Discover a selection of 3,000 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 £ 34 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.
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Destination guide

History and culture near Athens holiday lettings

There's no question about it – Athens really is the stuff of bucket lists. As you wander the bougainvillea-lined streets of Plaka, you only need look up to find the mighty Parthenon soaring overhead. A symbol of democracy and civilisation, it's steeped in stories of ancient wars and statecraft. World-class museums back it all up, while Athens holiday rentals close to the Acropolis offer morning views guaranteed to make you gasp. Then come districts like rough-and-tumble Exarchia and swish Vouliagmeni down the coast – a jolt back into the modern world with their montage of political graffiti, jazz bars, seaside villas and in-vogue bistros.

History

Historic sites near Athens holiday homes

Athens boasts plenty of intriguing historic sites to explore during your trip. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a ruined temple from the sixth century with an ancient outdoor sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, and the Ancient Agora of Athens, a famous landmark with the ruins of an ancient Greek gathering place and museum with artefacts. You'll also like the National Archaeological Museum, a neoclassical museum of ancient Greek art and archaeology with sculptures, jewellery and metal work.

Things to do

Attractions near Athens holiday homes

Think Athens and you think of ancient monuments and temples. And while the city of today has grown out from its millennia-old heart, there's still loads of places to go to walk in the footsteps of Plato and Pericles. The Parthenon is the obvious choice. Perched on a huge bluff in the city centre, you can tour its shrines to the goddess Athena and see where the democracy of the ancient city was born. Down below, the acclaimed Acropolis Museum is a must. It's got excavated remains of the forum, stele depicting battles between gods and giants and oodles more.

Activities

Things to do near Athens holiday homes

Despite all its agoras and temples and museums, Athens certainly is no museum piece. You should only need to hit the thumping blocks of bohemian Exarchia – beatnik dives and smoky beer halls abound there – to see that it's also the pulsating focal point of modern Greece. Hipster-heavy Psyri and Koukaki are neighbourhoods laden with fair-trade coffee shops and artsy galleries, while the much-vaunted Athenian Riviera means urban beaches and watersports in the summer months. The Plaka, meanwhile, is the place to go for guided walking tours and a taste of traditional moussaka.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Athens holiday lettings

If you're not planning on heading out to the sun-drenched Greek islands or sunning yourself on the happening bays of the Athenian Riviera, it might be worth considering booking your Athens holiday rentals for the winter months between November and March. All the historical attractions are open then and the weather's rarely awful. That said, summer remains the most popular time. Between June and August, crowds flock to see the temples and dine on sizzling saganaki in the al fresco tavernas here. Spring and autumn – in April, May, September and October – are also warm and perhaps even better for sightseeing.

Natural features

Leaving the monuments of Athens behind

It might be hard to believe but a stay in the electrifying capital of Greece doesn't have to mean hitting the big city. Just check out all the stylish Athens holiday rentals in Vouliagmeni or around Cape Sounio. That's the so-called Athenian Riviera, where the metropolis gives way to high limestone mountains and bays of blue-green sea. Alternatively, make for the port of Piraeus, where a 1-hour boat trip links to islands like Aegina and Poros, putting pine-fringed coves and olive farms right on the doorstep.

How to get there

Transport to and around Athens

Fly into Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Athens Thiseio Station, Athens Central Station and Tavros Rouf Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Athens by jumping on the metro at Monastiraki Station, Thissio Station or Panepistimio Station.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Athens

Romantic holiday homes in Athens are close to idyllic locations and exciting couple’s activities. Mount Lycabettus, a landmark peak with cable cars, an open-air concert venue and panoramic views, and the Theatre of Dionysus, an ancient tiered performance arena from the sixth century. You could also visit the National Garden, a historic park with native and exotic plants and archaeological ruins from ancient times.

Can I find a vacation rental around Athens?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,158 vacation rentals near Athens. From 151 villas to 2,305 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Athens for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Athens?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Athens:

  • Athens City Centre: 2,111 vacation rentals
  • Pangrati: 929 vacation rentals
  • Plaka: 757 vacation rentals
  • Attiki: 359 vacation rentals
  • Thissio: 1,109 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Athens?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Athens. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Acropolis: 3,331 vacation rentals
  • Gloria Theater: 3,320 vacation rentals
  • Acropolis Museum: 3,330 vacation rentals
  • Greek Evangelical Church: 3,336 vacation rentals
  • Temple of Athena Nike: 3,327 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Athens?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 151 Villas in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Flats: 2,305 rentals available
  • Houses: 676 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,400 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 158 vacation rentals with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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