Looking for the best coworking spaces in Athens Greece? Finding a comfortable, quiet and affordable place to work remotely in the Greek capital is going to be crucial for you if you are considering relocating here as a Digital Nomad.
Whether you are considering working from Athens on a temporary or medium to long-term basis, the Greek capital makes a great base.
It offers an affordable cost of living, an ever-growing expat and social scene, incredible food, and a great base for exploring the Greek islands, the Peloponnese, and Southern Europe in general. In recent years, Athens has really started to establish itself as a desirable Digital Nomad hotspot.
This is particularly true now that Greece has started offering a Digital Nomad visa to entrepreneurs and freelancers from across the world. Up until a couple of years ago, remote working was an almost foreign concept in Greece.
Now, new coworking spaces in Athens are popping up every year, and the most-established ones are constantly improving their offering. But with a sea of options, which should you choose and how much should you expect to pay?
This article has been written by a British Travel Writer based in Athens. I write about the Greek capital for a living and during my 4+ years of living here, I have personally tried and tested all of the coworking spaces on this list.
Best Coworking Spaces in Athens
A selection of some of the best coworking spaces in Athens Greece is detailed below. Most of these office spaces are located in Athens’ most central neighborhoods.
This is great because it means that they are within a short walking distance of Monastiraki, Syntagma Square, Psiri, and all of the main districts in downtown Athens. Athens also boasts an excellent public transport network of metros and buses.
The metro runs as far out as the Athens Riviera to the south, and Piraeus and Kifissia to the North. So, wherever you stay, you will find it easy to get into the centre of town and to the best Athens coworking spaces.
Budget constraints are perhaps a major consideration when choosing a coworking space too. It can be tough to weigh up whether coworking spaces are worth the investment or whether you are better off just working from a coffee shop/your home/an Airbnb.
Fortunately, coworking spaces in Athens are very affordable. Hot desks start from around €69 – €100 a month, with private offices starting at around €200-€250 a month.
Daily, weekly, monthly, and longer-term passes are also available depending on the place. Don’t believe sources that say that the wifi speed in Athens is not good.
It has come along in leaps and bounds in recent years and many places offer fiber connections.
Vios (Fidiou 9, Athina) is one of the best coworking spaces in Athens in terms of its offering and overall value. The coworking space is a relative newcomer on the scene but has quickly gained a dedicated following.
Vios claim that their mantra is to be the first and only Athens coworking space that cares about well-being and mental health. In other words, they are more than “just” a workspace.
This rings true as not only are the workspaces and offices sleek and modern, but there are also stylish, modern break rooms, balconies with gorgeous views over downtown Athens, a leafy courtyard and garden, and a gym that is free for all workers to use. There is also a sleeping room if you want to catch some zzzs on your lunch break, a massage room, and a meditation room.
Vios are aware of the problems that can be caused by sedentary lifestyles. (Not getting up from your desk chair, unhealthy snacking, etc). So, their excellent in-house cafeteria serves only healthy, homemade foods.
Prices and opening times
The monthly fee here is just €69 a month. Private offices start from €240 a month and you can rent out a meeting room for €20 an hour.
Spaces Works Athens
Spaces Works, as We Work, is a globally recognized coworking brand. You will find Spaces coworking facilities in various cities around the world.
They have 483 coworking offices in various countries – including Canada, the US, the UK, Spain, Italy, and Croatia. (Basically, most places that you travel to as a Digital Nomad are likely to have a Spaces Works office.)
In Athens, there are currently three Spaces Works locations. They can be found on Ermou street, in upscale Marousi, close to Panepistimio metro, and in the Gazi district.
If you want to be in the most central location, Ermou is probably the most convenient choice for you. (This is Athens’ main high street).
The space is spread across two floors and offers tailored workstations for every preference. There are standing desks for those that want to move around, ergonomic chairs, and cushioned booths.
The internet is plenty fast enough to host Zoom/Skype calls and if you need privacy, there are plenty of areas you can go to step away from the hot desks. The highlight of working here?
The roof terrace offers unparalleled views of the Acropolis and is where you can enjoy a freshly brewed freddo cappuccino served with a crumbly spanakopita. The nice thing about this global brand is that if you like one of their coworking spaces in one country, you can expect a fairly uniform design and service in other parts of the world too.
Prices and opening times
Coworking hot desks here are priced at €169 per month. Private offices range between €195 and €279 per month depending on which specific branch you choose.
Spaces Works Athens is open 24/7. This is perhaps the best coworking space in the center of Athens in terms of flexibility.
Stone Soup, Omonia
Stone Soup (Char. Trikoupi 18) was one of the establishments at the forefront of the Athens coworking scene. It first opened its doors back in 2014 and has been the workplace of choice for a number of local and international remote workers ever since.
The 700-square-meter office space has everything you need to have a productive workday. But there is also a real sense of community here.
Indeed, Stone Soup encourages collaborative projects between entrepreneurs and freelancers across various disciplines.
The Athens coworking space also regularly hosts social events for members and those considering joining. If you are currently searching for the perfect coworking spot, go along to one of these events.
That way, you can speak to other attendees, and get a feel for what they like about Stone Soup.
Pricing and opening times
Full-time rates at Stone Soup start from €130 per month. There are also part-time and ad hoc packages available at a lower cost.
You will also receive a discount if you decide to book for several months at once. If you want to have a tour of the premises before committing, contact Stone Soup directly to do so.
Stone Soup is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am until 18:00pm.
The Cube, Athens
The Cube Athens is conveniently located in the very centre of Athens. It sits at 73 Aiolou Street. This is just a few minutes walk away from the central Athens neighborhoods of Monastiraki, Syntagma, and Thissio.
The site has a large capacity and indeed, it plays host to dozens of innovators from across the globe. The Cube Athens extends over seven floors in a recently-renovated building in Athens city centre.
If you check Meetup.com in Athens, you will note that various talks, presentations, and events are hosted here. For instance, networking events for those involved in marketing, network events for Journalists, etc.
Sometimes, the Cube hosts people who are experts in their chosen field to give talks on their journeys and successes. These can be both informative and a good way to meet other people.
So, the Cube is worth having on your radar for this reason alone, even if you decide to go with a different Athens coworking space.
The Cube Athens opening times and pricing
Monthly membership rates at The Cube start from €170 per month. Substantial discounts apply if you sign up for three, six, and twelve-month periods.
The Cube is open from 09:00 am until 18:00pm from Monday to Friday. It is possible to organize events, meetings, and conferences out of schedule if you chat with their friendly, polite staff.
It is possible to organise a tour of The Cube before joining. You can also go along to the power breakfasts and other events they organize, even if you are not a member.
Then, you can meet and brainstorm with other creatives and entrepreneurs without having to commit to going into an office every day.
Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center
Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364) is not a coworking space exactly. However, it is one of the best-loved work environments of many who are based in the city.
As the name suggests, the premises are a cultural centre that is made up of various different functions. There is a library on-site, along with a modern workspace, a coffee shop, a bookstore, and a gorgeous outdoor space perfect for walking and cycling.
During the summer months, free live musical performances and events are hosted here. The view of Athens from the top floor is one of the best in the city.
The sleek contemporary building was designed by Italian Architect Renzo Piano. The project cost $ 861 million and was completed in 2016.
Head here early in the morning and pull up a chair at one of the desks on the ground floor. There are computers available to use for free if you like. You also have plug sockets available if you are using a laptop.
Complimentary wifi exists throughout the premises. Come by early if you want to guarantee a seat as this is a popular choice for both remote workers and students.
Tzaferi 16 Boutique Offices is a coworking space in Athens that has won awards in recognition of its coworking facilities. It is housed inside a former cosmetics factory and still retains many features that nod to its industrial past.
For instance, some of the rooms boast high ceilings and exposed brick walls, Industrial pipes, shafts, and fixtures are still present and give the atmosphere a certain creative je ne sais quoi that is decidedly different from any regular old cookie-cutter workspace.
Tzaferi 16 also offers concierge service and boasts quirky recreational rooms.
One of their best features is their indoor hangout and social space called “The Atrium”.
Here, you can play basketball, shoot some pool, watch TV, or simply sit and have a drink or lunch with your friends. There is also a rooftop cinema known as “Stellar”.
When you opt to work here, there is unlimited coffee and tea on tap. Tzaferi 16 also boasts of having the “fastest internet in Athens”.
The space can be found in Gazi, Athens’s premier nightlife district, and close to Kerameikos metro. This area is popular with students and it’s where you will find a lot of affordable rentals for Digital Nomads.
Prices and opening times
Unfortunately, Tzaferi has a reputation for being one of the more expensive coworking spaces in Athens.
Recently, they have removed their pricing info from their website and apparently offer “tailor-made” prices based on your needs. You need to email them at [email protected] or fill in their online contact form for a quote.
Tzaferi 16 is open Monday to Friday from 09:30 am to 21:30 pm. However, they do accommodate their clients 24/7 if they need to host events or meetings at weekends or evenings.
You just need to liaise with them in advance.
Impact Hub Athens
Impact Hub (Karaiskaki 28) is a coworking space in Athens that offers both hot desk memberships and private offices. It can be found in the beating heart of eclectic Psyri.
Many well-known Athenian businesses across a variety of industries base themselves here. Notably, tour companies Alternative Athens and Beyond Athens are headquartered here.
Various NGO and refugee aid charities call Impact Hub their professional home.
The various coworking and meeting rooms at Impact Hub all follow different themes and quirky decor styles. There is a kitchen and a courtyard on-site for personal use/recreation, as well as a library and various meeting rooms.
Pricing and opening times
A variety of coworking packages are available. Impact Hub offers a 20% discount during the Greek summer months of July and August.
The space is open Monday to Friday between 09:00 am and 19:00pm. It is closed at weekends but you may be able to request access for events and meetings.
Cowork.gr (Saronikou 33) is a 24/7 Athens coworking space in the southern suburb of Ilioupoli. While this is not central, it may be the most convenient choice for you if you are basing yourself in the southern districts of Agios Dimitrios, Dafni, Vyronas, or Ilioupoli.
That way, you don’t have to trek into the city each day.
Adjacent to the offices, there is also a storage facility that accommodates various local businesses. So, if the work that you do involves holding a small amount of stock or products, Cowork.Gr will offer you a safe space to store these.
The fees for doing so are very reasonable too.
The private offices and coworking spaces here are modern, bright, and airy. Rooms contain plush furnishings and ergonomic chairs and everything has been recently renovated.
Most rooms boast their own balconies with breathtaking views across the Saronic Gulf – the perfect background while working.
Cowork GR opening times and prices
A variety of packages are available depending on the type of space you want and the duration you want to use it for. Special introductory rates also apply.
The space and its storage facility are both open 24/7
Regus Athens is part of a chain of international coworking spaces that can be found in literally thousands of locations across the world. There are three offices scattered throughout Athens.
Firstly, the Regus Athens city centre branch is situated beside Athens Ampelokipoi metro station – a short walk from Zografou and Kolonaki. Secondly, the Regus Kifissias Junction branch is close by, just by Goudi and Neo Filothei.
The fact that Regus is part of a branch doesn’t make it any less personal. If you choose one of their offices in Athens, you will soon become a part of a tight-knit community.
However, the benefit of signing up for membership here is that if you do decide to then go and base yourself in say, Paris, Zurich, or Porto, Portugal, you can easily rock up to your new international office without having to take out another membership elsewhere.
Opening times and prices
A membership pass for using the Regus shared coworking spaces costs €130 per month.
Private offices start from €140 per month. If you don’t want to commit and prefer working from home, you can also simply purchase day passes or book meeting rooms by the hour.
One fee covers multiple locations and the office spaces are open 24/7.
Athens Place is a simple, stylish, and modern coworking space in Kolonos. The space is white, bright, and airy and is equipped with plush modern furnishings.
There are a number of coworking areas, private offices, meeting rooms, and a conference room here. The coworking areas have cushioned ergonomic chairs, new desks, and excellent views of downtown Athens from the windows.
There are several meeting rooms (although these need to be reserved in advance). These boast a 50″ LCD screen, whiteboards, flip charts, free coffee machines, and conference phones.
The nice thing about Athens Place is that it offers quite a quiet working environment. Only a couple of people sit at a table and the rooms are very spacious.
There are not tons of desks and people crammed together in a small open-plan office like in some of the other Athens coworking spaces.
Prices and opening times
Athens Places is open Monday to Friday 09:30-21:00. Although it is closed at weekends, you can use the meeting rooms on Saturdays if you schedule in advance.
Unfortunately, Athens Places is another spot that has stopped offering visibility on their pricing. You can email them for a tailored quote for your needs at [email protected].
FOUND.ATION is a coworking space a short walk away from the Petralona metro in the heart of the city. It is worth noting here as another option to consider, although its interiors and offerings are a little more simplistic compared to some of the other offices in Athens city center.
They offer a coworking membership for shared spaces or private offices for anywhere from a few weeks to a year. The premises offer a 750m² coworking environment, four dedicated offices that can accommodate up to 8 people, and ten open-space offices.
They have comfortable chairs and the decor is bright, colorful, and cheery. One thing that FOUND.ATION does offer which other Athens coworking spaces lack, is support and educational programs for new businesses.
They can connect you with legal professionals, help you to network, introduce you to potential investors, and offer one on one coaching.
Prices and opening times
FOUND.ATION offers tailor-made quotes based on your needs. For prices, you need to reach out to them via phone or via the contact form on their site.
The space is open from 10.00 am until 18.00pm Monday to Friday. It is closed at weekends.
Prelab Creative Space
Prelab Creative (Tzortz 11) is a design-focused coworking space close to the National Archeological Museum of Athens and the alternative district of Exarchia. It is worth noting if you work in a creative industry as Prelab is one of the only spaces of its kind.
The space first opened its doors in 2010 as a way to help design and architecture students from nearby Athens universities use design molding equipment and work in a quiet environment. Since then, they have opened up to allowing other small businesses and young entrepreneurs to work here.
So, if your job is more creative, this could be an inspiring place for you to work. The only issue is that Prelab, a small, independent space, does not have much information online.
Their website only displays a photo of the front of the space, an email, and a phone number. But you can definitely email or call for a quote and a tour to see if it is the space for you.
They do have some specialist high-tech equipment in-house such as molds and 3D printers but if you need something specific, it is best to check before you go. Their email is Prelaber@Gmail
Prices and opening times
Prelab is open from 10:00 am until 16:00pm Monday to Friday. It is closed on weekends but you may be able to liaise with the owners if you need to enter the premises for any reason on Saturdays and Sundays.
Great Cafes to Work from in Athens
Coworking spaces aside, there are countless excellent coffee shops that you can work from while you enjoy a strong Greek coffee or a Greek cappuccino. Going out for coffee is essentially the national sport of Greece and so, you can easily sit in a coffee shop here for hours without being disturbed.
Coworking spaces are great but they can be expensive. This is particularly true if you plan on dividing your work schedule between working from home and working elsewhere and you are not sure exactly how much use you are going to get out of a coworking membership.
In that case, you may want to also consider working from Athenian coffee shops and cafes. The great thing about choosing to do this?
Going out for coffee is such a huge part of Greek culture that there is a coffee shop on virtually every corner. If you spend a few hours working from an Athens coffee shop, you won’t be disturbed.
Most places have excellent wifi suitable for uploading files, having Skype/Zoom calls, and editing websites. Better yet, when you order coffee at a Greek coffee shop, you are usually presented with complimentary water and snacks.
You may consider spending half of your day working from home and the other half at a coffee shop. Just consider leaving a tip if you are there for extended periods!
Kinono (Falirou 48) is a bright and airy coffee shop and brunch space in the quirky Koukaki district in central Athens. The space is gorgeous.
The tables, chairs, and work benches have all been made by the owner with loving using recycled wood and other reused materials. The large floor-to-ceiling windows allow a lot of natural light to enter the premises and an abundance of tropical plants makes you feel as though you are in an urban greenhouse.
Kinono serves excellent coffee as well as a traditional Greek and contemporary international breakfast and brunch menu. The coffee shop is large and spacious with both indoor and outdoor seating and super-fast wifi.
Many Athens innovators come here to work. You can comfortably sit here for a couple of hours working.
Flamingo Athens (Krisila and Effranoros) is a chic all-day bistro in Pagrati, Athens. By day, it operates as a coffee bar and serves an array of Mediterranean and Greek brunch dishes and light bites. By night, it transforms into a cocktail bar.
The decor here mirrors the sophisticated crowd that hangs out at Flamingo. glass-paneled walls, sky-high ceilings, and Scandinavian-inspired furnishings.
The cafe is spread out across two floors and there is also al fresco sidewalk seating. It is seldom crowded during the day so it is not a problem to work here at leisure.
The Underdog Athens (Iraklidon 8) is a Thissio hotspot that has gained something of a cult following in recent years. Not only does this establishment roast its own coffee beans, but its baristas have also won awards in global barista competitions.
There are many that will tell you that the best coffee in Athens can be found at The Underdog or its sister business, Rabbit Punch in Pagrati. The Underdog has something of an industrial vibe.
You can sit inside or out in the courtyard. Whenever you stop by, you are likely to see plenty of fellow remote workers doing the same.
If you get hungry, you can choose from something on the Underdog’s extensive lunch and brunch menu. You can order everything from American pancakes to a contemporary twist on the typical Greek salad.
FAQs about the Best Coworking Spaces in Athens Greece
Do you have any further questions about the best co-working spaces in Athens Greece or where you should work remotely in Greece in general? The answers to some frequently asked questions on the topic are detailed below.
Hopefully, you will find the information that you’re looking for that. If not, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Where can I work remotely in Athens?
You can essentially work remotely in Athens anywhere where you can find a decent internet connection. And since drinking coffee is essentially the national sport of Greece, there are great coffee shops on every corner.
The majority of them offer fast, complimentary wifi, and food and drinks are affordable. When you visit Greek coffee shops, you will never be rushed or expected to leave after an hour or two like in some countries.
You can comfortably sit in the same place for several hours at a time. From a co-working space perspective, there are more than a dozen excellent places to choose from.
Stone Soup is a local favourite and is arguably one of the best. They also organise a lot of social events to help you make friends in your new city.
However, Vios coworking is perhaps the most economical choice. Their affordable prices make coworking accessible on a budget.
Final thoughts on the best coworking spaces in Athens
Do you have any additional questions about coworking space in Athens or about moving to Greece in general? I’ve been here since 2017.
I’m happy to assist with any questions you have. Feel free to reach out.
Geia sou! Melissa xo
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