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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

                                                          Exceptional host, great apartment; superb terrace

                                                          5 of 5
                                                          We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. Admittedly, it is in a very hilly area but, local taxis are so cheap (for a party of 4 or 5 they are even cheaper than the local transport) and so easily obtained, it didn't matter. There are plenty of local amenities close by; pharmacy, bakers, supermarket and a wide variety of bars and restaurants. The shower in the apartment was one of the best I have ever found in a holiday let and the roof terrace is massive with lots of comfortable space for outdoor dining and amazing views. However, the best thing about this apartment is Nikos himself. We had one of those accident prone type holidays and Nikos did not hesitate to drop everything to come to our assistance. When my sister had her mobile phone stolen Nikos came to the police station and helped us to register the crime (for our insurance company), translated the statement and generally smoothed everything out for us. On the way to the port, for our onward journey to Crete, we discovered one of our cases had been left behind. We called Nikos as, having left the keys inside the apartment, we had no way of getting back in and, once again, he quickly arranged to meet us back at the apartment so that we could retrieve our case. Not only was he there for us when we needed him but he did it all with a smile and a good sense of humour! I would recommend this apartment without hesitation.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2016
                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                          Our stay at with Manos

                                                          5 of 5
                                                          We found the property ideal for our needs. Clean, well equipped, good room sizes and outside space. Perfect. Manos and Niki we're welcoming and a good source of info. Very reasonably priced. Had a great time in Athens, public transport nearby and also very clean and cheap. Taxis not expensive either. Thanks for enabling an enjoyable break.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 19-May-2016
                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                          A Community Feel

                                                          5 of 5
                                                          Just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the apartment we rented from you. It felt spacious, clean and comfortable. We looked forward to getting back there each evening after a long day of sightseeing. We also liked where it was situated. We felt part of a small community in a very large city. And thanks again for your constant help in giving us directions and maps to show us where to go.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2015
                                                          • Date of Stay: Feb 2015