We are a family of four (two teenage girls). We will be in Athens for two nights in June 2017. We want to stay using reward points at the newly refurbished Hotel Wyndham Grand Athens in the Metaxourgeio area near Karaiskakis Square. We have read the Metaxourgeio area is not as safe, especially at night, when compared to other more touristy areas. Please advise if there is much to see and to walk to around Karaiskakis Square? We understand we’ll be doing a lot of walking in the city. Do we need to take the metro or a taxi to a better area before we start walking? How concerned should we be at night? Is it wise to walk back to our hotel from the Metaxourgeio metro station at night (it looks pretty close)? Perhaps we should pay for a hotel in the Plaka neighborhood, or near Syntagma Square, or near Monastiraki?
In general, four person rooms are more difficult to find in Europe. Any suggestions for hotels <$175 per night that offer family (quad) rooms is appreciated. Obviously we’d prefer to use reward points instead of paying for two nights, but only if the hotel is in a better location for our family.