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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.

The Westin Athens, Astir Palace Beach Resort

The Westin Athens, Astir Palace Beach Resort offers rooms with breathtaking views of the Saronic Gulf, a private beach, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and fine dining.All of the stylish guest rooms and suites at Astir Palace Beach Resort have very large...
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Sofitel Athens Airport

The 5-star Sofitel Athens is conveniently located 50 metres from Athens International Airport. It offers 2 gourmet restaurants, a spa and an indoor heated pool with views over the airport.Each of the modern rooms is soundproofed and appointed with comfortable...
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Electra Palace Hotel Athens

With a great location in the centre of Plaka, facing the Acropolis, this 5-star hotel offers personalised service, a beautiful rooftop pool and well-appointed rooms with a buffet breakfast included.Electra Palace Hotel Athens is within walking distance...
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Royal Olympic Hotel

A short walk from the Acropolis, 5-star Royal Olympic Hotel is centrally located near the picturesque Plaka neighbourhood. The luxurious rooms overlook Zeus’s Temple, or the swimming pool garden.All air-conditioned rooms at the Royal Olympic Hotel are...
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Titania Hotel

The classically designed Titania is conveniently nestled in the historic and commercial centre of Athens. It has soundproof rooms and an award-winning rooftop restaurant with panoramic city views.All guest rooms are luxuriously furnished, and equipped...
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Avra Hotel

Ideally located close to Rafina’s port connecting with Cyclades and 19 kilometres from the international airport, Avra Hotel offers great location just 200 metres from Rafina’s blue flag beach.The hotel disposes 96 well appointed guestrooms offering...
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Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel

Offering amazing views of the Acropolis, this intimate hotel is centrally situated in historic Plaka, 5 minutes' walk from Syntagma Square. 2 metro stations are located 300 metres away.The Magna Grecia is fully refurbished and hosted in a neoclassical...
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Hotel Novus

Novus City Hotel is superbly located in the hip area of Metaxourgio. It offers soundproof rooms with flat-screen TV and a rooftop swimming pool and bar with excellent city views.The recently established 4-star Hotel Novus City offers stylish rooms with...
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Congo Palace

Boasting a privileged location at the seaside town of Glyfada, Congo Palace offers air-conditioned rooms with Internet access. It has a swimming pool, while the beach is just 100 metres away.The rooms and suites of Congo are elegantly decorated and have...
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Plaza Vouliagmeni Strand Hotel

Vouliagmeni, the jewel of the Greek Riviera, with its 300 days of sunshine a year projects the atmosphere of a perpetual summer holiday with its water sports yachting, surfing, water-skiing, sailing, scuba diving, tennis, golf, special events all year...
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