Only a few years ago, hotels in Athens were limited to grubby hostels and soulless chain hotels. During the fiscal crunch, developers swooped in as property prices plummeted, snapping up townhouses, office blocks and empty workshops for a song. While Airbnb has transformed whole neighbourhoods, it hasn’t stalled the booming hotel scene. Funky little guesthouses are cropping up all over the city centre, and coastal hideouts are upping their game to keep up with the splashiest new entry, Greece’s first Four Seasons. The city is now full of lodgings so lovely that you’ll definitely want to stay for longer than a layover. These are 10 of my favourite hotels in Athens.