Athens has all the ingredients for your perfect summer romance. There are dazzling beaches in both directions; from unspoiled sandy coves to Greek island-style hangouts with cocktails and tunes. And when the temperature heats up, so does our legendary nightlife.
Our city has been designed with summer in mind. Courtyards, rooftops, gardens and pavements everywhere come alive as friendships and flirtations form over memorable meals and breezy cocktails. Beneath the Acropolis or by the sea? Your choice! Either way, don’t be surprised if you wind up staying out until the small hours.
To entice you to discover one of Europe’s best city destinations for summer fun and sun, Mastercard has created 8 long weekends of immersive summer breaks from now until September with an exclusive 30% discount for cardholders (and special savings for everyone else!).
This is your chance to stay in one of Athens’ best hotels and craft your perfect 3 day city-break by choosing from a raft of fantastic experiences, all designed to reveal a different side of our sun-drenched metropolis.
Bunk down in stylish stays, starting from just €50 a night. There’s everything from hip design hotels, groovy pop art crashpads and elegant 19th century mansions in leafy suburbs, to reviving zen spa hotels, 5-star favourites with Acropolis views and classy Athens Riviera jewels.
After you’ve picked your accommodation, you can add on as few, or as many, Athenian experiences as you like to amp up your mini-vacay. All at reduced prices.
Perhaps a Greek wine pairing or cocktail tasting odyssey? An ancient Greek massage with healing herbs at a luxury spa? A private culture walk where you can get hands-on with precious museum artefacts? Or a refined meal on a romantic roof terrace with the Parthenon for company? (make it a kid-free encounter by booking one of one of the expert local nannies on offer).
Whether you’re a Greek resident craving a change of scene, or you live abroad and dream of soaking up the Mediterranean magic of summer in Athens over a long weekend, Stay in Athens is a superb opportunity to savour our non-stop city at affordable prices. (If you already live in Athens, you can dive into the great value dining offers and activities instead.)
Tempted? Browse the Stay in Athens website here and choose the room or experience and the dates that you are interested in. To go ahead, click on ‘"Book Now’’ and you will be transferred to the booking platform of Eventora where you can continue with the booking and payment process in a secure online environment.
Not only will you be making big savings at some of Athens' most sought-after places; you'll also have the satisfaction of tailoring your own perfect summer mini-escape. And believe us, weekends always last longer here in Athens.