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Popular amenities for Athens vacation rentals

Stay near Athens's top sights

Acropolis of Athens1,856 locals recommend
National Garden1,171 locals recommend
Acropolis Museum2,190 locals recommend
Ancient Agora of Athens581 locals recommend
Panathenaic Stadium870 locals recommend
National Archaeological Museum1,277 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Athens

  • Total rentals

    16K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    7.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    150 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.6K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    5.1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    701K reviews

Your guide to Athens

All About Athens

The birthplace of Western democracy and the home of some of the most influential ancient philosophers of all time, Greece’s largest city has led the way in science, the arts, and knowledge for millennia. The Greek capitol, surrounded by mountains on the mainland’s southern peninsula jutting into the Aegean Sea, has a rich mythological, literary, and dramatic history. You can relive history at sites like the Acropolis, where Greek gods competed for the right to name the city, or the Agora, which once held religious temples and was used as a meeting place to discuss democratic matters. For one of the richest collections of artifacts and antique treasures discovered across Greece — including prehistoric pieces from the Neolithic Period and the Bronze Age as well as sculptures and statues from the Classic Period — you’ll want to check out the National Archaeological Museum.

Street art and buildings dripping with bougainvillea line the area of Plaka, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited neighborhoods at the foot of Acropolis Hill — where you’ll also find restaurants serving up local fare like moussaka, souvlaki, and spanakopita. The neighborhood of Monastiraki, one of the busiest areas of the city, is home to a picturesque main square, rooftop bars, and an extensive market where you can buy handmade goods, antiques, and jewelry.

The green, sprawling National Gardens have entrances all over the city as they comprise nearly 60 acres of manicured grounds and crisscrossing pathways, and for art lovers, the National Museum of Contemporary Art showcases modern works created by Greek and international artists.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Athens

Athens has relatively mild weather compared to other major European cities, so there is no bad time to secure your vacation apartments in Athens. But during the summer, the days are very hot and sunny. You’ll want to get as early a start as possible to avoid being outdoors during the hottest time of the day. During this time you can also catch parts of the Epidaurus Festival, which runs all summer and celebrates Greek music, theater, and dance. This is also a popular time to visit the Greek Isles — although if you’re looking for a quieter experience, you may want to island-hop in spring or fall when you can still enjoy warm weather with fewer people around.

Winter brings much cooler temperatures, though it never gets below freezing, and there is a higher possibility of rain. The season also brings fewer visitors to Athens, giving you the chance to explore the city in a relatively quieter atmosphere.


Top things to do in Athens

The Acropolis

The towering columns of the Acropolis and the cracked steps leading up to them are synonymous with Athens. Many of the structures in the complex date back to the fifth century B.C., including the Parthenon and the Erechtheum. Originally dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient citadel symbolizes democracy and the beginning of Western civilization.

The National Archaeological Museum

As the largest archaeological museum in the country, this sprawling building is home to many of the greatest treasures of Ancient Greece. Here you’ll find antiquities dating back to the sixth century B.C. and pieces of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art, including sculptures, drawings, and pottery. The museum cafe has a leafy garden patio that hosts works of art, musical performances, and other events.

Lykavittos Hill

Standing 909 feet tall, Lykavittos Hill is the highest point in Athens and offers sweeping vistas of the city. It’s a photo-worthy spot to get a good view of the Acropolis, and it is particularly stunning at sunset when you can see the sky explode into a sea of colors before the lights of the city’s ancient buildings begin to pop against the dark sky.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Athens?

    Athens has more than 230 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Are there Athens hotel rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 hotel rentals with pools in Athens, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there pet-friendly loft rentals in Athens?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Athens. Choose from more than 30 loft rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there hotel rentals with a dedicated workspace in Athens?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 130 hotel rentals in Athens featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Athens?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Athens. From over 500 house rentals to over 10,450 apartment rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Do house rentals in Athens have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a gym in Athens. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in bed and breakfast rentals in Athens?

    Experience the best of Athens with our bed and breakfast rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do condo rentals in Athens have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 3,130 condo rentals with wifi in Athens. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do hotel rentals in Athens have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 80 hotel rentals with self check-in in Athens. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Athens have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 house rentals with a bbq area in Athens. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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