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Athens airport

We arrive from Santorini into Athens airport at 3:15 pm. We are scheduled to fly out of Athens to America the next day at 1 pm. Any recommendations on where to stay during this short time? Is it worth it to book a hotel in Athens and squeeze in one last evening there or would it be better to skip the drive and stay near the Athens airport (is there anywhere to go near the airport)?

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Stay in Central Athens so you can enjoy one last night there. Stay close to the Monastiraki Metro Station or Syntagma Square for convenient access to transportation back to the airport. You'll have plenty of time to return to the airport the next morning without having to rush. To make it less complicated you can stash your bags at the airport overnight if you prefer with Pacific Travel at the end of the Arrivals Hall near door #1. But if you want to stay close to the airport check availability at the St. Thomas B&B and Peri's Hotel. I believe they both still have free shuttle service.

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In my opinion the only reason to stay near the airport is if you have an early morning flight. Your timing is perfect to get that last night in Athens. No need to take a taxi the metro will take you directly to Monestraki station where there are lots of good hotels and dining options. Watch out for pick pockets though.