About This Listing
Awesome apartment located in the best part of the city. Very popular - Book now to avoid disappointment.
!! IMPORTANT !!
Check in between 2pm - 9pm
Check out before noon
Dear friends I am proud to offer you my luxurious apartment for rental.
The truth is, that there are no new apartments in this area as it is the preserved old historical center. Nearby there are the great big luxury hotels of Athens, like Great Bretagne Hotel and King George Hotel, but as you can imagine they offer this privilege, staying at this very central location, at a high price.
When it comes to my apartment, I want to mention that it is one of the few apartments of the area that it was totally renovated from the beginning, on 2011. Being a civil engineer myself, I changed everything, I only kept the exterior walls, and I provided a first class renovation as this was going to be my residence. So you can expect all materials new inside, although the building from the outside is old. There is an elevator, renovated as well, in the lobby leading you on the second floor. The renovation, I talked about, included new double glass windows, which they provide total soundproofing. When the windows are closed you cannot believe you stay over the most crowded road of the city.
I believe you will enjoy my beloved city and staying at my place will contribute on this. So don't miss this rare opportunity to stay in one of the few luxurious lofts of this unbeatable location providing you all those comforts in such a low price !!!
BOOK NOW !!!!
Please bring your passport with you as we need a copy for security reasons.
Thanks for reading about my listing and I am looking forward to meeting you personally and share with you information about my city.
Happy Travels :-)
All electronic equipment is new, providing you with a lot of small luxuries like the coffee machine, the 32΄ PLASMA TV, the great PIONEER sound system with the IPHONE docking station, the DVD PLAYER, the new CLOTHES' WASHING MACHINE. There is even a DISH WASHING MACHINE for your comfort. FREE WIFI is obviously provided, I know you cannot live without it :-)
The temperature of the apartment is well adjusted with autonomous heating system , you can adjust electronically your ideal temperature for the winter and use the A/C unit for the summer. Warm water is always provided within the same system. The place provides accommodation for 4 persons, there is a king size bed for 2 and a sofa which becomes a double bed for the rest. There is everything you might need inside the apartment, bed linen , plates , cooking equipment, towels, everything .....
All of them are of good quality and new.
First of all it's the location which makes this apartment unbeatable. It's located exactly in the city center, on the most famous pedestrian road of Athens (Ermou str) which starts from the Greek Parliament and the square of the constitution and ends at the Monastiraki square where the heart of old Athens beats. This area is for sure the best place to stay when visiting the city for many reasons.
Lately this area became the place to be, for its nightlife as well. The hippiest bars and tavernas of the city are located here. This is the place, us Greeks, we go out the most, during the nights as well.
What I like the most of this area is the fact that it is always alive, full of things to do, on a walking distance. Whatever you might need is on your feet. All the best brands of the big chain shops are down below your window. Acropolis is a 5-10 mins walk. Plaka, the small village under the Acropolis, is practically your neighborhood, right across the corner. Movies, theaters, Acropolis museum, the best restaurants of the city, all are around.
Another plus of staying here is security. Being so close to the Parliament and the central square of the city means that Police is always around.
The area is very well serviced by many metro stations, bus and tram. There are at least 3 metro stations near the apartment including the central metro station of the city, where the airport train arrives and the bus from the airport as well. There is also the one and only tram line of the city departing close by, which it can transports you to the south suburbs of Athens, where the best beaches are.
Other Things to Note
Check in between 2pm - 9pm
Check out before noon
Check in between 2pm - 9pm
Check out before noon
We will require a copy of your passport which we collect during the check in.
Guests are responsible for any damage to the apartment during their stay.
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE
By making this reservation, you accept that this not a hotel or any other official touristic accommodation. This is a house and you are a guest. The host cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that occur to guests on the premises.
Guests are held responsible for their own actions if they break the law. Use of drugs inside the apartment is prohibited.The Greek law covers this agreement and any civil difference should be held in Athenian courts.
No smoking allowed inside the apartment. Smoking is permitted on the outside Balcony only.
Guest will receive one set of keys with a remote control attached. EUR 50.00 will be charged to the guest for any lost set.
Room Cleaning and Bed Linens & Towels:
Guest will find a cleaned room and cleaned bed linens and towels at check-in time. Guest will have to arrange their own personal laundry during their stay. Additional room cleaning and/or change of bed linens and towels on demand can be arranged with us for an additional charge.
WiFi, TV, Electric & Water:
These utilities are included in the rental fee. In regard to the electric usage we ask our guest to please turn off the Air Conditioner whenever they leave the apartment. This will not only help the planet but also help us keep our prices low.
We can arrange Airport or Port pick-up for a cost if required. Please mention this in your inquiry and provide us with your flight or vessel info.
We do our best to provide good quality services, safety and comforts to all our guests. We ask our guests to use common sense during their stay to ensure a pleasant stay.
This was an outstanding studio to spend during our 3 days in Athens. The location is outstanding and it's very easy to walk to all of the sites and to get to/from the airport.
Check-in was easy--Francis and John made the process very easy and provided us with great recommendations for dining options in the area.
I would note that as the review mentions it's a King bed and a sofa bed, so it could be tight it you have 4 adults (it was perfect for 2 adults)! Also being in such a great location there is some street noise at night.
This apartment is PERFECT for a visit to Athens. The location is in the middle of the best and safest shopping and dining area, along with a short walk to the Acropolis. We can't wait to stay again. It's a studio, so not a "1 bedroom". It has a queen/double which is comfortable and a pull out futon couch for additional children/adults. The host and his local staff were more than helpful and attentive. Arrange a taxi thru their recommended person Maria. It was perfect for airport transfer, even at 5 am. Highly recommend this apartment and will stay there again for our next visit!
It was a value for money flat.
Very clean and comfortable and even though its located at the middle of the very busy Ermou Street the soundproofing is perfect.
I will definitely stay at this flat again at my next visit to Athens.
The appartment is very well located in the very center of Athens (close to Acropolis, bars and restaurants). Comfort is good. However we were disappointed to pay an extra charge for our late arrival (10:30 pm due to the flight schedule).
we had a mixed experience with our stay. Good thing first, the apartment is at excellent location, most of major attractions and metro station are walking distance and apartment is professionally cleaned and managed. you have lot of travel related books from lonely planet which help you to plan your next trip :-)
few things which we didn't find convenient are
This is a very big hall ( looks like a showroom converted into a house) comprise of everything i.e living room, bedroom kitchen etc there is no wall or separation, you feel like living in IKEA model house :-), bed and sofabed are next to each other. The toilet is very small and cupboard above washbasin is too much projected, all of us struck our heads while brushing.
another important point, that you must check-in before nine PM, we got delayed by few minutes and we have to pay 20 (twenty)EURO for late check-in even through we told Francis that we are getting delayed due to traffic jam in freeway.
Also pls. switch on Mosquito repellent even you don't see any, we didn't do; night woke up with mosquito humming sound and bite and it took couple of hours to get rid of Mosquitos
The entrance to the house is confusing initially but you get use to after couple of times.
we were in April which is not summer in Athens, so apartment was comfortable but I am not sure whether one Air conditioner will be sufficient to cool such a big hall. We also found AC bit noisy, it would be great if Francis can fix, it becomes annoying during night while you sleep
Francis was a great host and his apartment was right in the center of everything! Would definite recommend this apartment. It was clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. Thank you for a great stay!
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About the Host, Francis
Hey guys and many thanks for visiting my profile. I was born in Athens and I really love this amazing city. This is the main reason I bought and renovated 2 apartments, right in the most central part of the city. Having travelled a lot as well, I find that the interaction with the locals always give you the right tips and makes the difference in the discovery of a new place. I am looking forward to meeting you personally and share with you the secrets of my city.
Great place to eat together with the locals, exactly down the appartment
Great stage with live events, cabaret atmosphere, artistic crowd
They prepare nice cocktails. Many people outside this small bar during the warm summer nights
The place to enjoy your coffee on a sunny day. Mixed crowd, gay friendly, the perfect place to enjoy watching people pass by.
Big department stores offering great discounts opposite the appartment.
Athens Fish Spa is a great place to visit while staying in Athens. In our zen oasis near the Acropolis you can offer many treatments to yourself including fish pedicures, mani pedi and massage