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Location and how to get there:
Hotel AVA is located in the Plaka area of Athens, one of the city’s most exclusive districts, just below the Acropolis and only a few steps from the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the other exquisite monuments of Greek civilization. To get there from the airport you can either take a bus (50 min. and $5.50 USD), metro (40 min. and $9-11 USD) or taxi (35-45 min. and $40-60 USD).

Number of rooms:
The hotel has 24 Apartments and suites. The regular apartments have a bedroom with one king size bed or two single beds, a living area, kitchenette, private bathroom and small balcony. Executive apartments include a bedroom with one king size bed or two single beds, a living/sitting room with double sofa bed, a kitchenette and private bathroom. All have balconies overlooking the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus. AVA suites are appointed with high quality neo-classical furnishings and feature a spacious bedroom with queen size bed, living room with double sofa bed, kitchenette and private bathroom. All have large, furnished verandas with excellent views of the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus.

Price range:
From $180-$385 per night .

Time of year to go: The spring and autumn is the best time to visit Athens as the temperature is very pleasant.

AVA Hotel can offer visitors a great accommodation at the best location in Athens. The hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel with beautiful, large apartments/suites. It is situated in Plaka, the most prestigious and exclusive area in Athens, in the middle of the Historical Centre (a labyrinth of interconnected pedestrian streets).

Located at the foot of the Acropolis hill, just a few steps away from the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian Arch and other monuments of Greek Civilization. Yet within a ten minute walk you can reach the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Greek Parliament, Athens Stock market and Athens exclusive shopping areas of Ermou and Kolonaki, the very symbols of modern Athens.

Why is this location so great for women?
Athens is one of the best cities in Europe where you can be safely and pleasantly be alone as a woman, and at the same time not feeling alone. The city is safe, it has many interesting places to visit (historical/cultural) and there is plenty of social life.

Alone or with friends:
AVA Hotel is a small boutique hotel, with a very personal approach to each guest, to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Athens. Plaka is known as the safest area in Athens: Walking distance to all historical and cultural sites/places, walking distance to restaurants, tavern’s, cafes and nightlife, where many singles find it a pleasure to eat and drink, to watch the crowd and make contact with other travelers,
walking distance to various (exclusive) shopping areas and flee markets, close to the beach (20 min. by taxi).

Services:
Buffet Breakfast, internet corner, internet connection in all apartments and suites.
Concierge: all reception staff have detailed knowledge where to go, how to go and can make recommendations for places to visit, restaurants, guided tours etc.
Transportation: a taxi can be pre-arranged by hotel (although at the airport there are always plenty of taxis available).
Laundry service, air conditioning, central heating, hair dryer. coffee-tea facilities, mini-bar, direct dialing phone system, cable TV, and safe box.

Hotel Restaurants and Bars:
As AVA hotel is in Plaka area, immediately around the corner you walk into the pedestrian stone-paved, narrow streets where there are many restaurants, cafes, bars. In the apartment/suite there is plenty of information available about these restaurants, bars and clubs to visit in the vicinity.

Bath products in rooms: Bien Venue from France: shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, soaps, and vanity set. Also slippers and bathrobes are available.

Specials for women/girlfriends: The Summer Special offers reduced rates for the summertime, with a regular apartment starting at $200 including a buffet breakfast. The hotel can also make arrangements for guided (walking) tours, or book some excellent restaurants with great views/clubs, etc.

AVA Hotel & Suites,
9-11 Lysikratous street,
105 58 Plaka,
Athens, Greece

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