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Athens are a big city, but the centre where most of the tourist attractions are located, where the concentration of hotels is high, and where most visitors actually prefer to stay, is very small. It is concentrated around the Acropolis (the landmark temple hill), covering the areas of Syntagma (the very centre around Syntagma Square) and Plaka (immediately at the foot of the Acropolis in the north and north-east), and to some extent other nearby districts such as Monastiraki and Thissio. This part of Athens offers the widest choice of accommodation options, as well as the best restaurants, proximity to places, atmosphere, and general convenience.
It is more important to choose the right hotel according to your needs and budget than which particular area the hotel is in, because all the places in the immediate city centre are very close, easy to walk around.
This assumes that you are coming to Athens mainly for holiday, sightseeing, and tourist attractions. If you are coming for other purposes, such as business or shopping, see more information below on this page.
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