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.
22 Haritos. From Kolonaki Square, take Patriarchou Ioachim to Loukianou and follow Loukianou uphill to Haritos (sometimes signposted Charitos). Turn right into Haritos. The hotel is on the right.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kolonaki Transportation Metro: Evangelismos or Syntagma Phone 210/729-7200 Prices €100–€150 double Units 21 units Amenities Restaurant, bar, concierge, exercise room, rooftop spa tub, room service, smoke-free rooms, free Wi-Fi Web site PeriscopeBook a Room Now
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