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Where to Stay if Your Cruise Stops Over at Piraeus



Visitors homeporting or transiting at the cruise port of Piraeus, might want to spend a night or two in a hotel. The port of Piraeus is very close to Athens, only 12 klm. with excellent transport both by train and bus and of course taxi cabs. The central hotels in Athens provide the opportunity to be close to all the main attractions, whilst those on the coast are more ideal for relaxing in luxury. Westin Athens Astir Palace  at the high end suburb of Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera, offers a lifestyle and gourmet experience, a corner of paradise awaits visitors to mythical Grecotel Cape Sounio resort, with a  stunning view of the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon, multi awarded Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens is a landmark on Syngrou Avenue, quite close to the city center, Divani Caravel is ideally located close to the city center and easy access to historical sites and museums, Hilton Athens is a landmark of the city and one of the most prestigious hotels, Grande Bretagne is a destination in itself and many international celebrities have stayed at this legendary hotel, Electra Palace Hotel is situated in the centre of Athens very close to the old town of Plaka, New Hotel is the most recent addition to the chain of YES!Hotels, situated on Filellinon street, in the heart of Athens, Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel is a very special place to stay in Athens, combining quality service with a unique location, very close to the Acropolis Museum, Amalia Hotel is part of one of the oldest hotel chains in Greece, with an outstanding roof garden which offers a panoramic view of the Parliament, the National Garden and the Acropolis.

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Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel


Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel is a very special place to stay in Athens, combining quality service with a unique location, very close to the Acropolis Museum. Housed in a recently renovated classical building, the hotel has 22 charming rooms on three floors. Service is intimate, friendly and personalized, with priority to hospitality and comfort. While maintaining an authentic character, this distinguished hotel offers all the necessary amenities and the attentive staff will happily recommend anything you might need: from travel arrangements, special honeymoon or anniversary services, reservations and useful information to ensure that your stay in Athens is pleasant in every aspect.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A unique location just a few mnutes from the Acropolis Museum and the center

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Amalia Hotel is part of one of the oldest hotel chains in Greece, which includes hotels in Nafplio, Olympia and Delphi, with an outstanding roof garden which offers a panoramic view of the Parliament, the National Garden and the Acropolis. Works of art, butterflies by Afroditi Litou and stained glass by Manolis Charos, are a strong feature in the hotel¢s decor. Ideal for business travelers, the hotel is conveniently situated just a few paces from everything that counts in Athens, and the spaces are often used for events and conferences. The Chrysalis Lobby Lounge is ideal for a shopping break or a meeting. Amalia Hotel has received the Green Key award for their use of eco-friendly technologies for energy saving purposes.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The view from the roof garden is enchanting and the location easy to access

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Member of Leading Hotels of the World, Divani Caravel is ideally located close to the city center and easy access to historical sites and museums. The hotel includes two presidential suites and two executive floors with additional amenities and facilities. With long experience and expertise in conferences, Divani Caravel offers 16 specifically planned spaces, catering to all demands. The Peak Health Club and Spa on the 9th floor is the place to relax and feel pampered, enjoy an invigorating sauna or dip in the pool. Amalia restaurant with variety of flavors, Constantinople cafe with intimate atmosphere and Browns bar-restaurant with Mediterranean and gourmet cuisine, offer top culinary experiences.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A landmark of elegance and style, with easy access to the center

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New Hotel is the most recent addition to the chain of YES!Hotels, created by the well known business man and art collector Dakis Ioannou. Situated on Filellinon street, in the heart of Athens, the original and impressive design has the signature of Humberto and Fernando Campana, combining art and sculpture. The designers, known for their Brazilian carnival-themed designs, found inspiration from traditional Greek themes which with the help of students from the Thessaly university were interwoven into the 79 rooms and public spaces of the building. New Taste restaurant is a popular venue for enjoying a healthy and tasty organic menu, prepared with expertise by an equipe led by chef Steven Frost.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Very close to Syntagma and the center of Athens, with original and impressive design

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Electra Palace Hotel is situated in the centre of Athens very close to the old town of Plaka, and a short distance from all the most important historical sites and the commercial district. The hotel offers both rooms and suites, decorated in classical style which harmonizes with the building and the area. All amenities are available, including parking and business center, and the restaurant on the roof garden is one of the most renowned in town, both for the award winning cuisine and the exceptional view. Combining classical elegance with modern comforts, the hotel guarantees a pleasant and relaxing stay.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Situated in the hart of Plaka, close to all the main attractions with a magnificent roof garden

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Multi awarded Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens is a landmark on Syngrou Avenue, quite close to the city center, with 483 luxury rooms and 60 suites, 18 of which on the floors of Club Intercontinental. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities, specially designed for guests demands. The new Deluxe rooms and suites, with high quality standards, combine geometrical forms with soft lines, neutral with vivid colors and selected materials like wool and velvet with leather and suede. Stylish furnishings and works of contemporary Greek art specifically chosen for each room, compose a unique atmosphere. Conferences are often held in the hotel, in spacious, expertly planned halls. Toque D'or awarded Premiere Restaurant and Lounge Bar on the 10th floor, elegant Cafezoe, and cozy Caf?-- Vienna Tea Lounge on the Lobby level, are ideal for business dinners and meetings, or for a pleasant break with friends. Guests can enjoy beauty and holistic treatments the I- Spa or exercise at the Technogym.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Luxurious ambience, high quality standards and easy access to the city

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Grande Bretagne is a destination in itself and many international celebrities have stayed at this legendary hotel, which has held a primary role in the city¢s life for over 150 years. Attention to details, genteel comfort, impeccable service have earned the hotel its international acclaim. Deluxe suites with individual style, banquet rooms, and all modern comforts make this hotel ideal for business travelers, couples and families. The GB Corner, the Winter Garden, the Roof Garden and the famous Alexander bar are considered some of the best spots in Athens for drinks and eating out. The GB Spa and fitness centre offers beauty treatments, massages, aromatherapy, saunas and a relaxing indoor pool.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A legendary hotel with elegant ambience and great style

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EVANGELISMOS


Hilton Athens is a landmark of the city and one of the most prestigious hotels. With over 500 rooms and great views, the hotel is a favorite with businessmen who appreciate the perfect organization, which includes a fully equipped Business Center and 22 meeting rooms. Four restaurants and two bars offer the ideal atmosphere for dining and meeting friends, whilst enjoying the excellent cuisine and the sophisticated style. For traditional, understated elegance nothing beats the Byzantino cafe and restaurant, a favorite spot for many Athenians. In the summer months, the large outdoor pool is perfect for cooling off, followed by a light lunch. Hiltonia Spa is considered one of the best health clubs in town, offering pampering and relaxation, with a wide selection of beauty treatments. Art also plays an important role at the Athens Hilton, which incorporates works of art as part of the decoration and often hosts exhibitions of artists from Greece and other countries. 46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue tel. 210 7281000

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: One of the most prestigious hotels in Athens with everything visitors may need

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Vouliagmeni


At Astir Palace Resort situated on a unique spot of the Attica coast, at Vouliagmeni, you can experience mainland Greece at its very best. Vouliagmeni has long been the summer playground for elegant Athenians, with its luxurious boutiques, beautiful restaurants and vibrant cafes. Sprawling across 75 acres of sun drenched gardens on a pine dotted peninsula, the Astir Palace Resort commands the most magical destination in the Saronic Gulf. Voted among the top 20 resorts in Europe, the resort complex includes endless recreational facilities, luxury accommodation and fabulous gourmet dining options. The resort complex includes two hotels - Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and The Westin Athens. The 162 stylish guest rooms all of which have a private balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the ocean, boast a clean, contemporary style and are finished in a cool, soothing color palette.Thy mythical atmosphere of Arion Resort & Spa is enhanced by the contemporary environment and the impressive view of the Saronic gulf. Rooms and suites have creative touches which are pleasing to the senses. The unique characteristic of Astir Palace, the welcoming bungalows offer absolute privacy and privileged service. You can enjoy Greek tastes with delicious traditional recipes, fresh Mediterranean aromas and renowned Japanese delicacies at Matsuhisa Athens by chef Nobu. All the restaurants offer a superb view of the sea which accompanies your gastronomic experience. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, you'll be welcome to experience the bars, restaurants and lounges here. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the patio of the world famous Matsuhisa Athens by Nobu restaurant or a more relaxed coffee or cocktail at the poolside bar.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The environment is idyllic and the quality of accomodation superb

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A corner of paradise awaits visitors to mythical Grecotel Cape Sounio resort, in one of the most enchanting locations in Attica, with a stunning view of the Aegean sea and the temple of Poseidon. 154 elegant villas blend into the natural surroundings, creating a magical scenery. The facilities include the Spa with ayurveda treatments, fitness centre, open air and indoor swimming pools, two private beaches, yachting, water sports, conference centre. Grecoland is a special playground for children with exciting activities. The unique Villa Mystique is designed to provide ultimate luxury in a secluded environment, ideal for jetsetters who value their privacy. Yali restaurant, Aegean Grill, So Oriental, Cavo Kolones with Cretan delicacies and Cape Sounio restaurant offer guests a varied experience of outstanding cuisine.Definitely worth experiencing is the special aphrodisiac menu served on the terrace of the a la carte restaurant with a view of the moon rising over the temple of Poseidon. The experience continues after dinner in the room, which is usually strewn with rose petals, aromas of blossoms are in the air and candles provide the finishing touches. the menu is different for men and women and includes delicacies such as asparagus soup with truffle oil, veal fillets with home made ravioli and foie gras, ceviche of sea bass with sea urchin caviar, Valrhona chocolate with vanilla ice cream, just to mention a few.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The ultimate luxururious experience in an exclusive resort with an amazing view

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