If you don't like cities but 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 Faliron. These areas are close enough so you can get into the city to to see the sites by bus, metro, tram or taxi. For those who want to be near the port of Pireaus these hotels are included
as are the airport hotels. If you are looking for hotels in central Athens click here
B = on the beach (or close enough). P= close enough to walk to the ferry port.
A=Good Choice for getting to the airport(within half an hour by taxi)
= Matt's Choice. That means I
stayed there and liked or loved
You can find hotels in Attika by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool or is on the beach, and see photos, maps 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.
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
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. If you are looking for hotels in central Athens click here
For transportation to your hotel from the airport I
recommend George the Famous Taxi Driver
who can also take you into the city for day tours as well as day-tours and overnight trips around the mainland.