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Eager to be in the heart of Athens’ historic center and at the same time close to all the hip neighborhoods and metro stations? Then this article is for you.
We spotted the finest hotels near Plaka that are easily accessible, within a walking distance of world-class monuments, and will give you a taste of the authentic side of Athens.
And if you’re wondering why you should stay near Plaka and not right in the center of the area, we have the answer too.
Why You Should Stay Near Plaka
Plaka is well-known as Athens’ most scenic neighborhood and fairly so.
Here car-free streets are lined with neoclassical buildings while world-class landmarks and fancy galleries are on every corner.
Due to its location and its special cityscape, Plaka is accessible only on foot and due to its cobblestone streets getting around isn’t always easy, especially for people with mobility impairment.
If however, you want to experience Athens’ picturesque side but be closer to metro and train stations and avoid climbing up stoned stairs to reach your accommodation, there are plenty of choices.
Picking a hotel in Thissio, the area of Monastiraki, or close to Syntagma square will still give you the feeling you’re looking for, yet with all the comforts of being in modern-day Athens.
Therefore, we selected our favorite hotels near Plaka for travelers that want it all.
Hotels Near Plaka and Close to Syntagma Square
Home to the Hellenic Parliament, Syntagma Square is one of the most popular attractions in Athens.
The shopping street Ermou, the refined Kolonaki neighborhood, and the Temple of Zeus are a stone’s throw away.
The centrally situated, high-end area has a prestigious reputation among locals and tourists and due to its privileged location is easily accessible on foot and by means of public transportation including the metro, buses, and the tram.
These are the best hotels near Plaka and close to Syntagma square.
Niki Athens Hotel
A modern and sustainable hotel in the heart of Athens
Originally founded in 1975, Niki Athens Hotel was recently renovated combining modern organic design based on the core values of sustainability and ecology.
The centrally located hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Syntagma square and the National Gardens and near Plaka and Monastiraki square.
All 23 rooms and the spacious loft suite are furnished based on a contemporary design boasting the hotel’s eco-friendly philosophy. At the Winners Vegan Restaurant guests will find plant-based dishes made of natural ingredients.
- Address: Nikis Street 27, Athens 150 57
- Phone: 0030 2103220914
Experience the new era in hospitality at Niki Athens Hotel. Book your stay here
Royal Olympic Hotel
A 5-star hotel in a shouting distance from the imposing Temple of Zeus
Conveniently located right in front of the Temple of Zeus, Royal Olympic Hotel offers easy access to all major attractions in Athens’ historic center.
The family-run hotel is within walking distance from Plaka and Monastiraki square and near the Acropolis Museum, Zappeion, and Syntagma station.
Refurbished in 2009, Royal Olympic Hotel boasts elegance and style with an extraordinary Roof Garden Bar and Roof Garden Restaurant stealing the limelight.
The rooms are separated into various types such as the Internal rooms, the Deluxe, and the Panorama rooms as well as Junior Suites and Suites. The stylish 5-star hotel also features a garden with a swimming pool, a library, and a business center.
- Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 117 43
- Phone: 0030 2109288400
Take a glimpse of Athens from above at the elegant and luxurious Royal Olympic Hotel. Just click here and be amazed
Urban Frame Hotel
For modern-day travelers seeking a comfortable and accessible accommodation in Athens’ city center
Featuring modern rooms with sophisticated decor, Urban Frame Hotel is for travelers looking for stylish and comfortable accommodation.
Don’t expect to find the high-end facilities of a 5-star hotel here, but rest assured you’ll have all you need for an impeccable stay. Due to its privileged location, the contemporary 3-star hotel is a great starting point for those eager to explore every corner of the city of Athens.
All rooms are equipped with the necessary toiletries such as MY ROOTS amenity kits, bathrobes, slippers as well coffee machines, kettle, and a minibar and are furnished with COCO-MAT mattresses.
From the rooms’ balconies and terraces, guests have the opportunity to take a glimpse of the Greek capital from above.
- Address: Nikis Street 40, Athens 105 58
- Phone: 0030 2103235969
Places to Stay Near Plaka and a Step Away From Philopappos Hill
Waking up in the serene scenery of Philopappos Hill gives you the feeling you are miles away from the bustling Athens city center.
The truth though is that all major landmarks, hip restaurants and bars are within a 10-minute walking distance.
Pick one of these places to stay near Plaka and a step away from Philopappos Hill and experience the authentic side of Athens.
Stay in Athens historic center surrounded by the Greek capitals’ major landmarks
Located at the feet of Philopappos Hill, Philippos Hotel rub shoulders with art galleries, classy restaurants, and hip cafes.
The Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the National Observatory of Athens are a stone’s throw away from the 3-star hotel.
The hotel’s 50 rooms come in a warm earth-tone color palette with COCO-MAT beds, natural linen fabrics, and wide windows.
- Address: Mitseon 3, Athens 117 42
- Phone: 0030 2109223611
Eager to experience Athens’ cultural atmosphere and enjoy the serene atmosphere of Athens’ most peaceful neighborhood? Then the time to check out Philippos Hotels’ rooms is now.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Elegance, style, and luxury are combined in the well-known 5-star Divani Palace Acropolis
Being part of the Greek hospitality scene for several decades, Divani Palace Acropolis is one of the most popular hotels in Greece. In 2017, the 5-star hotel’s common areas and 200 rooms went under renovation adopting a new, fresher look.
Today, guests are welcomed in two elegantly decorated lobbies, the pool area, as well as dining areas, including the breathtaking Acropolis View Restaurant at the roof garden.
Of course, the hotel’s highlight, the remnants of the ancient Themistocles Wall at the hotel’s basement have remained untouched inviting guests to witness part of the history.
Divani Palace Acropolis is close to Plaka and the Acropolis and only a few minutes walk from Philopappos hill and the hipster Koukaki neighborhood.
- Address: Parthenonos 19, Athens 117 42
- Phone: 0030 2109280100
Give yourself a special treat during your stay in the Greek capital and enjoy the comforts of Divani Palace Acropolis. Book your stay here.
Hotels Close to Plaka in the Thissio District
Dotted with cobblestoned streets, neoclassical houses and cozy cafes and restaurants, Thission is a district well-known for its elegance where it looks like time has stopped.
Locals come here on Sunday mornings for a relaxed walk while travelers pave its streets to take a taste of Athens.
Check out these cozy hotels located in the Thission district but very close to Plaka and spend your trip in Athens away from the crowds.
Find a home away from home at the charming Hotel Thissio
Hotel Thissio is a small and cozy hotel with a welcoming atmosphere. Due to its location in the scenic Apostolou Pavlou street and the rooms’ minimalist and warm decoration is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a home away from home.
Some of the rooms feature balconies while others have wide windows, in both cases the views to the Acropolis and the picturesque neighborhood are bound to captivate you.
On the top floor of Hotel Thissio, you can enjoy refined dishes of the local cuisine at the Thissio View restaurant with the awe-inspiring Parthenon in the background.
- Address: Apostolou Pavlou 25 & Agias Marinis, Athens 118 51
- Phone: 0030 2103476754
Stay in the heart of Athens yet away from the city center’s noisy streets at Hotel Thissio. Pick your room with a view of the Acropolis or Thissio here.
Experience the authentic side of Athens of the past in this classy neoclassical hotel in Thission
Acropolis Vision invites you to experience the old authentic side of Athens in a high-ceiling neoclassical residence fitted with Pentelic marble and wooden floors.
Featuring only a few rooms and a quaint backyard adorned with trees and plants, this boutique hotel is ideal for those seeking a peaceful and tranquil environment.
Lying in the heart of the city center, the classy hotel is less than a 15-minute walk from all major attractions including The Temple of Hephaestus, the Acropolis Hill, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
- Address: Vasilis 2, Athens 118 51
- Phone: 0030 2103416011
Accommodation Near Plaka and Close to Monastiraki Square
Staying close to Monastikari square means you’re in the heart of Psyrri’s lively nightlife, a spitting distance from Ermou street and in less than a 15-minute walk from Plaka.
Need more to be convinced that these hotels near Plaka and close to Monastiraki Square should be on top of your list?
Well, they also offer panoramic views of the Acropolis and the historic center.
Athens 1890 Hotel & Spa
Where tradition meets the modern and style blends with comfort
Housed in a three-floor neoclassical mansion of the 19th century, Athens 1890 Hotel & Spa blends tradition with the modern urban accommodation. Parts of the initial building are still preserved adding a feeling of nostalgia and bringing a sense of the past.
Each one of the 14 rooms is decorated in harmony with the mansion’s original style and equipped with amenities of the latest technology.
On the ground floor is housed the restaurant Omnivore while there is also a spa and a hammam room.
Athens 1890 Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in Saint Eirini square, in the heart of Athens city center, and within a 5-minutes walk from Plaka.
- Address: Saint Eirini square, Athinaidos 10, Athens 105 63,
- Phone: 0030 2103240603
Have you ever dreamt of staying in an Athenian 19th-century neoclassical building with state-of-the-art technology and premium services? Then reserve your room at Athens 1890 Boutique Hotel & Spa in just a few clicks here.
360 Degrees Pop Art Hotel
Style, comfort, and a dash of retro atmosphere in this conveniently located 3-star hotel
360 Degrees Pop Art Hotel features modern and stylish rooms for travelers of all types.
It lies in Miaouli street just around 200 meters away from Monastiraki square where its sister hotel, Athens 360 Degrees stands. The wooden floors, the 60s-style lamps, and the colorful wallpapers add retro vintage style.
From here, Plaka is less than a 10-minute walk while the shopping street Ermou and the lively Psyrri are just right around the corner.
- Address: Miaouli 5, Athens 105 54
- Phone: 0030 2103211447
Feel the beating heart of Athens’ nightlife and mingle with locals and tourists in this funky 3-star hotel in Monastiraki square. Pick your room here.
A for Athens
Extraordinary panoramic views and high-end services in this downtown 3-star hotel
Lying within a shouting distance from Monastiraki Square, A for Athens is close to the scenic Plaka neighborhood, Thission area, and the bustling Psyrri.
Its 35 upscale rooms and suites offer an outstanding view of the city center with the Acropolis Hill and illuminating Parthenon always as part of the scenery.
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner as well as mouthwatering cocktails are served at the exceptional rooftop restaurant and bar which welcomes guests all day and night.
- Address: Miaouli 2, Athens 105 54
- Phone: 0030 2103244244
If you seek accommodation in Athens that is more than a place to just stay, look no further and book your room today.
If you want to stay in the heart of Athens and near Plaka, there are plenty of choices for all budgets and styles.
The question is if you prefer the tranquil atmosphere of Thission, the bustling streets of Psyrri and Monastiraki, or the grandeur of Syntagma square.
Choose the neighborhood that fits your style and mood best and pick one of the finest hotels near Plaka to experience Athenian life.
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