About This Listing
** For a double room please have a look in our other listing. **
We are located in the south suburbs of Athens, less than 5 minutes walk from the underground station, providing easy access to the city centre within 12 minutes.
We offer a very comfortable and homely twin/single (air-conditioned) room in a charming Bed & Breakfast in the southern suburbs of Athens. The room is accessible through the main living area of the B&B. It has two single beds and can accommodate 1 or 2 people. The room has access to a little private balcony where our guests can relax during the evenings throughout the summer months. It also has access to a private bathroom which is located right next to the room. The room is also connected to the rest of the house and such facilities as the kitchen, dining room and living room with TV, DVD player and fireplace (for the chillier days) which our guests are welcome to use.
Our garden is perfect for quality time in the sun or under the shade of our citrus trees, perhaps relaxing in the hammock with one of our complimentary iced teas or coffees. There are also BBQ facilities available to use if you wish. Along with the many trees and flowers in the garden we have also grown one of the first urban farms in Athens!
Furthermore, we are close to beautiful Athens coast (2-3 km) which is ideal for walks and bicycle-rides. A number of cafes, restaurants and bars can be found within a short 10 minute walk (0.5 km). We are also in close proximity (2-3 km) to:
* numerous beautiful beaches
* the Athens Golf Club
* the Go-Kart Centre
* the Agios Kosmas Olympic Complex
* Glyfada; the stylish shopping & entertainment centre of the south suburbs of Athens
A generous and delicious continental breakfast can be provided upon request (4 Euros per-person), and on warm days can be enjoyed out in the garden. Guests can also enjoy Greek, traditional home-cooked dinners with fresh ingredients (either from our seasonal organic garden or from our local farmer market) at a cost of 12 Euros per-person which includes our organic, home-made wine. The meals vary depending on the season but we guarantee that they will always be healthy, plentiful and delicious.
Our Bed & Breakfast is ideal for people who want to enjoy both the historic centre of Athens along with the lesser known charms of the surrounding areas. We are happy to provide advice on and assistance with the organisation of fantastic day-trips to numerous historic, cultural and natural attractions in the surrounding areas of Athens (including nearby islands).
We always enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and being introduced to their culture. As an exchange, we hope to provide a fantastic stay in Athens for all of our guests with good-old style Greek hospitality.
Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hopefully meeting you sometime soon.
Stelios and Maika
Free private parking available.
Maika is a keen home-cook who likes to blend traditional Greek cooking with a modern twist. The seasonal produce from our veggie garden encourages her cooking experimentation with outstanding results. Guests in our B&B may get to enjoy complementary homemade treats such as our ice-cold organic lemonade, our bergamot liqueur, our seasonal jams, fruit and vegetable salads. It all depends on what’s been cooked and the vibe of the day!
Besides any complementary treat there is the option to enjoy a generous and delicious breakfast and dinner while staying with us.
Breakfast with us (4 Euros per-person):
Our guests have the ability to have a hearty breakfast under the shade of the trees in our beautiful back garden. Our breakfast includes:
* Tea or Coffee
* Fresh sour-dough bread from our local baker (should try his desserts too)
* A selection of home-made jams/marmalades/honeys etc.
* Cereal/Muesli with milk
* An egg
* A cheese & ham toastie
* Fruit juice
Dinner with us (12 Euros per-person).
In the evening Maika lights up the garden with little candle lanterns making it the perfect spot to enjoy a warm Greek summer evening. Guests can have dinner on a private candle-lit table or join us on a larger table for some greet-style feasting! Our dinner includes:
* A selection of appetisers
* A main meal
* Salad and bread accompanying the main meal
* Plenty of our home-made organic wine
Many of the ingredients are sourced from our veggie patch, or through the produce of family and friends. As a result, the meals tend to be very seasonal. An example summer dinner would include:
* Cheese pasties, leek and bacon pasties and stuffed vine leaves (dolmades)
* Greek salad and sour-dough bread
* Chilled white wine
* Semolina halva with Greek-yogurt cream
If you decide to try out our breakfast or dinner all we ask is to tell us a day in advance.
We are fairly easy going people, we love having fun and we want all of our guests to have fun when staying with us. We only ask you to be sensible and respect the property as it is our one and only home. If you are not sure about doing something please talk to us and we will try to find a way to satisfy everyone. Many thanks for the understanding.
We we're meet at the airport by Stelios & made to feel very welcome. The suburb is close to the metro & various restaurants which were both amazing! We were able to get around in Greece with ease due to the location of their home & the efficiency of public transport system. Maika cooked us an amazing meal & we even had some of Stelios's home made wine.
If you plan to feel real Greece, then your choice of staying in Mr Stelios and Mrs Maikas place will be the best solution. The REAL Greek way of living and lifestyle is exactly in this house.
Mrs Maika is fantastic woman, very kind, very warm person and she cook fantastic!
I stayed in the Veggie garden for 12 days and it was fantastic time! Stelios and Maika were wonderful hosts. They are very kind, friendly,welcoming, attentive people. Their house is very comfortable and conveniently located - close to the metro station and to the sea. Maika's cooking was amazing - delicious national greece dishes with fantastic dessert and wine! I would definitely recommend a stay in this wonderful place and when I will go to the Athens next time I want stay here again, because I can't even imagine a better place! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and i really hope to see you again!!
Stellios was very helpful, he picked us up from the airport and gave us a historical tour on the drive to the B&B he gave us very easy to follow instructions on how to get to where we were going, he was also willing to accommodate our 6am breakfast and a drive to the ports for our ship to Paros Island for a fee, good food clean and friendly
This place was absolutely amazing! It was my first time to Greece and they gave me so many great recommendations. Maika's cooking is 100x better than what you will find in a restaurant so I highly recommend that you dine at least once in their home. Clean and near the metro, I would definitely stay here again!
My son and I stayed with Stelio and Maika four days. We had a lovely welcome and Stelio was very helpful in picking us up, driving us to station, showing the garden and giving advice. We enjoyed the room and the garden very much. It was convenient to go to the city and to the beach.
We enjoyed staying with Stelios and Maika at Veggie Garden very much. The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. And the yard was a real treat. Stelios was very helpful with anything we needed. He picked us up and drove us back to the bus station. Gave us a lot of information about visiting Athens and islands. Maika trated us with homemade meals. We enjoyed her diners much more than the restaurants. And the price was great too. We were lucky to have a wonderful Easter dinner with them and their family. We really recommend staying at the Veggie Garden with Stelios and Maika to everybody.
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About the Host, Stelios & Maika
We are Maika and Stelios, a Greek couple in their 50s who love travelling and hosting. We have recently fully renovated our Athens home introducing a new veggie-patch. Having 2 spare rooms and many years of hosting experience, it seemed like a natural progression to run our home as a B&B. We have been operating as a B&B since 2011 with guests from all over the world.
Maika is a keen home-cook who blends traditional Greek cooking with a modern twist. The seasonal produce from our garden encourages cooking experimentation with outstanding results. Besides the available breakfast and dinner options, many guests get to enjoy tasty complementary treats throughout their stay. More importantly, they get to enjoy the treats under the shade of the trees in our beautiful garden.
We always enjoy meeting new people and being introduced to their culture. As an exchange, we hope to provide a fantastic stay in Athens for all of our guests with good old-style Greek hospitality.