By Katerina Rigou
Melia Athens, member of Melia Hotels International, offers its guests a unique experience of stay including all modern comforts and the best base to begin their exploration in town. A relaxing swim in its 22-m. Pool with a view of the Acropolis, the modern rooms and the premium services are amongst the highlights, while the new lunch and dinner menu in the Sky Lounge Rooftop on the 9th floor raises the bar higher so much for the facilities of Melia as well as for the gastronomic scene of Athens. The new catalogue of Mediterranean orientation has been curated by executive chef Dimitris Karampampas focusing on Greek creative cuisine while great emphasis has been given to the use of PDO certified Greek products and cooking techniques such as sous vide.
Try the salad named as “Melia’s Garden” with baby carrot, zucchini, asparagus, cucumber, radish, cherry tomatoes, safflower chips, peas sprout and chives vinaigrette and also the tuna fillet with crust made of Greek herbs and peppers, tabbouleh, quinoa with olive oil and lemon, ginger flavor and mayonnaise from fresh onion. At noon it offers gourmet street menu, a contemporary suggestion with Greek and international flavors in the form of tapas, perfectly combined with the tranquil atmosphere around the pool. Dinner is served from 20:00 in the same space of the Sky Lounge Rooftop, overlooking the Acropolis and Lycabettus. The menu is complimented by an exceptional wine list from the Greek and international vineyard as well as an updated cocktail list.
• Sky Lounge Bar (from mid April until mid October): daily 10:30-18:30 (last order at
18:00) & 20:00-01:00 (last order at 00:30)
• Sky Lounge Dinner (from mid April until mid October): daily 20:00-00:00 (last order
• Room price: From €120/double room
14 Chalkokondili & 28th Octovriou Str., Metaxourgio, Athens, Τ. 210 3320100, www.melia.com