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.
Christos was an excellent and very generous host for our stay in Athens. His shared house is extremely unique and the balcony his a perfect spot to drink a coffee and have breakfast. The location is perfect for walking to the Acropolis or the Sunday Flea Market and has some great restaurants and cafes just a short distance down the street.
Our host greeted us then provided a map and some great information about where to go. The room we stayed in was next door to Christos' room, but we barely noticed that he was there. He provided everything we needed such as towels and a clean bed. The room was a little bit cold and faces a very busy street, so at night we could hear lots of cars right outside the window. There were a few minor issues that weren't what I expected, such as the door to the bedroom is very loud, no shower curtain in the bathroom and the house being a little bit cold. Other than that Christos was an extremely gracious host and location was ideal. We walked ~15 min to the train station the next morning to catch the subway to the airport (14 Euro for 2 tickets).
Christos' place was perfect for my three-day stay in Athens. It was in a residential area with cafes and bars scattered throughout, which was nice to get away from all the touristy areas. The main attractions are within a 10-20 min walk, and navigation from the airport was very easy. Christos was a wonderful host, offering to meet me at the metro station and updating me on a strike prior to my arrival that affected the metro schedule. He also provided me a map and gave me recommendations for authentic Greek restaurants and bars. The rooftop was one of my favorite areas because it was a beautiful place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. I definitely recommend staying with Christos!
The host, Christos, was great! He was waiting at the apartment and let us in. He gave us handy information, such as the wifi password, how to use the bathroom and laundry machine, as well as information about the neighborhood such as the closest grocery store. He then pulled out a map and we talked through how to get to the major sites, where the metro stops were, and some restaurants that he suggested. It was quite helpful and we actually did go to one, Falafella's, which was amazing. The room itself is quite large, the wifi was fast, and he allowed access to the refrigerator. He was a great host and I would stay with him again. I felt that the listing was accurate .
Christos was very helpful in showing us to his place. He met us at an easy meeting point and showed us all the best places to go in Athens. His flat is very close to the Acropolis and is close to useful subway stations. The bedroom and living room are very spacious and just what we expected. While the shower is a little old fashioned and takes planning in advance (you have to turn the hot water on 20 minutes before your shower), our overall experience was a good one. Thanks!
"Your room in the perfect area" is lovely place and very close to city center. It was like my friend's home; warm and clean. The bed was comfortable. The price is economic for the location, in walking distance of the train stop to the airport (Keiramekos) or near the Acropolis.
The host Christos is very friendly. He's a very kind and social person who made us feel at home. He gave us a map and explained everything we needed to know for the next day. He introduced his wonderful friends. We had a good time with them.
Thank you Christos... Thank you for all. I hope we will come again and spend more time with you and your friends...
Christos came to the Metro station to collect me, which was very helpful. Ambling back to his spacious apartment we had time for little chats. Everything was clean and I could use the kitchen if I wanted to (but only made cups of tea). I found the location good because I like walking, and that's what I did up and down the hill heading for the Monastiraki area to where everything is happening.
We loved the very short stay here, beds were comfy and the sun fills the room in the morning. Christos is very kind and helpful, wish we could stay longer!