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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderfully luxurious apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful stay in Athens. This apartment was extremely clean, every thought has been given to what travellers may need and all the extras were very much appreciated. The owners were very hospitable and extremely helpful and accommodating. Nothing is too much trouble. Although we were only in Athens for a few days after being on the islands, this stay was definitely a highlight. All the must-see sights were within walking distance and it was wonderful to return to the coolness of the apartment for the hottest part of the day. The fast internet was appreciated by our teenage daughters. Thanks to John and his dad for everything.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent apartment in fantastic location; couldn't have been better!

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                                                                                                      The apartment was brilliant, well equipped, clean and comfortable with everything we needed. The views of the Acropolis and Parthenon from the balcony made it even more special. It was in a great location - very handy for the metro (just a few minutes walk) for getting to all the places we wanted to visit during our stay. The neighbourhood was great with friendly locals, supermarkets, grocers, tavernas and a rather lovely pastry shop! We were so well looked after by Kostas; from his excellent instructions for getting from the airport, arranging for us to be met and escorted to the apartment, lots of really useful information about Athens - places to visit and eat, getting about, arranging a taxi for our transfer to the ferry port for our onward journey. Not to mention all his invaluable help with a slight hiccup we had on arrival - we couldn't have got through it without him (note of caution if you use the metro - keep tight hold of possessions, especially wallets!!). Overall we had a brilliant stay in a fantastic apartment and were very well looked after by Kostas. We would have no hesitation in staying here again, and highly recommend the apartment. Thank you Kostas!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent

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                                                                                                      Fabulous view from rear balcony, excellent host who picked us up when we were lost, excellent facilities and very comfortable. Amazing lift.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016