The metropolis of Athens has enchanted visitors for decades. It is a buzzing center for art, culture, business, and entertainment, hosting unique events, activities, and experiences that will enrich your stay in the nation’s capital. Cocoon within the heart of the city at Astiggos Street, just a few meters away from the Ancient Agora, the Altar Suites pays tribute to the city’s past mystique and connects guests to life in the neighborhood and provides unparalleled access to the city’s most celebrated landmarks beyond.

At the intersection of it all and steps from some of the city’s best sights, attractions and highlights, Altar Suites gives you unparalleled access to everything. Blending cherished ancient history with cosmopolitan flair, experience the best of Athens and make memories here.

Ancient Agora of Athens
Located to Adrianou Street to the west of Monastiraki, the Ancient Agora of Athens was once reserved for trade and public gatherings. It was a meeting place where elections, religious celebrations, athletic competitions and various types of shows took place. The Ancient Agora was the social, political and commercial hub of the city during Ancient Greece. Today it is one of the capital’s most interesting sights. Although most of the area’s constructions are badly damaged, the historic importance of this archaeological site makes it a must-see visit for all visitors.
The Acropolis
No visit to Athens is complete without a visit to the Acropolis. Although the capital of Greece offers countless treasures, the Acropolis of Athens is one of the most important landmarks connecting the city’s present with its glorious past. An iconic symbol of history that stands 156 meters above the sea level, the ancient citadel contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, including the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea.
One of Athens’ top shopping areas, Monastiraki is a well-known neighborhood with a vast marketplace in the historic district of the city, offering close proximity to important sites and monuments. This buzzing shopping district is situated on the north side of the Acropolis and its streets are lined with cafes, restaurants and shops. The area is famous for its flea market where one may find the most authentic souvenirs and a variety of artifacts to buy and sell.
Roman Agora
Within the neighborhood of Plaka and set on the north side of the Acropolis, the Roman Agora was an ancient public square and one of the main meeting points in the city under Roman rule. The Roman Agora became both a commercial and administrative center due to its location and historical significance. Dotted with structures, it featured a large courtyard with a fountain and public latrines surrounded by all kinds of shops.
Thissio or Thiseio is considered to be one of the most sought-after areas in Athens and sits amid the hustle and distinctively secular bustle of the Greek capital. A traditional neighborhood in downtown Athens, it is a lovely green pedestrian promenade beneath the Acropolis that offers unique views of the citadel. On a sunny day, escape to Thissio and take a walk on the wide, stone-paved Apostolou Pavlou Street that is the main road of the district. Its square is lined by neoclassical buildings, cafes, restaurants, bars and the beautiful Thission garden. A stroll through this area makes for a delightful respite from the busy city.
Residing under the northeastern slope of the Acropolis and spreading out to Syntagma, the neighbourhood of Plaka is one of the most visited districts of Athens. This quintessential area will help you catch a glimpse of the city's past allure, boasting truly unique scenery with several cafes, ancient monuments, contemporary museums and traditional souvenir shops throughout the paved and narrow streets. Even if you're not mesmerized by Plaka's 19th century neoclassical buildings with their undisputable charm and bougainvillea flowers, you'll be blown away by its flourishing arts, food and nightlife scenes.
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