Driadon, Athens, Greece
21 0330 2387
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be sure to take advantage of the Saturday farmer's market that takes place just at the base of Strefi Hill on Kallidromiou street.
The sister hotel to the Orion offers balconies looking out to the Acropolis, slightly larger rooms, a communal kitchen, and delightful orange and pink decor. It's location against the foot of Strefi Hill
will delight naturalists and dismay those who aren't in good shape. (It's highly recommended to splurge on a taxi on the days you'll be carrying luggage.) The owners, Costas & Maria Tatsis, will make sure that you feel welcomed and provide any information about the area that you need to know, including buses to the city center and directions to the nearest metro, Omonia
. The rooms provide a clean, air conditioned place to lay your head and not much else, though kettles are offered for making in room tea and coffee.
Most people who dislike their experience at Dryades have more issue with the bohemian neighborhood of Exarcheia
than the simple hotel. It's a wonderful neighborhood for those who prefer staying away from tourist traps and want an authentic experience of Athens, but surprising in distance from the major sites for those who aren't up for a good amount of walking. Eating options are plentiful down the parallel street Themistokelous toward Panepistimiou.