Hotels in Athens offer incredible views of some of the world’s most ancient, cherished architecture in a destination nicknamed “The City of the Violet Crown”. Known for democracy and philosophy, Athens’ history is well-preserved and visible to this day. The Acropolis, arguably Athens’ most famous landmark, dates to the fifth century BC. When traveling to Athens, it’s a good idea to carry cash, though it’s best kept secured in public areas. Currency is the Euro and the drinking age is 18 years old. Athens Epidaurus Festival, Apokries (Carnival), Rockwave Festival, Release Athens Festival, Athens Street Food Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Athens Open Air Film Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival and Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival are some of the city’s biggest events. Olympiacos, Greece’s most successful football club, plays its games at Karaiskaki Stadium in the port city Pireas, which is directly southwest of Athens. Hotels in Athens are exciting to consider. Before we get to hotels in Athens, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
For 5,000 years mankind has thrived in the area around Athens. Further evidence from the Cave of Schist dates human existence in the area to around 9,000 BC. Throughout early history, Athenians were burdened by Persian Empire invasions. As lionized in the movie 300, King Leonidas, with around 7,000 Greeks, attempted to fend off as much as 300,000 Persians during the Battle of Thermopylae, which resulted in a Greek defeat. The Greeks won back their land from the Persians by way of the Battle of Plataea. Thereafter, the Golden Age of Athenian democracy saw the likes of Socrates and Pericles transform Athens into a major, Ancient Greek city, and the cornerstone of what would become Western Civilization. During Late Antiquity, Athens saw both prosperity by way of the Crusades and Italian trade, and collapse via the Ottoman Empire invasion of 1458. It wasn’t until 1832 through the Greek War of Independence that Greece at last achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire, becoming the Kingdom of Greece. Athens gradually expanded outward from the Acropolis in the form of Neoclassical architecture. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens circa 1896. Following World War II, the city experienced a rapid growth in population, resulting in a different type of invasion, this time from air pollution. Anti-pollution measures in the 1990s, as well as improvements in infrastructure, resulted in better air quality. In 2004, over a hundred years since its first Olympic trials, Athens hosted the Summer Olympics.
One of the world’s oldest cities and a popular tourist destination since antiquity, Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. Today the city is home to over 650,000 Greeks. It experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, with summer high temperatures averaging in the low-90s degrees Fahrenheit, and average winter temps in the mid-50s. Architectural styles range from Greco-Roman to Neoclassical to modern. Building height restriction laws ensure that the Acropolis remains visible throughout the city. Infrastructure and local attractions have further improved due largely to the 2004 Olympics. Nearly 150 theatrical stages occupy Athens. A worldly center for archaeological research, The City of the Violet Crown has as much to discover above ground as it does below. Major points of interest include Zappeion Hall, Monastiraki, Lycabettus, Panathenaic Stadium, Athens Olympic Sports Complex, Hellenic Parliament, Roman Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Stadiou Street, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Gardens, Ermou street, Athens Tower, National Library of Greece, Academy of Athens, Athens University, Old Parliament House, Acropolis Museum, National Theatre of Greece, Karaiskakis Stadium and The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Traditional Greek food includes souvlaki, or grilled meat skewers, moussaka, a type of pasta similar to lasagna, spanakopita (pronounced spae·nuh·kow·puh·tuh), which is spinach pie, and horiatiki salad. Greece’s most popular alcoholic beverage is Ouzo, a spirit made from grapes, with a taste much like that of absinthe. Additionally, a type of white sparkling wine is known as Debina. Now that we have some background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Athens that are sure to help make for an outstanding trip.
Temple of Olympion Zeus
Coco-mat Athens BC boasts a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar, a sauna, car rental service, a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service, free WiFi, air conditioning, desks, electric tea pots, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, balconies, a sun terrace, city views and a continental breakfast. TERRAΚARPO (cafe), Arcane Tattoo (tattoo shop), Opos Palia (restaurant), Balcony Restaurant & Bar (eclectic restaurant), Athens Sports Bar (sports bar), Pulp (bar), VOVA BAR (bar), Romatella – Pizza al Taglio (pizza restaurant), Dirty Manh (restaurant), Mani Mani (Greek restaurant), 7 CACTUS (lunch restaurant), Django Gelato Athens (ice cream shop), Tiki Bar Athens (bar), Smile (restaurant), Namaste Indian Restaurant (modern Indian restaurant), Wine O’Clock (wine bar), ICON Cut and Colour (hairdresser), Eleni Marneri Galerie (art gallery), PANDORA (restaurant), Regal Cooking Bar (restaurant), Gods’ Restaurant (Greek restaurant), Arcadia Restaurant (Greek restaurant), Hammam Shahrazad (hammam), Hitchcocktales (bar), LIONDI (Greek restaurant), GREEK STORIES (Greek restaurant), Elaea Mezedadiko (restaurant), Winepoint (wine bar), Acron Cafe, Yard (restaurant), Coffee Island (coffee shop), Everest Ακρόπολη (coffee stand), Souvlaki (restaurant), Old City Hamam & Spa (massage therapist), ΛΟΣΑΝΤΖΕΛΕ Comedy Club (comedy club) and more are in the vicinity.
Acropolis Museum is 0.1 miles, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is 0.2 miles, Temple of Olympion Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Monument of Lysikrates, Museum of Greek Folk Art and Parthenon and Odeum of Herodes Atticus are 0.3 miles, Anafiotika, Erechtheion and Acropolis are 0.4 miles, Filopappos Hill, Ermou Street, Monastiraki Metro Station and Monastiraki Square are 0.6 miles, Syntagma Metro Station, Neos Kosmos Metro Station and Temple of Hephaestus are 0.7 miles, Flisvos Beach is 3.5 miles, Votsalakia Beach is 4.5 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.1 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $502
The Jewish Museum of Greece
InnAthens offers free WiFi, traditional Greek breakfast, Cocomat mattresses and linens, marble bathrooms, Olive amenities, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and safety deposit boxes. You’ll find By the Glass Athens (wine bar), NEW Taste Restaurant, Art Lounge Restaurant, BBL Espresso Bar (cafe), ΑΝΕΤΟΝ (Greek restaurant), Warehouse CO2 (wine bar), Cafe Antonis (cafe), Kimolia Art Cafe, Aioli (cafe), Hollywood Pub (bar), Winners Vegan (vegan restaurant), Avocado (vegetarian restaurant), Spit Jack (meat dish restaurant), Wine Story (wine store), Oinoscent (wine bar), Ipitou The Bar (bar), Eugenia Restaurant, Electra Roof Garden, Museum of Greek Children’s Art (museum), 2 Mazi Restaurant (restaurant), Brew Str (beer store), Cremino (ice cream shop), The Jewish Museum of Greece (museum), Victory (restaurant), Alfa Sigma Wine & Liquor Stores (liquor store), Body Vibe (gym) and more in the area.
From here Cypriot Embassy Athens, The Jewish Museum of Greece, Museum of Greek Children’s Art and Zappion – National Garden are 0.1 miles, Syntagma Square, Greek Parliament, Ministry of Finance and Hadrian’s Arch are 0.2 miles, Pallas Theater, Ermou Street and Anafiotika are 0.3 miles, Benaki Museum, Acropolis, Parthenon and Erechtheion are 0.4 miles, Museum of Cycladic Art, Monastiraki Square and Monastiraki Metro Station are 0.5 miles, Odeum of Herodes Atticus is 0.6 miles, Edem Beach is 4.1 miles, Freatida Beach is 6 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 11.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $162
Technopolis City of Athens
With free WiFi, air conditioning, an oven, a kettle, a washing machine, a flat-screen TV and a restaurant, A Little Taste of Home can be found close to A Little Taste of Home Restaurant, Shafin’s Mini market, Thai Zab (Thai restaurant), CUBAMAR (restaurant), Romina Karamanea Fashion School (fashion design school), The Lucky Sparrow Pub (bar), The Lucky Sparrow Pub (bar & grill), The Penthouse Athens (club), Gaziview (bar), Treis Laloun (vegan restaurant), Rock Dragon (bar), Rainbow Metal Club (bar), Cool Nick’s Barber Shop, Alexandra’s Tavern (restaurant), Cumana (dance school), and more.
You’ll find Technopolis City of Athens 0.2 miles, Benaki Museum and Athinais 0.3 miles, Islamic Art Museum 0.5 miles, Ancient Agora of Athens, Gallery of Municipality of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus 0.6 miles, Monastiraki Metro Station 0.8 miles, Monastiraki Square, Filopappos Hill, National Theatre of Greece and Odeum of Herodes Atticus 0.9 miles, Erechtheion, Acropolis, Parthenon and Omonia Square 1 mile, Anafiotika 1.1 miles, Flisvos Beach 3.8 miles, Alimos Beach 4.7 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 13.2 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $79
Hotel Grande Bretagne has luxurious rooms, stunning city views, a magnificent rooftop terrace, free WiFi, fine furnishings, marble bathrooms, vanity counters, separate bathtubs, balconies facing the Acropolis and the daily changing of the guard at the parliament building, a rooftop garden restaurant and pool, a spa and VIP airport transfer. Nearby are GB Roof Garden (Mediterranean restaurant), Bar 8, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Tudor Hall (Greek restaurant), Gucci and more.
This location is within feet of Syntagma Square, 0.1 miles from Pallas Theater, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Zappion National Garden, Thanassis Frissiras Gallery, Ministry of Finance, Numismatic Museum, Greel Parliament and Mikro Pallas Theater, 0.2 miles from Ermou Street, 0.4 miles from Museum of Cyclasic Art, 0.5 miles from Anafiotika, Monastiraki Square and Acropolis, 0.6 miles from Parthenon and Erechtheion and 11.9 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Approximate cost per night (grand Acropolis suite): $1,934
Cost per person (three people): $644
Offering a small rooftop pool with waterfall effect, a sun terrace with city views, a top-floor restaurant and bar with panoramic Acropolis views, elegant rooms, modern decor, wooden floors, warm tones, marble-tiled bathrooms, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, organic KORRES toiletries, work desks, 40″ Smart TVs, laptop safes, mini-bars, free WiFi, a retro-style lounge area, a sky-light atrium, a ground-floor bistro, a 24-hour front desk and room service, Electra Metropolis is situated near Agia Dynami (Greek Orthodox church), Metropolis Roof Garden (restaurant), Kostas (restaurant), Nolan (Fusion restaurant), Dosirak (Korean restaurant), The Indian Kitchen (Indian restaurant), OVIO (Italian restaurant), East Pearl (Chinese restaurant), SO SO SO (restaurant), Le Greche (ice cream shop), Dickie Dee (ice cream shop), Ella Greek Cooking (restaurant) and more.
You’ll find Ermou Street, Ministry of Finance, Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens and Syntagma Square 0.1 miles, Cypriot Embassy Athens, Museum of Greek Children’s Art, The Jewish Museum of Greece and Museum of National History 0.2 miles, Anafiotika and Monastiraki Square 0.3 miles, Acropolis, Parthenon and Erechtheion 0.4 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 12 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (Acropolis suite): $712
Cost per person (three people): $237
Acropolis Duplex Penthouse provides free WiFi, modern decor, a fully-equipped kitchen and a flat-screen TV. Nearby you may find Terra Carpo (cafe), Smile Restaurant, Meat Lab (restaurant), Song Sushi House, Wine O’Clock (wine bar), Halal Indian Restaurant, if (restaurant), Gallery Marneri (art gallery), Wok Box (noodle restaurant), Texno (art gallery), Artemis (patisserie), Pandora (restaurant), Arkadia (Greek restaurant), Hitchcocktails Bar Restaurant, Solebike (bike rental), Tiki Athens, Balcony Restaurant & Bar and more.
Acropolis Museum and Acropolis Metro Station are 0.1 miles, Monument of Lysikrates is 0.2 miles, Temple of Olympion Zeus, Parthenon, Odeum of Herodes Atticus and Anafiotika are 0.3 miles, Acropolis and Erechtheion are 0.4 miles, Filopappos Hill, Ermou Street, Temple of Hephaestus and Monastiraki Square are 0.6 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.1 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (Acropolis view penthouse): $561
Cost per person (six people): $93
With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, air conditioning, a shared lounge, a terrace, a TV and a fully-equipped kitchen, Arrianou Acropolis Penthouse is situated close to: Alficon Athens (restaurant), The Warehouse (Greek restaurant), Cupola (Italian restaurant), Kekkos Cafe and Pastry, O Stavros (restaurant), Stadium Cafe, Just Grill, Millybird (coffee shop), Gentlemen Only (barber shop), Mavros Gatos (restaurant), Petite Fleur (cafe), The Black Sheep (restaurant), Mint All Day Bar, Ohh Boy (bistro), Kakou (chocolate factory) and more.
Turkish Embassy Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation and Panathenaic Stadium are 0.2 miles, Byzantine Museum is 0.3 miles, Museum of Cycladic Art, Zappion – National Garden, War Museum, German Embassy Athens, British Embassy Athens and Benaki Museum are 0.4 miles, Athens Music Hall is 0.7 miles, Ermou Street and Anafiotika are 0.8 miles Parthenon, Acropolis and Erechtheion are 0.9 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 11.3 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $193
Cost per person (six people): $32
Highdesign Athens Acropolis Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, free WiFi, a washing machine, a balcony and a kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge and oven. Second Skin Tattoo, Parabita (clothing store), MAC Cosmetics, Cookie Land, Wok Dragon (Chinese restaurant), The Mindtrap (amusement center), Centrale Cafe, Macedonian Fabrics, Soufleris (men’s clothing store), Hot Ashram (yoga), Vintage Wine Bar, Osaka (sushi restaurant), Cadillac Burgers, Bazaar (supermarket) and more are all within range.
This penthouse is 0.1 miles from Ermou Street, Athens Gallery, Instituto Cervantes, Adrianou Street and Pandora Gallery, 0.2 miles from Horologion of Andronikos, Ministry of Finance, Monastiraki Square and Roman Agora, 0.3 miles from Anafiotika, Acropolis, Erechtheion and Parthenon, 0.4 miles from Temple of Hephaestus and 12.2 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom penthouse): $653
Cost per person (six people): $108
American Embassy Athens
Equipped with 3 bedrooms, a terrace with a private pool and mountain views, air-conditioning, a seating area, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a flat-screen TV, Lycabettus Hill Penthouse glows near Body Challenge (health club), Spiros & Vasilis (restaurant), Room 54 (amusement center), Rigani (restaurant), STHLM Pub, Minimal Cafe, Balthazar (restaurant & bar), 48 Urban Garden (restaurant), INBERLIN (hairdresser), Flame (pizza delivery) and more.
Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium is 0.2 miles, Lycabettus Theater and American Embassy Athens are 0.3 miles, Lycabettus Hill, Lampeti Theater and Athens Music Hall are 0.4 miles, Australian Embassy Athens is 0.5 miles, Museum of Cycladic Art is 0.8 miles, Badminton Theatre, Ermou Street and Omonia Square are 1.3 miles, National Theatre of Greece is 1.4 miles, Monastiraki Square and Anafiotika are 1.5 miles, Acropolis is 1.6 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 11.1 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $495
Cost per person (six people): $82
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Located in the heart of the city, Alexander’s Penthouse provides air conditioning, unique views of the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Mount Lycabettus, a spacious terrace, free WiFi, elegant decor, oak wood, Pentelic marble, spacious seating areas, flat-screen TVs, bright, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and hairdryers. Veganaki (vegan restaurant), Coffee Joint, The Salad Project, Song Sushi House, Pantheon (pastry shop), Fresko Yogurt Bar, Milk Bar (ice cream shop), Brettos Plaka (bar), DaVinci Gelato, and Novagea Juice Shop are in the vicinity.
From here you’ll find Temple of Olympion Zeus and Akropolis Metro Station 0.1 miles, Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch and Monument of Lysikrates 0.2 miles, Museum of Greek Folk Art, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Parthenon, Museum of Greek Children’s Art and Anafiotika 0.3 miles, Acropolis, Syngrou/Fix Metro Station, Erechtheion, Odeum of Herodes Atticus and Syntagma Metro Station 0.5 miles, Ermou Street, Monastiraki Metro Station and Monastiraki Square 0.6 miles, Filopappos Hill and Neos Kosmos Metro Station 0.7 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 11.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe penthouse): $193
Cost per person (four people): $48
Athens University of Economics and Business
Ma Maison Penthouse provides a living room, a flat-screen TV, a terrace, a fully-equipped kitchen and a hairdryer. Near here you may encounter Kafetsis (pastry shop), Lambros (restaurant), Golden Beauty (beauty salon), Achilleion (cafe), Coffee Island, Nanou (donut shop) and more.
This location is 0.4 miles from Train Museum, 1.4 miles from Athens University of Economics and Business, 1.7 miles from National Archaeological Museum of Athens, 2 miles from National Theatre of Greece and Omonia Square, 2.6 miles from Monastiraki Square and Ermou Street, 2.7 miles from Temple of Hephaestus and Museum of Cycladic Art, 2.9 miles Acropolis and 13.2 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $128
Cost per person (four people): $32
Offering multiple penthouse options with free WiFi, terraces, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens and coffee machines, Athinas Penthouse is near Bad Tooth (bar), Falafel House, Barrett (bar), Palios (flea market), Coffee Lab, MS Roof Garden (cocktail bar), Melissinos Sandals, Vagrancy Clothing, Libelloula Clothing, TAF (bar), Couleur Locale (bar), Monastiraki Flea Market and more.
Pandora Gallery, Athens Gallery, Adrianou Street, Roman Agora and Horologion of Andronikos are 0.2 miles, Temple of Hephaestus, Ermou Street, Acropolis, Erechtheion and Anafiotika are 0.3 miles, Parthenon and Odeum of Herodes Atticus are 0.4 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.4 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom penthouse): $308
Cost per person (six people): $51
National Archaeological Museum
ATHENStay Penthouse Suite offers 2 bedrooms, a terrace with city views, a balcony, free WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a hair dyer, a seating area and is found near Vaeki Theatre, Alfa Idea, Theater, B Art & Coffee Workshop, Vertigo Cafe-Bar, Locomotiva (bar), No Label X (hobby store), Solaris (comic book store), Karagiozis (cafe), Creperie Framboise, Mavros Gatos Blues Bar, Atitamos (Greek restaurant), Charlie Cuplin (cafe) and more.
National Archaeological Museum is 0.1 miles, Epigraphical Museum is 0.2 miles, Omonia Square and National Theatre of Greece is 0.3 miles, Gloria Theater and Athens City Hall are 0.4 miles, Ermou Street and Monastiraki Square are 0.8 miles, Temple of Hephaestus, Museum of Cycladic Art and Anafiotika are 1 mile, Acropolis, Erechtheion and Parthenon are 1.1 miles and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 12.3 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night: $136
Cost per person: $34
So there they are, hotels in Athens Greece that will help provide for an outstanding experience. We hope you have found your perfect accommodation and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Greece!