Moon and Stars, in the shadow of the ancient Acropolis

The 1920s Art Deco building stands, tall and beautiful in the shadow of the ancient Acropolis, which you can contemplate from the hotel’s rooftop with a drink in your hand later on. The hotel takes its poetic name from the owner’s most-loved toy. Ascend the elegant spiral staircase from the lobby and prepare to get acquainted with your room. Whichever of the hotel’s five charming rooms you’ll call home, you can be sure that it will be equipped with a soothing, sophisticated interior and a unique view of the streets of Athens. Throughout the entire hotel, let your eye be drawn to some of the building’s perfectly preserved original features, from a sink carved in Greek marble to exposed wooden ceiling beams.

Your hosts, Theodore and Vaso feel more like friends than hoteliers, exemplified by their generous offer to use their bright red Fiat 500 to explore the crumbling streets of their beloved city. Although at the Moon and Stars, you’re ideally placed to ramble this effervescent city on foot, an opportunity such as this is indisputably too good to miss.

Anne BullockAnne Bullock
11:11 09 Jan 24
Beautiful hotel! We took two rooms. Ate on the terrace all but one morning (in January!). We were able to walk to all of the destinations on our list other than the port so the location is quite convenient.
Justin GodboutJustin Godbout
04:11 04 Oct 23
This boutique hotel is amazing. Probably our favourite of our vacation. Great location. Very friendly reception and staff. Super neat decor and has that boutique feel. View from rooftop balcony is amazing, you can eat breakfast and see the Parthenon. Very accommodating with breakfast for early flights, etc. Room: comfortable mattress, lots of amenities, good water pressure. When you walk in there is jazz music playing.Would highly recommended.
Ashley RaklovitsAshley Raklovits
18:13 01 Oct 23
Wonderful place! 15 mins to the Acropolis and an amazing view of it from the rooftop. The staff was very helpful and kind. There is no elevator but the staff are more than happy to help with your luggage.
Leigh Ann SmithLeigh Ann Smith
20:39 07 Jun 23
We could not have chosen a better place to stay during our two nights in Athens. It was my boyfriend's birthday and our room, Cloud Nine, was the absolute perfect place to spend it. When we arrived, we were surprised to find that a private hot tub had just been installed on the deck outside of our room! There was a bottle of wine and a birthday greeting waiting for us inside the room which was gorgeous - such tasteful, chic decor and all the amenities we needed. The hotel itself is stunning and we loved meeting the architect, who explained that the building used to be an abandoned wooden toy shop (they've kept some of the original elements which was so charming). The location was perfect - we were a short walk to everything we could have possibly wanted to see and do in Athens. The view of the Acropolis from the roof deck is incredible.The hospitality was unmatched - all of the staff members we encountered were helpful with arranging transfers, providing recommendations, and making us feel completely taken care of. We can't wait to come back!
Carly PflaumCarly Pflaum
09:01 05 Jun 23
Our 2 night stay at Moon and Stars was phenomenal! Yiannis and the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful when it came to recommendations and various areas of the city. Our room was lovely and spacious (including the bathroom). The rooftop terrace (see photo) is dreamy (beautiful view of the Acropolis!!!) and having breakfast up there was such a wonderful surprise. The location is also superb. Very close to many restaurants, shopping and the Acropolis, but not too noisy. There was a little noise on Saturday night since you’re pretty close to some lively nightlife areas, but it didn’t bother us at all. We’ll certainly be back here for a stay! Bravo!
Allison DowlingAllison Dowling
12:11 29 May 23
We loved our two night stay at Moon and Stars! The hotel is in an ideal location, just a few minute walk from just about anything. The whole building is so cute and well done! We stayed in the Ballerina Room and it was clean, spacious, had everything we needed, and the bed was very comfortable. We loved relaxing on the rooftop terrace, we came back mid-day both days to take a little break, and loved being able to sit up there. The staff was friendly and helpful and we would not hesitate to stay here again when we're back in Athens!
Lauren AnnesLauren Annes
17:12 16 May 23
We loved our stay! We were in the Music Box room and it was lovely. The location is perfect - a quick 10 minute walk to the acropolis, and walking distance from the market, many restaurants and fun areas to explore. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again!
Porscha SmithPorscha Smith
14:21 15 May 23
We stayed here on two separate nights while traveling in Greece with Athens bookending our trip. We had the opportunity to stay in the Birds of Paradise and Jack in the Box rooms. We loved both of them and the thoughtful, unique details put into both rooms. Every single person we met who worked at the hotel was absolutely wonderful and showed excellent hospitality, which speaks to the thoughtfulness of this place. The rooftop terrace has wonderful views of the city, the breakfast is delicious, and the rooms are spotless. It's a perfect boutique hotel. We hope to stay here again next time we are in Athens! Lastly, I strongly recommend the Fiat tour. It was such an enjoyable, unique way to see the city and an opportunity to learn more about the city beyond what you could read in a guidebook or online. Plus, the car is so fun!
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Boutique Hotel
5 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Learning about the building’s history from your charming, easygoing hosts
  • Feeling like a Hollywood star as you zip around Athens and its surroundings in the red Fiat 500
  • Gazing at the historic, eternal sight of the Acropolis, illuminated by night, from the roof terrace
  • Waking up to a knock on the door that signals breakfast is ready and waiting to be enjoyed in your room

Rooms Overview

Moon and Stars has five stylish guest rooms, each with its own individual character. The comfortable beds and soundproofing make the rooms ideal for a good night’s sleep and guests wake up each day in the heart of Athens. Each room/suite is spacious and decorated in a traditional style with great attention to detail and all the extras you could need during your stay. 

The Music Box Suite

2-3 guests View into the city

Decorated with hardwood floors, a lovely high ceiling and large windows providing plenty of natural light, this junior suite is decorated with steel blue walls, light wood furniture and crisp white linen. With a desk for writing or dining and a comfortable sitting area, this suite is perfect for relaxing moments. The views from the window are of an ancient church.

Bird of Happiness Suite

3 guests Balcony View into the city

This spacious junior suite has original hardwood floors and large French windows that open out onto the private balcony. Decorated in shades of blue and crisp white bed linen with plenty of wood, there is a king size bed and sitting area. The view from the balcony is of Ancient Athens

The Ballerina

3 guests

With large windows in the bedroom and bathroom, this stylish room is filled with natural light. Featuring the original hardwood floor, this colourful room is painted in soft tones of pink and contrasting steel blue, enhanced by textures of wood and rattan. The spacious en suite features the original Athenian marble sink.

The ‘Jack In The Box’ Room

2 guests View into the city

Many of this room’s original natural elements have been retained, including the natural brick feature wall, marble and original hardwood floor. The crisp white bed linen and blue soft furnishings emphasise the natural beauty of the features in this room. This is the ideal room for a romantic stay in Athens.

Cloud 9 Room

2 guests Panoramic View

Situated at the top of the hotel, next to the communal roof terrace, this stylish room promises a truly unforgettable stay in Athens. Softly coloured in dove grey and white, with wooden ceiling beams, this charming room is perfect for two. Step out of the door onto the terrace and be treated to spectacular views of the Acropolis at sunset – perfect for a memorable evening.

Services and facilities

City-center
Eco-friendly
Homey
Modern design
Air conditioning
Concierge
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Soundproofing
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Breakfast

You will wake up to a delicious Greek-style breakfast served in your room and features local products, including honey and peanut butter from Attica as well as thick, creamy Greek yoghurt and seasonal fruit. Don’t forget to ask for a typical Greek coffee, too – strong and fragrant, it’s the perfect way to wake up!

Focus on sustainability

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Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

The hotel’s building has been sensitively renovated with sustainability in mind.

  • It is a 1920s art deco building that was left abandoned for many years before being spotted by Theodore and Vaso, an accomplished interior designer. The couple fell in love with the building and its story and set to work having it carefully renovated with a view to keeping as much of the original building as possible.
  • To give the room's character, the couple has recycled old pieces of wood, marble and tiles. 
  • To ensure guests are comfortable, each guest room is light, bright and filled with fresh air and the low-energy air conditioning and heating system can be individually programmed. 

Explore the location

The Moon and Stars is situated in Monastiraki, a stone throw from the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. The hotel is also conveniently located for access to the Athens metro. Monastiraki square is right on the doorstep and you can also explore the elegant neighbourhood of Plaka, with its fabulous selection of restaurants and bars, just a short walk away. Don’t miss the chance to zip around the lively streets of Athens in the couple’s nifty Fiat 500 in its eye-catching crimson shade. This way, you can also venture further afield and explore the surrounding countryside or visit sights such as the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. 

Explore Athens like a local

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