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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 in Athens, Greece Galini Palace
7.9 10
Galini Palace
95, K.Karamanlis Str., Voula, 16673 Athens, Greece

Located in Voula, on the Athenian Riviera, Galani Palace is just a 6-minute walk from the beach. It is 21 km away from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" and 20 km away from Piraeus Port. Athens city centre is 16 km away.

Hotel & Appartment in Athens, Greece Cybele Guest Accommodation
Cybele Guest Accommodation
49, Aharnon str., Kifissia, 14561 Athens, Greece

Cybele Guest Accommodation is located in Kifissia, just a 15-minute walk from Kifissia Metro Station. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 30 km away. #

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.