So you want to visit the cradle of western civilization? Not a bad move, considering the Acropolis, the National Garden of Athens, Mount Lycabettus, and the ruins from Greek antiquity scattered throughout the city.
Athens is not quite like any other city. But like any other city, you want to make sure you have a good place to stay. Introducing, me, Connor, your wonderful accommodation guide, for your time in Athens.
In this article, I recommend the best hotels and vacation rentals in Athens, Greece. Check them out!
“Little gem + most amazing location in Athens” is a cozy, inexpensive apartment, with an incredible view of the Acropolis and the sunset. It is a one bedroom apartment with a living room and bathroom and it’s near the historic Plaka neighborhood, the Acropolis, and the National Garden of Athens. Also, with its surrounding bars, this apartment is great for people who want to dive into Athens’ nightlife. So if sightseeing during the day, drinking on a balcony while watching the sunset, and enjoying the Athenian nightlife sounds ideal for you, this is your apartment.
Little gem + most amazing location in Athens
Price: from 44 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Located in the heart of Athens, Oasis Apartment’s interior is the type that would make an interior designer sigh with contentment. It is a swanky flat, with a large living room that extends into a kitchen, private garden, bedroom, bathroom and a bath. It’s a two-minute walk from Kolonaki Square and right between the Evagelismos and Syntagma metro stations.
Oasis Apartment in Central Athens
Price: from 65 USD
Number of Guests: 2
The White House was aptly named. Not only are the interiors of its apartments white, but the sleek decor radiates elegance. When you ask for a room, you are provided an apartment with a kitchen that extends into a living room, bedroom, terrace, and a bathroom. Importantly, the White House provides excellent wifi, which any seasoned traveler knows not to take for granted. The hotel is located close to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the National Theater of Greece.
The White House
Address: Solomou 64, Athens, 10432, Greece (see map)
Price: from 69 USD
If you are looking for a more classic hotel experience, similar to what you might get at the Marriott or Hilton, then I recommend you head on over to Hotel Solomou. Solomou provides free wifi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Unlike some of the other options I’ve recommended, Hotel Solomou provides family rooms, as well.
Address: Solomou 72, Athens, 10432, Greece (see map)
Price: from 85 USD
“Design Loft with Splendid View” is in fact tastefully designed and does have a splendid view. The sleek wood floors, the hanging lights, and the craftsmanship of the wood furniture exudes high quality. This spacious 70 square meter (753.5 square foot) loft holds a bathroom, a large living room, two beds, and a beautiful terrace.
Design Loft with Splendid View
Price: from 99 USD
Number of Guests: 3
“Holiday Villa, Unique Aegean Views” is a destination for the family. This wickedly elegant 210 square meter (2260.4 square foot) villa holds four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large terrace overlooking the Schinias Environmental Park and the Aegean Sea, a kitchen, and many living spaces. This place, an entire house, rents out at only an average of 109 USD a night, with a minimum stay of five nights. That is a steal if I have ever seen one.
Holiday Villa, Unique Aegean Views
Price: from 109 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Melia Athens is a luxurious 4-star hotel. If you stay here you have free access to a rooftop restaurant, outdoor pool, hot tub, and health club which includes a sauna and Turkish steam baths! With its central location, Melia Athens is a great place to stay if you want to travel in comfort.
Address: Chalkokondyli 14 & 28th October, Athens, 106 77, Greece (see map)
Price: from 130 USD
The Electra Metropolis is a very large, modern hotel with a spa center, sun terrace, restaurant, and fitness center. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. It’s in a great location, close to Syntagma Square and the National Garden. Electra is definitely a top Athens hotel pick.
Address: Mitropoleos 15, Athens, 10557, Greece (see map)
Price: from 220 USD
9. To Athens!
Now you have one less excuse not to go to Athens. You don’t have to worry about expensive or cheap looking accommodations. You have a diverse set of choices in front of you, right now! So choose one!
If you want a clean, comfortable living space but money is your primary concern, then I recommend this 5th-floor apartment, with a view of downtown. It consists of 50 square meters (538.2 square feet) and includes a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. It offers an attractive view of Strefi Hill and of amazing sunrises and sunsets. And don’t worry, there is also wifi. This is the place to stay if you are just looking for somewhere to put down your bags and a bed to come back to, at night.
5th Floor with a View Downtown
Price: from 21 USD
Number of Guests: 2
As Aziz Ansari says in Parks and Rec, “treat yo self”. The “Parthenon Luxury Suite” is definitely one of the most beautiful apartments in Athens. Modern elegance, exquisite minimalism, great location, and comfort, are all at work here. And considering all of the features, it is relatively cheap. Surprise your significant other on your Athens trip and introduce them to this breathtaking flat.
Parthenon Luxury Suite
Price: from 140 USD
Number of Guests: 2
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