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 6 EUR per person.
Take the blue line towards Agia Marina 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 10 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
Histrionics (Der Theatermacher) – Thomas Bernhard (19.03 το 23.04.2016)
“I speak, therefore I am.” All works of the paradoxical Austrian writer are a perpetual monologue. Heroes who talk incessantly in a relay of thousands of words. The great and sarcastic author of the post-war world grapples with his favourite topic: speaking of the theatre and its people, as well as his tragicomic dimension and emptiness. Themes tend to repeat themselves in his world and alternate like musical motifs: the decay of the body, the defeat of thought and the futility of human efforts. Artistes, actors, opera singers, philosophers and generals compose a single person with three sides: the successful genius, the failed genius and the narrator. The rest is words, not silence; words of a Clown-God.
Porta Theatre, 59 Mesogeion Ave., www.porta-theatre.gr
Antigone - Sophocles (through 30 September)
The first co-production between the largest institutions of Greek theatre was awarded to Stathis Livathinos, who chose to present Sophocles’ masterpiece “Antigone”, bringing three generations of actors to the stage. This work, one of the best Ancient Greek dramas, explores the theme of conflict between the laws of ethics and the laws of the state, and reaches its climax when the two heroes corroborate their tragic circumstances, clinging on to their principles to the fateful end.
National Theatre, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Cyprus Theatre Organisation, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival & Tour, www.n-t.gr
Τhe Equilibrists (through 9 October)
The Equilibrists is a project organised by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum of Athens, and features the works of a new generation of Greek and Cypriot artists working domestically and abroad. The 33 artists and collaborations in the exhibition have adopted radically diverse approaches towards reflecting and engaging with the world around them. Working across painting, sculpture, drawing, film & video and performance, the artists capture the fragility of the present moment through a shared approach to materiality.
Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe, www.benaki.gr