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Where to stay in Athens: Best areas for travelers

  • Plaka: This neighborhood is a wonderful place to see the sights. Unpack your bags at the Syntagma-ermou Apt, the Nefeli Hotel or the A77 Suites by Andronis. When you're done, make your way to Roman Agora. It's hard to say you've really been here without a few selfies at this big attraction!

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Athens Vacations

History buffs can spend weeks exploring one of Europe's oldest cities.In fact, Athens is the oldest inhabited city in the world. Athens dates back to the Neolithic Age, with historical monuments from virtually every major era available on street corners and throughout the city. It has become a popular tourist destination due to its unique combination of history, culture, modern amenities and stunning vistas. Enjoy a modern vacation into Ancient Greece in the Greek capital city.

Major Attractions in Athens

Booking a vacation package in Athens lets you explore a city rich with history, without breaking the budget. The 3 kilometer pedestrian zone in the center of the historical district is the largest in Europe. It allows you to see the Acropolis, explore the neighborhood of the gods, Plaka, and sit back and relax as you people watch in the famous Syntagma Square. Walkways connect many of the most famous architectural marvels and monuments, so you can explore without dodging traffic or waiting for right of way.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Events and festivals are nonstop in Athens, with something new for every season. Carnival is a not-to-be-missed experience with many events throughout the city. The Athens and Epidavros Festival celebrates music, opera, dance, and other performing arts at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. For more examples of classic and modern performance art, the Ancient Olympia International Festival also makes an appearance. The Athens International Film Festival brings in movie lovers from around the globe. You can also see impressive fireworks displays in celebration of the rich naval history of Athens at the Miaoulia Festival. No matter what you are interested in or when you visit, Athens has a rich atmosphere of history, culture and nightlife.

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Tours and Activities in Athens

The best thing about travel is that you rarely need to chase after brand new experiences — they're right there in front of you! So unpack your suitcase, kick back and prepare to make some outstanding new memories.

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Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Athens?
With Travelocity vacation packages, you can live it up in Athens for as little as $543. Flights, hotels and experiences — we have everything you need. You’ll make great savings just by bundling together your bookings. With all of that taken care of before you leave, you won’t have to worry about a thing.
How long should my Athens vacation be?
An average of 3 nights is how long most travelers spend discovering Athens. Wondering whether that’ll be enough time to cross everything off your sightseeing list? Stay a couple more nights so you don’t miss a thing.
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Athens?
There are amazing Athens package deals to snap up with Travelocity. Did you know we partner with 400 airlines and 665,000 properties around the globe? Keep this in mind when you’re ready to check another place off your must-see list.
Why should I purchase my Athens vacation bundle via Travelocity?
Because we believe in creating one-of-a-kind vacation experiences. From flights and hotels to car rentals and activities, our packages make it a breeze to save. Our customer support team is available 24/7 to make sure you’ll never roam alone. We also have an amazing Price Match Guarantee, so you can lock in your vacation knowing you’ve landed the best deal possible. If you find a lower price, we’ll match it!
Can I save money on my Athens car rental if I bundle it with hotels and flights?
Bundling your hotel, car and flight into an Athens vacation package is a great way to score the best deal. Plus, having your own car rental gives you absolute freedom to find your way to all those big-name sights you’re hoping to explore. Sitting 99 mi away from Athens, Paradise Beach is one place that should feature on your itinerary. Turn up the tunes and make a day trip of it.
What is the best time of year to go to Athens?
Take your vacation in and spend more of your cash on fun experiences, not your hotel room. This is the most cost-effective month to lock in a stay. Prices are highest in , so avoid traveling during this time if you want to save. is the busiest period in Athens. You’ll need to book well in advance and be ready to pay higher prices. are the quietest months.
Which airport is best for Athens?
Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), the major terminal in Athens, is where you’ll disembark. It’s located 12 mi east of the center of town.
What is there to do in Athens?
While hopping off the tourist trail is rewarding, you shouldn’t miss the big attractions that make a destination famous. Acropolis Museum and Parthenon are a couple of them in Athens.
Where should I stay when visiting Athens?
You have a range of options, with Athens City Centre and Makrigianni being the most preferred areas among visitors. If the former is better suited to your Athens plans, check out the rates at the Wyndham Grand Athens (5.0 stars) and the Royal Olympic Hotel (5.0 stars). If you go with the latter, we’d recommend the Athens Gate Hotel (4.0 stars) or the Divani Palace Acropolis (5.0 stars).

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