In Athens, the areas around Syntagma Square and the neighborhoods of Plaka, Kolonaki, Makrigianni and Monastiraki are the most requested and comfortable ones. For pure convenience, the Syntagma hotels and those in Plaka area can not be beat - most of the sights are close by and it is convenient for every transport connection. Kolonaki is a beautiful neighborhood on the slopes of Mount Likavitos, a bit outside of tourist Athens - but keep in mind that you will have an uphill walk to the hotel and that you will be doing extra walking (approx. 15 min.) to get to the most interesting places to visit.

There is a range of accommodation in Athens and Greece to suit every taste and budget. All places to stay are subject to strict price controls set by the tourist police.

Accommodation within Greece is classified as follows:
  • Youth hostels
  • Pensions
  • Rooms to let (available only on islands)
  • Hotels
    **       2 stars = C class
    ***     3 stars = B class
    ****   4 stars = A class
    *****  5 stars = De Luxe class
Within each category, quality varies greatly, but prices usually do not. Still, you may come across an **** hotel that charges less than a *** hotel, depending on facilities.
While virtually all Greek hotels are clean and comfortable, few are charming or elegant.
Especially lower-price categories are not very well furnished, and if tub facilities are important to you, you would better book into a **** or even ***** star hotel, as many Greek tubs are tiny and the showers hand-held.
Air condition and TV in the room are standard in *** to ***** hotels.
Ratings are based on room size, size of the lobby, bathroom facilities, general amenities like swimming pool, sauna, health center...

If you are planning to come to Greece in summer, you would better arrange your reservations ahead of time, because especially the best-value hotels tend to be booked in high season

Many ***** hotels have special last minute offers, which allow you to stay in a luxury hotel, paying the price of a **** hotel!! APPLY TO PACIFIC TRAVEL FOR SPECIAL OFFERS!!!!

Sometimes you can reduce the hotel price by eliminating the breakfast

We suggest to choose a central hotel on the islands, as most of them are rather small and have most of the facilities in town; you can rent a car or motorcycle and explore the rest of the island very easily, driving every day to a different beach!

PACIFIC TRAVEL: Athens International Airport, tel. 0030 210 3530 160, City Centre: tel. 0030 210 3241 007,