This apartment has been recently renovated and accommodates up to 6 persons . It has two bedrooms with double beds, a living room with a double sofa bed, a kitchen, one bathroom and a small balcony. It offers free wifi.
LOCATION - AREA
It is located right beside Kallimarmaron Stadium (where the first modern Olympics were held) at Varnava square, one of the best spots in this area.. This square is surrounded by cozy small restaurants and though in the center, it is very quiet. In this area you may find everything you need and in much more reasonable prices in comparison to tourist spots. It is right next to the awarded gourmet restaurant Spondi and opposite the first Sushi restaurant Sushi Bar.
Kallimarmaro stadium is a great spot for someone to start the sightseeing in Athens. From this point and within walking distance, there are all other Athens' sights (Zappion, National Garden, Acropolis, Syntagma square/parliament, Plaka, Monastiraki). This area is also within walking distance to Kolonaki.
METRO:The apartment is in the middle of two metro stops. Evangelismos and Syntagma (Blue line). Both of them are within walking distance (15-20 minutes walking).
BUSES & TROLLEYS: From Plastira square which is less than 200m far from the apartment, every 5 minutes there is a bus or trolley that passes to Syntagma square (the main square in Athens). It takes the same time if you walk (15-20 minutes).
TRAM: Opposite Kallimarmaro stadium there is a tram stop that takes you to the southern suburbs (beach side)
TAXI: You may find easily a taxi from Varnava square, but in Plastira square there is a taxi piazza. You should know that rides within City Center cost around 3-4 euros. When it's about 4 persons, then taxi may be a better solution than other transportation means.
TRANSPORT TRANSFER TO/FROM THE AIRPORT UPON REQUEST: ADDITIONAL FEE: 35 EUROS (AFTER 24:00, 50 EUROS)
A really nice and comfortable apartment in an wonderful neighborhood. Everything was as described in the listing. Contact with the host was perfect. Though the apartment is a bit outside of the normal tourist zone though we were able to walk to all the sites. And, more importantly, we were able to experience restaurants, grocery store and bars that had non-tourist prices and authentic Greek atmosphere. Don't miss Moudie's, the restaurant on the plaza in front of the apartment building, it had the best food we ate in Greece.
The apartment was very modern, clean and comfortable! The neighbourhood is very vibrant, with lots of restaurants that serve good and affordable food. We had a bit of trouble getting to the flat on foot, so a taxi is highly recommended and affordable from Syntagma. The hosts have been very helpful before and throughout the stay even though we only spent one night at the apartment.
Loved the location which is close enough to major attractions but not too touristy!!!! Enjoyed having dinner in the square watching all the goings on! Spacious apartment . Very helpful host. Highly recommended
We had a great time at Yannis' apartment. The location was great with a lot of options to eat nearby. Most of the attractions were a 20-30 min walk or a brisk cab ride away. The apartment itself was modern and clean. The air conditioning in the bedroom wasn't working but that wasn't a problem for us. The pick-up service was also convenient and prompt. Would definitely recommend this place.
Yannis was very helpful and understanding.
Clean, efficient 2 bedroom located within convenient walking distance from all sites. We never used a cab or metro while here except to get to the airport. Situated (email hidden)ly square with shops for all needs. We loved being in a residential, non touristy area while we enjoyed Athens. Yiannis was informative & responsive to all our queries. Thanks!
Yannis is a very attentive host, always responds very quickly and was very helpful in organizing airport transfers and making sure that someone was there to meet us in the apartment.
The apartment, however, was somewhat disappointing. The beds and pillows are not very comfortable and I would definitely not recommended sleeping in them for more than a couple of days. The towels were old and showering was also a bit uncomfortable as the shower head could not be attached to the wall. The air conditioning in the only bedroom that had one, was not working.
Other than that, the apartment is located in a very nice square, with lots of restaurants and supermarkets. However, it takes at least a 20min walk to reach the nearest metro or sights. Luckily, taxis in Athens are very cheap!
Mariana, thank you for your feedback and comments ,and helping me be aware of your experience .The mattresses have been recently (changed 6 months ago), but unfortunately the comfort level to each individual varies, i am doing research to add mattress toppers for further comfort. Also the cleaning service that provide bed linen and towels has been informed and replacement on towels already in effect.The Air condition in the living room is powerful enough for the whole apartment , until i replace the bedroom A/C.
Excellent location; welcoming and helpful greeter. Apartment was perfect for the three of us (and clean!) and we loved the neighborhood. Would stay there again if I were ever in Athens.
We met George at apartment to check in, and he was likable and on time. The neighborhood is close to the sights without being too close. We walked to Plastira Sq. to pick up the 2,4, or 11 bus to Syntagma Sq. often, or would take the 209 that runs through Varnava Sq. Taxis are plentiful and usually inexpensive.
The apartment itself is a nice space in a quiet, secure building. We found the furniture to be rather uncomfortable, from wobbly kitchen chairs that seemed about to collapse to a love seat was horribly uncomfortable to sit on. The gray sofa was the only furniture fit to sit on for any length of time. While still in the apartment, the white Poang chairs shown in the pictures have been displaced by the uncomfortable love seat. The Poang chairs are so dirty we didn't want to sit in them at all. (I really like Poang chairs - I own two and happily use them all the time, and I know the covers are easy to wash.) The mattresses were bought with only low price in mind, and neither bed had a mattress pad on it. Only the sheet protected the mattress from people who slept there (and vice versa) . This seems to be a basic hygiene issue. The clothes washer is very small and full of mold. We found a laundromat near Plaka. I suspect most guests try to clean the bathtub. Our experience in this apartment was good but mixed. It's hard to know what one could find in Athens for a similar price.
George was there to meet us and was so welcoming and informative. Yiannis was great about explaining how to navigate Athens and find the apartment. It is located on a charming circle filled with cafes, cheeses stores, bakeries... everything you could want. The apartment is spacious, clean and filled with light... plus it has a delightful balcony. I would highly recommend staying here!
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