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Most trips to Greece begin in the capital city of Athens, and even if you plan on jetting or cruising off to the gorgeous islands, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to spend at least a couple of days exploring what’s considered to be the birthplace of western civilization. You’ll be able to visit incredible sites like the 5th-century Acropolis and Parthenon, walking in the footsteps of the ancient greats like Plato and Socrates, explore museums and dine on plenty of mouthwatering Greek cuisine. When it comes to where to stay, you can’t go wrong with these Airbnbs.
The AVATON Parthenon Suite is a luxurious one-bedroom apartment accommodating up to two, located in the heart of the city’s historic, nightlife and shopping districts, steps from a metro station that will get you almost anywhere you want to go. It has a minimalist, modern design, set on the fifth floor providing a spectacular view of the Acropolis, as well as Pnika Hills and the lively Monastiraki market, the perfect mix of historic and modern. It includes Wi-Fi, a TV, a full kitchen and air conditioning.
Located at the edge of Lycabettus hill in the heart of Athens near shops and restaurants, this one-bedroom apartment accommodates up to two adults and one child. Enjoy relaxing on the terrace with a picturesque view of the city, including Lyccabetus hill and swimming in the small private pool. It also has a backyard, fully equipped kitchen and separate living room, fast Wi-Fi, and a SmartTV with satellite channels. Breakfast is included with a wide range of choices, including vegan and gluten-free options.
This 6th-floor penthouse offers a spectacular view of Lycabettus Hil in the heart of the city, close to all the attractions near Panepistimiou Street. The National Archeological Museum and National Library are just steps away and the Acropolis is within walking distance too. It includes a double bedroom accommodating up to four, along with a full kitchen and two terraces that boast a panoramic view of Athens and Lycabettus Hill. Wi-Fi, TV and air conditioning are all included, and your host can arrange for transportation to and from Piraeus port or Athens International Airport.
This trendy two-bedroom apartment, housed in a converted tailor factory, accommodates up to six, ideal for a group of friends or a family who want plenty of space to stretch out. Fully renovated, it has a retro minimalist aesthetic with walls of windows and a large bathroom made using traditional forged cement. There’s even a backyard where you can enjoy relaxing after seeing all the sights. It includes a full kitchen, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and washing machine too.
This two-bedroom luxury apartment sits at the edge of Athens’ historical center with taverns, clubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants, just a 7-minute walk from the Acropolis Museum and Syntagma Square. It includes a roof garden with a five-seat Jacuzzi for soaking and lounge chairs for sunbathing while enjoying a view of the iconic Acropolis. On the ground floor, you’ll have access to a small gym. It includes a full kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, a fireplace and a washer/dryer too.
This beautiful studio apartment, designed by an award-winning local architect, following an aesthetic inspired by the Greek landscape, accommodates up to three. It sits on a private roof terrace with a pool and direct view to the Acropolis, which is just a 10-minute walk away. You’ll be seven minutes on foot to the colorful old Plakta district and three minutes from Syntagma Square and the metro, while the National Garden is just across the street. From April through October, when the weather is pleasant, you’ll be able to slide open the large terrace door to create a continuous space, partly covered, partly open-air space. Inside there’s a kitchen for preparing simple meals, a large desk with an Acropolis view and a flat-screen TV.
This stylish 1950s flat was fully renovated, retaining original retro elements, while providing a modern, artistic twist. Located near the Acropolis and Plaka neighborhood, it’s bright, spacious and includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to four. You’ll have a great view of Piraeus and Filopappou hill from a balcony and private roof terrace along with all the comforts of home like a full kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer.
Located in the shadow of the Parthenon in the historic Plaka neighborhood, just five minutes on foot from the Acropolis, this apartment sits on the top floor of a two level late 19th-century building that was recently renovated and features all the usual modern amenities. You’ll be within a 10-minut walk of the local Monastiraki market as well as the the meat, fish, and vegetable markets on Athinas Street, and Ermou, the city’s main shopping street. It includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests and a roof garden for alresco dining. There’s an indoor patio which doubles as a breakfast area, a large kitchen, spacious living room and a balcony.
Located on the 4th floor of a 1952 building designed by the famous Greek architect S.Staiko, this two-bedroom luxury apartment sleeps up to four guests and was renovated in 2016. It offers a gorgeous, unobstructed view of the Acropolis from the balcony and includes a spacious living room and dining room with marble tiles from Dionysos, Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen with hi-tech inox appliances and a wine cooler. One of the two bedrooms has a Jacuzzi, and both come with SmartTVs and wood floors. You can also enjoy a sound system and home cinema with Dolby Surround.
This romantic penthouse apartment in the historical center of Athens is ideal for a couple’s stay, boasting breathtaking Acropolis views from floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Located within walking distance to bars, restaurants, the Acropolis and museums, it comes with a fully equipped open kitchen and opens onto a fully furnished terrace surrounded by greenery where you can enjoy alfresco dining.
This spacious, luxurious loft in the heart of Athens accommodates up to three, spread over two levels. From the rooftop swimming pool and deck, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. The first floor includes a living room with a single sofa-bed, and a balcony furnished for outdoor dining. It includes a fully equipped kitchen and dining table too. A double bedroom, sleeping two, is on the second floor. Laundry service can be provided for an additional charge.
This two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Athens’ historical center is just outside of the Acropolis Museum entrance and the Parthenon. You’ll have a beautiful view of the Acropolis day and night along with a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room with a sofa bed and lots of natural light, as well as a TV. One bedroom has a double bed with a TV while the other comes with two single beds, accommodating up to seven guests.