There’s a new roof garden in Athens that you should visit and it’s called The Zillers! The Zillers is a new boutique hotel that is opening pretty soon in the city center, whose roof garden features a very cozy all day cafe/restaurant. The latter is already in operation and quickly became the talk of the town!
The Zillers is the latest of a long list of rooftop cafes, bars and restaurants that popped up in Athens city center in the latest 5 years. A for Athens was the first one located on Monastiraki square (which has a killer view, frequently spotted on Pinterest), then 360 degrees opened up across the square, then Loukoumi in Avyssinias square, Couleur Locale a few blocks down and the list goes on!
The Zillers is centrally located at Athens’ Cathedral square (Plateia Mitropoleos), but you must be careful not to miss the white door that leads to the hotel and roof garden! I visited the roof top cafe/restaurant last Friday and was lucky enough to snap a seat by the railing, so I had the perfect view over the square and of course towards the Acropolis. The terrace is minimal and modern. Both the side walls are covered with plants (pictured below) giving off this garden feeling!
I opted for a chocolate souffle and hazelnut ice cream (pictured above) and wasn’t disappointed! It was the best dessert for ending the week. I spotted a lot of interesting dishes on the menu as The Zillers roof garden is primarily a restaurant and the menu is created by chef Konstantina Faklari. So you know…now I have to return and try out the food as well!
Essential Information: The Zillers is located on 54, Mitropoleos street. More information can be found on their Facebook page.