A QUIET, COOL OASIS IN the HISTORICAL HEART OF THE CAPITAL
We love places with a past and stories to tell. The Modernist Athens settled into the former Canadian Embassy on a quiet street that overlooks a leafy residential square in Kolonaki. We transformed the handsome corner building with its many balconies in signature Modernist style, combining casual, contemporary luxury with mid-century detailing and minimalist Danish design. It’s the perfect port of call for constant travellers who know how to live in the moment and are at home wherever they set down their bag. Flying light and often solo, expecting seamless comforts, a bit of local buzz, and highly professional yet completely unpretentious service, they’ll find nothing less than everything they need at the Modernist Athens.
find your fit
Modernist rooms come in S, M, L and XL, tailored to individual needs and cut from the same cloth with customised furniture, mood lighting and seamless comforts accessorised by such considered details as Marshall speakers, and exceptional mattresses. Our luminous spaces are fitted with curtains for filtered daylight, as well as double-glazed windows and block-out blinds for optimal sleep. Solid wood floors in ash blond provide a soft backdrop to custom joinery that combines anthracite timber, brass and black steel, and to verdant accents introduced by plants both inside and out. Ample marble sinks and walk-in showers complete the retro-modern elegance of bathrooms styled in signature Modernist black and white.
not just a room
The S is all about compact comforts over 20 m2: a luminous space with solid timber floors, custom joinery and mood lighting; a king-sized or twin beds dressed in fine cotton sheets with high thread count; a walk-in shower completes a cool bathroom stocked daily with locally produced organic toiletries.
A stay at the Modernist Athens is all about a sense of place and a state of mind, conjured by warm welcome gestures and service that feels effortless and sincere, daily rhythms which are swift and discreet, suggestions that personalise your stay, reception around the clock, local know-how manifested in custom craft and contemporary designs, right down to the small objects of our curated concept store, and such unexpected yet all-important details as stamped postcards, a selection of books and the international magazines hot off the press.
In the very heart of Athens
A Modernist is always just steps from it all, and also in a world of its own. Situated on the southern slopes of Lycabettus Hill a mere couple of miles from the Acropolis, our neighbourhood is famed for its world-class galleries and museums, great shopping streets and vibrant night-time atmosphere. Whether heading out to explore the capital’s famed landmarks, cultural events, foodie destinations and watering holes, or to hunt down the best boutiques, you’ll find the Athens Shortlist at your doorstep.
Let's go for a walk
If you find yourself with time on your hands, we can help you fill them with experiences. Just ask our local experts at reception for directions, bookings or advice. As one of the centres of the ancient world and a thriving hub for contemporary culture, Athens offers a wealth of historical landmarks, museums, cultural events, cuisine, contemporary culture and shopping experiences.