Category Archives: Hotels in Athens

Recommended Hotel near Athens Airport – Peri’s Hotel

On one of our return trips from Alonnisos we wanted to stay at a hotel near the Athens Venizelos Airport, rather than at our usual hotel in the Plaka area of the city. However, we had no desire to spend a lot of money given that we would only be in the room a short time. A friend  recommended that we stay at a place called Peri’s Hotel (see photo to your right). It’s located about 10 minutes drive from the north gate of the airport.

Built in 2004, it features 12 rooms (see sample room photo to your left), equipped with bathroom, fridge, TV, telephone, air conditioning, a hair dryer, and central heating. It also offers free wireless Internet access (WI-FI) in the lobby, and the hotel serves continental breakfast between 08.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. Transfer from and to the airport is available (free shuttle between 07:00 a.m. to 23:30 p.m.)

Although located in an out-of-the-way neighborhood, there is a very nice restaurant about four blocks from the hotel (10 minute walk roughly), though please note that one of those blocks is a dirt road. If you have more time, you can also walk about five blocks back to the main road, and then meander about 20 minutes more to the right and you’ll find yourself at the sea front where there are numerous restaurants available. Please note that I actually took that walk and while the end-point (i.e., the sea) is very nice, the route itself isn’t all that wonderful as the sidewalk actually disappears in a couple of places (very common in Greece) and also isn’t very wide in spots.

Now that we’ve discovered Peri’s Hotel, there’s no doubt in our minds that the next time we need to stay near the Athens airport (as opposed to the city center), we will be certain to book a room at this quaint little hotel. I cannot say enough about how nice and welcoming the owner Theodoros was. The price for a double-room back in 2011 was just 80 Euros, which was a much greater value  as compared to other alternatives that are nearer to the airport, such as the Sofitel (approx. 200 – 300 Euros) or the Holiday Inn (approx. 127 Euros or more).

For additional information or a price quotation, or to book a reservation, contact Peri’s Hotel via email by clicking here. The hotel also can be reached by phone at (+30) 22940 83763 or click on this link to visit the Peri’s Hotel website.

Recommended Hotel in Athens (Plaka District) – Adonis Hotel

During our trips to Greece in 2007, 2009, and 2010, we stayed at the Adonis Hotel, which is conveniently located in the famous Plaka district of the city. It has air conditioned rooms, and offers comfortable accommodations at a fairly reasonable price. We paid 85 Euros/night in September 2009 for a double-room. The price included continental breakfast served in a dining room on the top floor with a clear view of the Acropolis (picture below was shot from our balcony at the hotel).

Since in our travels we view the hotel as simply a place to sleep, the lack of amenities found at more exclusive properties doesn’t concern us. If you feel the same, this hotel would probably be adequate for you, however, if you are accustomed to more upscale hotel rooms, there are of course better (and more expensive) options than the Adonis. If is the case then I suggest using the Hotel Reservation Service as a resource for finding alternative properties that meet your preferences. If the Adonis appeals to you, click here to visit the hotel’s website.Getting to the Adonis

 If you fly into Athens, you have three options for getting to this hotel. The first, and least expensive, is to take the E95 bus from the airport to Syntagma Square (3.20 Euros per person as of September 2009). You can also take the Metro train to the same destination for around 6 Euros. In either case, once you arrive at Syntagma Square, it’s about a 6 block walk to the Hotel Adonis. To get there, walk up Filellinon Street toward the Plaka and use the map on the left as your reference (right mouse-click on the map and save it to a program that you can adjust the size, then print it).

If you arrive at the airport and find that you prefer the speed and comfort of a taxi, then by all means take advantage of the top quality transportation services offered by Spiros Taxi/Tours. He’ll be able to take you direct to the front door of the hotel and save you both time and effort.

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