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Athens: Where to Go, What to See, Where to Stay

View of the Acropolis from the NJV Athens Plaza.

Athens, the historic city and capital of Greece, a crossroad of the ancient and modern times. Many of Classical civilization’s intellectual and artistic ideas originated here, and the city is generally considered to be the birthplace of Western civilization. There are many places to visit, as Athens is full of attractions to explore, including archaeological sites, historic landmarks, museums, and other cultural centers.

The NJV Athens Plaza, one of the top luxury hotels in the Greek capital with a history of some 40 years, gives potential travelers the following selection of great sights and attractions Athens has to offer.

Top cultural highlights

Photo credit: Region of Attica

Athens’ Monastiraki Square with the Acropolis in the background.

The Acropolis, the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization. It continues to stand as a symbol in many ways. It is the symbol of democracy and the Greek civilization. It also symbolizes the beginning of the Western civilization and stands as the icon of European culture (2.6 km away from the hotel).

The Acropolis Museum is a thematic museum, the collections of which include the findings of only one archaeological site, the Athenian Acropolis (1.2 km away from the hotel).

Plaka, Monastiraki & Anafiotika, the historic district in central Athens, situated under the Acropolis, around the northeastern slopes of the Sacred Rock (700 m away from the hotel).

Other top cultural attractions are Odeon of Herodes Atticus (1.6 km away from the hotel), Temple of Olympian Zeus (900 m away from the hotel), Kallimarmaron Stadium (1.3 km away from the hotel) and so many others.

Olympeion Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens. Photo source: GNTO / Y.Skoulas

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens.

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. (2.1 km away from the hotel).

The National Gallery, after an 8-year refurbishment, it reopened its doors in May 2021. The Gallery collections comprise approximately 20,000 works of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, new media and decorative arts, which span the history of Greek art from the post-Byzantine period to date (1.5 km away from the hotel).

The National Gallery in Athens. Photo source: Ministry of Culture

The new museumBasil and Elise Goulandris”, focuses on modern and contemporary art by Greek and foreign artists, including rare works by masters of the European avant-garde (1.5 km away from the hotel).

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (1.9 km away from the hotel) and so many other museums and cultural institutions.

Top destination highlights

Vouliagmeni Lake/ Photo © Leonid Katsyka – Shutterstock

Don’t miss out on the Athenian Riviera, a 48km stretch of coastline with public and private beaches, the inspiring Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion but also the Therapeutic waters of Lake Vouliagmeni. During spring and summer season the NJV Athens Plaza offers a variety of day trips, to the Athenian Riviera but also helps Guests organize day trips to the beautiful Saronic islands.

Shopping in Athens

In the city center, right on Ermou street (200 m away from the hotel) you will find some of the largest and most popular chain stores in Greece but also countless individual shops selling primarily clothes and shoes. On pedestrian Voukourestiou street, Stadiou and Panepistimiou streets (all streets approximately 50 m away from the hotel) one can shop top designer brands and most expensive luxury goods, such as jewelry.

The NJV Athens Plaza, member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts, in the heart of Athens

Supreme location – Affordable Luxury – Personalized Service

As one of the top luxury hotels in Athens, the property features 162 guest rooms and 18 elegant suites that are tastefully decorated with modern touches, first-class amenities and splendid views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Sq. and the Hellenic Parliament.

The NJV Athens Plaza aims to satisfy every Guest, including Guests traveling on business. Meeting and Event facilities are spacious and can hold up to 300 people, while state-of-the-art equipment allows for a successful conference, special event, board meeting or business luncheon. During summer, the 8th floor, Acropolis view terrace, is the ideal choice for any private event. At the NJV Athens Plaza, one can expect nothing but the best.

Offering one of the best luxury accommodations in Athens, the NJV Athens Plaza provides a variety of room and suite types to suit all travel requirements. From Classic and Superior rooms, to Deluxe City View and Acropolis View Suites, while a split-level Presidential Suite offers stunning panoramic views of Athens, the Saronic Gulf and the Acropolis.

The NJV Athens Plaza also offers Guests a variety of dining options. The Parliament Restaurant, a renovated dining venue for a luxurious dining experience of the Mediterranean cuisine, The Explorer’s Bar Bistro, a venue of sophistication and elegance and the Plaza Café, the vibrant meeting point, right in front of Syntagma Sq.

Experience the unique Greek hospitality excellence and the luxury services of the NJV Athens Plaza at an unsurpassed value. With first-class amenities, elegant rooms, suites and unique dining opportunities, the NJV Athens Plaza is the perfect choice for leisure and business travelers.

“The well-being of our Guests, Associates and Staff is of our absolute priority,” the hotel’s management says.

The NJV Athens Plaza maintains the highest standards of hygiene procedures throughout the property.

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