Athens – Bretagne hotel


During the Second World War, the Bretagne hotel was the headquarters of the British military forces in Greece. When Greece was occupied by the germans at the end of april 1941, the hotel became the headquarters of the german military forces until the Germans left Athens in the autumn of 1944.

Current status: Preserved (2019).

Address: 1 Vasileos Georgiou, 105 64 Aten.

Get there: Metro to Syntagma station.

My comment:

The hotel is perhaps not Athens bravest and finest but perhaps the most classic with ancestry dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century.

Follow up in books: Mazower, Mark: Inside Hitler’s Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941–44 (1995).