Athens Offers a Wide Variety of Affordable Accommodations

Many hotels are located in the centre of Athens, Plaka, Syntagma, Monastiraki, offering easy transportation, picturesque surroundings and in most cases, views of the Acropolis. Staying in the historical centre of the city makes sightseeing so much simpler, as most ancient monuments are at a short distance which can be covered on foot. Restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping abound in this area, offering a chance to relax, enjoy a meal or discover some hidden treasure to take home. Moving around the city is easy with the metro, with stations at Syntagma, Monastiraki and Acropolis, or the many bus lines departing from these areas and reaching all over the city and outskirts. Visiting the historic sites and museums is also simple when you start off from the centre, as most are quite close. The historical centre is also a relatively quiet area, with limited traffic and safe to walk around.  Pan hotel on Mitropoleos street, Arethusa just opposite, Sweet Home just further down.   Arion is an  excellent place to stay in the center of the city.  Metropolis and Carolina in the shopping district are all time favorites with visitors to Athens. Phaedra very close to the Acropolis commands a wonderful view of the old town, Attalos is conveniently close to all that matters, Philippos in the Acropolis area is a popular choice, Nefeli on a quiet street in Plaka is ideal for a stay in this picturesque neighborhood of Athens


Attalos Hotel
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The Attalos Hotel, situated in the historic district of Athens, is ideally located for sightseeing, discovery, shopping and entertainment. With its tradition of classic, comfortable accommodation, friendly staff and atmosphere, Attalos has created a name among a host of international visitors and repeat guests as "a Home away from Home in the heart of Athens". All the 78 rooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped. The buffet breakfast with Greek delicacies is definitely the best way to start your day. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas and in our Internet Corner with computers and printer, free coffee or tea from 11.00am -16.00pm is offered. The charming roof garden/bar provides the perfect setting for enjoying a spectacular view of the Acropolis.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Ideal for leisure or business travel, close to transport, attractions and shopping

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Metropolis Hotel
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The Metropolis Hotel is a newly refurbished establishment located just across the street from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens in the oldest part of the city, just a stroll to all points of interest through the picturesque area of Plaka, such as the Acropolis, Parliament, Olympic Stadium, temple of Zeus, Ancient agora, Kerameikos. The hotel offers 22 nicely decorated rooms with modern bathrooms and rainfall showers, all fully equipped with flat screen TV's, hairdryers, WiFi, telephones, bathroom amenities and slippers ready to accommodate singles, couples and small families. Rooms feature private balcony and most a direct view of the Acropolis. From the roof terrace, where a full buffet breakfast is served daily, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Acropolis. The multilingual staff of the hotel are always available to assist with any kind of information or arrangements.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Located just across the street from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens in the oldest part of the city

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Phaedra Hotel Athens
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Phaedra city hotel in Athens, Greece is historically located in the scenic area of Plaka, just below the Acropolis Hill and the temple of Parthenon. At Phaedra hotel you can enjoy clean, comfortable and inexpensive accommodation, in a safe area with all important monuments and points of interest such as, the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Ancient Greek & Roman Agora, Parliament, Kallimarmaro stadium and the Acropolis museum, being just a stone's throw away walking distance. Phaedra hotel provides guest with rooms that feature private bathroom, TV, A/C and some of them Acropolis view as well. The reception is open 24 hours and the privileged location provides guests with easy access to the old town of Athens, as well as the modern part of the city around Syntagma Square with the fashion shops, bustling bars and restaurants. Hotel Phaedra in Athens, Plaka offers guests a variety of room types for their convenience and price flexibility. Most rooms have a balcony facing either the Acropolis or the square of Saint Catherine byzantine church of the 11th century. There are some budget rooms provided as well at a lower price, which are either smaller than standard rooms or their bathroom is located externally in front of the room but for private use only. Furthermore, there is buffet breakfast served every morning in the hotel's breakfast hall.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Most rooms have a balcony facing either the Acropolis or the square of Saint Catherine byzantine church

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Hotel Nefeli Athens
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Nefeli Hotel is situated in the scenic area of Plaka, on the foothills of the magnificent monument of Acropolis. This cozy family-run hotel has managed to gain many loyal customers over the years. Start your day with the breakfast which is prepared and served fresh each morning. Additionally, the hotel offers free wifi, air-condition, soundproof windows, plasma TV, daily maid services, room service till midnight. The convenient location of the hotel is less than 5 minutes' walk from the Syntagma or Acropolis Metro Stations. Nefeli Hotel serves as a great base for exploring Athens and its historical places. Plaka is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, history and monuments. The surrounding area is full of typical Greek restaurants and café, as well as tourist shops.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Located on a quiet street in Plaka with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere

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It's hard to beat the Acropolis views from the rooftop terrace at refurbished Arion hotel, which you also enjoy from the front rooms. Located 500 m from Monastiraki station and the nightlife of Psyrri makes it the ideal choice for travelers who want to visit Athens on foot. Competitive prices include buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi. This bright new city hotel combines modern amenities with historical surroundings. With elegant rooms, great breakfast, and a superb terrace on the top floor, Arion is ideal for couples or families and one of its outstanding features are the interconnecting suites on the 7th floor.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Close to Monastiraki and Psyrri neighborhoods, in a picturesque ambience

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Hotel Carolina, situated in the commercial district of the city, at walking distance from the main attractions and historic sites, has a long history in the market of Athenian hospitality. The hotel has been operating since 1936, with the first elevator in that time. A faithful clientele return even after many years, finding the friendly atmosphere and the convenient location important and decisive features. The hotel also offers transfer service from the airport, the port of Piraeus,or the train stations, by professional drivers and correct prices. Shopping and nightlife are colorful and vivacious, in this district, with many treasures to discover and pleasant evenings with drinks and music.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: A hotel with a long history in hospitality, with a faithful clientele

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Hotel Arethusa, on central Mitropoleos street, close to everything that matters, Plaka, Syntagma square, transportation, museums and attractions, is an excellent choice from every aspect. The hotel offers all modern amenities and comforts in an elegant environment. American buffet breakfast is served in the cafeteria and drinks and snacks at the stylish bar. The 87 rooms all have air conditioning and TV and are tastefully decorated. Arethusa offers an enjoyable stay in one of the most interesting areas of the city, with entertainment and shopping choices galore.Free wifi is available in the rooms and the common spaces

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Close to everything that matters, Arethusa offers all amenities in an elegant environment

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Pan hotel with 33 rooms is just 50 metres from Syntagma square, offers all modern comforts, and a friendly atmosphere with excellent service. Whether you are visiting Athens for business or pleasure, this hotel is a good choice, close to all the important attractions, museums, the shopping district, picturesque Plaka, taverns and cafes. Rooms have individually controlled air condition and sound proof windows, and are decorated with paintings by Greek artists. Also all the modern comforts apart from standard features like flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, from electric kettles and hairdryers to slippers and mini-bar. The cafeteria is ideal to relax with a drink or coffee and catch up on your mails with free ADSL wireless connection. Start your day here with a great Greek breakfast, featuring fresh bread from the local bakery, excellent yoghurt from a small producer, fruit in season, sesame bars (pasteli) and many other favorites.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Modern comforts, friendly atmosphere and excellent service make this hotel a good choice in the center

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Philippos Hotel is ideally located right next to the Acropolis Museum and a 5-minute walk from the Acropolis Metro Station. Hotel rooms are sunny and modern, styled with elegant fabrics and earthy colours. Each is air conditioned and comes with a TV and minibar. Some rooms have Acropolis views from their windows. Buffet breakfast is served at the all-day café. Lunch and dinner are served at the sister hotel Herodion Hotel, located only 40 metres away. There is Wi-Fi access in the lobby. Philippos Hotel is very close to the old quarters of the city with its old style charm and affordable shopping and dining options. The central square of Syntagma is just a 15 minutes' walk away.The attentive staff are on hand 24/7 and can offer sightseeing information, or arrange for car rental, dry cleaning and luggage storage. The fifty rooms are luminous, in a modern style, softened by elegant fabrics.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Philippos Hotel is very close to the old quarters of the city with its old style charm and affordable shopping and dining options

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Sweet Home hotel is located in the very heart of Athens, right between the Acropolis and Monastiraki Square, overlooking a quiet alley of 100 m and only a breath away from Syntagma (Constitution) Square and the Greek Parliament. The location allows access to Plaka and all major attractions of the city. The hotel is a converted Athenian mansion of the 19th century with neoclassical architectural features and modern elements, lovingly renovated by its current owners, with particular emphasis on decoration. The core concept is the modern boutique hotel while their focus is on customer care, comfort and top quality service. Making guests feel at 'sweet home' is top priority. Plunge into the Athenian past with geraniums and cyclamens decorating the balconies, as they have done for centuries. The wooden staircase dates back in the early 20th century and the splendid carving is the work of skilled craftsmen of the time. The reliefs also belong to the neoclassical heritage, while the collection of antiques offer a full retrospect of the Athenian past.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: A converted Athenian mansion of the 19th century with neoclassical architectural features and modern elements

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