If you are searching for hotels in Athens near all the historical sights, consider staying in a hotel in or around the areas of Monastiraki or Anafiotika (part of Plaka). Adrian Hotel is a good choice, close to the Acropolis and Parthenon as well as other key cultural sights.
Glyfada is an affluent suburb of Athens by the beach. Connected to central Athens by tram, the district is a good place to stay for those looking for a beach vacation with opportunities for day trips to historic sights.
Athens International Airport is about 20 miles from the city centre, so if you are jetting off on an early or late flight, consider an airport hotel for your arrival or departure.
There are several nice hotels close to the airport with free airport shuttle, such as the Dolce Attica Riviera, or you stay at the Sofitel Athens Airport hotel and simply walk to the terminal.
Steeped in history, impressive Syntagma Square is one of the most famous public squares in Greece, and is a renowned meeting point for Athens locals.
A number of excellent hotels are located within walking distance of Syntagma Square, including the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Njv Athens Plaza.
It’s no secret that Athens can get extremely hot in summer. If you’re planning a trip during warmer months, make sure you find a hotel with a pool, such as the Fresh Hotel or Dorian Inn Hotel, to cool off after a long day of sightseeing.
Which neighbourhoods in Athens are good for families?
Athens is a great destination for children. With myriad family-friendly sights and attractions as well as a beachfront location, Athens offers endless ways to keep the little ones entertained. Consider searching for a hotel in peaceful Kifisia, home to a park and natural history museum, or base yourself in the city centre in Plaka near the Acropolis. Glyfada is another attractive option due to its proximity to the beach and the large choice of budget-friendly hotels.
Which neighbourhood in Athens is good for nightlife?
Much of the best Athens nightlife is clustered around the city centre, in Kolonaki, Psirri or Gazi. City Circus Athens is an excellent budget choice with hostel style accommodation in one of Athens’ old mansions. In summer, consider a hotel in the Glyfada area, where the nightlife picks up by the beach.
Which hotel area is especially good for shopping in Athens?
Kolonaki is the most famous area for shopping in Athens. The neighbourhood features a mix of designer boutiques and small shops selling antiques and local handicrafts such as Greek embroidery, ceramics, and folk art. The northeastern neighbourhoods of Halandri and Kifisia also offer good options for shopping. Hotels to consider include The Y Hotel in Kifisia and Athens Hilton, a short walk to the shopping streets of Kolonaki.
Which hotels in Athens offer especially good breakfast?
Travellers can fuel up on a tasty breakfast and plenty of tea and coffee before embarking on a full day of Athens sightseeing, by choosing a hotel that offers a premium morning spread, such as O&B Athens Boutique Hotel and Athens Center Square Hotel. Both offer complimentary breakfast with Greek specialties and continental options.