Want to find the best coworking space in Athens?
You’ve come to the right place! Matthew and I spent 2 months living in Athens as digital nomads, working remotely and exploring the coworking scene.
Athens, Greece is becoming a rising destination for remote workers. The Greek capital offers a high standard of living, reliable wifi connection, delicious Greek food and an affordable cost of living! But the digital nomad lifestyle isn’t just about sightseeing all the time…
…As digital nomads, we know it’s not all about exploring and adventuring around every single day. In fact, most remote workers have a pretty regular schedule working for 8 hours, 5 days a week.
That’s why finding a good coworking space in Athens is very important. We’ve found it’s much easier to focus and get things done when you’re in an environment that motivates you to do that.
Here’s a list of the best coworking spaces in Athens for digital nomads, we will be reviewing the features, amenities and prices for each space. And if you read to the end, we’ve also included a list of the best cafes to work from as well!
Coworking Spaces In Athens: The Best Places To Work From
Are you becoming a digital nomad in Athens soon?
It’s a great choice! There are plenty of spaces that offer a comfortable workspace, a vibrant community and reliable wifi. After living in Athens for 2 months, we’ve scoped out several coworking spaces and cafes to work from.
Here are the best coworking spaces in Athens, Greece:
1. Vios Coworking Space Athens (Historic Center)
Vios Coworking Space Athens is perfect for business owners, freelancers and remote workers looking to get things done. But it’s much more than a coworking space – they offer a gym, massage room, nap room, showers and a quiet zone.
That’s right, Vios Coworking is much more than just a workspace. You get this holistic new approach to work-life balance, providing a space for your health and wellness too.
Features & Amenities
There are quite a few features and amenities at Vios Coworking Athens. A coworking membership at Vios includes the usual:
- Hot desk at coworking space
- Reliable wifi
- Unlimited fresh-brew coffee
- Access to holistic wellness facilities
What do holistic wellness facilities actually mean? Once you’ve become a member at Vios, you can add-on certain wellness facilities to your package. As they are embracing an ethos similar to Google’s workspace culture, they wanted to make sure you have all you need in one space.
These are the wellness facilities you can add-on to your membership:
- sleeping rooms (perfect for naps)
- yoga or gym facilities
- terrace with views
- lockers, showers and changing rooms
There’s just so much to love about Vios Coworking Athens!
Desk & Chairs
The furniture of Vios is a very simple, modern yet comfortable style. There are plenty of chairs and desks to choose from – whether you like the traditional style or even lounge-style seating.
Vios offers several spaces to rest, relax and recharge. There are lounges, outdoor areas, meeting rooms and the rooftop terrace offers a view of Mount Lycabettus!
With such a beautiful and thought-out coworking space, you can bet there’s a stable wifi connection.
Community & Events
We couldn’t see any info about community events. That’s probably the one thing that Vios doesn’t have going for it. It’s easy enough to set up and it would make this coworking space in Athens the best all-around place for work, wellness and networking.
Cost For Monthly Membership
You get your money’s worth here and it’ll be much more to you than simply an ‘office’. Unfortunately, with a coworking membership – you really just get the office space with unlimited coffee. For the other coworking features and amenities, you will need to pay more per add-on.
The coworking space price starts from $161.84 USD per month for the Hot Desk Pro option.
2. Impact Hub Athens (Psyri)
Impact Hub Coworking Space is a worldwide coworking space with a focus on social entrepreneurship. They have offices in Belgrade, Antigua (we’ve worked from there for a month), Athens and so much more!
They don’t seem to have a particular theme or style, instead, they make it unique to each place they have a coworking space. For example, the impact Hub in Antigua Guatemala was in this beautiful outdoor courtyard.
What’s Impact Hub in Athens like? It has all the same elements you would expect – a space for focused work, networking, workshops, collaborative projects and even a big startup culture.
Features & Amenities
When you join Impact Hub, you get access to their relaxing coworking space that’s located inside a townhouse with a courtyard garden. This coworking space in Athens is located in the Psyri area which turns into a popular spot at night for young locals and digital nomads.
Desk & Chairs
There are some ergonomic chairs available, but like most coworking spaces it is first come, first serve. We always suggest arriving early to get your favorite desk and comfortable chair.
if you don’t get comfy chairs, there are just normal ones. Otherwise, they do have standing desks available too. A rare sight in your usual coworking space!
Impact has spent the big bucks to ensure you have access to high-speed internet. They have installed a fiber optic connection which gives you faster-than-your-average wifi speeds.
Community & Events
Impact Hub is a great space for you if you want to get involved in projects, collaborations or workshops.
As it’s started with social entrepreneurship in mind, there’s no shortage of people interested in the same things as you. They have a few events per month that you can join!
Cost For Monthly Membership
Impact Hub is your standard coworking space. It’s got everything you need to get your work done, network with others and has a reliable place to go every day. Your coworking membership includes a hot desk, free coffee, access to events and a lounge area.
A coworking membership at Impact Hub costs $184.65 USD per month.
3. Selina Theatrou (Omonia)
If you’ve read any of our other coworking blog posts, you’ll know how we feel about the Selina chain. Long story short: we don’t enjoy it very much!
However, we visited Selina in Athens as they were running a promotion. There held a free coworking day for digital nomads! We wanted to check it out for ourselves and see what it would be like to work from Selina Coworking.
Selina is a popular hostel chain with locations all over the world. They have started to dip into the remote work movement by adding coworking spaces to their hostels. While they say there are a coliving space (rather than a hostel), at the end of the day they are still a hostel which isn’t a bad thing at all – in fact, it’s great for backpackers or people on their gap year.
But for full-time digital nomads? A dorm might not be the best accommodation for months on end.
We found the people that went to the free coworking day didn’t stay at Selina itself. That’s probably because they attract more backpackers than digital nomads. Anyway, sorry rant over!
Features & Amenities
The Selina coworking space in Athens has a cool design, comfortable chairs and a scenic rooftop where you can gaze at the Acropolis.
Desk & Chairs
We worked at Selina on their free coworking day which meant we didn’t get access to the nicer rooms with ergonomic chairs. We had to sit at the main table which had wooden chairs and tables that kept pinching me for some reason. I think the wood was coming off or something like that – not entirely sure!
Overall, if we had to work from the ‘free’ area of Selina – we wouldn’t come back. In saying that, the paid area did seem like it was very comfortable. They did have comfortable ergonomic chairs, it’s pretty quiet and you get better wifi than the general public.
The wifi speed at Selina Coworking Space is around 18 Mbps. That’s what we got when we tested it back in 2021.
While it’s probably one of the lowest wifi speeds for coworking spaces, it worked just okay for simple tasks like answering emails. Not really what you expect but maybe members get a better internet connection – hopefully!
Rooftop Bar & Cafe
The best thing about working from Selina Athens is the rooftop bar and cafe. You’ll take the elevator up to the top floor and be instantly mesmerized by the view of the Acropolis. Nothing is obstructing the view and it’s just such a cool vibe up there.
The coffee and drinks are about the same prices as everywhere else. I’m not sure if you can bring your work up with you but you can definitely ask if it’s possible.
Community & Events
As a hostel, there are going to be plenty of community events you can join. They usually have daily yoga classes, live music and lots of parties.
As for more business-focused events, we couldn’t see them hosting any while we were there.
Cost For Monthly Membership
Selina’s Coworking is competitively priced and it also has the most flexible options for those that don’t want to commit to a whole month.
Here are the USD prices for Selina Coworking Space Athens:
- Day Pass: $10
- Weekly Pass: $45
- 1 Month Unlimited: $155
If you get a spot in the good rooms with ergonomic chairs, we think this is a pretty good price compared to other coworking spaces across Europe.
Are The Coworking Spaces In Athens Any Good?
When Matthew and I first arrived in Athens, we weren’t entirely sure how working remotely from this tourist destination would work out. As a digital nomad, you’ve got to plan your next destinations with work in mind. We have heard horror stories of people not considering the wifi situation in a certain country, getting there and having to leave within a week because they just couldn’t work.
Sure, it’s fun to sightsee, explore and embrace a new city as your home but if you can’t get your work done – it’ll be hard to continue life on the road.
Thankfully, the coworking spaces in Athens are pretty good!
But I have to be honest: we love coworking spaces that don’t feel like ‘offices’ if that makes sense. In Bali, we have been to some that have indoor and outdoor areas with lots of plants and an overall chill vibe.
We found that coworking spaces in Europe are just much more corporate than we are used to. Once you get over that, you’ll see that the coworking spaces in Athens are some of the best across the EU in terms of price, furniture and community.
What Makes A Coworking Space Great For Remote Workers?
A coworking membership isn’t the cheapest thing in the world – no matter where you’re located (yes, even Bali :P).
If you’re spending your hard earned money, you should get a great coworking space with good features and amenities in return right? You can’t sign up for just ANY coworking space!
How do you know if it’s a good coworking space? After being members in over a dozen coworking spaces in places like Medellin, Antigua, Merida and Playa del Carmen – we have a pretty good idea of what you should expect from a *good coworking space.
Here are 3 factors we consider before we choose to sign up:
- Fast, reliable wifi: Everyone needs different speeds based on their kind of work. As digital nomads, it’s our responsibility to base ourselves in destinations where wifi isn’t an issue. The good thing about coworking spaces is that they usually have the most reliable wifi connection in town!
- Comfortable workspace: A sore back = a grumpy digital nomad. We tend to spend 6-8 hours at a coworking space and we need good furniture to help us work well. Ergonomic chairs and big tables are always a big plus for us!
- Community events: Networking and making friends is a big reason digital nomads join coworking spaces. A good space will host events, masterclasses and workshops to bring everyone together!
We try to keep these 3 things in mind when we are trying to decide between coworking spaces.
Now that you know what a good coworking space looks like, it’s time to find out the best coworking space in Athens! Let’s get to it.
Want To Work From Cafes? Top 3 Cafes In Athens For Digital Nomads
Don’t like coworking spaces? Fair enough! The best thing about the digital nomad lifestyle is that you get to choose how you work.
One of the other popular ways to work is from a cafe. Some digital nomads love this because you don’t have to pay a monthly membership fee, you get to have coffee (and breakfast) and the buzzing atmosphere.
Matthew loves the stability and comfort that a coworking space offers but I actually love working from cafes. We think a combination of the 2 is probably the best way to mix up your work environment!
Here are the best cafes in Athens to work from for digital nomads.
1. Dope Roasting Co.
Our favorite cafe to work from in Athens is Dope Roasting Co!
Their cup of coffee is one of the best in town, the benches are very comfortable and there are enough plugs to work there for a while. Dope Coffee has a 2nd floor where you’ll find other people working or studying as well which makes it an encouraging atmosphere to get your work done.
One of the cool things about Dope (see what I did there) is that you never feel the pressure to leave or like you’ve overstayed your welcome. You can easily focus on your work and simply order your fair share of coffee/food. They have great sandwiches and pastries to keep your tummy happy! Dope Coffee also has some of the fastest wifi speeds we have seen – around 48 Mbps! This is higher than some coworking space, which is kinda odd.
Make sure you head to Dope early because it does get busy, especially toward the afternoon!
Kinono is a cute, eclectic car/cafe that offers coffee, beers and delicious breakfast food.
It’s a spacious cafe with a 1st and 2nd floor which means it should be a little easier to find a seat. Like most cafes in Athens, it’s quiet in the morning and it gets busier in the afternoon.
We recommend working from the 2nd floor because there are plugs located next to most of the tables.
Like starting work early? KoukArt is open from 7:00am and it rarely gets busy in the morning.
They have some of the most comfortable chairs of all the cafes, making it a great cafe to work longer hours. Their wifi is reliable, there are enough plugs to keep your devices charged and the staff is very nice!
KoukArt has all you could ask for in a cafe!
Why Digital Nomads Are Living in Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece is one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world.
With beautiful landmarks like the Acropolis in the distance, welcoming Greek people and one of the best cuisines in the world (we’re biased toward Greek food, okay :P) – we can’t see why Athens wouldn’t be on the list of countries for digital nomads.
One of the things that surprised us the most about being digital nomads is how affordable the cost of living in Athens can be! When you compare it to other major European destinations, Athens was very reasonable in terms of accommodation, food costs, groceries and even activities.
Digital nomads can enjoy a great standard of living in Athens without breaking the bank. More than that, the wifi is very reliable and there are plenty of coworking spaces to work from. Another reason we chose Athens as our base in Greece was easy to access the islands for a weekend getaway. You can easily hop on a ferry or catch a flight to any of the nearby islands!
Are Coworking Spaces In Athens Good For Digital Nomads?
Coworking spaces in Athens are more than suitable for a digital nomad.
The best thing we found was that it’s much cheaper to join coworking spaces in Athens than in other major European cities, giving you great value for your money. The cost of living in Athens in general is much lower than even cities like Lisbon which was previously the lowest (and it’s one of the highest costs of living now).
We recommend choosing a coworking space in Athens that suits your vibe. If you want a more relaxed work environment, Impact Hub will be great for you. If you want a more predictable, comfortable office-style space – Vios or Selina are also great options!
And if coworking isn’t your thing, we spent a good chunk of our time working from cafes in Athens. The best thing about the cafe culture in Athens is that you don’t feel any pressure to leave. You can still focus on your work at any of the cafes!
Overall, there is a strong coworking culture in Athens and you won’t have any problems finding the right one for you!