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.