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10 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Athens



There are several pet friendly hotels in Athens, but if you are planning on bringing your pet along on vacation, check beforehand with the hotel of your choice for information. Some hotels have a size limit i.e. up to 3 kilos, which excludes big dogs, whilst others have special rooms for customers with pets, which are somewhat isolated from the rest, for reasons of noise. Pets of course are kindly requested not to bark, and their movements are limited to the room.  In some cases there is an extra charge, but in most hotels pets are accepted for free. Generally the policy is to collaborate with the client, so as to reach a satisfactory solution for all. Hilton Athens, one of the citys landmarks, with four restaurants and two bars, pool and spa center is an excellent choice if you are travelling with your pet. Myrto Hotel at Mati, close to the coast,  St George Lycabettus with a breathtaking view of the city is ideally placed in the elegant neighborhood of Kolonaki and also welcomes pets. Divani Caravel, close to the city center offers easy access to historical sites and museums, plus great environment and facilities. Sofitel, the closest accommodation  to Athens International Airport is a modern and luxurious five star hotel which combines French savoir vivre with Greek hospitality. Cabo Verde, overlooking the bay of Mati, on the east coast of Attica, is just 25 minutes from the airport and 3milesfrom Rafina port. Myrto Acropolis hotel in the picturesque area of Plaka and very close to everything that matters, welcomes pets and offers a family atmosphere. Les Amis at Vari, also a convenient distance from the airport,  Hotel Carolina in downtown Athens has a long history in hospitality since 1936 and is located in a renovated neo-classical building. Cecil hotel, in Monastiraki is just a short walk from the main historical sightseeing and close to the nightlife district of Psyrri.    

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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 meters from the hotel.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Trained and friendly pets are welcome at this hotel

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The Cecil hotel is located in a tastefully renovated neo classical building on the centre of Athens, close to picturesque Monastiraki and Psyrri districts. Museums and attractions are at a short distance and the shopping in the neighborhood varies from souvenirs, to antiques, to traditional delicacies. An interesting choice of restaurants, cafes and nightlife promise never a boring minute and the terrace offers an outstanding view of the Acropolis. A panoramic view from the terrace, friendly atmosphere and lively surroundings make Cecil an ideal choice for business of leisure travel. The metro station close by makes transport even easier, and strolling around the side streets and alleys in the area promises many interesting discoveries.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Pets are welcome after previous communication, so as to reserve specific rooms

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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. Shopping and nightlife are colorful and vivacious, in this district, with many treasures to discover and pleasant evenings with drinks and music.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Well mannered and trained pets are welcome in this hotel

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Myrto is a family hotel in Plaka, very close to Syntagma square, with easy access to public transportation and at walking distance from museums and main historic sites. All rooms are equipped with TV, air conditioning, some have balconies with a street view and others with a city view. The family room can accommodate up to six people and pets are allowed if they are trained and friendly. Breakfast is a cozy buffet affair with toast, jam, cheese, cereal, and the friendly staff are always willing to offer the best advice about day trips or any other information guests might need. Visitors always feel completely at home staying in this hospitable small hotel.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Pets are allowed if they are trained and friendly

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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.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: The ground floor rooms are best for pets, with immediate access to the garden

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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.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Pets are welcome in the rooms, but the restaurant and pool are off limits

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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 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.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: One pet per room is accepted in this hotel and can also sit in the communal spaces with their owner

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A central and luxurious hotel, with 154 rooms and suites, designed to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding visitors, St. George Lycabettus is located in Kolonaki and has been a landmark of Greek hospitality for many years. With a remarkable view of the Acropolis and a panorama encompassing the whole city, in particular from the Grand Balcon gourmet restaurant on the top floor, the hotel is designed in a modern style, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Attractive features include the Frame bar restaurant open during the summer, Tony--?s bar and the pool summer bar on the 7th floor. The art gallery hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists. Sensia Spa and gym studio caters to guests--? well being and relaxation and the outdoor swimming pool is ideal for a cool refreshing dip in the summer heat.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Well mannered pets are welcome in the hotel, except for the restaurant and pool areas

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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 Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Small pets up to 4 kilos are accepted and are expected to be well trained

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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 Pet-Friendly Hotels because: Pets up to 35 kilos are accepted at this hotel

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