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10 Best Hotels in Athens

Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$314 per night
0.63 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,128 reviews)

"It was a beautiful facility, and the staff was amazing. Our first trip to Greece and loved it. The location of the Electra Palace was just icing on the cake."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Electra Palace Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$122 per night
0.33 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)

"Service was impeccable! Room was super clean, bright, and very spacious."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

The Pinnacle Athens
Melia Athens
4 out of 5
Chalkokondyli 14 and 28th October Av., Athens, Attiki
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$208 per night
1.04 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,392 reviews)

"I choose this hotel because the sky lounge view, but it was close under maintenance"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Melia Athens
Grand Hyatt Athens
5 out of 5
115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
Free Cancellation
The price is AU$217 per night
2.3 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (192 reviews)

"I really enjoyed the view of the Acropolis and other monuments from the breakfast area. It was a lovely site to view each morning. I also took time to enjoy all the amenities in the spa (I.e cold tub, jacuzzi, long swimming pool, steam room and sauna). The 90 minute massage was exactly what I needed ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Grand Hyatt Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$347 per night
0.56 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,624 reviews)

"Very strategically situated in the center of metaxa"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Electra Metropolis Athens
Lilia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Zeas 131, Passalimani, Piraeus, Attiki
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$68 per night
7.78 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (643 reviews)
value for money

"clean and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2019

Lilia Hotel
Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera
4 out of 5
Vravronos Avenue, Markopoulo Mesogaias, Attica
Free Cancellation
The price is AU$300 per night
25.25 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (375 reviews)

"The good part of this property is the views and the breakfeast. We had a dinner at hotel was awful never went back. The bad part location no variety of restuarants or shops. Everything was in Athens which was to city square 50 min taxi drive. Or bus then Metro. But still Hotel would be great for ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$242 per night
1.04 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,967 reviews)

"Very nice staff. Were knowledgeable about things to do and nice eateries in the area."…"

Reviewed on 28 Apr. 2020

Athens Gate Hotel
Herodion Athens
4 out of 5
4 Rovertou Galli Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$256 per night
0.98 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,069 reviews)

"Very near to Acropolis and other must see places. Breakfast was excellent. Staff were really courteous and helpful. Will definitely stay in this hotel for future travels to Athens."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Herodion Athens
Fresh Hotel
4 out of 5
26 Sophokleous Street, Athens, Attiki
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$230 per night
0.47 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,263 reviews)

"Very clean and Good hotel in all sense. Very convenient area."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

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Visiting Athens

History buffs will enjoy exploring Athens, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, abundant cafés, and renowned art. This city also attracts tourists with its monuments, theaters, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, and Parthenon.

  • There are 892 hotels and other accommodations in Athens
  • The closest major airport is in Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) 19.9 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Athens

Known for its museums, art, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Benaki Museum. Attractions like Attica Zoological Park, Athens Planetarium, and Greek Reptile Centre are fun for kids of all ages. Notable for its historic sites, monuments, and temples, the city's landmarks include Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, and Parthenon.

In Athens, you'll be able to select from 892 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Athens Boutique Residence - This 4-star apartment in Athens City Centre features free WiFi, a café, and valet parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and walkable location.
  • Scale Suites - Our customers like the beach locale and helpful staff at this aparthotel. With a stay at this 4-star aparthotel, guests can enjoy access to free valet parking and a 24-hour business center, along with an in-room kitchenette.
  • ABA Athens Boutique Apartments - Located in Athens City Centre, this 3-star apartment features a kitchen, free WiFi, and a furnished balcony. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and WiFi.

Other favorite sights in Athens include Filopappos Hill, Hellenic Parliament, and Athens Olympic Stadium.

Getting Around Athens

With so many choices for transportation, exploring Athens is a breeze. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Monastiraki Station, Thissio Station, and Panepistimio Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Athens Thiseio Station, Athens Central Station, or Moschato-Tavros Rouf Station.

Dressing for Athens

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 63°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 87°F, while the average at night is 49°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 90°F with nighttime averages of 63°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 78°F and nighttime averages of 44°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Athens is 15.20 inches
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 88°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 43°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Athens?
BED in Athens is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and concierge services. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Monastiraki Flea Market. Traveller reviews also recommend Fos Residential Apartments and Varaba Country House as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Athens, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get top deals in Athens.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Athens?
Based on reviews, Fivos Hotel - Hostel is a popular 1-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include My Athens Hotel and Epidavros Hotel.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Athens?
Lilia Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other good choices for your child-friendly holiday include Athens Atrium Hotel and Suites and Divani Caravel. Also, attractions such as Allou Fun Park and Athens Planetarium are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Athens?
Divani Caravel is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. Other good options for a romantic stay include Grand Resort Lagonissi and Royal Olympic Hotel.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Athens?
Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is a 4-star all-inclusive property featuring 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools, and a favourite with Expedia travellers.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Athens?
Amalia Residences is a top villa for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Chameleon Youth Hostel - Hostel is another good option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Athens?
BED in Athens is a top 4-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and a poolside bar. Other good options to stay near the beach include Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort and Tropical Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Glyfada Beach or Voula Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Athens?
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hilton Athens and Wyndham Grand Athens are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Athens?
The Marblous Athens is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and in-room massages. COCO-MAT Hotel Nafsika and Melia Athens are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Athens?
Fenix Hotel is a 4-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. You can tee off at Glyfada Golf Club of Athens during your trip.
Where's the best place to stay in Athens to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Divani Palace Acropolis is a top 5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens and A for Athens. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Acropolis, Parthenon and Syntagma Square.

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