When looking for accommodation in Greece there is no place better to begin than the capital of Athens! Book a holiday rental and stay in the many accommodation options available. Being the capital city of Greece, Athens has a variety of places to stay including hostels, self-catered apartments, villas and holiday homes. Browse our website to see the best offers and step back in time to the kingdom of Ancient Greece.
Book Accommodation in the city of Gods, Athens!
Athens, the capital of Greece, the city of the Gods and the place of a powerful empire is a place worth visiting. Stay in the heart of this Ancient city in an apartment or a holiday rental to embrace the full experience. Stay in a bed and breakfast from to be near the top attractions in Athens like the Acropolis or the National Archaeological Museum. From museums and history to sculptures, vases and jewellery markets, Athens offers something for everyone, so book your accommodation in Athens now!
Best Time to Visit
Best times to visit Athens are between March and May and from September to November. The most touristy months will fall in summer however the weather is hot and consistent. In the months mentioned above the weather is agreeable and the sun does shine!
How to Get There?
Flying from the UK to Athens is usually your best option if you want to get there quickly and easily. Low-cost airlines such as Easy-Jet, Ryan-Air and other European discount airlines fly regularly from many UK cities such as London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Getting from the airport to the city centre is simple, take the metro or bus, which are to be found opposite the main exit of the airport. The bus is cheap and takes 40-45mins to the centre at Syntagma Square, alternatively, the metro is the quickest.
If you are already holidaying in Greece, or if you are taking in the sun in the Greek islands, then it is quick and easy to visit the mainlands capital. For example, if you are travelling from your holiday rental in Crete then you can reach Athens by hopping aboard a flight for only 50 minutes, similarly, a holiday rental in Thessaloniki is around a 50 minute flight from this ancient city.
Getting Around Athens?
Athens public transport network offers a wide variety of routes for visitors. One ticket will allow you to use any form of transport – whether a bus, train or tram within 90 minutes. It is also possible to buy a ticket for 3 or 5 days.
The other option, of course, is to explore this ancient city by foot. This is one of the best ways to grasp a feel of the culture and take in stunning architectural buildings that you may not otherwise see.
Where to Stay?
Syntagma – The New City Centre
Find a family apartment in the new city centre and experience the true buzz this city has by day and by night. This area is one of the most popular places to stay in Athens, so book accommodation now if you want to guarantee somewhere perfect to stay. Syntagma is easily accessible from many places in Athens and the main square holds many political demonstrations, celebrations and markets.
If you are looking to rent an apartment in more of a local neighbourhood then head to Koukaki. This area is full of pedestrian zones, perfect for families, so book a family house rental before it's too late! The beautiful Acropolis and Acropolis Museum are within close distance to this area. Stay in Koukaki and go to street Drakou where you will find various coffee shops and tavernas.
If you want a bit more of a high end stay, book a luxury apartment in the Kolonaki area. Filled with trendy shops and designer boutiques there is nothing to miss here. Stay in a bed and breakfast or holiday home in this area to be near to world-renowned art museums, such as the Benaki Museum which contains a vast collection of Greek art and sculpture.
Metaxourgeio is the arty neighbourhood of Athens with lots of trendy restaurants, cafés and art galleries. If you want to find a cheap area, find a hostel on Likibu. The main attractions are not near this area, apart from the National Archaeological Museum. Explore this area and find hidden gems in Avdi Square whilst staying in your cheap apartment in Athens.
Book accommodation in the Psyri area, known for its hot nightlife it would be worth booking a party hostel or apartment for your stay in Athens. The streets in Psyri flood with people at night wanting to get in the queues for the best clubs and bars. This quirky, alternative area occasionally has its famous flea markets – great for the bargain hunters out there.
What to do in Athens?
This is the original stadium of the first modern Olympics in 1896. It is an immense stadium used in the 2004 Olympics as the marathon finish and archery contests. The sheer size and view from the top is worth seeing alone.
Every ancient Greek city has or had an acropolis, a hilltop fortified with strong fortress walls to protect the temple and city treasures. The structure is a wonderful example of the classical antiquity that resurged during that time. Climb up to the Acropolis on Athens' rocky hilltop to find the best view of its stunning landscape.
The Parthenon in Athens is every classics lover's dream. Formerly the temple was dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Visit this ancient building to feel the immense power it gives off and unique classical architecture.
This square is the central square of Athens. Named after the first King of Greece it holds great historical presence. It is located in front of the Old Royal Palace which houses the Greek Parliament and is framed with cafes, touristy shops and restaurants.
The Archaeological Museum
Any museum lover has to come to visit this historical collection, some of these include the golden Mask of Agamemnon from Mycenae; fragments of Minoan frescoes; marble Cycladic figurines; a life-size bronze statue of Poseidon and many more incredible artifacts. A trip to this museum will make you feel like you've stumbled into a Discovery Channel film.