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Highlights in Athens

  • Cultural city
  • Amazing nightlife
  • Acropolis
  • Diverse neighbourhoods

Best Holiday Homes & Rentals in Athens

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Acropolis, Athens Centre
Holiday Rental • 17 m² • 2 Bedrooms
(737 reviews)
Welcome to Olala Syntagma Apartment 2.1, a fully equipped studio apartment for 2 guests, set right in the heart of Athens, located in a vibrant nightlife area and just 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Syntagma Square.With custom-made, classic furnishings, our local interiors designers have created a welcoming space which includes 1 double bed and a flat-screen TV.The bathroom comes with a shower. Free toiletries are provided for our guests. You don’t have to worry about bringing towels and bed linen, we have them all set for you upon arrival.The kitchenette is fully equipped with all the app...
from €72 / night
Central Section Of Athens, Athens Centre
Holiday Rental • 70 m² • 1 Bedroom
(19 reviews)
The apartment is located 50 meters from the metro station Attiki (station for the electric, buses and metro), and 5 stops from the Acropolis stop. In minutes, one can find oneself anywhere in Athens city center for shopping, entertainment, walk, cafe or restaurant. the apartment is spacious, bright, cool, homy and very spacious. The bedroom provides a king size bed. In the living room, and there is a sofa bed, which opens up into a full double bed. In the seating area, there is a television set. The bathroom has a full tub. The decoration is classic and cozy. No smoking, parties, or events.
from €27 / night
Central Section Of Athens, Athens Centre
Holiday Rental • 55 m² • 1 Bedroom
(20 reviews)
The apartment, which was renovated on December 2018, is close to public transport (next to metro station Aghios Ioannis) and the city center. You will love the apt because of the neighborhood, the bright bedroom and the comfy Queen bed. My place is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families.The Bedroom has a Queen bed, a closet, hair dryer, clothes iron. The Living Room has a comfortable Sofa, a single bed and a Flat TV, while the Kitchen is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and all kitchenware needed to prepare a nice home cooked meal f...
from €42 / night

Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices Athens

€164for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
€175 annual average
Average price per week

Current holiday letting availability Athens

28%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
60% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Holiday homes and rentals in Athens

Homes in a vibrant and cultural city

Ancient, sprawling, messy, unpredictable, but ultimately completely fascinating, Athens fizzes with a fierce energy that burns deep into the night. Looking for a holiday home in an upmarket suburb with easy access to the main sights of the city? Look in the district of Kifissia, Athens’ affluent northern suburb which resembles the likes of Palm Beach. Prefer to stay right in the heart of the action and within a stone’s throw of the Acropolis? Search for a holiday home in the district of Makrygianni.

Homes at a great price

Of the thousands of homes in Athens, the vast majority are in stylish flats, many with balconies with lovely city views. These are without exception high-quality homes with all the amenities you would expect in a holiday home. Larger groups can find homes for up to 10 people, some with a private swimming pool, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the price – Athens really is great value for money!

Holidays in Athens

The area and getting around

Explore Athens’ diverse neighbourhoods

Kolonaki is where well-heeled Athenians reside, shop and dine, with scores of global designer names, exclusive Greek jewellers, art galleries, shoe shops, and boutiques hidden among its labyrinth of side streets. Syntagma Square is the political hub of the city, dominated by the Parliament building where the Presidential Guard performs a Changing of the Guard ceremony every afternoon.

A cool neighbourhood around every corner

The neighbourhood of Monastiraki has a very distinct vibe – at its heart is a maze of narrow lanes and a flea market selling pretty much everything that you can imagine! Gazi is a design and art district during the day and the home of the city’s electrifying party scene at night. Bohemian Exarcheia hosts myriad independent restaurants and underground bars with live music and traditional Greek dance.

Travellers and activities

Athens for great nightlife

Athens’ nightlife scene offers endless options from techno-blasting superclubs to super chilled-out live music venues, cosy taverns serving local beers, and chic and trendy cocktail bars. The areas of Gazi and Monastiraki are the favourite of club-hoppers, with spectacular venues hosting international DJs. Looking for a more relaxed vibe? The neighbourhood of Exarchia boasts hundreds of small, independent and impossibly hip bars.

Athens for archaeology enthusiasts

The Acropolis is the most important archaeological sight both in Greece and one of the most important in the world. Most of its buildings were built 2,500 years ago, and in addition to the infamous Parthenon, the complex includes several well-preserved buildings such as the stunning Temple of Erechtheion. The Acropolis opens at 8 in the morning and this is the best time to visit. Head straight up to the upper part and enjoy the Parthenon and other temples in peace before the crowds arrive.

Athens is an unforgettable destination for history lovers – it is the oldest European capital and home to the first ever democracy!

Top 5 travel tips in Athens

1. Explore Athens’ oldest neighbourhood

Located at the foot of the Acropolis, the picturesque Plaka district is the oldest neighbourhood in the city, and still retains the charm of traditional Greece with narrow labyrinthine streets, beautiful blue and white 19th century facades and old taverns where you can feast on delicious local treats such as moussaka and gyros. Plaka is also a great place to pick up nice souvenirs to take back home with you.

2. View the city from above at Mount Lycabeto

At the top of Mount Lycabeto, at 227 meters, you will find the best viewpoint in the city that looks like a giant urban carpet that has been spread over the hills. One hour before nightfall is the best time to go to watch the sun set dramatically behind the Acropolis. There is a funicular if you don’t fancy the climb.

3. Witness local life at the Central Market

They say that to get to know a city you must visit its markets, and Athens is no exception! At Central Market you will get closer to the local life of the city. Located in a 19th century neoclassical building, the market exudes chaotic eastern flavour, with vendors shouting at full voice and hordes of people making their way through the narrow corridors between the stalls.

4. Experience the multicultural atmosphere of Psiri

Psiri is the city's fashionable neighbourhood and is now known as the SoHo of Athens. It is one of the favourite areas for locals to go out for a drink, shop in its designer stores or take a quiet stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the most touristy neighbourhoods.

5. Take a picnic to the park

The National Garden is a huge park located just behind the parliament and a true oasis within the city. It is so big that you can easily find your very own corner, where you can enjoy a picnic surrounded by exotic plant species from around the world. An authentic holiday experience!

FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Athens

Are there usually many holiday homes available in Athens?

When organising a trip to Athens, it is not necessary to plan well in advance, as the percentage of rentals booked is only 42%.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Athens are June (the average amount of properties that are available reached 68.5% of the total in 2020), May (67%), and July (63.25%).

When are fewer holiday homes available?

The months with the lowest properties available in Athens are, in order, February, October and March, with respective average availability figures of 50.8%, 50.8%, and 52%, based on data collected in 2020.

Are there many holiday rentals in Athens?

In Athens we have a comprehensive catalogue of approximately 5600 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 23 local and international partners.

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