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Top Holiday Package Deals in Athens

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!”


Guide to Exploring Athens


Top Hotel Deals in Athens

Sofitel Athens Airport
Sofitel Athens Airport
5.0 out of 5.0 Athens International Airport, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
Free Cancellation
AU$372
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

My 9 year old son, my wife and I stayed here for 1 night. The staff were very friendly, they made you feel very welcome and the service excellent. They gave us an extra bed in the room. The breakfast was fresh, with a very wide variety.

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2015
Located in Spata-Artemida, Sofitel Athens Airport is connected to the airport, a 4-minute drive from Metropolitan Expo and 9 minutes from Factory Outlet ...
Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
Free Cancellation
AU$417
5.0/5 (2 reviews)

The property is located at the Centre if everything ! Great from a convenience perspective. I loved the breakfast location where you sit out on the balcony and look out at the Acropolis... and Athens ... breathtaking ! The staff are excellent. Food and bar cannot be faulted. Gym, indoor and outdoor ...

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2019
With a stay at Electra Metropolis Athens, you'll be centrally located in Athens, steps from Syntagma Square and 5 minutes by foot from Hellenic Parliament.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5.0 out of 5.0 19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
Free Cancellation
AU$223
4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Wish we had longer. Staff are very freindly and helpful. Rooms are neat and tidy with fantastic views.

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2016
With a stay at Divani Palace Acropolis, you'll be centrally located in Athens, just a 5-minute walk from Acropolis Museum and 6 minutes by foot from Odeon of ...
Wyndham Grand Athens
Wyndham Grand Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
Free Cancellation
AU$185
A stay at Wyndham Grand Athens places you in the heart of Athens, within a 15-minute walk of National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Monastiraki Flea ...
COCO-MAT Athens BC
COCO-MAT Athens BC
5.0 out of 5.0 5 Falirou, Athens
Free Cancellation
AU$175
A stay at COCO-MAT Athens BC places you in the heart of Athens, within a 10-minute walk of Arch of Hadrian and Acropolis Museum.
Niche Hotel Athens
Niche Hotel Athens
4.0 out of 5.0 21 Syngrou Avenue & 2 Vourvachi, Athens
Free Cancellation
AU$191
Located in Athens (Athens City Centre), Niche Hotel Athens is within a 10-minute walk of Arch of Hadrian and Acropolis Museum.
Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West
Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West
4.0 out of 5.0 Attica Avenue 40.2 Km, Between Exits 17 and 18, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
Free Cancellation
AU$225
When you stay at Holiday Inn Athens Attica Av. Airport West in Spata-Artemida, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Attica Zoological Park ...
President Hotel
President Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 43 Kifissias Avenue, Athens, Attiki
Free Cancellation
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With a stay at President Hotel in Athens (Ampelokipoi), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Hellenic Parliament and Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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