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Athens Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Consider protecting your Athens trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a Athens package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.

Most Athens hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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With us, you've got more than 550 airline partners and 750,000 worldwide properties to choose from around the globe, which means your dream holiday is right there at your fingertips!

Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Athens holiday package?

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What are the best places to visit in Athens?

Preparing for your trip to Athens? Need some info about what to do and see when you arrive? That's where we come in!

With such a great range of world-renowned attractions in one place, you'll never have a dull moment in Athens! First things first, be sure you get some selfies out the front of the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum. When you've finished with those, you'll still have Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora to visit!

You'll find yourself surrounded by fascinating things to do and see, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Benaki Museum. If you really want to squeeze the most out of your time here, also consider visiting the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Mount Lycabettus.

Many weighty decisions have been considered behind the walls of Hellenic Parliament. Appreciate it from afar or close up on a guided tour. There's an excellent range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Visiting an area's monuments is a fantastic way to glean an insight into its accomplishments and heritage. Drop by Filopappos Hill and find out the inspiring tale behind it. Still have time to spare? As you stand at the base of Arch of Hadrian, make sure you glance up and marvel at its elegant design and robust structure. This impressive old monument deserves to be viewed from every angle.

What are the most popular activities for a Athens holiday?

Life is either a bold adventure or nothing at all, so why not dive into some new and exhilarating experiences?

Start off your trip to Athens by trying out one or two of these activities:

Check out the Athens things to do page for a comprehensive list.

What types of accommodation options are available in Athens?

With no less than 306 Athens properties to select from, you'll definitely secure a room that appeals to you in the nation's capital. If you're all about cheap holidays or splashing out, we've got you covered.

If you've got a bit of jet lag, there's nothing quite like kicking back in a swanky room and ordering some room service. See what heavenly treats are waiting for you at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens (1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str) or the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens (3 Vasileos Georgiou A' Street). On the hunt for somewhere cheaper? The AVA Hotel & Suites (9-11 Lyssikratous Street) and the Sweet Home Hotel (Patroou 5 - Plaka) are a couple of places that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

The Parthenon is a must-see when visiting Athens, and staying close by can be a good way to really make the most of it. The MET34 Athens Hotel can be found just 0.6 miles away. Another close option is the AthensWas, 0.4 miles away.

Is there an airport in Athens?

No one loves wasting time at the airport. But it's worth it when you remember the adventure that's waiting just around the corner Situated 12 miles east of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) is the most convenient terminal.




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Sofitel Athens Airport AU$423
Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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Sofitel Athens Airport

Sofitel Athens Airport

Athens International Airport, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
     
    4.4 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The room was very nice, especially the shower/tub area!

    Athens Luxury Suites AU$227
    Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020
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    Athens Luxury Suites

    Athens Luxury Suites

    12 Avramiotou St., Monastiraki, Athens, Attica
       
      4.6 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We were in Athens just as the covid 19 virus started to impact all over europe. With the city on lock down it left us little to do apart from walks in the parks and around the hills. The staff were great and kept us updated with latest health news. The location of this small quiet hotel was perfect ...

      Grand Hyatt Athens AU$286
      Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020
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      Grand Hyatt Athens

      Grand Hyatt Athens

      115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
         
        4.1 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 ...

        Electra Palace Athens AU$441
        Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020
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        Electra Palace Athens

        Electra Palace Athens

        18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
           
          4.6 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          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.

          Wyndham Grand Athens AU$290
          Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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          Wyndham Grand Athens

          Wyndham Grand Athens

          2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
             
            4.3 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            They changed towels every day even though I didn’t put it on the floor and they had a green policy.

            Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera AU$308
            Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020
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            Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera

            Dolce by Wyndham Attica Riviera

            Vravronos Avenue, Markopoulo Mesogaias, Attica
               
              4.0 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 ...

              Royal Olympic Hotel AU$322
              Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020
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              Royal Olympic Hotel

              Royal Olympic Hotel

              28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str, Athens, Attiki
                 
                4.1 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location. Professional and personal able staff.

                The Pinnacle Athens AU$217
                Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020
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                The Pinnacle Athens

                The Pinnacle Athens

                75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

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