About This Listing
The house is located in one of the oldest and picturesque neighbourghoods of the center of Athens, called Ano Petralona. It is situated at the feet of filopappou hill right across the Acropolis.
The house was built in the late 1950's and has remained since with its high ceilings and the traditional mosaique floors and a roof garden under the Attica sky.The living room is surrounded by 5 rooms, one fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a bath tub and a toilet, and a small w.c.
I share the house with my flatmate Panos and we both enjoy hosting and meeting new people from all over the world.
You will have at your disposal a large bedroom with a double bed and a private sitting room with eastern orientation and great shinning mornings! The kitchen is fully equipped and functional as is the bathroom.
Behind the kitchen a spiral ladder leads you to the roof garden that you can enjoy day and night and is the perfect place to relax.
The Ano Petralona is a lively neighbourhood, very close to the historical center of Athens, where you can find bakeries, supermarket, cafes, restaurants, taverns, small bars and even open markets with fresh fruits and vegetables every friday.
The house is located :
- 7 to 12 mn.walking distance to keramikos metro station connected directly to the airport el. venizelos ( blue line ).
- 8 to 10 mn. walking distance to petralona metro station ( Isap ) connected directly to pireus port.
- 10 to 12 mn. walking distance to Theisio metro station ( Isap ) connected to pireus.
- 8 to 10 mn. walking distance to the pedestrian road around the acropolis hill.
- 15 mn. walking distance of the new museum of the acropolis.
- 5 to 8 mn. walk to enter the filopappou hill.
-i can make your transportation smoother from and to the airport, by car, with a charge of 35 euros.
-i can cook you a traditional Greek meal or BBQ that you can enjoy on the roof terrace.
Feel at home.
Cristos was wonderful, the perfect airbnb host!. He watched for our taxi and came out to help us with our bags when wee arrived. As others have said, he was friendly and available but never interfered with our privacy. Our stay in Athens was very brief but it was great to walk from Cristos' place to the Acropolis! The roof garden is really charming; an oasis on a hot day.
The neighbourhood where the apartment is located has a real alternative and laid back charm to it. Friendly people, chilled bars, authentic restaurants with delicious native food.
Actually you can say that about a lot of Athens. Totally exceeded all expectations. Incredible city. A real mix of history and cosmopolitan city life.
So much to see and do we didn't spend a great deal of time in the apartment but it suited us perfectly. Large room. Clean and tidy. And Christos is a great host. He's available when you need him but gives you all the privacy you need/want.
We would certainly return and would recommend the neighbourhood, Christos apartment and the city to friends and family.
We visited Athens for three days with a family of two adults and two children.
We were welcomed by Christos at the metro station and he took us to his house. We had two rooms and could use the kitchen. But the best place was the roof terrace, with all the beautifull plants Christos is keeping there.
The house is in a neighbourhood wich is not touristic, but quite near all the places you would like to visit. Acropolis can easily be reached by foot.
Christos is a very friendly man and made us feel welcome. He gives advise, but also gives you your own space.
This was our first aribnb, butafter this very pleasant experience, we will defently do it again.
Thank you Christos.
Petra, Floris, Merel, Nienke.
Plusieurs éléments nous ont fait sentir que nous étions les bienvenus.
Christos nous a accueilli sur le pas de sa porte à 23h, nous a aidé à monter les bagages et ensuite nous a fait découvrir le quartier et malgré l'heure tardive, nous a accompagné dans un restaurant plein de charme qu'il nous a choisi.
Le logement a bien été décrit, nous réservant de belles surprises.
Le quartier tranquille nous a beaucoup plu et nous avons trouvé quelques rues plus loin des restaurants typiques aux menus savoureux et à des prix très raisonnables.
We, my son and I, had a very pleasant stay at Christos place. The location is perfect, close to the centre yet out of the mainstream tourist area. Good local bars and restaurants. The apartment is spacious and light with a nice and personal interior design. The roof terrace is great! Christos keeps his place very clean and gives us a lot of privacy. All together I certainly recommend this place to other travellers.
Christos was wonderful! His place is well located, and the room is massive. walkable distance from acropolis. Super safe area. I defiantly recommend this place!
Listing was very accurate and the apartment was very much as shwon in the pictures - wonderful details in the house - I felt like I was getting a very true picture of an Athenian house of this time period and location.
Christos was a wonderful host who went way beyond the call of duty without even being asked. He accompanied us to two different subway stops and was kind enough to share music from his collection with me! -- a kind and artistic soul with a great "green thumb" and skill at growing plants. His apartment has many wonderful decorating touches and the location is extremely convenient to both the temples of the Acropolis and Filoppapou Hill and to the main subway lines.
I would love to return and stay with Christos for a longer stay with more time to explore Athens and hear Rembetika!
Thank you, Christos!