Athens

Athens, Greece

Athens is the capital city of Greece and is a sprawling city with plenty of historical sights, bustling port and a wealth of restaurants and shops to suit every taste and budget. As well as being historically important, Athens is also commercially important and has one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean.

Athens

Athens is busy and crowded and is spread over many districts. The old quarters of Thisson and Psirri are popular nightlife areas and has a distinctive character with its original charm. The commercial heart of the city is around Syntagma Square which is dominated by the old Royal Palace and has many major hotels and restaurants. Just beyond the city's southern edge is the bustling port of Piraeus which offers a ferry service to the outlying islands.

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Athens Hotels (74)

A 4 star hotel built in typical Greek style in extensive grounds. The complex is ideal for families, couples and business users alike....

The Plaza Resort Hotel is a luxurious hotel set on the sandy beach of Anavyssos. The hotel offers guests a winning combination of excellent hospitality and good facilities....

The Grande Bretagne Hotel is one of the most famous and luxurious hotels in Greece and here guests are invited to discover a world of elegance and excellent service....

The Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel is set in an amazing location in the shadow of the Acropolis....

This hotel will appeal to anyone looking for a centrally situated, luxury hotel with excellent service and high standards; perfect for those who wish to be pampered....

The Sofitel offers on site 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and make this an ideal choice for the business or leisure traveller wanting to stay next to the international airport....

Situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Athens, the Eden Beach Resort Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a good range of facilities on site....

The Achilleas Hotel is a centrally located hotel and is set in a small quiet street....

The Acropol Hotel is centrally located perfect for visiting all this city has to offer....

Contemporary styled hotel at the foot of the Philopappos hill, offering commanding views of the Acropolis...

Located in the Plaka district, the hotel has elegant styling and a roof-top terrace with views to the Acropolis...

Located opposite the National Gardens in the historic district, the hotel enjoys views over the city from its roof-top terrace...

Amaryllis Inn is a two star hotel located on a quite road at the downtown commercial centre of Athens. ...

Small and comfortable hotel with an ideal location near the port making this the perfect base for taking boat tours and exploring this area of Athens....

The Arion Athens Hotel offers guests a charming hotel and is set in an unforgettable location on the quiet square overlooking St Dimitrios church. The hotels excellent location, high standard of room...

The hotel Astor is a fine hotel in an ideal loction for sight seeing and enjoying the city of Athens...

A Luxury 5 star hotel in the heart of the city offering lavish accommodation and quality service that ensures an unforgettable stay....

Surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife spots, the hotel offers a convenient location just a short walk from the major archaeological sites....

The Hotel Athens Cypria is a perfect choice for everyone looking for a joyful holiday....

Athens Lotus Hotel is a small and friendly hotel in the historical centre, just 5 minutes walk from the bus and train station for easy sight-seeing....

It is the ideal choice for those looking for a relaxing holiday next to the town centre, perfect for visiting all Athens has to offer....

All the major sights are within walking distance 20 min walk to Acropolis and Plaka, 10 min walk to the National garden, 20 min walk to the archaeological sites and Museums, inside the area of exclusi...

With plenty of onsite facilities and easy access to public transport, the Candia Hotel is a great base to see all that Athens has to offer....

Cecil Hotel is a welcoming hotel with views to the Acropolis. It offers pleasant accommodation and a central location in walking distance of many attractions and amenities....

The Central Hotel offers a great location, close to many of the major sights, shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel features a rooftop bar and terrace a great spot to relax after a hard days sightsee...

The location of Claridge Hotel Athens make its an ideal base to discover all that the city has to offer....

Lovely Art Deco style hotel with superior rooms and facilities making this a great choice for those looking for elegance and good service in the heart of the city....

Congo Palace Hotel provides a high quality service, in a luxury environment....

Delphi Art hotel is a neoclassical hotel that was recently renovated and its history goes back to the 30s. Nowadays it is a popular place for many artists, due to its location and sophisticated style....

The Divani Apollon Palace & Spa is for those who wish to enjoy a unique environment, luxury stay, and the possibility to enjoy health and beauty treatments....

The Divani Caravel Hotel appeals to both leisure and business guests due to its location....

The Dorian Inn Hotel is a perfect choice for those looking for a relaxing holiday with all Athens has to offer close at hand....

The Electra Hotel is on a pedestrian street near Syntagma Square. The hotel has been established since 1965 but has been regularly renovated since. The hotel offers guests traditional Greek service w...

The Electra Palace Hotel is a five star property under the shadow of the Acropolis ideal for those looking to visit all athens has to offer....

Epidavros Hotel is located in a quiet area in the centre of Athens, very close to all this cities attractions....

Eridanus Hotel has been opened since June 2004 and is housed in a neoclassical building that belonged to the Strefis historical Athenian family....

The Evripides Hotel offers magnificent views of the Acropolis and Lycabettos and a panoramic view of Athens....

The Fresh Hotel offers 133 minimalist style guest rooms and suites in the heart of the city centre....

Opposite the hotel, there is a park where you can take a relaxing walk or let your children play in the newly built playground one of the best in Athens....

Five star boutique hotel with a modern and quirky interior combined with a great central location; an ideal choice as a base for exploring the city centre....

A luxury 4 star hotel at the foot of Acropolis Hill with stunning views. Perfect for those wanting to explore the historical city....

This luxury hotel offers spacious rooms and good facilities and is an ideal choice to those travelling on business or who want to stay near the airport....

Ilion Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Athens, in Omonia square. The Omonia metro station just 50 meters away, allows quick access to all major points of interest....

Iniohos Hotel is located in a strategic spot for those who want to visit the city of Athens including Omonia Square....

The Ionis Hotel is a three star hotel that represents excellent value for money. ...

The location of the hotel is it's best asset. The view of the Acropolis from the roof-top garden is simply superb! You are walking distance from the Ancient Agora and the Monastiraki square....

The Jason Prime Hotel is set in the centre of Athens and is steps from Ammonia Square. The hotel welcomes guests who wish to experience highly personalised service with convenience....

The Kaningos 21 Design Hotel is located in Kaningos square in the centre of Athens. The hotel is located within walking distance of all that the city has to offer. ...

The King George Hotel is a 5-star hotel situated in the heart of Athens....

The La Mirage Hotel offers the ideal place for access to Athens historical sites and the modern shopping centres....

Liberty Hotel is the epitome of cheap and chic accommodation in the very heart of Athens....

The Life Gallery Hotel, a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" and "Design Hotels", offers 24 deluxe rooms, 3 art studios and 3 junior suites. The hotel also features a spa ...

Marathon Beach Resort Hotel offers contemporary styling and a prime location next to the beach and the marina at Nea Makri....

A 4 star family friendly hotel perfect for those wanting a relaxing peaceful holiday in the sun....

Family run hotel offering comfortable accommodation and offering a very friendly and warm atmosphere making this the ideal choice for a base for exploring this lively city....

The luxury 5 star Melia Athens hotel is in the heart of Athens, offering all the comfort and service you would expect for this high class property; an ideal lavish city hotel....

The Hotel Metropolitan has a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere which combines traditional hospitality and luxury with the most modern facilities that guests can hope for. ...

Myrto Hotel is set in 4 acres of gardens along the Marathon Route, less than 10 minutes walk from the beach. ...

A 4 star hotel located in the city centre at the entrance of Plaka Area. Ideal for those looking to explore the local area....

A 4 star city hotel in a central location. Ideal for those wanting to be in he centre of the resort and looking to explore the area....

Periscope Hotel is a small urban hotel in the heart of Kolonaki, with minimalist styling and a popular ground floor lounge bar....

Modern and stylish hotel at the foot of the Acropolis, surrounded by cafes and art museums in the heart of the ancient city...

The Plaza Vouliagmeni Hotel set on the Athens Riviera and is a good choice for guests requiring a good standard of hotel....

Polis Grand Hotel is a luxury 4-star hotel, reconstructed in 2004. Hotel has stunning city panorama view from the Polis Roof Garden, with Acropolis and Lycabettus set in the background....

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens is next to the Pedion Areo Park and enjoys views to the Acropolis from the roof-top lounge bar and pool terrace....

The Ramada Attica Riviera hotel is set in a sea front residential area with all the amenities of a city hotel. The hotel features an open air pool with views out to the sea....

The Rio Athens Hotel is a neo classical building that has been renovated and restored. The hotel is recommended for any traveller who requires good accommodation in a great location....

A luxury 5 star hotel in the quiet area of Kifisia with a good choice of facilities both on and off site. Ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday in a quiet location....

An individual and classy property, designed for the discerning traveller. Situated in Kolonaki, the most exclusive quarter of Athens, the St. George Lycabettus is a landmark in Athens....

The Stanley Hotel is a four star hotel set in the heart of Athens close to local transport links providing guests easy access for exploring the city attractions....

The Athens Gate is a modern hotel standing opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian....

The Titania Hotel is the perfect hotel for those looking for quality accommodation with all Athens has to offer close at hand....

The Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel is a 5 star property which offers guests a high standard of service situated in the centre of the city. The hotel features a roof-top terrace with pool, bar and restaura...

The Zafolia Hotel welcomes you to a new era of luxury accommodation in Athens. Recently renewed, the hotel provides all comforts and conveniences for the visitor and business guest....

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Things to See

One of the most famous sights in Athens has to be the Acropolis which rises out of the centre of the city. You can easily walk from the Acropolis to many other main attractions and at the same time browse the main shops or enjoy a drink at one of the many cafes along the way. Key sights include the Ancient Agora (marketplace), Kerameikos, the first cemetery and the National Archeological Museum.

Out and About

The best views of Athens can be found from the top of Lykavittos Hill where on a clear day you will see the whole city, the port of Piraeus and the island of Aegina and the Peloponnese. If you want to escape the city head out to the beaches south of Athens which can easily be reached by buses or the metro.

Quick Facts

Flight Time: London to Athens takes approximately 3 hours 25 minutes.

Best time to visit Athens: Spring and late Autumn. Summer months can be extremely hot in heatwaves.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Athens

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