Makrygianni & Koukaki Athens’ Authentic Neighborhoods


Makrygianni & Koukaki Athens’ Hippest and Authentic Neighborhoods

Koukaki

Quiet Koukaki,to the south of Filopappou Hill, is a residential neighborhood of hillside avenues, a much calmer area than Plaka or Psyri. The closest metro station is Syngrou-Fix. If you want to be super close to the Acropolis but still enjoy a local atmosphere, Koukaki is your place to be!

the pedestrian Drakou street in Koukaki, Athens Greece

the pedestrian Drakou street in Koukaki

Koukaki Square is the heart of this neighborhood, and Georgaki Olympiou Street or Drakou street are the best places to be if you’re searching for traditional shops and food places. Drakou street, a leafy pedestrian street is lined with eateries, Internet cafés and gelaterias, forms the neighborhood's core.

the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens Greece

the National Museum of Contemporary Art

The recent National Museum of Contemporary Art (Leoforos Kallirois Amvrosiou Frantzi) is also in the neighborhood. Housed in a former brewery is a gem for art lovers visiting Athens. The Museum addresses some of the biggest issues of our time through the works of leading international and modern Greek artists.

See our selection of hotels near Makrygianni & Koukaki in Athens

Makrygianni
aerial view of the the Acropolis Museum

An aerial view of the Acropolis Museum and the Centre for the Acropolis Studies

The whole area of Makrygianni has blossomed into a hip, upmarket and warmly welcoming neighbourhood. The Makrygianni area, also known as «Acropolis», is located at the extreme North of Koukaki on the South of the Acropolis. Dionysiou Areopagitou street is an urban border separating the Acropolis from Makrygianni. It's an upper-class area where among others the Acropolis Museum, the Centre for the Acropolis Studies and the Lalaounis Jewelery Museum are located

At the junction of Makrigianni and Dionysiou Areopagitou streets, stands the of Ioannis Makriyiannis, a Greek general of the Greek war of Independence in 1821. The entire area was named after him.

General Makrygiannis' bronze statue (sculptor: Yannis Pappas, 1989)

Our selection of Makrygianni & Koukaki hotels in Athens:

Royal Olympic Hotel

Royal Olympic Hotel is a five star property located in the centre of Athens, laying just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and the National Gardens. It's underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes walk to the new Athens Acropolis Museum. After a complete renovation Royal Olympic was transformed to an art hotel very elegantly decorated and looked after in every detail.

The Roof Garden Restaurant - Bar is offering the ultimate dinning and wining experience in front of the most spectacular view in Athens. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a Wellness Center.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple Rooms & Suites
Location/ Nearest Metro:Syggrou-Fix, Syntagma

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Coco-mat Athens BC

Coco-mat Athens BC is a supreme luxury, design hotel located in the heart of Athens. Just a short walk from the Acropolis and close to a number of the city’s attractions. The elegantly decorated rooms and suites are fully equipped with everything a traveler might need and offer relaxing sleep on the best mattresses made by Coco-mat, the most famous company in bed making.

The hotel has a fantastic rooftop pool-bar, a nice spa and a fitness center.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple Rooms & Suites
Location/ Nearest Metro: Syggrou-Fix

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Ilissos

Strategically located just a few minutes from the Syggrou – Fix metro and the city center, Ilissos Hotel provides you with direct access to all Athenian sights, the historic center, the Acropolis Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. With 91 rooms to choose from, the property offers excelent view to Acropolis and the hill of Lykavitos. The rooms, decorated in earthy tones, are designed to offer our guests a comfortable and beautiful environment with all the modern comforts they could wish for.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Syggrou-Fix 250m

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Hotel @Syngrou Fix

Ideally located in the heart of Athens Hotel @Syngrou Fix offers bright, breezy, comfortable and clean rooms. It's a modern, contemporary and stylish hotel, just steps from the hip bars and restaurants of Koukaki and within close proximity to a huge array of tourist attractions in Athens. The New Acropolis Museum is at 8 minutes walk, while the Syngrou-Fix Metro Station is just a short walk from the property.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Syggrou-Fix 250m

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