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The Dolli original and rare pieces of contemporary artIn the heart of Athens, where history’s echoes meet the pulse of modern life, The Dolli emerges as a beacon of luxury and culture. Nestled just a stone’s throw from the majestic Acropolis, this boutique hôtel-Maison, housed in a meticulously restored 1925 edifice crafted by notable architect Andreas Kriezis, offers an unparalleled experience of the city’s dual heritage.

Grecotel The Dolli boutique hotel in the heart of Athens.

Grecotel The Dolli boutique hotel in the heart of Athens.

The Dolli, celebrated for its blend of historical reverence and contemporary flair, offers 46 exquisite rooms, suites, and apartments. Each space is a testament to craftsmanship and elegance, reflecting a deep respect for Athenian aesthetics enriched with modern comfort. This fusion not only captivated the hearts of its guests but also earned The Dolli accolades such as Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Award.

What sets The Dolli apart is its prestigious awards and ability to morph into a living canvas that marries the ancient with the avant-garde. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant presents a menu that whispers of forgotten Greek recipes and bold culinary experiments, paired with panoramic views of Athens’ timeless monuments like the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Here, dining transcends, becoming an immersive cultural experience.

Equally impressive is The Dolli’s infinity pool, a marvel of design that seems to extend into the horizon towards the Acropolis itself. The pool area, refreshed this season with an enticing new cocktail menu, invites guests to luxuriate in the lap of history while enjoying contemporary comforts.

The Dollis rooftop restaurant overlooking the Athenian panorama.

The Dollis rooftop restaurant overlooking the Athenian panorama.

Art enthusiasts will find The Dolli to be a treasure trove. The hotel’s corridors and public spaces are adorned with artworks ranging from Jean Cocteau’s enigmatic pieces to the whimsical sculptures of François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, alongside precious 18th-century antiques and pioneering modern designs. This curated ensemble enhances the visual appeal and stimulates a dialogue between eras.

Owner Mari Daskalantonaki, who envisioned The Dolli as a seven-year project, aimed to redefine Athens’ allure, transforming it into a “home base for travelers who seek to live and breathe the city’s ancient spirit while engaging with its vibrant contemporary culture.” This philosophy is palpable throughout the property, from the bespoke furnishings to the exclusive Le Bar Secret, an intimate speakeasy-style venue that offers a secluded escape within the bustling city.

The Dolli also serves as a gateway to broader Grecian adventures, with exclusive packages like the “City and Seaside” stay, which combines the urban sophistication of The Dolli with the serene beauty of the Cape Sounio Grecotel Resort. Additionally, with the 2024 Olympics on the horizon, guests can anticipate the “Ancient and Modern” package, linking stays in Athens with the historical riches of the Peloponnese.

As Athens prepares to captivate the world’s imagination again, The Dolli symbolises enduring beauty and innovative hospitality. It invites travellers to explore, dine, and dream in a setting where every corner tells a story.

For bookings and a taste of Athenian luxury, visit The Dolli’s official website or consult their dedicated concierge service. Embrace the journey where history meets luxury at every turn.




Written by: Christine Nguyen