From its fascinating ancient ruins to its pristine stretch of sandy beaches, Athens is a longtime favorite for an exciting Mediterranean vacation. Visitors can check out the city’s famous open-air theaters, try authentic Greek cuisine at local taverns, and visit the famous Acropolis, an ancient citadel overlooking the city. No matter what brings you to Athens, you’ll want to find a top-notch rental to go with your unforgettable trip.
What follows is a list of the best Airbnbs in Athens. To ensure that you’re only seeing premium rentals, each of the following listings boasts Airbnb Plus status and is overseen by a superhost. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts have a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality while Airbnb Plus properties have been verified through in-person inspection. All of the Airbnbs on this list also offer comfortable modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
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Stylish Syntagma Apartment
First up is a stylish rental apartment in Athens with a central location and a view of the Acropolis.
With pastel blue walls, white accents, and minimalist artwork, the interior is tranquil and comfortable. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be met with a wooden dining table and a large chalkboard wall where you can leave a note and read those left by previous guests. The living room offers a cozy sofa and glass doors that open onto the balcony. There is also a separate kitchenette with an electric cooktop and a lovely coffee bar. The bedroom features a queen-size bed and large windows that provide gorgeous city views, and the apartment offers one full bathroom.
Guests can step onto the sunny balcony and enjoy a morning cup of coffee or spend the night with a view of the lit up Acropolis. Located in the heart of Athens, this convenient apartment is perfect for exploring nearby attractions like Monastiraki and Psirri. There are also several restaurants, bars, and lively shopping streets surrounding the apartment.
Designer Studio With a Balcony
If you’re interested in renting an apartment in Athens with an ultra-modern interior and a trendy location, check out this stylish studio in the historic Koukai District.
The chic living space is furnished with a comfy sofa and a queen-size bed and is decorated with soft grays, minimalist artwork, and tasteful splashes of yellow. Glass doors lead onto a balcony with a bistro table, and there is also a modern full kitchen with a breakfast bar for enjoying meals. The combined living and bedroom area is partially separated from the kitchen by a frosted glass wall, making the space feel cozy and private. There is also one full bathroom with a walk-in shower, marble details, and a washer. Although the space is ideal for solo travelers and couples, the living room sofa is very comfortable and can sleep an additional guest.
The Koukai District is lively, urban, and filled with restaurants, bakeries, cafés, and cocktail bars. Conveniently, the apartment is just a short walk away from the city’s main historic sites such as the Acropolis museum.
Bright Studio Overlooking the City
For an Airbnb in Athens with unrivaled views of the entire city, you don’t want to miss out on this top-floor studio apartment.
Large windows surround the studio space, providing incredible views that are visible from every inch of the apartment. Furnished with a double bed and a comfy L-shaped sofa, the rental can accommodate one or two guests. There is also an en suite bathroom with a vessel sink and a walk-in shower, and a minifridge and cooking supplies are provided. Additional amenities include a Smart TV and a washing machine, and the host will provide a crib for guests traveling with small children.
Since the apartment is on the top floor of a soaring elevator building, the view from the private terrace is sure to take your breath away. With an outdoor kitchenette, a dining table, and a grilling station, the terrace is the perfect spot to hang out day or night.
Located in a safe and quiet neighborhood, the apartment is close to a few universities, local shops, restaurants, and bars. Right next door there is also a bus stop from which you can take a short ride to the city center.
Mezzanine Loft Near the Acropolis
Ideal for couples and small groups, this charming split-level loft comes with access to a pleasant courtyard surrounded by greenery.
Wood finishes, unique Greek artwork, and red accents make the interior exceptionally warm and welcoming. On the main floor, you’ll find an open-concept living space with a few cozy sofas, a round dining table, and a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a washer. Up to four guests can stay in the apartment, which offers a sofa bed on the main floor and a queen-size bed in the lofted bedroom area. There is also a modern full bathroom and an endless selection of books to choose from.
Set in the historic neighborhood of Plaka, this Athens Airbnb is conveniently positioned for exploring bars, restaurants, and popular historic attractions. Plaka is home to many world-famous archeological sites, earning it the nickname Neighborhood of the Gods.
Central Apartment With Panoramic Views
This studio apartment rental in Athens is on the sixth floor of an elevator building and offers an impressive style and incredible views.
The designer interior boasts a neutral color palette with tranquil artwork, gorgeous wood accents, and unique light fixtures. Natural light pours in through the massive windows and glass doors that surround the living area, and guests can enjoy private access to a spacious terrace with a bistro table. The apartment comes with a modern full bathroom as well as a full kitchen with a small breakfast table. Furnished with a queen-size bed and a comfy sofa, the studio space is ideal for a solo traveler or a couple but can accommodate up to three guests.
Set in Central Athens, the studio is within walking distance of Syntagma, Plaja, the Acropolis, Monastiraki, and Kolonaki. With its luxurious interior, convenient location, and panoramic views, this is certainly one of the best Airbnbs in Athens.
Fashionable Apartment in a Renovated Tailor Factory
If you’re looking for an Athens Airbnb that can accommodate a few more guests, check out this two-bedroom apartment in the city center.
Exposed brick accents, modern artwork, and walls of black-grid windows tastefully combine in this unique abode. In the spacious living room, you’ll find a cozy gray sofa bed, wood furnishings, lively indoor plants, and a convenient workspace. There are also large windows and glass doors that open onto a private terrace equipped with a patio table and a ton of greenery. The full kitchen is completely updated with stainless-steel appliances, and there is one full bathroom with gray marble walls and a washing machine. Each of the bedrooms is furnished with a double bed and can be accessed by a set of glass doors off of the living room. Two additional guests can sleep comfortably on the sofa bed in the living room, making the apartment suitable for six. Pets are also allowed in the apartment, and there is an elevator in the building.
The neighborhood is known as both an art and business hub, and the apartment’s central location makes it easy for guests to walk to the city’s most popular bars, restaurants, and archeological sites.
Breathtaking Penthouse Suite
No list of the best Athens Airbnbs would be complete without a top-of-the-line penthouse suite.
This stunning one-bedroom apartment boasts a high-end contemporary interior and picturesque views. Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the one-bedroom abode is furnished with a queen-size bed and offers a luxurious full bathroom with a walk-in shower and a heated towel rack. Modern art adorns the bedroom and the living room, which feature bold color-blocked walls and large glass doors leading to the balcony. There is also a modern full kitchen and a two-person table in the living area. Guests can enjoy incredible views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon from the private balcony and from every room in the apartment. Additional amenities include a washer, a dishwasher, and an elevator in the building.
If you stay in this gorgeous Airbnb in Athens , the Acropolis and its accompanying museum will be just steps away from your front door. Located in the popular neighborhood of Plaka, the apartment is also close to Hadrian’s Gate, Panathinaiko Stadium, Zappeio, and Syntagma.
Upscale Designer Apartment in Psiri
Set on a quiet street in the city’s historic center, this studio apartment is the perfect accommodation for a relaxing couples’ getaway.
Small but efficient, the interior features an open-concept layout with a modern full kitchen, a white dining table, and a cozy sitting space. Glass doors next to the sofa open onto a private balcony, and the bedroom area is partially separated by a built-in desk and a wall of shelves. There is a large set of windows right next to the king-size bed, so you can relax and enjoy the gorgeous city views. With a reclining lounge chair and an outdoor dining table, the balcony is another great place to relax and enjoy meals. There is also one private full bathroom with a marble vessel sink, an open walk-in shower, and a heated towel rack.
Psiri is one of the oldest districts in Athens and boasts lively and colorful streets filled with local shops and restaurants. Major historic sites like the Acropolis are also just a 2o-minute walk away.
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Unique Guest Suite in Historic Kolonos
For an artistic vacation rental in Athens with handmade details and a ton of character, check out this one-of-a-kind guest suite.
The interior boasts warm wood finishes and exposed stone walls and can sleep one or two guests. On the main floor, you’ll find a cozy little sitting area next to an eat-in kitchen with pastel green cabinets and vibrant tilework. The home is furnished with one double bed that can be found in a lofted sleeping area and is accessible by a handmade spiral wooden staircase. There is a small wall-mounted TV in the sleeping area, and the large windows and open design allow natural light to flow throughout the home. The full bathroom is a work of art in its own right, with a gorgeous stained-glass window and a dolphin tiled tub handmade by the French artist Christophe Reyre.
The apartment is located in Kolonos, the oldest neighborhood in Athens, and is well connected so that all main tourist attractions can easily be reached with the nearby metro. Kolonos is quiet and safe, making this apartment great for anyone looking to stay outside of the city’s busy tourist sections.
Industrial-Style Apartment in a Trendy Neighborhood
With a retro-inspired style and a desirable location, this sunny studio apartment makes the perfect home base for exploring the city.
Brightly colored and well decorated, the unique interior features handmade furniture and repurposed decorations. The spacious living area offers a comfy L-shaped sofa, an exposed brick accent wall, and a stained-glass chandelier. A lengthy wall of windows lets in great natural light and city views, and the well-equipped kitchenette comes with a retro refrigerator and a convenient breakfast bar. The bedroom is partially separated from the common areas by a white divider draped in green vines and is furnished with a queen-size bed and a relaxing hammock chair. There is also a modern full bathroom with marble finishes, and additional amenities include an in-building elevator and optional baby gear.
Situated between Monastiraki and Plaka, this convenient Airbnb in Athens sits directly behind Agias Eirinis Square. Guests can enjoy the best of both worlds with popular local spots around the corner and famous tourist attractions just minutes away.
Bright Apartment in a Quiet Neighborhood
This colorful one-bedroom apartment rental in Athens offers a tranquil retreat great for couples and small families.
With pastel accents and vintage wood furnishings, the living room is stylish and relaxing and makes a cozy place to hang out and utilize the Smart TV. Next to the living room, there is a small dining area with a paper chandelier and glass doors that lead onto a private balcony. There is also a full kitchen around the corner and a private full bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress and also offers balcony access. Two additional guests can crash on the sofa bed, and a travel crib, a high chair, and a changing table will be provided for children.
Located in a safe and family-friendly neighborhood, this Athens Airbnb is a great choice for guests traveling with children. Right next door is the Sepolia Metro Station, allowing you to reach the city center in a few minutes, and there is a great selection of restaurants, markets, and cafés on the streets surrounding the apartment.
Contemporary Apartment Near the Acropolis Museum
Chic, modern, and centrally located, this short-term rental in Athens offers a luxurious and convenient stay for up to four guests.
Although the apartment is relatively small, the efficient layout allows for plenty of open space and comes with a modern full kitchen with a lengthy wooden dining table. The bedroom features a queen-size bed and a wall-mounted Smart TV, and the full bathroom comes with a vessel sink and a walk-in shower. In the living room, a plush sectional sofa rests against an exposed rock wall and doubles as two single beds for two extra guests. With convenient features like heated floors, a pillow-top mattress, a washer, and a dishwasher, this apartment guarantees a comfortable stay.
Dionysiou Areopagitou street, one of the most scenic promenades in the world, is just around the corner at the bottom of the Acropolis. The famous streetwalk is known for its museums, archeological sites, and an artistic mix of neoclassical and modern architecture.
Stylish Boutique Loft
Set in the bustling neighborhood of Gazi, this funky studio apartment is filled with unique artwork and modern amenities.
The dramatic interior design features bright yellow accents that contrast with black furnishings and cabinetry. Furnished with a gray sectional sofa and a double bed, the combined living room and bedroom is lit up by a glass wall leading out to a private balcony. The balcony is furnished with a coffee table and a few chairs and offers a nice collection of greenery. Modern light fixtures border the shiny black kitchen, which comes with an impressive selection of appliances and a convenient washer. Purple mood lighting, plush towels, and high-end toiletries add a touch of luxury to the full bathroom, and the rain-style walk-in shower adds to the relaxing ambiance.
With the Acropolis just a few minutes away, this Airbnb in Athens is ideally situated for exploring the city’s museums and historic monuments. What’s more, the immediate area offers plenty of opportunities to check out Athenian bars and restaurants and get a taste of local city life.
Minimalist Studio Loft
This contemporary vacation apartment for rent in Athens is conveniently located between popular historic sites and bustling nightlife attractions.
The all-white interior is accented with black and gray geometric patterns and decorated with unique paintings and simple but striking art pieces. A minimalist divider with open panels separates the queen-size bed from the living room, allowing the light from the apartment’s large windows to flow freely throughout the space. The innovative divider also makes the Smart TV visible from both the bedroom and living room area. There is also a modern full kitchen with bar-style seating and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower and a heated towel rack. Additional amenities include a separate workspace, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, and a crib for guests with young children.
With the Acropolis to the left and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens to the right, this Plaka apartment is within walking distance of top-rated restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions.
Superb Neoclassical House
Wrapping up our list is a brand-new Athens Airbnb with a luxurious interior and a neoclassical design.
Light wood finishes and neutral-toned décor combine in a bright and relaxing atmosphere. The house comes with a modern full kitchen and a luxurious full bathroom, and there is an impressive selection of amenities, including stainless-steel appliances, a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, beach essentials, and optional baby gear. Handmade wooden stairs lead to the lofted bedroom, which is furnished with a king-size bed and a large white armoire, and the sofa converts into a comfortable double bed. There is also a small covered back patio furnished with an outdoor dining table and surrounded by lush greenery.
Set in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood, the house is surrounded by markets, banks, and cafés, and Plaka is just a 10-minute walk away. There is also a metro stop with a direct line to Athens International within walking distance of the home; alternatively, for a small fee, your hosts can provide private transportation to and from the airport.
Whether you’re interested in a handcrafted house or a penthouse apartment overlooking the city, you don’t want to miss out on a stay in one of the best Airbnb rentals in Athens.
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