Best horror rooms of Athens in 2023

Terror And Fear: 20 Best Horror Escape Rooms Of Athens

Are you on the hunt for the top horror escape rooms in Athens? Don’t miss these 20 terrifying games featuring live actors!

Last updated: 05 Apr 2024

You may already know that Athens has some of the best Escape Games in the world.

In recent years, more and more Greek games have taken top positions in international competitions, attracting the interest of the international escape scene.

Escape room enthusiasts, who travel to the city to play, are constantly increasing, participating in 2, 3, or even 4 Escape Rooms daily!

At the same time, perhaps even more than riddles games, Athens has become a top destination for horror escape rooms.

So, here are my 20 recommendations for the best horror escape rooms in Athens you should definitely try!

All these rooms offer great overall experiences and will excite you.

Of course, “top” is subjective, so please read through to find the most suitable game for you!

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Six must-know tips before participating in Athens’ best horror escape rooms:

  1. You can make an online reservation on all the Escape Rooms in the following list.

  2. The price depends on the duration of the game and the number of players participating. Indicatively, it usually ranges between 15 and 30 euros per person. However, all the games on the list are value-for-money choices.

  3. Most games can accommodate teams of 2 to 6 people. Nevertheless, some support 1 person and some others up to 7. If you have a special request, I highly recommend you contact the game masters and ask for their help. The best contact option, if available, is the phone.

  4. All games are available in English. However, all websites aren’t, so Google Translate is your friend. Once again, if you are not sure about something, it’s better to contact the game masters directly.

  5. Escape rooms #19, #18, #17, #12, #10, #9, #7, #6, and #2 operate even after midnight – or start their last game at 23:30! If your schedule is busy, consider this option as well.

  6. Most Athens horror escape rooms include a live performance and recommend comfortable clothing.

Map of Athens’ 20 Best Horror Escape Rooms

#20 Bloody Mary @ Illusion Escape Rooms

Athens Best Horror Escape Rooms: Bloody Mary At Illusion Escape Rooms

Plot: At 33 Lovecraft Street in old Providence, for centuries has stood the Worth Mansion.

The legend surrounding it is ominous, as many different tenants met a tragic end in it.

The superstitions of the inhabitants speak of the witch Mary Worth, the last descendant of this cursed family, who lived in the house at the beginning of the century.

They say about her spirit where she haunted the place.

The most suspicious talk about a “child’s” game where the witch taught the children before she died.

A game of candles in front of a mirror.

The game you tried to play earlier before you were interrupted.

All of you have been having the same weird nightmare lately.

A nightmare that tonight brought you all to finish that game you missed as kids, at 33 Lovecraft Street, in old Providence at the Worth Mansion.

Time to escape: 105′.

Players: 3-5

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#19 Mrs. Rose’s House @ The Darkwood Village

Plot: About 1777 AD.

The locals were keeping a deadly secret in a remote village just outside of London.

It all started when an older woman, always aloof and silent, lost her young son while he was playing with the village children.

The lonely woman who suffers from his death is redeemed when, after ten years, she manages to put his soul into a doll.

Death spreads through the village as inside the doll lives not her son but an entity.

Blinded by her love, all she does is protect him.

Her house will become a big grave…

Every night, the woman’s spirit enlivens the haunted village to feed on the souls of passers-by and be able to see her little son…

Time to escape: 90′.

Players: 3-5

Book on the official website:

#18 The Existence @ Overdose

Plot: A dark house full of secrets and unexplained phenomena is for sale.

Rumor has it that the owner used the home to keep the dead and perform necromancy rites.

His son, having a hidden gift, was the connecting link…

The dark past that lies there does not let souls rest…

A veil of mystery covers this house to this day.

Are you still sure about your visit and purchase, or have you changed your mind?

Time to escape: 90′.

Players: 3-6

Book on the official website:

#17 Lethal Decision @ EscapeClue Athens

Plot: A mystery hovers around the mansion on Bosporou Street.

The mansion doors are not open; they have never been for at least 30 years.

The house has ceased to be inhabited and is left to its fate.

The strange thing about this story is a sudden activity seen lately.

Some whispers in the night, some suspicions of human presence…

What could all this mean?

If you decide to violate this private space, the revelations that will be made may shock you…

Time to escape: 120′.

Players: 3-6

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#16 Escape The Car-Killer @ Lockbusters

Athens Best Horror Escape Rooms: Escape The Car-Killer At Lockbusters

Plot: Robinson Woods – Illinois 2002

While driving through the deserted street in Robinson Woods, something mysteriously interrupts your journey.

The car has no fuel, and a dreadful feeling that something bad is about to happen has taken over you!

Maybe it is just the rumors about terrible crimes.

Rumors about cannibals.

Rumors about psychopathic killers seek to provide a torturous end to anyone crossing this area.

The storm limits your visibility, but you are certain that something outside your car is staring at you.

Trapped inside your last haven, your car, will you find a way out, or will you become the next victim?

Time to escape: 80′.

Players: 2-4

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#15 The Litchver Woodland @ Dare Escape Rooms

The Litchver At Woodland

Plot: As courageous campers, you and your company make the big decision; camp in the haunted, Litchver forest!

You contact a resident of a nearby village, deep in the Carpathian Mountains of distant Romania, and persuade him to tell you about the legend of the forest and the many disappearances there.

The stranger initially strongly urges you to cancel the trip but then bows down and promises to help you get to the spot, giving you his old car.

A development that eventually pushes you to visit him!

Legend of Litchver says that Aaron, a lonely and bizarre hunter, lived there hunting in the forest many years ago.
One rainy night, a village girl, little Emily, got lost and found herself on his way.

He is said to have shot the little one under unknown circumstances and left her to die helplessly. The place has since been haunted!

And at the place where little Emily died, a giant dead Olive tree grew in the middle of the road.

As for the bizarre hunter, Aaron, no one has ever seen him.

Stories are told that he was sealed in a big cave in the forest since then, but nothing ever… has not been confirmed…

Time to escape: 90′

Players: 3-6

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#14 I’m Many @ Get Out Escape Rooms

Plot: “I decided I need No One.

I want to live alone and have been doing great for the past couple of years.

STOP bothering us.

We want to be Alone”.

This is Artemis’s answer to every family relative who asked to go to the loft on Thermopylon Street.

Time has passed, and we have had no news or communication with Artemis for the past couple of months.

What may have happened?

No one knows.

She never answered us, but she always responded to our family lawyer.

We need to learn together what has happened.

Apart from the undivided love we have for her, we need to know what will happen to her property as well… for typical reasons.

Time to escape: 90′.

Players: 2-5

Book on the official website:

#13 The School Of The Burning Souls @ LockDown Escape Rooms

Athens Best Horror Escape Rooms: The School Of The Burning Souls At LockDown Escape Rooms

Plot: Bloodwood Elementary School, UK, September 1986

Time 22.00:

According to the schedule, the cloistered students fell asleep after their evening meal.

The only light left on is the one in the manager’s office, who, as usual, is working hard, preparing for the next day.

Time 23.00:

The tragic screams of the little students broke the absolute stillness as the flames engulfed and burned everything around them, leaving behind a sad aftermath.

35 years later:

You are the sole survivors of that tragic night and return to what is left of what you called “your school” to find out what really happened and scarred you forever.

But nothing is the same anymore…

Time to escape: 100′.

Players: 3-5

Book on the official website:

#12 Stigmata @ Dark Maze

Plot: September 14, 1224, Assisi, Italy

On Mount Alvernia, Father Francis prays on his knees, asking God to allow him to experience the pain and suffering of Jesus at the time of the crucifixion.

Shortly afterward, he shows nail wounds on his hands and feet while blood runs down his forehead as if a crown of thorns had been placed on his head.

A few months later, the official Catholic Church recognized Father Francis as the first man to display stigmata.

October 21, 1896, Pluckley, England

Howls wake the peaceful village in the middle of the night.

The desperate father runs upstairs to the top floor of his humble home and breathlessly discovers that there are wounds all over his little daughter’s limbs.

With trembling hands and thinking that his child is suffering from some disease, he writes a letter urgently asking for medical help and sends it to the capital.

After a few days, a team of doctors set off from London to Pluckley to find out what exactly is happening to the girl.

Mental state, disease of the times, or reality?

Think carefully before you get on the old carriage and start your journey there…

Time to escape: 105′.

Players: 2-5

Book on the official website:

#11 Swamp Of Sorrows @ Room 54

Plot: You move in the dark and feel the moist atmosphere around you…

You can hear your breath growing faster as you feel the danger approaching.

The infinite silence interrupts eerie screams and OFS.

You discover that you are not alone…

Some of them are beside you, in front of you, behind you.

Everyone is here for a reason.

Is the same for everyone?

You’re going to have to find out soon enough.

If you don’t, you’ll turn into one of those cursed creatures that roam around to piece you.

The creatures that the creator of Magic sent to stop you.

Nature is imprisoned, and your purpose is to bring order back.

If you do not do it, the tears and the sadness will bring destruction.

Make the right decisions.


Time to escape: 70′ or 120′ – depends on the mode.

Players: 2-5

Book on the official website:

Best Horror Escape Rooms Of Athens: Top 10

#10 The Sacrifice @ Disappear EscapeRoom

Athens Best Horror Escape Rooms: The Sacrifice At Disappear EscapeRoom

Plot: Torryburn, Scotland, 1899.

A secluded village with a chilling past, where death and paranormal phenomena accompany anyone who has visited it in recent years.

The village is now dominated by a dark force that has taken root in its foundations.

Can you defy what awaits you and put an end to this macabre story?

But be careful; the only certain thing is that you are not alone…

Time and blood freeze there, so think twice before you embark on your journey to Torryburn.

Time to escape: 110′

Players: 3-6

Book on the official website:

#9 M’AMMA @ Suspense Escape Rooms

Athens Best Horror Escape Rooms: M'amma At Suspense Escape Rooms

Plot: God, please give me a child.

I will be a good mother.

I promise!

Juarez, Mexico, 1979

“Pray for m’amma”

Time to escape: 105′

Players: 3-6

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#8 Wake Up @ Station 33

Scary escape rooms in Athens: Wake Up At Station 33

Plot: The big day for your trip to Europe, which you have been planning for so long, has come.

Your meeting point with your friends is at Larisa’s train station, and nothing will ruin it.

Or maybe it will…

When you get there, you find that your train has left two hours earlier, even though your tickets are right.

Now you have to find a place to spend the night, but all the hotels in the area are full.

Fortunately, the weird train conductor is the only one that can help you.

He will offer you his mother’s old guest house to spend the night…

Time to escape: 130′

Players: 3-5

Book on the official website:

#7 The Butcher @ Escapepolis

Athens Best Horror Escape Rooms: The Butcher At Escapepolis

Plot: Austin, Texas, 2019.

The state is shocked at the consecutive abductions and findings of dismembered bodies.

According to the local Authorities, a serial killer is striking terror and agony in the local community.

Nothing, and no one, seems able to stop him.

Austin, Texas, 1981.

6-year-old Thomas witnesses the cruel murder and dismemberment of his mother by his father, a butcher by profession.

The killer becomes aware of his son’s presence and locks him in the shop’s freezer with the boy’s mother.

Thomas, however, escapes, steals his father’s gun from the bedside table, and manages to kill him.

The abhorrent story of 1981 revives today, 38 years later, bringing little Thomas again to the spotlight.

He grew up as the most ruthless serial killer in American crime history.

No mercy, no regret, no guilt for his actions.

His victims are both women and men.

Women who are kidnapped and then murdered and dismembered, much to the delight of his ill imagination that seeks to create his mother’s figure again.

As for men, they bring back memories from his father’s criminal past, which is a good enough reason to kill as many as he can… and, in this way, to revenge on the person who took away his childhood joy!

You are his last victims, starring in the drama’s final act.

Your mission is to escape before the Butcher stains with blood your abduction case.

Remain calm and focused for an experience that gets your adrenalin going!

But hurry up, Thomas will not show mercy when he meets you…

Time to escape: 100′

Players: 3-5

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#6 Mystic Project @ Mystic Corporation

Plot: You are a group of journalists who learned that the first escape room created in the 18th century has been reconstructed.

A 30-minute puzzle room that the eccentric Lord Beaverwood had built to entertain his distinguished clients.

After re-establishing his mysterious Society, the Lord’s descendants found the designs and built this unique room in Athens.

So, you arrive at the headquarters of the Society, a neoclassical corner mansion, to cover the reportage.

You have a huge smile on your face and 30 minutes in front of you to solve the puzzles of the first Escape Room ever created!

Time to escape: 120′

Players: 3-6

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#5 Woman In Black @ Coven escape rooms

Woman In Black At Coven

Plot: Residents of Grithin Gifford’s Village are unfriendly to any stranger.

In particular to a lawyer sent from London to find the will of the last occupant of the old mansion across the swamp road.

No one has seen her as long as this place stands there and rots on its own.

That woman dressed in black.

That form who spreads death.

No one has seen her.

Until today…

Time to escape: 105′

Players: 3-6

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#4 Don’t Take A Breath @ Verone

Don't Take A Breath At Verone

Plot: It seemed like a good idea to make tons of money easily, and they had all the information required plus the keys because the dad of a group member owned the security company!

A disabled, visually impaired man shouldn’t be an obstacle…

The reality turned out to be a nightmare!!

What they didn’t know was that the disabled was a veteran of the United States special armed forces carrying the scars of the distortion of the war in Iraq in 1991!

His huge, isolated mansion was his own mission shelter!

This house in the disreputable neighborhood hid more secrets than they had expected and turned out to be a battlefield!

Will the invaders manage to survive this deadly escape game?

Time to escape: 120′

Players: 4-6

Book on the official website:

Top 3: Sanatorium, El Exorcista, Chapel & Catacombs

#3 Sanatorium (Night Mode) @ Lockhill Metaxourgio

Scary escape rooms in Athens: Sanatorium At Lockhill Metaxourgio

Plot: “The sanatorium is no longer used.

From what I’ve read, it was used for both the mentally and the physically impaired, and the living conditions in that place were truly horrendous.

The strange thing is, I was passing by the other day, and I swear I heard someone screaming from the inside.

I must have been mistaken, though, because it was closed long ago.”

Excerpt from the diary of Professor Nathan Jones

Time to escape: 90′

Players: 1-5

Book on the official website:

#2 El Exorcista @ No Exit

Scary escape rooms in Athens: El Exorcista At No Exit

Plot: The exorcist opened the door with the number 13 and met a seemingly innocent girl possessed by a powerful demon.

But his forces are not enough to save the little one.

Are you brave enough to help in his difficult task without losing your own soul?

Time to escape: 90′

Players: 3-5

Book on the official website:

#1 Chapel & Catacombs @ Lockhill Nea Ionia

Scary escape rooms in Athens: Chapel & Catacombs At Lockhill Nea Ionia

Plot: “This is the only place of worship in Lockhill.

Even though it is supposed to be a place of peace and quiet, my skin crawls whenever I go near it.

Maybe it’s just the catacombs next to it, or maybe something else…”.

Excerpt from the diary of Professor Nathan Jones

* Chapel & Catacombs was voted the Best Escape Room In the World for 2022, according to the TERPECA contest!

Time to escape: 130′

Players: 1-7

Book on the official website:

Top Riddles’ Escape Rooms in Athens!

If you’re curious about how the above rooms ranked in previous years, be sure to check out the “10 scary escape rooms you should try in Athens in 2022“.

Not a horror fan? No problem!

In addition to the 20 best horror escape rooms in Athens, you can read about the city’s best escape rooms with riddles!

They focus on puzzles and teamwork, and you’ll love them.

And don’t forget to check the hidden gems of Athens guide for more unusual ideas to explore during your trip.

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