing environment of the GB Spa provides an excellent opportunity for guests to relax, either in the serene indoor pool, or during one of a wide range of treatments. The spa uses a holistic approach to wellbeing that concentrates on rejuvenating both the body and the mind. By drawing upon the most effective techniques from around the world, the spa is able to tailor treatments according to individual needs. Retaining original features, guestrooms are charming and graceful, beautifully decorated in yellows and reds to create a warm and welcoming ambience. Some rooms have balconies, and views are over either the courtyard or the city. Perfect for an elegant city break.

Room descriptions

Hotel Grande Bretagne has 320 rooms and suites, all of which include en suite bathrooms, refreshment facillities, flat screen television safe, telephone, hairdryer and turn down service. Guestrooms located on the sixth and seventh floors and all 56 suites are offered 24-hour personalised Butler Service and expedited check-in.

Classic Room
Classic Butler Floor
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Butler Floor
Deluxe Acropolis Room
Deluxe Acropolis Butler Room
Junior Suite
Deluxe Suite
Grand Suite
Grand Acropolis Suite
Grand Deluxe Suite
Executive Acropolis Suite
Presidential Suite
Royal Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£627

Holiday Code EXH13

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Athens. The hotel is about 40 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that you take a taxi from the airport to the hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£627

Holiday Code EXH13

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

About Greece

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Greece is ideal for any traveller looking to experience the diversity and splendour of this historic country. With 166 inhabited islands, a history spanning millennia of civilisation, distinctive and rustic cuisine often enjoyed al fresco with taverna-views out over the sea, as well as some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, Greece offers a fantastic holiday for all tastes and budgets. The sum of an extraordinary diversity of parts, Greece has played host to countless empires, and the country today is fair littered with Roman ruins and Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and Frankish castles. Its music, food and even language are hugely influence by the Ottoman Empire’s 400-year rule. Scattered far and wide across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the difficulty with Greece is in deciding which bit to visit. From the rugged hillsides of Crete to the long, wide beaches of Kefalonia, from the dramatic coastline of the Peloponnese to the ancient villages and tiny islands of the Dodecanese and Cyclades, Greece is so many different holidays rolled into one, endlessly multi-faceted country. Whether you just want to fly and flop or explore ancient ruins, whether you’re looking for water sports and nightlife, or wanting to hike between ancient villages, the famously friendly Greeks will be sure to have their welcome mat out for you.

Highlights of Greece

The ancient sites of Athens, with the Acropolis merely the most famous; Halkidiki, three beautiful peninsulas stretching out into the Northern Aegean, dominated by Mount Athos, with volcanoes, beaches and monasteries; Pelios peninsula, well-known to Athenians, little visited by tourists, criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks, with ancient villages, fabulous remote beaches; the Peloponnese, Greece at its ancient (Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae and Temple of Apollo at Corinth) and modern (west coast beaches) best; Kos, with beautiful powder-soft beaches sandwiched between verdant interior and turquoise sea; Santorini, perhaps the most iconic island of all, with famous blue-domed churches, white-washed villages and cobalt bays; Corfu’s wonderful old town; Hydra, fantastically scenic, with tiers of stone mansions cascading down towards a perfect horseshoe harbour; Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelations, now a laid-back artistic hang-out; the extraordinarily atmospheric Delphi; Greece’s fascinating second city Thessaloniki; Meteora, one of Greece’s most spectacular sites, with clifftop monasteries overlooking the sea; take a rack-and-pinion train journey through the stunning Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta; lobster tavernas of the Fourni islands, a wonderful archipelago with gently shelving islands and hidden coves; the national marine park of Alonnisos, superb snorkelling; turtles on Zakynthos; Ikaria’s bizarre rock formations; spring and autumn migrations, when the cliffs of Lesvos swarm with birds; semi-tropical Samos and pine-scented Thasos with super beaches; tiny, hidden islands of Inousses, Fourni and Psara.

Travelling around Greece & the Greek islands

Greece is an easy place to travel around thanks to a comprehensive public transport system. Buses are the mainstay of land transport, with a network that reaches out to the smallest villages. Trains are a good alternative, where available. To most visitors, though, travelling in Greece means island-hopping on the multitude of ferries that crisscross the Adriatic and the Aegean. If you’re in a hurry, Greece also has an extensive domestic air network. While exasperating ferry schedules make island-hopping here a challenge, the individual character of each island more than makes up for the effort.

Facts in brief

Capital Athens
Airport Greece has 16 international airports, but only those in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Iraklio (Crete) take scheduled flights; the other 12, scattered across the islands, are served by a variety of UK low-cost and charter airlines.
Size 51,000 sq. miles
Population 10.5 million
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