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Holiday In Athens

Does planning your next getaway have you saying “It’s all Greek to me”? Take that as a hint and head to Athens! With a name like “The Cradle of Civilisation”, this city has a lot to live up to—and it does. Book an Athens holiday package and see what the land of feta, philosophy and Tommy Lee has to offer.

Things to Do in Athens

Of course you’ll visit the Acropolis on your Athens holiday, but if you partied a little too hard last night and just can’t make the trek yet, you can at least see it from the Plaka. The city’s oldest neighbourhood is filled with cobblestone streets and cafes where you can relax with a freddo cappuccino (or an ouzo, an anise-flavoured aperitif—we won’t judge). As the sun sets behind the Acropolis, find a rooftop with a view and you just might catch a far-away movie projected on an outdoor screen. It doesn’t get much better than that.

When you do head up the hill, you’ll find the most well-known destination for Greece holidays —and one of the most famous in the world. Walk around the imposing Parthenon and other buildings on the site and hear the stories of Greek gods and goddesses. The Erechtheion, for example, is where Athena and Poseidon fought to determine who would become the city’s patron. Obviously, Athena won. (Girl power.)

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

On Athens holidays, shopping is all about the neighbourhoods. In Kolonaki, “The SoHo of Athens”, you’ll find designer boutiques, art galleries and posh cafes filled mostly with locals. Monastiraki is the popular flea market district, where you can score knick-knacks and trinkets galore, plus pick up a great gift for mom: worry beads! She’ll wish she had them when you were in secondary school.

At Athens Central Market, fuel up with kasseropita (cheese pie) and semolina cake, and take home fresh baklava for the coworkers—everyone knows the best office souvenir is food! Adventurous eaters shouldn’t fear the 24-hour stalls. That ornery-looking old chef probably makes the best patsas soup around. Prefer your food well-lit and free of organ meat? You’re looking for Piraeus, the port district, which has a concert hall, amusement park and the freshest seafood around. Look into Athens car hire options on lastminute.com.au to really take yourself on a food tour.

When it comes time to party, ditch the personal wheels and hop in a cab to Psirri, just south of downtown. If your first thought is “I’m in the wrong place”, well, you’re in the right place. This industrial neighbourhood is home to surprising nightlife, from live bands to slick techno clubs. Holidays to Athens are sure to get you “pie” (drunk)—just get dropped off at Iroon Square and see where the night takes you.

What’s Next?

If you’ve lost your eggs and baskets (read: you have no idea what’s going on), stop swatting flies (doing nothing). Check out Athens holiday packages on lastminute.com.au and choose your best match from our hotels and airfares. You’ll turn that frown upside down before you can say “Opa!”

Hotels in Athens

Being the nation's awesome capital, you're positively spoiled when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay. lastminute.com.au lists more than 323 of the best-rated accommodations around, making choosing your Athens hotel easy.

If you'd rather spend cash on experiences than on a hotel, the Periscope Hotel and the Hermes Hotel are two places you should check out. But if luxury is something you can't say no to, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens or the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens will do the trick.

While you're staying in Athens, you'll obviously want to check out the Parthenon. Want to stay within a short stroll and soak up this world‐famous attraction at your own pace? The AVA Hotel & Suites is about 0.7 kilometres away and the Electra Palace Athens is 0.9 kilometres away.


Guide to Exploring Athens


Top Hotels for your Athens Holiday

Palladian Home
Palladian Home
4.0 out of 5.0 Farmaki 2 & Kidathineon, Athens
Free Cancellation
AU$169
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

nice hotel in the hart of the city, close to everything

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2017
With a stay at Palladian Home, you'll be centrally located in Athens, just a 5-minute walk from Temple of Olympian Zeus and 6 minutes by foot from ...
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
Free Cancellation
AU$302
4.8/5 (4 reviews)

This hotel is absolutely perfect- I loved every thing about it. The rooftop pool and bar I had to myself most of the time- staff members always keen to help. I highly recommend this beautiful little hotel.

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2019
With a stay at Electra Palace Athens, you'll be centrally located in Athens, just a 4-minute walk from Syntagma Square and 9 minutes by foot from Acropolis.
The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
Free Cancellation
AU$122
Located in Athens (Athens City Centre), The Pinnacle Athens is within a 10-minute walk of Syntagma Square and Monastiraki Flea Market.
Grand Hyatt Athens
Grand Hyatt Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
AU$213
With a stay at Grand Hyatt Athens in Athens (Neos Kosmos), you'll be steps from Onassis Cultural Centre and a 3-minute drive from Acropolis.
Melia Athens
Melia Athens
4.0 out of 5.0 Chalkokondyli 14 and 28th October Av., Athens, Attiki
AU$157
Melia Athens is centrally located in Athens, a 4-minute walk from Omonia Square and 7 minutes by foot from Athens City Hall.
Wyndham Grand Athens
Wyndham Grand Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
Free Cancellation
AU$210
A stay at Wyndham Grand Athens places you in the heart of Athens, within a 15-minute walk of Omonia Square and Ermou Street.

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