Situated below the Acropolis and behind the Acropolis Museum, Herodian Hotel is a convenient option for exploring Athens. Simple rooms provide a comfortable base, while attentive service and charming public lounges add to the comfort of your stay.
NJV Athens Plaza
The glass lobby of the NJV Athens Plaza ushers you from the bustle of Syntagma Square into a quiet, peaceful escape. The hotel is set directly on the square and although the heart of Athens buzzes outside, its spacious reception and lounge area, decorated in neutral tones, is a welcome retreat.
This 180-room property combines modern luxury with functional amenities and plenty of space. Rooms here are more spacious compared with some other centrally located Athens hotels, and large windows and a light decorating scheme palette render them bright and airy.
The Parliament Restaurant, stylish Explorer’s Bar and more casual Plaza Café, provide you with plenty of choice for a drink or meal during your stay. The hotel’s central location gives you many more options within a short walking distance.
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The 180 rooms are decorated in a warm ivory with blue-grey and taupe fabrics and carpets. They’re typically more spacious than rooms in other central Athens hotels, and floor-to-ceiling windows add to the sense of airiness. Rooms look out onto Stadiou or Voukourestiou Street and the square, with some upper-floor rooms offering Acropolis views.
The hotel is set on lively Syntagma Square, which is considered the middle of Athens. The area offers a plethora of shopping and dining options. The top of Ermou Street, which is known for its shopping, is minutes away, and the National Garden is just on the other side of the square.
Food and drink
The Parliament Restaurant is the hotel’s formal dining option, serving a Mediterranean menu in the afternoons and evenings. It doubles up as the breakfast room for a full buffet breakfast in the mornings. The Plaza Café, off the lobby, serves more casual dishes, and a wood-panel bar evokes a vintage ambiance for an evening drink.
Facilities and activities
As a guest, you’re welcome to use the gym and spa of a nearby health club at a discounted rate which is payable locally.
A chic, modern property, the NJV Athens Plaza is an excellent choice in a lively central location. We were impressed by the variety of facilities on offer, meaning you have everything at your fingertips.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
On this half-day privately guided tour, you’ll uncover the history, significance and function of the Athens Acropolis and its crowning glory, the Parthenon. Your time includes a trip to the Acropolis Museum, where the most highly prized sculptures are on display.
An expert guide will lead you around the ruins of ancient Delphi on this full-day tour of one of Greece’s most prestigious archeological sites. The day ends with a trip to Arachova, a mountain town known for its textiles and cheese.
Sample fresh pies, succulent olives, traditional souvlaki and sweet desserts on a guided half-day walking tour of central Athens with a local guide. You’ll get an introduction to Greek cuisine and culinary techniques as you visit the city’s finest markets, delis and bakeries.
Discover Athens’ powerful street art on a guided tour that throws light on everything from the Greek economic crisis to the power of art to force social change. This half-day tour takes in Athens’ lesser-known districts and most impressive murals.
Offering an insight into Greek myths, beliefs and building methods, this privately guided tour of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion reveals much about ancient society as well as presenting you with panoramic views from its headland setting.