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). During September of 2019 we tried to book a room at the Adonis but they didn’t have any available; the quoted price was 100 Euros.

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 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

┬áIf 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 (approximately 4.0 Euros per person). You also can 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/limo, then by all means take advantage of the top quality transportation services offered by Elite Tours operated by our friend Spiros Halkides. 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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