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Athens Vacation Package Deals

Let the expert team at Orbitz create unbeatable hotel and flight deals for you. If you want to plan your ideal Athens adventure, you can't go wrong!

If you combine your bookings, you'll be able to save up to $369^! Just choose your preferred airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences.

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There are limitless available options to suit you and your individual style. All you need to do is decide on your package deal and get set for an awe-inspiring vacation!

Athens Travel Guide

Where is Athens?

Taking off to somewhere new is an exhilarating experience, but your trip can easily go awry if you haven’t properly prepared. Why not begin by finding out exactly where Athens is?

It's located in Greece and is the national capital.

It's an area of Attica that approximately 650,000 people live in.

Places to Visit in Athens

So, where to go first? You'd be nuts to miss the Parthenon and Acropolis. This place is just brimming with big-name attractions. Next, make your way to Syntagma Square and the Acropolis Museum.

Athens offers loads of great places to visit, such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Benaki Museum. Some other worthwhile options are the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. You should definitely do your best to explore all of them.

Journey into the past and contemplate the passage of time while taking in Roman Agora. Want some more options? Enjoy a trip back in time at Ancient Agora, an interesting location for history fans. But that's not all! Stop at Hellenic Parliament to learn about the region's interesting political history.

Car Rentals in Athens

Hit play on your favorite driving tunes and see Athens from the freedom of your own ride. You'll find some of the best value car rentals in Athens on Orbitz.

Arriving by plane? Organize to pick up a car at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. You won't need to go far to find Enterprise and Alamo Rent A Car.

You might like to rent a car from Hertz at 1 Karaiskaki M. Alexandrou Str. They're right in the heart of the city. Budget at 23 Syngrou Avenue is another outlet you can check out.

Where to stay in Athens – Hotel Accommodation

Book today through Orbitz and start organizing your no-stress getaway to Greece's capital. With 323 hotels in Athens, you won't have any difficulties.

If something a bit swanky is what you're searching for, slide between the soft sheets at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens or the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens. The Periscope Hotel and the Hermes Hotel are some lower-cost options. Consider trying one if you'd rather save for exciting activities.

Why not make your visit to the Parthenon even more unforgettable by staying somewhere close by? Two exceptional choices are the AVA Hotel & Suites, 0.4 miles away, and the Electra Palace Athens, 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Athens

If you're in a window seat and the weather's nice, you should get a great view of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) as the plane descends. It's 12 miles east of Athens' center.

Popular Places to Visit Near Athens

If you've got a spare day and you're happy to travel 30 miles, stop by Eretria. This nearby area is brimming with things to see and do. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, visit Eretria Beach in the morning. Next hop on over to the Eretria Archeological Museum and Archaeological Site of Eretria. Methana is another neighbouring destination situated just 30 miles away. Travelers come here for Limenaria Church, Aponisos Beach and Mycenean Ruins.

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Top Rated Hotels for your Athens Vacation

Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5.0 out of 5.0 18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
Free Cancellation
$175
4.5/5 (56 reviews)

Outstanding breakfast buffet and exquisite dinner menu.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019
Electra Palace Athens features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. If you drive, self parking is EUR 12 per day, and there's also an airport ...
Palladian Home
Palladian Home
4.0 out of 5.0 Farmaki 2 & Kidathineon, Athens
Free Cancellation
$103
4.7/5 (23 reviews)

Lovely old hotel with high ceilings, comfortable bed, and helpful staff. Wonderful breakfast laid out in a small kitchen next to our room—coffee, juice, pastries, cheeses and cold cuts, yogurt and dried apricots. The only difficulty I had was having to use a winding staircase to go up two floors ...

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
Palladian Home offers free WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee. The front ...
Lilia Hotel
Lilia Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Zeas 131, Passalimani, Piraeus, Attiki
Free Cancellation
$44
4.3/5 (6 reviews)

It is very close to the port. It is reasonable to stay there if you need to get a morning ferry.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019
Guests of Lilia Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle ...

Things To Do during your Athens Vacation

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