Where to stay around Athens?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,673 vacation rentals near Athens. From 1,974 apartments to 472 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Athens for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Athens?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Athens:

  • Psyri: 621 vacation rentals
  • New Kypseli: 144 vacation rentals
  • Neos Kosmos: 698 vacation rentals
  • Ano Patisia: 102 vacation rentals
  • Ampelokipoi: 457 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Athens?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Athens. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Acropolis: 2,830 vacation rentals
  • Monastiraki Flea Market: 2,826 vacation rentals
  • Athens Central Market: 2,819 vacation rentals
  • Parthenon: 2,842 vacation rentals
  • Athens Thiseio Station: 2,821 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Athens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,974 apartments in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Houses: 472 rentals available
  • Villas: 133 rentals available
  • Studios: 29 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including condos and more.

Can I rent downtown rentals in Athens?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 740 downtown rentals in Athens. You have also many other possibilities in Athens area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 250 rentals
  • Golf resort rentals: 187 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 155 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 136 vacation rentals with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Ancient Athens beckons

    The ancient heart of Athens still reigns as one of the most breathtaking city cores on the globe. The outline of the majestic Acropolis, a veritable symbol of democracy, stands tall on its age-chipped bluff. Temples to Olympian Zeus shoulder above the boulevards, and tavernas clink tzatziki plates where Sophocles, Plato, and Aristotle once stood. Whether you opt for Athens vacation rentals in the traditional Greek Plaka, or a swish joint above the beaches of chichi Vouliagmeni, this one's sure to be a capital to remember.

    Athens is the beating heart of Greece

    Athens isn't just about checking off totemic ancient sites. It's also about feeling the pulse of modern Greece. You can wander the ramshackle bars and bohemian galleries of Exarchia, or go wine tasting and mezze eating in the hip area of Koukaki. You can hop on open-air bus tours to discover the shimmering beaches of the so-called Athenian Riviera, or haggle for wares in the flea markets of Monastiraki. That said, for sightseeing the stylish way, there's nothing quite like a helicopter flyover to survey the Attica mountains, Piraeus port, the Parthenon, and more.

    Scaling the hill in Athens

    No trip to Athens could possibly be complete without at least a glimpse of the mighty Parthenon on the hill. This has been the epicenter of the city since ancient times, and it's now one of the most iconic monuments on Earth. An enthralling Acropolis Museum now hides at the foot of the great mound, offering the perfect grounding before you scale the pine-studded heights yourself. Once you do get up there, be sure to have the camera at the ready. Athens vacation rentals in Plaka, Koukaki, and Syntagma are all well-placed for exploring it to the full.

    Long seasons of sun in Athens

    Athens enjoys its place on the southern edge of Europe. It enjoys it because its summers are long and warm. The sultry days can last well into October here, while the months of June, July, and August are often scorching hot. The upshot is you can look forward to plenty of Greek sun if you book those Athens vacation rentals anytime between May and November. Coming in winter means fewer crowds and reduced rates, but you'll likely need a coat and an umbrella just in case.

    Athens is a gateway to Attica

    Athens sits right in the heart of the Greek peninsula of Attica. If you head south from the city, you could find yourself looking out at glowing sunsets across the Aegean Sea from the temple-topped, pine-scented hills of Cape Sounio _ it takes around an hour to get there by car but you'll pass pebble beaches and sandy stretches at Vouliagmeni and Varkiza along the way. If you hop on a ferry from Piraeus port, you could be cycling through the olive groves of the Peloponnese, or lazing on the secluded beaches of Poros and Aegina, all in under 2 hours.