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Public Question Asked by NileGuide about Athens
Hi what is a good area to stay, for a single girl travelling through Athens for a few days? Most people speak English? :)
The Best Answer
Answered by Dimitra Lola , Athens, Greece
Hi! The area around Syntagma square or around the Acropolis is the most convenient in order to walk around the center of the city and visit the most important sites. Even areas around a metro station would be fine for you. I would only avoid hotels around the Omonoia square and the Metaxourgio square as well as the streets around them,as you may feel a bit uncomfortable during the night...Almost everybody speaks at least basic english so you will not encounter any problem as far as communication is concerned. Anyhow you can email me for further information. Enjoy your trip and have fun!
Answered by Paul K , Athens, Greece
If you need specific clues about hotels and/or youth hostels please specify your budget. Hope to be of help
Answered by Jane Todd , Kalamata, Greece
Agree with other posters..i usually stay at the Acropolis house hotel...it's cheap, on a quiet street in Plaka and has very helpful staff and visitors of all ages and nationalities. Be sensible, don't keep valuables in jean or jacket pockets and don't let yourself be surrounded by people peddling toys etc. Greeks will always help you if you ask them. enjoy your stay!.
Answered by Maritina , Athens, Greece
Welcome to Athens first and foremost!!! It is true that just like most big cities, certain areas are to be avoided at all times of the day, such as all the areas around Omonia Square towards the old Municipal House and beware of the the area around the "Platia Theatrou" (Theatre Square). This is a NO GO area!!
Monastiraki (Flea Market), Plaka, Thiseio and the area around the Acropolis, Syntagma (Constitution Square) and Technopolis (Gkazi) are some of the most frequented areas of Athens along with Kolonaki (posh area in the centre, close to Syntagma, packed with small and bars, pubs, stores etc.) A lovely place to stay, very affordable and bright and arty with tasteful, well-equipped studios and hostel beds in a handy location within walking distance of the metro station "Monastiraki", major sights, restaurants and nightlife is AthenStyle Hostel (http://www.athenstyle.com). Not to forget! Practically everyone speaks English in Athens, at least at basic communication level, along with other languages.
Hope I have helped and feel free to contact me in case you need further assistance. Have a fu(a)ntastic time in Athens!
Answered by Paige Moore , Athens, Greece
Agree whole heartedly with Jane Todd on the Acropolis House being ideal for a single girl. You'll be treated like family there and there's an excellent little taverna just down the street, Paradosiako, where you can eat good Greek food for cheap. It's safe and quiet at night and you're within a ten minute walk to the Acropolis and other ancient sites. should you want to go further, Syntagma is five minutes away where you can catch the metro, tram, or bus to any other part of the city.