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Most popular areas in Athens for 4-star hotels

You’ll find a good selection of 4-star hotels in Syntagma, Athens’ bustling modern center. From here you’re just a short walk from charming Plaka with its narrow, winding streets and Neo-Classical mansions. The well-to-do area of Kolonaki also boasts an abundance of 4-star hotels as well as popular pavement cafés, exclusive restaurants, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. If you’re looking to book a 4-star hotel that’s close to some of the city’s best nightlife, Gazi is a great option, while quieter Goudi offers a more residential vibe.

Top 4-star hotels in Athens

The President Hotel is set in the eastern Athenian suburb of Goudi, a residential and commercial area. The hotel is a 30-minute bus ride from the Acropolis and its amenities include a rooftop pool. The Novotel Athenes is in the Omonia neighborhood. Its rooftop terrace with pool has views of the Acropolis, which is about a 20-minute journey away. The Herodion Athens is just a 10-minute walk from the Acropolis and its impressive rooms have stylish furnishings. Set in a leafy, residential street, the hotel has a rooftop bar and restaurant with Acropolis views.

Where to find the best restaurants in Athens

Many of the city’s restaurants are in the center around the Acropolis in the Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods, where you’ll find many authentic Greek tavernas. Tavernas offer informal dining with menus including traditional Greek favorites such as grilled octopus, dolmades, which are stuffed vine leaves, and sweet baklava, layers of thin, filo pastry filled with nuts and honey. If you want to dine in style, head to Kolonaki to explore its array of exclusive restaurants or to Psyrri where chic restaurants are found nestled between converted warehouses.

The most popular things to do in Athens

The star attraction in Athens is, of course, the Acropolis. This hilltop citadel dominates the center of the city and has done for millennia. Atop the hill are some of the world’s most famous archeological remains including the marble columns of the magnificent Parthenon. Other buildings on the hill include the splendid Temple of Athena Nike and the Theater of Dionysus, a tiered outdoor auditorium. Fast-forward to modern times with a visit to the National Museum of Contemporary Art, set in a cleverly converted former brewery. The gallery has a fine collection of modern art by Greek and international artists as well as a rolling program of exhibitions. If you’re in the mood for some beach time, the golden sands of Vouliagmeni Beach are just 12 miles from the city center, and you can enjoy some Mediterranean swimming there.

Best ways to get around Athens

Athens has a good public transit system with metro trains, buses, and trams all available. The metro has 3 lines and it’s the quickest way to get around. Buses cover the whole city and there are several tram lines serving a variety of destinations. You can buy a tourist ticket, which entitles you to 1 return journey from Athens International Airport, plus 3 days of unlimited travel on buses, metro trains, and trams within the city. Taxis are widely available to hail on the street and Uber operates in the city.

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