Why stay in the center of Athens when you can enjoy peace and quiet, decent beaches, good restaurants, and convenient transportation in Glyfada? I've been to Athens twice before but did not realize that it has a suburban "south beach" area that is within easy reach of the center. The Blue Sky Hotel is a good option when making a choice about where to establish your base when exploring the Athens area.
I spent 4 nights there in August 2013 and was well pleased with the accommodations.
Blue Sky is a family run hotel in a nice residential neighborhood and far enough away from the main highway to be quiet. Except for an occasional barking dog, my sleep was not interrupted.
Within a 10 mite walk you'll find plenty of restaurants and shopping, as well as a tram line that will take you to the center of Athens (Syntagma Square) or the port of Pireus. There is also an abundance of buses to various destinations, including an airport express (X96) that runs at convenient intervals throughout the day and night.
Kosts the owner, is cordial and helpful, as is the rest of the hotel staff. The included breakfast is adequate, although by the third day it gets rather boring.
I had hoped to reach the beaches of one of the nearby islands during my final week in Greece, but found that in August it is difficult getting to and fro or to find reasonably priced lodgings there. Staying on the mainland turned out to be not a bad alternative. From the Blue Sky Hotel, you can walk to the nearest beaches (some public, some private) in about 20 minutes, or you can choose one of the dozen or more beaches along the tram line.
On future visits to Athens, I will again choose to stay In Glyfada or Voula, the next adjacent town, and the Blue Sky Hotel will probably be my choice for lodging.
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