Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Here, you can walk the site where democracy was created in the 6th century BC or see the cave where Socrates drank hemlock in 399 BC. In a span of a day in Athens, you can float in the hot spa waters of Lake Vouliagmeni, have a cocktail at a beach bar, explore an outstanding museum, watch a sunset over the Aegean sea, and dine out in Kerameikos, one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. These Airbnbs in Athens will allow you to experience the best of the famous Greek hospitality and everything that this city has to offer.

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Four-bedroom Airbnb in Plaka, Athens

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You can share this spacious villa with up to ten guests. Two full bathrooms, a large kitchen, a spacious living space, and a washing machine will offer all of the comforts you need for a long-term stay. Plaka is a historical neighborhood of Athens around the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, the archeological site of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are on your doorstep as well as numerous restaurants, small grocery stores, and gift shops. Most streets are closed to traffic and you will be able to enjoy the picturesque Plaka on foot undisturbed.

Ten guests, four bedrooms
Price: $174 per night

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Rooftop loft with panoramic views of Athens

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Wake up to views of the Acropolis without having to get out of your bed. This penthouse loft features glass walls offering a panorama of Athens and a private rooftop deck with a pool. The space is complete with a well-equipped kitchen and a dedicated area for work. From this rental, you will be able to explore most of Athens on foot. Syntagma Square and the retail shops of Ermou Street are three minutes away. You can walk to the Acropolis in 10 minutes.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $122 per night

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Hideaway villa in an island-like village on the slopes of the Acropolis

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You will feel like you are on one of the Greek islands in this cozy villa on the slopes of the Acropolis. Anafiotika, where the villa is located, is a tiny hidden neighborhood within Plaka. The island-like feel is not accidental — Anafiotika was commissioned to be built by workers from the island of Anafi in the 1800s. Explore the narrow whitewashed residential lanes of Anafiotika to see the village’s original homes, two Byzantine churches, and the views of the Lycabettus Hill across from the Acropolis. The renovated villa will offer you a modern, fully-equipped stay with multiple outdoor spaces steps away from the shops and restaurants of Plaka and the Acropolis.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $128 per night

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Exotic loft Airbnb in Kerameikos

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This loft truly reflects the eclectic vibes of the surrounding neighborhood. Gazi is one of the most ethnically diverse areas of Athens and is known for its restaurants, bars, and music scene. The old gasworks complex in the neighborhood has been turned into an industrial museum and a cultural venue, Technopolis. The open-concept loft has an industrial aesthetic and is filled with unique hardwood pieces and would make a great home base for a solo traveler or a couple. The loft comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a washer, and a separate desk for work. The loft is located on a quieter residential street, but only five minutes away from a metro station that will take you to central Athens in two stops. The neighborhoods of Thisseio and Monastiraki are a short walk away.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $61 per night

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Elegant apartment Airbnb in Kolonaki

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Kolonaki is the high-end neighborhood of Athens that’s tucked away from the typical tourist routes, but central enough that you could walk to all of the major attractions. Plaka is a 20-minute walk from Kolonaki; while the National Garden and the Syntagma Square are only 10 minutes away on foot. Kolonaki is filled with fashion boutiques, coffee houses, and upscale restaurants. The apartment is a bright oasis that opens up onto your own private courtyard. This Airbnb is newly renovated, fully equipped, and comes with its own fireplace. If you stay in Kolonaki, make sure to climb the Lycabettus Hill close to sunset for one of the best views of the Acropolis and the Aegean Sea.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $73 per night

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19th-century Exarchia Airbnb with a courtyard

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If you want to stay off the beaten path in Athens, this bohemian home in Exarchia is the space for you. Up to four people can share this rental with multiple levels and a unique courtyard. The Airbnb is centrally located — you will be able to walk to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and take a short metro ride to get to Plaka or the Acropolis. Exarchia has great coffee shops and restaurants, but you are not likely to see many tourists in this part of Athens.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $67 per night

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Affordable apartment Airbnb near downtown Athens

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If you are looking for a stay in Athens on a low budget, check out this apartment with a mid-century modern decor located a short metro ride away from the center of the city. The rental has an outdoor terrace that overlooks a courtyard with a Byzantine Church of Agios Nikolaos. The metro station of Agios Nikolaos is just around the block and is only four stops away from Monastiraki station in the heart of Plaka. The apartment comes with a washing machine and a full kitchen and would make a comfortable long-term lodging.

Three guests, one bedroom
$30 per night

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One-bedroom Airbnb near Piraeus, Greece

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If you plan to take a ferry to one of the islands or do a yacht charter, this stay in Marina Zeas on the coast of Athens is the way to go. Located on a quiet residential street, the apartment is 10 minutes away on foot from the port of Piraeus. The Airbnb features a fully-equipped kitchen and a large covered patio. An Uber or a taxi ride will take you to central Athens in 15 minutes.

Four people, one bedroom
Price: $76 per night

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Athenian Riviera apartment in Voula Beach

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If you don’t have enough vacation time to both visit the city of Athens and travel to the Greek islands on a single trip stay in the Athenian Riviera and have the best of both worlds. Athenian Riviera is the 44-mile coastline that stretches from Piraeus to Sounion. This holiday rental in the Athenian suburb of Voula is a short walk from an organized beach, close to the seaside restaurants and nightlife of Glyfada, and is only a 20-minute drive from central Athens. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a 1.5-hour coastal tram ride from Syntagma Square to Voula.

Four people, one bedroom
Price: $79 per night

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The Melina Penthouse in Plaka

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Located on the top floor of an elegant building, this Athens Airbnb offers stunning views of the Acropolis and the surrounding cityscape. Guests can enjoy a spacious terrace with outdoor furniture and a fully equipped kitchen.

Twp guests, studio
Price: $90 per night

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Balcony Apartment in Exarchia

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This Airbnb is perfect for those looking for a more modern accommodation experience in Athens. It has air conditioning and heating, as well as access to a private balcony with views of the city from its 8th floor location.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $33 per night

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Central Gem Airbnb under Acropolis in Psiri

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You’ll love staying in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Athens, close to the hustle and bustle of the city. Inside, guests will find a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and air conditioning.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $58 per night

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Monastiraki Luxury Condo

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This Airbnb is located in the historic neighborhood of Monastiraki, with easy access to some of Athens’ top attractions. The home offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms with air conditioning and modern amenities, as well as a terrace for outdoor relaxation.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $162 per night

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Garden Apartment in Kolonaki

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Located in the prestigious Kolonaki neighborhood of Athens, this property is just minutes away from some of the city’s top attractions. Inside, guests will find two bedrooms, air conditioning, and a private garden.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $66 per night

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Luxury Penthouse in Gazi

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This Airbnb offers luxurious amenities and modern furnishings, as well as breathtaking views of the Acropolis from its rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, and all necessary amenities for a comfortable stay in Athens.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $274 per night

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Spacious Sounion Airbnb with a pool

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70 km outside of Athens, Cape Sounion is the southernmost tip of the Attic Peninsula and is where the Athenian Riviera ends. Sounion is a popular day excursion from Athens because it houses an ancient archeological site with the eminent temple of Poseidon perched on the cliffs 60 meters above the sea. This spacious villa right on the coast is only 15 minutes away from the temple. Up to ten guests can stay comfortably on three levels of this home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, additional sleeping spaces in the common areas, and a spacious well-equipped kitchen. The villa comes with a large private garden and multiple outdoor terraces that all overlook the sea. Enjoy your private pool or walk down the cliffs to a beach. You will need a car to drive to Athens in one hour or explore the shops and restaurants of the nearby town of Lavrio (or Laurium).

Ten guests, three bedrooms
Price: $335 per night

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