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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

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

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 Hotel Cybele
Hotel Cybele
7, Kolokotroni & Dagkli str.,Pefki, 15121 Athens, Greece

Hotel Cybele is located in Pefki, just an 11-minute walk from Maroussi Metro Station. Athens city centre is 19 km away and Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 28 km away.