The 10 Best Hotels & Vacation Rentals In Athens, Greece - Updated 2024

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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!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 04, 2024.

1. VRBO: Oasis Apartment in Central Athens - affordable (from 65 USD)

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

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2. Hotel: The White House - affordable (from USD 53)

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.

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The White House

Wifi Available

Address: Solomou 64
1.78 km (1.2 mi) from Acropolis of Athens

Parking Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift WiFi Available

3. Hotel: Hotel Solomou - moderate (from USD 61)

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.

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Hotel Solomou Athens

Wifi Available

Address: Solomou 72
1.77 km (1.1 mi) from Acropolis of Athens

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box Car hire Heating

4. VRBO: Holiday Villa, Unique Aegean Views - moderate (from 109 USD)

“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

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5. Hotel: Electra Metropolis - very expensive (from USD 514)

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.

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Electra Metropolis

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Mitropoleos 15
694 meters (0.5 ft) from Acropolis of Athens

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

6. Hotel: Melia Athens - expensive (from USD 180)

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.

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Melia Athens

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chalkokondyli 14 & 28th October
1.65 km (1.1 mi) from Acropolis of Athens

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. Airbnb: 5th Floor with a View Downtown - very affordable (from USD 49)

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.

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Athens, Attica, Greece
2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Acropolis of Athens
520 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has a perfect place to sit on the balcony and drink tea in the morning
we had a great time in doros‘ cozy appartment
the apartment has a nice balcony where breakfasts and dinners get a nice atmosphere
and he has a vast vinyl collection as well as a nice balcony to breakfast
the room was what we expected and had some cool art and some cool qwirks to it
the apartment is clean and quiet and has many personal touches that i like
great cozy apartment very clean and organized
the apartment was comfortable and clean
it was also very clean and everything one might need was provided (hairdryer coffeemaker pans washing machine etc
clean spacious very well located
elpidoforos is very attentive and helpful host
host elpidoforos is lovely and spent time with us providing tips on our plans
great place even better host
great host that will answer all questions and provide with up to date information
great host with very useful local tips
great location and local tips
excellent restaurants within walking distance
very nice apartment and awesome location
the place is a super cute flat in central athens
amazing place to stay in athens in the city center close to metro
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8. Airbnb: Design Loft with Splendid View - moderate

“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.

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Athens, Greece
2.69 km (1.7 mi) from Acropolis of Athens
327 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment with beautiful views
this apartment is so chrming and we loved the view from the balcony
you will definitely miss the place: unforgettable spectacular views thoughtful artistic touches cozy balcony impressive collection of books
beautiful apartment stunning view lovely host
the space was comfortable and the terrace view was a great touch
very clean comfortable and stylish
it is super clean and well equipped
it was a beautiful space and very clean
very nice apartment well decorated with paints very clean and also very confortable beds
the appartment is very clean and centrally located
they were lovely hosts
amazing apartment with even a more amazing host
ria is an excellent host
ria is a fantastic host
ria was a wonderful host and a great communicator
the location is great
the location is perfect
the location of this airbnb is pretty good
the neighborhood is pretty close to great shopping and food and very central
this location is great and you can walk or take the metro anywhere of note very easily
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9. Airbnb: Parthenon Luxury Suite - expensive (from USD 219)

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.

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Athens, Attica, Greece
780 meters (0.5 ft) from Acropolis of Athens
651 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view the ambience the facilities the safety
nice double bed and amenities
great ac unit kept us comfortable our entire visit
fantastic apartment with a great view
the pictures accurately reflect the view and the apartment which is gorgeous
elegant sleek stylish and clean
the apartment was very neat clean and stylish
very clean and lots of thoughtful touches that made it easy to stay there
everything is clean and works well in the apartment
the apartment is perfectly clean comfortable spacious elegant and stylish with everything one needs
ari is an amazing host
agis is a great host and super prompt on his responses
amazing place and even better host
aris is a wonderful host
aris was a fantastic host
close to many attractions
the location was superb
the location was outstanding and we were close to all the sights we wanted to see
the place was amazing location is convenient
it is in a lovely location- many lovely restaurants and shopping areas nearby
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10. Airbnb: Little gem + most amazing location in Athens - affordable

“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.

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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!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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