- Type: Hostels
- My Place author: Paige
NileGuide Expert Says:
This hotel appeals to the intellectual crowd which puts value in personal touches. Olives and figs from the owner's garden are on the tables each morning for breakfast and discounts are given to teachers and artists.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Christmastime is lovely at the Acropolis House. The main lobby has a Christmas tree and Christmas cookies are always available on the main counter.
This small hotel in a handsomely restored 150-year-old villa retains many of its original classical architectural details. It offers a central location -- just off Kidathineon in the heart of the Plaka, a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square -- and the charm of being on a quiet pedestrian side street. Room nos. 401 and 402 have good views and can be requested (but not guaranteed) when making a reservation. The newer wing, only 60 years old, isn't architecturally special; each unit's spartan bathroom is across the hall.
If the Acropolis House is full, try Adonis Hotel, on the same street at 3 Kodrou (tel. 210/324-9737); it's architecturally undistinguished, but it does have an appealing location and a rooftop garden cafe with a view of the Acropolis. A few steps away, Kouros Hotel, 11 Kodrou (tel. 210/322-7431), is very basic and can be noisy.
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- Recommended 2010