Aria expands its presence in Athens

Aria Hotels has expanded its presence in Athens with two new luxury properties characteristic of the Greek capital and its style. The residences, in the neighbourhood of Plaka and the other close to the famous Syntagma Square, offer long- and short-term lets for visitors and tourists to Athens in search of an exclusive holiday or business stay in the heart of this ancient world-city. The modern residences, which have recently been refurbished to the highest standards throughout, combine comfort with luxury touches. Together, they blend the charm and legacy of a heritage property with an urban story stretching back through the history of civilization.

Located on Tripodon street in the Athens neighbourhood of Plaka, Aria Plaka Residence is an authentic neoclassical house in what is probably the oldest part of Athens, having maintained the same name for over 25 centuries. Accommodating up to four people and fully renovated, this beautiful property is ideal for couples, as well as groups of friends and families who can use it as base for exploring the Greek capital of Athens and surrounding areas. A standalone, three-storey house over 100 m2, it offers two bedrooms, a spacious seating and dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a rooftop terrace with wonderful views of the Acropolis. This is particularly attractive at night when the city comes alive and the evening vista across this ancient skyline is a scene of wonder. It is also highly convenient for a number of the city’s key archaeological, historical and cultural sites and monuments, allowing guests to experience the city like a local resident, immersed in the everyday life and history of the area.

Aria’s Troulanda Acropolis Suites represent two modern holiday properties on the ninth floor of a significant building on Ermou Street with breath-taking views across to the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world and an iconic Athenian sight. Each suite is air-conditioned and offers the discerning tourist a main bedroom with bathroom, lounge area, bar-style dining area and kitchenette. These properties are particularly suitable for two couples or a family travelling together, as well as business visitors, and looking to experience one of the most exciting and historical cities of Europe and the Mediterranean. Each open-plan suite comprises one bedroom, a spacious seating area, a bar-style dining area, kitchenette, and one bathroom. The wall-to-wall picture windows all give wonderful views of the Acropolis and Athens.

One of the first roads designed in modern Athens and a major axis of the city’s first town plan, Ermou Street is a one-and-a-half kilometre-long road connecting the Kerameikos archaeological site with Syntagma Square through Monastiraki, Psiri and Thiseio. Its length takes in the city’s best-known and busiest shopping street with fashionable boutiques and a number of international brands, bustling pedestrian zones, and one of the oldest churches in Athens, the Byzantine Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea. World-famous Syntagma Square is located directly across from the Greek Parliament Building. It is surrounded by numerous shops and restaurants and marks the start of the 40-acre National Garden, south of which is the Zappeion Mansion, the Presidential Mansion, and the Panathenaic Stadium (the only example in the world built of marble) where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

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