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I have a friend who is staying in Athens just a few nights then going off on a cruise leaving Piraeus. This is in the late summer sometime. I told her I would ask advice - I am at a loss because I usually spend longer in Greece and get an Air BnB - at least that is what I have been doing lately.

Anyway, where should she stay? Any advice on areas of Athens or even names of hotels?


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If still available, The Plaka Hotel ( 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos, Athens) has an ideal location for touring the antiquities within the pedestrian area. It’s also convenient to Syntagma Square, Monastiraki, Agia Irini and Psirri. It’s not a luxury hotel with swimming pool etc., but it’s clean, very reasonably priced, and your friends probably aren’t going to be spending a lot of time in their room anyway. They can request an Acropolis view suite; stunning especially when the Acropolis is illuminated at night. If not available, the hotel has a roof deck with bar (and I understand a new restaurant) so everyone can have that Acropolis view. Many people stay here before cruises, but I think its location will help to maximize the short time that they have in Athens.

Tip: Particularly if they’re carrying a lot of luggage for the cruise, tell them to be careful if using the Metro. After a flight, the set rate €38 taxi might be a more comfortable option.


Great advice, Deborah - that hotel sounds amazing! dpappas87 - how long will you actually have in Athens? Will you have enough time to do a lot of sightseeing?

Best way to book the "3 Island" cruise

There's a cruise that you can take as a day trip from Piraeus while staying in the Athens area - it goes to Hydra, Aegina, and Poros. Does anyone know what I am talking about? I know some people who did it and loved it, and I want to do it, too. I want to be able to book it in advance. I can't find anything about the cruise unfortunately! Does anyone know about it and can steer me in the right direction?

Churches to visit for Liturgy in Athens

I'll be in Athens soon, and I would like to go to church! I am trying to find a church that has liturgy that is preferably by my hotel. I am staying in the Plaka.

Do any pop you know if any of these are good?

Monastery of Daphni – The Monastery of Daphni is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just outside of Athens.

Agios Nikolaos Rangavas Church – This church is located in the heart of Athens and is considered one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the city.

Metropolis Cathedral – The Metropolis Cathedral is the largest and most historic church in Athens, with a rich history that dates back over a thousand years.

The Church of the Holy Apostles – This Byzantine church dates back to the 10th century and is considered one of the best-preserved examples of Byzantine architecture in Greece.

St. Irene’s Church – St. Irene’s Church is located in the heart of Athens and is considered one of the oldest Byzantine churches in the city.

Nonstop Flights from Toronto to Athens?

I am having a hard time finding nonstop flights from Toronto to Athens. I would be traveling in September.

In the past, I always flew nonstop. However, this was before the pandemic. Any idea which airlines I should look at?

I have some flexibility with my travel dates. Any advice is appreciated.

Best Shopping in Athens

My wife and I are going to Greece in a few days. We both like to shop (her more than me) but we've never actually had enough time in Athens to explore the shopping.

Where should we go?

Someone told us Monastiraki is a good choice, but are there other places? We'll have a few days to poke around.

Visiting the Cycladic Museum

Though I will be in Mykonos for a while when I come to Greece (soon!) I will have some time in Athens.

I will be tied up with wedding festivities on Mykonos, but I will have some time. So, I want to learn about the history and culture of the island. I know there has to be more to it there than all the parties and the beach scene.

I plan to visit the Cycladic Museum in Athens to get ready. Is there anything I should keep in mind while I explore the museum?
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