Dear friends I am proud to offer you my luxurious apartment for rental.
First of all it's the location which makes it 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.
Transportation is a main reason. 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.
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.
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.
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 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, where at the moment nobody else is living, so you have the whole floor for yourself. The renovation I talked about, included new double glazιers windows, which they provide total soundproofing. When the windows are closed you cannot believe you stay over the most crowded road of the city. 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.
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 !!!!
Last but not least : Athens Fish Spa offer : 10% DISCOUNT in any treatment and free trial fish pedicure to all my guests. If you don't know what the fish spa is about, please visit our page at (email hidden)/thefishspa or www,athensfishspa,com. I promise it's great fun. You will love it.
Please note that an one time cleaning fee of 20 Euros will be collected in cash during the check in and please bring your passport with you as we need a copy for security reasons.
Please also note that a check in after 11 pm is charged 20 Euros.
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 :-)
Lovely apartment (one huge room), nicely decorated and tidy. It's also very well located, close to the Acropolis and the lively area of the city. Fotis was welcoming and replied instantly to all questions. No complains whatsoever. Would come back for sure.
Fotis is a fantastic host. Apartment looks as advertised and all expectations were met. Great location and you can walk to everything. Fotis met us with ease and checked in during our stay. Easy to contact and always eager to help make the stay a good one. You won't find a better host or place to stay!
Be sure to spend some time at Fotis's spa..ask for John.
I had done a last minute booking of the loft apartment and i wished i had spend more days here as the location is central to the action in Athens. Walking distance to watch the change of guards in the Parliament house, shopping in Monistiraki and Plaka and dining anywhere in the New Acropolis Museum/Parthenon area. It is also very close to Kolonaki area. If you're exhausted from walking to these places and also Temple of Zeus and the Marble Olympic Stadium, the metro of Syntagma is close by, 5 mins walking distance. You may take the metro from the Airport without switching train stations or even arrange Airport Transfer with Fotis. The airport transfer was large enough to fit 4 pax and 7 luggage!
The apartment is just spotless and perfect. It is above Ermou Street and has a cool metropolitan feel to it. Its very safe and has police team walking up and down the area. Apartment is well equipped and honestly pictures don't do justice. Like i said, i wished i had more time spent in the apartment and also visit The Fish Spa where he had offered really good rates.
Syntagma is a really good area for travellers as there is where you can catch a hop on hop off bus to really get how convenient the location of the apartment is.
Host Fortis is efficient in response and John who helped us with the check in is friendly and really detailed on check in and also gave a few good suggestions on Athens. Host is professional and in summary, it was a perfect experience!
Thank you to Fotis for such a wonderful stay! Two friends and I were in Athens for just over 24 hours, and Fotis's loft was the perfect living arrangement while we were there.
To start, we used the airport shuttle he recommended. They met us with our name on a sign at arrivals in Athens airport, and took us straight to the front door of the loft. We were driven in a private, large and comfortable Mercedes van, it was clean, had free water and candies for the trip, and they even coordinated with Fotis to have someone waiting to let us into the loft. All for a reasonable price! Happy customer here.
The loft itself was one giant room with an attached bathroom. It was plenty large enough for the three of us to stay in. It was immaculately decorated, clean, and stocked with waters, toast and jam for breakfast, and coffee maker with (to our surprise) freshly ground coffee! We were a bit jet-lagged and very grateful for that. Not a single complaint about the flat; it was wonderful.
The location is maybe the best part of the place - you can quite literally walk to the base of the Acropolis in minutes, which we took full advantage of. I doubt you'll find more history, or more beautiful ruins so close together anywhere in the world. In addition, the loft itself is right in the middle of an upscale shopping area by day, with a vibrant bar and club scene by night (But don't worry, the loft itself is SILENT. We were worried about noise when we first saw the neighborhood, but had no trouble at all.) Literally across the street is a lounge with good cocktails and phenomenal dance music. The surrounding blocks are full of interesting bars, clubs, gyro restaurants, even a place that sold crepes. Outstanding.
I can't review much beyond that, because that's all we had time for in our very brief trip, but rest assured I would happily stay here again. The place lives up to it's description and sterling reputation here on airbnb.com. Chalk up one more 5 star review in the chorus. Thanks again, Fotis & company!
I want to thank you for providing everything and more in this beautiful apartment where I stayed. Friendly neighbors , John - he was so cute and helpful - living in a very convenient central area. I always felt welcomed by the Greek people.
I plan to be back!
The Loft is spacious, easy to live in and has everything needed for a short stay. Lovely care over bed linen and changes over the week made us feel special and pampered.
The very central location of Fotis' Loft helped us make the most if day visits around the city, as well as being able to make the most of the nightlife.
Fotis had left us lots if helpful information on where to go and how to get there around Athens.
I had visited Fotis' apartment with my wife as part of our honeymoon and I couldn't have asked for a better start. Athens was the first city we visited as part of our trip and it was the best experience among the four places we stayed.
Fotis gave us precise directions to reach his apartment and also shared the exact location on (website hidden)Maps which was extremely helpful. He personally spoke to the taxi driver and explained him where to drop us. Christine welcomed us into the apartment and told us everything we needed to know about the apartment after which there was no need to contact the hosts again.
The location is probably the best location possible in the whole of Athens - 5 min walk from the Syntagma Square and Monastiraki Square. Syntagma Square is right opposite the Parliament and has metro, bus and tram stations. Ermou street, on which the apartment lies, has a plethora of restaurants and taverns. There is a supermarket 2 min walk from the apartment. The street also has innumerable shops to buy apparels, etc. If expensive brands do not fit your taste or budget, the Monastiraki Square has the Flea Market from where we bought souvenirs for ourselves and family. Monastiraki Square also has some really great taverns to relish on authentic Greek food.
The apartment is equipped with a coffee-maker, water-heater, microwave, fridge, washing-machine, induction-stove which made us feel quite at home. The fridge had bread and jam, cream, eggs, there were tea-bags, coffee beans, sugar, which meant we did not have to go out for breakfast at all. There was a map of Athens which helped us decide how to spend the three days we were in Athens. Fotis gave a complimentary 10 min fish pedicure at his Fish Spa which was awesome, and also a 10% discount on other treatments.
This apartment is highly recommended and I would definitely stay at this apartment on my next visit to Athens!
This was a very easy air bnb. We were met outside of the apartment, introduced to the area and to everything in the apartment. Everything was comfortable and clean.
All of the reviews talking about the apartment being centrally located and on a Main Street are on point. The street during the day is full of action. The street at night quiets down nicely. We were able to get to everything in approximately 15-20 minutes. We felt safe in the neighborhood and would not hesitate recommending it to anyone.
Fotis and friends were very helpful, kind and easygoing. A good place to stay in Athens for a visit!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.