Central Athens Hotel

Central Athens Hotel

Central Hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Old City of Plaka and the Acropolis, only 200 m. away from the Constitution square, the city's business district.

Central Hotel
Enjoy a brief business trip or discover the Ancient Greek civilization in the area around the hotel and relax in our completely renovated rooms with the stunning view to the Acropolis. All rooms are designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation and feature upscale furnishing and decoration.

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We hope the following information will be of benefit in planning for your visit in Athens.

1. Getting Central Athens Hotel - From International Athens Airport
El. Venizelos International Airport - Athens is about 30 km from the city center.
All means of transportation are located at the Arrival Level, with the exception of the train/metro, whose entrance is at the Departures Level opposite entrances 1 and 2.

a. By Taxi
The airport is accessible by taxi on a 24-hour basis. Passengers leaving the airport, make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level.

Cost: 35.00 Euro from the airport to Central Athens Hotel. (Morning rates)
Cost: 50.00 Euro from the airport to Central Athens Hotel. (Night rates 00:00-05:00)

Duration: approx. 30' it depends on the traffic.

Receipt: According to the Greek Legislation, taxi drivers should provide upon request a receipt for the amount paid for transportation services. The receipt should also indicate the taxi registration number and the driver's name.

b. By Metro
The Airport is accessible via Metro Blue Line 3.

Metro Blue line 3: "Athens International Airport - Monastiraki"
The journey time from Athens International Airport to Syntagma is 30 minutes.

  • Single fare 8 Euro
  • Return ticket (within 48 hours) 14 Euro
  • Single fare for 2 persons (flat ticket) 14 Euro
  • Single fare for 3 persons (flat ticket) 20 Euro
  • Teens (under 18 years), Students 4 Euro
  • Senior Citizens (65+ years) 4 Euro
  • Mobility impaired 4 Euro

Operating hours 05:30 - 00:30
Itineraries: every 30' (ex. 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 etc)

c. By Bus
Six public bus routes serve exclusively the airport, connecting the greater area of Athens and Piraeus with the airport.

X95 Syntagma - Athens Airport Express
X95 Athens Airport Express - Syntagma

Ticket price: 5 Euro

Use for only ONE trip to or from the airport.

Where to buy: From the bus driver, all metro stations and public transport ticket outlets.

The penalty for not having a validated ticket is 60 times the price of the ticket.

All Express Buses disembark their passengers at the Departures Level and they depart from the designated area located at the inner curbside of the Arrivals Level, right outside the Intra Schengen area, between Doors 4-5.

Operating hours 24hour basis.
Itineraries: every 20' (ex. 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00 etc).

2. Getting Central Athens Hotel - From Pireaus Port
Athens' main port of Piraeus serves as the starting and ending point for the main ship routes to the majority of islands around Greece. Located 10km away, Piraeus is an approximate 30-minute drive from the hotel. Please be advised that in the summer months, traffic may be particularly heavy on Fridays and Sundays, leading to possible travel delays.

a. Taxis
Taxis are easily found just outside the port. Cost: 15-20€

b. Train
Guests also have the option of using the excellent public transportation system (Metro) from the Port of Piraeus to the center of Athens. Please take Metro Line 1 (Green line) to Monastiraki Station. Passengers should disembark the train at the Monastiraki Station.The hotel is located 500 meters from train station. The travel time is approximately 20 minutes. Ticket Cost: 1,4 € per person.


Standard Standard
Average size: 18 - 29 m2

The Central Athens Hotel rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated. Available with either two twin or one double bed.
Room Facilities: Safety Deposit Box, centrally controlled air conditioning or heating, Work Desk, Marble tiled bathrooms with Shower or Bathtub, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Telephone, Satellite LCD TV, Fridge, Coffee – Tea making facilities, Free Internet access, Smoking or Non smoking rooms available.

Standard Triple Standard Triple
Average size: 29 - 32 m2

Standard triple room composed of 2 single beds and a sofa bed. Has view in the atrium of the hotel.
Room Facilities: Safety Deposit Box, centrally controlled air conditioning or heating, Work Desk, Marble tiled bathrooms with Shower or Bathtub, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Telephone, Satellite LCD TV, Fridge, Coffee – Tea making facilities, Free Internet access, Smoking or Non smoking rooms available.

Regular Regular
Average size: 17 - 21 m2

Fully renovated, wood furnishings equipped rooms with all modern amenities and facilities facing the hotel's atrium
Available with either two twin or one double bed.
Room Facilities: Safety Deposit Box, centrally controlled air conditioning or heating, Work Desk, Marble tiled bathrooms with Shower or Bathtub, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Telephone, Satellite LCD TV, Fridge, Coffee – Tea making facilities, Internet access, Smoking or Non smoking rooms available.

Superior Superior
Average size: 17 - 21 m2

All Superior Rooms are exterior rooms, with breathtaking view of the Acropolis or panoramic view of Athens city with private balconies. Situated on high floors have plenty of natural fresh light and modern atmosphere.
Room Facilities: Safety Deposit Box, centrally controlled air conditioning or heating, Work Desk, Marble tiled bathrooms with Shower or Bathtub, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Telephone, Satellite LCD TV, Fridge, Coffee – Tea making facilities, Internet access, Smoking or Non smoking rooms available.

Superior Plus Superior Plus
Average size: 17 - 22 m2

Superior Plus rooms situated on the 5th and 6th floor. The Superior Plus rooms have stunning view of the Acropolis or private spacious balconies facing part of the Athenian capital.

 Extra Benefits of the Superior Plus Rooms
  • Complimentary traditional welcome drink upon arrival
  • Pure cotton bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Natural based bathroom amenities
  • Coffee – Tea making facilities
  • Early check in (upon availability)
  • Late check out till 18:00hrs (or later upon availability)
  • Flower arrangement upon request
  • Priority at the underground parking lot free of charge during your stay. Max high 1.80. (Notice is required)
  • Free use of meeting room (capacity of 10 persons), upon availability
Standard Facilities: Safety Deposit Box, centrally controlled air conditioning or heating, Work Desk, Marble tiled bathrooms with Shower or Bathtub, Hairdryer, Toilet, Telephone, Satellite LCD TV, Fridge, Internet access, Smoking or Non smoking rooms available.

Family Room Family Room
Average size: 34 - 38 m2

Family room has 2 separate bedrooms with separate bathrooms and interconnecting doors. One bedroom is with Acropolis view and double bed and one with twin beds and view in the atrium.
Room Facilities: Safety Deposit Box, centrally controlled air conditioning or heating, Work Desk, Marble tiled bathrooms with Shower or Bathtub, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Telephone, Satellite LCD TV, Fridge, Coffee – Tea making facilities, Free Internet access, Smoking or Non smoking rooms available.


Visit our charming restaurant and enjoy daily buffet breakfast serving fresh juices and delicacies.
Famous Italian designers have created the furniture of the restaurant in a comfortable and modern style.
The place's main attraction is the innovative atrium which you will find in the restaurant's entrance.
Its wooden deck, the traditional olive trees and its upscale decoration, are the result of the designing philosophy of Stelios Demos, the architect whose professional experience always documents the combination of state of the art technology, functionality, and modern art design.

'An experience to remember...'

Take your time to enjoy the romantic scenery from our unique terrace. Be it during sunrise or during sunset, we invite you to admire the magnificent view to the Acropolis, only a breath away.
Indulge to this unforgettable experience and travel through time by combining the traditional with the holy, history with evolution, and trust the discrete service of our experienced personnel.

Private parking operates all day (space is available upon request due to limited availability).
Conference and meeting facilities that can accommodate from 20 to 100 persons are also available upon request. Choose one of our specially designed rooms to hold a successful meeting or event and our experienced personnel will cater to your most specific needs.
Technical equipment is also available upon request.


Take your time to walk around the picturesque setting of the Old City of Plaka and get to know the area's rich history by visiting its various archaeological museums and cultural sites.

Or just spend some time to discover the imposing rock of Acropolis and the ancient market place, but also all the other interesting sighteseeing in Athens. The attraction of the Old City of Plaka is also due to the unrivalled variety of traditional cafes and "tavernas" offering the famous Greek "meze' and to the culinary delights offered by a la carte restaurants, well known to those who wish to have a quiet meal while enjoying a breathtaking view to the Acropolis.

Whatever you choose, we promise to provide you with the necessary travel details and to extend our warm welcome on your way back to the cozy "hide away' we created for your holidays.
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«An unforgettable experience...»
Thea Terrace Bar on the roof top of Central Athens Hotel offers a magnificent view “only a breath away” to the Acropolis and the picturesque city center.

Indulge to this unforgettable experience and travel through time overlooking to one of the most well known world cultural heritage monuments, combine tradition with spirit, history with evolution while enjoying your coffee, drink or a delicious snack.

Operating hours: April - October from 11:00 in the morning until 1:00 after midnight, November - March from 11:00 in the morning until 12:00 at night. Contact Info: 210 3234357


Meeting Room Omonoia
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Meeting Room Syntagma
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Meeting Room Plaka
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Caring for your Health & Safety
As a new era in hospitality begins, Central Athens Hotel is ready to welcome you safely, and in absolute accordance to the new health and safety protocols. We constantly update our procedures to be in accordance with all the updated health and safety regulations for our guests and our staff. Read below all the latest guidelines for a safe hospitality experience at Central Athens Hotel and enjoy your stay!

Given the particular situation with the outbreak of the Covid-19, we would like to inform you about the drastic measures that our hotel is taking to protect the health of our visitors, our employees and our suppliers.
Our goal is to provide safe and carefree holidays with high hygiene standards, as significant organizational changes are taking place. The plan also includes intensive training of employees to comply with all the requirements of this new situation.

Quick List of Health & Safety at Central Athens hotel

General Rules
• Please follow the H.D.M. (Hands-Distance-Mask) Rule.
• Lobby TV screens will also be used for messaging and communication.
• Floor signage for physical distancing will exist at the common areas of the hotel.
• Hand sanitizer dispensers, will be placed at all hotel entrances, reception, meeting spaces, public WC.
• All lobby and restaurant areas will be open constantly for air circulation.
• Guests will be advised and will be reminded frequently from the hotel staff for physical distancing at least 1.5m away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing at reception, using elevators or circulating around the property.
• Only guests living in the same room we recommend to use the lift at the same time and if possible to avoid using it at all.
• Non-residents of the Hotels are not allowed to enter a room.
• Medical Kit. A complete medical kit will be available at the hotel’s Front desk which will contain disinfectant/wipes for surface cleaning Tissues, Face/eye masks (separate or combined, goggles), gloves, Full-length long-sleeved gown and laser thermometer.
• Front of the House Signage. Health and hygiene reminders throughout the property including the proper way to hand washing, distancing and usage of sanitizer dispenses.
• All reception areas are marked to keep the 1.5-meter distance rule that protects our customers during the check-in procedure or other occasions, such as activities or transfers arrangements.
• Public Spaces indoors & outdoors. Frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including, front desk, doorman desk, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, room keys, stair handrails, dining surfaces and seating areas. It will be highly recommended to all guests the usage of their in room WC and not the public ones.
• In case it occurs a suspected case of covid-19 by a guest or hotel employee, we are ready to take all necessary and mandatory measures based on Greek law.

Front Desk
• Online check in. Our customers will be able to check in up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival, responding to the e-mail that will be automatically sent to them by our hotel, with the request to fill in their required details. Thus, the check in will be mainly done without contact and essentially only by showing the ID or passport and a credit card upon arrival, significantly reducing the customer's time at the reception.
• Protective plexi glass application has been installed at the front desk between guests and team members, to prevent the dispersion of particles.
• Guest will be asked upon check in if daily housekeeping service will be needed.
• Credit card as a payment method instead of cash will be reinforced.
• Check out time: 11:00 & Check in time: 15:00 in order to secure in-between timing for deep cleaning and control.
• Key card will be provided by front office. All key cards will be sanitized and placed within the key card folder.
• Luggage will be sanitized before the temporary stored in the luggage room or before the check in.
• Fast check out: Shortly before the departure, our guests can be informed by telephone for the status of bill.  They are going to inform us via telephone about their acceptance. With this process, the time spent in the Reception area is reduced, since he/she now visits the reception to proceed with the final payment of his/her account.
          Final invoices will be sent by email. 

• All rooms and common areas are continuously disinfected and cleaned with Ecolab’s certification.
• Air Conditioning Cleaning and maintenance is made according to NPHO protocols.
• All rooms and common areas of Central Athens hotel are cleaned carefully using steam cleaner and fully complied with all the international standards cleaning products and the latest antibacterial, antiviral and virucidal solutions, several times throughout the day.  
• All our hotels use cleaning products and follow protocols which meet NPHO guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other.
• Cleaning and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, particular attention to critical and high-touch items including telephone, television remote controls, toilet seats, door and furniture handles, light switches, temperature control panels, luggage racks, garbage bins and floors.  All in room stationary, pens and pencils will be suspended.
• All bed linen and towels will be changed upon guest’s requirements and washed at a high temperature in accordance with NPHO guidelines.
• Housekeeping trolleys will be sanitized after each shift.

Food & Beverage
• Buffet breakfast will be suspended. Breakfast will be served A la carte by reservation.
• Food and beverages will be served mandatorily by the hotel's staff.
• Individual packaged goods will be available.
• To offer services to all of our guests, the opening hours of the restaurants and other hotel services are extended.
• As for our restaurant and lobby areas, the placement of tables follows exactly the distances required by the authorities. The common areas must be occupied only by the maximum number of people permitted. You could enjoy any meal by reserving your table in advance.
• Our room service will be delighted to serve you.
• Breakfast-to-go boxes are also available.
• Hard copy menus will be suspended and will be available only upon request.
• Digital menus will be available.
• Service and beverage stations to be sanitized at least once per hour
• POS terminals to be sanitized after each usage.
• Meeting Spaces. Meeting and banquet set-up arrangements will allow for physical distancing between guests in all meetings and event rooms based on NPHO and state recommendations. Buffet style food service will be suspended and replaced by alternative service styles.
• Our contractors and suppliers of goods and services follow similar Health & safety measures.
• Items be sanitized prior its inhouse dispatch.

Staff Training & Regulations
• Our staff wears face masks and disposable gloves or uses antibacterial hand sanitizers. We closely follow all the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization, the Greek Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and our staff is constantly trained on all latest about Covid19.
• Thermal controls to all employees at the entrance of the hotel. Hand sanitizer upon arrival is mandatory, too.
• Our employees have been given clear instructions on how to respond promptly and report all cases of COVID-19 on property.
• Employees will be reminded not to touch their faces, keep physical distancing at least 1.5 m away from guests and other employees.
• Employees are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well.
• Hand Washing. Personal hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap is vital. (every 60 minutes for 20 seconds)
• All employees have received training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols. A more detailed training will be conducted to front line teams having frequent guest contact such as Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Maintenance and Security.
• All employees, will be provided a mask. Front line teams are required to wear that mask while on duty. Gloves will be provided to Housekeeping and Food & Beverage teams.
• Shared Equipment, will be sanitized before, during and after each shift or usage. This includes critical surfaces as phones, keyboards, computers and other communication devices, payment terminals, kitchen implements, Food & Beverage equipment such coffee machines etc engineering tools, cleaning equipment, security keys and any other direct contact items used throughout the Hotel.

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Central Athens Hotel
Apollonos 21, Plaka, Athens - Greece, 10557
Tel: +30 210 3234350, Fax: +30 210 3225244
MHTE: 0206Κ012Α0007200

E-mail: reservation@centralhotel.gr
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