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
Alkistis Protopsalti- Eleftheria Arvanitaki (1st, 11th and 19th September)
Two voices etched indelibly in the musical path of Greece over the past three decades, come together and offer us the most anticipated musical tour of the coming winter. Always counting on the aura and participation of the audience, and the familiarity of well-loved music, they will perform their favourite songs to the fans that have sung along with them all these years. 1/9 Elefsina, 11/9 Technopolis, 19/9 Veakio Pireaus
Spartacus (8th September) & Giselle (9th September)The Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, the legend of the Bolshoi, returns to Greece. "After my last visit, I promised that the warm and wonderful audience of your country must experience a great and unique ballet. The "Spartacus" and "Giselle", with new scenery, especially for the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, with great stars, live orchestra and choir, is something I dreamed of many years ago, on my visits to Herodion with the Bolshoi ". Odeon of Herodes Atticus, www.greekfestival.gr
Haris Alexiou – Tania TsaNaklidou (15th September)“I want to hear songs!” This song forms the catchphrase for the collaboration between Haris and Tania at the Vrahon Theatre – Melina Merkouri in Vyronas. It has much to offer: Passion and power, humour and intimacy, introversion and extroversion. It’s a fusion that promises to dive into the eras and records we loved, and stroll down the memory lane of timeless hits. Vrahon Theatre "Melina Mercouri" , www.festivalvraxon.gr
Lady Gaga’s Artrave: The Artpop Ball (19th September)Whether you like her or not, Lady Gaga is a phenomenon of our time. She enjoys the same respect as Madonna did when she was "Desperately Seeking Susan" and no one can dispute her pop star quality! It’s very likely that her presence will captivate us for many years to come, so be sure to hold on to your ticket as a souvenir for your children! Olympic Stadium (OAKA), www.lavris.gr
Eleonora Zouganeli – Your Strength, My Strength ( 20th September )Where her heart beats, where it meets passion and her love for music, that’s where Eleonora Zouganeli will take her audience this summer. With each appearance she shares her exuberant personality, distinct identity and the “soundtrack of her generation”, like she said, features selections from the global music scene, different cultures, bold mixes and her youthful and recent experiences. Athens Concert Hall Garden, www.megaron.gr
Quidam – Cirque du Soleil (20th -28th September)The secret of the timeless success of the Cirque du Soleil is its ability to transform, convert and reinvent itself. Aesthetics, inspiration, talent and substance, in conjunction with stage narrative, offer a spectacle that will likely be remembered for many years to come. An extravaganza that combines incredible skill and mastery with contemporary theatre, dance, music and visual wonderment. Basketball Stadium (OAKA), www.lavris.gr
Constantine Grammatopoulos – Retrospective Exhibition ( through 21th September)“It’s an original interpretation of the modern Greek landscape painting, of which only the essence of feeling, emotion, denatured into abstract lines, rhythms and colours remain,” writes the curator of the National Art Gallery, Marina Lambrakis-Plaka about the artist who will forever be remembered as the creator of the artwork on the first readers for children in Greek primary school. B & M Theocharakis Foundation of the Fine Arts & Music, www.thf.gr
My Beloved Smyrna (opens 9th October)Based on testimonies that bring to life the golden age of cosmopolitan Smyrna, the Pearl of the Orient, the Paradise of Ionia, and the City of the Unfaithful for the Ottomans. The stage hosts a plethora of Greek actors including Mimi Denisi, Kostas Voutsas, Michalis Mitrousis, Dimitris Makakias, Katerina Geronikolou and Natassa Theodoridou singing the songs of Estountiantina. Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, www.hellenic-cosmos.gr