Athens [Greek: Αθήνα, romanized: Athína Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι romanized: Athênai is the capital and largest city of Greece] dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.
Pláka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.
PLAKA: Our hotel is located in PLAKA area and is only 5 minutes walking distance from Syntagma square where is the closest metro station and is named, Syntagma (direct line from/to the airport). Syntagma square is also the terminal of the -24h running- bus X-95 from/to the airport and there are a lot of bus stops for different destination
Within 5 to 10 minutes walking from our hotel you can reach famous sightseeing