Where to stay around Athens?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,675 holiday lettings near Athens. From 1,975 apartments to 473 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Athens is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Athens?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Athens:

  • New Kypseli: 144 holiday homes
  • Neos Kosmos: 696 holiday homes
  • Ampelokipoi: 457 holiday homes
  • Ano Patisia: 102 holiday homes
  • Psyri: 614 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Athens?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Athens. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Acropolis: 2,831 holiday lettings
  • Athens Central Market: 2,820 holiday lettings
  • Pierides Museum of Ancient Cypriot Art: 2,791 holiday lettings
  • Gloria Theater: 2,826 holiday lettings
  • Centre for the Study of Traditional Pottery: 2,809 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Athens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,975 apartments in Athens. Our other popular types of Athens holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 473 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 133 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including boats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 137 holiday homes with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    The old and the new in Athens

    There's no question about it – Athens really is the stuff of bucket lists. As you wander the bougainvillea-lined streets of Plaka, you only need look up to find the mighty Parthenon soaring overhead. A symbol of democracy and civilisation, it's steeped in stories of ancient wars and statecraft. World-class museums back it all up, while Athens holiday rentals close to the Acropolis offer morning views guaranteed to make you gasp. Then come districts like rough-and-tumble Exarchia and swish Vouliagmeni down the coast – a jolt back into the modern world with their montage of political graffiti, jazz bars, seaside villas and in-vogue bistros.

    Feeling the pulse of Athens

    Despite all its agoras and temples and museums, Athens certainly is no museum piece. You should only need to hit the thumping blocks of bohemian Exarchia – beatnik dives and smoky beer halls abound there – to see that it's also the pulsating focal point of modern Greece. Hipster-heavy Psyri and Koukaki are neighbourhoods laden with fair-trade coffee shops and artsy galleries, while the much-vaunted Athenian Riviera means urban beaches and watersports in the summer months. The Plaka, meanwhile, is the place to go for guided walking tours and a taste of traditional moussaka.

    Walking with ancients in Athens

    Think Athens and you think of ancient monuments and temples. And while the city of today has grown out from its millennia-old heart, there's still loads of places to go to walk in the footsteps of Plato and Pericles. The Parthenon is the obvious choice. Perched on a huge bluff in the city centre, you can tour its shrines to the goddess Athena and see where the democracy of the ancient city was born. Down below, the acclaimed Acropolis Museum is a must. It's got excavated remains of the forum, stele depicting battles between gods and giants and oodles more.

    Athens – a city for all seasons

    If you're not planning on heading out to the sun-drenched Greek islands or sunning yourself on the happening bays of the Athenian Riviera, it might be worth considering booking your Athens holiday rentals for the winter months between November and March. All the historical attractions are open then and the weather's rarely awful. That said, summer remains the most popular time. Between June and August, crowds flock to see the temples and dine on sizzling saganaki in the al fresco tavernas here. Spring and autumn – in April, May, September and October – are also warm and perhaps even better for sightseeing.

    Leaving the monuments of Athens behind

    It might be hard to believe but a stay in the electrifying capital of Greece doesn't have to mean hitting the big city. Just check out all the stylish Athens holiday rentals in Vouliagmeni or around Cape Sounio. That's the so-called Athenian Riviera, where the metropolis gives way to high limestone mountains and bays of blue-green sea. Alternatively, make for the port of Piraeus, where a 1-hour boat trip links to islands like Aegina and Poros, putting pine-fringed coves and olive farms right on the doorstep.