Subject: Re: Greece, Turkey and Egypt
Dear Monica,

Heere is a list from my files of budget hotels in and around Athens. The prices are somewhat outdated though. hoppe theyhelp somewhat. sandy


Emmantina Hotel, in Glyfada (by the airport and beach): 33, King George Ave. Phone: 893-2111. Very nice, clean, inexpensive.

Oceanis Resort Hotel, Glyfada (near airport). One block from ocean. Balcony, pool, bar and restaurant. Continental breakfast included. Double with bathroom: $35.

Hotel Plaka, 7 Kapnikareas (and Mitropoleos St.), Athens. Excellent location in heart of Plaka. Air conditioned, beautiful rooftop garden overlooking Acropolis. Double with bathroom $50.

Hotel Aphrodite's House, 12 Einardou St., Attikas Square 10440, Athens. Meticulously clean hotel in a quiet residential area. Abundant hot water 24 hours a day. An easy 5-minute walk from railroad and metro stations, 10 minute walk to Acropolis. 27 rooms accommodating one to four persons (some with private baths). Common facilities fastidiously maintained. Rates per person: $7-$15.

Hotel Nefeli, Iperidou 16, The Plaka, Athens. Family-run hotel in middle of old area of Athens. They are very friendly and helpful. Single: $33; double: $47.

Austria, 7 Mousson; 923-5151. A small hotel (37 rooms) sparsely furnished rooms, but it is clean, quiet, efficient and in the city center. It's on the slopes of the Acropolis. Double: $50.

Athens YWCA, 11 Amerikis St., Athens; (30-1)362-4291. Spartan, but welcoming. Floors and walls are bare, but many rooms have balconies looking out either on an interior courtyard or a wide terrace over the street. However, beware that the noise level on the street side approaches raucous! There is no air-conditioning. Current rates are about $11 for a single with shared bath, $15 with private bath; doubles about $17 with shares bath, $21.50 with private bath.

Adonis Hotel, 324-9737, in the Plaka, a charming small hotel with a pretty roof garden. Doubles from $35.

Akropolis House, 322-2344, a dignified small hotel in the Plaka. Doubles from $37.

Hotel Phoebus, 322-0142, in the Plaka, is where Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson filmed part of Fortunes of War. It has a charming domestic quality. Doubles from $52.