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Where to stay in Athens: top picks by our readers
Finding accommodation in Athens can be challenging due to its size and vast selection of hotels, but worry not as we have been doing the hard work for you!
You may be wondering in which part of the city it is better to stay i.e. north, south, or in the city centre. We strongly advise you to stay in the centre, the heart of the city, as this is where most of the monuments are located, including the famous Acropolis. Going to the beach from the centre is quite easy by public transport or by taxi (which tends to be quite cheap) and should take 30-40 minutes depending on traffic.
So city centre it is – and here are some of our suggestions:
The epitome of luxury, Hilton Athens is conveniently located in the heart of Athens and the good news is that it is also family friendly. The hotel is a good base for sightseeing as it is only 500mts from the National Gallery, for example, and it is also close to the up and coming district of Kolonaki with its abundance of trendy restaurants and bars. Don’t forget to go to the hotel’s famous rooftop ‘Galaxy Bar’ which has a breathtaking view.
To book click here: Hilton Athens
Recently completely renovated, this hotel will not disappoint you. Your little fellows will love the swimming pool on the roof terrace, and the hotel is only a breath away from the historic and commercial centre of the city. It also has an indoor pool, gym and spa. Rooms are simple yet luxurious.
To book click here: Electra Palace Hotel
Located within walking distance of the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, this hotel is highly recommended for families. Do visit the close-by districts of Anafiotika and Psirry, famous for their restaurants and traditional tavernas. Your children will enjoy the fresh juices and yummy breakfast served at the rooftop restaurant that has great panoramic views.
To book click here: Athens Gate Hotel
A boutique hotel in the heart of Athens and the ideal base for discovering with your kids the beauty of the Greek capital. Located in the picturesque neighbourhood of Plaka this hotel is close to some of the most important monuments, as well as cafeterias and tavernas that are popular with locals. Ava is an excellent choice for families as it has a warm atmosphere and friendly service for children.
To book click here: Ava Hotel & Suites
Small, stylish and functional, this hotel will satisfy your family needs perfectly. The hotel pays special emphasis to making children happy as it has a playroom to keep them busy and creative. You can also arrange a babysitter if you wish to have a night out. Hermes Hotel is also located in Plaka with close proximity to the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum, as well as Lithos Restaurant, and also Yogolicious which serves delicious yoghurt ice cream.
To book click here: Hermes Hotel