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Athens - where to stay

Old Sep 3, 19, 6:50 am
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Athens - where to stay

Hi,

I'm expecting a short 2 night visit to Athens. I've been in the city centre (near Syntagma sq.) before so I'm thinking of staying in a more scenic location, for example, near a beach. However, I'm looking for a place which has mobile phone shops, groceries and bakeries, so no remote villages please. Easy access from the airport would be a plus.

Would appreciate suggestions.

Thanks
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Old Sep 3, 19, 2:43 pm
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Glyfada is the first place that comes to mind, Vouliagmeni is more "scenic" but further away from the city centre if you want/need to go there and back (but closer to ATH). Some would say Rafina (closest to the airport) but I never liked this, even as a child (although many do). There are are also nice places inland, but I guess the sea is what everybody prefers.
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Old Sep 3, 19, 3:40 pm
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Thanks, much appreciated
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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by mzzxx11 View Post
Hi,

I'm expecting a short 2 night visit to Athens. I've been in the city centre (near Syntagma sq.) before so I'm thinking of staying in a more scenic location, for example, near a beach. However, I'm looking for a place which has mobile phone shops, groceries and bakeries, so no remote villages please. Easy access from the airport would be a plus.

Would appreciate suggestions.

Thanks
You can read my review on Hilton Athens.
https://www.flyertalk.com/hotel-revi...in-athens-3422

It is on the airport (East) side of the city center, close to train and express bus x95. There should be some grocery places nearly. For a short stay, this is perfect.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 11:35 am
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Nothing against the Athens Hilton, but I'd say that it is as far away from a nice beach (what the OP wishes) as one can get if one is allergic to the sea.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 1:05 pm
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Will definitely keep this one on my list.

This time I'm aiming for a spot which is more waterfront-ish .
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