UNIQUE-ACROPOLIThis was a wonderful spacious apartment and we enjoyed being there so much. The location is perfect and the view of the Acropolis is just amazing. The terrace was lovely, everything was clean and good quality and a nice good size bathroom. The street is very nice with great cafes and restaurants just downstairs. The assistance from Nick was great. He arranged our airport pickup which was very efficient and our driver Kryssa was lovely and chatted and gave us lots of tips for our Athens visit.
CASA VATHEL 1Thelma is a wonderful host. She responded to my emails very promptly and explained clear direction to her apartment. We stayed two nights and went away for one night in Aegina Island. Thelma was so kind to block the apartment for that day so that we can leave our luggages in the apartment without being charged. We returned to her apartment for another two nights before leaving Athens for Istanbul. Her thoughtfulness really touch our hearts. Although the apartment is not near to the town centre but it is near to the metro station, so travelling to any part of Athens is not a problem. I strongly recommend anyone of you who wish to stay in comfort should consider Thelma's apartment, which is kept very neat and clean.
Mayer homethe apartment is very nice, but if there are more than 4 guests the rest will have to sleep in the living room and the sofas are not extendable and not very comfortable
IFIGENIAS HOUSEKaterina was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was clean and cosy. Especially we enjoyed the huge terance. Thank you Katerina!
Asklipion Apartment, with Great Terrace and View, Centr AthLovely spacious apartment with great balcony and view of lycabettus.
BLOOMING NESTAwesome...... very tastefully done apartment. ...yioanna is a great artist anf human being....
The Greek capital is a city that shows its ancient past with pride thanks to having some of the most famous and important architectonic works in history. Its temples, squares and hills give way to some relaxing time in beautiful parks or sampling the exquisite Greek cuisine. One must not confuse its melancholy with decadence in a city that will hardly reach the heights it had 2500 years ago. However, if you rent apartments in Athens you will discover a city that will fascinate all five senses.[See more]
The Acropolis is the most important place to visit in the city. This complex, which is a World Heritage Site, is located at the top of a hill overlooking the city and contains the famous Parthenon, not just the symbol of the city but of the whole of Greece; the temples of Athena Nike, Erectheion and the Propylea. Back down in the city, Syntagma Square is the heartbeat of the city, with a nearby market where you can buy everything you can think of, including food and clothes; The Ancient Agora or the Temple of Zeus are also of great historical value, as is the old Olympic Stadium, which held the 1896 Olympic Games, the first ones of the modern era. Regarding the cuisine, don’t leave Athens without trying the souvlaki and uzo, the traditional dish and spirit respectively of Greece. Also, good value for entertainment is the hourly change of guard in front of Parliament..
The districts of Athens
Up the top of the hill is the Acropolis with a stunning view of the city along with all the ancient monuments. At the foot of the Acropolis are Monastiraki and Plaka, historical districts with charming restaurants and shops that are surrounded by 19th-century stately homes, a beautiful place to find cheap apartments in Athens.Syntagma is the area where all the commercial activity develops and where there’s the most hustle, although Omonia, the student quarter, gives it a run for its money, although if you venture there at night you will want to keep your eyes open. Piraeus is the port of the city and it’s located just a few miles from the city centre.
When to visit Athens
Since you have to be in the open air a lot of the time visiting ancient ruins, doing it with temperatures around 100ºF isn’t ideal and can be quite uncomfortable. Because it’s so hot in summer, it’s advisable to come in April or May or September and October, when you can breathe a bit more and there are less tourists.In Athens, rain is almost non-existent all year long thanks to its arid Mediterranean climate and in winter temperatures rarely venture below 50ºF.
Getting around in Athens
You can get to Athens by plane from its airport or by train from Northern Greece. During your holidays in Athens you can take ferries to the Greek Islands or to Italy from Patra, a couple of hours west of the city. Inside Athens, the best way to get around is with its metro and although the signs can be in Greek, they are also in the western alphabet, which makes it a lot easier than travelling by bus or tram.
Festivals in Athens
The Greek Festival takes place from June to August in various theatres in Athens, modern and ancient, and they exhibit performances with music, dance, modern and ancient drama, opera, ballet, jazz and classical music among others. Also of great value is the Traditional Greek Dancing Performances offered by the Dora Stratou Theatre from May to October.