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Highlights Athens

  • Breathe in several thousand years of history
  • Art and Culture
  • Cosy restaurants and taverns
  • Varied beaches
  • Pulsating nightlife

Best Vacation Rentals in Athens

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Central Section Of Athens, Athens Centre
Vacation Rental • 538 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(12 reviews)
The apartment is located 400 meters from the metro station Larisis (1 minute walk) (station for metro and trains for outside of city) and 4 stops from the Acropolis stop, and metro station Attiki (2 minute walk)(station for the electric, buses and metro), and 5 stops from the Acropolis stop. In minutes, one can find oneself anywhere in Athens city center for shopping, entertainment, walk, cafe or restaurant. the apartment is spacious, bright, cool, homy and very spacious. The bedroom provides a double size bed. In the living room, a sofa bed exists, which opens up into a full double bed. In...
from $28 / night
Central Section Of Athens, Athens Centre
Vacation Rental • 753 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(19 reviews)
The apartment is located 50 meters from the metro station Attiki (station for the electric, buses and metro), and 5 stops from the Acropolis stop. In minutes, one can find oneself anywhere in Athens city center for shopping, entertainment, walk, cafe or restaurant. the apartment is spacious, bright, cool, homy and very spacious. The bedroom provides a king size bed. In the living room, and there is a sofa bed, which opens up into a full double bed. In the seating area, there is a television set. The bathroom has a full tub. The decoration is classic and cozy. No smoking, parties, or events.
from $29 / night
Athens, South Section Of Athens
Vacation Rental • 1292 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(4 reviews)
Rental basis: Entire house or apartmentNumber of bedrooms: 2; Number of other rooms with beds: 0Spacious, clean and comfy 2 Queen-bed Apt located near Marina Alimos. Easy access to prime tourist spots, famous shopping attractions along Athens, which offers an exciting blend of entertainment, retails and dining experiences. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.Minimalist interior room decor with a cozy ambiance offers the comfort you need after a long day out exploring the city! The apartment can accommodate up to 5 guests -...
from $140 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Athens

$157for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
$183 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Athens

37%for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
61% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Athens

Apartment with view to the Mediterranean Sea

If you are looking for a vacation rental in Athens, the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of modern democracy, you will be spoilt for choice in the face of the huge choice. The apartments and flats on the coastline southeast of the port of Piraeus are particularly beautifully situated. Among the modernly equipped holiday homes, however, there are also some unique specimens. Especially exciting is the possibility to stay cheaply in a boat converted into a holiday apartment directly at the harbour quay.

Holidays in the lively centre of Athens

If you like it a little more central, you can also rent one of the many holiday apartments in the centre of Athens as well as in the neighbouring districts. These are mostly located in multi-storey residential buildings, from which shops and bars as well as the many museums and ancient monuments can be reached within a short time.

Reside on the outskirts of Athens

Much quieter is a vacation rental on the outskirts of the city on one of the many mountains and hills that surround the Greek capital. There, for example near the Dimosio Dasos Rapentosas National Park, you will find spacious villa-like holiday homes, which often have their own swimming pool as well as a large plot of land. Especially in the summer months such an almost royal holiday home, which would have impressed even the ancient Greeks, is hard to get - so booking early is the be-all and end-all.


Holidays in Athens

Location and orientation

Built on seven hills

The city, which has been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic Age and, like Rome, was built on seven hills, lies in the middle of the largest plain of the Attica peninsula and is surrounded on three sides by high mountains such as the 1107-metre-high Pentelikon and the 1413-metre-high Parnitha. Athens is framed by the two rivers Ilisos and Kifisos and by the Saronic Gulf, which separates the province of Attica from the Peloponnese.

Locomotion in the city centre

If you have a holiday apartment in the city, you should make use of the well-developed public transport system to get to the numerous sights of the metropolis, because the traffic in Athens' streets can be quite nerve-racking for the Central European nervous system. It is also particularly confusing for foreign motorists that on particularly hot days the city centre may only be passed by vehicles with even or odd end digits on the number plate. However, many sights are within walking distance.

Use commuter parking spaces

However, if you have opted for a vacation rental outside the city centre, a rental car is appropriate, but it should be parked in a secure car park outside the city centre. From there the omnipresent trolleybuses and subways take over again.

Things to know

One of the hottest places in Greece

Athens is dominated by a Mediterranean climate with humid, mild winters and hot and dry summers. Athens is also one of the hottest places in Greece, as evidenced by the fact that summer temperatures rarely drop below 25 degrees Celsius at regular peaks of over 40 degrees Celsius.

Best travel time for Athens

If you want to visit Athens primarily because of its many museums and cultural sites, it is better to do so in spring and autumn, when the temperatures are much more pleasant. Those who prefer heat and sun will travel to the city of owls between June and September.

Regular events

Those who believe that the carnival is a Rhenish exclusivity are wrong, because even the Athenians transform the alleys and taverns in the old town into a madhouse full of costumed fools and let colourful dragons rise from the hills of the city. Holidaymakers who want to experience the Greek carnival should plan their trip for the end of February. The Nautical Week in July is also particularly worth seeing, with concerts and open-air plays in all three of the city's ports.

With around 4.6 million inhabitants, Athens is by far the most densely populated region in the country. This corresponds to a good 30 percent of the total population of Greece.
Idyllic alleys in Athens
Idyllic alleys in Athens

Top 5 travel tips

1. Ascent to Athens landmark

The Acropolis is probably the most famous sight in Athens and attracted countless travellers from Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Roman Empire more than 2,000 years ago. To this day, the mountain high above the city, which houses a variety of ancient temples has lost nothing of its fascination. Those who dare the ascent will not only be enriched by a few experiences, but will also be rewarded with a panoramic view full of history.

2. Theatre as in Aristotle's times

From an architectural point of view, the Odeum of Herodes Attucis is no less interesting. This antique theatre was originally built in 162 AD and extensively renovated in 1952. It is still used today for events such as concerts or plays, and the arena, which can hold up to 5,000 spectators, plays out its very special acoustics.

3. A visit to the Olympic temple

When the 2004 Olympic Games were held in Greece for the last time, a circle was closed because the Pamathimaiko Stadium, where several competitions were held, had already seen Olympic Games - in 1896. The stadium, built especially for the first Olympic Games of modern times, is still a crowd-puller today and captivates above all with its massive marble architecture.

4. A journey back in time to the original Athens

If you want to experience Athens as originally as possible, you only have to step a few metres out of your vacation rental in the city centre. From there it is not far to the Plaka district. Most of the quarter's buildings still rest on ancient foundations, so that ancient Greece has preserved itself in the narrow alleys between craft businesses, cafés and restaurants.

5. Change of guard in front of parliament

The Greek Parliament has not only served as a meeting place for the country's representatives since 1934, but is also one of the city's most popular photographic motifs. The hourly changing of the guards in traditionally dressed guards in front of the parliament building is particularly popular with tourists.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Athens

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Athens last year?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $146 per night.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Athens?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Athens are March, September and April, with average prices of $139, $139, and $141, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Athens?

Last year, the month that had the highest annual average in Athens was January, with an average price of $159 per night. This was followed by December, with an average of $153, and then February, with $151.

Do I need to plan a trip to Athens well in advance?

When planning a vacation to Athens, it is necessary to be proactive as 53% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The most available months are, on average, April (with an availability of 57%), May (51%), and October (51%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

When are fewer rentals available in Athens?

According to data from last year, the months with the fewest housing options available in Athens are, in order, July (with 40% of available rentals), June (42%), and August (42%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Athens?

In Athens we have a comprehensive catalog of approximately 6,000 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 25 local and international providers.

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