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Athens Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Athens?

Preparing for your trip to Athens? Need some info about what to do and see when you arrive? That's where we come in!

With such a great range of world-renowned attractions in one place, you'll never have a dull moment in Athens! First things first, be sure you get some selfies out the front of the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum. When you've finished with those, you'll still have Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora to visit!

You'll find yourself surrounded by fascinating things to do and see, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Benaki Museum. If you really want to squeeze the most out of your time here, also consider visiting the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Mount Lycabettus.

Many weighty decisions have been considered behind the walls of Hellenic Parliament. Appreciate it from afar or close up on a guided tour. There's an excellent range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Visiting an area's monuments is a fantastic way to glean an insight into its accomplishments and heritage. Drop by Filopappos Hill and find out the inspiring tale behind it. Still have time to spare? As you stand at the base of Arch of Hadrian, make sure you glance up and marvel at its elegant design and robust structure. This impressive old monument deserves to be viewed from every angle.

What are the most popular activities for a Athens holiday?

Life is either a bold adventure or nothing at all, so why not dive into some new and exhilarating experiences?

Start off your trip to Athens by trying out one or two of these activities:

Check out the Athens things to do page for a comprehensive list.

What types of accommodation options are available in Athens?

With no less than 306 Athens properties to select from, you'll definitely secure a room that appeals to you in the nation's capital. If you're all about cheap holidays or splashing out, we've got you covered.

If you've got a bit of jet lag, there's nothing quite like kicking back in a swanky room and ordering some room service. See what heavenly treats are waiting for you at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens (1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str) or the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens (3 Vasileos Georgiou A' Street). On the hunt for somewhere cheaper? The AVA Hotel & Suites (9-11 Lyssikratous Street) and the Sweet Home Hotel (Patroou 5 - Plaka) are a couple of places that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

The Parthenon is a must-see when visiting Athens, and staying close by can be a good way to really make the most of it. The MET34 Athens Hotel can be found just 0.6 miles away. Another close option is the AthensWas, 0.4 miles away.

Is there an airport in Athens?

No one loves wasting time at the airport. But it's worth it when you remember the adventure that's waiting just around the corner Situated 12 miles east of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) is the most convenient terminal.




Guide to Exploring Athens


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The Pinnacle Athens €74
Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020
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The Pinnacle Athens

The Pinnacle Athens

75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Service was impeccable! Room was super clean, bright, and very spacious.

    Electra Palace Athens €169
    Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020
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    Electra Palace Athens

    Electra Palace Athens

    18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
       
      4.6 of 5
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      It was a beautiful facility, and the staff was amazing. Our first trip to Greece and loved it. The location of the Electra Palace was just icing on the cake.

      Melia Athens €119
      Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020
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      Melia Athens

      Melia Athens

      Chalkokondyli 14 and 28th October Av., Athens, Attiki
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        I choose this hotel because the sky lounge view, but it was close under maintenance

        Grand Hyatt Athens €130
        Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020
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        Grand Hyatt Athens

        Grand Hyatt Athens

        115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
           
          4.1 of 5
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          I really enjoyed the view of the Acropolis and other monuments from the breakfast area. It was a lovely site to view each morning. I also took time to enjoy all the amenities in the spa (I.e cold tub, jacuzzi, long swimming pool, steam room and sauna). The 90 minute massage was exactly what I needed ...

          Lilia Hotel €45
          Reviewed on 20 Dec 2019
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          Lilia Hotel

          Lilia Hotel

          Zeas 131, Passalimani, Piraeus, Attiki
             
            4.1 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            clean and quiet

            Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera €147
            Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020
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            Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera

            Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera

            Vravronos Avenue, Markopoulo Mesogaias, Attica
               
              4.0 of 5
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              The good part of this property is the views and the breakfeast. We had a dinner at hotel was awful never went back. The bad part location no variety of restuarants or shops. Everything was in Athens which was to city square 50 min taxi drive. Or bus then Metro. But still Hotel would be great for ...

              Electra Metropolis Athens €125
              Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020
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              Electra Metropolis Athens

              Electra Metropolis Athens

              15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
                 
                4.7 of 5
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                Very strategically situated in the center of metaxa

                Athens Marriott Hotel €132
                Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020
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                Athens Marriott Hotel

                Athens Marriott Hotel

                385 Syngrou Avenue, Palaio Faliro, Attiki
                   
                  4.5 of 5
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                  Great Hotel and very clean. What makes a difference to us regular Business travelers is the welcome that you get from the front desk on check in. The guy who checked me in was outstanding

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