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Athens is the capital of Greece, a name given from the ancient goddess Athena as its protector. It is a huge urban city with 3.7 million residents, however attracting millions of visitors each year mainly cause of the unique archaeological wealth.

In Athens you can visit the ruins of ancient Athens, the principal city of ancient Greece. Visit the ancient Parthenon (World Heritage monument) at the top of Lycabettus Hill with the stunning new museum of Acropolis, the Erechtheion temple of the Caryatids, the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Anafiotika, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the picturesque Plaka area, Monastiraki market and many other attractions within walking distance of each other!

Also see the warm mineral lake Vouliagmeni, Lycabettus Hill panorama of the city, the temple of Athena Nike, the tower of the winds, the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. For shopping visit the Kolonaki and Ermou Street, for entertainment at Psiri, and many other attractions, museums and squares.

The average temperature range from 10 degrees Celsius (50F) in January to 28 degrees (84F) during July and August. Tourism in Athens lasts mainly from May to October with peak months in July and August.

In Athens you can arrive by plane at the Eleftherios Venizelos airport or ferry to Piraeus.


 

Lodges - Athens (60 total)

Choose from the following destinations for memorable holidays in Greece.

Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av, Airport W.

Located close to the airport in Attica Avenue Highway, Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av, Airport W. offers stylish rooms with marble bathrooms and high speed internet. Guests enjoy free use of the gym, indoor pool and sauna.Eleftherios Venizelos International...
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NJV Athens Plaza

With a prestigious location in Syntagma Square and stunning Acropolis views, this 5-star downtown Athens hotel features a trendy restaurant and spacious guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows.The NJV Athens Plaza Classic rooms are spacious and elegantly...
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Arion Resort & Spa, Astir Palace Beach Athens

Arion Resort & Spa, Astir Palace Beach Athens is set on a private beach near Vouliagmeni Lake. The 5-star hotel offers 7 restaurants, a spa and a pool with panoramic terrace.Overlooking the Saronic Gulf, the 123 elegant rooms of the Arion Resort & Spa...
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King George Palace

With the most central location in Athens' Syntagma Square, the legendary Classical King George Palace boasts Athens’ most acclaimed gourmet restaurant and a stylish lounge bar with famous resident DJs.All ultra-luxurious guestrooms are individually...
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St George Lycabettus

Located in upmarket Kolonaki, St George Lycabettus offers a rooftop pool and a gourmet restaurant with panoramic views of Athens and the Acropolis. The modern Spa features a hot tub and hammam.All rooms are elegantly decorated and include air conditioning,...
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Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel

The modern Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel is situated a 5-minute walk from the Megaro Mousikis Metro Station. It offers a gym with sauna and hammam, and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi.Airotel has spacious rooms and suites with soundproofed windows. Fresh...
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Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens (ex Park Hotel Athens)

Overlooking Pedion Areos Park, Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens is located in a safe area of the city, within a 5-minute walk of the Victoria Metro Station. The commercial district of Athens and the Archaeological Museum are close by.Radisson Blu Park Hotel...
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Metropolitan Hotel

With a view to the Saronic Gulf, offering free transfer to the historical centre of Athens, the fully renovated, 5-star Metropolitan Hotel, is located in front of the Faliron Olympic Park, close to the sea. It features a rooftop pool and a rich breakfast.Featuring...
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Divani Apollon Palace & Spa

A 25-minute drive south from downtown Athens, the 7-floor Divani Apollon Palace has a spa centred on thalassotherapy. Guests enjoy 3 pools, and a private beach on the Athenian Riviera.A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Divani Apollon Palace...
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Eridanus Luxury Art Hotel

Located in the heart of Athens, Eridanus Luxury Art Hotel features classically decorated rooms with marble bathrooms. It offers a buffet breakfast.The interiors of Eridanus Luxury Art Hotel feature stylish colour combinations, authentic ceiling frescos...
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