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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 Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Chris Hotel
8.5 10
Chris Hotel
6, Potamou str., 14564 Athens, Greece

Hotel Chris is situated in a quiet spot in Nea Kifisia, 100 m from the E75 motorway and 2 km from Kifisia Train Station. Athens city center can be reached within approximately 30 minutes using the electric train. Athens International Airport is at 38 km.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.