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About Us

The Canis Major is located in the heart of Athens' historical centre, Monastiraki. The property is situated on a vibrant pedestrian avenue, so you can explore your neighborhood with ease by foot. The area boasts a wide selection of well-known taverns offering the best of Greek cuisine and special traditional treats.
You can also take strolls through the narrow busy streets filled with friendly cafes and shops selling local produce and souvenirs.
Just a few minutes from your doorstep you will also find the city’s largest commercial shopping avenue, Ermou, which leads you to Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament

Near Acropolis

Within a few minutes’ walk, you can enjoy the “core" of the city, the ancient town of Plaka. Characterized by neoclassical architecture from the time of the Turkish occupation, this picturesque neighborhood is buzzing with small local shops, restaurants, and market stalls.
Several monuments are merged in the scenery, such as the Lysikrates Monument, the Roman Agora with the famed “Tower of the Winds" as well as true masterpieces of Byzantine art and architecture.
Last but not least, the Acropolis, as well as the renowned Acropolis Museum, is within a short walking distance.

Near Metrostation Monastiraki

The nearest metro station is located just a stone throw away, on the vibrant square of Monastiraki. This station has direct transit to the airport and allows easy access to other parts of the city.
Moreover, Monastiraki square is situated adjacent to the Psyrri area, which during the past few years has evolved into a pillar of Athenian nightlife with an impressive score of bars, restaurants and clubs.


From the moment you step inside until the moment you leave, you will be amazed by the unique view of Acropolis and you will enjoy the friendly yet efficient service.

We believe that our guests want true hospitality, luxury and the comforting feeling of being home.

With our personalized service, imbued with the Greek traditional value of Hospitality, we’ll make sure that your stay runs smoothly, whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, or as a family.


Enjoy your Stay!

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