Top hotels in Athens
The 4-star Meliá Athens offers contemporary luxury in the heart of the ancient Greek city, with the National Archaeological Museum and the National Library both moments away. Spectacular views of the Acropolis can be enjoyed from the warm waters of the rooftop pool, as well as from the Sky Lounge Rooftop Dining Bar which serves a range of cocktails and snacks. After a work-out in the fitness centre, unwind in your room’s own hydromassage bathtub, or relax in bed with an LCD TV and free wi-fi.
A chic, urban hotel in the centre of this ancient city, Fresh Hotel, Athens puts you in touch with the area’s historic past as well as its modern, metropolitan culture. The rooms are brightly lit, offer city views, and come with air conditioning and high-speed wi-fi connections. Relax in the hotel sauna and steam room, and in the evening grab a bite to eat at the Air Lounge bar and restaurant, which serves Greek and Mediterranean cuisine under stunning views of the Acropolis.
With the Acropolis, theatres, cafés, eateries and shops steps away, the 4-star Herodion Hotel is in the heart of the historical city of Athens in a chic, picturesque residential area. Surrounded by neoclassical buildings, the hotel compliments its setting perfectly with inspired contemporary design and great features. There’s a business centre, a coffee bar, a secluded lounge and a roof terrace with a Jacuzzi and enviable views of the Acropolis. All rooms have air conditioning and satellite TVs.
Ideally set in the heart of Athens, the 4-star Polis Grand Hotel is just minutes from the cultural sights of the historical centre and within easy reach of shops and restaurants. Soak in the atmosphere on the hotel’s ninth-floor terrace with spectacular views across the city, or sample authentic Greek cuisine in the hotel’s further two restaurants. Host the perfect meeting using stylish, high-tech facilities or relax in comfortable rooms with air conditioning, flatscreen TVs and free wi-fi.
Centrally located, Grecotel Pallas Athena is next to Athens City Hall. It offers uniquely decorated accommodation with arty details. Facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Omonia Metro Station is a 5-minute walk away. Featuring hand-picked items and individually designed, all air-conditioned rooms and suites of Pallas Athena come with a flat-screen, satellite TV. Each has a minibar and a hairdryer, while free Wi-Fi is included. Guests may enjoy Greek and Mediterranean gourmet dishes, prepared with fresh products from the property’s farm, at the restaurant's veranda, overlooking Kotzia Square. A lounge bar serving finger food and cocktails is offered. The scenic area of Plaka, as well as the popular sight of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum can be reached within short walking distance. The central Syntagma Square is a 10-minute walk away.
At the InterContinental® Athenaeum Athens hotel you can savour the contrast between elegant contemporary design and the classical architecture of the Acropolis. An award-winning conference centre offers the perfect setting for business events, while the serene spa and gourmet restaurants add a subtle touch of luxury. Spend the day exploring the city’s world-renowned ancient sites, or the boutiques and galleries of Kolonaki, before returning in time for champagne cocktails at the rooftop bar.
Area: Omonia - Free Wi-Fi. Just 200m from the Omonia metro station. The hotel is near National Technical University of Athens and National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Guestrooms open to balconies with city or courtyard views and feature beds with Select Comfort mattresses. The restaurant on the ground floor are places where you can enjoy a drink or typical Greek meal. Also, easy to access other areas of the city via the metro and explore all the Greek capital has to offer.
The Athens Tiare Hotel is a contemporary place to stay, well-located for exploring the city, overlooking the famous Omonia Square. The Artensis Restaurant is chic and modern, and offers an exciting contemporary menu and signature cocktails, while you can also unwind with a drink in the elegant Augusta Lounge. Each room has air conditioning, hardwood floors, internet access, a laptop safe, LED smart TV, a minibar, selection of pillows and a private bathroom.
Set in the historical neighbourhood Plaka, in the heart of the old town of Athens, the 5-star Electra Palace Hotel Athens is minutes away from major tourist hotspots, the Acropolis and the temple dedicated to Athena, the Parthenon. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, enjoy the complimentary breakfast in the beautiful garden, relax in the spa, host a meeting with high-tech conference facilities, sample Greek cuisine in the restaurant or relax by the pool.
Ideally located right next to the Acropolis Museum and a 5-minute walk from the Acropolis Metro Station. Hotel rooms are sunny and modern, styled with elegant fabrics and earthy colors. Each is air conditioned and comes with a TV and minibar. Some rooms have Acropolis views from their windows. Buffet breakfast is served at the all-day cafe. Lunch and dinner are served at the partner hotel Herodion Hotel, located only 40 m away. There is Wi-Fi access in the lobby. Philippos Hotel is conveniently located in the center of the city, next door to the historic quarter with its old style charm and affordable shopping and dining options. The central square of Syntagma is just a 15 minute walk away. The attentive staff is on hand 24/7 and can offer sightseeing information, or arrange for car rental, dry cleaning and baggage storage.This property is near a subway station – you'll be close to Akropoli (Acropoli).
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Centrally located in Athens, within a 3-minute walk of Metaxourgio Metro Station, Albion offers rooms with private bathroom. Free WiFi is available in public areas and private parking is available at an indoor parking nearby. Fitted with tiled floors and wooden furnishings, the simply decorated rooms at Albion include air conditioning and a bathroom with shower. Albion Hotel lies within walking distance from restaurants, shops and bars, while the Acropolis Museum is 4 metro stops away. Athens International Airport is at a distance of 40 km.
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Hotels in Athens
One of the oldest cities on earth, Athens has a formidable ancient legacy as a strategic maritime centre in the Greek Empire, although a settlement existed here approximately 5, 000 years ago. It was here where, in 1896, the first modern version of the Olympic Games took place, although Athens actually hosted the first-ever Olympic Games approximately 3, 800 years ago, in 776 BC.
Clearly, any visit to the Greek capital would be incomplete without witnessing the ancient architectural splendour of the Acropolis, dominating the city from a sacred, well-defined hill.
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Despite numerous sieges and fires during its 2, 500-year history, much of the Acropolis has survived, and the Greek Government continues to fund the extensive restoration of the Parthenon. By the Byzantine period, the Parthenon temple became an important place of Christian worship, although it was converted into residential accommodation by the late Middle Ages, after which it served as a minaret and several mosques until the early 19th century.
The only thing missing in the view from the Acropolis is the Acropolis itself, which is why you should consider heading to the top of Lycabettus Hill. Here, you can enjoy a phenomenal panoramic view of the city and the Parthenon in the background, especially in those precious minutes just before and after sunset.
The National Archaeological Museum
Without this gallery, it is likely that many of the greatest treasures of Ancient Greece would have been either misplaced or irreversibly damaged by weathering. The National Archaeological Museum, which was founded in 1829, is a must-see if you're eager to see some of the most famous prehistoric and ancient artefacts related to Greece and the surrounding area.
With its rustic, village-like charm and decorated pedestrianised streets, Plaka contrasts profoundly with the rest of Athens, and is home to many fantastic boutique stores and quaint cafÃ©s. One of the most picturesque sections is Anafiotika, where you can observe many attractive Greek Island-inspired houses and the photogenic 11th-century Byzantine St Nicholas Church.
Where to stay in the city
Affordable, well-presented Athens Hotels include stylish Athens Center Square, the Marina Hotel Athens and the Periscope Hotel. For more deluxe venues, you could book a stay at the highly hospitable Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel, the majestic Athens Lotus Hotel, or the immaculate InterContinental Athenaeum.
Eating out in Athens
With more than 2, 000 restaurants to choose from, you're guaranteed to find a cuisine that's to your liking. For some divine, authentic Greek cuisine, you could head to Karamanlidika, Arsenis Taverna Iseris in Paleo Faliro, or Eleas Gi in Kifisia, or enjoy other delightful contemporary dishes at the elegant Funky Gourmet restaurant. For some very tasty German and Central European-themed food, try the Bock Beer Restaurant, or go to Oroscopo for other mouthwatering local, Mediterranean or Italian cuisine.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Athens
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Athens?The best hotels to stay in Athens are Melia Athens, Fresh Hotel and Herodion Hotel - roof garden with jacuzzi & view.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Athens?Alma Hotel in Athens offers one night in a double room at the price of £20.
What are the best hotels in Athens near the center?Theoxenia Hotel, Alma Hotel and Polis Grand Hotel are located in the central neighborhood of Athens.
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