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Make a holiday rental apartment or accommodation in Athens, Greece your home away from home

Athens is one of Europe’s most famous cities. Holiday guides to Athens are splashed with pictures of the legacies of Ancient Greece, especially of Acropolis Hill, and although this is one of the sights you must see before you die, there is so much more to see and so many things to do in Athens that you must spend at least a week in accommodation in Athens to really get a taste for this magnificent city.

Things to do in Athens, Greece

Athens is the birthplace of modern civilization as every holiday guide to Athens will proudly point out, and as a result, the list of attractions to explore eclipses the attractions of almost any other city in the world. There are some excellent tours to do from accommodation in Athens, taking in the most famous archaeological treasures within the city, including one of the seven wonders of the world, the Acropolis, as well as Lycabettus Hill, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodeion, Poseidon’s Temple and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Those wishing to explore without the constraints of a tour group are perfectly placed to get a real view of Athens, and there are many excellent museums throughout the city giving visitors all the information and advice they could need for a full exploration of Athens.

Life in Athens is highly social and fantastically laid back. There are many atmospheric cafes in which to relax, letting the world pass you by. The cafes are always a hive of activity, with a huge amount of entertainment put on. Many Athenians use the cafes as a meeting point before heading to the theatre or a concert, of which there are many throughout the year. Despite the amazing historical attractions of the city, Athens is in fact a bustling, modern place, with some excellent shopping to be done too.

Athens is famous for its nightlife too. Evenings start very late in Athens, with most people heading to a restaurant to start their evening between 9 and 10 in the evening. The many nightclubs of Athens are open late into the night, with cafes, bars and clubs buzzing until well after 3am.

The coastline of Athens, known as the Athenian Riviera, is lined with gorgeous beaches. There are many excellent beaches on which to relax in the sun. This stretch of the coast is also a fantastic place for sailing and windsurfing.

Places to visit on holiday in Athens, Greece

Athens’ main port, Piraeus, is the best place from which to head out into the Greek Islands. There are a huge range of ferries running to and from Athens, making the Aegean, Cyclade and Saronic Islands are all within easy reach of a day trip from Athens.

Weather in Athens, Greece

There is never a bad time to take accommodation in Athens. During June, July and August, temperatures reach into the mid 30’s (?C) on a daily basis, but with the idyllic conditions come large crowds of tourists, which although you will not notice them from your private, self catering Athens apartment, you certainly will when trying to explore the bigger attractions in the city. Spring and autumn are still very warm, yet the majority of the tourist crowds have dispersed. Even during December and January, temperatures remain above 10?C during the day.

Travel to Athens, Greece

Cheap flights to Athens Airport (ATH) arrive from the UK with amazing regularity. Athens Airport itself is one of the most modern and luxurious in Europe, located 20km from the centre of the city itself. Standard taxi costs from the airport into the city centre are in the region of 25 Euros, and there is a direct train route from right next to the airport terminal if you would prefer to keep transfer costs down. There are a great range of airlines offering cheap flights to Athens Airport, many of which operate out of London’s airports.

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Self-Catering Athens - Holiday Rentals (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

I love this apartment. It feels like home. Great location we walked everywhere wonderful experience

5 of 5
I love this apartment. It feels like home. Great location. We walked everywhere. This is my second time visiting Athen and I am glad we get to stay here. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Stella.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Great location, amazing hospitality!

5 of 5
Best vacation of our lives. Apartment comfortably slept 15. Location was fabulous-- only a 5-minute walk to the Acropolis, old-town shopping in Plaka, and several traditional Greek restaurants. On top of that, our hostess, Stella, was unbelievably hospital!! She arranged for all of our transportation needs, including to and from the airport, to and from the ferry port in Piraeus for two different island excursions, and she even helped us arrange taxi rides after we left her apartment. Stella also met us in-person at the apartment upon our arrival the first day in Athens and shared several great trips about the local area and even provided a few snacks for us when we arrived. Bottom line---the combination of the amazing sights of Athens coupled with a great hostess resulted in a vacation we'll never forget. Thank you Stella!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017