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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

If you want a quiet, central budget hotel, look no further than Athens4, five minutes walk away from Monastiraki station.

It has a young, back-to-basics vibe – no restaurant or spa here – and suits those who want to immerse themselves in the surrounding nightlife. Perhaps surprisingly, it also attracts families because of its large suites and its pet-friendly policy. 

This compact hotel is built on the site of an erstwhile cloth factory and the interior decor nods to its history, with vibrant patterned wallpaper.

A colour palette of sunshine yellows, creams and light blues make the rooms appear brighter and larger.

Surrounding area

Rooms are all surprisingly quiet given that you’re a stone’s throw away from the extensive Psyrri nightlife area, which brims with restaurants and bars.

The hotel is close to the church of Panagia Chrysospiliotissa, meaning that the bell-ringing may disturb lighter sleepers. 

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first


Athens, Central Greece, Greece[0.8 miles]

The heart of old Athens, Plaka has an authentic charm with winding lanes, shady squares and atmospheric Byzantine churches.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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The Acropolis

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[0.8 miles]

This dazzling ancient citadel, perched on a hilltop rising above the city, houses some of the most impressive ancient buildings in the world. The jewel in the crown is the Pantheon, a 2,500-year-old temple dating back to 438 BC.

Best for ages: 7+ | £9

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Grand Promenade

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[1.1 miles]

A unique and extraordinary 3km pedestrian promenade peppered with world-class antiquities – triumphant arches, ancient amphitheatres, Greek temples, and ‘Socrates’ Prison’.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 3 kilometres

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Acropolis Museum

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[1.1 miles]

A jaw-dropping array of antiquities – all the Acropolis’ treasures – in one very modern museum designed by starchitect Bernard Tschumi.

Best for ages: 15+ | £4

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Wares are spread out on tables and blankets on the floor under large parasols at the flea market

Monastiraki Flea Market

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[0.3 miles]

The closest Athens has to an oriental bazaar; from 10am each day the streets heave with every kind of stall – from antiques to clothes and bric-a-brac – then from 10pm the bars take over, making this the epicentre of Monastiraki’s nightlife.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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The forum on a sunny day

The Roman Forum

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[0.5 miles]

Built by Emperor Augustus between 19 and 11 BC, the Forum was Athens’ trade centre, evolving into the city’s administrative hub by 3 BC. The two highlights are the Western Gate and the Tower of Winds, a 39-foot-high clocktower-cum-weathervane with a frieze depicting eight wind deities, thought to be the world’s first meteorological station.

Best for ages: 18+ | £2

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large hexagonal stone tower set amid Roman ruins in Athens

Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[0.5 miles]

Athens’ Agora and the adjacent Roman Agora were the centre of the ancient city. The many monuments here include the massive Stoa of Attalos and housing a museum.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Exterior pillars of the Ancient Agora

Museum of the Ancient Agora

Athens, Central Greece, Greece[0.6 miles]

Housed in the restored Stoa (covered walkway) of Attalos, this is probably the second most interesting museum after the Archaeological one; the most intriguing displays are the clay voting tablets with carved names, a reminder of Athenian democracy.

Best for ages: 18+ | £9

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Central Greece, Greece

Antiquities galore, contemporary culture, scintillating nightlife and fantastic food: there’s something for everyone in Greece’s cosmopolitan capital that’s continuously reinventing itself.

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