Despite it is going through an unlucky spell, Athens has an invalorable treasure, impossible to find elsewhere: this is, its magnificent proofs that recognise it as one of the most ancient civilizations in the world. Monuments such as the Pantheon, one of its most representatives temples in the Acropolis, as well as many other Greek ruins, turn it into an unmissable city, where everybody should go to at least once in life.
Apart from the ruins, Athens is also the capital of an awesome country, divided among that peninsular part, where vegetation, architecture and gastronomy are some of the most typical features of the Mediterranean area, and the Egean islands, which are one of the most amazing Greece belongings. From Mikonos to Santorini, they are an option that visitors should keep in mind when traveling to Athens.
Having so many reasons for being visited, it is not weird for Athens to be perfectly prepared for receiving and hosting tourists. Of course, the city offers a wide range of hosting possibilities for all type of budgets, so that it is not difficult to find a cozy hostel where to sleep for some more than 10€ per night and a boutique hotel with all kind of luxurious services and modern facilities, which cost over a hundred euros per night.
Having the chance to choose lodgment is an important advantage, since there are so many points of interest in Athens that picking up a hotel needs to be carefully planned, although the metro was improved during the 2004 Olympics and its 3 lines work quite well now.
In general terms, accommodation in Athens is mainly situated in the city centre, specially close to must-see landmarks such as Anafiotika or Odeum of Herodes Atticus Odeion Irodion, and near popular areas like Adrianou Street, Monastiraki, Psyri and Syntagma Square. The National Archaeological Museum of Athens or Polemiko Museum may be further from these aforesaid places, but there are also some accommodation possibilites close to them.
As you see, there is no excuse left for not choosing Athens and enjoying this fantastic city. It is a place that will let you discover some of our deepest misteries as a civilization, and it will teach you everything about our origins and historical roots. You better start to think about giving it a visit!
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