Guests and staff at the Pentelikon Hotel in northern Athens were informed this morning that it was closing down due to financial problems.
Visitors were advised to find alternative accommodation, while employees were told they would not be needed after noon.
The luxury hotel, located in the leafy suburb of Kefalari, opened in 1927 and has been used by numerous Greek and foreign personalities. The building has been listed.
The hotel had been experiencing financial difficulties since 2012.