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Athens, Greece: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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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/Motels & Accommodations

Ava Hotel & Suites
9 11 Lyssikratous St. Plaka, Athens, 10551 Greece
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 14:00 pm
Electra Metropolis Hotel in Athens Greece 15 Mitropoleos St., Athens Greece, 10557 Greece ~0.35 miles south of Athens
  • Luxury 5-star property
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
King George a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens
3 Vasileos Georgiou a St., Athens, 10564 Greece
  • Luxurious Five Star property
  • Relatively high internet cost
  • Reasonably accessible by car
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hotel Grande Bretagne a Luxury Collection Hotel At
1 Vasileos Georgiou A St., Athens, 10564 Greece
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 12 conference rooms in property
Hotel Grande Bretagne Syntagma Sq., Athens, 10563 Greece
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 8 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Electra Palace
18 20 Navarchou Nikodimou, Athens, 10557 Greece
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
  • Blanket is very thin
  • About half of guests said the architecture was not spectacular
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Amalia Hotel Athens
Amalias 10, Athens, 10557 Greece
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Nice balcony
  • There is no pool
New Hotel 16 Filellinon St. Syntagma, Athens, 10557 Greece
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Athens Gate Hotel
10 Syngrou Ave., Athens, 11742 Greece
  • Expensive hotel
  • 8 floors in hotel
  • Great view
  • Near city centre
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Attalos Hotel - Athens
Athinas St. 29, Athens, 10554 Greece
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in: 12:00 AM
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 61%
  • Good accessibility by car
Arion Hotel in Athens
18 Agiou Dimitriou St., Athens, 10554 Greece
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 51 rooms in hotel
  • Bathroom is ok
  • No AC
Fresh Hotel : Sophocleous & Kleisthenous 26
Sophocleous & Kleisthenous 26, Athens, 10552 Greece
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Beverages could be cheaper
  • For only 57%, the bathroom was ok
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Melia Athens Chalkokondili 14 & 28th October St., Athens, 10677 Greece
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
Electra Hotel
5 Ermou St., Athens, 10563 Greece
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in time: 14:00 PM
  • Breakfast was delicious
  • Fair breakfast prices
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Njv Athens Plaza Hotel - Athens Constitution Sq. Syntagma, Athens, 10564 Greece
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • 18 suites in property
  • Value for money could be better
  • No fitness facilities
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Evripides Hotel 79 Evripidou St., Athens, 10553 Greece
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in hotel
  • Location is great
  • Near to public transport, according to 98%
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Art Hotel Athens
Marni St. 27, Athens, 10432 Greece
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Fantastic service
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
Novus City Hotel in Athens
Karolou 23, Athens, 10437 Greece
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 85 rooms in hotel
  • Complimentary fruit
  • Disappointing internet connection
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Best Western Museum
16 Bounoulinas St., Athens, 10682 Greece
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Close to city center
St. George Lycabettus Hotel : Kleomenous 2 Kolonaki Kleomenous 2 Kolonaki, Athens, 10675 Greece
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 6 floors in property
  • All guests were disappointed with the minibar
  • Exemplary staff
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Athens Lotus Hotel in Athens Chiou 9, Athens, 10438 Greece
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 31 rooms
  • Great boutique hotel
  • Noise level is acceptable
Novotel Athenes 4 6 Michail Voda St., Athens, 10439 Greece
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Beautiful rooftop pool
  • Fantastic service
Parthenon Hotel
6 Makri St., Athens, 11742 Greece
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Hotel staff is superb
  • All guests thought it was easy to get to the train station
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens in Athens 10 Alexandras Ave., Athens, 10682 Greece
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 6 conference rooms in property
  • Balcony dirty
  • Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Carolina - Athens
55 Kolokotroni Stree, Athens, 10560 Greece
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in property
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
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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: $125.00

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: $55.10

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.

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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