Orion & Dryades

Hotel in Omonia & Exarhia

These two side-by-side hotels are up steep stairs at the tippy-top of Exarhia – far from tourist attractions, but with excellent views and the lively neighbourhood just below. Orion is a 1960s block, but with good balconies; Dryades has a little old-mansion style and great big family rooms. Budget doubles (from €45) are a little snug. Breakfast (€8) is bountiful.