Birthplace of democracy, it offers a wealth of fascinating discoveries, from the breath-taking Acropolis to the city’s high point at Lycabettus Hill.
Syntagma Square, the city’s focal point, is one stop by metro from Evangelismos station, which is just 5-7 minutes walk from the hotel. The chic Kolonaki area is a 10-minute walk and Athens Concert Hall a 15-minute walk. The Byzantine and Benaki Museums are also within walking distance.
Syntagma (Constitution) Square is the hub of Athens, close to many sights and transport links. The square, named for the Greek constitution granted after a popular uprising in 1834, is dominated by the imposing neoclassical Old Royal Palace, which has housed the Greek Parliament since 1934.
Access – 1.8 km from the hotel, buses E14/X14, 224 or 732 or metro M3 from Evangelismos station (15-20 minutes).
Kolonaki is an upscale neighbourhood and one of the main shopping areas in Athens, with many fashion and designer boutiques and jewellery stores. It is also home to a variety of museums and art galleries. Here one can find a big variety of all kind of restaurants and cafes. The choices are numerous.
The Acropolis, or Sacred Rock, is synonymous with Athens. It is home to the Parthenon and several other ancient Greek monuments built under Pericles in 5 BC by what was then the most advanced civilisation in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this is a must to visit while in Athens.
Access – 2 km from the hotel, 8 minutes by car or taxi depending on traffic (NB streets around the Acropolis are pedestrian areas), or metro M3 from Evangelismos station to Syntagma Square then bus 230 (30 minutes).
New Acropolis Museum
Built during the 1990s and open since 2009, the modern Acropolis Museum was commissioned as the existing museum could no longer house the growing volume of archaeological treasures discovered on the site. Its exhibits cover the period from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
Access – 2.4 km from the hotel, bus 550 or metro M3 from Evangelismos station, then M2 from Syntagma Square (17-19 minutes).
The National Archaeological Museum is one of the best in the world, housing artefacts from pre-history to late Antiquity with its Cycladic, Mycenaean and Egyptian collections. Unsurprisingly, it has best collection from Ancient Greece anywhere in the world.
The Benaki Museum has several sites, but the main one is the former Benaki family mansion in central Athens. It houses a diverse collection, including Islamic art from across the Near East, Chinese and pre-Colombian art, as well as a particularly complete and important collection of Greek artefacts from ancient times to the early 20th century.
Access – 1.2 km from the hotel, 16 minutes on foot.
Monastiraki Flea Market
Monastiraki counts as the most visited area of Athens, for both Greeks and tourists. It is one of the most picturesque areas of Athens, neighbouring and connected to Plaka. Its famous flea market ,a paradise for collectors , you can find anything from Greek souvenirs and Greek art shops, antiques, carpets, old books , old stamps and old books ,you can even find clothing and helmets from the second world war!! .But the best thing about going to Monastiraki is the cafes which on sunny weekends is the best place to enjoy a drink or a coffee or an ouzo while looking at the view of the Acropolis ,the Parthenon and the Agora.
The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimármaro (meaning the "beautifully marbled"), is a multi-purpose stadium used for several events and athletics in Athens. The Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic is the only stadium in the world built entirely by marble and is one of the oldest in the world.
The Greek National Art Gallery focuses on post-Byzantine Greek and European art, with a Renaissance section and a full section from the 17th to 20th centuries. This includes works from 36 Greek artists and other Europeans, including Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and French Impressionists through to Picasso, Braque and Mondrian.
The Athens Concert Hall is located on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, just a few minutes walk from our hotel
The Hall was inaugurated in 1991 with two halls. Since then it has been augmented with two more halls and now has a total of four: two large and two smaller ones. The Hall has optimal facilities for opera performances, and some operas are presented every season.
The Megaro Moussikis station of the Athens Metro is just outside the Hall, on Line 3.
The design of the 8,000 square meters floor was performed by Christopher Alexander
Athens International Airport is 33 km from the hotel and easily accessible, with direct trains from Evangelismos station on metro M3. The journey takes 50 minutes. By car count 28 minutes without traffic. Toll roads are included.