Any suggestions as to where to stay near Athens airport that doesn't cost an arm and leg? I have 7am flight.
Your choices are the Airport Sofitel (which does cost an arm and a leg), the Attica Avenue Holiday Inn (about 20 minutes away w/shuttle van), the St. Thomas B&B and Peri's Hotel. The last 2 can arrange a taxi for you. These all have websites.
In case you didn't know you can also stay in Central Athens, and if your hotel is close to Syntagma Square you can easily walk there to catch the Airport Express Bus X95, which leaves every 20-30 minutes 24/7/365 and takes 45 minutes to reach the airport that early in the morning. For a 7am departure you'd have to catch the bus around 4am. The price is 3.2 euro. Pay the driver and validate your ticket inside the bus in the little machine. The Arethusa Hotel is just across the street from the bus stop and the Pan, Amazon and Metropolis Hotels are less than 10 minutes' walk down the same street (Mitropoleos). http://www.tinyurl.com/yk8yf6x