King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

4.7 (110 reviews)

3 Vasileos Georgiou A’ str., Syntagma Square, Athens, 105 64, Greece   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +30 210 3222210  

4.7

THE RESIDENCE OF DISCRETE LUXURY 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 is also at one with nature: Lycabettus Hill, the National Gardens, home to the celebrated Zappeion, and the Saronic Gulf beach are within city limits. Natural beauty can also be discovered via a coastal drive to Cape Sounion, which promises magnificent views of the azure Aegean Sea, and ends at the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon. Additional excursions may include day trips to the nearby islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. Each offers its own distinctive character, from beaches and red-tiled homes in Hydra to the vibrant, fishing community of Aegina.

Most shops are open from 9am to 3pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and 9am to 9pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Malls are open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Please note that while most retail outlets are closed on Sunday, some are open near Plaka and Monastiraki.

The local currency is the Euro.
Greek is the official language, however, English is widely spoken.
The electric system is 220 volts and the time Zone is EST+7/GMT+2.


TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

HOW TO REACH HOTEL KING GEORGE

FROM/TO ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos(ATH), is approximately 45-minute drive away from the hotel.

  • Private Transfer: Please visit our website to view costs and arrange your transfer >
  • 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 
  • Limousine Service
    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.

  • Train

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 is located directly 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

  • Bus

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 visit our website to view costs and arrange your transfer >
  • Taxi Service: €45
  • Limo Service: €110
  • Train

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. The hotel is directly opposite the train station entrance. The travel time is approximately 20-40 minutes, depending on the frequency of the trains. Cost: €1.40

Driving Directions

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 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.

The closest Metro station to the hotel is Syntagma Station. At the station, please follow the clearly marked exit signs for Hotel Grande Bretagne. As you leave the station you will see the hotel directly across the street. 

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.

Maps of all three train lines are displayed in every Metro station. Most 70-minute tickets within city limits cost €1.40 one way per person.


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