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Athens, Greece: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Athens using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Athens, Greece for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the most favored Athens hotel/motel rooms. Review the Athens hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Athens hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Athens Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Athens Meeting

The Athens center point is around the area of Museum of the City of Athens and the area of National Library of Greece.

Athens, Greece, is a historical gem that has modern appeal. This remarkable city has been inhabited for well over three millennia, and it is regarded as the place where democracy got its start and where Western civilization began to take shape. There is so much to explore in this city that you probably won't be able to take it all in during a single trip — you'll have to go to Athens multiple times to truly experience its flavor! More from this guide...

"Ancient, Modern, and Downright Fun"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 09-Dec-2015
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Although the city has an area of 412km, the historic center has been converted into a 3km pedestrian zone.I took a walking tour of the city that lasted four hours and after another two hours in the Acropolis Museum, I had seen it all. The Agora Market was my favorite part of the city, just a few blocks north of the Acropolis and full of affordable souvenirs for everyone.

Athens Hotels/Accommodations

Ava Hotel & Suites - Athens 9 11 Lyssikratous St. Plaka, Athens, 10551 Greece
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check-in: 14:00 pm
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Electra Metropolis Hotel : 15 Mitropoleos St. 15 Mitropoleos St., Athens Greece, 10557 Greece ~0.35 miles south of Athens
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • 10 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
King George a Luxury Collection Hotel
3 Vasileos Georgiou a St., Athens, 10564 Greece
  • Luxurious Five Star hotel
  • Clean room facility
  • High comfort
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hotel Grande Bretagne a Luxury Collection Hotel At in Athens
1 Vasileos Georgiou A St., Athens, 10564 Greece
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Grande Bretagne Syntagma Sq., Athens, 10563 Greece
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 61 suites
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Electra Palace 18 20 Navarchou Nikodimou, Athens, 10557 Greece
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 155 rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Amalia Hotel Athens - Athens Amalias 10, Athens, 10557 Greece
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Quiet AC unit
  • Internet was intermittent at best
New Hotel - Athens 16 Filellinon St. Syntagma, Athens, 10557 Greece
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Athens Gate Hotel
10 Syngrou Ave., Athens, 11742 Greece
  • Four star hotel
  • 98 rooms in hotel
  • About half of guests thought the furniture was functional
  • Amazing roof garden
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Attalos Hotel
Athinas St. 29, Athens, 10554 Greece
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in time: 12:00 AM
  • The majority of guests said rooms were clean
  • Almost all guests said the breakfast was too expensive
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Arion Hotel
18 Agiou Dimitriou St., Athens, 10554 Greece
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 51 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Clean bathroom
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Fresh Hotel - Athens
Sophocleous & Kleisthenous 26, Athens, 10552 Greece
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 133 rooms in property
  • Great view
  • Entrance area is ok
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Melia Athens Chalkokondili 14 & 28th October St., Athens, 10677 Greece
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 14:00 pm
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Electra Hotel in Athens
5 Ermou St., Athens, 10563 Greece
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests thought it was adequately priced
  • No swimming pool
Njv Athens Plaza Hotel in Athens Constitution Sq. Syntagma, Athens, 10564 Greece
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 9 floors
  • Staff were lovely and very helpful
  • Clean upscale boutique hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Evripides Hotel - Athens 79 Evripidou St., Athens, 10553 Greece
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • 7 floors in hotel
  • Average comfort
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Art Hotel Athens - Athens
Marni St. 27, Athens, 10432 Greece
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Location is ok
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Novus City Hotel - Athens
Karolou 23, Athens, 10437 Greece
  • High end Downtown property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Excellent air conditioning
  • Friendly bar staff
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Museum - Athens
16 Bounoulinas St., Athens, 10682 Greece
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 93 rooms in hotel
  • Adequate access to public transport
  • Great reception
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
St. George Lycabettus Hotel - Athens Kleomenous 2 Kolonaki, Athens, 10675 Greece
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Good pool
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Athens Lotus Hotel in Athens Chiou 9, Athens, 10438 Greece
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Close to Metaxourghio Metro station
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Novotel Athenes - Athens 4 6 Michail Voda St., Athens, 10439 Greece
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Desserts were ok, said 67%
  • Breakfast prices were ok, according to 68%
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Parthenon Hotel in Athens
6 Makri St., Athens, 11742 Greece
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 79 rooms
  • Welcome was very good
  • Internet is average
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens in Athens 10 Alexandras Ave., Athens, 10682 Greece
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • 153 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Free internet
  • Very nice pool and terrace area
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55 Kolokotroni Stree, Athens, 10560 Greece
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
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The hotel you choose for your trip can set the mood for your entire adventure. Here are some recommendations to point you toward the city's best accommodation options.

Best Time to Visit Athens, Greece

No matter when you go to Greece, you won't have to pack your parka. The country's Mediterranean location means that the weather is on the warm side from January 1 to December 31. However, Athens does get quite hot during the summer; the average high temperature in July and August hovers around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Another reason to avoid Athens during the summer is that this is the most popular time to visit the city, which means there will be thicker crowds and higher hotel rates. If you must visit Athens in the summer, plan your trip well ahead of time.

Spring and fall are the best times to see Athens. The weather is pleasant but not smoldering. There will be fewer people in the city as well, so you'll have some breathing room as you go from attraction to attraction. Another advantage of visiting in a shoulder season is that you're more likely to score a fantastic rate on a fantastic hotel.

It tends to rain in Athens during the winter. Although the weather isn't exactly cold, the dampness can hinder your full enjoyment of the city. Still, if you can risk getting a little soggy, you'll enjoy the year's cheapest hotel rates.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Athens, Greece:

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Athens, Greece. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the cheapest seasons to stay in Athens for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Athens, Greece

4 Star Average Prices: $80.21

If you're planning to live it up in Athens, this spectacular city has some sumptuous options that will offer endless hours of delight.

The Divani Apollan Palace and Thalasso is a top pick for luxury-lovers in Athens. This gem, which sits right by the sea, offers gorgeous suites that let you drink in a picturesque view of the beach. Spend your days enjoying the charms of Kavouri Beach or Astir Beach, or head to Vouliagmeni Spa Lake or onAqua Sports Park. If you want to explore the Athens city center, you'll have to travel about 10 miles — but the commute is worth it when you can come back to crash at this spectacular hotel. Enjoy free buffet breakfast and free internet access. In your room, you'll find a minibar, a private balcony, and a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and designer toiletries.

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, is a top choice for travelers who want to both be spoiled and be near all the action. The hotel is within walking distance of the city center, making it easy for you to strike out and explore Syntagma Square, the Athens National Garden, and more. When you're back at the hotel in your room, you can enjoy posh amenities such as an LED TV, an iPod docking station, and a rainfall showerhead. Stay connected with complimentary internet access and stay in shape in the hotel's 24-hour fitness center. There is an on-site restaurant, but 24-hour room service is also available.

Are you traveling for business instead of pleasure? Both the King George and the Divani Apollan feature conference rooms and meeting spaces. You'll be able to impress your clients and be productive while you enjoy your Athens getaway.

Also put Divani Caravel on your list of luxury hotel options to check out in Athens. This hotel is about a mile from the city center, offering an ideal location. The rooms feature minibars, wireless internet access, and complimentary toiletries. Expect top-notch service from the friendly staff. On-site dining options add convenience.

Budget-Friendly Hotel Options in Athens, Greece

3 Star Average Prices: $54.17

If you're the super active type who plans on spending most of your time in Athens away from your hotel, you probably won't mind staying at a place that offers only the basics.

Athens Choice is a friendly and clean hostel in the Omonia Square area. It puts you close to top attractions like the National Archaeological Museum, Athens City Hall, and the National Library of Greece. The hostel itself is one of the most affordable places in the city, but it offers all the basics plus free internet access. The rooms are dorm style; if you are concerned about keeping your stuff safe, take advantage of a safe deposit box at the front desk. There is even a bar/lounge on the property, giving you an ideal place to kick back and relax after a long day of exploring.

Hotel Sun is another budget-friendly choice. Book a single room or get convenient connecting family rooms. The hotel is right next to the sea, giving you easy access to the beach. It is away from Athens' most popular attractions, though, so you'll have to carefully plan your transportation in order to fully experience the city. A restaurant and bar at the hotel offer an easy way to unwind. The rooms have refrigerators and TVs. They even have air conditioning so you can beat the humid weather if you're not used to those conditions.

Claridge Hotel is a two-star property less than half a mile from the Athens city center. Like Athens Choice, its location is its primary appeal. It puts you close to Kotzia Square, the University of Athens, and so much more. Single rooms are available, so you'll have your privacy. Free Wi-Fi will keep you connected day and night.

Where are the real discounts in Athens

There are few things better than the satisfaction that comes from scoring a great hotel at a discounted rate. Chain hotels, such as Best Western, often offer AAA discounts. Small boutique hotels are less likely to offer common discounts, but it is still worth asking about.

Explore online and get in touch with hotels to see what kind of extra discounts they offer. They may even have seasonal specials or packages available to help you save money.

Best Value Options in Athens, Greece

Do you want to strike a balance between comfort and affordability? There are several hotels in Athens that offer everything you want at a reasonable price.

Domotel Kastri is a four-star hotel about ten miles outside the city center. Depending on when you visit Athens, you may be able to get a room for well under $200 per night. For that low price, you'll stay at a hotel that features a fitness center, a lovely garden, 24-hour room service, and a bar. In your room, you'll find an LCD TV with satellite programming and a bathroom with designed toiletries.

Live in Athens, Short Stay Apartments is a small four-star property that has seven rooms. The rooms include stovetops and refrigerators to help you save money on food. It is near the city center, providing easy access to the best of what Athens has to offer. Some rooms feature a balcony that is the perfect place to step out and get some fresh air.

Athens Atrium Hotel and Suites is another option that is reasonably close to the city center. For less than $200 per night, you can indulge in a hotel that has a quiet setting, friendly staff, and well-kept rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available.

Foods You Have to Try While You’re in Athens, Greece

Food is one of the highlights of any vacation, right? While you're experiencing the beauty of Athens, satisfy your appetite by trying some classic Greek fare. Gyros, for instance, include meat that is roasted vertically on a rotating spit. Add pita bread, tzatziki sauce, some veggies, and fries, and you have a delicious handheld meal. Sure, it is a little on the messy side, but this food is a must-try when you're in Greece.

Saganaki is another favorite. Since it is basically deep-fried cheese, it certainly isn't the healthiest thing on a Greek menu, but it is more than worth a taste. You should also try Moussaka, which is similar to lasagna but has no pasta in it. It includes eggplant, meat, and veggies — yum!

You've probably had Greek salad at a restaurant near home, but you can expect that the natives will make it better than anyone outside of Greece. Enjoy crisp greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and delicious dressing. Eat it as a side dish or as a meal in itself. Add grilled meat for extra protein.

Athens, Greece, is eager to welcome you. As you explore ancient sites, modern marvels, and delectable food, you want to stay someplace that fits your budget and your tastes. Whether you decide to save money on your hotel so you can have more fun in the city or you want to dive into luxury, there is an Athens hotel that is waiting for you to check in.

Athens, Greece in a nutshell

The Greece's largest city is deemed as one of the world's oldest. The nickname "The Glorious City" is apt as it has been a major hub of philosophy, arts and learning. It is the home of Plato's Academy but you don't have to be his student or a genius to grasp what wonders this town has. As long as you have your passport, you are good to go and explore. The monuments in Athens like the Parthenon and Ottoman still speak of the classical era. The town also holds a couple of UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daphni Monastery and Acropolis of Athens. Heritage buffs and structural design enthusiasts will drop their jaw upon seeing the architectural wonders of the city like Athens City Hall, Old and New Parliaments, Athens Academy and Zappeion Hall. The edifices range from Greco-Roman and Neo-Classical, Roman and modern. Athens also has wide breathing space for you to enjoy nature. The greeneries like the National Garden of Athens and the mini-forest in Philopappos, Ardettos and Pnyx hills that are filled with pine trees and others is a magnificent escape from the bustling city life. Athens is indeed a wonderful city to visit, and it is no myth at all.

Recent traveler reviews of Athens, Greece

Below are reviews of the city of Athens, Greece from an actual visitor's perspective.

"A Beautiful Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

It is a very tourist friendly city. The historical sites are in walking distance to the markets and shopping areas.

Dan W., from 20-Apr-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Athens, Greece shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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