City Zen All Day Bar & Restaurant
City Zen is another of our favourites, fulfilling the undying demand for all day rooftop bars with sprawling views of the city. Offering a quirky industrial setting, with old sewing machines and other vintage objects placed on the walls, the bar is spread over two levels, with the open-air roof terrace always full during summer. Escape the hustle and bustle on the ground, and take it all in from above.
360 Cocktail Bar
2 Ifaistou , Monastiraki Square
Perched above Monastiraki square, 360 Bar lives up to its name, providing a 360 degree view of the city and one of the best rooftop experiences in central Athens. Drop in for a coffee during the day or a late night drink. With an upbeat summer atmosphere, it has an extensive cocktail list. The “fragola spitz” is a nice one to get into the summer spirit. Easy access to explore more of Monastiraki or Plaka.
A For Athens
2-4 Miaouli St. Monastiraki
Another of the quintessentially Athenian all day bars that faces Monastiraki with expansive views of Plaka and the Acropolis. Its rooftop terrace sits above their accommodation facilities. Friday and Saturday nights are no doubt the busiest nights, attracting a younger mixed crowd of locals and tourists. Cocktails come from award winning bar tender Theodore Pyrillos. Ideal day time stop for refreshments and to capture some great city shots.
Nomarxou 3, Monastiraki
Couleur Locale was the best-kept secret last year. An all day venue close to Monastiraki station, where you can admire the Acropolis from their rooftop terrace with great views of old Monastiraki. Guest DJs and live music gigs on Sundays has attracted a local following. Cool cocktails and casual bar food on offer as well.