Destination Athens

The unique 5* hotel, Sofitel Athens Airport, located in the central zone of the Athens International Airport "El Venizelos", welcomes you for a deluxe accommodation.

The hotel Sofitel Athens Airport is the ideal starting point to explore the unique capital of Greece, the city of Athens as well as the region of Mesogia. Wherever you choose to take the Metro or Suburban Railway, located right at the entrance of the hotel, you will be in the city center in about 50 minutes. If you prefer to travel by car then follow the Attiki Odos Highway and you will reach downtown in 30 minutes.

Athens is one of the most important cities in the world. The culture that has been developed in Athens during the 5th century BC became the cornerstone for the creation of the culture of the western world and beyond. The arts of poetry and sculpture, the establishment of democracy, the theater and the sciences cultured in Athens and the surrounding regions of Attica have formed the basis for the development of the world.

Today's visitor in Athens has the opportunity to see the monuments that symbolize the beauty of Greek art and walk at the same streets where the ancient Greek philosophers founded the principles of modern philosophy.

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The Acropolis
The symbol of Athens is the temple of Parthenon dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron of the city, built in the 5th century BC. This architectural masterpiece is a real experience for the modern visitor who will witness the simplicity and grandeur of the ancient Greek architecture, as reflected in the sacred rock of the Acropolis. In combination with a walk to the surrounding roads with the neoclassical buildings and a visit to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus will give a complete picture of the evolution of the city over the centuries.

Archaeological sites
Around Acropolis there are a number of archaeological sites, such as the Temple of Hephaestus in Thisio, the columns of the temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient site of Kerameikos, the Roman Agora, the Marble Stadium and the Stoa of Attalus, which are all within walking distance from the Acropolis.

Museums & Galleries
A number of museums and galleries in the city of Athens exhibit some of the greatest masterpieces of ancient Greek art found in various parts of the city and the whole Greece. Do not miss a visit to the New Museum of the Acropolis, opposite the entrance to the archaeological site and the extremely important Archaeological Museum of Athens. The Numismatic Museum and the Byzantine Museum also worth a stop, where at the National Gallery, you will see the most important works of Greek artists.

Thiseio- Plaka- Monastiraki
These three areas are the tourist and historical center of Athens. The walks in their streets will fill you with beautiful images and feelings. Discover the Tower of the Winds in Plaka, enjoy your coffee in Thisio with Acropolis views and authentic Greek cuisine at the restaurants in Monastiraki.

Athens city center
The center of Athens is the liveliest part of town. Walk to the Panepistimiou Street to see the buildings of the Academy, the University and the Library, great examples of the neoclassical architecture. Make a stop at Syntagma Square and Stadiou Street to see the Old Parliament Building, which now operates as a museum. Do your shopping in stores in Kolonaki area and visit the restaurants and bars scattered around the city center.

The region of Mesogia- Attica
The area where the hotel Sofitel Athens Airport is located belongs to the region of Mesogia. Mesogia has been inhabited since ancient times and is full of attractions, wineries and beaches. You can visit the beaches of Artemida, and do not miss the sunset in the temple of Apollo at Sounion. For more information, the hotel staff is at your disposal.