Hotel and City Information

ATHENS

One of the world’s oldest cities with a recorded history of 3500 years and the birthplace of philosophy and democracy, Athens is not only an open-air museum of ancient architecture but is also a contemporary, thriving metropolis. Named after the Greek Goddess, Athena, the goddess of wisdom and inspiration, Athens has always been at the cultural fore, and elegantly merges the past with the present. A city of paradoxes and great contrasts, a beacon of the ancient world and a sophisticated cosmopolitan hub, explore all the glory of her past and while enjoying the delicious local fare, charming urban neighbourhoods, thrilling nightlife and growing art scene.


Hotel Information

Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural centre of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a city with a heady mix of history and edginess. Explore the vibrant city of Athens, discover the narrow streets and small buildings of Plaka, and merge into 3 000 years of Greek history while visiting the Acropolis Hill.

GRAND HYATT ATHENS

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ROOMS

Exquisite comfort awaits you in the newly built modern guestrooms and suites, equipped with the latest amenities, impressive marble bathrooms and spacious living and working areas. Additional exclusivity is granted to suite and club room guests with access to the Grand Club Lounge, offering the comforts of home with refined luxury touches such as personal concierge services and culinary highlights throughout the day.

We are pleased to offer the following special room rates at the GRAND HYATT ATHENS for our delegates:

Room Type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
King/Queen Room EUR160 EUR170
Junior Suite EUR210 EUR220

Rates are valid per room, per night and are inclusive of a daily hot Buffet Breakfast per guest, free wireless internet throughout the hotel, use of 24-hour fitness centre and spa facilities, and 13% VAT & 0.5% City tax. Rates are not inclusive of accommodation tax of 4,00 Euro per room, per night.

This special rate will be applicable 3 days prior and 3 days post the start date of the conference.

Please ensure that your hotel booking is made before 21 September 2020, as space is limited.


Check In / Check Out Information

Please note that check-in time is from 15h00 on the day of arrival and check out time is before 12h00 on the day of departure. No early check-in can be guaranteed unless the room is reserved and paid for, in respect of the evening prior to arrival.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to cancel a reservation, penalty free cancellation of an individual booking is possible, 3 days prior to arrival date.

Cancellation/reduction 2-1 days prior to arrival will be charged a 1-night stay penalty for the accommodation booked.

No shows will be charged full cancellation for the total nights booked.

Visa and Country Entry Requirements

Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area.

Citizens coming from countries outside of the Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Greece. Visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their own countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Greece, please consult The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out whether you require a Visa for your passport of origin.


WHAT TO DO IN ATHENS

The Acropolis

The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city. Its monuments and sanctuaries of white Pentelic marble gleam in the midday sun and stand brilliantly illuminated above the city in the evenings. The Parthenon temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena, is perfectly proportioned and considered the world’s finest Doric masterpiece - A visit to this magnificent marvel will astound you. Click HERE for more information.


Plaka

Pláka is the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. Plaka boasts a wealth of ancient sites, small museums, historic churches and picturesque small squares buzzing with restaurants and cafés.


Mount Lycabettus

The highest point in Athens, Mount Lycabettus sits 300 metres (984 feet) above sea level, commanding outstanding views over the entire city. Much like the Acropolis, it can be seen from almost anywhere in Athens. The walk up is pleasant with the paths taking you through a fragrant forest of pine trees before emerging at the top. At its peak, you’ll find the 19th-century Chapel of St George, but most come here for the views. Catch the sunset and watch as the ancient sites across Athens glow in the fading light. For more information, CLICK HERE.


Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is also known as Constitution Square, as it is where the Athenians historically rose up against King Otto of Greece on 3 September 1843 to demand a constitution. The square is presided over by the Hellenic Parliament, an imposing building erected between 1836 and 1842 as the Royal Palace for the first king of Greece, King Otto. In front of the Parliament building is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, watched over day and night by the “Evzones”, Presidential Guards dressed in a curious traditional uniform. Tourists can see the changing of the guard every hour on the dot, but the most splendid ceremony takes place on Sundays at 10am. At the top of Syntagma Square is Ermou Street, one of the city’s main shopping streets. It is usually one of the liveliest arteries in Athens.


Monastiraki Neighbourhood

Monastiraki is one of the oldest and busiest areas of the capital, packed with rooftop bars, ancient sights and huge markets. The Monastiraki metro station is right off the picturesque main square (which also has brilliant views of the Acropolis). Go shopping at the Monastiraki flea market, squeeze your way through thronging pedestrian alleys, and peruse shops filled with antiques, handmade jewellery and Greek handicrafts. Stop by the Varvakios Agora, a food market that will delight the senses. Starting in the wee hours, Greek vendors offer their best deals in an attempt to sell fresh meat, fish, fruit, spices and products from around the country.

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