7 Best Budget Apartments in Athens for 2024

Are you looking for a budget apartment in Athens? Check out these 7 best central Athens budget Apartments (near Acropolis) ideal for a couple, a single traveler, a family, or a small group of people.

Athens’ old part, Plaka, and the surrounding central area are the most beautiful places to stay for your visit to Athens. Acropolis Hill, where the Parthenon and the other impressive temples are located, is surrounded by Plaka and its picturesque alleys.

An alley with whitewashed houses and bougainvillea in Athens Plaka. Best Budget hotels in Athens.
Athens Plaka

Central Athens also houses amazing budget apartments, ideal if this is your first time in Greece as all the sites are within walking distance. Find below a list of the best Athens Budget Apartments, details of each apartment, and the nearby sites.

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Athens Plaka Budget Apartments

1. Koukaki Home, near the Acropolis!

A living room from Koukaki with a sofa, coffee table, table kitchen.  Athens Budget Apartments.
Koukaki Home living room

Koukaki Home is very close to the Acropolis and to bars, restaurants, and lots of shops. It is a very nice and spacious apartment, decorated in vivid colors that bring out positive energy, ideal for a family or a couple. The owner is always eager to share his favorite places in Athens with you, just ask!

  • Capacity: up to 4 persons, children friendly
  • Decoration Style: traditional, colorful
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: No
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen, very suitable for family. No parking but you can leave the car at a nearby paid parking
  • Disability Access: No
  • Acropolis Distance: 10-minute walk
  • Closest Metro Station: Acropolis and Syggrou Fix
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Acropolis, The Zappeion and National Parks, Temple of Zeus, Koukaki, Modern Art Museum
  • Check availability and prices on Booking.

2. Acro Urban Suites

A view to Acropolis from the balcony of Acron suites.  Athens Budget Apartments.

Acro Urban Suites are exceptional Athens Plaka budget apartments with one of the best Acropolis views in Athens, especially on its terrace. There is automated check-in via codes with smooth operation and convenience as well as super-friendly hosts. Check availability and prices on Booking.

Areopagitou st. The road in front of the Acropolis
  • Capacity: 2-4 persons per apartment, children, and pet-friendly
  • Decoration Style: Modern Suites with vivid colors and tapestry
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: 2 Apartments have a balcony, a large common terrace
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: Yes, massage options
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Amenities: A Shared Lounge and fully equipped kitchen. No parking but there are available paid parking options closeby
  • Disability Access: Yes, lift
  • Acropolis Distance: 5-minute walk from the Parthenon
  • Closest Metro Station: Acropolis
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Wine with Eleni, Strofi Restaurant

3. Rastoni Athens Suites near Acropolis

A room from Rastoni Athnes Suites with double bed.  Athens Budget Apartments.
Rastoni Athens Suites

Rastoni Athens Suites consists of 3 individual apartments each with its own bathroom. It has finely decorated rooms with stylish mirrors and lighting and newly decorated modern bathrooms. The Suites has no reception but the staff is available with quick communication with the host. Check availability and prices on Booking.

An old houses and a bougainvillea in Plaka Athens.
Plaka Athens
  • Capacity: Solo traveler or a couple with a very young child
  • Decoration Style: Classic
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Small Balcony
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: No
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Amenities: Fully equipped kitchenette. No parking but there are available paid parking options nearby
  • Disability Access: Yes, lift
  • Acropolis Distance: 15-minute walk from the Parthenon
  • Closest Metro Station: Syntagma
  • Nearby Points of Interest: At Souri 3 St. is one of the best wine bars in Athens, By the Glass

4. The Square Six

A big room with sofa, double bed and a kitchen table with four chairs.Athens budget apartments.
The Square Six room

The Square Six is located very close to Syntagma Sq, Athens’ main square. It offers quality accommodation, immaculately clean rooms, and close proximity to all Athens sites. All rooms were tastefully renovated in 2020, and the staff is friendly and always accommodating to your needs. Check availability and prices on Booking.

Syntagma Sq and the Greek Parliament
  • Capacity: 6 Apartments able to house from 1 to 6 people, children friendly
  • Decoration Style: Classic, earth colors
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: No
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: No
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Amenities: Fully equipped kitchenette. No parking but it is available in the area paid parking options
  • Disability Access: Yes, lift
  • Acropolis Distance: 15-minute walk from the Parthenon
  • Closest Metro Station: Syntagma
  • Nearby Points of Interest: A 3-minute walk away is Ipitou St, a pedestrian great bars

5. Olala Syntagma Apartments

An Athens Budget Apartment  balcony with a table and six chairs and other buildings in Syntagma.

Olala Syntagma Apartments have beautifully decorated apartments in a central location of Athens. The apartments are within walking distance of historical sites, restaurants, and cafes, and are quiet. They are ideal apartments for a family of 5 or a group of people.

  • Capacity: Studio apartments, with a capacity of 1-5 people, children friendly
  • Decoration Style: Bright, modern, tasteful furniture
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: No
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Amenities: Fully equipped kitchenette. No parking but it is available in the area paid parking options
  • Disability Access: Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Acropolis Distance: 1metro station far
  • Closest Metro Station: Syntagma
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Syntagma Square, Hellenic Parliament, Ermou shopping center
  • Check availability and prices on Booking

6. IPELHOME – Athens Heart Apartments

A budget apartment room with a table and four chairs and a sofa  with a big mirror on the wall in Athens heart apartments.
Athens Heart Apartments

IPELHOME – Athens Heart Apartments, looks more like an Athenian home than a travelers’ apartment. It is freshly renovated, with convenient and pleasing-to-the-eye furniture. The host always welcomes the guests who will be happy to find, coffee and tea available and often fresh fruit, waiting for them. Check availability and prices on Booking.

Zappeion Mansion Megaron in Athens
Zappeion Mansion
  • Capacity: 2 bedrooms, with a capacity of up to 4 people, children-friendly
  • Decoration Style: A home-feeling apartment with modern details
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Balcony and terrace
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: No
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: Free stuff like jam, Nutella, butter, and cookies
  • Other Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen. No parking but there are paid parking options nearby
  • Disability Access: No
  • Acropolis Distance:15-minute walk from Parthenon
  • Closest Metro Station: Syntagma
  • Nearby Points of Interest: The most commercial road in Athens, Ermou St

7. Cocktail Bar Experience – Athens Apartment

A painted wall with graffity of Cocktail Bar Experience - Athens Apartment.

Cocktail bar experience – Athens is a fab, very bright, fun-looking budget apartment near Kerameikos Metro Station in central Athens. The spacious rooms are decorated in a combination of Athens’ old style with modern facilities. You will love the cocktail bar on the Terrace where you get a free drink of your choice for each night of your stay.

Check availability and prices on Booking.

A whitewashed alley in Plaka with two people and view to Acropolis hill in Athens.
Plaka streets
  • Yard, Terrace, Balcony: Yes
  • Spa, Gym, Pool: No
  • Breakfast, Restaurant & Bar: No
  • Other Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen. No parking is available. Pets allowed.
  • Disability Access: Yes, lift
  • Acropolis Distance: 20-minute walk from the Parthenon
  • Closest Metro Station: Kerameikos
  • Nearby Points of Interest: Kerameikos Archaeological site

When is Best to Go to Greece

Greece has 4 distinct seasons with considerable temperature differences if you are in Thessaloniki in the north or Crete in the south. The islands never close, they have permanent residents but they are at their liveliest between May and September.

The peak season in Greece is from July to August, and the islands can get very busy and crowded. The sea water is at its warmest (25-28 C) in August and September. I love exploring the islands in the off-season, and that means that there will be hotels, cafes, and taverns working, but it will be quiet with just the permanent residents.

You may be interested in checking out Crete in Winter!

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How to get to Athens Port (Piraeus) from Athens Airport

Bus X96 Peiraias Port to Athens Airport
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  • Bus: If you are arriving at Athens International Airport you can travel straight to the port by taking the X96 express bus (€5.5, children <6 yo, free entrance), which departs every 40 minutes and the average trip lasts 1 hour – runs 24/7.
  • Metro: (€9) is easily found across airport arrivals (blue line – M3) going directly to Piraeus port. The average trip to Piraeus lasts 1 hour.
  • Taxis are available in front of the airport (around €40 to Athens, €55-60 to Piraeus (depending on the traffic in Kifisos), and take up to 3 or 4 people with small luggage)
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  • You don’t like driving but love hassle-free solutions? Book a Private transfer with an English-speaking driver from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Ferries, or anywhere else in Greece
  • Are you looking for domestic flights in Greece? Check out the official Aegean Airlines Website.

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