GUÍA DEL CONSERJE
BIENVENIDO A Athens
Welcome to Athens and the Athenaeum InterContinental. My name is Thomas and my colleagues and I are here on a 24-hour basis to assist you with information about our exciting city.
The Concierge desk located at the hotel's lobby next to the reception desk, operates 24 hours a day. Their excellent knowledge of the local area will allow you to experience the unique local culture.
Take the hotel's complimentary shuttle bus to the imposing Syntagma Square. From there, enjoy a leisurely stroll along Panepistimiou Avenue, lined with beautiful neoclassical buildings that house the University of Athens, the Academy of Arts and the National Library. Cross Stadiou Avenue and reach Karagiorgi Servias Street to find the city's finest confiserie, Aristokratikon. This sweet shop is excellent - in addition to fine chocolates, its speciality is pistachio-nut sticks, perfect gifts to take home. At Ermou street, walk towards Eolou Street and stop at Krinos for a plate of traditional loukoumades (honey and cinnamon doughnuts). Potter around the famous Monastiraki fleamarket and nearby Plaka, Athens' oldest and mainly pedestrianised district, where you can find a large selection of traditional Greek restaurants for lunch.
Start at Kolonaki, Athens' most sophisticated fashion district packed with designer boutiques and famous galleries. In the cafes of the central square, Athenians enjoy coffee while people-watching. The most popular is Da Capo, where the hardest thing to find is an empty chair. Once you do, don't wait to be served by a waiter - head straight to the bar and place your order. After your coffee, browse the stylish boutiques and bars in the surrounding streets before heading to Mount Lycabetus for spectacular views of the city. It's a 45 minute climb to the top, but if you'd rather not walk there is a funicular that goes up to the summit. While you're there, visit the tiny chapel of St George and, upon descending, stop at the famous Benaki Museum.
Start with a pleasant stroll along the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou. As you walk towards the Thission area, admire the 150 metre high 'sacred rock' of the Acropolis, the most important site in the city. Enjoy a drink in one of its numerous buzzing bars. After this make your way to the Psyrri neighbourhood, which is teeming with bars, clubs and tavernas playing live Greek music. Personally I would recommend the taverna Methystanes - enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with the locals, who need little encouragement to start dancing till the early hours. To round off your evening perfectly, indulge in a mouthwatering gelato from Pagotomania.
Greeks express themselves with hand gestures when they are talking and generally speak in a high tone of voice. Most Greeks speak a foreign language, usually English.
In order to enjoy the full atmosphere of a restaurant, we suggest that the earliest you dine is 9.30pm.
Taxi ranks are available in most central squares; however, you can flag down a taxi on the street and perhaps even share one with another passenger. Be sure that the meter is running when entering the taxi.
Tipping is not mandatory, but is a gesture of satisfaction with services rendered. On average, 10 per cent on a restaurant or bar bill is offered.
¿SABÍA QUÉ? ?
During the construction of the Metro, many ancient artefacts were discovered which are now on display in some stations. Syntagma Station has the most impressive collection of all.
This was the first theatre constructed of stone in Greece, built at the end of the 5th century BC. All the famous ancient writers had their plays performed in this theatre.
The Panathinaiko Stadium is the only stadium in the world built of pure white marble and is the official finish line of the classical marathon race.
The InterContinental art collection
The Athenaeum InterContinental Athens features an extensive collection of contemporary painting, sculpture and photography by Greek artists.
QUÉ METER EN LA MALETA
Non-slip walking shoes
Most of the ancient sites are accessed by marble steps. For your safety, be sure to wear non-slip walking shoes.
Be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, which are necessary all year round.
From April to October, the weather in Greece is very good and suitable for swimming. You will find a clean and sandy beach not only on the islands but near the city. So pack a swimsuit.
- Syngrou Avenue 89-93
- Athens , 11745
- Recepción +30-210-9206000
Distancia 36 KM / 22.37 MI SOUTH EAST al hotel
Servicio de taxi (sólo ida): €37.00 (EUR)
Duración del viaje en taxi: approximately 45 min
Tarifa de transporte desde la estación de tren: €8.00 (EUR)
Duración del viaje en tren: 60
Tarifa de ferry (solamente de ida): €0.00 (EUR)
FROM ATHENS AIRPORT, TAKE ATTIKI ODOS HIGHWAY TOWARDS ELEFSINA. AT IMMITOS RING GO TO ATHINA CENTRE. FOLLOW THE SIGN PAGRATI/SYNGROU. CROSS VOULIAGMENIS AV. TO ILIA ILIOU AV. AT LAGOUMITZI STR. TURN RIGHT, THEN TURN RIGHT ON SYNGROU AV. TO THE HOTEL ENTRANCE.
Nombre : Neos Kosmos Tramway Station
Distancia 0.2 KM / 0.12 MI SOUTH WEST al hotel
Costo de taxi desde la estación del tren: €2.00 (EUR)
Nombre : Stathmos Larisis
Distancia 5.0 KM / 3.11 MI WEST al hotel
Costo de taxi desde la estación del tren: €12.00 (EUR)
Take Deligianni street to Konstantinoupoleos street and drive under the bridge at Pireos street. Continue on Hamosternas street. At the next underpass follow the exit to Athens to Syngrou avenue. The hotel is located at your right hand side.
Nombre del Metro: SYNGROU / FIX SUBWAY STATION
Distancia 1.0 KM / 0.62 MI SOUTH al hotel
Costo de un taxi desde la estación del Metro: €3.70 (EUR)
FOLLOW SYNGROU AVENUE TOWARDS PIRAEUS FOR APPROX. 1 KM. YOU WILL SEE THE HOTEL ON YOUR LEFT HAND SIDE. TURN RIGHT AFTER THE PROTON BANK BUILDING, TURN RIGHT ON KALIROIS AV. AND RIGHT ON STOGANOFF STR. THE HOTEL IS LOCATED AT THE END OF STROGANOFF STR.
- Estacionamiento disponible/130 espacios
- Cargo diario de estacionamiento: €21.00 (EUR)
- MONTHLY PARKING: available upon request . Covered underground garage (staffed 24 hours/day)
- Valet Parking Available: €21.00 (EUR)
- Servicio de estacionamiento disponible
- Puertas de acceso al aparcamiento controladas
- Zona de estacionamiento iluminada
From El. Venizelos Airport take Attiki Odos Highway toward Elefsina. Then take the Imittos Ring. Turn right at Athina Kessariani University Campus. Follow the sign Kessariani. Turn left at Peiraias Athina Vouliagmenis Ave. Turn right at National Road 1 Peiraios street into Lagoumtzi street. Follow the sign Athina and turn right at the traffic lights. The hotel is located on your right hand side. GPS address: 89 - 93 Syngrou avenue, Athens.