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Athenian style opulence
With a prestigious past seeping from its every pore, the ever-evolving Athens has plenty of deluxe lodgings to make you feel as kingly as Zeus himself. In the shadow of the Acropolis – the ancient, marble-clad "high city" – lies the Electra Palace Hotel, where modern comfort comes in classic packaging.
Live your own version of the Greek myths that underpin the city with a stay at the 5-star Hotel Grande Bretagne, which has been setting the standard for luxurious Athens hotels for more than a century. For a modern twist, try the artistically designed New Hotel, the 60s-esque Semiramis or The Margi on the spectacular Athenian Riviera.
At the foothills of history
A stint as the Summer Olympic Games host in 2004 saw Athens receive a healthy boost to infrastructure, from historical renovations to an influx of hotels catering to the crowds. In the historic heart of the city, the pockets of Plaka, Monastiraki, Thissio and Psirri feature their fair share of lodgings both new and old.
Budget studio rooms, hostels and a melange of mid-range options exist close to the Ancient Agora, with plenty of places to stay in Plaka and surrounds. The Royal Olympic Hotel is a stylish reminder of the city's hosting duties, while the recently refurbished Electra is ready to welcome you to Old Town Athens in style.
Cruise in or out from Piraeus
As Europe's oldest capital city, Athens holds a treasure trove of delights to uncover. Whether you're exploring the Temple of Hephaestus in Thission or hunting down the perfect keepsake at the flea market of Monastiraki, your days spent in Athens are bound to be aesthetically and culturally fulfilling.
If you're thinking of extending your holiday out to sea, staying in Piraeus will have you close enough to pack up and set sail within moments. Accommodation in this ancient port, which serves as the main exit point out to the Greek islands, includes the luxurious Theoxenia Palace, the boutique Lilia Hotel and the hotel Triton.
Periscope Hotel is the perfect choice for unique city breaks. The hotel is surrounded by exclusive boutiques, restaurants and bars, museums and galleries. A creation idea of ?Deca Architects? and Alexandros Vaitsos, guests will experience the combination of ergonomic and urban aesthetics expressed in a minimalistic design with sophisticated details. Superior room ceilings are covered with actual aerial photographs by Nikos Daniilides. The spacious suites of Periscope offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Lycabettus hill and Acropolis, extending as far as the Argosaronikos sea.
Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens
Boutique and residing in the city centre, next to Syngrou-Fix metro and tram stations, this hotel offers guests elegant rooms and a rooftop garden restaurant and bar with glorious Acropolis views.
Arethusa Hotel Athens
Superbly located, next to Syntagma Square and fabulous shopping in Ermou Street, these comfortable simple rooms are complemented by a rooftop garden with splendid Acropolis views.
Acropolis Hill Hotel Athens
This is a great hotel of execllent quality being brand new. It also boasts a roof top swimming pool overlooking the city of Athens and the famed Acropolis.(0111/AC)
This is a fabulous boutique hotel located in one of the trendiest and upscale areas of Athens. Central Athens is easily accessible by train (EP 10/12)
Theoxenia House Athens
This property offers luxurious home from home style accommodation with much attention to detail and great service. (0209/AC)
Hotel Rio Athens
The friendly environment and quality of service makes the hotel suitable for all types of stay. (1008/AC)
Areos is a small city boutique hotel of great quality, centrally located and with easy access to the Metro (1112EP)
Crystal City Athens
Before or after your meal you may visit the hotel?s Bar & Lounge Cafe where you will have the opportunity to enjoy your favorite beverage alone or with company in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. It is elegantly decorated, comfortably furnished and specially modulated.