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Vacation rentals in Athens
Ancient, sprawling, messy, unpredictable, but ultimately completely fascinating, Athens fizzes with a fierce energy that burns deep into the night. Looking for a vacation rental 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 vacation rental in the district of Makrygianni.Rentals at a great price
Of the thousands of rentals in Athens, the vast majority are in stylish flats, many with balconies with lovely city views. These are without exception high-quality rentals with all the amenities you would expect in a vacation rental. 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!
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The area and getting around
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’ nightlife scene offers endless options from techno-blasting superclubs to super chilled-out live music venues, cozy 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!
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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 vacation experience!