Just 15 days to go when the full summer vacation begins in most parts of the world. I think most of the summer vacationers would have already decided on their dream holiday destination like Athens and booked their flight tickets.
Those who have partnered with their regular travel agencies would have their places of staying also confirmed. On the other hand, people like me who organize their travel details on their own would have their options open even if they have already booked their hotel resorts or family cottage in a hill station.
Alternative Hotel Suggestions in Athens
This blog post is for those who are open to alternative hotels suggestions in Athens where I foresee a sizable crowd are heading. I guess 50% of the tourists to Greece would have finalized an all-inclusive cruise package. The remaining 50% of the tourists to Greece would stay on land and:
- Explore Athens, the capital of Greece,
- Meet their dates with the various Greek Gods by visiting the ancient Greek temples,
- Spend quality time in museums that can reveal so much about the rich history of the Greeks,
- Stay in comfortable hotels in the city center and taste the delicious Greek food and wine
- Shop for ancient Greek’s antiques
I am here to suggest the best hotels in Athens. I did my research and compiled a list of staying options. I hope you will thank me for staying in any of the property found in this blog post.
Athens is one city that has probably seen more wars than Rome. Every time it was ravaged, it was rebuilt. Even after so many renaissances, the Greeks have somehow maintained their architecture, culture, religious beliefs, and their temples.
If you are visiting Greece, go with an open mind and embrace what is on offer because if you are still expecting to find the rich and ancient Greek culture that is unadulterated, you would be disappointed.
Hotels of Your Choice in Athens
Before I tell you about the hotels in the city, I want to tell you about the areas where you can find hotels and restaurants because people elect to stay in a place where:
- certain important landmarks are nearby
- sightseeing is convenient
- the beach, lake or river is a walk able distance away
- the airport or railway station is accessible by other modes of transportation
- the shopping district is only a few minutes drive away
Hence, know about the best neighborhoods in Athens.
Here are the choicest hotels recommended for your stay. In this list, you will hotel, guest house, hostel, and Airbnb meeting all ranges of budgets.
St George Lycabettus Hotel, Athens
Address: St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel, 2 Kleomenous Street 106 75 Greece
If you are looking to make your stay in Athens the most memorable of your all-time holidays, you should choose Hotel St.George Lycabettus because of the stunning views of the city and beyond. The views of Acropolis from all the rooms are uninterrupted.
There are 154 rooms and 15 ultra-luxury suits. The price range starts at 130 Euro.
When you want to dine at this hotel enjoying the city view, please choose the LA SUITE LOUNGE situated on the 6th floor that serves true Mediterranean cuisine.
N20 Guest House, Athens
Address: 20 Nikis, Syntagma, Greece, 10557
There is no website or telephone number available on the web. You have to book this cheap guest house located in the heart of the city through various hotels aggregators such as Agoda.com, booking.com, laterooms.com, and breadandbreakfast.eu
Looking at the map, this affordable Athens guest house’s location cannot be matched with any other accommodation in Athens. Just go through the distance of some of the landmarks and facilities in Athens from N20 guest house.
- Syntagma Square-200 meters only
- Roman Agora-600 meters
- Acropolis citadel-600 meters
- Parthenon-500 meters
- Jewish Museum-200 meters
- Zappion National Garden-200 meters
- Zoumboulakis Galleries-200 meters
- Syntagma Metro Station-200 meters
- Kolonaki Square-700 meters
- Ermou Street Shopping -800 meters
Facilities and amenities in the N20 guest house, Athens
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer
- Free bottled water
- Coffee/tea maker
- Clothes Ironing
- Linens and towels
There are incredibly low priced hostels in the city. Here is the choicest of a hostel in the city-the Athens Backpackers.
Address: 12, Makri Street,12, Athens, 117 42, Greece Phone: +30 21 0922 4044
Why it is rated as one of the best hostels by Hostels.com; it’s due to its excellent location and also its affordability.
The city itself is full of important sightseeing landmarks that include Temple of Olympian Zeus, a must-see place in Athens. This and the Acropolis metro station are only 10 minutes walking distance away.
Above all, if you hop on to a tram, you will reach the beach in just 20 minutes.
Facilities and amenities in this affordable hostel in Athens:
- Female only dormitories
- Free Wi-Fi
- Shared bathrooms
- Complimentary breakfast
- Free coffee and tea all through the day
- Bar at the rooftop where you get a beer at very cheap rates
- Smoking banned
- Staff speak English (rare in the city)
Events planned in this hostel to entertain the guests:
- Karaoke evenings
- Soup nights
- Quiz nights
Types of accommodation offered are dormitories and private suites/apartments.
The best Airbnb accommodation in Athens
Surprisingly, I was not able to find many (more than 10) accommodations in Athens that are listed in airbnb.com However, after much digging around, I came across one that I liked it. I am sure you too will like. Since there is no name for this Airbnb property, I have given a link to this listing.
The room is part of an apartment. It is located on the 5th floor of the building that is found in Koukaki area which is also near the Acropolis. If you take a metro from the Athens’s airport, get down at Syggrou-Fix metro station and walk for about 10 minutes to reach this Airbnb property.
From this place, you can easily locate bars, cafes, and restaurants but still away from dust and noise of the city.
Amenities and facilities:
- Two can stay in one room
- Shared kitchen and living room
I have provided the best of accommodations in Athens under 4 categories.