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Top Selling Hotels
Plaka Hotel (V) - 3 star hotel located just a short walk from Syntagma & Monastiraki Square, offering direct access by metro from the airport & port. A breathtaking view of the Acropolis & Plaka area can be enjoyed from the roof top terrace.
Herodion Hotel (P) - 4 star hotel. Central location in the heart of the city just minutes away from all the iconic sights. Great rooftop bar & restaurant offering unobstructed views to the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum.
Melia Athens (P) - 4 star hotel located in the city centre, walking distance from the metro & a short ride from the Acropolis Museum & Parthenon. Features a large rooftop pool and Sky Lounge Rooftop Dining Bar offering Greek cuisine & local wines.
Electra Palace Hotel (I) - 4 star hotel located in the historic Plaka area, within walking distance from all major sights. Home to award winning Electra Palace Roof Garden Greek restaurant.
Grande Bretagne (I) - 5 star hotel situated in the heart of the city since 1874. A luxurious landmark hotel that is an important part of the history of Athens. Offers indoor & outdoor pools plus a spa & excellent views.
GETTING AROUND ATHENS
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From flea markets to luxury boutiques, Athens shopping is vibrant, exciting, and often friendlier to the hip pocket than other European destinations. In fact, many pack light when travelling to Athens in anticipation of the bargains on offer. For the quintessential Athens market experience where bargains are aplenty, head to the flea market district of Monastiraki. For the other end of the retail realm, peruse the luxury labels of Kolonaki. If you’re considering what to buy in Athens, the region is famous for its authentic Greek sandals, which are handmade using techniques passed from craftsman to craftsman over centuries. Click HERE to pick up some great tips on shopping in Athens.
The Plaka is one of the oldest continuously inhabited neighbourhoods in the world. Duck into the side streets here and explore the lovely, narrow old lanes. They’re lined with a mix of crumbling buildings from various historic eras, as well as beautiful restored buildings turned into stately homes. Plaka boasts a wealth of ancient sites, small museums, historic churches and picturesque little squares buzzing with activity from restaurants and cafes.
You cannot come to Athens and not have a classic gyro. They are available almost everywhere and you can have fun trying to find the best one. The gyro consists of chicken or lamb, french fries, onions and tomatoes wrapped up in a pita bread.
Watching the sunset from Lycabettus Hill is one of the best things to do in Athens. Not only is the sunset stunning, but you get amazing views of Athens from here. You can also see the Acropolis all lit up for the evening. There is a funicular to take you up and down if you don’t want to climb the hill. The cost for the funicular is €7.50 return or €5 for a one-way ticket.
You can go out at almost any hour in Athens, and not have to worry. The Psyrri district is full of bars, clubs, restaurants & the atmosphere feels a bit like a carnival.
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