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Where to stay in Athens

Athens overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Athens has to offer, including its museums, cafés, and restaurants. You'll enjoy the area's historical sites, theater, and monuments. Nature lovers can explore top areas in Athens such as Filopappos Hill and Mount Lycabettus. Popular sights like Ancient Agora and Roman Agora won't disappoint.

Where to stay in Athens

With a large selection of hotels, Athens is sure to have options to suit your style. There are 448 hotels in Athens and you can shop as many as 762 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 65%. We have room prices starting at 11 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Athens as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 38 5-star hotels from 128 USD per night
  • • 156 4-star hotels from 60 USD per night
  • • 114 3-star hotels from 36 USD per night
  • • 116 2-star hotels from 26 USD per night

How to get to Athens

Fly into Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the heart of Athens.

Train stations include:
  • • Athens Thiseio Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)
  • • Athens Central Station (1.1 mi/1.8 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • Monastiraki Station (0 mi/0.1 km from the city center)
  • • Thissio Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)
  • • Panepistimio Station (0.4 mi/0.7 km from the city center)

What to see around Athens

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Filopappos Hill
  • • Panathenaic Stadium
  • • Lycabettus Theater
  • • Pandrossou Street Market
  • • Museum of Greek Gastronomy
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Acropolis Museum
  • • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • • Benaki Museum
  • • National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • • Tzisdarakis Mosque
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • Ancient Agora
  • • Roman Agora
  • • Parthenon
  • • Arch of Hadrian
  • • Temple of Olympian Zeus
Here are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Monastiraki Flea Market
  • • Athens Central Market
  • • Karytsi Square
  • • Sunday Flea Market
Popular places to visit include:
  • • Hellenic Parliament
  • • Zappeion Hall
  • • Mount Lycabettus

When to visit Athens

If you're beginning to plan your vacation, you might be wondering when is the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 63°F day, 42°F night
  • • April-June: 87°F day, 49°F night
  • • July-September: 90°F day, 63°F night
  • • October-December: 78°F day, 44°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 5.47 inches
  • • April-June: 2.44 inches
  • • July-September: 0.59 inches
  • • October-December: 6.73 inches

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