Athens is Europe’s classical capital known as the ‘cradle of Western civilization’. The striking ancient monuments and landmark archaeological sites are apparent everywhere amongst everyday life. From the Acropolis, the city’s jewel and top attraction, to picturesque Plaka which displays the most beautiful aspects of the city’s oldest residential quarter, the heart of central Athens offers a timeless backdrop for enjoying life to the fullest.
A vibrant city that combines both classic and modern, Athens has it all. Consider the cutting-edge cultural calendar of events at award-winning architectural sites such as the Stavros Niarchos Center. Or the influential pop-up restaurants, unique cocktail bars, and contemporary art galleries of Athens’ young generation. Overall, the quality of life here is further enriched by the proximity to natural beauty. Everything from beaches on the southern coastline to lush green mountains to weekend getaways on idyllic islands.
Whatever brings you to Athens, Blueground has the perfect rentals for monthly stays. Show up and start living in furnished, equipped and connected apartments designed by our in-house interior design team.
Modern Athens is a beguiling place to live, where the classical side of the city meets an edgier modern scene. From the historic neighborhoods around the ancient Agora to redeveloped trendier city center enclaves, it’s constantly changing while staying close to its roots.
Exploring this fascinating city includes many world-class cultural institutions and museums like the National Opera of Greece, the Benaki Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art. As well as modern counterparts like The National Museum of Contemporary Art and landmark events like the Athens Biennale.
Food also plays an important part in Greek culture, as it is a city made for dining outdoors. Athens has become an exciting dining destination at every price point. From classic Greek cuisine, ouzeries and traditional markets to a cooler casual scene and upmarket fine-dining.
Each Blueground rental in Athens can be viewed online before arriving. Find exactly what you’re looking for by filtering your search by neighborhood, move-in-date, length of stay or must-have amenity. Once you’ve found a match you can lock down the lease remotely -- be it for corporate housing, temporary housing or something longer. That way, you have an apartment that’s ready for you to show up and start living in.
In the endearing neighborhoods of Athens, you can step back in time living in the historic center or the leafy upscale Northern Suburbs. Settle by the coastal areas of the city’s Riviera in Glyfada, or stay in Κolonaki, the chicest urban playground. Τhose that love eating out can indulge in the unlimited street food and up-and-coming eateries in Chalandri. Whichever lifestyle you want to lead, Blueground’s rentals can be found in the best neighborhoods that Athens has to offer.
An exclusive and elegant part of the city center, Kolonaki is tucked beneath the majestic Mount Lycabettus, which has one of the best vantage points in the city. The neighborhood to see and be seen in, it’s a meeting place for sipping coffee in style and gallery hopping along the Museum Mile. The pedestrianized streets feature flagship stores and boutiques with everything from haute couture to high-end labels making it the premier shopping district in Athens. Alfresco dining options are vast in Kolonaki, from traditional Greek cuisine to sushi, it’s all here.
There is a magical feel about the Historic Center of Athens that makes it the most scenic central area to live in. Those lucky enough to reside here enjoy architectural references to the Greek islands and a village-within-a-city feel. People travel from near and far to experience this unique neighborhood. The postcard-perfect Anafiotika is an oasis in the metropolis with winding historical streets, while Monastiraki offers a bustling hub of urban and old-world flea markets. The acropolis towers above, while the tree-lined paths make one of the most delightful areas to stroll around the city.
Marvel at the luxurious houses, neoclassical buildings, and newly built mansions that are hallmarks of this affluent northern suburb with an aristocratic legacy. Lush green public parks face stylish boutiques along with a contemporary nightlife in the most upscale neighborhood to live in. Known as Athens’ very own Beverly Hills, it offers an exclusive and peaceful environment, only 14 kilometers away from the city center. Kifisia’s shopping scene is extensive, from high-street favorites to exclusive and elegant locally-run boutiques. Smart gastro-bars and high-end eateries offer a range of global cuisine options.
Marousi is a northern suburb with an international presence, being a major hub for many global businesses. It’s a first-class residential area for corporate housing, offering easy access to work, with excellent outdoor areas and commercial amenities. This safe neighborhood is home to the largest forest in urban Athens, as well as the Olympic Stadium. There is no shortage of retail options either, with the area being home to the city’s largest shopping malls, Golden Hall and The Mall Athens. Conveniently it’s easy to get to central Athens in 25 minutes or neighboring Kifisia for more sophisticated nightlife options.
The hippest northern suburb to live in has to be Chalandri. The up-and-coming area has everything that makes a sought-after neighborhood for young professionals. Only 20 minutes away from Athens center via the metro, residents enjoy lively streets and alleyways filled with hidden gems. From talked-about brunch spots to artisan bakeries, vibrant all-day bars and more. Shopping options are eclectic, from independent bookshops to homeware stores. Meanwhile, small parks offer pockets of green spaces. Cultural outings can be found at the local Cine Athina and unusual exhibitions at places like the Chrysothemis Gallery.
Enjoy seaside living in upscale Glyfada. Located on the Athens Riviera, the cosmopolitan crowd here is serviced by long shopping promenades, designer stores, high-end cafes and upscale eateries. The perks of city-living meet a coastal lifestyle here. Outdoor amenities include the luxurious Konstantinos Karamanlis Golf Course, serviced beach access and harborside promenade areas. As well as boutique fitness centers, high-end salons and spas for the well-groomed locals.
The bright, open plan living space of a Blueground studio in Athens offers the perfect base from which to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle. Modern decor and appliances make a compact home more contemporary and convenient. Additionally, you can have a washer on site and slide open the balcony doors to take the indoors out.
Beautifully furnished and professionally designed one-bedroom apartments in Athens have every detail thoughtfully taken care of. From custom designer homeware to fully-equipped kitchens and modern bathrooms. Plus premium in-home entertainment touches with smart TVs and wireless speakers. The Blueground Guest App makes household maintenance a breeze with on-demand cleaning and guest support available directly from your device.
You really have the space to spread out in a roomy two-bedroom apartment in Athens. Modern furnishings, stylish home decor, and tailored finishes are combined with hotel-quality linens and towels for the most comfortable of stays. Guests can enjoy the luxury of fresh pillowtop mattresses and connected spaces as of move-in day. In addition, there are bonus amenities that many of our apartments offer, such as an outdoor pool or a shared garden so you can make the most of the Greek sunshine.
Public transport in Athens is economical and easy, whether you’re getting around on the metro, bus, tram, or by foot.
The coastal views are breathtaking when you take the leisurely traveling tram from the beaches of Glyfada to central Athens. However, the fastest way to get around day to day in the city center is on the metro. Many of the clean and reliable metro stations also feature unearthed antiquities and modern art installations. The Line 1 (Green), known as the Ilektriko, runs overground from Kifisia to Piraeus. The Line 2 (Red) travels from from Anthoupoli to Elliniko. While Line 3 (Blue) runs from Agia Marina to the Airport.
The public bus company OASA run buses and electric trolleybuses across the city. They even have an app to keep track of the stops and schedules. For traveling further afield to the coastal areas and villages the private KTEL coaches are a popular option. Taxis can be hailed from the street or booked through ride-hailing apps such as local service provider Beat. For exploring on two-feet, dock free electric Lime scooters have been integrated around the city, as well as smartphone bike rental from the SNFCC.
Pets are welcome to stay as companions at our pet-friendly rentals in Athens. See exactly which apartments you can stay in with your pet by simply refining your search with the ‘Pets Allowed’ filter. The options are amazing, whether you’re looking for a modern studio or a one-bedroom place for you and your four-legged friend. It’s common to see people out with their pets in Athens, be it on stretches of beach, or side by side in a coffee shop.
Enjoy high-quality temporary housing with all the essential amenities for Athenian living that go the extra mile. Room by room, each space is fully-furnished and equipped with top range appliances and home-tech including connected WiFi, Nespresso machines and Marshall Speakers. Take control of the temperature with air conditioning and have a secure stay with security doors and alarms onsite. Outside of the rental apartments, the premium residential experience continues in shared building amenities that may include an outdoor private pool or indoor parking. Everything is ready for you to show up and start living.