Athens is the capital of Greece. It was at the heart of the ancient Greek empire and the city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece. Athens is also the cultural and financial center of Greece and offers a vibrant dining scene and nightlife. Luxury shoppers will want to head to Voukourestiou Street for the latest luxury items. And when you are tired of sightseeing, shopping and dining there are a few excellent hotels in Athens. Our top picks for Top 10 best hotels in Athens are located mostly in the city center and in Vouliagmeni, a seaside suburb about 20 kilometers from downtown Athens. The best places to stay in Athens include everything from sustainable boutique hotels to sophisticated luxury hotels.