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Where to stay in Athens

Athens is undoubtedly the most tourist-friendly destination in Greece. The capital welcomes over 5 million tourists every year, a number that is progressively increasing. Accommodation in Athens is something that will not be a bother, as you will find hotels for every taste in reasonable prices.

In the city there are more than 2,000 hotels, hostels, Airbnb apartments and houses, while the average price per night is at 80-100€ (during high season). Most hotels are of good quality and offer breakfast, without any extra charge, while many of the Airbnb houses are renovated with substantial amenities. Athens can satisfy every budget, with luxury apartments (starting at 300€/night), as well as the quality hotel rooms of 3-4-5 stars (starting at 60€/night). The capital follows the paradigm of Greek hospitality and welcomes you with a warm bed and a wide smile. Have a nice stay!

Check out the best hotels for accommodation in Athens

New Hotel

The New Hotel is one of the best and of high quality options for accommodation in Athens. It is located in the heart of the capital, just 5 minutes away from the Syntagma Square and the homonymous metro station. Its excellent location provides easy access to the most important attractions of the city, with the Parliament, the Ermou Square, Plaka and the National Garden being just 5 minutes away. The neighborhood is very safe and houses lots of cafés, banks, clothing stores, restaurants/fast food shops and more.

The 5-star hotel is a design masterpiece of the famous Campana brothers. All its areas are clean and have free wifi access, while the multilingual staff is very friendly and attentive. The New Hotel has a left luggage service, free computers, an impeccably designed workout area, Jacuzzi and sauna that are open 24/7. The hotel at 16 Filellinon Street has yet another novelty under its sleeve, as many of the pieces of furniture and decorations are made from wood taken from the furniture of the old hotel, the Olympic Palace Hotel.

The New Hotel has 79 bright and stylish rooms. The rooms are comfy, clean and totally functional, while they also include conveniences that will make your life easier. The wooden floor in combination with the artistic decoration and the wonderful, double beds will instantly immerse you in its hospitable and warm atmosphere. The rooms’ décor is elegant and in total harmony with the hotel’s overall style. Among its many amenities the ones that stand out the most are the shade blinds, mini bar, free brand beauty products and the safe box. The bathroom is impressive both in design and functionality, while it has a brass sink. Also, the frequency of sheets and bathroom towels changing should be included in the list of positive aspects, while we should highlight that cleanliness of the room is excellent, with the cleaning service visiting 2-3 times a day.

The price per night is at 205€, which is fully representative of everything that the New Hotel offers. Do not miss out on trying its amazing breakfast, which is based on organic and fresh products from the Mediterranean. And as far as drinks are concerned, visit the Art Lounge on the 7th floor of the New Hotel, which provides a panoramic view of Athens. Highly Recommended (H)

Accommodation Score: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Staff Kindness-Service: ★★★★★
Room Quality: ★★★★★
Breakfast: ★★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★
Location: ★★★★★
Benefits: ★★★★

Lekka 10 Apartments

The Lekka 10 Apartments is located in the area of Syntagma, in the center of Athens and offers exceptional accommodation. The most central square in the city, the Syntagma Square, is just 250 meters away from the accommodation site, while within the same distance is the metro station, which will take you to every corner of Athens. The neighborhood is busy, yet the street in front of the apartments provides tons of quiet, so you can relax.

The strategic location of Lekka 10 Apartments offers easy access to many points of interest, such as the Parliament, the National Garden, Ermou Street, Monastiraki, Theseion and more. Furthermore, in the surrounding area you will find lots of cafés, nice bars, modern and traditional restaurants that cover all demands.

The Lekka 10 Apartments are on 10 Lekka Street! The remarkable appearance, excellent prices and love/willingness of Apostolia (owner) to go the extra mile for the visitor, render the site ideal for accommodation. It is worth highlighting that the area the apartments are located is totally safe, with people passing by all hours of day and night.

The four apartments of Lekka 10 are renovated, bright and very comfortable. The beautiful, modern décor, earthly colors and amenities are bound to make your stay pleasant and convenient. The beds are large and offer quality sleep, while you have the chance to cook, as each apartment is equipped with a stove and burners.

Among the many benefits, the ones that stand out are the free wifi, fridge, kitchen table, beauty products, brand linens, coffee maker and the autonomous cooling/heating. The great soundproofing also ensures quality stay in the apartment, while cleanliness is excellent. The bathroom is modern, clean and has hot running water any time of day. In a few words, each apartment offers all the conveniences of a home!

The price per night is around 70€, an extremely reasonable price for the benefits, location and quality stay offered by Lekka 10 Apartments. Highly Recommended (H)

Accommodation Score: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★
Staff Kindness-Service: ★★★★★
Room Quality: ★★★★★
Breakfast: ★★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★
Location: ★★★★★
Benefits: ★★★★

Periscope Hotel

The Periscope Hotel is located in the city center, only 10 minutes away from the Syntagma Square. With the metro station (Evangelismos station) being just 5 minutes away, you can get to know Athens easy and fast. We are talking, of course, about the luxurious Kolonaki. The hotel provides easy access to Lycabettus (3 minutes away from the cable car), the Benaki Museum, the Parliament, the Opera and many points of interest.

The 4-star boutique hotel has 22 rooms with minimal decoration and modern amenities. Its newly renovated interior space exudes subtle luxury, which in combination with the earthly colors and furniture create a sense of effortlessness and serenity. In the common areas, you will see artworks having the periscope as their theme, which is where the hotel owes its name. In the Periscope lounge guests can enjoy free drinks, snacks and fruit, all day long. The hotel also has a conference room, while all areas have free wifi access. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity to work out for free at the Holmes Place, one of the most modern gyms in the city. The reception is open 24/7 and the staff is polite, friendly and ready to attend to your needs.

The Periscope has 22 rooms and suites that offer a pleasant stay. The spaces are roomy, with the wooden floors and amazing beds granting warmth and comfort. Also, the minimal decoration, cleanliness, convenience and excellent soundproofing are only a few more of the features that will make you fall in love with it. Among its amenities the ones that stand out are the TV, DVD player, safe box, as well as the choice of pillows. In its spacious and clean bathroom you will find brand beauty products, bathrobes and all the necessary products.

The price per night including a rich breakfast ranges from 150 to 200€, which perfectly reflects everything that the Periscope Hotel offers. Recommended (R)

Accommodation Score: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Staff Kindness-Service: ★★★★★
Room Quality: ★★★★★
Breakfast: ★★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★
Location: ★★★★★
Benefits: ★★★★

Electra Metropolis Athens

The Electra Metropolis is one of the best, if not the best hotel in Athens. The 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the city, just 200 meters away from the Syntagma Square and the homonymous metro station. Near it you will find lots of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as some of the most important attractions and neighborhoods of the city (Plaka, the Parliament, Psyrri, the Parthenon, Theseion, Monastiraki).

The Electra Metropolis has all the elements that make a hotel stand out. Among them are the spa facilities, the areas’ cleanliness, wonderful design and excellent staff service. The hotel also has a conference room, outdoor pool and gym, while on the terrace of the top floor you can enjoy your coffee, drink or meal, along with the best view in the city. You can also relax in the alfresco lounge bar or have a casual meal in the charming Library bistro. Finally, we should note that there is free wifi access in all areas of the hotel and, of course, inside the rooms.


The rooms and suites of the Electra Metropolis are the main reason to relax and escape the stress of the city. The wooden floor and warm colors and the impressive marble bathroom will instantly make you feel at home, while the comfy bed will offer you moments of relaxation. Among the many amenities of the rooms the ones that stand out are the organic brand beauty products, the large TV with satellite channels, safe box and mini bar. All the rooms and suites have sublime design, are as clean as anything can be and have a work desk and great wifi signal.


The average price per night is 160€, which is totally reasonable for the quality, benefits and location of the Electra Metropolis. The price includes a heavenly and fresh breakfast. Recommended (R)

Accommodation Score: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Staff Kindness-Service: ★★★★
Room Quality: ★★★★★
Breakfast: ★★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★
Location: ★★★★★
Benefits: ★★★★

City Circus Athens

The City Circus Athens is included in the list with the best hostels in Europe! It is located in the center of Athens, in the picturesque neighborhood of Psyrri and offers easy access to most attractions. The metro station (Omonia) is just 8 minutes away on foot from the hostel, while in the surrounding area you will find many cafés, bars, rotisseries, low cost clothing shops and theaters to enjoy a great night in the city.

The City Circus Athens is an alternative place, for travelers who love plain but quality accommodation. As one can imagine (from its name), the hostel is brimming with many artistic elements, from the circus! The vivid colors, stickers on the walls and decoration form a friendly environment. The reception is open 24/7 with the staff being attentive and willing. The hostel also has a left luggage space, a lounge rest to read your book or do some work, a beautifully decorated terrace and the elegant Zampano bistro, which is open all day.

The rooms of the City Circus Athens are divided in the common and private ones. Each dorm has a maximum capacity of 8 persons, while there is a separate women’s-only dorm! They are very clean, bright and well-kept, while they all have their own balcony. It is also important that each one has lockers for the guests’ personal items. Each dorm has a common, double bathroom. The private, two-person room is also an excellent and very affordable choice, as it is roomy, clean and has a private bathroom. The decoration is simple and amenities are limited, but, nonetheless, the wooden floor, fresh mattresses and quiet, due to the good soundproofing, make it ideal for rest.

The average price for a dorm is 20-25€/person, while for a private room it is 40-45€/person! The price is excellent for the quality and location of the City Circus Athens. Recommended (R)

Tip: If you book your room on the hostel’s website, you get free breakfast!

Accommodation Score: ★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Staff Kindness-Service: ★★★★
Room Quality: ★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★★
Location: ★★★★
Benefits: ★★★


Scores, opinions and reviews about accommodations are completely subjective, but fully capture everything we saw and experienced without any preconception, affinity or distaste. Also, prices may vary depending on time period and demand.