The Sofitel at the Athens Airport is a 4-star hotel located at the airport. It can't be beat for convenience, though its exterior architecture is dreary and the room rates are not cheap. The rooms themselves are reported to be memorably luxurious, according to one experienced traveler. Get rates now
Another choice is the Holiday Inn at the Athens Airport. While it is a free short shuttle ride away, it's closer than most of the other choices and offers a comfortable haven for the tired traveler for less than the Sofitel.
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Armonia Hotel. Stated to be "the closest hotel to the new airport" before the Sofitel opened, it's about a half hour trip. It's located near the healing waters of Lake Vouliagmeni. Its sister hotel, not far away, is the Hotel Paradise.
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In Rafina, the Hotel Avra is under new management and has been recently renovated and upgraded. It's convenient to the hydrofoils and ferries leaving Rafina, and it's about a 30-minute trip from the airport.
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The Astir Palace Hotels are deluxe, expensive, but provide an indulgent retreat. It's a waste for just one night - if you do book here, stay for several and enjoy exploring Attica.
Tel: +30 210 8960211
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This is a small (72-room) hotel in Vouliagmeni, near the famous lake, located about a half an hour from the airport. Bonus: it offers room service until 2am, a lifesaver after a long, late flight, but I'd call ahead to make sure if you're arriving late. Get rates now
Hotel Mare Nostrum
Situated in Vravrona, a pretty area about a half an hour from the airport. This hotel has been repeatedly recommended as a good value. If you stay there, try to squeeze in a visit to the lovely temple of Artemis located nearby.
Telephone: 30 229 447712. Alternative numbers: 30 294 48412 and 30 294 48434. Dial 011 first if you're calling from the United States.
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