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Where to stay in Athens

If you're a first time visitor to Athens, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Athens.


What's the best area of Athens to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Athens are: Plaka, Gazi, Monastiraki, Glyfada, Piraeus, Rafina, Metaxourgio, Thiseio, Attica, and Psirri.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Because although the city centre has the best bars and small stages (perfect for bar hoping, cause everything is close) all the big nightclubs and live greek stages are moving towards Glyfada in May."  See More

"Glyfada is a suburb that is good choice for that or anything south of that."  See More

"I usually book a hotel in Glyfada, which is east of Athens proper and almost directly south about 25 kilometers from the Athens Airport."  See More

"I wouldn't recommend areas like Omonia Square or Metaxourgio."  See More

"As a plan b (or a) I would choose something centrally located like Gazi or Thiseio, which is really full of bars, it has more of a meatpacking district (NY) feeling to it and you can always look up and see the majestic view of the Acropolis."  See More

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  1. Plaka
  2. Gazi
  3. Monastiraki
  4. Glyfada
  5. Piraeus
  6. Rafina
  7. Metaxourgio
  8. Thiseio
  9. Attica
  10. Psirri
What are some good hotels in Athens?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Athens, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"I haven't tried it myself, but City Circus Athens Hostel looks like it ticks most of the requirements of a chic hostel."  See More

"Also Hera Hotel and Electra Hotel Athens are good choices."  See More

"You should check King George Palace or Hotel Grande Bretagne."  See More

"For a cocktail with a beautiful view over the Acropolis I recommend A For Athens and 360 Degrees."  See More

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  1. City Circus Athens Hostel
  2. Electra Hotel Athens
  3. King George Palace
  4. Hotel Grande Bretagne
  5. 360 Degrees
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  David Buczynski from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania asked:
Vacation  (2 answers)

profile  Mike Arresta from New York City asked:
Best areas to stay / places in Athens on a budget?  (3 answers)

profile  Sophie T from asked:
Where to stay in Athens for an easy/fast cab ride to airport  (3 answers)

profile  Hayley Brums from Los Angeles asked:
Best Neighborhood in Athens  (6 answers)

profile  Kristen Clark from New York City asked:
Hotels to stay at for 2 nights?  (1 answer)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Athens.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Athens? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Thanasis
  2. Bairaktaris
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Athens? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Parthenon
  3. Acropolis Museum
  4. Monastiraki
  5. Omonia Square
Where can I find out more about Athens?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Athens locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Athens.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Athens? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Athens.

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