Just 25 minutes from Athens International Airport by direct subway, the Hilton Athens hotel represents the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of ancient Greece, from the Agora and the Parthenon, to the nearby Acropolis and some of the world's finest museums.
Athens is a sprawling and vivacious metropolis, with plenty to do and see. Get to know the hottest spots and events in the city, many of which are located within walking distance of the Hilton Athens hotel. And remember, a number of the most important cultural, social and business events take place in the Hilton Athens hotel!
Directions from the Athens International Airport to the Hilton Athens hotel
Take Attiki Odos Avenue and follow the Y1 exit to Katechaki avenue, which leads to Messogion avenue. When you reach the end of Messogion avenue, turn left to Vassilissis Sofias Avenue. Follow the road for roughly 1 kilometre and the Hilton Athens hotel is on the left-hand side.
Distance from airport: 30 km
Take Bus Route X95 and get off at "Ilissia" station, which is right across the hotel.
The cost of the ticket is at 5 EUR per person.
Take the blue line towards Aigaleo and get off at "Evangelismos" station, which is situated at a
3-minute walking distance from the hotel.
The cost of the ticket is at 8 EUR per person.
The Hilton Athens hotel features an on-site 170-space parking lot, with secure, covered and self-parking facilities available.
The Hilton Athens Hotel
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue
Top Ten Things To Do During Your Time At The Hilton Athens Hotel
Visit the Acropolis
Witness the iconic majesty of the ancient Acropolis, and explore its magical, historic surroundings. The new Acropolis museum is one of The World's finest cultural landmarks, and is easily reachable by taking the brand new Metro train.
Stroll through narrow streets and experience Athens as it was 2500 years ago. Enjoy traditional Hellenic flavours in a local tavern, or enjoy a cool glass of ouzo (the local anise-flavored spirit) with some mouth-watering mezés (traditional Greek appetizers and finger-food) on the side.
Experience chic Greek coffee-culture at its finest. Enjoy a 'frappe' iced coffee on Kolonaki Square and become a part of Athenian high society (Big, stylish black sunglasses are mandatory!) Shop at world-renowned fashion outlets and work on your stamina while seeing the hilly streets of Kolonaki.
Scale Lycabettus Mountain
Once you're in the center of Kolonaki, why not take the teleferique (an inclined, funicular railway) to the top of the imposing Lycabettus Hill. See Athens in its full, magnificent splendor and witness a spectacular panoramic sunset with a glass of chilled Greek white wine. You'll feel on top of the world.
Check Out Athens Museums
Feel like checking out Athens' rich cultural scene? Choose from many historic and modern museums. The National Archaeological Museum is not to be missed, while the New Benaki Museum showcases the best examples of Modern Greek art; or pay a visit to the incredible Byzantine and Christian Museum, which features over 25,000 artefacts organized into collections dating from the 3rd to the 20th century.
Get Out & About in Gazi
The hip, new neighbourhood of Gazi is emerging as a renowned artistic stronghold in Athens. Full of interesting graffiti, narrow streets and quirky restaurants, this is a part of town where things are really happening!
Bar – hopping at St.Irene and Karytsi squares
The Athens-by-night landscape is enriched with small bars, artistic venues and modern bistros at St. Irene and Karytsi squares, the new favourite hangout spot of the Athenians.
Boogie in Bouzoukia
Want to dance to the latest live Greek tunes? Arrange a table at one of the many Bouzouki clubs in Athens. It starts out casual....but after a few hours you'll see what 'dancing on tables' really means...
Escape to Glyfada & Kifissia
Anyone who thinks the suburbs are boring should take a trip to Glyfada & Kifissia, two neighborhoods that really embody the modern Athenian ethos. Hop on the tram to Glyfada for a stroll along the coast, unwind to the cool sea breeze, or do some shopping and taste delicious seafood specialties. Or head to the leafy suburbs of Kifissia for splendid retail therapy or fantastic restaurants. Both suburbs are places to see and to be seen.
Indulge in some Greek Island Hopping
Had enough of the urban experience? Head over to Pireaus, catch a boat to Hydra or Spetses and live The Island Life for a day. Then, totally rejuvenated, explore Pireaus and re-adjust to city life in one of the many welcoming tavernas...
ATHENS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Beware! The prince is messy (until 30 March)
Thomas Moschopoulos returns to the National Opera, two years after his successful production of "Puss in Boots" and promises a topsy-turvy fairytale for all ages. The comic opera by Nikos Kypourgos, directed by Thomas Moschopoulos who also penned the libretto, is based on "The Swineherd", a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a story of a prince who disguises himself as a swineherd, in order to win the affections of a pretentious princess. At the Olympia Theatre.
Die Fledermaus (22 February- 18 May)
The most popular operetta by Johan Strauss II and the first to be staged by the Greek National Opera in 1940, returns in a new production. A light-hearted piece with plenty of humour and plot twists, it is defined by the majestic music of royal Vienna. The National Opera's new production will again be performed in Greek, but this time with a new translation of the prose and lyrics by Dimitris Dimopoulos. The director, Alexandros Efklidis, who has already produced several successful revivals of operettas, moves the action to the Athenian bourgeoisie of the 1960s, where Strauss' heroes meet with surprise guests at Prince Orlofsky's wild party. At the Olympia Theatre.
Cats (26 February- 15 March)
A theatrical phenomenon and spectacular feast for the senses awaits us in the winter of 2014. Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary "Cats", the musical that shattered all records, winning seven Tony awards, two Laurence Olivier Awards and two Grammys, will be presented as it was on the London Stage at the Badminton Theatre and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (12-23 February).
Dustbowl Live: Johhny Cash/ The Tribute Show (21 March)
The Dustbowl Orchestra, featuring the Australian singer Big George presents a selection of songs from the repertoire of the legendary American country music singer, Johnny Cash at the Athens Concert Hall, Banque Hall.
Die Kontrakte des Kauffmans (27-29 March)
The much talked-about production, by the Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek, has been adapted to fit Greece's current economic situation and is staged as an anarchic music theatre happening, directed by Nicolas Stemann. On the Main Stage of the Onassis Cultural Centre.
Typana (31 March)
In recent years, the Typana percussion ensemble has introduced Greek audiences to many important works, written for this unique family of instruments by many composers, such as Steve Reich, Ioannis Xenakis, John Cage and George Crumb. On the Main Stage of the Onassis Cultural Centre.
Illustrating an Autobiography (until 27 July)
The exhibition presents the history of Yannis Tsarouchis' painting, through chronological groupings, recreating the environment in which he lived and the influences he was exposed to, throughout his artistic progress. At the Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe.