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Where to stay in Athens: Top Picks by our Readers
Choosing the right hotel is always a trying task, and with the enormous number of hotels in Athens, it can be downright overwhelming. It doesn’t help that these days most hotels have web sites full of tantalizing photos and special offers. How can you tell if a hotel will live up to its own hype — and, more importantly, if it’s the right hotel for your family? We have asked our readers and these are their top picks!
Everyone agrees that staying in the centre of Athens is the best location for exploring the city and its world-famous Acropolis. Many hotels in the centre have swimming pools for hot summer days but you can also reach any Athenian beach within one hour from the city centre.
The epitome of luxury and comfort, Hilton Athens is conveniently located in the heart of Athens with amazing views on The National Gallery, the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill. This family friendly hotel with spa and (kids) swimming pool is an excellent base for sightseeing. It is close to the Athens metro and near 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’!Check availability
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 on the Acropolis. It is located at walking distance from the historic centre of Athens. There is also an indoor pool at the gym and spa. Family rooms and baby sitting are some of the hotel’s family friendly features.Check availability
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 neighbourhoods 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.Check availability
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 by foot. It is located in the picturesque Plaka neighbourhood 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.Check availability
Small, stylish and functional, Hermes Hotel will satisfy your family 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 Plaka neighbourhood is so famous for. Your kids will love Yogolicious, an ice cream bar with delicious Greek yoghurt ice cream. For more information and booking of Hermes Hotel, please click here.