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Most popular areas in Athens for 5-star hotels

You’ll find exclusive 5-star hotels dotted all over Athens. If you want to be within strolling distance of some of the city’s best sights, look to the main tourist hub of Plaka, where boutique hotels line the district’s pretty winding streets. The elegant area of Kolonaki, meanwhile, boasts an abundance of luxury lodgings set amidst its popular pavement cafes, exclusive restaurants, and designer boutiques. You’ll also find some 5-star hotels near Athens Airport, a 25-minute drive from central Athens.

Top 5-star hotels in Athens

The Electra Palace Athens is in the Plaka district, about a 10-minute walk from the Acropolis, which you can see from the hotel’s chic rooftop restaurant. This exclusive hotel also has an outdoor pool. The Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West is a 10-minute drive from Athens International airport and 25 minutes from the city center. Guestrooms have stylish furnishings and the hotel has an indoor pool. The Grecotel Pallas Athena, meanwhile, is in the Omonia district, a 20-minute walk from the Acropolis, and its elegant rooms feature climate control and free WiFi.

Where to find the best restaurants in Athens

Bustling Plaka is the place to find some of the most popular Athens restaurants. Here, you’ll find a selection of traditional Greek tavernas, some with live music, dotted along the district’s narrow, Medieval-style streets. They serve authentic Greek dishes like moussaka, kleftikon, that’s lamb slow roasted on the bone, and grilled octopus. You’ll also find restaurants serving fashionable modern versions of Mediterranean cuisine. For exclusive restaurants, head to well-to-do Kolonaki whose pedestrianized streets host chic eateries and trendy bars.

The most popular things to do in Athens

You can’t visit Athens, a city with 5,000 years of history, without visiting the Acropolis, the hill that is at the center of the city. This craggy mound has some of the best preserved Greek architecture, with the unmistakable marble columns of the magnificent Parthenon, surrounded by various other archeological remains. Athens also boasts a superb collection of Roman buildings. The Roman Agora, just to the north of the Acropolis, was built in the 1st century and was the center of public life in Roman times. It includes the Tower of the Winds, which features a frieze running around its 8 sides depicting the gods of the winds. For an entertaining shopping experience, visit Monastiraki an area with packed with small boutiques and stalls where you can buy everything from gold jewelry, to painted icons, ceramics, and leather goods.

Best ways to get around Athens

Modern Athens has an excellent public transit system, which includes buses, trams, and a metro railway. The metro has 3 lines that will whisk you around the city, while the extensive bus and tram networks travel to all of the destinations you’re likely to want. Tourist tickets are available and give you 1 return journey to Athens International Airport and unlimited travel on buses, trams, and the metro for 3 days. You can hail taxis on the street, and the Uber service is available in Athens.

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