Staying near the Airport Can Ease You into Athens

Airport hotels in Athens come in many styles. From the luxurious Sofitel, just a few meters from the airport, a modern and luxurious five star hotel combining French savoir vivre with Greek hospitality, the Holiday Inn at 8 minutes by car, situated on Attica Avenue, perfect for corporate travelers and also for visitors who are stopping over between flights. Friendly, hospitable Les Amis in the area of Vari, on the coast of Attica, only 12 klm. from the international airport, luxury resort Mare Nostrum at Vravrona, close to the temple of Artemis, which also provides transport from the airport for guests with a mini van and is famous for the Thalasso Spa.  Mati hotel, in the popular seaside resort of Mati, with excellent service, a lovely view of the sea and elegant surroundings,  Cabo Verde overlooking the bay of Mati,  a 4 star boutique hotel with 38 sea view rooms of luxurious accommodation, including a spa center and a pool with Jacuzzi,  Aquamarina also at Mati,  open all year round and  perfect for  relaxing and unwinding in a comfortable environment, situated just 20 minutes by car from the airport and very close to Rafina port. Myrto on the main road to Marathon, is newly renovated, elegant and modern, designed as a villa, and surrounded by a colorful garden,  ideal for relaxing in comfort.  Avra  in the portside town of Rafina is an  excellent choices for overnight guests, or for a longer vacation, offering visitors pleasant and convenient accommodation at a short distance from the airport and very close to the port, from where island hopping can begin, Marathon Beach Resort in Nea Makri is ideal for a stop over in Athens, a family vacation or a romantic weekend



Hotel Avra, in the busy port town of Rafina offers an excellent choice for mid-market high quality and value, both for business and leisure guests. The distance from the airport can be covered in about 20 minutes, making it a convenient choice for overnight travelers. The hotel offers 96 tastefully decorated and recently refurbished rooms with all necessary comforts, and can also cater for meetings and banquets. Guests can enjoy breakfast and meals at the La Marinera restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Aegean sea, or hang out in the Avra Marina lounge bar with a unique holiday atmosphere.



Hotel Les Amis is located in the area of Vari, on the coast of Attica, only 15 klm. from the international airport, thus being very convenient for travelers stopping off in Athens. Also ideal for those arriving or departing from the capital of Greece with destination to the two main ports, Piraeus and Rafina, which are at a distance of about 30 minutes by car. Comfort and friendly hospitality make Les Amis a very good choice, with many traditional tavernas close by where visitors can enjoy a hearty Greek meal, or gourmet restaurants and trendy cafes in nearby Glyfada for those who prefer a cosmopolitan atmosphere. You can reach the airport in 25 minutes boarding the express bus 24/7 from the closest bus stop 100 mtrs. from the hotel.



Myrto hotel is located on the Marathon route, very close to Mati, in beautiful natural surroundings. Newly renovated, elegant and modern, the hotel, designed as a villa, is surrounded by a colorful garden, and is ideal for relaxing in comfort. The refined restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees, make this locale extremely attractive and the poolside snack bar if the perfect spot to enjoy a drink or snack. The distance from the airport is only 25 minutes, making this a perfect choice for stopping over between flights. Interesting locations to visit in the area include Marathon, Schinias National Park with its rare pine forest, and Marathon lake.



Mati hotel in the popular seaside resort of Mati, with the refreshing perfume of pine trees, is at a distance of 18 klm from the airport and only 3 klm from the port of Rafina, from where many boats leave for the nearest islands. The historical site of Marathon is also close by, at only 10 klm. Mati hotel offers warm hospitality, excellent service and a lovely view of the sea and elegant surroundings. Breakfast is American style buffet and the restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. The pool, with sea water is ideal for cooling off and relaxing with a drink. The hotel is also fully equipped to host business or other conferences, with all modern facilities.

Outside the City
Marathon Beach Resort
Photo courtesy of Marathon Beach Resort


Marathon Beach Resort is situated in one of the most beautiful locations of historical Marathon, on the beach and close to the marina of Nea Makri. The distance from the international airport is 24 kilometers, 32 from the center of Athens and 7 klm from Rafina port. Marathon Beach is an ideal choice if you are staying over in Athens for only one night before taking the boat from Rafina to visit the islands, and also for family vacations, a romantic weekend, or corporate events. The facilities include a swimming pool with sea water, excellent cuisine, cool cocktails in a warm and friendly atmosphere.



Cabo Verde, overlooking the bay of Mati is a 4 star boutique hotel with 38 sea view rooms of luxurious accommodation, including a spa center and a pool with Jacuzzi. Emphasis has been given to environmental sustainability and contemporary design. The hotel offers a buffet breakfast in the morning, while the snack bar serves local specialties on the wooden pool deck all day long. Guests may enjoy coffee, refreshing drinks, light snacks and ice creams at the hotel's pool bar. The hotel facilities include a gym, massage rooms and sauna. At just 25 minutes from the airport and 3 miles from Rafina port, Cabo Verde is ideal for stopping over between flights or if you are catching the ferry to the nearby islands.

Aquamarina Hotel
Photo courtesy of Aquamarina


Aquamarina hotel on the Mati coast, is open all year round and is perfect for a relaxing and unwinding in a comfortable environment. Ideally located for excursions and roundtrips, the hotel is conveniently situated just 20 minutes by car from the airport and very close to Rafina port. Two medium sized conference rooms cater to business activities and the 130 rooms all have a sea view. The Wellness Center has a heated sea water pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath, massage treatments and exercise equipment. The main restaurant offers American style buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and buffet dinner with Mediterranean specialties.



Mare Nostrum is a luxury resort on the coast of Vravrona, only 11 klm. from Athens airport,which can be reached by mini van. Situated very close to the temple of the goddess Artemis, this idyllic hotel also offers a wonderful spa experience for guests at the Thalasso centre, for rejuvenation and relaxation, including Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy, massage, beauty treatments, sauna and steam baths. Decorated in natural and pastel colors, Mare Nostrum has 219 Superior double rooms, 118 Bungalow, 5 Superior Family rooms, 6 luxury Suites, equipped with all modern comforts. Meals are served in the elegant restaurant, or by the pool and the veranda is ideal for enjoying the romantic view.



Holiday Inn Athens is a new 5 star hotel, situated on Attica Avenue and only 10 km away from the international airport, perfect for corporate travelers and also for visitors who are stopping over between flights. Ideal also for visitors visiting Athens on business, as it is close to all the major exhibition centers. Comfortable and quiet rooms with all the amenities a high end hotel provides and the convenient airport shuttle bus, make your stay extra pleasurable. Dine in style at the Ruby restaurant, with a creative and healthy menu, and relax enjoying the romantic atmosphere at the Golden Bar. After a tiring day a revitalizing dip in the pool followed by a massage will refuel your energy.



Sofitel is the nearest hotel to Athens airport, actually its one of the first things arriving visitors see. This modern and luxurious five star hotel is just a few steps from the arrivals and combines French savoir vivre with Greek hospitality. Modern surroundings, impeccable organization and the latest technological equipment are the main features of this strategically placed hotel with 345 rooms. Ideal for business meetings, and conferences, but also for relaxing moments at the Artemis bar with its library near the piano, the gourmet restaurant Karavi on the 9th floor with a spectacular view and the 24 hour Mesoghaia restaurant, which are designed to offer warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere.


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