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Location is important when choosing a hotel in Athens. I recommend being in or near the Plaka because you will be able to walk to just about all the important sites and entertainment areas of Athens. The hotels listed towards the top of each section are within walking distance of the Acropolis, Monastiraki, Syntagma, Makriani and all the shopping and restaurant and cafe areas. As you go down the list you get further away from the historical center of the city and prices get lower(in many cases) but then you need to use the metro, taxis and the buses. So in other words they are listed in order of location with the best at the top and the worst towards the bottom. I recommend women and families stick to the hotels in the upper sections. Keep in mind that the hotels on Syntagma Square, which are listed with the hotels in good locations, overlook where most demonstrations are held and some less adventurous people may not want to stay there. For more information on where to stay see the hotels page in my Athens Survival Guide. Hotels are listed by category from highest(5-star) to lowest and I have listed the hotels I like best at the top of each section. 

Some people don't like to stay in cities and so there are beach, airport and suburban hotels on this page. If you want to be able to get into Athens for a day and see the important sites then I suggest staying in Kifissia or in the coastal towns of Voula, Vouliagmeni, Glyfada and FalironYou can Click here for Kifissia, Beach and Pireaus Hotels

M = Matt's Choice. That means I stayed there and liked or loved it. You can e-mail me for specific hotel needs and recommendations.

Central Athens Hotel Index

Luxury Hotels (5-Star)

The Grande Bretagne M
Syntagma

Electra Palace M
Plaka

The Athens Plaza M
Syntagma 

Divani Acropolis
Makriani

St Georges Lycabettus
Kolonaki

Royal Olympic Hotel M
Makriani 

The above are all in very good locations in or around the Plaka within walking distance of just about everything
Below are around Omonia, Metaxourgio, and beyond but may be near metro stations or trolley and can be a lot cheaper

Grecotel Pallas Athena
Central Market/Omonia

Athens Ledra Marriott
Syngrou Ave

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Metropolitan Hotel
Syngrou (Far)

Athens Hilton
Ilissia (on metro line)

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens
Patission

Divani Caravel Hotel
Illissia (Near Hilton)

Athenaeum Intercontinental
Syngrou

Iridanus Luxury Art Hotel
Keramikos/Metaxourgio

Crown Plaza Athens City Center
Ambelokipi

Holiday Suites
Ambelokipi

Melia Athens
Patission/Exarchia

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A Catagory Hotels (4-Star)

Athens Gate Hotel M
Makrianni

Hera Hotel M
Makrianni 

Herodion Hotel M
Makrianni 

New Hotel
Near Syntagma

Electra Hotel M
Near Syntagma

Amalia Hotel
Near Syntagma 

Astor Hotel
Syntagma

Parthenon Hotel
Makrianni

Athens Diamond Boutique Hotel
Plaka

Hotel Magna Grecia
Plaka

Hotel Athens Lycabettus
Kolonaki

Titania Hotel
Downtown

Periscope Lux Hotel
Kolonaki

Fresh Hotel
Central Market

Ochre & Brown Boutique Hotel
Psiri

Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive
Makrianni

Lion Hotel/Apartments
Kolonaki

Athens Status Suites
Syntagma

The above are all in very good locations in or around the Plaka within walking distance of just about everything
Below are around Omonia, Metaxourgio, and beyond but are near metro stations or trolley and can be cheaper

Art Suites Athens
Ambelokipi

Athens Atrium Hotel & Jacuzzi Suites
Nea Smyrni

President Hotel
Ambelokipi

Art Hotel Athens
Beyond Omonia

Zafolia Hotel
Alexandras Ave

Airotel Alexandros
Ambelokipi

Ilissos Hotel
Koukaki

Delice Hotel Apartments
Illissia (Near Hilton)

Golden Age Hotel
Illissia (Near Hilton)

Polis Grande Hotel
Beyond Omonia

Novotel Athens
Beyond Omonia 

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B Catagory Hotels (3-Star)

Athens Cypria Hotel M
Syntagma/Plaka

The Attalos Hotel M
Monastiraki

Philippos Hotel M
Makrianni

Hotel Central M
Plaka

Arethusa Hotel
Syntagma/Plaka

Acropolis Select Hotel M
Koukaki

Amazon Hotel
 
Plaka

Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel
Makrianni

Hermes Hotel
Plaka

Hotel Plaka
Monastiraki actually

Hotel Achilleas
Central Market/Ermou

Niki Hotel
Plaka

Pan Hotel
Plaka

Acropolis Hill Hotel
Makrianni

Arion Hotel
Monastiraki/Psiri

Hotel Omiros
Plaka

Athens Center Square
Psiri/Central Market

Hotel Adrian
Monastiraki

The above are all in very good locations in or around the Plaka within walking distance of just about everything
Below are around Omonia, Metaxourgio, and beyond but are near metro stations or trolley and can be cheaper

Crystal City Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Minoa Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Hotel Rio Athens
Metaxourgeio

Jason Inn
Psiri

Athens Golden City Hotel
Metaxourgeio

King Jason Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Centrotel
Way Beyond Omonia

Best Western Pythagorion
Metaxourgeio

Epidavros Hotel
Omonia

Best Western Hotel Museum
Exarchia

Hellenis Hotel
Sygrou

Athens Oscar Hotel
Larissa Train Station

Marina Hotel Athens
Metaxourgeio

Nafsika Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Athens Odeon Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Alassia Hotel
Omonia

Parnon Hotel
Beyond Omonia

Hotel Solomou
Beyond Omonia

C Catagory Hotels (2-Star)

The Attalos Hotel M
Monastiraki
(Best Economy Hotel-Upgraded!)

Cecil Hotel
Monastiraki/Psiri

Hotel Adonis M
Plaka 

Acropolis View Hotel
Makrianni-Koukaki

Hotel Byron M
Plaka 

Hotel Nefeli M
Plaka 

Acropolis House
Plaka

Myrto Hotel
Plaka

Zappion Hotel
Pagrati

Carolina Hotel
Downtown

Metropolis Hotel
Plaka 

Hotel Athos
Plaka

The above are all in very good locations in or around the Plaka within walking distance of just about everything
Below are around Omonia, Metaxourgio, and beyond but are near metro stations or trolley and can be cheaper

Diros Hotel
Omonia

Economy Hotel
Omonia/Psiri

Evripides Hotel
Psiri

Dryades Hotel
Exarchia

Diethnes Hotel
Larissa Train Station

Hotel Cosmos
Metaxourgeio

Hotel Brazil Inn
Victoria Square

Victory Inn
Kypseli

Nicola Hotel
Kypseli

Hotel Neos Olympos
Larissa Train Station

Viena Hotel
Metaxourgeio/Omonia

Aristoteles Hotel
Beyond Omonia

Lido Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Athens Moka Hotel
Beyond Omonia

Pergamos Hotel
Beyond Omonia

Athens Delta Hotel
Metaxourgeio

The Family Inn
Goudi (Ambelokipi)

Claridge Hotel
Omonia

Athens City Hotel
Patission/Beyond Omonia

Stalis Hotel
Metaxourgeio

Filoxenia Hotel
Beyond Omonia

Exis Hotel
Patission/Beyond Omonia

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Apartments, Rooms, Homes and other...

A for Athens Hotel
Monastiraki

Athens Diamond Homtel
Plaka

Athens City Circus
Psiri

The above are all in very good locations in or around the Plaka within walking distance of just about everything

Delice Apartments
Behind the Hilton

Athens Luxury Apartments
Ambelokipi & Pangrati

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Youth Hostels and Really Low Budget

Athenstyle Youth Hostel M
Monastiraki/Psiri

Hotel Tempi
Monastiraki

Hotel Athinaikon
Psiri

City Circus M
Psiri

Athens Backpackers and Studios
Makrianni

Dioskouros Hotel
Plaka

Hotel Kimon
Plaka

Hotel Phaedra
Plaka

Pella Inn
Monastiraki

The above are all in very good locations in or around the Plaka within walking distance of just about everything
Below are around Omonia, Metaxourgio, and beyond but are near metro stations or trolley and can be cheaper(maybe)

Athens House Hostel
Beyond Omonia

Pagration Youth Hostel
Vyronas

  Orion Hotel
Exarchia

Helpful Athens Hotel Information

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If you have an early flight you don't need to stay near the airport. Traffic is light in the morning and you can be there from central Athens in 30 minutes. If you have an early ferry there is no reason to stay in Pireaus either. From Monastiraki metro station you can be in the port of Pireaus in 15 minutes.

You can find hotels in Athens by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool, and see photos and reviews by using this link to booking.com. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no cancellation fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it.

See
Matt Barrett's Athens Survival Guide for more information on hotels and booking. (Click here to get right to hotels page)

The islands of Aegina, Angistri and Poros are close enough to Athens so that you can stay there and do a day trip into the city and be home in time for a swim before dinner. Agia Marina in Aegina is less than half an hour from Pireaus by Flying Dolphin. So if you don't think you want to be in the city but you still want to see the city be sure to see Hotels in the Saronic Islands. Check also Corinth and Isthmia in the Peloponessos section which is only about an hour away from Athens. You can even stay on the island of Kea and do daytrips into Athens. It's an hour ferry ride to Lavrion and then an hour by car or taxi or an hour and a half by bus to Athens. You can even see Athens from Hydra if you use the Flying Dolphins or highspeed catamaras but it is not something you will want to do every day because it gets expensive.

You can e-mail me for specific hotel needs and recommendations.

For transportation to your hotel from the airport I recommend George the Famous Taxi Driver of Athens who can also take you around the city for day tours as well as day-tours and overnight trips around the mainland.

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