Athens is a city steeped in history. It has moulded the minds of artists and philosophers for generations, given the world the Olympic Games, and told tales of gods and goddesses - the Cradle of Western Civilization is somewhere begging to be explored. With your lodging or house rental, you can discover vibrant modern-day Athens. From its bustling late-night tavernas to monuments dating back thousands of years, you'll get a real feel for this one-of-a-kind capital.
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Apartments With Balconies or Patios
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Popular Rental Amenities in Athens
Price and Availability Index in Athens
Vacation Rental Price Information in Athens
The graph shows average prices of rentals in Athens for the next twelve months. The most expensive week to book a rental in Athens is in September (9/23 - 9/30). Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in a week of February (2/24 - 3/2).
Rental Availability Information in Athens
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 12 months is in May (5/6 - 5/13), where 30% of the vacation rentals are booked. On the contrary, only 7% of the rentals are booked during a week in October (10/28 - 11/4).
The Weather in Athens
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. In July maximum temperatures go higher than 91°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 40°. August is the driest month.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Athens
Enjoy a Taste of Athens
Like its Mediterranean counterparts, Greek cuisine makes use of simple, fresh ingredients to create some truly memorable dishes. And best of all, it’s all pretty healthy.
The gyro is the king of the street food scene in Athens. You’ll find vendors selling these delicious wraps of succulent pork and chicken doused in tzatziki, on every street corner of the city. You can also dine like the locals and try Greek meze, a tapas-style meal featuring dishes such as dolmadakia (rice wrapped in vine leaves) and meatballs known as keftedes.
Sample some of the finest seafood in Athens by heading to the Piraeus area where you’ll find the traditional taverna of Yperokeanio. This cosy restaurant serves up seafood favorites such as grilled sardines and octopus. Looking for the best souvlaki in town? It could only be Kalamaki Bar, home to the most mouthwatering wraps in the capital.
Athens is also a haven for vegans and vegetarians, head to Falafellas and taste their legendary falafel wraps, packed with spices and an irresistible dipping sauce.
Traces of antiquity
What to do in Athens
For first-time visitors to Athens, there is nowhere better to start than the Acropolis. This icon of the city, and the Western world’s most important ancient site, stands atop a hill keeping a watch over the capital. Dating back to 495BC, the building complex was the brainchild of Pericles, who created the magnificent structures with the help of artists and sculptors. Today, it is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the many monuments of the Acropolis, the Parthenon best represents the splendor of Ancient Greece. You can visit this incredible structure to admire the statue of Athena, while taking in breathtaking views of the city. Another famous ancient site you need to see is the Agora - this former political hub of ancient Athens is now a museum and home to the Temple of Hephaistos.
Round off your educational tour of historic Athens by paying the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Odeon of Herodes Atticus a visit. The former is a monument to the Greek god while the latter is an enormous amphitheatre built in AD 161 that provides an insight into what life was like back then.
Family fun at the "Allou! Fun Park"
Experience a Greek Night Out
There is no better way to soak up the culture of a city than by experiencing its nightlife and Athens has one of the best scenes in Europe. Given its enormous size, the city has something for all moods and tastes.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated evening in the finest bars the Greek capital has to offer then head to the Koukaki neighborhood. In the shadow of the Acropolis, the area is filled with high-end bars where you can taste signature Ouzo cocktails.
If, however, you prefer your night a little rough around the edges then head to Exarcheia. A favorite among the younger crowd, it has plenty of dive bars, cool tavernas, and hipster hideaways dotted along the main street of Emmanouil Benaki.
Another happening nightspot is Psyrri, an emerging star on Athens’ nightlife scene where you’ll find lively music, craft beer, and the occasional nightclub. If you really want to dance until dawn then hit up one of the super clubs in Gazi.
What's On In Athens
For many other cities, hosting an annual marathon is fairly ordinary - but in Athens, it's a little more special. The Athens Classic Marathon, held every November, follows the original route taken by soldier Pheidippides in 490BC to spread the news of the Greek army’s victory over the Persians. Starting in the town of Marathon, it follows 26.2 miles to the finish line in the Panathenaic Stadium.
A much less exhausting annual event is the Hellenic Festival, a celebration of Greek culture featuring music, dance, and drama held throughout July and August. The pinnacle is a series of concerts in the awe-inspiring setting of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, where you can see the Acropolis illuminated in the distance.
With a more contemporary flavor, the Rockwave Festival is held every summer in nearby Malakasa and has featured acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Placebo, Iron Maiden, and Lana Del Rey in previous years. Also, the Athens International Film Festival showcases indie films and documentaries from exciting, up-and-coming Greek and international directors.
At the center of the ancient world
Information about vacation rentals in Athens
|🏡 Vacation rentals||18,890 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 38%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$31|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Air conditioning, Internet and TV|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||1,322 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price per night for a vacation home in Athens?
The nightly price of accommodations in Athens starts at $31. If you are looking for a apartment rental, the nightly price is $168 on average. A house rental Athens will cost on average $288 per night.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Athens?
There are currently 18,890 vacation homes available for booking for your upcoming trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Athens?
Travelers look for Internet, Air conditioning, and TV when booking a vacation rental in Athens.
How many vacation rentals with pools are there in Athens?
There are 1,322 vacation homes from 7 providers in Athens.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Athens?
In case if you are traveling with a dog in Athens - 5% of vacation homes are pet-friendly.
When is it better to travel to Athens?
The warmest months in Athens are July and August, with temperatures around 91 °F. January and February in Athens are the coldest, with 40 °F on average.
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