Discover a selection of 266 holiday rentals in Athens, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 69 per night, and villas and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Athens. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Athens
Destination guide

Travel to historical Athens

Enjoy the area's museums, history and monuments with a rental holiday home in Athens. Renowned for its cafes, shopping and local tours, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Syntagma Square and Acropolis. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Athens

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Athens a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pedion Areos Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Glyfada Golf Club of Athens (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Attica Zoological Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Aquapolis (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Avissinias Square (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Pandrossou Street Market (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Athens

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Athens is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pedion Areos Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Athens National Garden (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Mount Lycabettus (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Stavros Niarchos Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Votsalakia Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Freatida Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Athens

Fly into Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Athens Central Station or Tavros Rouf Station and explore the city from there. It's easy to get around Athens by jumping on the metro at Omonoia Station, Panepistimio Station or Metaxourgeio Station.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Athens?

Whatever holiday experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Athens that's a perfect match. Here are some of our favourites:

  • "Fully Renovated Luxury Apartment 10min Walk From Acropolis And 5' Min From Metro" is a popular choice. Around 1 mile from Athens, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of useful amenities, including a kitchen and pet-friendly services.
  • "Pristine Apartment 10' Min Walk From Acropolis And 2' Min From Fix Metro Station" is another winner, offering 1 bedroom, a stereo, books and more. It's around 1 mile from Athens.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Athens holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Athens?

Your working week will be much easier to face if you've got something exciting organised for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by reserving one of these top weekend getaways in or near Athens:

  • Around 1 mile to the southeast of Athens, "The Temple Of Zeus And The Hadrian Arch. Luxury Apt In Athens Next To Acropolis" has all you need for a short weekend break, including a kitchen and an elevator. When it's time to venture out, there are lots of outdoor attractions to get to like Dragonera Beach and Glyfada Golf Club of Athens.
  • Another terrific option is "Sunny Luxury Loft, Stunning Acropolis View", which is around 0.1 miles northwest of Athens. When you're not kicking back in your rental taking advantage of mountain views and coffee and tea making facilities, check out some of the area's top sights like Poúnta Zéza and Kineta Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Athens?

Usually small in size, reasonably priced and well located, it's not hard to be charmed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and experience the energy of Athens up close:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Pristine Apartment 10' Min Walk From Acropolis And 2' Min From Fix Metro Station". Amenities including a smart TV and housekeeping services will help you feel at home here.
  • Another appealing option is "Modern Studio At Monastiraki Square". Make the most of a kitchen, a smart TV and other conveniences during your stay.

There are many attractions around Athens to add to your itinerary. Nourish the culture buff in you with a visit to Kavoutsakis Art Institute and Alex Mylonas Museum of Contemporary Art.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Athens?

Now and then, you just need to escape from the real world, even if it's only for a couple of days. Experience a nice combination of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Athens:

  • "Modern Studio At Monastiraki Square" is near the heart of Athens, so you'll have loads of things to do and see. Visit well-known sights like Attica Zoological Park and Spyros Louis Olympic Stadium when you're not making the most of your cosy rental.
  • "Modern Studio At Monastiraki Square" is another enticing option. Remember to add McArthurGlen Designer Outlet and American College of Greece to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Athens?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Athens that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Fully Renovated Luxury Apartment 10min Walk From Acropolis And 5' Min From Metro". Located approximately 1 mile from Athens, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including a nearby bay and shopping facilities.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Pristine Apartment 10' Min Walk From Acropolis And 2' Min From Fix Metro Station", around 1 mile from Athens. Skiing facilities and a nearby bay will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Athens?

Nothing screams "Best. Holiday. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Athens:

  • Style, charm and character — "Afrodite's Mansion In Plaka By Jj Hospitality" has it all, and then some. Around 1 mile southeast of Athens and offering a restaurant dining guide and free WiFi, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • Another top pick is "Acropolis Neoclassic Mansion: Perfectly Situated And Fully Equipped". Approximately 1 mile to the south of Athens, this gorgeous holiday rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and offers a garden, free WiFi and more.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Athens?

If you're hankering for a break from everyday life, you'll find some terrific house rentals in the food-lovers neighbourhood of Koukaki. It's around 1 mile from the heart of Athens and the perfect place to get away for a fun-filled few days. Kolonaki is another popular destination for a weekend jaunt. You'll find this affluent neighbourhood around 1 mile from Athens.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Athens?

Holiday with others and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with your besties or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group holiday rentals in and near Athens:

  • You'll have ample space to enjoy yourselves at "Acropolis Views, American Comfort". Around 1 mile west of Athens, this sizable retreat has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 guests. Quality amenities include a kitchen and games.
  • "Art Pantheon Townhouse - 7 Bdr - • In Plaka" is another awesome option. It's around 1 mile to the southeast of Athens, has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 21 guests. A kitchen and an oven are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Athens?

Of all the conveniences a holiday rental can have, a pool is hands down the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Athens and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable stay at "Psyri Neoclassical House With Yard". There's plenty to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as daily housekeeping services and a kitchen.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "Pasmina Home - Stylish And Cosy House". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of cable/satellite TV services and a balcony.

Not sure what the weather is like in Athens? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75null to 85null. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Athens holiday rentals.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Athens?

No matter if your ideal escape is high in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with people you love. Book one of these large family holiday rentals in or near Athens and bring the whole crew:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Notos | 3bdr Suite Apartment With Acropolis View", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 7 guests. This getaway is around 0.1 miles to the east of Athens and features amenities such as a living room and a separate dining area.
  • Another popular option is "Live Your Myth Under The Acropolis@plaka". This holiday rental is 0.1 miles south of Athens and features books, towels and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, there's no shortage of choice. Attica Zoological Park, Ermou Street and Allou Fun Park offer fun for both kids and grown-ups.

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