While Christmas is not the most important Greek Orthodox holiday, it’s a lovely time to spend a vacation in Greece, particularly if you are interested in exploring the cultural part of the country.
In 2011, Christmas falls on a Sunday. If you want to spend the holidays on the Greek mainland, consider arriving on Thursday (December 22) and leaving on Tuesday (December 27). This allows for enough time to visit the most important sights in Athens and even take a day trip to Mycenae , Patras or Delphi.
Regardless of when you visit Athens , you should consider choosing a hotel close to both the historical sites and the public transport (metro stations). This ensures you have quick access to/from the airport and the port (should you want to visit some of the near-by islands) and you are within walking distance of the Acropolis and other important sites.
Here is a list of affordable hotels in Athens (under €60 per night) you can choose for you Christmas Holiday.
This 3-star hotel is located within 10 minutes walk from Syntagma Square. The rooftop offers lovely views of the Acropolis. All rooms have AC, phone and TV. Some rooms offers views of either the Acropolis or Lycabettus Hill.
Rates in December 2016 start at €51.52 per night in an economy double (discounted) and €66.22 per night (discounted) in a triple.
Athens Lotus Hotel
This 4-star boutique hotel is located near the Metaxourgeio Metro Station, with quick access to the historical sites. All rooms have free wi-fi, LCD TV, AC, heating, minibar and safe. The hotel also offers free parking.
Rates in December 2016 start at €48 per night in a standard double (discounted) and €170 per night in a family room.
Crystal City Hotel
This 3-star hotel is also located close to the Metaxourgeio Metro Station. The rooftop terrace offers panoramic view of the city. There’s also free public wi-fi in the area. All rooms have TV, fridge and safe. Some rooms have balconies with view of the Acropolis.
Rates in December 2016 start at €48 per night in a double (discounted) and €96 per night in a family room.
This 2-star hotel is located in the center of Athens. It’s close to both Monastiraki and Omonoia Metro Station. The hotel offers lovely views of the Acropolis. All rooms have free wi-fi, AC and TV.
Rates in December 2016 start at €40.50 per night in an economy double (discounted) and €58.50 per night in an economy triple.
This 2-star hotel offers rooms with AC, minibar, safe, as well as coffee and tea making facilities. There’s free wi-fi within the hotel. The historical sites and two metro stations are close by.
Rates in December 2016 start at €81 per night in a standard twin with extra bed.
This 2-star hotel comes with a terrace which offers lovely panoramic views of the city. It is located less than 10 minutes walk from Monastiraki Metro Station. All rooms have TV, minibar, AC and a balcony. There’s free internet in the lobby.
Rates in December 2016 start at €45 per night in a double and €60 per night in a triple.
Just 2 minutes walk from Omonia Metro Station you’ll find this 3-star hotel which offers a rooftop pool and restaurant. The views of the Acropolis and the Saronic Islands are lovely. All rooms have TV and fridge. Some rooms have a view of the Acropolis.
Rates in December 2016 start at €40 per night in a double (discounted) and €66 per night in a triple.