Philippos Hotel

3 Mitseon Street, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $104.00

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Word of the day

Karyatis- Greek goddess of the nut-trees

Styamas- (stig-yah –mas) Cheers! *clink glasses*

Phrase of the Day

Polee eneh Akvrava (poh-lee ee-neh Ah-Kra-vah)- It's too expensive!

This morning we took an 11 am Tram into Athens. Gypsies roam between the cars playing accordion and begging for change. We arrived in the city a little after noon. We then learned ...

The cradle of Western civilization

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... both day and night, when it is lit up.

Athens is known as the cradle of democracy. This region was the leader in democracy, philosophy, poetry and drama (all Greek words).

We were 11 in our tour group, including Erja, the tour coordinator. (She’s Finnish-American and lives in Maine. I went on her Russia-Helsinki tour last year.) A good, local guide took us on an all-day walking tour of some of the highlights of Athens. Lunch at ...

Easter in Athens

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... br>
Monday the weather changed to occasional showers but was still perfect weather for sightseeing. Touring in the middle of the summer must be brutal with the crowds and the heat.
We headed out to spend a few hours in the Agora. I expect it will be overshadowed by the Acropolis when we go there tomorrow but there is so much history in the Agora in such a few acres of land that we happily wandered about getting educated.

The Agora was the hub ...

It's all Greek to me...!

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... we decided to catch up on some emails and have an early night.

On day 2 (my birthday), we started to explore our neighbourhood. It was a really lovely part of Athens, a little bit touristy but lovely nonetheless and right under the Acropolis. Lots of cafés, restaurants, flea markets (Bronte bedside herself :-)) and ruins literally under our feet. Surprisingly a lot of people spoke English. We had a very casual day; we had all slept terribly and my cold ...

Amped for Athens

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... I said New Zealand, and they said "England?" I said no, New Zealand, under Australia? Then the wife proceeded to tell us about her family member who lived in England. We decided to roll with that.

So this is my first morning in Athens! Technically it is only 4am local time (3am when I woke up) but my body is obviously in its own timezone which is not dictated by daylight hours. Ah well. Ill let ya'll know how my first day in Greece goes in a bit!

Nadine ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Philippos Hotel Athens

    Excellent, but now the rates reflect it


    We (two university professors) took our group of 21 students here in 2003 and while we were apprehensive that it was not directly in the Plaka, we found it to be our favorite of the many hotels we have stayed in in Athens over the years. It is perfectly located; our students were treated as well as we were (a rarity); the rooms were immacualte and the breakfasts excellent. We are very disappointed that this is no longer a bargain hotel, or we would be back every year.

    My first stop in Europe


    As my first stop I wasnt sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised that this hotel was so good.

    We really liked this hotel!


    This hotel has a great location. It's actually in a real neighborhood -- each morning we saw children going off to school and people headed to work -- and yet, it is also just two short blocks from the Acropolis, a very short easy walk to the Plaka area, and not too far on foot to Syntagma or Monastriki Squares. (Plus there's a closer underground stop at Acropolis that is only two blocks from the hotel. If you fly into Athens take the underground to the Philipos for 11 Euros per person, or else the hotel can send someone to pick you up for about 40-50 Euros.) In addition to its great location, our room at the Philipos was large, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was also good. The staff was friendly and responsive. It was also quiet at night. The breakfast buffet that was included in our price had a wide selection and was agreat way to start the day. You can probably pay less money to stay in other places in Athens (which is an expensive city), but for us the superb location and reliable cleanliness and comfort of the Philipos was well worth the $180 USD or so we paid per night to stay there for four nights in March 2005. We would definitely stay there again, or at their sister hotel around the corner, the Herodion.

    Great place to stay in Athens


    Athens was the fourth trip of year for our traveling team. We found the

    Great stylish hotel with quiet and close location!


    We stayed at the Philippos Hotel at the beginning and end of our stay in Athens and were really pleased.

    The staff were nice and quite accomodating. The rooms were lovely and large. Our first room had a perfect view of the Acropolis. Bathrooms were large and clean with tub/showers. My only complaint would be that the breakfast was pretty limited.

    The neighborhood behind the Acropolis was perfect-- close to the center but not too close.

    We will definitely stay here again!

    Clean, Neat, Tidy


    Phillipos is clean, helpful, nice. Not four seasons nice - but above your average place - esp. for americans who are used to real bathroom/tubs/showers. we loved it. liked having the included breakfast (no eggs/bacon - but did have cereal, bread, yogurt, figs, kiwi, etc). DO NOT GO TO VITRO CAFE - PHILLIPOS PUSHES IT - IT IS AWFUL. Horrible food at high prices - and the most annoying piano/mandoline combo ever - they played "I'll have it my way" for a good 45 min. while we were there. Would happily go back to Phillipos. MOST EXCELLENT BAKERY on the backside hotel - sweet, nice people - excellent sandwhiches and pastries. mmmmm......easy to get to the metro from the phillipos. nice balcony with tables/chairs.

    Would go back!


    We stayed here for only one night after a week in Istanbul at Four Seasons and Radisson cruise. I wanted a place that was clean, well-located, and reasonable as we were leaving at 5AM for the airport. I was VERY pleased with the Philippos. It was clean with spacious rooms; I was not expecting great charm and the rooms are quite simple. However, the balcony with view of the Acropolis at night was quite spectacular and the neighborhood is quiet. The staff is very friendly and we were directed to a local restaurant, Vitreon (also recommended by NY Times), sat on the sidewalk under the trees and had 10+ food for under $40 for two. If you are looking for 5-6 star charm, this is not the place; if you are looking for value, location and a pleasant experience, I would highly recommend the Philippos. Happy traveling!

    Neighborhood near Acropolis


    If you only have a night in Athens, this hotel is in the shadow of the Acropolis. Nothing fancy, but the staff was helpful and courteous.

    Located in a residential neighborhood and a short walk to Plaka. Huge balcony with view of Acropolis (and of apartment life in Athens).

    Great little hotel


    Rooms are clean, comfortable, secure. Great balcony view if you ask for it. Staff is professional and courteous. Good breakfast included with room rate. Easy walking distance to most popular areas with metro access about 2 blocks away. Lots of great cafes nearby. Herodion hotel, a sister hotel to Philippos, is only 2 blocks and has a 5th floor terrace with a great, unobstructed view of the Acropolis. Fantastic pictures at night when it's all lit up. Would highly recommend this little hotel, we loved it. October, 2003.

    Loved the Philippos Hotel


    My husband and I stayed in this charming hotel at the base of the Acropolis. It is in a pretty residential area of Athens and walkable to the Plaka. The most amazing detail of the hotel is that the rooms (with balconies) look directly up at the Pantheon which is ablaze with lights at night. You can sit on your balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the view!

    Buffet Breakfast is served and included in the price.

    This is not a deluxe hotel, but a small recently renovated 3*

    Definitely book the rooms with a view of the Acropolis!!

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