Athens: the ultimate destination for alternative travelers
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Athens: the ultimate destination for alternative travelers

Athens ● 30 June 2017
Athens is the new trend among the alternative travelers. Basically, there is lately a new fashion that wants people to organise on their own their trip, to book hotels or hostels and to trust their abilities. This kind of travelers want to explore the new destination, to discover authentic places, to meet the locals and do off-the-beaten-path things. They don't need travel agencies, guides and packages. They can find the worthwhile destinations and sites by searching on the internet, book there their tickets and take advantage of special deals. For these people, Athens has something extraordinary to offer.

Athens can satisfy even the most demanding travelers. It is a city full of high quality hostels and hotels at reasonable prices. You only have to search at Hostelbay for the best, and your accomodation will give you moments of pleasure and relaxation. Furthermore, due to the economic crisis, Athens has numerable luxury or traditional restaurants with Greek or foreign cuisine that are affordable. Even in a lovely restaurant with view of Acropolis, you can eat with 20-30€, and you will be impressed by the delicious food there as well as the last minute deals you can find.

Furthermore, super markets in Athens are very cheap, and you can buy there local products and a great variety of fruits and vegetables, which will be the perfect meal if you are vegetarian or vegan.

The art scene of Athens is fascinating, and the ancient history is an essential and lively part of the city. Every kind of museums you can imagine, art galleries, ancient sites and open-air artistic activities will impress you. Athens is a city, which can give you something different in every corner. One street is full of bars that create a wild nightlife atmosphere, and the other has cult shops, local taverns or cafes that operate at the same time as galleries.

The multicultural aura, the hospitality of the locals and the interesting character of Athens create an alternative scenery, a free space for travelers off-the-beaten-track. Athens is not a city that can be explored in a couple of days. It has everything. Museums, beaches, nightlife, local shops and malls with brands, pedestrian streets with neoclassical houses, parks and mountains. Thus, Athens gives its visitor so many and various things to do that you need many days to discover the small details, which make it unique.

Are you so experienced traveler to find the hidden gems of this amazing city?

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Athens, Greece Athens Way
9.1 10
Athens Way
17, Arachovis & Ippokratous Str., 10680 Athens, Greece

Located in Athens City Center, Athens Way hotel is within a 15-minute walk from Syntagma Square and a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro station. The Acropolis and the historic part of Athens, Plaka, are at 2 km. The lively Monastiraki Square is 1.5 km away. Athens International Airport is at 33.5 km and Piraeus port can be reached within 30 minutes using the light railway.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Albion Hotel
Albion Hotel
20, Akominatou Str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Albion Hotel is located in the heart of Athens, next to the Metaxourghio Metro Station. Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is a 45-minute drive away.#

Hotel in Athens, Greece Lotus Center
9 10
Lotus Center
95, Ermou Str., 10555 Athens, Greece

Lotus Center is located in the heart of Athens, in Monastiraki area, 20m from the metro station. These luxury apartments are fully renovated in 2016 and offer easy and quick access to all the attractions of Athens. The world-renowned Acropolis is at 1 km. Athens International Airport is at 45 km.