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!
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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.
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. 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… all of it is 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?
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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 writing for The Tiny Book and her other blogs.
She’s written for Greek Reporter, published three travel guides about Greece, and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person would be able to handle.
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