This Central Athens hotel is just below the acropolis in a trendy area and just up the road from the Thisseo Metro station which means it is directly connected to Piraeus harbour via the older Green Line and with just one stop to Monastiraki Station where you can switch to the the Blue Line direct to the Airport. So if like me you intend to stop here enroute from the islands, the location cannot get any better than this (and i had no problems checking in past my midnight ferry as you'll find in some Piraeus hotel reviews). On top of this the hotel is at the edge of the flea market area which leads up to the lovely Plaka and with all main historic sites within walking distance (Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Keramikos, Hadrian's Library, the Roman Agora, and the rest...) Moreover the pedestrian area in front of the hotel comes to life after nightfall and is worth every extra penny when compared to the scary no-go areas of the omonia hotels.
The rooms are reasonable and the personnel helpful. Bathrooms could do with an upgrade and breakfast left much to be desired but for a couple of nights enroute it wasn't too bad and the central location more than made up for that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Phidias hotel is located in the heart of old Athens. A civilization of thousands of years is around you and minutes away is the monument of Acropolis. Ideally situated in the centre of the archaeological sites, the Phidias Hotel is 200 metres from the Acropolis, 100 metres from the Ancient Market, and 150 metres from Keramikos. With the metro station just 100 metres away, you will have little trouble travelling across the city. ... more less
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