Hotel Grand Bretagne: You can see the Acropolis from nearly anywhere in Athens, but no view compares to the sunrise vantage of Hotel Grand Bretagne. And that’s fitting, given that Grand Bretagne seems to one-up everyone else in the city on amenities and guest experience. They hit the perfect cross section between leisure and luxury, between the outdoor pool (a Greek godsend during the cloudless summer swelter), the experiential spa and indoor pool, amply stocked fitness center, business-casual cigar lounge, and high tea in the stately but sumptuous Winter Garden City Lounge. Be sure to cozy up at Alexander’s Bar for a tipple, too, with a storied selection of liquors. (It has a stunning 18th-century tapestry draped over the bar, and was named Best Hotel Bar in the world by Forbes.) They’ve got 320 rooms and suites in over a dozen configurations, all dripping in regal furnishings that’ll make you feel like royalty. By request, you can also book on the Butler floors for 24/7 on-demand service from the hotel’s butler staff. Also, if you brought your best duds on vacation, button them up and book a dinner at the GB Roof Garden for a high-end Mediterranean feast.