Athens’ most prestigious hotels are on Syntagma Square, opposite the Parliament. For sightseeing, touristy Plaka, immediately below the Acropolis, makes the ideal base – there are plenty of cheap hotels, but of variable quality. To discover Athens’ gritty-cum-alternative scene, stay in Psirri close to Monastiraki. Avoid Omonia, which is seedy and a little dodgy at night, and Syngrou, which is a busy thoroughfare and home to several functional but soulless business hotels.
The hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €200)
Moderate (€100 to €200)
Cheap (up to €100)
These prices are the starting prices for a double room, including service charge, tax and breakfast, unless otherwise stated.
A service charge of 12% and a local tax of 10% is usually included in hotel prices, rather than added to the bill at the end, but visitors should check.