These hotels near Athens airport are a good choice to stay for one night when arriving late to Athens Greece, or before an early flight.
Staying at hotels near Athens airport in Greece
Whilst it is very easy to get from Athens airport to city center and vice versa any time of the day and night, staying at the hotels near Athens airport is sometimes more convenient. This is especially so if you have to check-in during the early hours for a flight or arrive late.
There are really only two hotels near Athens airport to choose from. The first, is the Sofitel Athens Airport hotel which is right outside. The second, is Holiday Inn Athens Airport a little distance away.
Whilst there are other hotels and places to stay a little further away from the airport in Athens, Greece, I'd question if it was worth it. The travel time from some of these hotels to the airport is very similar to traveling from the city center.
Sofitel Athens Airport
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The Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel is literally within walking distance of the airport. It is a 5-star hotel, and the luxury amenities include a sauna, indoor pool, beauty center, and free Wi-Fi.
All the rooms have air conditioning, are soundproofed, have a bathroom and mini-bar, and can receive movies on demand. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar, whilst room service is available.
The Sofitel Athens Airport is the best of the hotels near Athens airport, and a lovely place to stay. Whilst it is not a good place to be based in terms of arranging sightseeing trips to the Parthenon and Acropolis, it does have its uses.
Thinking of hiring a car and making a road trip in Greece but want some rest first? The Sofitel Athens Airport would be ideal.
Have an early flight and want to stay at the best hotel near Athens airport? The Sofitel fits the bill.
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Holiday Inn Athens Airport
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The Holiday Inn Athens Airport Hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the airport. A 5 star hotel, it offers guests a range of facilities, which include a gym, swimming pool, business center and meeting rooms, sauna and Wi-Fi.
The rooms are clean and modern, and come with air-con, cable TV, bathrooms, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is also an in-house restaurant and bar.
Like many hotels near Athens airport, the Holiday Inn is actually quite a drive out. With this in mind, it is probably best suited for people who have picked up or are dropping off a hire car at the airport. It is also a popular hotel with business customers.
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The Best Hotels Near Athens Airport
Out of the two hotels, my favourite is the Sofitel hotel. Although it's a little more expensive, the extra comfort and added convenience more than compensates for it. Here's a quick look inside:
More Athens Airport Hotels
A little further away and on the Attica coast, are a selection of other hotels near Athens airport. In my opinion, these are really only suitable for people who have access to a car, or would get to and from the airport by taxi.
Some of them do offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport – but check before booking!
For those hotels that don't offer an airport shuttle service, you may still find that the Greek owners are friendly people, often happy to pick you up from Athens International airport main terminal and drop you back again.
You'll notice these places to stay around Athens International are a lot cheaper than the Sofitel. Check out the map below for more ideas where to stay near Athens airport.
Other Hotels in Athens
I've created a page of the best hotels near the Acropolis, and any one of these is an excellent choice. I've also got a much deeper guide and Athens hotel list in my post on the best places to stay in Athens.
Some of the popular areas to stay in central Athens include Plaka, Monastiraki, Syntagma Square, Ermou, and Kolonaki. The top luxury hotels and boutique accommodation in these areas may also come with Acropolis views and rooftop restaurants.
If you need any help on where to stay in central Athens, the hotels near Athens airport, or sightseeing in Athens, don't hesitate to get in touch!
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Athens International Airport Accommodation FAQ
How far is Athens Airport from city center?
It's about 33 kms from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Athens centre. It will take you anywhere from a half hour to an hour to make the journey by taxi.
How do I get from Athens airport to city Centre?
The X95 bus runs from Athens International to Syntagma Square in Athens center 24/7. The metro runs from 06:30 am to 11:30 pm. Taxis are available outside the terminal.
How far is Sofitel from Athens Airport?
The Sofitel Athens Airport hotel is literally just a few minutes walk from the arrivals area. As you walk out the terminal, the Sofitel Athens Airport will be a short walk just 50 metres away opposite you.
What is the name of Athens Airport?
The full name is Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, commonly initialized as AIA (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV). It is named after prominent statesman Eleftherios Venizelos.
How do I get from Sofitel Athens airport to Acropolis?
If you decide to stay at the Sofitel Athens, you can get to the Acropolis most easily by using the metro. You'll need to make one change in Athens city centre at Syntagma Square metro station to get on the Acropolis line. Alternatively, use the X95 bus into Syntagma Square and then walk to the Acropolis. A taxi would be your most expensive option.
Where to stay near Athens airport
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