“Philosophy,” “Democracy,” “Theater” … we do not discuss these matters without naming this historic city!
In ancient Athens you will visit the Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion, the theater of Dionysos, the Agora, the Kerameikos cemetery … In the north of the city, you will see the Roman Agora or the Forum, Aéridon baths, the Tower of the Winds … And around the Plaka you will find the Old Palace (which is the Parliament), Hadrian’s Gate and Olympieion, the Olympic Stadium in 1896 …
In Athens, there are a thousand things to see! And a thousand things to live: Athens has not remained in the days of Socrates, although the city has retained its monuments. In Athens, there is a nightlife! Neighborhoods Thissio, Psiri or Kolonaki are lively and trendy Greek youth meets there every night!
Athens is ready for cultural holidays, you will understand, but not only!
Athens is the Mediterranean city par excellence, the sun, sea and olive trees … a climate that will delight you, perfect for summer holidays. You will find beaches paid (€ 4-5), south of Piraeus and public beaches like that of Elliniko
In Athens, there are so many things to do, you will need to save money on things … (Yes!) Start by choosing a low cost tickets, but also follow our advice on accommodation:
Hostels often offer a higher price to value small hotels in Athens. Generally, hotels and inns are located in the same area of Omonia, but it is not always common! We have prepared here a small list of hostels in a good position, quality, and offering affordable prices:
The hostel Hostel Aphrodite’s house is located in a residential area (Einardou Street & Michael Voda), close to the archaeological museum and the Acropolis. Offering simple but comfortable dormitory from 14 euros (!), The hostel is very cheap. It has a bar (a welcome drink is offered to you!), Which provides a festive atmosphere in the hostel, ideal for young backpackers.
The hostel The Student and Travellers Inn is located in the Plaka district (a historic district of Athens). It offers dorm beds from 20 euros. Each room has air conditioning and some even a balcony. Recently a fast internet connection was installed, it is free. You can have breakfast in the traditional Greek courtyard of the inn.
Finally AthenStyle hostel, located in the historic district of Monastiraki, near the lively Psyri, offers rooms from 18 euros. Auberge art, it is known to participate in events like the “I-Decorate” that offered to the winners of an art competition the opportunity to decorate the rooms of the inn. This offers the Greek breakfast. You can attend often pictorial and musical events taking place there.
Athens is not a destination restricted to pensioners! You can find hostels very cheap, located in very nice neighborhoods. In Athens you can cultivate the morning and relax in the afternoon on public beaches of the city, and all without breaking the bank.