Discover Athens on foot
We invite you to a guided walking tour to nearby cultural treasures of Athens.
- When: Every Friday at 10:00am
- How to book: Contact the Concierge Desk of King George hotel, T: (+30) 210 3330 284
- Number of persons: Minimum 4 and Maximum 8 persons
- Cost: €35 per person
- Duration: 90 minutes
Terms & Conditions:
- Participation only for hotel guests (in-house)
- Tours in any museums or sites are not included
- Reservation required: Two days prior – by Wednesdays, 9pm
- Participation cost must be prepaid
- Cancellation up to 24 hours prior the Walk: Fully refundable
- No-show: Full amount is charged
Meet our Concierge
We invite you to meet our Concierge team members. They stand ready to be of service daily, dedicated to unlock the secret treasures of Athens.
From dinner reservations at the finest city restaurants to private tours of historical landmarks, our team always perform with efficiency and aplomb. Turn to them for car rentals, limousine service, florist services, theater and sports tickets, directions, general information, and so much more.
Call the Concierge: +30 210 3330 284
Email the Concierge: email@example.com
Things to do and see in Athens
Nestling in the heart of Europe’s oldest capital, King George is within view of many notable monuments and is walking distance from stylish retail areas, popular museums, and the bustling business district.
This engaging location includes heritage destinations such as the Parthenon, Acropolis Hill, the New Acropolis Museum, and the Ancient Agora - as well as historic communities such as Plaka and Thission. Exhilarating neighborhoods are home to numerous bars and restaurants, ouzerias, and tavernas while the Olympic Stadium of Modern Times -a mere five miles from the hotel- fuses ancient traditions with modern architecture. The colorful Monastiraki Flea Market presents authentic relics and indigenous flavors and Voukourestiou Street features the city’s upscale boutiques.
Athens from Above
Say “Athens” and people will say “The Acropolis”. Of course you should not leave Athens without having visited the Acropolis with its splendid Parthenon, Erechteion, Propylaea etc. However, Athens has much more to offer. The Ancient and the Roman Agora, Plaka, the romantic Anafiotika area, the Panathenaic Stadium, Lykavittos and Philopappou Hill, various museums, Psirri, Gazi and Monastiraki area.
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A day in Athens
Perfectly situated for captivating experiences, a truly inspiring and gracious venue, King George is located within walking distance from the wonders of Athens.
The Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission are nearby, so too are upmarket boutiques, world-renowned museums, and the city’s vibrant business district.
Watch our video and discover the city with SPG members Richard and Kim.
Tudor Hall Restaurant
Located on the 7th floor of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, the Tudor Hall Restaurant features a unique neo-classical décor, unrivalled views of the Acropolis, Modern Greek cuisine and signature cocktails.
A key element of differentiation is the use of fresh seasonal vegetables and raw materials; the reason why the restaurant menu is being continuously updated, is the consistency with the seasonal produce.
Transportation Options & Driving Directions
From/To Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos(ATH), is approximately 45-minute drive away from the hotel.
TAXI SERVICE (When leaving the airport, please use the taxi line next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level)
- Day Service (6:00AM - 11:00PM): €38
- Night Service (11:00PM - 6:00AM): €55
- Day Service (6:00AM - 11:00PM): €110
- Night Service (11:00PM - 6:00AM): €145
*For VIP Service, which includes pickup from inside the airport, there is a supplemental charge of €38.
For guests who wish to take the train, Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is connected to the center of Athens via an excellent public transportation system (Metro). The Metro Line 3 train runs between the airport and Athens every 30 minutes-on the hour and half hour. Passengers should disembark the metro at the Syntagma Station and follow the exit signs for the Hotel Grande Bretagne. King George Athens hotel is located next to Hotel Grande Bretagne, directly across from Metro station. Travel time on the Metro Line 3 train is approximately 36 minutes.
Fare per person: €10 one-way
Finally, a 24hrs public bus route connects the airport with the greater Athens area via the Route Χ95 Syntagma - Athens Airport Express. The ticket price is €6 for a one-way trip from the Airport to the center of Athens. You may purchase tickets from the bus driver, in the airport Metro station or at any public transportation ticket outlets.
From/To Piraeus 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 12km from the hotel, 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, leading to possible travel delays.
Taxis are easily found just outside the port. You can always allow our concierge to assist you in arranging a taxi or limousine transfer at the following cost:
- Private Transfer: Please contact our Concierge to learn more about costs and to arrange your transfer: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Taxi Service: €45
- Limo Service: €110
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 to Monastiraki Station, then switch to Metro Line 3 in the direction of the airport or Doukissis Plakentias. Exit the train at Syntagma Station, and follow signs to the Hotel Grande Bretagne. King George Athens hotel is located next to Hotel Grande Bretagne, directly across from Metro station. The travel time is approximately 20-40 minutes, depending on the frequency of the trains. Cost: €1.40
Getting around in Athens
Athens enjoys a state-of-the-art public transportation system (Metro) that is unrivaled in Europe. Known for its timeliness and convenience, the Metro stations also serve as miniature museums showcasing Greek art and artifacts, as well as stunning original 19th century architecture.
The closest Metro station to the hotel is Syntagma Station. At the station, please follow the clearly marked exit signs for Hotel Grande Bretagne. King George Athens hotel is located next to Hotel Grande Bretagne, directly across the Metro station.
It is worth mentioning that the gorgeous Syntagma Station is replete with extraordinary antiques and archaeological findings from the city's excavations, providing a fascinating divertissement for visitors to enjoy.
The three major train lines that run during the day:
- Metro Line 1 (the electric rail service ISAP) connects the center of Athens with the Port of Piraeus. This train runs above ground.
- Metro Line 2 covers a considerable part of the Attica region. This train runs underground.
- Metro Line 3 covers the Attica region, and offers convenient service between Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and the hotel. This train also runs underground.
Maps of all three train lines are displayed in every Metro station. Most 90-minute tickets within city limits cost €1.40 one way per person.
The Weather in Athens