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One minute of dodging the packs of mopeds in Syndagma will prove that Athens refuses to become a museum. The city's past and present coexist in a strange yet beautiful harmony. Ancient ruins sit quietly amid the hectic modern streets as quiet testaments to its rich history, and the Acropolis looms larger than life over the city, a perpetual reminder of ancient glory. Hellenistic monuments and Byzantine churches recall an era of foreign invaders, when Athens was ruled from Macedonia , Rome , and Constantinople . The reborn democracy of the past two centuries has revived the city in a wave of madcap construction: the conflicted, oddly adolescent metropolis has gutted its crumbling medieval mansions to become a dense concrete jungle.

Countless vantage points from Athens 's seven hills look out over this sprawling work of centuries: Lycavittos, the Acropolis, Pnyx, Strefi, Philloppapou, Hymettus and the Hill of the Nymphs. Crowded, noisy, and totally alive.

In the past 100 years, the city's population has exploded from a count of 169 families to almost half of Greece 's 10.5 million residents. The prep­arations for the 2004 Olympic Games have sparked another urban renewal, as the transit authority fights the sinister nefos (smog) by banning cars from historic Plaka, limiting driver access downtown, and building a new mass transit subway.


 
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 Electra Metropolis Electra Metropolis     
Athens – Subway Access
Showcasing a sun terrace and spa center, Electra Metropolis is located in Athens, just 219 yards from Syntagma Square. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. more...
 Sofitel Athens Airport Sofitel Athens Airport     
Athens – Subway Access
The 5-star Sofitel Athens is conveniently located 50 metres from Athens International Airport. It offers 2 restaurants, a spa and an indoor heated pool with views over the airport. more...
 Hotel Lozenge Hotel Lozenge     
Athens – Subway Access
Set in the high-end Kolonaki area of Athens, just steps from designer's shops, Hotel Lozenge offers rooms and suites with free WiFi access. more...
 Electra Palace Athens Electra Palace Athens     
Athens – Subway Access
With a great location in the center of Plaka, facing the Acropolis, this 5-star hotel offers personalized service, a beautiful rooftop pool and well-furnished rooms with a buffet breakfast included. more...
 Royal Olympic Hotel Royal Olympic Hotel     
Athens – Subway Access
A short walk from the Acropolis, 5-star Royal Olympic Hotel is located right in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. more...
 Blazer Suites Hotel Blazer Suites Hotel     
Glyfada Athens
Blazer is an all-suites hotel situated within a few metres from 2 beaches along the Saronic Gulf and a short walk from Glyfada?s shopping and entertainment area. more...
 The Athens Gate Hotel The Athens Gate Hotel     
Athens – Subway Access
This hotel has a prestigious location in the historic heart of Athens. It has 4-star facilities, excellent views of the Acropolis and Temple of Olympian Zeus, and fine cuisine. more...
 Electra Hotel Athens Electra Hotel Athens     
Athens – Subway Access
Boasting one of the most central locations in Athens, Electra Hotel Athens is next to Syntagma Square. A 5-minute walk through charming Plaka takes you to the Acropolis. more...
 Coco-Mat Hotel Athens Coco-Mat Hotel Athens     
Athens – Subway Access
Located in the Athens City Centre neighborhood in Athens, 219 yards from Dexameni Square, Coco-Mat Hotel Athens features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. more...
 InnAthens InnAthens     
Athens – Subway Access
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, InnAthens offers accommodations in Athens, just 109 yards from Zappion - National Garden. more...
 Herodion Hotel Herodion Hotel     
Athens – Subway Access
Situated at the foot of the Acropolis, Herodion Hotel has elegantly decorated air-conditioned rooms. more...
 Amalia Hotel Amalia Hotel     
Athens – Subway Access
Centrally located in Syntagma Square in Athens, the Amalia Hotel is right across from the National Gardens. It features comfortable rooms with satellite and pay-per-view TV, and Wi-Fi internet access . more...
 Adrian Hotel Adrian Hotel     
Athens – Subway Access
Located right under the Acropolis hill, Adrian Hotel is ideally located near all major Athens attractions. Rooms are elegantly decorated and feature private balconies. more...
 Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso     
Vouliagmeni Athens
A 25-minute drive south from downtown Athens, the 7-floor Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso has a spa centred on thalassotherapy. Guests enjoy 3 pools, and a private beach on the Athenian Riviera. more...
 Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel     
Athens – Subway Access
With a prime location, opposite Constitution Square and the House of Parliament, the Grande Bretagne boasts luxurious rooms and stunning city views from its magnificent rooftop terrace. more...

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