Europe Greece Athens Athens Guide Athens Greek Islands More to Explore All Athens Hotels near the Athens Airport Find a place to land after your flight to Athens Written by deTraci Regula DeTraci Regula is a freelance writer who has specialized in Greek travel and tours for 18 years. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines deTraci Regula Updated 06/03/19 Share Pin Email Alexandros Maragos/Getty Images The flight to Athens, Greece can be long, especially for visitors from the U.S. Here are some hotels which are near the Athens International Airport and which have either been recommended by readers or I've had experience with them directly. Hotels near the Airport The Sofitel at the Athens Airport is a 4-star hotel located at the airport. It can't be beaten for convenience, though its exterior architecture is dreary and the room rates are not cheap. The rooms themselves are reported to be memorably luxurious, according to one experienced traveler. Another choice is the Holiday Inn at the Athens Airport. While it is a free five-minute shuttle ride away, it's closer than most of the other choices and offers a comfortable haven for the tired traveler for less than the Sofitel, but still, expect to pay about $150 at the desk. You may want to try booking online on your way. Armonia Hotel. Stated to be "the closest hotel to the new airport" before the Sofitel opened, it's about a half hour trip. It's located near the healing waters of Lake Vouliagmeni. Its sister hotel, not far away, is the Hotel Paradise. Peri's Hotel and Apartments provides a free shuttle to its location in Artemis, about ten minutes away from Athens International Airport. Rates include a continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. It can be booked directly or through the Pacific Travel office at the airport, which can be found just after you exit baggage claim. In Rafina, the Hotel Avra is under new management and has been recently renovated and upgraded. It's convenient to the hydrofoils and ferries leaving Rafina and it's about a 30-minute trip from the airport. The Astir Palace Hotels are deluxe, expensive, but provide an indulgent retreat. It's a waste for just one night - if you do book here, stay for several and enjoy exploring Attica. These upscale hotels are also located in Vouliagmeni. Plaza HotelThis is a small (72-room) hotel in Vouliagmeni, near the famous lake, located about a half an hour from the airport. Bonus: it claims to offer room service until 2 a.m., a lifesaver after a long, late flight, but I'd call ahead to make sure if you're arriving late. Hotel Mare NostrumSituated in Vravrona, a pretty area about a half an hour from the airport. This hotel has been repeatedly recommended as a good value. If you stay there, try to squeeze in a visit to the lovely temple of Artemis located nearby. If you haven't planned in advance, you can book through one of the travel desks at the airport on your arrival. I've gotten good rates through the travel agencies at the airport, even at crowded times of the year. If you are going to your hotel by public transportation or taxi, they are very careful to give you good directions, including writing them down for your bus or taxi driver and an estimate of taxi charges if needed. Time estimates between the airport and the hotels are as reported or experienced, should be considered to be approximate and may vary substantially depending on traffic conditions. If you've had a good stay at a hotel near the airport, let me know and I'll include it in this list. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Tips for Navigating Athens International Airport A Guide to Airports in Tennessee When Is the Best Time to Visit Greece? Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Greece's Invisible Destination Has Millions of Visitors Each Year Best Things to Do at the Athens Airport on a Layover The Complete Guide to Ephesus, a Highlight of the Ancient World The 10 Best Hotels in Montevideo What Is an Airport Hotel? Athens Riviera: The Complete Guide Athens International Airport Guide Pittsburgh International Airport Guide Navigate Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok The Top 11 Day Trips From Athens, Greece Ireland's Shannon Airport: Everything You Need to Know Where Can One Find Cheap Flights to Athens, Greece?