A cozy apartment located on the border of Virona and Pagrati (Athens centre) that has just been fully renovated in 2010. Includes a small back yard. A well equipped kitchen is available for you. The place also has a bed, a pliable mattress and a cot. A baby crib is available as well upon request.
Located in a quiet Virona neighbourhood and yet very close to the cosmopolitan side of the Pagrati region as well, the apartment is a great place to begin your exploration of the city life and it's attractions.
Within 2 blocks there (email hidden) snack/coffee shop,2 major super markets, late hour mini market, souvlaki/fast food and restaurant. It is near the Pagrati Mall (Village Cinemas, Friday's + roof garden, etc), the Ymittou cafe-bars, the Pagrati Alsos Park, the Panathinaic stadium and abundant local transit options:
Buses: # (phone number hidden);
Trolleys: #2, 4 and 11
Metro: 10-12 minute walk to Evangelismos metro station.
Note that the trolley no 11 works 24/7 and links you to heart of Athens (Syntagma, Exarcheia, Omonoia).
From Syntagma there are 24/7 transit to the Athens airport and to Pireaus (the port of Athens).
Finally, with the 140 bus you can get to the Glyfada/Voula beaches in 20-25 minutes.
Also from the house, it is an enjoyable 25-30 minute walk to the Acropolis area, Syntagma or Plaka. During this walk, you will pass by..
- Panathinaic stadium, the site of the first modern Olympics 1896 (10 minute walk) (en.wikipedia*org*/wiki/Panathenaic_Stadium)
- Zappeion-Syntagma, the Modern Parliament garden (15 minute walk)
- Acropolis (Parthenon) - Plaka areas (25-30 minute walk)
I have made a detailed online map documenting the above plus other sites of interest for my guests.
We will provide you with city maps and site information brochures as well as towels, sheets, etc. Feel free to request anything else that we may be able to help you with to make your stay an unforgettable and safe adventure!
About the areas, from wikipedia:
- Pangrati or Pagkrati (Greek: Παγκράτι) is a neighborhood in the Municipality of Athens, Greece. It is bordered by the Kolonaki (Κολωνάκι) neighborhood to the north, the Kaisariani (Καισαριανή) Municipality to the east, the Vyronas (Βύρωνας) Municipality to the south, and the Mets (Μετς) neighborhood to the west. It is not to be confused as a separate suburb, as it is part of the Athens city proper. However, it is frequently mistaken as such, possibly because of it bordering the actual suburbs of Vyronas and Kaisariani.
One of the most important landmarks of Pangrati is the Panathinaiko Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The First Cemetery of Athens, the official cemetery for the city of Athens, lies within Pangrati.
- Vyronas (Greek, Modern: Βύρωνας, Ancient/Katharevousa: Βύρων - Vyron ) is a suburb in the northeastern part of Athens, Greece. Vyronas started as a commune and later became a municipality. The city is named after George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, the famous English poet and writer, who is a national hero of Greece.
It is located south of Attiki Odos (number 65), also known as the Hymettus Ring in the Katechaki interchange and east and northeast of Vouliagmenis Avenue. The forest of Hymettus lies to the east.
--Theatro Vrachon, host to the Vyronas Festival takes place every summer and the Vyronas Cultural Centre
We stayed at kostas place for three weeks and used it as a homebase for island hoping. It had everything we needed and the bus was easy to find. Unfortunately Kostas was out of town when we stayed, but he made himself available to our questions everytime. He even took the time to call us and tried to get his friend to show us around town. Just like the rest of these reviews, you can only rave about his hosting.
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Kostas was a great host and we had a very good experience staying at the flat.
Despite not being in a central location, it was very a good experience especially since the area is very non touristy. You really do get a good feel of how its like living in Athens.
Cheap and good eats nearby and a 30 min walk or a 5 euro taxi ride into town. room was squeezy for 5 people but good if you just need somewhere to sleep at night. Very good value for money. Kostas was a good host bringing us to the local amenities.
Kostas is everything you hope a host would be--super friendly, helpful, flexible, and he even picked us up from the metro late at night! The apartment is way bigger than it seems from the photos and you can take a proper stand up shower without making a huge mess on the floor in the renovated bathroom.
The only thing to consider before booking is your back--if you have any major back problems the bed is going to be an issue. But if your back is fine-book this apartment now!
Kostas was a wonderful hostess! He gave us very good tips about the city culture and his apartment was very cozy. Moreover, it's very central and everything is on our foot step. I definitely recommend his apartment.
Kostas was a perfect host! He waited for us in the appartment despite our very late arrival at night and explained us everything in the flat.The appartment is a perfect place to stay in Athens, clean, cozy, central. Our children loved the "Minigolf" on the terrace. Whenever we needed help, it was always possible to get in touch with Kostas and he gave us lots of information. He is very reliable, friendly and open minded! Great to have met you and talked to you!
Good place to stay if you want to explore Athens. A little out of the way, but we were able to walk to the Acropolis with a 1-year-old. Quiet neighborhood. Kostas is a great host--met us there, drove us around the neighborhood pointing out good restaurants, landmarks, and directions to places of interest like Panathenaic Stadium (which is pretty close). Fridge, clean linens, towels, hot water, wireless. Definitely recommend.
Our stay in Athens was great. Thanks to Kostas for picking us up at the train station and then dropping us off on our departure. he was super flexible with check in and check out and was very responsive to all my emails and requests for directions etc. The apartment is pretty clean and basic. Not too far from Syntagma and the acropolis but if you are staying for a few days think about a bus or a taxi because the walk gets long.
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