About this listing
This is just the right thing for your stay in Athens--a penthouse studio apartment, centrally-located, 7 minutes from the metro! The large, sunny terrace provides the perfect backdrop (and view) for your outdoor dining, cocktails and star-gazing!
The terrace is like a separate room--perfect for sunny mornings over coffee or evening meals under the stars.
The perfect place for your stay in Athens!
The main room has a double bed (it's a real bed!), is otherwise simply furnished, with internet connection at a small desk for your use. It's very bright, and French doors lead to a large balcony with table, chairs, plants, an awning (if it's a little too sunny for you!)--a perfect spot for your morning coffee, or romantic evening meals under the stars.
There is also a radio, DVD player and air conditioner/heater. There is a TV, but since the switch from analog to digital, we do not get any channels :(. However, you can watch DVDs. There is a small desk, and internet is available. We now have WIFI, too!
A small hallway leads off to the little kitchen (stove/oven and washing machine), where you can whip up a meal with the fresh ingredients you bought at the local farmer's market (on Saturday mornings). Next is the bathroom. There is a brand new solar heater for the water, so you have hot water all the time!
The apartment is on the top floor of a 6-storey building, and it's very safe. An elevator takes you to the 5th floor, then you walk up the last flight of stairs--yours is the only apartment on this top floor. A traditional bakery, coffee shops, and grocers are a few steps away, and the little square on the corner of Panormou offers a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars for evening entertainment if you don't want to stray too far. Otherwise, you're a 10-minute metro ride to Athens's trendiest areas, Psyrri, Monastiraki, and the tourist favourite, Plaka. Ambelokipoi is a lively neighbourhood, with all the conveniences you'll need, and very safe.
Sheets and towels
It's also a 7 minute walk from the Ambelokipoi metro, which is right on the line which comes from the airport--very convenient for your arrival/departure. It's about a 30-minute ride from the airport; at last check, trains leave every 30 mins.
This is a great apartment for travellers wanting to get the most out of Athens the way an Athenian would.
Guests have access to the whole apartment alone (ie, there are no other rooms/guests there during your stay). There's a bathroom, a small kitchen, and a larger main room which opens onto the terrace on the top (6th) floor--noone else on that level, either!
Interaction with Guests
Christos meets guests upon their arrival to show them around the apartment, give them the keys, and answer any questions about the neighbourhood or city. After that, we're accessible by phone or email!
This is a fun, lively neighbourhood favoured by families and students. There are restaurants and cafes, bakeries and small specialty shops on every corner (pastries, coffee, green grocers--whatever you need!). There is a weekly farmers' market in the square (2 blocks away) every Saturday morning--authentic fresh produce (and more!)
The apartment is very central--the metro (Ambelokipoi) is about 7 minutes away. As it's close to large streets (Alexandras, Panormou), it's close to buses and trolleys, too. Taxis are easy to find.
Other Things to Note
We're looking forward to meeting you and hosting you as our guest! Please do complete your profile (including photo, other info) and--if you have no previous reviews on Airbnb--be sure to include some external (and at least one ID) verifications in your profile.
Of the essentials, we provide towel, sheets, and toilet paper. Please bring soap, shampoo and any of your favourite breakfast foods, etc.
As electricity costs have skyrocketed recently with additional taxes, etc., we would ask that you please conserve as much as possible! In summer, you'll probably want to use the air conditioning sometimes, and it doesn't take long to cool the place down! We'd ask you to turn it off when you go out. Also, lowering the "patzouri" or metal blinds before you go out will keep the sun out, too. Thanks!
Check-in is normally between 5 or 5:30 pm to 10 pm from Mon-Fri. Weekends days are completely flexible. Please ask because we might be able to accommodate other arrangements.
Don't forget to bring your laundry detergent, if you want to do laundry!
Of course you are welcome to use the kitchen for cooking, etc., but please do your dishes before leaving! We do not charge a cleaning fee, but we do ask you to please leave the place tidy and wash your dishes before leaving. Thanks! :)
It's understood that the apartment is to be used by the person making the booking only. If there are to be two guests, please indicate that in the inquiry and when making a booking request. Extra guests are not permitted overnight in the apartment. Thanks for understanding!