Where to stay in Athens? Best hotels and apartments
If you are looking for accommodation in Athens, here we will talk about the best areas to stay, the best hotels and apartments recommended to enjoy your vacation in Athens fully.
Best areas to stay in Athens
Athens is a large, well-traveled, and in some ways, chaotic city. The positive side is the lower prices compared to other cities in Europe. Therefore, if you want to enjoy your vacation, it is best to stay in the neighborhoods of the historic center of Athens. They will be able to walk through the historic center without having to take means of transport, live the night and the day in the best way. Let's see the best neighborhoods or areas to stay in Athens:
1.- Syntagma Square
One of the emblematic squares of Athens, central, with easy access to the metro, buses and private car. Excellent for walking and visiting the historic center of Athens. Among the main attractions in this area Syntagma Square, Jewish Museum of Greece, Zappio National Gardens, Syntagma Metro Station, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Mikro Pallas Theatre, Palla Theatre, Adrianou Street, Anafiotika, Monastiraki Square, Acropolis, Parthenon, Ermou Street, Kolonaki Square, Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum, among others.
The entire area adjacent to Syntagma Square offers many bars and restaurants, typical and international businesses, it is an ideal area to visit the main monuments of Athens. It is a very safe area even at night.
One of the most picturesque areas or neighborhoods to stay in Athens: Monastiraki. Famous for its lively market, it is one of the most touristic spots in Athens, full of tourists practically at all hours. Surrounded by small typical shops, markets, bars, and restaurants, it is an ideal area to go out at night, eat on a terrace or in the open and enjoy your holidays. Taste excellent food and good company, music, and typical sweets. In short, one of the most characteristic neighborhoods to sleep in Athens.
The Monastiraki neighborhood is the best option to sleep in Athens if you love walking, life, fun, and having the city's tourist attractions very close. Not suitable if you like silence and tranquility. Before booking, read the comments very well.
Among the main attractions in the Monastiraki area, we can mention Monastiraki Square, Athens Gallery, Adrianou Street, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Pandora Gallery, Roman Agora, Andronikos Horologion, Monastiraki Train Station, Anafiotika, Acropolis, Ermou Street, Parthenon, Syntagma Metro Station, Odeon of Herod Atticus, Omonia Square, Kolonaki Square, Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum.
Best hotels to stay in Athens
Athens offers many hotels and apartments where you can sleep and stay during your vacations. I recommend you, especially in low season, to check the prices and offers in 5, 4, and 3-star hotels, since they are usually quite convenient, much more than other European capitals.
Best 5 star hotels in Athens
If you want a truly unforgettable vacation, with all the luxuries and beauty of Athens, it is best to stay in a 5-star hotel. Luckily Athens is one of the cheapest European capitals, and during the low or mid season you can find excellent prices for both 5-star and 4-star hotels.
Best 4-star hotels in Athens
For an unforgettable vacation with incredible views, modern rooms, and all the services that a 4-star hotel can offer, here are the best in Athens:
Best 3-star hotels in Athens
If you are looking for accommodation in a 3-star hotel, here you can find what I consider to be the best for quality, location, views, and prices:
Best Apartments to sleep in Athens
Sleeping in an apartment is best if you travel with your family and want more comfort. It is also ideal for saving by eating at home or shopping at a local supermarket. Let's see the best apartments to sleep in the center of Athens:
More about Athens
If you visit Athens and want to know more about the main attractions to visit, here you can find more information: