One of the oldest in the neighbourhood, the building housing A77 Suites dates back to the early 19th century. As it was typical back in those times, the ground floor used to be where the stables were situated as carriages and horses were the only means of getting around. High ceilings, blue shutters and classical Greek motifs adorning the cornices were the norm for such wealthy family homes.
As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, and waves of people from the islands sought to become part of the flourishing affluence of the capital city, old Athens quickly began to transform into a residentially diverse place as the area Anafiotika brought a more island-feel to the neoclassicism that prevailed. The charm of old Athens is still palpable today, coming through in every little corner and every little nook of Plaka’s alleyways. ᾽Plaka᾽ literally means marble slab in modern Greek and the etymology of the area’s has been a subject of controversy amongst historians. According to popular opinion Plaka was named after the word ‘old’ in a long-standing yet almost extinct dialect.
The 19th century, neoclassical, listed building housing A77 Suites has been restored to its former glory and transformed into a state-of-the-art collection of luxurious suites that boast minimalist design and exquisite materials.
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The marble, wood, brass touches and gypsum ceilings with cornice detailing as well as an array of modern art works here and there create an environment of high-end elegance and meaningful luxury, placing A77 Suites among the best luxury hotels in Athens. A77’s twelve exceptional suites await to become your urban sanctuary that immerses you into a tale of tangible history. A77 Suites philosophy is about reviving the city’s neoclassical soul. Having maintained the frame and interiors as close as possible to the original structure, A77 Suites is an ode to Athens’ neoclassical architecture.
In addition to bridging the past and present of Athens city, A77 also aspires to fully embody the ancient Greek hospitality ideal which prescribed that hosting guests must be both a pleasure and duty, treating them not as strangers, but with heartfelt care as if they were the closest of friends.