Destination guide

Historic Athens will entice you

Enjoy the area's museums, history and monuments and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Athens. This city's cafés, shopping and local tours draw many visitors. Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Benaki Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Athens

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Athens has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Filopappos Hill (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Attica Zoological Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Lycabettus Theater (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Pandrossou Street Market (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Athens National Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Dora Stratou Dance Theatre (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Athens

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Athens is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Filopappos Hill (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Mount Lycabettus (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Syntagma Square (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Athens National Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Aristotle’s Lyceum (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Pedion Areos Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Athens

Fly into Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Athens Thiseio Station, Athens Central Station and Moschato-Tavros Rouf Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Athens by jumping on the metro at Monastiraki Station, Thissio Station or Panepistimio Station.

Where to stay near Athens?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,856 house rentals near Athens. From 157 Villas to 2,147 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Athens for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Athens?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Athens:

  • Ampelokipoi: 452 vacation rentals
  • New Kypseli: 152 vacation rentals
  • Agios Panteleimonas: 226 vacation rentals
  • Attiki: 529 vacation rentals
  • Neos Kosmos: 773 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Athens?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Athens. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Athens Central Market: 3,064 home rentals
  • Onassis Cultural Centre: 3,099 home rentals
  • Spyros Vassiliou Museum: 3,078 home rentals
  • The Acropolis: 3,078 home rentals
  • Cathedral of St. Dionysius the Areopagite: 3,074 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Athens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 157 Villas in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,147 lodging choices
  • Houses: 438 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 8 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 155 vacation homes with pool available in Athens.

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