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Athens Eleftherios Venizelos
Sidhirodhromikós Stathmós Afidhnón
Sidhirodhromikós Stathmós Dhekelías
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The legendary city of Athens is the capital of Greece. The city population of Athens during the 2010 census was over 3.1 million people in the central city area, and over 3.7 million in the metropolitan area. Athens can be, in many ways, considered the birthplace of western civilization, and is a city still filled with culture. There have been people living in Athens for over 7,000 years.
Athens can be reached by plane (which is the most common option for travelers, unless you are already in the country), the airport is a bit off the city proper but the public transport will get you easily to the main city area. You can also get to the city via buses, trains, or the ferry which links Athens to some nearby cities. When you're staying in an Athens hostel and traversing the city, it's good to plan ahead. Some places are very well reachable by foot but for others you will need to utilize the public transport system, which is pretty good.
Hostels in Athens cannot really be categorized: there are so many different options, price ranges, and different districts to choose from. However, the pricing generally will be about 10 US dollars if you choose a cheap single dorm, and upwards from there for twins / doubles and more quality. It's worth researching some before arriving: what do you want to do, and what area should you reserve an Athens hostel room to be close to those things?
When in staying in an Athens hostel, always remember to talk with the staff because they are generally very helpful.
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HI - Athens - Student & Travellers Inn Hostel
"Contrary to the impression that one might get from their website, this place is really nice and very well run. The location is amazing -- turn into the street from the main road and you'll see the Acropolis looming at the other end, with about a ten minute walk to the entrance. The rooms are all very clean and neat; towels and bedding are provided. There's air conditioning in every room, an absolute must in the hot Greek summers...
Hostel Aphrodite - Athens
"Vooooow...Aphrodite is lovely. But not as much as the staff and the breakfast they cook for you (except for the pancakes; they're a unique 'experience'). The crew of ladies are awesome and extremely helpful (YEAH, Ouzo shots!). I Felt like I was at home. These people take care of you! Just don't touch the photos in the bar. :D Peace!! Loch ness." … "I stayed at the Aphrodite for four nights. I found the staff to be very helpful, and...
"Hostel Zorbas is a really great budget hostel. The beds are comfy and the staff are nice. It is close to the bus station and the metro, but it kind of in a seedy part of town, Omonia. The Location Despite the location, the hostel feels quite safe and the receptionist always has to buzz you in and out. The hostel can be hard to find, as the English name of the street sign has faded away. It is very close to the Victoria Metro Station...
"Value for money, highly recommended - Hostel Dioskouros is of prime location just a few minutes walk to Plaka, Temple of Zeus & Acropolis. Cozy environment and clean. Definitely highly recommended." … "Very pleasant stay! Terrific location. - I stayed here for about ten days last summer. I have suggested this location to several folks since that time and will absolutely return next time I am in Athens. My room was in the ladies dorm....
"Zeus Hostel is located near to the heart of Athens, a short distance from Monastiraki Square and the main tourist attractions. The Location Monastiraki is located on the main metro line and is over an hour from the airport by train. Monastiraki Square is one of the main shopping areas in Athens and has restaurants, shops, tourist items, and a popular flea market. It's about a ten-minute walk to the Zeus Hostel from the Monastiraki...
Athens International Youth Hostel
"It was very easy to meet people, and the environment was extremely hospitable. One of the friendliest and most accommodating of the hostels on our trip!" … "We (my wife, now aged 68 and I, aged 72) have stayed at this VERY FRIENDLY and FANTASTICALLY CHEAP hostel MANY (over 10) times over the last 20 years. What do people expect for such a ridiculously LOW price? (compared with other options in Athens) We have unhesitatingly...
Athens Youth Hostel Pagration
"Great Experience - Well kept hostel, with a TV room, propane two-burner, and an open air feel in the lobby, plus cool plants, cute daughters, and a philosophy board. this was a great experience." … "Athens Youth Hostel Pagration - Athens Youth Hostel Pagration does not have a sign, but it does have a vivid blue door and the address is prominently visible. Taxi drivers have no problem finding it nor will you with a map! The location is...
"Athens Backpackers is easy to find and conveniently located next to the Acropolis Metro Station (about fifty steps). The entrance to the Acropolis, Hadrian's Gate, and Temple of Olympian are all five minutes away. The hostel is owned by an Australian family, so language isn't a problem (if you speak English, that is). Bedsheets, pillow case, towels, and breakfast are all complimentary (although breakfast is nothing fancy, just toast and...
"Great location, economical, safe place to stay in downtown Athens - The staff were friendly and very helpful. The location is on a busy street and it can be very noisy. Rooms on the back side are quiet and preferred. The breakfast was excellent, including eggs and fruit. Have earplugs in case you are on the Athenis Street side. Closing the outside window/door shutters and the inside glass doors can reduce the noise (or turn on the air...
"Pella Inn Hotel is great value for money. The staff were very helpful with our bags. There is a small lift which you can use. The guy at the front desk gave us a map and highlighted the major sites in Athens. He also told us where cheap food could be found. The Location The hostel is right near Monostraki station. The hostel is within walking distance to all the major sites in Athens, making it very convenient; this also saves money on...
Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers
"What an awesome place! Sightseeing is overrated — just enjoy the free-flowing ouzo Chris pours, the lovely sweet cakes and many a beer over an expertly-cooked barbecue on the rooftop terrace!! Keep a look-out for the Athens Olympic 2004 banner Timmy the Great and I brought back as a gift!! And remember, IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!" … "I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality facilities and the most friendly staff of this hostel, and...
"What a place! felt right at home and met loads of fellow backpackers in the bar. Dont excpect the ritz but do excpect the best staff, best fun, best information on the islands and the most relaxed bar staff in Athens :) Great place on your way through to see what you need to see." … "Great hostel!! Loads of fun with friendly, informative staff and an awesome bar offering free shots EVERY night!!! Cheap prices for the big, comfortable...
Hostel San Remo
"We had a hard time searching for San Remo Hostel. It is very close to the train station though -- just a few streets down. We had a pretty sweet deal. They had no more dorms left, so we got to stay in a private room that had air conditioning (very useful because it was extremely hot in Athens). The bathrooms are extremely small and have an open shower, as you can see in the picture. There aren't that many bathrooms either (three full...
"… heat and double – side sound – proof windows. We can say, it is an AIRPORT-HOTEL, because of the 24hours service bus NoX96 which brings you to the hotel max in 30-40 min.with 3.20 euro. It's ideal site near by the sea, the Asklipio Hospital, the Athens airport, the beach and nightlife activities, makes your stay a memorable one. It will also cover all needs of a tourist, businessman and a patient companion. Some of the rooms are...
Athens House Hostel
"Bad area, good wifi, rooms clean and roomy but strange staff - This place ... I have two minds about it. First the good. Great wi-fi in rooms. Nice bright rooms. There was also a really nice balcony with table to eat breakfast. View was just other buildings. Beds are comfy. If you are coming from Albania, the place where the buses drop you off is pretty close walking distance. The hostel is also walking distance to the main tourist areas of...
Athens Easy Access - Athens Hostel
"HI - Athens - Athens Easy Hostel is a wonderful central place to stay, whether you wish to stay for a couple of days or for longer term. The hostel has undergone renovation and now boasts new furniture, bathrooms, and a new bar/dining room. The reception is staffed twenty-four hours and they are cheerful, helpful, and multilingual. The Location Located two minutes from the Omonia metro station, it is easy to get from this hostel to just...
"AthenStyle is a good hostel with a lot of good facilities. You can store your luggage in the handy storage lockers in the hostel's basement (for a fee -- of course!). You can order food and drinks on the rooftop terrace, while admiring panoramic views of the city (including a great view of the Acropolis). The Location This hostel is located in the heart of Athens, just a stone's throw away from Monastiraki Square, near the main sights,...
Boutique Hotel Anixi
"… breakfast to All guests including (yogurt, fresh bread, Coffe, tea, Orange juice, Homemade marmelades, cereals, fresh fruits, ice tea, eggs, cheese, halva, olives) - Free Wifi not only in the lobby area but in the rooms also - Free popcorn for movie nights - Free towels and linen - Free maps of the City We provide: - Laundry service with new washers and dryers that take 7 kilos loads to save you money and get it clean very fast. -...
"… desk can provide you with tourist information, free city maps, and help you with any travel inquiries and bookings for city tours, island packages, car rental and taxi transfer. SOHO hotel offers free wireless internet in the lobby and caf, and also provide free laptops to the guests for using the internet. You can also enjoy free coffee and tea during the day in our caf, and read a book from our library or play with one of our...
"The modern character of the inside the cheerful colors,comfort and harmony inside the rooms combined with the experience and helpfulness of our staff guarantee you a wonderful sleep and a memorable stay! Comfortable single,twin,double,triple and quad rooms some of them with balcony are available in Cosmopolit all with a/c,cable t.v.and private bathroom." … "… telephone!Breakfast Included !! You can relax in the common area...
13 Methonis Street
"… showing Sky, Nova, and ESPN, cheap beers, wines, mixers and delicious cocktails. Family friendly atmosphere with fun activities including Quiz Night on Mondays, Karaoke on Thursdays and LIVE music on Fridays and Saturdays. You always have something to do! The Fish Cafe specializes in gourmet homemade cooking including line caught Atlantic Cod with hand cut Naxos potatoes and Cretan rock salt for 6 euros, and our famous 100%...
"… is not a common hostel. It is a block of self - catering private rooms, studios and flats all airconditioned, full furnitured, with their own kithcen and bathroom, that welcomes travellers from all over the world.. You will really feel like being at your home because "Stacs Accommodation" will be your real home on your trip. However, 24 hours a day you can find the stuff to help you. Also there are communal areas where you can...
"… supermarkets,a meat market ,a grocery shop,a pharmacy and a fishing market all on our street. We have also make everything possible to give you the safest stay by providing safety tips on both our units(safety doors etc) With the metro station at your feet the access to all the important sightseeing is quite easy.We provide FREE wireless internet access and many complimentary stuff. There is a 32' LCD TV at the living room and a...
"… decoration, warm and multicultural. The National Archaeological museum is about 9-10 minutes away by bus. You get to the metro stop in just a 7-8 minute walk. The neighborhood is residential and very much alive, you will find here supermarkets, bakeries and tavernas in a distance of about 100 meters. We have made everything possible to provide our guests a safe and very private stay. The apartment is also 7 minutes on foot from...
"… equipped with everything that you need for a comfortable stay. All the studios feature: · Flat-screen TV, · A/C, · Kitchenette with coffee/tea making facilities and mini fridge, · Private bathroom with shower, bath amenities and hair-dryer, · Separate private balconies with a magnificent Sea and City’s Venetian Castle View, · Pleasant surroundings and, · Daily housekeeping....
"at the end of Voulis street" … "… cultural legacy of the area, the wonderful paintings of the building that are saved in excellent condition and the warm, accommodating and humorous spirit of Choudalakis family and personnel motivates professors, teachers, artists and in general spiritual people to be accommodated in the hotel. The hotel encourages a policy of non-smoking on communal areas and in the rooms....
Athens Colorful Urban Home
"… 24hr hot water and heaters in every room. The bus and metro stop is only about 3 minutes away by foot. Were 10-15 minutes walk from the Central Train Station in Athens (Larisa station), the Acropolis, museum of Acropolis, the temple of Zeus, Syntagma Square (Parliament), the National Garden, Monastyraky Square (the name comes from a small monastery from the ancient times), the ancient market (Agora), Keramykos museum and park...
Alice Inn Athens
"… are: The Harry Belafonte Suite - double room and lounge (sleeps up to 3 people), private bathroom and kitchenette, and finally an awesome private roof terrace with views of the Acropolis! The Anthony Quinn Suite - double room and small single room (sleeps up to 3 people), private bathroom and tea cupboard. The Betty Boop Suite - double room (sleeps 2 people), private bathroom and kitchenette. This room has an independent...
Athens-Acropolis Luxury suites & studios
"… relax after a long day exploring Athens). In your apartment you will find free,fruit, milk, coffee, tea, orange juice, butter, jam,cornflakes … etc. Please Note: In case that you arrive in Athens early in the morning or late in night , Please contact us to confirm the details. We have storage room where we can keep your luggage till check in time :) We are flexible, if you make us aware of your arrival we will try to...
"… in the centre of Athens, and spectacular Acropolis views, Cecil offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Both Monastiraki and Omonoia Metro Station are a 5-minute walk away. The rooms of the family-run Cecil Hotel are simply furnished, while some feature wooden floors and iron beds. They are equipped with a TV and have a private bathroom with shower. Room service is available. Buffet breakfast is served daily in the...
"Hotel ALMA, clean and hospitable is awaiting to be at your services the best way possible. Built on a pedestrian street of the Omonia square, in the heart of Athens, it combines a comfortable stay with the possibility for easy access to the known landmarks of the city,as well as for business to its commercial and administrative areas. It was established in 1964 and it includes modern and spacious rooms with TV, music and air-condition for...
"As a Greek let me say that the owners of this place give my entire culture a bad name. I took four friends to the Argo while on our way to Crete and the owner was insulting to every one of us but mostly to my fiancee. The cause seems trivial but definitely highlights the degree to which the owner of the Argo should perhaps not be in the hospitality business. In short, breakfast was not included in our room rate (this we knew) and, upon...
Hotel Rio Athens
"The hotel Rio is located in the center of Athens on the quiet pedestrian street of the Karaiskaki sq. It's a beautiful neoclassical building entirely restored,blending every modern covenience with the classical aesthetic. During all the year, everything is at your disposal, for a reasonable price, with a quality of service in a friendly environment." … "The hotel Rio is located in the center of Athens, on the quiet pedestrian street...
"… all rooms have: fast internet data ports, direct-dial telephone, three-channel music, colour TV featuring satellite and cable channels, in-room safe and private bath with hairdryer and telephone. Emmantina Hotel also features: - A lovely panoramic roof-garden with a sun-deck, a swimming pool and a pool-side bar - Restaurant with continental and Greek cuisine - Room service - Lounge bar - Retro music club - Conference room...
Plaza Non-Smoking Hotel
"Very friendly with good service." … "… eating out you will be spoilt for choice as there are many Greek tavernas, pizzerias and restaurants offering European and eastern cuisine to choose from. Additionally there are bars, discos, cinemas and snooker/pool halls to entertain you. Or why not be lazy and soak up the sun and sea air on the excellent beach directly opposite the hotel. For guests with an interest in history and...
"I was surprised to see how beautiful and pleasant a small, 3-starred hotel can be. Located in an urban middle-class area, it offers something more than the essential comforts, in a very friendly price:). Furthermore, the roof garden facility might not contain a swimming pool, but the view is simply awesome. The staff are very keen to satisfy any need and taste. I would consider visiting Hotel Diethnes, an inevitable option for any...
Marina Hotel Athens
"… warm atmosphere. It is located in the center of Athens and within a walking distance of the main attractions of the city such as: the archaeological sites, shopping centers, the old city, subway station (100 meters), and other places of general entertainment. The hotel has (81) rooms (singles, doubles and triples) with air-conditioning, direct dial phone, satellite TV, mini-bar and ironing press (on request). "Marina Hotel" had...
"Good - On the upside -- it's close to the metro, the rooms are clean, the a/c is powerful and the staff were polite and willing to give advice. Our room was very small though, and not as nice as the one in the picture. Given that the hotel is reasonably cheap though, this place is good value and I would recommend it if you're on a budget but want the privacy of your own room." … "This place has a very friendly and helpful staff, easy...
"… from Omonia Square with central heating, bar and breakfast lounge. All rooms have private facilities. It is a family hotel, which is, located on a quiet road in the centre of Athens, behind the National Archaeological Museum. We are very near to Omonoia Square where you will find a Metro station. All rooms have been recently renovated (November 2002) and each has a private bath with hot water 24 hours a day, a TV, soundproof...
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Athens Travel Tips & Suggestions
Spend one or two days in Athens -- go see the Acropolis, the museum, and Plaka, and then get out. Go to the islands or the small villages and see the "real" Greece. Most Greeks will tell you the same. Outside of that, it's just a generic, noisy, and polluted city.
Athens is the most polluted city ever visited. Nevertheless it has a lot of charm and is probably one of our favourite cities in Europe. Acropolis was not as expected -- Italian temples in Agrigento and Paestum are nicer ones.
— Davide & Michela - Chiavari ( Ge ) Italy
I've been many times to the Greek Islands before and I never expected that Athens would be something special, but God was I wrong. Athens is an amazing place to visit and live. The atmosphere is totally different than the U.K. The food there is delicious, people are so friendly, and girls are beautiful. I went there during August for one week and the weather was great. There are many beaches around Athens and you can be there from anyplace at no time! There are a thousand antique monuments. However, sixties apartments are all over the city, but that's not really a problem when in Athens, because it's such a unique place.
Athens is wonderful. Out of the many places we visited, Athens was by far my favorite. The historical places are so moving -- coming from such a young country (U.S.A.) the antiquity and ageless beauty almost took my breath away. The people go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The food is fresh, prepared well, and delicious. Using the metro was easy and cheap -- signs and announcements are made in both Greek and English. Also the street signs are in both languages. Most everyone spoke English to some degree. I did not see any of the "less than pretty image." Everyone seemed proud of their city and projected a real happiness. The streets were clean, the metro stations beautiful, and the tourist office is great. We received a beautiful all-color tourist book on Athens for free, as well as numerous other pamphlets and helpful, informative staff. Overall, go to Athens! You will be richly rewarded in your Athens travel experience.
Athens was gorgeous and the food is AMAZING! The underground system isvery easy to navigate and all the people were incredibly friendly. Athens by far has the most character of any city I have visited.
Athens is lovely. You may be scared by the less than pretty image it sometimes has. BUT the old city is beautiful to wander through. I like nothing better than eating a gyros and wandering up to the Acropolis hill and looking over the night lights of the city. It has its dirty noisy bits, but unlike many clean and tidy places, Athens has character.
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