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Athens

Athens is the oldest city in Europe, where democracy was born. It’s one of Europe’s liveliest cities, a mix of grunge and grace with an undeniable urban soul.

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Athens Piraeus Marina Sea

Lift your eyes 50 meters above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-colour marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2500 years. Take a walk in the ancient Agora and feel the footsteps of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle. Visit the National Archeological Museum and the new Acropolis Museum, both featuring the world’s largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities.

Athens boasts one of the most happening nightlife scenes in Europe, which now centres on the urban-chic bars and cafés between Syntagma and grungy Monastiraki (at the foot of the Acropolis), and the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Metaxourgiou, known for its art galleries and hip eateries. Visit Plaka, just beneath the Acropolis and taste traditional food in a Taverna and dare to try some Ouzo (anise-flavoured aperitif).

Athens best time to visit

Best Time to visit

Athens remains lively throughout the year. For sightseeing, warm, sunny days make autumn or spring the best times to visit this city; hot temperatures from mid-June to late-August can be tiring, and hotels are busy, so book early. Between November and February the weather is unpredictable, ranging from crisp, bright days to rain and even occasional snow – the compensation being a relative scarcity of tourists. In fact, it can make a lovely winter city break, with affordable hotel prices and great nightlife.

Budget Hotels Areas

This city is a paradise for budget travellers, as it offers a huge selection of hotel deals and hostels. There are many budget hotels near the city centre which are close to all tourist attractions and are accessible by foot. Bear in mind that Athens traffic is immense, so the Metro is a good choice. Buses and taxis are generally cheap, thus staying away from the city centre will not be a problem.

Selected Hotels in Athens

Grecotel Pallas Athena Hotel in Athens
★★★★★
Grecotel Pallas Athena
Athens City Centre
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«The staff from the front desk to the restaurant were exceptionally friendly and pleasant…»

Patrick, Ireland

«The staff was very friendly. Very nice combination of modern art with interior design…»

Radu, Romania
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New Hotel in Athens
★★★★★
New Hotel
Athens City Centre
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«The hotel was lovely and very clean and great location. Close to the acropolis….»

Julie, United States

«Funky boutique hotel in a great location. Loved the rooftop bar and the staff…»

Rapthi, Australia
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Amalia Hotel in Athens
★★★★
Amalia Hotel
Athens City Centre
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«Good location. Fancy breakfast. Good view to see the national garden! Easy to go…»

Liven, China

«The hotel is centrally located with amazing views. The breakfast was good. Very friendly staff…»

Jiji, United Kingdom
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Periscope Hotel in Athens
★★★★
Periscope Hotel
Athens City Centre
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«Warm hearted and very welcoming people who organised and fulfilled every wish we had…»

Florian, Germany

«the wifi was perfect, the bed very comfortable, the room very clean, the location very central…»

Alberto, Italy
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Top Attractions in Athens

Parthenon in Athens Tours
Parthenon (Parthenonas), one of the world’s leading tourist attractions, was built around 440 BC and represents a high point in ancient Greek architecture.
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Acropolis Museum houses original pieces from the temples of the Acropolis and the Archaic Gallery has statues which pre-date even the Acropolis itself.
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Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens Tours
The temple was dedicated to the worship of Zeus, king of the gods of Mount Olympus and once contained a massive statue of the god. It was the largest temple in Greece.
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Delphi Tours from Athens
Delphi was established around the 7th century BC and was a sanctuary to the ancient greek god Apollo. It was here that the Oracle of Delphi was situated.
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