About This Listing
Enjoy the tranquility and the “village” atmosphere of this old-time courtyard.Difficult to believe you are in the centre of Athens-200 meters away from the metro station and 2 stops from the heart of the historic center.
The flat is situated in a quiet and absolutely safe residential area near the historical centre and two minutes walk from Tavros-E.Venizelou metro station (green line)-just two stops from Thision station (to visit Acropolis monument). It is a one bedroom/living room flat with a separate fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom (shower) hidden in a traditional Athenian courtyard (a rare sight in the centre nowadays). The entire place was fully renovated in May-June 2013 exclusively for vacation rentals in the “Greek island” fashion with blue and white being the dominating colors. Its decoration combines the old with the new and is completed with the double bed, the sofa and the cupboard which were actually built in the flat following the old island tradition.
But what this place should really boast for is the courtyard itself -a small oasis with various trees and plants including lemon trees, an avocado, a magnolia and a huge oleander with white flowers. The adjacent courtyards of the next door neighbors just reinforce the illusion that you’re relaxing on some distant island of the Aegean Sea (photos speak for themselves).
After finishing the...advertising I think you should know that my husband, who had the flat renovated and helps me to take care of the guests, is a travel journalist. For 20 years this flat used to be his private shelter where he could work in peace away from the city noise (and then the crisis came – end of the story!) Anyway having been professional travelers and guests in hundreds of private flats and hotel rooms all over the world I believe we have gained the experience to know what makes a visitor in a big city happy. At least we hope. You`ll tell us......
Private parking space.
“Built in” double bed (width 1.40m), sofa and cupboard.
Free Wi-Fi internet
TV(LCD+MONITOR) + DVD
Fridge, cooker, microwave oven and kitchen utensils
Coffee maker, hairdryer, iron etc.
# all electrical and electronic equipment (except the laptop) are brand new - bought in Jun 2013
24h hot water independency
Linen and towels
Soap, shampoo, washing powder etc as well as toilet and kitchen paper are provided
Filter coffee, tea, local herbs etc are also provided.
European and American films (DVDs) in the original language
A peaceful and absolutely safe area mostly inhabited by families who have lived there for many decades. The street where the flat stands is quiet, tree-lined and very well lit leading to the Tavros-E.Venizelou metro station (less than two minutes walk).
The flat is not really IN the historical centre (Acropolis 3km) but the nearby metro station is on the green line - just two stops to THISION (Acropolis monument), three stops to MONASTIRAKI, three stops to PHALIRON (from where in 10-15min by tram you reach the BEACHES) and five stops to the port of PIRAEUS.
In a radius of 300-400 meters there are various shops for your everyday needs including 5 supermarkets, 4 delicatessen shops with special products from all over Greece, pharmacies, bakeries, grocery and butcher shops and tavernas. Apart from that, Kallithea district is close enough (Kalithea metro station is 4-5 min walk) which is one of the biggest commercial districts of the city (unknown to most tourists) with a charming “old time” park (for the Athenian standards), a traditional closed fish-meat-vegetable market, a big crowded square with all the necessary cafés and bars and busy streets dense with shops selling clothes, electronic and household goods etc at low prices
Showing respect to the guests arriving after you please don`t smoke inside the flat. Of course you can smoke in the courtyard.
Showing respect to the neighbours please keep noise (and voice) down while you are in the yard during the time periods 3pm-5pm and 11.30pm-8.30am.
Er was koffie, er lagen tomaten, citroenen, olijfolie en nog van alles. De verhuurder heeft ons opgehaald van het metro station en hij heeft ons in de buurt rondgeleid, erg fijn! Verder kregen we een mobiel mee en konden we hem altijd bellen als er iets was. Wij zijn heel enthousiast over de verhuurder, bijzonder gastvrij!
We had an incredible stay! The hosts were extremely hospitable and giving people. They had taken all a guests needs into consideration with their place and delivered an exceptional experience! They truly welcomed us and provided us with the best information on getting around. Everything was perfect! The place was passionately and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed having breakfast outside in the lovely garden. The amazing location helped us make the best out of our 5 nights there. We can't thank them enough and we feel inspired by them. The place was very safe and down the road from the metro. Fantastic! We hope we have the opportunity to stay there again.
Wspaniały kontakt od samego początku, pomoc w dojechaniu do Tavros i odebranie ze stacji Metra. Gospodarze zadbali o domową atmosferę oraz porządek z mieszkaniu jak i wspaniałym ogrodzie. Świetne opowieści o Atenach, gdzie zjeść, jak dojechać i co zobaczyć.
Blisko do metra którym 3 przystanki dzieliły do centrum miasta i do portu w Pireusie.
Mieszkanie wyposażone we wszystkie niezbędne sprzęty
Życzę wszystkim i sobie tylko takich gospodarzy jak Grigoria i Pantelis- Dziękujemy Wam
We had a wonderful time in Tavros for the 12 nights we spent at Grigoria and Pantelis house. Everything was way beyond our expectations. The appartment is everything you can dream of and super nice and very well equipped. The kindness by which we have been welcome is second to none of what we ever experienced. We more than highly recommend this place to anyone whom wish to stay in Athens. You really can't go wrong here. Absolutely fabulous. We surely would go back there if we would return to Athens. Congrats to super hosts and beautiful humans :-) ! We wish the best to you both - again warm thank you
Eine traumhafte Woche ist viel zu schnell vergangen. Nicht nur das gute Wetter oder das leckere Essen (folgt unbedingt den Empfehlungen von Pantelis!!!) haben diese Athen-Woche zu einem ganz besonderen und außergewöhnlichen Aufenthalt gemacht, sondern auch die authentische und besondere Herzlichkeit von Grigoria und Pantelis. Beide! haben uns an der Metro abgeholt, die Wohnung liegt nur ein paar Schritte entfernt und sie ist ganz genauso idyllisch gestaltet wie es das Foto verspricht. Absolut nichts hört man von der Straße oder der Metro im lauschigen Innenhof. Die Farbzusammenstellung in der Wohnung und auf der dazugehörigen Terrasse ist den griechischen Inseln nachempfunden, einfach gelungen! Besonders beeindruckt hat uns, wie umsichtig die beiden ihre Gäste betreuen, wenn man möchte fast schon familiär! Beide haben dieses ganz feine Gespür unaufdringlich, im Hintergrund und dennoch für jedwede Art von Fragen für ihre Gäste präsent zu sein.
Grigoria and Pantelis are very lovable people.
There is nothing bad I can say about them. The Flat was very nice. Very calm neighbourhood, safe surroundings and very accesible through metro.
Good markets around and everything is easily reached by foot.
The best still are the hosts. Pantelis introduced us to a lot of insider information, which we loved experiencing. They were reachable whenever we needed help. They are very humble about guests and I have never in my life felt more comfortable being at so called strangers.
They are very heartwarming people and I secretly hope this review will never be read, as the place would be filled with other guests, with us having no chance to book this place again.
Thus I wish Griogoria and Pantelis all the Best.
Cheers Rob and Sophie from Germany
First of all we have to say that everything was really perfect.First such a warm and nice welcoming and then the flat which is really nice and very Clean. Everything you need you will find in there and even more...
The hosts have always a good advice and are very caring -thank you so much again! The flat is located very central and the metro is about three minutes to walk to. The Neighbourhood is charming and quiet and there are supermarkets and bakerys around.
So we can recommend it 200%
About the Host, Grigoria
Hallo fellow travellers
My name is Grigoria and I grew up in the house where the flat belongs. As a matter of fact my mother still lives on the 1st floor and my sister on the 2nd. I am an Aromatherapist but in the last 15 years I`ve spent most of my time travelling abroad with my husband Pantelis and our four-legged …son Sotos (you can see the latter in the photo taken in Feldkirch, Austria). Pantelis is a travel journalist having had numerous articles published about places all over the world as well as two books “Travelling around Europe by car Vol 1&2”. The flat used to be his beloved shelter where he wrote for hours and hours taking advantage of the tranquility of the place but now due to the crisis we are stuck in Athens and we decided to offer the flat to other travelers (the renovation finished in June 2013).
We are easy going persons and needless to say we love animals and travelling around. My husband`s job is a guarantee that we know our guests` expectations and how to fulfill them.