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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.