- Holiday Guide
- Hotel List
Befittingly named after Athena - the Greek goddess of wisdom - Athens is the cradle of Western civilisation. It is the birthplace of democracy, drama and philosophy and one the world's truly great cities, loved by gods and visitors alike.
On a city break in Athens you'll find ancient wonders of the classical world, celebrated museums and galleries, outstanding dining and shopping and a world-class nightlife.
Wonders of Ancient Greece...
There is a dizzying array of historic attractions to discover in Athens, Many millennia's worth in fact. The place to start is the magnificent Unesco World Heritage site, the Acropolis, which dominates the city's skyline from its rocky hilltop position.
Ascend the stairs of the Acropolis and head through the colossal Propylaea gateway and you'll find the elegant Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion temples. Dual monuments to Athena and Poseidon, which are built on the site of a battle between the two gods according to Greek mythology.
The undoubted highlight of both the Acropolis and holidays in Athens in general, is the iconic Partheon. An architectural masterwork made entirely of marble, this titanic temple is one of the greatest structures of the ancient world and dates back to the 5th century BC.
The Acropolis also houses the ultra-modern, New Acropolis Museum, which is essential viewing. Other world-class museums you can explore on an Athens city break include the National Archaeological Museums, the Benaki Museum and the Byzantine Museum.
Athens offers both contemporary and traditional Greek cuisine at its finest, and the areas of Plaka and Psirri are home to a fine selection of fashionable restaurants and modern bars. In the evenings you'll be able to relax and unwind in stylish Kolonaki in one of the many quaint little cafÃšs for a coffee or some traditional Greek ouzo.
Athens' nightlife is legendary. The city buzzes with 24hr energy and vibrancy. It is home to countless nightspots that range from traditional tavernas to cutting-edge pulsating nightclubs, via live music venues, chic cocktail lounges and arty basement bars. You may need the spirit of an Olympian to keep up!
The Greek capital is also a fantastic destination for shopping. You'll find everything from carpets and embroidery to designer boutiques and fine art. Pick up a bargain or two at the colourful Monastriraki bazaar or visit the Museum of Greek Folk Art in Plaka, which offers a range of authentic goods.
If you like the sound of Athens...
...find more flexible deals to the world's great historic cities. Check out city breaks in magnificent Rome here, holidays to 'the world's greatest open-air museum' of Luxor here and holidays to Istanbul here.
Alternatively, if you want to combine your Athens holiday with a Mediterranean beach break, take a look at our guide to holidays to the Athens Coast.
The hotel is superbly situated in the heart of the Plaka area, just off one of the main squares and within easy reach of the many shops, tavernas and bars which characterise this popular and mainly pedestrianized area in the centre of the city. The... See More InfoSee More Info
This property enjoys a prime central loaction just of Syntagma Square at the top of Mitropoleous Street. The historical sightseeing areas of the Acropolis and the Old town area of Plaka are on the doorstep of the hotel together with the infamous... See More InfoSee More Info
ATHENS ATRIUM, Athens
The Athens Atrium Hotel is a modern and recently renovated Superior 4 star hotel located in the centre of Athens, the capital of Greece. It is the ideal place for all visitors of Athens to stay, whether they travel for business or holidays. This... See More InfoSee More Info
Achilleas Hotel, Athens
The boutique style Achilleas Hotel enjoys fabulous location in the heart of downtown Athens within walking distance of Plaka, Thision and the Acropolis. Guests will also find great shops, cafes, fine eateries, lively bars and a vibrant nightlife... See More InfoSee More Info
Acropolis Hill Hotel, Athens
The brand new Acropolis Hill Hotel is in a fabulous position right in the heart of Athens resting under the sacred rock of the Acropolis, with views of green gardens, the famous Acropolis or the city of Athens, providing easy access to Plaka (the Old... See More InfoSee More Info
Acropolis Select, Athens
The hotel is ideally located as it is within the vicinity of the Acropolis and Plaka. Additionally, it is only a 10 minutes' walk from the heart of Athens and the main shopping district. The metro station (Acropoli) is very close by.Fully equipped,... See More InfoSee More Info
This property is situated a just off Syntagma square in the heart of the Old Town Plaka area. The Acropolis is a 15 minute walk away (to get to the top!). Athens main shopping street "Ermou" is a 2 minute walk from the hotel. The nearest metro... See More InfoSee More Info
Amazon Hotel, Athens
The Amazon Hotel rests in a prime position located right by Syntagma Square with a fabulous view of the Acropolis and Lycabettus in heart of the ancient city of Athens. A reliable transportation system provides easy access to the Parthenon, Plaka... See More InfoSee More Info
Apollo Hotel, Athens
3* Apollo Hotel enjoys an enviable central location in the heart of Ancient Athens within easy walking distance of many if not all of the city's world famous tourist attractions including Plaka and the Acropolis. Guests of the Apollo Hotel will also... See More InfoSee More Info
Arethusa Hotel, Athens
The Arethusa Hotel rests in a prime position located right by Syntagma Square with a fabulous view of the Acropolis in heart of the ancient city of Athens. A reliable transportation system provides easy access to the Parthenon, Plaka (the Old Town of... See More InfoSee More Info