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The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel is south of Athens on the Athens Riviera. The hotel stands by the sea with many restaurant options within walking distance, including beach restaurants where you can watch the sunset over the Saronic Gulf.

Arriving at the Hotel

Below is a diagram of the Lobby floor of the hotel. When you arrive, the reception is straight ahead. The elevators are past the reception on the left and the Anemos restaurant, where breakfast is served, past the elevators.

To get to the main plenary hall, take a left out of the elevators, go past the reception and then take a left to the Aristotelis Convention Center.
Welcome Reception will be in the pool area.
Acropolis Tour will leave from the front of the Hotel.

Getting to the hotel from the Airport

Map of GreeceThe best way to get to the hotel from the airport is by taxi.

See here for information on Taxi prices and location at the Athens Airport.

Please make sure you direct the driver to the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel, as there are other Divani hotels in Athens.

Dining

The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel has excellent dining options that you can explore here:
https://divaniapollonhotel.com/restaurant-and-bar/

Restaurants by the hotel (5 minute walk or less):

Arial view of Hotel Area

The following restaurants are all by the beach in front of the hotel overlooking Saronic Gulf. All offer a variety of seafood and local Greek dishes. Ranging from fine-dining to a more relaxed atmosphere.

Also close by are the suburban towns of Glyfada, Voula and Voulagemi, with exciting restaurants and high-end shopping opportunities.

Highly Recommended restaurants in Voulagemi
– 5-minute cab ride

Restaurants in Athens

Shopping in Athens

Two neighbourhoods have been recommended to us by locals.Street view in Athens

Kolonaki is the place for upscale shopping, where international labels and Greek designer boutiques share space with sleek concept stores and galleries. Mid-range and fine dining restaurants offer global cuisines and modern takes on Greek cooking, and trendy bars have live jazz or DJs.

Monostraki is situated west of Syntagma square. It is known for being one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Athens, with narrow streets and a labyrinth of crossing alleys occupied by numerous shops and street vendors. Monastiraki is famous for the Sunday bazaar displaying a massive quantity of products.

Places to Visit:

  • Cape Sounion – This is a beautiful drive on the Athens Riviera. Stop in the town of Anavyssos for lunch and seafood. 
  • Walk around the Plaka neighbourhood below the Acropolis and have Gyros and Beer like the locals. 
  • For those who enjoy history and can’t make our Acropolis Tour, visit – the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, and Mount Lycabettus.
  • A day trip to the island of Poros or Aegina is highly recommended. Head to Pireaus and catch a ferry to one of the islands. You can also stay overnight, especially at Poros, a lovely island.

Our local friends have suggested the Travel agent below if Forum attendees want to book local travel in their own capacity. Feel free to contact Stelios.

Stelios Doukas
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Athens
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