A 140-year-old luxury hotel in the heart of Greece has embraced the very modern selfie trend.
The 320-room Hotel Grande Bretagne has marked a designated “Selfie Spot” for guests to show off their gladrags and tans, in tandem with the city’s historic skyline.
The Syntagma Square, Luxury Collection hotel dates back to 1874, but the stoic figure photobombing the guests is much more ancient. The GB Roof Garden Restaurant looks across at The Acropolis, Athens’ iconic hilltop citadel ruins that date back to the fifth century.
“The uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the Parliament are truly magnificent. The Panathenaic Stadium, the Plaka and Anafiotika add to the magical background of Athens,” reads a statement on the restaurant’s website.
The eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an open air bar and range of signature cocktails. Guests will be dressed to impress by default, given the restaurant’s “elegant smart casual” dress code – so posing in shorts and sandals will have to be done elsewhere.
The property boasts a wide range of suites for the discerning affluent traveller, all the way up to its 400 square metre Royal Suite, with its own views of the historic sites – perhaps a more private setting to perfect your self-portrait.