A luxurious stay in the heart of Athens!
Hestia Averof opened its doors in July 2023. With 60 gorgeous, comfortable studios and apartments, built around an
impressive atrium lobby with an abundance of natural daylight, the building is located in a very central location
in downtown Athens. Just across the road you will find the National Archeological museum, featuring an impressive
collection of ancient artefacts. The building is relatively close to Victoria Station on metro line 1, making it
easy to go anywhere in the city.
With eight accommodation types to choose from, Averof 7 is fast gaining popularity in the eclectic neighborhood it
calls home. The property boasts a spacious, social lobby as well as a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gymnasium on
the first floor. At the entrance on ground floor, you will find a manned reception desk (11:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.) as well as
convenient luggage lockers, which are ideal to accommodate early arrival or late departure situations.
The seven floors feature impressive photography murals and portraits embracing themes from the different neighborhoods
of the city: Downtown Athens, alternative Exarcheia, happening Psyrri, historic Monastiraki, traditional Plaka, seaside
Piraeus, and the amazing Acropolis. With the exception of the port city of Piraeus which is a 15-minute metro ride away,
all these vibrant must-see neighborhoods are within walking distance!
Hestia Averof features a magnificent rooftop terrace, accessible to all Hestia Guests, with spectacular views of the Acropolis
– the perfect backdrop for small gatherings with family and friends during the evening hours. Here you also find an indoor
game room with a retro, fun foosball table.
Ideal for: Singles or couples who want a quiet and cozy Athens studio with all modern comforts yet offering good value for money. If you want to visit the Archeological Museum, Areos Park and the Motor Museum, this is it!
Don’t be misled by the name of these studios. They boast an ultra-comfortable queen-size bed and all the amenities that our larger rooms have, including a large queen-size bed, an indoor bar to dine on and a work desk. Spread over 30 square meters (about 325 square feet) of space, these apartments are just a bit smaller than others and most visitors can’t even tell the difference, thanks to the design-led open plan. The back city view is preferred by those who want a quieter stay, even with the windows open.
Ideal for: Couples, Families with one child or people with special needs who want spacious accommodation and modern accommodation. Perfect for exploring the National Archeological Museum and nearby café scene.
Stylish, quiet and relatively spacious, our Comfort Apartment ranges between 41 and 45 square meters (440 to 485 square meters) in size, with an airy open-plan feel that can easily fit 1-3 people. If you prefer a more silent environment with a backside view and lots of sunshine, these apartments with their large queen-size bed and top-notch mattresses will certainly live up to their name. A fully equipped kitchenette, a sit-down desk and good-sized bathrooms are a definite plus, so is the soothing décor with just the right touch of color. Three of these apartments have been especially designed for people with special needs.
Superior Apartment with Atrium View
Ideal for: Guests who like a more secluded sleeping area and a cozy interior space without any street noise, as well as for businesspeople who want a bit more peace and quiet. The bustling city will be there for you when you emerge!
There’s something very comforting yet quite spacious about our Superior Apartments, thanks to their isolated bedroom with light from our prized atrium. Add to that a first-class queen size bed, comfy pillows and plush bedding, which all conspire to create a perfectly restful night. Individually controlled air conditioning, a fully equipped modern kitchen and an attractive dining area come together to create your own Zen space in the heart of the city. Prepare your favorite food and take it up to the roof garden or stay indoors and curl up on the spacious couch to watch satellite TV.
Standard Studio with patio
Ideal for: A couple with or without children who want to enjoy a bit of private outdoor space. Great if you have a toddler or young kids, thanks to the enclosed patio. The gym and lobby are right next to you, while beyond the property’s walls major city attractions are close by.
Only one of a kind in the whole building, this Standard Studio is blessed with its own private patio that can seat four people in a private, quiet outdoor space! Indoors, you’ll find all the advantages and amenities of our other Standard Studios, including a lavish queen-size bed and a sofa bed that works well if you have a child with you. The lobby lounge and gym are on the same floor, adding more activities and flexibility to your stay.
Standard Apartment with patio
Ideal for: A couple or family of three or four who want a patio for extra space to lounge around in. Good for receiving guests or just for spreading out your belongings in a larger space. Close to everything.
If you’re in Athens partly to enjoy the mild weather, you’ll fall in love with the cozy private patio that right outside this Standard Apartment. This is our largest apartment on the property and only one of two with a private patio, just perfect for relaxing in your own private outdoor space and enjoying a meal or drink al fresco, without even having to leave your quarters. Excellent for a couple who wants more space and blessed with a large queen-size bed, the apartment can also accommodate two children on the double sofa bed and transform itself into a smart family residence. A sizeable dining table, fully stocked kitchen area, individually controlled AC and satellite television add to the comforts. You’ll also be happy to know that the gym and lobby lounge are on your floor!
Ideal for: Couples who like to sit outdoors, families with one child, or those who desire a more deluxe stay. An interesting base to explore the mixed and very different neighborhoods around the property, as well as museums and eateries.
Boasting a large open space and design-led separation between living and sleeping areas, our Deluxe Apartments are close to 40 square meters in size (430 square feet), with a front-facing view perfect for a couple and suitable for adding one more person. The comfy double bed and handy couch bed, along with a seating area and dining table make the Deluxe Apartment is a very flexible choice as your base in Downtown Athens. The well-stocked kitchen is ideal to cook in-house or even prepare a meal to enjoy on the sunny roof terrace. Modern, bright and relaxed, this apartment will not disappoint in terms of comforts and amenities.
Deluxe Apartment with Balcony
Ideal for: More exclusive stays for couples who covet city penthouse apartments and like an open-air feel from the comfort of their city pad. A great base to hop in and out of, as you discover the best of Athens.
The magic of our Deluxe Apartments with Balcony – or our penthouse apartments on the 7th floor – comes from the open-air city terrace that will have you enjoying the mild weather right from your very own abode! While the indoor space may be more compact than other room types, the extra outdoor space adds a feeling of total openness, begging you to sit outside to enjoy a meal, read a book or try a newly discovered Greek wine. This apartment is simply perfect for singles or couples who like their own exclusive outdoor terrace with a penthouse feel and a lot of sunlight. Amenities such as satellite television, stocked kitchenette, large bathroom and work desk ensure you have everything you need.
Interconnecting Deluxe Apartment
Ideal for: Families with one or two kids that still want the option of privacy, two couples who like to have a door between their quarters, business partners who might want separate areas in the evening but a large, connected space during the day.
If you’re a family of four to six people and would fancy two of everything, you’ll be very happy to settle into our Interconnecting Deluxe Apartment. Made up of two Deluxe Apartments with an interior connecting door, this two-bedroom, two-bath accommodation can easily become one larger apartment or two independent ones just by closing a door. Two satellite TVs, two kitchenettes, two living-dining areas and two double beds – not to mention two couch beds – will give you the epitome of space to enjoy a grand visit to Athens. If you want more mingling space, there are cozy seating areas on each floor and a huge roof terrace that delights all, plus our design-led atrium lobby.
Explore the Area
Right on Omonia Square, the beating heart of the city, the Apollonion café-bakery-restaurant will impress you with its variety of pastries and coffees, but also savory goods and even hot food. If the weather is good, which is most of the year, sit outside and observe the multitude of people from all walks of life that come and go through.
The Athens central market is a bustling place where you can find everything from fresh fish and meat to cheese and olives. It has been operating since the 19th century and is a great way to experience the local culture and cuisine. You’ll find yourself enjoying some street food or coffee at the nearby stalls and cafes. The market is open every day except Sunday and is a must-see for any visitor to Athens.
Literally two blocks from our property, the Polytechnic School of Athens is a historic institution that played a key role in the Greek resistance against the military dictatorship in 1973. Today, it is part of a prestigious university that excels in engineering, architecture, and applied sciences. Visitors can admire the neoclassical buildings, the iconic gate where army tanks ganged up against the students, and the museum that showcases the history and achievements of the school.
Strefi hill is an overlooked spot in Athens, although popular with the locals. It has a rich history, dating back to ancient times when it was used as a quarry and a burial site. Today, it offers stunning views of the city and the Acropolis, as well as being a small, peaceful park with trails and benches. You can sometimes come across some graffiti art and cultural events on the hill, making it a vibrant and diverse place to explore.
If you are looking for a fun neighborhood place to hang out, check out the Metropolitan Bowling Center some 15 minutes’ walk away. Beyond bowling, there’s ping pong, foosball and a café. While it isn’t a huge place, prices are quite reasonable and the staff is friendly.
Athinas Street bears a lot of history and character. It used to be the main commercial street of the city, where you could find everything from spices and fabrics to books and jewelry, as well as a red light district once upon a time. Today it’s a vividly mixed street of traditional food shops, cafés, hardware stores and curiosity shops.
Exarchia is a neighborhood in Athens that stands out for its eclectic, alternative and leftist or anarchist vibe. It is home to many artists, activists, students and intellectuals who enjoy its lively cafes, bars, bookshops and cultural centers. Known once for its clashes with the police and its graffiti-covered walls that express political and social messages, the area has calmed down with the ongoing construction of the new metro in the main square and extra policing to make it more amicable. Within walking distance from Averof 7, Exarchia will let you experience a different side of Athens, one that is rebellious, creative and diverse.
Set in a not-so-fancy but interesting residential part of town, just a 10-minute walk from our property, L.U.X Athens has earned many positive reviews for its down-to-earth Greek food and friendly staff. Among the more popular items that appealed to guests include the cheese balls, zucchini balls, grilled octopus, Cretan pasta dish, fried feta with honey and more. Lamb dishes, chicken dishes, sujuk sausage and more await those with meatier palates. Finish your meal with the orange cake or kataifi dessert if available.
Walk about 7 minutes to the heart of Downtown Athens, somewhere between old-world Kaniggos Square and funky Exarchia Square, and seek out Mikaku Sushi & Noodles for a good value-for-money Asian experience. Shrimp tempura, bao buns, mini shrimp rolls, and lots of sushi of course.
You’ll fall in love with this progressive Greek restaurant meets wine bar with great décor, a DJ and upscale ambiance. Pharoah takes pride in not cooking with electricity, using instead wooden stoves and charcoal grills to create wondrously authentic Greek dishes, with a lot of focus on locally sourced meats, cheeses, produce and other ingredients. This is a true culinary experience for epicureans and fine diners, with a great vibe too.
This is one of the newest and most prestigious restaurant-bar-cafés in Athens. Great coffee, a sushi bar, a delicious Mediterranean restaurant and some live music shows will delight you in this place that’s only a short walk away on foot. It is a bit more expensive than other places in the area but the experience is worth it. Food favorites include Pizza Calabrese, fish tartare with mango and lime, and a delectable club sandwich.
Value-for-money Afghani cuisine? Yes, as this is one of the advantages of being in an immigrant-friendly neighborhood. If you don’t mind the simple setting, you’ll be rewarded by very good food with an authentic eastern twist. Sumptuous rice dishes, cooked vegetable mixes, kebab skewers and some delicious Afghan-style bread to go with it all.
Cafes / Breakfast
We love this little neighborhood corner café, with specialty coffee, knowledgeable baristas, plus a handful of tasty cakes that fit perfectly with whatever coffee you’re having. There’s a little seating upstairs, and of course some chairs and tables outside. Friendly atmosphere!
What a spacious and gorgeous café with affordable fare right on Exarchia Square, serving good coffee, great breakfasts and easy brunches. Apart from the coffee, you’ll also find beer, juices and other good stuff to imbibe, including wines and sangria. The eclectic décor, the sidewalk café feel and the all-day-long seating make it a favorite of the younger and older crowd alike.
How about getting some good coffee to go right next to the hotel and enjoying it on our roof terrace? Or maybe you want to grab a coffee as soon as you leave the hotel and walk around with it, in true Greek fashion. Mr. Coffee, which is barely two blocks away, has you covered with hot and cold coffees, soft drinks and snacks. Just grab and go!
This independent charming café with indoor and outdoor seating can be combined with a visit to the museum or can represent an outing by itself, as it goes beyond coffee in offering standard local food such as Greek salad, meats, spaghetti and other favorites. A really great location right next to our property, but the service might suffer if there are too many people, and it’s a bit pricier being right next to one of Greece’s – and the world’s – most important museums.
Pubs / Bars
Small bar that’s popular with the local crowd, often with a DJ playing good music with a solid techno beat. Late at night you may see clients dancing outside the busy bar, while the friendly staff buzzes around to get you your favorite drinks. A lot of visitors to the city swear by it!
Funky Athens watering hole with an artsy and alternative vibe, complete with a friendly outdoor space on an old pedestrian alleyway. Their cocktails are popular, with the likes of margaritas, mojitos, pina coladas and other all-time favorites showing up often on their posts. Serves coffee during the day, perfect for those who want to avoid cars yet embrace the conviviality of the city.
The neighborhood’s residents swear by Eklekton as being one of the few good remaining bakeries with “real bread”, i.e. quality products such as sourdough bread and homemade pitas (savory pies). It really feels old world as well, with sweet favorites such as Diples (fried puffy bread topped with honey and a sprinkling of walnut). Try the hard semi-sweet cookies that are perfect with coffee and tea too, as well as salty favorites like their locally made cheese pie.
A real find in terms of authentic bread, sandwiches and cookies, this little bakery is worth a diversion from the main roads. There’s yummy pizza, sandwiches made with sourdough bread, savory Greek-style pitas with different fillings, and lots of sweet treats as well. If you look online, you’ll see some raving reviews about this place, so maybe you’d like to add your voice as well.
An old-world dairy shop with sublime tastes, Stani offers the best Greek yoghurt with honey, fabulous rice pudding, the delectable Greek custard pie known as Galaktoboureko, many typical Greek desserts, and even some savory stuff such as cheese or spinach pies! The coffee there has also earned good reviews, so do visit and enjoy!
One of Greece’s most prestigious supermarket chains, AB Vasilopoulos has everything you need from fresh fruits and vegetables to fine cheeses and wines, and everything else in between. It’s around the block from Averof 7, open every weekday until 9 pm, closing one hour earlier on Saturday. Perfect for grocery shopping and cooking great meals in your apartment.
Inexpensive, good and filled with everything to cook in your apartment, the smaller and easily manageable BAZAAR Supermarket will still surprise you with a range of European foodstuffs, including fresh fruits and vegetables, that will help you stock your kitchen during your stay. It’s only a few minutes’ walk away.
This little neighborhood pharmacy is a good nearby solution if you want any medication in a hurry, opening every weekday from 8 am to 8 pm (Saturday from 10 am, closed on Sunday). Also keep in mind that you can ask for basic health tips and what medication to take if you don’t feel too well.
Parks / Museums
Areos Park is an attractive green oasis in the heart of Athens spread over 25 hectares and boasting more than 500 species of plants and trees. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s very close by and provides an opportunity to enjoy nature while admiring Athenian neighborhood life, mixed in with an immigrant element for good measure. Walk along the paths, sit on the benches, or have a picnic under the trees. Admire the many statues from Greek culture and mythology, depicting Athena, Zeus and Apollo among others.
If you like cars, visit the Hellenic Motor Museum just a few minutes’ walk away. It’s a fantastic place to see the history and evolution of automobiles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Admire more than 110 cars from different eras and styles, displayed in a unique building with amazing architecture and design. Try a Formula 1 simulator and learn about road safety.
For lovers of ancient Greek history and art, the National Archeological Museum of Athens is a must. Being the largest and most important museum in Greece with over 11,000 exhibits from all periods of Greek civilization, it features stunning sculptures, pottery, jewelry, frescoes. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the most famous and influential artworks in the world.