If you stayed at the Periscope's predecessor, the Athenian Inn, you would have noticed low-ceilinged, small rooms with blah décor. Now, you are in for a very pleasant surprise: aerial photographs of Athens and the Earth projected onto walls and ceilings trick the eye into thinking that the rooms are much larger than they really are. The Periscope's most quirky feature is the remote control devices that make it possible to change the photos. In addition, a rooftop camera beams Athenian street scenes into the ground floor bar and restaurant. That's novel, but everything is comfortable too, and the dominant grey-and-beige style is soothing. This property is popular with style-conscious European business travellers and its side-street location is as quiet as it gets in Athens (those that do not overlook Haritos St. are the quietest). The in-house restaurant is just fine, the bar is a popular local hang-out with young Athenians, and the cafes and restaurants of Kolonaki are just out the door and down the street.