We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Athens as recommended by some of the most prominent travel experts in the business, from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations come with referenced customer reviews. The ratings you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Athens is a historic city with one of the richest history in the entire human history. Classical Athens was a very powerful city-state which was a result of the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. The city of Athens is widely considered the cradle of Western civilization as well as being regarded as the birthplace of democracy.
In recent times, the city has become a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to the economic, financial, maritime, industrial, cultural, social and political life in Greece.
Athens was ranked the 39th richest city by purchasing power in the year 2012, as well as doubling as the 67th most expensive city to live in the world, in a study done by UBS.
The port of Piraeus is the largest passenger port in the whole of Europe while it is the second largest in the whole world. The heritage of the city is what makes it even more attractive to tourists and visitors, with places such as Acropolis of Athens and Daphni Monastery constantly visited throughout the year. Both landmarks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The popular architectural trilogy of Athens consists of National Library of Greece, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Academy of Athens are popular tourist attractions in the city.
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