Discover Athens

Whether you are visiting Athens for a business trip or for a holiday, you will certainly have a few free hours to go sightseeing and to explore the beauty of this magnificent city.

The Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre Hotel is ideally situated near the center of Athens and its archaeological monuments. The Athens National Art Gallery, the Goulandris Cycladic Art Museum and the Athens Music Hall are walking distance from the hotel. The Acropolis Hill, the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, and its precious monuments, such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Ancient Agora, the Herod Atticus Odeon, and the Theater of Dionysus, are just a short metro ride from the Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre Hotel. The National Garden, Zappeion Hall, Syntagma Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, guarded by the Evzones, are also nearby. Next to Syntagma Square are several impressive Athens sightseeing monuments, including the Pnyka, the Olympeion Site, and the Panathinaiko Stadium, which is the marble stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

If you are in the mood for shopping, you can easily reach the busy commercial center of Athens. Kolonaki is the high-end commercial area of the city, where you will find a great variety of posh shops and designer boutiques. In Monastiraki, the old quarters of Athens City, you can purchase souvenirs and afterwards have a relaxing meal at the traditional tavenas and restaurants in the surrounding areas of Plaka, Psiri and Thisseion, all of which are located beneath the Parthenon.

For those who want to lie on soft sands and beneath the warm sun, Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach are located 25 km and 30 km respectively, from the Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre Hotel. Both beaches are fully organised, with umbrellas, deckchairs, water sports facilities and quaint fish taverns and restaurants by the seaside.

Day trips to the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion and the Ancient Sites in Vravrona and Eleusis are wonderful ways to see the areas around Athens City. We also recommend a short cruise to the Saronic Islands of Aegina, Hydra, Spetses and Poros, located just off the coast of Attica. Boats for the Sporades Islands depart from Piraeus Port, which is accessed by the Athens metro train network.

Gala menu Easter 2014


Enjoy an authentic Greek Easter experience at Crowne Plaza Athens. Make your reservation today and savor exceptional cuisine with traditional Greek recipes. See our complete gala menu below:   EASTER’S EVE DINNER April 19th, 2014 – Served from 00:00 to 02:00 hours. Traditional Easter Soup (mageiritsa) Greek Salad Lamp leg stuffed with sun dried tomato and gruyere Mini oven potatoes with thyme and rosemary Mustard Sauce Variety of…


A tasty Salad by Chef George Koskinas


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Before you leave from this beautiful country you have to unveil Athens' mysterious monuments & history. First of all you have to visit Athens Acropolis Museum. Located next to the Acropolis, the new museum displays statues and artifacts from the Parthenon. The cafe and museum shops inside are a must to visit as well.  Continue your tour with the National Library of Greece; It was initiated by Ioannis Kapodistrias…


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