When it went up in the 1960s, the Hilton was Athens' first "modern" luxury hotel, and it is still one of the best hotels in town. Thanks to the Metro, you can be in Syntagma Square or at the Acropolis in minutes; if you prefer to walk, you're at Syntagma Square in 15 minutes and on the Acropolis in a leisurely half hour. The guest rooms here, as befits an American chain, have seriously large marble bathrooms, and are absolutely comfortable, but not exciting, decorated in generic Hilton style, with some token Greek touches. The Plaza Executive floor of rooms and suites increases the amenities with seemingly round-the-clock free nibbles and evening cocktail treats. The glitzy lobby has a sprinkling of boutiques, a hair salon, a café, and a restaurant, Milos, that serves excellent seafood. Elegant young and not-so-young Athenians toy with drinks at the rooftop Galaxy bar before a panoramic view of the city and mountains beyond.
46 Leoforos Vas. Sofias. The Hilton is clearly visible on Vas. Sofias, across from the Evangelismos Metro station.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around town Transportation Metro: Evangelismos Phone 800/445-8667 in the U.S., or 210/728-1000 Prices €180–€350 double Units 527 units Amenities 4 restaurants, 3 bars, babysitting, concierge, health club and spa with Jacuzzi, 2 pools (indoor and outdoor), room service, smoke-free floor, free Wi-Fi Web site Hilton AthensBook a Room Now
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