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 very welcoming and provides lovely accommodation close to all transport connections.
Property close to all attractions of Athens in a safe area.
Christos es un increible anfitrion. Nos ayudo a llevar las valijas por la calle hasta llegar a su casa y nos guardo el equipaje por cuatro dias mientras fuimos a las islas (ya estaba acordado). El dia que volvimos cocino para todos (riquisimo!!) Debido a que llegamos tarde. La casa es muy comoda. Tiene habitacion y living privado y el baño tambien es privado solo para huespedes. Es muy recomendable tanto por la casa en si, como por su anfitrion.
Ich hatte mir vorher die vielen, sehr positiven Kommentare von Christos' Unterkunft durchgelesen und war selbst auch zufrieden. Das Abholen von der Metro hat gut geklappt, das Zimmer und die Gemeinschaftsräume (Küche, Bad, Flur, Terrasse) waren sauber und einladend gemütlich. Man hat gemerkt, dass sich Christos wirklich beim Einrichten des Gästezimmers und der Wohnung, aber auch als Gastgeber selbst Mühe gibt. Da ich mit meinem Freund fast zwei Wochen bei Christos war, haben wir auch mitbekommen, dass er das Bad regelmäßig putzt und die Küche immer für uns nutzbar hinterließ. Einige Lebensmittel durften wir mitbenutzen oder wurden dazu eingeladen etwas mitzuessen. Er war sogar etwas böse, als er sah, dass wir Beuteltee gekauft haben, obwohl er noch so viel losen Tee von dieser Sorte hatte, den wir ruhig mittrinken durften.
Am Ankunftstag gab uns Christos eine kurze Orientierung und ein paar Tipps zu Athen, weil wir zum ersten Mal da waren und auch einige Fragen hatten. Auch wenn wir sonst irgendein Anliegen hatten, von denen es jedoch insgesamt wenige waren, war er immer hilfsbereit. Ansonsten ließ er uns völlig unser Ding machen und zog sich eher zurück, als dass er für uns immer präsent war.
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!