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 helpful for myself and my son. He made us feel very welcome. Even in winter, the terrace is a pure delight to enjoy morning breakfast. The room is spatious and the bed is extremely comfortable. The price is a real bargain for the location, in walking distance of the train stop to the airport (keiramekos) or near the acropolis. If you understand french, ask for the guide Angelina at the National archeological museum. She is a sweet old lady and a wonderful story teller.
Christos is an amazing host. He will help you with everything. The flat is as described, very clean and in a very nice neighbourhood.
Christos was an amazing host - kind and welcome from the very first moment on. The home was exactly as described, clean and comfortable. It is also just a 10 min walk from the main tourist attractions of Athens and also just a few minutes away from the subway to the airport.
I would recommend Christos place anytime to any traveler to Athens
Christos was an amazing host. He was kind, generous and warm. We felt extremely welcome in his home. Before we even arrived, Christos went out of his way to send us any and all information that would make our navigating in Athens easier. He met us at the metro and walked us to his home, provided us with invaluable information that got us around the city. He sat with us as often as we wanted or needed to orient and help us with our plans. Christos went as far as to offer to share his meal! The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The location was literally minutes from the Acropolis, as well as the downtown markets and pedestrian shopping, all by foot. We cannot praise Christos enough for his kind and gracious nature.
Our stay at Christos' house was amazing, he's a really nice guy and extremely helpful, he picked us up at the station, helped with our bags, gave us everything we needed. He even helped us when our clothes got wet because there was a really heavy storm in Athens. The room is soo confortable and warm, the whole appartment was nicely decorated and clean, we could enjoy our time in Christos living room next to the fire talking or eating (a lot!). We tasted greek cheese and lettuces thanks to our host and learned a lot about the greek way of life and their hospitality. Although Christos was always there to give us directions or sharing with us, he also respected our privacy. We had a really great time, we totally recommend him as a host and we are willing to come back some day. Thanks for everything Christos!!!
We arrived in Athens at 7.30pm and Christos was kind enough to help us guide the taxi driver as he doesn't know the area.
Once arrived, he helped carry our heavy luggages up the apartment. Room was spacious. Clean sheet, fresh towels. Christos showed us map to attractions around Athens especially Acropolis area.
In short, it was nothing but good experience. Highly recommended for anyone looking to stay in Athens!
Staying at Christos' place was a pleasure, and really enhanced our trip. When we arrived in Athens we were a little lost, but after we gave Christos a call he tracked us down and led us to the room. He then offered us a map of the city to borrow and highlighted good areas to explore and eat, answering all of our questions. When my brother asked about the outlet situation Christos offered to go out and buy us a converter. In summary -- he made us feel very welcome!
The place where we stayed was very clean, comfortable and spacious, as well as nicely decorated. We visited in the Winter so it got cold at nights but there was heating and a radiator so we slept well. The adjacent room to the bedroom had some couches and extra blankets. The neighborhood and the building are pretty quiet at night, which makes this a good place to relax.
At the same time, the location of the room is really ideal, right in the heart of Athens. Walk outside and down the street for a few minutes and you find yourself climbing up towards Filopappous Hill, a spot where you get great views of the city, and especially the Acropolis a few minutes away. It's an easy walk to the Acropolis, the Plaka, Psirri, Monastiraki, Syntagma Square, and all those other great destinations. Nearby are metro stops from the Airport (blue line) and towards the port at Piraeus (green line), where you can go to catch a ferry to an island.
If you're looking for a very reasonably priced and comfortable room centrally located in Athens, I recommend you stay with Christos!