The Boutique Vibe

Arriving at the Moon and Stars, you can immediately see that this is a hotel like no other



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. As you step through the doors, the intrigue continues. You’ll discover that the understated, glamorous aesthetic is a result of a meticulous and loving restoration of what used to be the crumbling Athens home of a toymaker and carpenter.

The hotel takes its mysterious name from the former owner’s most-loved toy, a fact carefully unearthed by your ever-attentive and infinitely generous hosts, Theodore and Vaso. 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.

Theodore and Vaso feel more like friends than hoteliers, exemplified in 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…
Property Type
Boutique Hotel
Rooms: 5

What we liked the most

  

  • Learning about the building’s history from your charming, easygoing hosts 
  • Feeling like a Hollywood star as you zip round 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

Discover the rooms

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 of an ancient church   

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. 

The Music Box Suite features: 
Super king size bed, sitting area with sofa and armchairs, individually controlled air-conditioning, en suite with rain shower, twin basins, toilet and traditional mosaic tiles. 

  

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   

Bird of Happiness Suite features: 
King size bed, sitting area with soft chairs, individually controlled air- conditioning, large en suite with vintage rain shower, wash basin and toilet. 

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 Ballerina Room features: 
Queen size bed, sitting area with a sofa that converts into a small bed, individually controlled air-conditioning, en suite with rain shower, large marble basin and toilet. 

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. 

The ‘Jack in the Box’ Room features:
Queen size bed, sitting area with soft chairs, individually controlled air- conditioning, en suite with original decorative tiles, rain shower, marble basin and toilet. 

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. 

Cloud 9 Room features: 
King size bed, sitting area with soft chairs, independent air conditioning, en suite with original decorative tiles, rain shower and direct access to the communal roof terrace. 

  

Services and facilities

Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting
  • Daily maid service
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing
  • Massage and wellness services
  • Printer / scanner

Facilities
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Soundproofing

Taste the flavours

Taste the flavours

A delicious Greek-style breakfast is served in the guest room and features local products, including honey and peanut butter from Attica as well as thick, creamy Greek yogurt 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! 

Lunch and dinner are not provided at Moon and Stars, but the hotel’s location in Monastiraki is conveniently close to a variety of cafés, wine bars and family-run tavernas. Theodore and Vaso enthusiastically make great recommendations. 

Explore the location

The Moon and Stars is situated in Monastiraki, just 300 metres from the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, with the Ancient Acropolis less than a kilometre away. The hotel is also conveniently located for access to the Athens metro, which allows you to explore every corner of this sprawling, historic, fascinating city. Monastiraki square, which plays host to a colourful flea market, 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 round 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. 

Focus on sustainability

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 rooms character, the couple have 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. 

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