Where to stay in Athens: Top Picks by our Readers
Everyone agrees that staying in the center of Athens is the best location for exploring the city and its world-famous Acropolis. Many hotels in the center have swimming pools for hot summer days but you can also reach any Athenian beach within one hour from the city center.
April 2022 UPDATE: In January 2022, it was announced the Hilton Athens Hotel will close, will be redeveloped, and rebranded as Conrad. The Conrad will have 280 rooms and suites and 50 unit residences. Conrad is expected to open by 2024.
The epitome of luxury and comfort, Hilton Athens is conveniently located in the heart of Athens with amazing views of The National Gallery, the Acropolis, and the Lycabettus Hill. This family-friendly hotel with a spa and (kids) swimming pool is an excellent base for sightseeing. It is close to the Athens metro and near the posh Kolonaki area with its abundance of restaurants and shops. Hilton Athens organizes weekly family brunches with a special kids buffet and supervised entertainment for the kids. Don’t miss a family dinner at the famous rooftop ‘Galaxy Bar’!
Electra Palace Hotel
The recently renovated luxurious Electra Palace Hotel is great for families. The hotel has a swimming pool on the roof terrace with beautiful views of the Acropolis. It is located within walking distance of the historic center of Athens. There is also an indoor pool at the gym and spa. Family rooms and babysitting are some of the hotel’s family-friendly features.
Athens Gate Hotel
Located within walking distance of the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Athens Gate Hotel is highly recommended for families. Great for families who enjoy walking the neighborhoods of Anafiotika and Psirri with their traditional restaurants and taverns. Kids will love the fresh juice and yummy breakfast served at the rooftop restaurant with panoramic views.
Ava Hotel & Suites
Ava Hotel & Suites is a four-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens and the ideal base for exploring the city on foot. It is located in the picturesque Plaka neighborhood where many streets are car-free. Your kids will love the ice cream and sweets in the many traditional Greek cafes and taverns here. The spacious room feature a fully equipped kitchenette. The hotel only serves breakfast. Ava is an excellent choice for families who are looking for a warm and family-friendly atmosphere.
Small, stylish, and functional, Hermes Hotel will satisfy your family’s needs perfectly. The hotel pays special attention to making kids happy featuring a playroom to keep them busy and creative. A babysitter can be arranged if you wish to have an adult night out. Hermes Hotel is located in the picturesque Plaka near the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum, and all the traditional Greek taverns that the Plaka neighborhood is so famous for. Your kids will love Yogolicious, an ice cream bar with delicious Greek yogurt ice cream. For more information and booking of Hermes Hotel, please click here.
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