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Monsieur Didot

Last updated: 26 December, 2023

An 1890’s neo-classical gem named after the Frenchman who created the first Greek font, Mr Didot is an atmospheric place to stay, giving a glimpse of fin-de-siecle Athenian life. The hotel is also apocryphally whispered to have been the secret residence of John & Yoko’s during their trip to Athens in 1969.

Its six spacious, high-ceilinged rooms, connected by corridors and spiral staircases, sport parquet floors and coloured window grills on tiny balconies just wide enough for a small chair.

This is a charming small hotel, ideal for couples or those that want to stay somewhere with individual, Athenian character. It’s also a great base for sightseeing, with the Parthenon a fifteen-minute walk, and Panepistimio metro station almost on the doorstep.

Surrounding area

At the corner of two busy commercial streets (windows are soundproof), the hotel is at the heart of the dynamic neighbourhood of Neapoli, once a meeting place for writers and poets, now aflush with boutiques and high-class shops.

At the corner of two busy commercial streets (windows are soundproof), the hotel is at the heart of the dynamic neighbourhood of Neapoli, once a meeting place for writers and poets, now aflush with boutiques and high-class shops.

It’s convenient for the Lycabettus Hill funicular and the nightlife of the neo-anarchist Exarcheia square.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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  • Athens, Central Greece, Greece

Athens parthenon lit up at night

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