A new tourist accommodation tax will be implemented in Greece (mainland and Islands). This tax will be for all stays (regardless of booking date) from 1 January 2018. The tax will be per room, per day and is payable directly to the accommodation at check in. This tax is not included in any prices shown on Alpharooms. The cost is in Euros and will be charged thus (and is subject to change)
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1-2 Stars - €0.50
3 Stars - €1.50
4 Stars - €3.00
5 Stars - €4,00
Properties registered as Apartments:
1-2 Keys - €0.25
3 Keys - €0.50
4 Keys - €1.00
- Internet access - wireless
- Free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Services & Shops
- Area shuttle (Surcharge)
- Fax machine
- Luggage storage
- Express check-out
- On-site car rental
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Check-in time starts noon
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Check-out by noon
- Photocopy machines
- 24-hour front desk
- Alarm clock
- Hair dryer (on request)
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
Internet, TV & Phone
- Cable/satellite television channels
- Direct-dial phone
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- Air conditioning
- Wake-up calls
Bath & Shower
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Private bathroom
- Shower only
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At a Glance
Board basis explained
Board basis explained
...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
- Museum of Greek Children's Art 0.02 miles
- Museum of Greek Folk Art 0.05 miles
- Jewish Museum of Greece 0.05 miles
- Hellenic Children’s Museum 0.08 miles
- Centre of Folk Art and Tradition 0.08 miles
- Frissiras Museum 0.09 miles
- St Paul's Anglican Church 0.09 miles
- Church of Sotira Lykodimou 0.10 miles
- Philomousou Etairias Square 0.11 miles
- Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater 0.14 miles
- Church of Saint Catherine 0.17 miles
- Maria Callas Museum 0.17 miles
- Syntagma Square 0.17 miles
- Church of Saint Nikolaos Rangavas 0.17 miles
- Athens National Garden 0.18 miles
- Choragic Monument of Lysicrates 0.19 miles
- Katakouzenos House Museum 0.19 miles
- Adrianou Street 0.20 miles
- Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens 0.20 miles
- Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos 0.21 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Athens ATH45m
One of the world’s oldest cities and the birthplace of Western civilisation, a holiday in Athens is a must-do for culture and history buffs. The Greek capital is a city of opposites – historic yet buzzing with cosmopolitan energy, grungy yet sophisticated.
Traffic levels in the city centre have improved vastly since the Archaeological Promenade was built – an attractive tree-lined walkway linking all the major archaeological sites, including the famous Acropolis. Other sights not to be missed include Ancient Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the lively flea market at Monastiraki.
Stay out late
When you’ve finished sightseeing there’s plenty to fill the evening with. Athens stays up when the rest of Europe has gone to bed – locals and tourists alike eat late at the open-air tavernas scattered all over the city, then party until sunrise at trendy beach clubs along the coast.
For those who want to spend a day outside the city, the ancient town of Delphi is a popular choice. The magnificent natural setting and fantastic experience of visiting the Temple of Apollo makes it well worth the drive to get there. There are also lots of tours available with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.
Things to do in Athens
On the beach in Athens
As with many coastal cities, the beaches get better the further out of town you go. The best stretches are between Kavouri and Sounion, but as long as you avoid the harbour it’s fine to go swimming closer to Athens as well. You’ll find a great variety to choose from, including sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing and more secluded pebble beaches.
The fish tavernas lining the coast are ideal for an authentic Greek eating experience.
Eat and drink in Athens
Athenians love to eat out, and in spite of the chic modern restaurants popping up all over the city, you’ll still find most of the locals in traditional Greek tavernas. These are the places to go for seasonal produce and fresh seafood in very generous quantities. Some of the best tavernas are located around the meat market in Aristogitonos.
The locals tend to eat as late as 9 or 10pm, so you’ll find restaurants are quiet before then.
For a lively and glamorous night, head to the beach clubs between Piraeus and Glyfada – young Greeks flock here to drink and dance all night. If you’re still there in the morning, a dip in the sea will be especially refreshing!
For a quieter experience and great views, why not try one of the rooftop bars in the city centre?
Shopping in Athens
For a unique shopping experience, Monastiraki is the place to go. You’ll find an eclectic mix of goods at the lively flea market, including handcrafted items. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants and gelato stands in the area. It’s also central to the historic sites, so ideal for taking an afternoon out from sightseeing.
There are lots of taxis parked around here, but if you’re taking one make sure it has GPS – a lost cabby is an expensive cabby!
Things to see in Athens
The number one sight in Athens has to be the Acropolis. It’s hard to beat the view from city to sea as you climb the hill to the Parthenon perched at the top. The Acropolis Museum is also a must-see and is easily as fascinating as the ruins themselves.
Take bottled water and good shoes with you for the walk.
Dinner in the Sky
This is an experience like no other – but avoid if you’re afraid of heights! You’ll eat at a table suspended over 50m in the air, and naturally the views over Athens are fantastic. The waiters will help you take photos when they’re not busy serving up tasty Greek food.
The beautiful interior of this bar makes it well worth a visit. The walls are lined with cases full of multi-coloured bottles backed by a warm orange glow, and the owners make their own liqueurs in over 30 flavours.
Athens and Epidaurus Festival
This annual celebration lasts the whole summer, with evening performances from May until October. It’s all about open-air theatre, both modern and traditional, and amazing musical performances. Book in advance for the best seats.
· Currency – EUR
· Time zone – GMT+2
· Travel time – 3 h 30 min from London, 4h from Dublin
· Transfer time – approx. 35 minutes
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