Having a place to Stay in Plaka is a must
Athens has a vast selection of hotels and other accomodation types, such as airbnb apartments, hostels. By checking online each particular website is the best option, so you can choose different options.
But when you want to choose an area, where is better? And are there any special places regarding Plaka? Don’t forget that Athens is a city of 5 million people, so it is quite big.
Athens is separated in central Athens, where Acropolis, Plaka and Psirri are, where the tourist center is.
The center includes Gazi- Kerameikos, Lycabettus-Kolonaki, Exarcheia, Pagrati, Koukaki, even Petralona at the south of Philopappou Hill. All the above areas are a part of Athens centre.
Then northern suberbs, where you can access city centre by Line one or 3. Northern suberbs, as the South ones are considered better, which makes them more expensive. The south suberbs are located next to the sea, so they are far more prestigious. Northern suburbs are Filothei and Psychiko, Galatsi, Iraklio, Marousi, up to Kifisia.You can get there by metro line 1 (green). Northern suburbs are actually next to Parnitha and Penteli mountains, but you need some time to go up to these mountains. The locals move on these areas a lot, and there are some places for a visitor to stay as well.
Eastern suburbs are closer to center, since Hymmetus mountain is closer to Acropolis. These are Byronas, Kaisariani, Cholargos, to the north and Ilioupoli, Argyroupoli, Glyfada to the south. Glyfada is actually considered a south suburb. “Far East” Attica is also where Athens airport is, and there is also access to nice beaches during summer of course, where you can also have lunch or dinner. Recommended experience.
Western suburbs are maybe considered less prestigious than the rest of Athens suburbs, but they attract youth and offer many alternatives for entertainment and nightlife, such as Mpournazi area at Peristeri. To the west of Athens there is also the national highway taking you to Elefsina, Megara, Corinth and Pelopponesus, via Iera Odos, that led to Panathinea street to Acropolis.
The south could be separated in Faliro, Nea Smirni, and finding Piraeus -where you can pass to Saronikos bay islands. The other side, towards Glyfada that takes you all the coastline way down to Sounio, the southernmost of Attica.
Eastern Attica, the area behind Hymmetus mountain, where the athens airport is located, offers some choices of tours before your flight. Besides the Aegean sea you can experience one last time before you leave Greece or Athens, you can visit unkwown monuments or have some experiences. Athens means learning. Send us your request here.