The Astor hotel was a cosy city hotel, very close to the Syntagma square and within walking distance from the Plaka and the old part of the city with its many restaurants. Don't have a meal in the lower part of the district. The meals were better in the direction of the Akropolis. There were some taverns with live music, but don't go here before 9:30. Several museums were within walking distance from the hotel and there were many shops in the direct surroundings. An excellent operating base. We stayed here several times and next time we'll be going to the Astor again.