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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Apartment #6729296
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
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      Apartment #3570161
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Apartment #1931345
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          Apartment #1081975
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            Apartment #4455985
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              Apartment #6328869
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                Apartment #4427873
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                  Apartment #6815263
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                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                    House #6779347
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      Apartment #6541518
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        Apartment #283812
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          Apartment #6812455
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                            Studio #4049599
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                              Apartment #6184754
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Apartment #6786409
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Apartment #1189271
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Apartment #1464915
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      • 1 BR
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                                      Apartment #6561988
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                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        Apartment #1641807
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Condo #266908
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                                            Apartment #4135925
                                            1
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              Apartment #645518vb
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Apartment #6937960
                                                4
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  Apartment #61056vb
                                                  60
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 5 BA
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                                                    Apartment #140620vb
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                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                      Apartment #3934160
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                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        Apartment #440613
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Apartment #757751vb
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            Apartment #6789009
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #1878116
                                                              17
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Apartment #6115033
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (96 reviews)
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                                                                  Apartment #906422
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                                                                  Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #6505950
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #6738746
                                                                      10
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        House #1026680
                                                                        23
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6516409
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            Apartment #718731vb
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              Apartment #6732497
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                Apartment #382244
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #1440563a
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                                    Apartment #3939524
                                                                                    17
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      House #6788837
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #3862865
                                                                                        8
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #6779341
                                                                                          3
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (27 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #3934203
                                                                                            27
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #6543505
                                                                                              5
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                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                House #6820501
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6516409
                                                                                                  5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6725716
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Apartment #645696vb
                                                                                                      13

                                                                                                      Self-Catering Athens - Holiday Rentals (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment in perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment was lovely, clean and well laid out. The location was very convenient as it was minutes from the Acropolis, shops and restaurants. It was also minutes away from the Metro and less touristy restaurants. The staff were very helpful and the office is in the same building so handy if any problems.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Better than described!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As a family of four with two grown up children it was an excellent base to visit the sights in Athens. We were made very welcome by our kind host, were picked up from the airport and settled in the apartment. A very quiet neighbourhood and comfy beds meant we slept well. The apartment was nice and clean and it was useful to have a washing machine. The balconies were much bigger than we expected, each bedroom opened on to its own area so we could all have some quiiet time if we wanted to. The apartment is on the top floor an so the wide balconies were on three sides of the building, very spacious. The Metro station was excellent, also there was a supermarket, a bakery, a shop that bottled it's own wine nearby and if you turn left out of the building and take the first right down Agias Sofias a 10 minute walk brings you to a grill bar, great place to eat, not sure what it's called but we were made very welcome, wine was €4 a litre and they were very hospitable. Would definitely return here next time we are in Athens! Many thanks for an enjoyable stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017