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Best areas in Athens for luxury hotels

The Plaka district, on the eastern slopes of the Acropolis, is home to plenty of luxury hotels. This central location is a great place to stay as you’ll be conveniently close to many of the principal attractions. If you want to stay amid Athens’ elite, look for a luxury hotel in undeniably chic Kolonaki. Here, you can wander the district’s many pedestrianized roads stopping off in a pavement café or trendy bar to enjoy a drink and watch the world go by. There are also some luxury options near Athens International Airport.

Top luxury hotels in Athens

Set in the Plaka neighborhood, just a 10-minute walk from the Acropolis, the Electra Palace Athens has a spa, a gym, and an outdoor pool. The exquisite rooftop restaurant features superb views of the Acropolis. The exclusive Recital Pallas Athena is in the Omonia neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the Acropolis. The elegant guestrooms come with stylish furnishings. A 10-minute drive from Athens International airport and 25 minutes from the city center, the Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West has an indoor pool, a spacious gym, and a 24-hour business center.

Where to find the best fine dining in Athens

Plaka is a great district for traditional Greek tavernas, which offer a range of traditional local fare in an informal setting. You’ll also find upmarket restaurants in the area serving sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine, combining Greek food with the flavors of France and Italy. The business district around Syntagma Square is a good place to find fine dining restaurants, as is the exclusive residential area of Kolonaki, just to the west of the city center. Many of the city’s luxury hotels also have restaurants offering gourmet food.

The most unique things to do in Athens

No trip to Athens would be complete without a visit to the splendid Acropolis. This hilltop citadel has been the focal point of Athens for 1,000s of years. The soaring marble columns of the Parthenon, perched atop the Acropolis, never fail to amaze. Other Acropolis sights include the magnificent Theater of Dionysus, a well-preserved outdoor auditorium built in the 4th century. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, you’ll find upmarket shopping at Voukourestiou Street. It’s in the center of the city, just a few minutes’ walk from Syntagma Square. The street has shops selling an excellent range of designer brands such as Gucci, Versace, and Louis Vuitton. Athens is awash with superb museums and one of the best is the private Benaki Museum. It includes collections of Greek costumes, Egyptian silverware, and many ancient Greek artifacts.

Best ways to get around Athens

Athens’ public transit system includes a metro railway with 3 different lines traveling to 61 stations, with a stop at the International Airport. The journey from the airport to the city center takes about 40 minutes and trains depart every 30 minutes. The Uber service operates in Athens and conventional taxis are available. If you want to tour in city in complete comfort, consider booking a chauffeur-driven limousine.

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