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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.

Central Hotel

Central Hotel is strategically situated in the picturesque area of Plaka, 200 metres from Syntagma Square. It offers a rooftop terrace with hot tub and Acropolis view, and free Wi-Fi at the lobby.The Central rooms are air conditioned and include a safe...

Cecil Hotel

Boasting a prime location in the centre of Athens, and spectacular Acropolis views, Cecil offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Both Monastiraki and Omonoia Metro Station are a 5-minute walk away.The rooms of the family-run Cecil Hotel are simply...

Carolina Hotel

Housed in a historic neoclassical building, Carolina Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with work desk. There are 2 metro stations nearby that provide easy access to all parts of the city.Each guest room includes a minibar and a laptop-size safe, as...

Piraeus Dream Hotel

Piraeus Dream City Hotel boasts a city-centre location, just 50 metres from the main port and very close to the railway station. The hotel enjoying great connection to the islands and to Athens' attractions, offers a 24-hour front desk.The fully renovated...

Evripides Hotel

Evripides enjoys a central location in Athens, close to the Acropolis, and within a short walking distance of Plaka. Guests enjoy access to the rooftop terrace offering panoramic city views.Each room is equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, fridge...

Attalos Hotel

Less than 10 minutes’ walk from Syntagma Square, and 5 minutes’ walk to the shopping centre of Ermou, this cosy Athens hotel offers a rooftop terrace with Acropolis view.The hotel Attalos offers a central, yet quiet base for exploring the city of...

Acropolis View Hotel

Located in Plaka, in the historical centre of Athens, Acropolis View Hotel offers spectacular Parthenon views. The New Acropolis Museum and the metro station are just 650 metres away.All air-conditioned rooms at the Acropolis View are equipped with free...

Athens Diamond hoΜtel

The Athens Diamond homTel offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi, DVD/CD player and flat-screen TV. It is set in Athens’ historic centre, less than a kilometre from the Acropolis.All soundproofed rooms feature elegant furniture and are air-conditioned...

Athens Diamond Plus

Located in the heart of Athens with easy access to all the major archaeological sites, Diamond Plus offers uniquely decorated rooms with hydromassage shower. Free Wi-Fi access is available.Athens Diamond Plus rooms are modernly decorated and equipped...

A for Athens

Right next to Monastiraki Metro Station, A for Athens offers a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the Acropolis. Nightlife districts of Psirri, Monastiraki and Plaka are a 5-minute walk.The stylish rooms feature a modern bathroom, a flat-panel TV and...

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