Hi, My daughter and I will be in Athens for 2 nights. Which of Rick's hotels (in walking distance to historic sights) have an airport shuttle, or are close to an airport bus stop ? Thank you, Karen
hotel attalos in athens has a good location and about 3min walk to the metro station.
The Arethusa Hotel and Pan Hotel are closest to the Airport Express bus stop at Syntagma Square. They're just across the street as well as within walking distance to the Parthenon and the Plaka District. Hotels close to the Monastiraki Metro Station include the Metropolis, Pella Inn, Attalos, Acropolis, Amazon and "A for Athens" Hotel.
Not sure if you didn't mention the metro for a reason, but here are a couple of hotels... We stayed at the Plaka Hotel last year. We walked everywhere. The metro station was only 2 blocks away and was an easy walk to the hotel. It was also straight shot to the airport from the Monastiraki station and no lifting bags as there are escalators. It would be a longer walk to the airport bus but doable. I have also stayed at the Hotel Hera on a past trip. It was at the edge of the Plaka but very close to the Archeological museum, Acropolis and the metro. Getting to the airport required a change at Syntagma, but it was easy - no stairs with your bags - elevators and escalators are available.
FYI-the Blue Line Metro to the airport only runs between 5:30am and 11:30pm. It takes 45 minutes to reach the airport.
Thank you all very much. I did forget to mention the metro and am certainly going to utilize the service. Karen
We recently were in Athens and stayed at Hotel Plaka. The location is perfect for seeing all the major sights. As Julie said you can take the train to the airport-only two blocks away from the hotel is a metro stop. You have to be careful on the train regarding watching luggage, purse, etc. There was an attempt to steal my husband's luggage coming into Athens-just remain vigilant on the ride-convenient and inexpensive.
We enjoyed the Attalos Hotel last October. Recommended by Rick and several other posters on other threads. They have a rooftop terrace with a splendid view of the Parthenon.There were lots of restaurants nearby ( we only had breakfast once or twice in the hotel) as well as ruins and shopping. We walked from the Parthenon back to the hotel, and they were kind enough to arrange for a taxi the day there was a transportation strike. The subway is a block away and easy to use. We faced the street and I used my earplugs as always.