The apartment (52 sq. meters, 5th floor) is located in a small and quiet neighborhood in the very heart of Athens. It has a spacious living room, one bedroom, a well-equipped kitchen and a nice bathroom. The balcony is 27 sq. meters big, very bright and quiet all day long.
Only 100 m. from the apartment, on foot, you find the October 28th Avenue, the main boulevard leading to the old city center. All touristic sights are in a close walking distance, taking the October 28th Avenue to the east, starting from the National Archaeological Museum (only 200 meters away). Walking another 7-8 minutes (it’s super easy, there stands Acropolis showing us the way!), we arrive to Athinas Street with the hundreds of small shops, and on our way we also find the famous Plaka, Thissio, Monastiraki, etc.
There is a shopping centre at a close distance (100 meters). In the nearby area, one can find many shops with international (mainly Asian and African) alimentary products. Around Victoria square there are traditional Greek restaurants and 24-hour-open shops selling snacks, drinks and cigarettes. The October 28th Street is a commercial zone for clothes and shoes shopping.
You can easily reach the apartment either you arrive by plane or ship. There are frequent connections from both places, the Eleftherios Venizelos airport and the port of Piraeus, with the underground (metro) ((website hidden)), bringing you within 50 and 25 minutes respectively to “Victoria” station (3 minutes’ walk from our place). For those arriving after 01:00 am there is also a night bus (line X95) connecting the airport with the main city square, “Syntagma”. From there, you take the night trolleybus (number 11) which leaves you to the National Archaeological Museum, near our place.Also, you can visit Sounio and the beaches near Athens by orange buses (200m away).
Cleaning and change of sheets and towels every 3 days (upon request) can be provided at an extra cost of 15 euro. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information, we’ll be more than happy to help you enjoy our city!
Ioannis & Nikos
Great host and beautiful vintage house. I would recommend it to everyone. Walking distance from the centre
A nice place to stay in a lively area, close to the city center but not in a typical touristic area. The flat has a huge balcony, fast internet and anything you need. Ioannis friend Nikos arranged everything uncomplicated. Thank you for the nice stay :)
The flat is in a nice area and beautifully decorated. It's a lot of fun all the objects that Ioannis has gathered. The terasse is huge and amazing and the rest of the flat is good as well.
I had a wonderful stay at this apartment. It's well equiped for cooking, sleeping, and hanging out. I especially liked the CD and DVD collection. It's a bit away from the Acropolis area, which means that it's a quieter neighborhood, but a bit of a walk to the tourist area.
One of the nicest places that I've stayed through Airbnb.
Our stay at the apartment was great! Nicos met us and showed us around the apartment and all the basic information we needed to know. He also showed us where the local super market was and walked us there, he gave us information about the city. He was very helpful. The apartment had a great vibe, so much attention to detail, we enjoyed cooking, everything you may need is in the kitchen. We also appreciated the big balcony, had coffee there in the mornings :). We wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you!
We had a really warm wellcome and enjoyed our stay in Athen – and of course in the apartment :)
Thanks again for the usefull tips!
This is a nicely decorated and clean apartment, that is centrally located. It is a short walk to the metro, that connects to the must see sites of Athens. Ioannis friend, Nikos and his girlfriend met us on our arrival and spent time explaining the apartment and providing us with tips, which was over and beyond what is expected of a host. They did not rush out the door (we arrived quite late from the ferry) and made sure that we were settled in the apartment. We did not explore the neighbourhood very much but agree with the below comment that you may wish to be a bit road savvy, especially at night.
Lovely flat in Athens! Great balcony and really cool decor. Will def stay here again next time I'm in Athens. Near the metro and lots of good food options nearby.
We were super happy to stay at Ioannis' apartment the 10 days we were in Athens. The space was clean, comfortable and felt very homey. The huge balcony was a big plus and Ioannis is nice, fun and helpful :)