Great value in the center of Athens
Posted Oct 19, 2016
The pedestrian-only triangle between Syntagma, Monastiraki and Omonia squares is the heart of modern Athens. Syntagma with the Greek Parliament building and 5-star hotels is the stately square, Monastiraki with all the cafes is the nightlife square, and Omonia with the full variety of both the 99c stores and upscale malls is the business square; all three are 1-1,5 kilometers apart.
The Delphi Art hotel location, within 3-5 minute walk from the Omonia metro station, is very central and convenient for reaching any part of the city; most touristy areas are within a walking distance. The side streets around the hotel could look scary, frequented by beggars and homeless at night, but these people usually mind their own business and never tried to bother us. In general, Athens are not known for violent crime, but beware of pickpockets, they can really ruin your vacation.
The hotel itself was fantastic, with free Wi-Fi, modern spacious rooms and very nice "quasi-antique" balconies overlooking the small square surrounded by Agios Konstantinos church and the National Theater of Greece, all lit up at night. Traditional continental breakfast, with eggs, sausage, bacon and lots of Greek vegetables and condiments, was quite tasty and served in a nicely decorated dining hall. Some days, we were woken up by the church bells at around 8am, but for us it was rather a nice start for another day exploring the city. The bells go for no more than 15 seconds, so you can just sleep through it.