We stayed 4 nights in the 3rd week of June and had a great time. Our room, which was quite comfortable, was located in the back away from the monastery square. We requested that because despite the great view of the Acropolis from the front rooms, they are very noisy at night due to the musicians who play in the square for much of the night - OK of course if you like to party late. But we got the view at night from the rooftop restaurant, and again at breakfast - and the view is truly spectacular. The hotel is in walking distance from all the ancient sites in central Athens, and the metro from monastery square (entrance a few steps from the hotel door) goes direct to the airport. Or if you take the M1 it is two stops and a short walk to the National Archaeological Museum. Finally, the staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all, the hotel was great and we would stay there again.
Arion is a central hotel within walking distance of Montesaraki station ( 5 mins) which has direct access to the Airport making the transit effortless.The area is friendly with lots of local bars and restaurants.The hotel staff that i dealt with ( Albertos & Nikos) were both friendly and informative and willing to go that extra mile - nothing was too much trouble.The rooms are clean and bright and airy with both bating and showering facilities and in room safe.Breakfast was adequate without being a ' festival of food ' . The Arion is a very convenient and comfortable mid range hotel and ideal for my 3 day citybreak experience.
Below the Acropolis, at the foot of quaint Plaka, Monastiraki centres on a pedestrianised square with a Byzantine church and a metro station. From here, Ifaistou Street hosts a bazaar displaying leather goods, cheap jewellery, antiques and army surplus, while Adrianou is lined with open-air cafés overlooking the Ancient Agora. A flea market is held here on Sunday mornings.
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