Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Where to stay in Athens
One of the world’s great cities for a travel adventure, Athens is truly a cultural treat for travelers. With over 2,000 years of history and landmarks such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum to be discovered, the Greek capital has so much to offer.
Add in the 2.5-mile Archaeological Promenade, which is only open to pedestrians and links all the key archaeological landmarks, and the city center becomes even more attractive to history buffs.
As well as the obvious historical charms, Athens also is one of Europe’s most dynamic cities in terms of nightlife and dining out with an abundance of funky clubs, bars and restaurants in areas such as Monastiraki and the trendy neighbourhood of Metaxourgiou.
Athens is a wonderful destination for a break both in the summer and winter and provides a reliable and inexpensive network of public transport options, including metro, bus, tram, trolleybus and train services, to help you make the most of your time in this compelling city. If you do plan on exploring Greece outside of the capital there are also plenty of car rental options.
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Athens City Center Hotels
Reflecting the style, culture and history of the Greek capital, this five-star choice enjoys amazing views of the city and room designs that are both unique and unexpected. As well as luxury accommodation, guests can also enjoy complimentary passes to the Acropolis Museum and a city sightseeing excursion.
A four-star hotel choice, the Novotel is located close to the National Museum and Omonoia Square with the nearest metro station just a few minutes from the front door. Clubs, bars and restaurants are all to hand, while Athens city center is less than a kilometre away.
A budget choice in the Greek capital, the Mirabello features all the benefits of a modern hotel in a quiet part of the city center near the Omonoia Square area. Located just 15 minutes from Athens’ main shopping area, the hotel offers warm and welcoming accommodation at a relatively inexpensive price.
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My solo trip to Athens was magical. So much history, great food and kind people. Can’t wait to return
Many travelers use Athens as a place to check off some ruins and head to the islands. Personally, I loved spending a more significant amount of time exploring the city. I recommend it for female travelers, too, and backpackers can find hostels here.
Greece takes forever to explore, yet only a moment to fall in love with. From the capital Athens to the most remote of islands or mountain villages, this country is full of charm, charisma and surprises. Been going there for years and every time it feels more and more like coming home.
Some people love it, some people hate on it. The biggest thing to know - don't get a hotel near the port. Syntagma square? That's a central spot and you can stroll to nearby streets lined with fun bars, cafes, and restaurants. Kolonaki? Even better - one of the posh or upscale neighborhoods and you will be at ease. So if you plan out a nice hotel or Airbnb then I think you will love the city. The people are laid back, there's a great coffee culture, make sure you sit back and enjoy! Don't try and see everything all in one day. If you will hike to the top of the Acropolis - go earlier in the morning and avoid the hottest part of the day. All in all, it's a special city with graffiti all over but it's got some character and plenty of leafy streets and fun cafes and bars.