We read all the reviews before booking the AVA and amazingly they were all correct in the comments about this gem of a hotel. They have a philosophy to make sure every guest is treated like family. From the greeting by Stavos when we arrived in the evening from a long flight from LA to having arrangements for a price fixed taxi that they call to take you to the airport or port. (Much better than trying to negotiate the taxi fare on your own)
We took the 95 airport bus to Syngama Square (buy ticket at the kiosk just outside the terminal door and remember to punch ticket in the machine in the middle of the bus).There is a large fine if your ticket is not stamped. Bus is every 10 minutes and you line up at sign that says 95 by the curb. Just a few feet from the Kiosk. (95 is right after 94 bus sign) There is plenty of room for luggage just sit where you can keep you eye on your bags.. Get off at last stop and a 5 minute taxi ride to the hotel.Taxis are right by where the bus pulls in. Oh.. people will try to get on the bus before everyone gets off..welcome to Athens. AVA has a great informational web site with all the information including a map and the hotel name/address in Greek.Make a copy of this to take and give to the taxi driver. The AVA hotel really thinks of everything.
Have a great trip and enjoy the hotel and it's prime location in the Plaka.
Bus is 3 euros (or if over 65 1.5 euros) plus 10 euro for the taxi with all our luggage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AVA is a boutique Hotel situated at Plaka in the middle of the Historical Centre, at the foot of the Acropolis, on a quiet street. Surrounded by the worlds most renown monuments of Greek Civilization: Parthenon, Zeus Temple, Hadrian Arch, Agora etc. AVA offers spacious Suites & Apartments with all the amenities and comfort of an upscale Hotel, plus the exclusiveness and privacy of one's own home. AVA is a non smoking hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athens Ava Hotel