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Athens View Balcon: A Delicious Break at Elia Ermou Hotel

The Elia Ermou Athens Hotel and its in-house restaurant, the Athens View Balcon, are a welcome addition to the Greek capital’s hotel scene offering top-notch, pocket-friendly hospitality, great food, perfect location and a spectacular view.

Located in the heart of Athens with the capital’s main shopping district at its door, the 4-star Elia Ermou is located along Ermou Street minutes away from main attractions, museums, and Syntagma Square.

At the same time, with over a year’s experience under extremely demanding circumstances, Elia Athens has demonstrated it has the readiness, the knowhow and the coordination to ensure a safe and rewarding stay.

Besides its friendly and efficient staff, Elia Ermou features this year a promising chef at the helm of its all-day restaurant and bar: the Athens View Balcon.
No, this is not your average hotel terrace, but an oasis in the heart of the Greek capital overlooking the city of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, and of course, one of the world’s greatest monuments the Acropolis.

A chef that loves to ‘experiment’ with Greek products 

The restaurant’s executive chef, Leonidas Vrakas, loves to experiment with Greek products infusing his Mediterranean-inspired dishes with innovative touches that will satisfy the most demanding of palates. Chef Vrakas has a stint at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant under his belt, so he’s got what it takes to meet the demands of an eclectic international crowd and has also left his mark at prominent Greek hotels.

The freshest Greek food items by local producers take center stage in Chef Vrakas’ kitchen and traditional recipes are enhanced with new culinary elements emerging as new dishes in their own right and served on one of the finest ‘verandas’ in Athens with undoubtedly the best view to UNESCO World Heritage site the Acropolis and the Parthenon.

Expect to find seafood with a twist, playful starters, inspired beef and pork-based dishes, handmade pasta and plenty of Greek cheeses, and of course, delectable desserts and pastries, not to mention an honest wine list and imaginative cocktails such as 7th Heaven, the Elia Connection, Funky Melon or Smells Greece to accompany your night on the “rooftop”.

Athens View Balcony: Your City Escape

Athens View Balcony on the 7th floor of Elia Ermou Athens is ideal for a romantic date, a nightcap, a get-together with friends over chilled coffee or for more privacy, an exclusive hydromassage experience.

Overall, hotel spaces are comfortable, with minimal-chic elements that make dinner, lunch, drinks or just plain old lounging, relaxing and enjoyable.

Besides its panoramic view to the Acropolis and the city of Athens, a stay at Elia Ermou Athens Hotel wouldn’t be complete without some shopping along the Greek capital’s main shopping district on Ermou St, a visit to Monastiraki Square and to the popular Psyrri district or to happening spot Agia Eirini Square – all a stone’s throw away; a stroll through Zappeion National Garden, a visit to Greek Parliament to watch the Presidential Guard in action at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, some ice cream in Plaka, and of course, a visit to the Acropolis and its internationally awarded museum.
Elia Ermou is also minutes away from the central metro station.

Elia Ermou Athens opened its doors in 2018 hosting guests in its 123 rooms and nine suites (some with views to the Acropolis). Besides in-room amenities, the hotel boasts its own wellness club, gym, hair and nail salon and parking space and also organizes conference events.

Find out more about the hotel here: and more about Athens View Balcon here.

The 4-star the Elia Ermou Athens Hotel is located on 15-17 Ermou St, off Syntagma Square in the center of Athens.

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About the Author
Chicago-born and raised, Maria Paravantes has over two decades of journalistic experience covering tourism and travel, gastronomy, arts, music and culture, economy and finance, politics, health and social issues for international press and media. She has worked for Reuters, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, Time Out Athens, the Athens News, Odyssey Magazine and, among others. She has also served as Special Advisor to Greece’s minister of Foreign Affairs, and to the mayor of Athens on international press and media issues. Maria is currently a reporter, content and features writer for GTP Headlines.

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