Situated in the artsy and historic Psyrri neighborhood, The Foundry hotel offers one of the most unique experiences in the city. The hotel opened this past October puts guests in 1950s retro-cool fully equipped apartments and brings a hint of the country inside Greece’s biggest metropolis.
The offer comes through in 12 retro-industrial-chic efficiencies inside a magnificent 1930s edifice. In what was once a printing house, The Foundry is a transformative affair that is as welcoming and appropriate for business travelers or couples out for a romantic journey. As for the “picnic” aspect, owners Miltos Portokalis and Marios Koulouros, in collaboration with Greek architect, Efi Malandraki, created a spellbinding Rooftop Picnic Garden right out of a storybook. Architect and co-owner Miltos Portokali offered this on the space:
“The rooftop of this 30’s building poses as a typical garden or yard of a traditional Greek home, at the same time offering a meeting point for relaxation and fun.”
Sipping coffee or enjoying a picnic basket of pure Greek pleasures, guests at The Foundry is at the hotel’s Rooftop Picnic Garden and enjoy a clear view of what matters in Greece’s capital. The views of the Acropolis, Philopappou Hill, and the Gazi district are spectacular and memorable from the hotel setting perspective. The best room description comes from The Foundry hotel website:
“The sophisticated apartments become guests’ urban sanctuary in Athens, showcasing the bare refinement of high-grade materials such as steel, glass, wood, stone, marble and terrazzo and the seductive charm of fusing diverse aesthetics and design elements.”
The apartments combine color and texture to create both an earthy mid-century feel on top of a kind of mechanized coolness. Each apartment is unique, featuring custom light fixtures and gear based mechanisms to accentuate vintage furniture and fabrics. The feel of the place is a bit like a movie set come to life – elegant, yet surreal in a strange way that is interesting. Apartments are going for about €160 euro per night on the hotel’s website and at Booking.com for immediate bookings. The hotel has a stellar 9.8 rating on Booking and 5 of 5 at TripAdvisor.
The Foundry’s Rooftop Picnic Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 6 in the evening until 1 in the morning. For more information, readers should contact the hotel via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by Phone: 0030 211 18 24 604