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Athens Airbnb Options / Opinions in June

Hi - I am looking at 5 Airbnb’s within my price range (under $100/night) and have some of their addresses. I will be traveling June 6-9. Is one in a better or worse location than the others? They appear to be between Monastiraki, Plaka, and Syntagma... Open to hotel suggestions as well.

Kolokotroni 65

Kekropos

Platia Agion Theodoron #6

Agias Eirinis Street

Navarchou Nikodimou Street (across from New Hotel)

Thanks! Everyone was real helpful for Naxos recommendations, appreciate the advice!

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LC, do none of these Airbnbs provide a google map showing location??? Here is my best online map,shows all Central Athens, WITH all street names (in roman letters not Greek alphabet). http://www.orangesmile.com/destinations/img/athens-map-big.jpg Look in the districts you have named, to find the streets or Place (Platia) listed.. NOTE: Spellings may vary -- when changing from one alphabet to another, things happen. You can easily locate the one across from New Hotel, by googling New Hotel. It's by #80 on that map

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Three of these - Kolokotroni, Agion Theodoron, and Agias Irinis are in the ‘commercial triangle’ between Syntagma, Monastiraki and Omonia. They are central and within walking distance of sites. It’s a lively shopping area by day but, depending exactly on where you are could be a bit deserted at night.

Navarchou Nikodimou and Kekropos are just off Adrianou, the main street through Plaka, the main tourist area. You’re a bit closer to the sites and in a calmer neighbourhood. More of it is pedestrianised. There are also more restaurants nearby.

If it were me, and assuming the apartments are similar, I’d go for one of the two in Plaka. Based just on position I’d go for Kekropos which is the quieter street.

Alan

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Thanks all! The Airbnbs provide a general circle area on a map, but not specifics.

Particularly I was interested in if it mattered to stay directly in the Plaka district or north by Monastiraki? Or is it all considered Plaka? From a safety, noise, and convenience perspective. Is there a particular cutoff street where one shouldn’t stay?

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Mitropoleos, which runs from Syntagma to Monastiraki, is the edge of Plaka. North of that you are in the commercial area.

I wouldn’t be worried about safety in any of the streets you mention, with the usual caveat that you need to take sensible precautions in any city centre. However, as I said, the commercial area can be very shut up at night so it feels quite exposed.

Of the three in the commercial area Agias Eirinis would probably be the liveliest after dark. There have been a number of bars and restaurants springing up in that area in the last few years.

Alan

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Normally on AirBnb you dont get the exact address until you have booked the place unless you have communicated with the owner. Is that how you got the addresses or some other way I need to know for my own future information???

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Yes, I just asked the Airbnb hosts for the cross streets of their place. Seems like a fair question to ask them. :)