Electra Palace Hotel Athens (Plaka Area)

ATHENS

Athens is one of the most important international destinations. For centuries Athens has been a major attraction due to its long and important history, but also due to its impact on the modern world. Thousands of books have been written about Athens and the civilisation born here thousands of years ago, when Athens was the invincible city-state and absolute ruler of the Mediterranean.
Built at a particularly privileged location, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, for thousands of years Athens has been attracting visitors from all over the world, being the cradle of democracy, arts, letters, philosophy, the most important creations of man, but also home to some of the most prominent founding fathers of modern European history. The historic battles which took place here decided the fate of today’s free Europe, while the modern Olympics and particularly the Marathon – an eternal message of human will and sacrifice – are intertwined with Athens and its history.
Today, the ancient, the modern and the old city, as well as the recent areas of the city built over the last decades, harmoniously coexist creating the ultimate experience for all visitors. The ancient buildings (grand and still functional, incorporated in the everyday life of Athenians), the old neighbourhoods (picturesque, traditional, lively and friendly, bursting with young people and visitors), and the cosmopolitan aspect of Athens (on the pulse of modern European capitals) allow for countless combinations and promise a variety of experiences, images, flavours, markets, actions, destinations… An all-encompassing city which invites you to discover, explore and live its experience.


THE HOTEL

Like all the hotels of the chain, “ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL ATHENS” (5*) was named after Electra, the character of ancient Greek theatre and literature who became a symbol for her love to her father.

“ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL ATHENS” is located in Plaka, in the heart of the old town of Athens, only a few minutes away from the Acropolis and the Parthenon (the temple dedicated to Athena, patron goddess of Athens), the new Museum of Acropolis, the representative ancient theatre of Dionysus, Herodion Theatre (hosting significant artistic events every summer) and from a number of important sights of the city. The hotel’s location is particularly privileged compared to other hotels in Athens for another reason: As it is located inside the commercial and business district, one can have a walk for shopping, coffee or entertainment, any time of the day. Access to the hotel from the Eleftherios Venizelos international airport or the port of Piraeus is easy, even with public transport.

ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL ATHENS” was recently expanded, refurbished and fully renovated to reflect the high-class and subtle aesthetics of the old aristocratic neighbourhood which make it stand out among other hotels in Athens.
It operates 102 standard rooms 33 of which offer a great view to the Acropolis, 9 Junior Suites, 10 Suites and 1 Presidential Suite.
The presidential suite offers a wonderful view to the Acropolis - one of the most beautiful monuments made by man, showcased at night by specially designed lighting – and also comfortable stylish areas, a veranda with a pool, a steam bath, and many other amenities with an attention to detail.


Of course, all rooms offer all amenities appropriate to one of the best hotels in Athens, including: soundproof windows, air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, electronic safe, direct dialling, internet connection, night and emergency lights, full bathroom equipment (hair dryers, bathrobes, slippers, magnifying mirrors, etc), 24-hour room service and secretarial support services during office hours, in case you are travelling on business. Our guests can also use our business centre and a private garage.


Feeling tired or looking for a memorable “holistic” refreshing experience? Then choose among our indoor heated pool, fully equipped gym, sauna, steam baths or massage sessions by suitably trained personnel. In summertime, enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi pool and the poolside bar, get a taste of summer holidays and forget you are in the centre of Athens.


For your meals, we recommend the hotel’s urban chic restaurants, also a meeting point for those who love good cuisine in a wonderful environment, like the “ELECTRA ROOF GARDEN” restaurant. Greek dishes dominate, in fully innovative tasty combinations using avant-garde techniques and preparation and service ideas, the so-called "creative” Greek cuisine proposed by our chef. The ambience, the atmospheric lighting, the large windows and the veranda with the breathtaking view, the fine furniture, tablecloths and dinnerware, all create a wonderful feeling of “an evening out” for a special dinner. Also, “MOTIVO” restaurant and the English-style “DUCK-TAIL” bar, both with a view to the hotel’s back garden offer their unique style.


Of course the hotel offers fine infrastructure for conferences, business meetings and events in Athens. The first floor halls, “Alkioni", "Lefkothea” and “Electra”, and the magnificent BALLROOM, a spacious hall which makes it ideal for all kinds of events, are fully equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and experienced personnel to meet the needs of any event. The underground parking and good public transportation (metro, tram, etc) near the hotel ensure quick and easy access for all participants.

Check-in / Check-out
•    Check-in time: 14: 00 pm
•    Check-out time: 12:00 noon
•    Late Check-out: Available at extra charge


Pets  
•    Not allowed


Credit cards
•    Diners Club
•    Visa
•    American Express
•    Master Card         



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