Facing the iconic Acropolis rock in Athens, Point a is one of the most beautiful rooftop bars you can visit in Athens. They serve fabulous cocktails decorated with delicious tapas, so great that they can even equal a tasty snack before dinner, take a look!
Some of the links on this site are affiliate links of products and services that I like and use, so if you click on a link and make a purchase, I might get a small commission at no extra cost to you.
- This is a pin-pin situation!
Essentials for your Adventures in Greece!
Getting to Greece: Nothing like sailing from one island to the other. Check Ferryhopper to book your ferry tickets in advance.
Top-rated tours in Greece: If you visit Athens don’t miss this Acropolis Guided Tour. When in Crete, check the amazing Balos Beach with this Boat Cruise to Balos. And if you love wine, then splurge in this Santorini Winery Tour. To save time and money, get a convenient Combo Ticket Pass Athens.
Show me the money! No, really, need cash? Wise is the best online money transfer service with a debit card accepted all over Greece.
Where to Stay in Athens
Athens is one of my favorite cities in the whole world, and I’ve been there several times not only for the blog, but also to write for a few other blogs and magazines. During my different trips, I’ve stayed in different hotels.
Herodion Hotel, which is also home to Point A, is certainly among my favorite, I even wrote a review. Another place I suggest you check if you want to enjoy the views of the Acropolis is the fantastic AthensWas.
If you’re traveling on a budget, then check Central Hotel, in the heart of Plaka. Check prices and book here.
Don’t get lost in Athens, Use this map to book!
Where to Have the Best Cocktails in Athens
Point α Rooftop Bar
One of the nicest experiences during my last trip to Athens was a round of cocktails in one of Athens’ most exclusive rooftop bars: Point α. Stunning cocktails and superb dishes surrounded by the splendid scenario of Athens.
Eclectic Cocktails on Top of Athens
Impressive cocktails added a touch of drama to the evening. In fact, most signature cocktails boast names as Dionysus Mask or Act Two: Comedy.
I was in the mood for something bitter, so it was the Athenian Nectar for me. This aperitivo cocktail combines ginger essence, Aperol infused sage, coconut water, and a hint of grapefruit soda. It was just perfect.
A Creative Palette of Dishes
Food is simply another chapter…
Well, calling it food sounds reductive. It looked as if there was no kitchen involved. Masterpieces came from an artisan workshop directly to our tables.
The blogging ritual of taking pictures before actually eating extended dangerously because – trust me – there was a lot to picture. Tastes lived up to visuals. My favorite dish was the olive oil sorbet, delicate in taste and with an unforgettable presentation.
Their version of the loukoumades with manouri cream cheese and warm honey on top was terrific. We also had the traditional moussaka which was everything but traditional.
Then it was time for pasta… Now, having spent the last 15 years in Italy, hearing about pasta does not exactly stand for innovation to me.
Still much less if I dine in another country. However, and against all odds, the last dish I tried was ravioli with octopus ragù. A thrilling combination of textures, color, and aromas quite close to my idea of paradise.
You can choose to relax on lounge chairs or enjoy a cozy, intimate table while candles flicker in the soft Summer breeze.
Get ready for a selection of fancy dishes rooted in the Mediterranean tradition recreated with an excess of mastery and creativity. Let yourself go, admire the eternal beauty of the Acropolis.
Everything is possible if you are in Athens. Extend your hand; you can almost touch the Parthenon… just a bit more. Yes. You’re almost there.
Point α Location: R. Galli 4, Herodion Hotel 5th floor – Athens www.herodion.gr
Which of these cocktails would you like to try?
Let me know in the comments below!
Travel Plans for Greece?
More Resources to Organize Your Trip!
Get in touch if you need extra help to plan your trip. If you want to tour West Crete, check my guide. Want more? Join my Private Facebook Group to connect with like-minded travelers who love Crete as much as you do!
Make Sure You’ve Got Everything For a Hassle-Free Vacation!
I never move around the islands without my Osprey backpack, a sturdy but light travel partner I just love. For short trips, I carry this little crossbody bag. If I drive, I pack my Nikon D7200 and a good travel guide! Lonely Planet’s Best of Greece & the Greek Islands.
For accommodation, I personally use Booking.com.
Traveling to remote places is easier with Discover Cars. Other times, I join organized tours with GetYourGuide, which features anything from cooking lessons to airport transfer!
Are you coming to Crete any time soon?
Get in touch and let me know!
Athens Mythological Tour: Walking Ancient Athens
The Most Original Things to Do in Crete When it Rains
What to see in Athens in One Day
The Coolest Things to Do in Athens at Night
How to Get to Mykonos: Best Ways to Travel to the Greek Island
- This is a pin-pin situation!
Before you Leave… Pin this Guide to the Best Cocktails in Athens For Your Next Greece Aventure!
About the author of this blog:
Gabi has been living in Crete for the last five years. Here, she juggles being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours in the summer, translating, and working as a tech advisor.
She’s written for Greek Reporter, published two travel guides about Greece, and drunk more glasses of frappe than any regular person would be able to handle.
You might also want to read: