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Quick Guide

  • Greek
  • Euro
  • 4 hrs
  • +2 hrs

If you are at least a little into travelling, you have probably already been to Athens. If not – don’t worry, you’ll wind up there eventually. Even though it is crowded, meltingly hot in summer, it is just one of those places you have to see, like Rome or like Bangkok – only no Pope and better traffic.

One of the oldest cities in the world, home of the first Olympic Games, theatre, democracy and so much more, Athens is very much in touch with its historical side. Visit the Acropolis, the temple of Hephaestus, the temple to Zeus and Agora, the marketplace, all preserved in a good shape. There are numerous museums, like the National Archaeological museum, the Folklore museum, and the Ceramics Museum, to name a few.

Under the Acropolis lies Plaka, the charming neighborhood of cobbled streets, street cafes and souvenir shops, known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” due to its many historical sites.

Overlooking the azure Aegean Sea, with wonderful sea views from many points of the city, Athens also has a number of beaches, well organized and kept very clean in spite of millions of people visiting every summer.

Athens Key Facts

  • Greek
  • Euro
  • 4 hrs
  • +2 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Athens International Airport (ATH)
  • Alexion Airport (PKH)
  • Kalamata Airport (KLX) - 55 miles
  • Syros Island Airport (JSY) - 55 miles
  • Kithira Airport (KIT) - 69 miles
  • Sparti Airport (SPJ) - 89 miles
  • Milos Airport (MLO) - 89 miles
  • Skiros Airport (SKU) - 88 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Athens.

Divani Palace Acropolis

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Athens
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Sofitel Athens Airport

Athens
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Electra Palace Hotel Athens

Athens
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Royal Olympic Hotel

Athens
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Hotel Fresh

Athens
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Herodion Hotel

Athens
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Amalia Hotel

Athens
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The Athens Gate Hotel

Athens
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Electra Hotel Athens

Athens
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Hermes Hotel

Athens
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Best Western Amazon Hotel

Athens
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Athens Cypria Hotel

Athens
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Philippos Hotel

Athens
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Central Hotel

Athens
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