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Why Stay At Hera Hotel
Elegant and intimate boutique hotel at the foot of the Acropolis hill within easy walking distance to the Plaka, Hadrian's Gate, Monastariki shopping, and the metro.
Recently rebuilt and convenient to many Athens' historical sights, Hera Hotel offers a serene haven from the usual tourist bustle. The 38 rooms are comfortably furnished in cream-and-caramel shades to reflect the sandstone colors of the surrounding monuments. They welcome guests with modern amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cross the stunning courtyard in the morning to grab a bite in the hotel's breakfast room. After a long day of sightseeing, sink into one of the comfy wicker chairs topside at Peacock Restaurant to feast on delectable (yet reasonably priced!) dishes like grilled salmon with herbed lentils or Greek spaghetti. The rooftop garden and lounge boast breathtaking views of the Acropolis and have quickly ascended to achieve "most popular" status with locals and visitors alike. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all there is to see? Just ask a staff member at the 24-hour reception for suggestions on tours, excursions or pointers on dining and entertainment.
Braving Athens traffic by car? No need to fret over parking—just find a spot at the on-site garage.
Shuttle service from the hotel to the airport or ferry terminal can be arranged upon request.
Arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) which is approximately 21 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 35 minutes of travel time.Falirou 9, Athens, Acropoli, Greece
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Winter Garden
- Roof Garden
- Internet Corner
- 24-hour Reception
- Concierge Service
- Private Balconies
- Air Conditioning
- Sound-proof Windows
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Flat-screen TVs
- Marble Bathrooms
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Coffee Facilities
- In-room Safes
- Lobby Bar
- Max occupancy is 2 adults in the Standard Room with Acropolis View
- Max occupancy is 2 adults + 1 child in the Standard Room (surcharge of 15 euros per night)
Why We Love Athens
The sprawling Greek capital dominates the Attica region and the city's history spanning over 3,400 years is witnessed by powerful ancient artifacts from the Parthenon to the Temple of Zeus.
Rovertou Galli 25, Acropolis, Athens.
Where to Drink: Pair the sunset view from your perch at lofty Thea Terrace Bar with a Vampires Dream (rum, cranberry, pineapple and grenadine) and a selection of traditional Greek mezethes like pasta elias (olive tapenade) and chunks of Graviera cheese. Cocktails for two EUR 18.
Apollonos 21, Plaka, Athens.
Where to Shop: You can't afford to miss Monastariki. Its shopping alleys are home to stalls peddling run-of-the-mill souvenirs, but if you dare to veer off the beaten track you might just find icons painted by monks from monasteries around Greece and handcrafted precious metal jewelry.
Outdoor Excursion: Ready for a break from the city? Take advantage of public transit and head about 15 miles south to the crystalline geothermal waters of Lake Vouliagmeni, which is said to have healing powers. The shore is lined with loungers and snacks are available for purchase. Entrance fee $8 per person.
Why Go Now
Now through August 2013
Athens and Epidaurus Festival
One of the most important cultural festivals in the country with Greek classic theatre performances, Greek drama, music concerts, contemporary dance events, lectures and more.
Various locations around Athens.
August 21 - October 13, 2013
Tribute festival to the Greek poet and drama writer Aeschykus with concerts, exhibitions plus theater and dance performances.
Elefsina Attica near Athens.
October 28, 2013
Commemorated with parades is General Ioannis Metaxas' famous reply of No! to Mussolini's request for Italian troops to enter Greece at the beginning of the second World War.