Take a table next to the 200-year-old olive tree and you’ll have center-stage seats to the bustle (and the scent of freshly baked sourdough bread wafting from the wood-fired oven).
Embrace modern Athens’ revival by wearing chic Greek brands – Ancient Greek sandals, Zeus+Dione kaftans and Ileana Makri jewels.
In ancient Greece, an agora was a market, meeting and gathering place. Ergon House proves the concept is alive and well with its capital-A Agora – the bustling ground-floor where you’ll find a constellation of market stalls, a restaurant and a bar. Chef Panagiotis Xanthis prepares Mediterranean and Greek dishes with the finest ingredients, all sourced according to Ergon’s rigorous standards (you’ll doubt whether you were raised with quite as much love and affection as these vegetables). Start with antipasti boards and homemade bread, followed by seafood orzo and Greek yogurt pavlova to finish. If you prefer to cook yourself, you can buy ingredients downstairs and then prepare them in the fully equipped kitchens – there are communal dining tables too, in case you feel like playing host for your fellow guests.
The Agora bar on the ground floor has a sophisticated selection of Greek wines, artisanal beers and a wide range of classic cocktails – martinis, mojitos and margaritas. The rooftop bar is an unexpected oasis dotted with olive trees and sporting breathtaking views of Athens – it looks directly across to the Acropolis. There’s food up here as well (naturally): choose from a hotel-packed Ergon foods picnic or order anything from the full restaurant menu as you watch the light change over the classical citadel at dusk.
The restaurant, bars and food hall are open from 7am until midnight.
There’s no room service menu but there is a midnight feast in your minibar (it’s more of a mini deli) – they're stocked with Ergon delicacies: crackers, black olive tapenade, pre-mixed cocktails, breadsticks, Greek wine, olives, cheese and chocolate.