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 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
Top quality air conditionig installed in 2015 (cooling/heating to desired temperature)
TV(LCD+MONITOR) + DVD
Fridge, cooker, microwave oven and kitchen utensils
Coffee maker, hairdryer, iron etc.
# all electrical and electronic equipment were bought new in Jun 2013
24h hot water independency
Linen and towels
Soap, shampoo, washing powder+softener etc as well as toilet and kitchen paper are provided
Filter coffee, herbal tea 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.
Please do not use air-conditioner with doors/windows open.
Please turn off air-conditioner when you are not in the flat.
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.
Hallo fellow travellers
My name is Grigoria and 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”.
As far as the flat in Athens is concerned I grew up in the house where it belongs. As a matter of fact my mother still lives on the 1st floor and my sister on the 2nd. 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)
As far as the summer house in Loutraki is concerned we have designed, decorated and equipped it for our own use - it has been our summer house for the last five years - but with the well known greek crisis going on we have decided to let it for some weeks of 2015 to guests who can appreciate and respect its beauty.
We are easy going persons and needless to say we love animals and travelling around. My husband`s job and our superhost title we earned these years are a guarantee that we know our guests` expectations and how to fulfill them.