About This Listing
My " home" is a fully furnished penthouse consisted of one bedroom with a double bed, a night table with a lamp and a closet .
In the living room there is a sofa -which opens up and suits as a bed- a coffee table, a tv, , a bookcase , a/c, and a fully equipped kitchen(microwave,pots and pans, all sort of kitchenware,a toaster, tea kettle, kitchen table and chairsetc) plus a bathroom (a build in shower,a washing machine).
* The washine machine is available for use for stays longer than 6 days at no extra charge and ther' s no dryer but you can hang the clothes on the terrace.
The home terrace is spacious and fits a set of terrace table and chairs for 4 people to enjoy their meal .
Since location is very important , it worth mentioning that our " Home" is located in the heart of the historic center of Thessaloniki within a 5 minute walk from the ancient market(agora), a block away from the Church of St Demetrius, and 10 minutes walk from the main square(platia Aristotelous) and a 15 minute uphill walk from the old city and the castle.
You can find yourself downtown , in the shopping area,at the seafront, at the port ,at the museums, in the action of all happenings including nightlife by walking within minutes(from 10 to 20 depending on your destination).
The apt is found in a real neighborhood , very central with many shops and supermarkets nearby. It is on the 6th floor and there is no elevator.
As for entertainment , you can choose from either dining by the seafront or in Ladadika or catching up to the latest films at the movies theaters in the center or simply lay back and watch the sunset at the gulf of Thermaikos while zipping your favorite coffee.
The night is always young in Thessaloniki, so, make sure you hop on one of the sailing bar boats to have a view of Thessaloniki by night before you move on to other adventures.
The apt has all home conforts,and can accomodate up to 3 people.The rooms have wooden floors and the rest of the apt has tiles.
In front of the apt building , there is a bus stop with 3 bus lines taking to the center or the railway station directly.
All sort of shops , super markets , mini markets, breakfast places,butcheries, pastry shops are available just steps away.
*The apt is very bright, the sun always shines in the living room, it is airy and cheerful, just like the host! :)
You can get to the apt from the airport either by bus-need to take 2- or by taxi (much faster and not that expensive either , it is approximately 20 euros something).
*Pick ups can be arranged, if needed. The train station is much closer and you only need one bus No. 23 to get to the apt.
The castle, the monastery Vlatadon, the University town are all located nearby and can be reached on foot or if you feel lazy ,by taxi for only the minimum charge 3.50 euros.
And do not hesitate to make any inquiries that will make your stay a pleasant one!!!!
Guests have access to 4GB internet (USB stick) per month.
Interaction with Guests
I always keep in touch with my guests from day one.I am available to answer all their questions and make thei arrival to Thessaloniki an easy one. However, since I do not live in Thessaloniki, occasionally I amay not be available to welcome them personally but there is a good friend who will certainly make your welcome the warmest ever.
The neighborhood is very lively; there are many shops , super markets , bakeries, meat and fish also fruit and vegetable markets. There are many restaurants-some have daily cooked dishes,others just fish and meat and many snack bars and coffee shops. The best outdoor cafe is the one situated 2 blocks down where one can enjoy coffee by admiring the view of the ancient agora. There are many archaeological sites nearby; one is the ancient agora, then next to the apt building is Alatza Imaret and the old town is just a walk uphill.
There is a bus stop right in front of the apt building (buses 15 takes you to the center and 23 goes through the center all the way to the train station) going to the city and one block down on Agiou Dimitriou taking bringing you from the city.
Other Things to Note
As mentioned in the description, the apt is on the 6th floor and there is no elevator. If you like a daily work out, then my place offers you plenty of that!!!
1) Must check ID
2) Loud music and noise restricted after 11pm and between siesta time from 2pm to 5pm.
3) Toilet paper must be thrown in the bin, not in the toilet
4) Keys must be returned in person, unless other arrangements made.
5) Keep the place clean
6) Guests need to take the garbage out daily.
Cathy is a very good host as she gives instructions on how to get to the flat and then welcomes you with Greek coffee and biscuits (plus leaves you with some tasty snacks)! Cathy's flat is a lovely space and has been nicely decorated throughout. Cathy provides a dongle for the Internet but although this didn't work with our tablets there are plenty of local internet cafés (as well as cafés that give you a free password). Visitors should note that the flat is on the 6th floor and there are a lot stairs and no lift - this can be tiring work but it kept us fit and helped us work off all the spanakopita! Cathy's flat is also in a very good location. Kassandrou Street can be little noisy but otherwise is an excellent spot for getting into the city centre or up into the Ano Poli. Kassandrou Street also has plenty of nearby supermarkets, great bakeries, greengrocers and lots of affordable and excellent places to eat (much better than the centre of the city). All in all, a good place to stay. Thanks Cathy!
The house was very clean and as seen in the pictures. very good location, walking distance from all the major attractions in the city. Cathy was very friendly and we had an excellent communication throughout our stay. I would highly reccommend this house.
This was my second stay at Cathy's place, and clearly I wouldn't have come back if it wasn't a very nice place hosted by an extra nice person. Great communication, going out of her way to meet me even with my travel delays ... making great recommendations on places to visit and eat, etc. The little apartment feels like home quickly, the rhythms of the neighborhood quite evident and real (near but not in the tourist zone), and a very reasonable walk to almost any place you'd want to visit. Even with the 110 steps (hey, down is very easy!), this one comes very highly recommended.
Quiet stay despite central location. Cathy is very accommodating and a great host! Her apartment is warm and welcoming and soon became our home!
Cathy was very helpful from start to finish. Everything was quickly arranged and communicated and although unable to greet us on arrival helped us get from the airport and set us up into her apartment through her friend and even left some food for us for our first evening / morning. The apartment was well kept and exactly as described online. Cathy also left us helpful tips and suggestions for places to go or see in the city. All in all it was a great stay and I would recommend the apartment and Cathy everytime.
I stayed in Cathy's apartment for quite some time and I did not experience a problem regarding Cathy's hospitality and help with anything you can thing of.
I think the apt is very well located. Basically it takes minutes to get downtown. Everything is close and a bus stop right in front of the apt. makes it really easy to get to the airport with a pile of luggage (like mine)...
The apt. is very well equipped and can easily host 3 people. Looks exactly as in the pictures but what I loved most is the huge balcony!!!
I would recommend the place anytime. The only thing you really should keep in mind is the sixth floor if you are not used to stairs.
Dear Cathy, Thanks again!!!
We had a nice stay at Kathy’s comfortable and convenient apartment. We found her place to be well equipped with everything we needed, and with enough room for three of us. Keep in mind that this is a charming walk-up apartment in close to original condition. Kathy greeted us with a Greek coffee and gave us a thorough tour of her place; as well she was helpful in directing us to local places and recommending a fantastic authentic restaurant! Kathy’s place has a large balcony for sitting outside in the evenings, but also has a large and efficient air conditioner- necessary for Thessaloniki in the summer! It is in a good location-easy to walk down the hill to downtown as well as up to the upper older city. The neighborhood and building felt safe and secure. Kathy is a very friendly host and is sure to give you a warm welcome!
About the Host, Cathy
Ηello! My name is Cathy.I am an ESL teacher .
I love to travel and meet people from different countries and learn about the other cultures.
Love sports, adventure, art , music , dance and god food when shared with family and good friends!!
Trailed Macchu Picchu, swam in the Amazon, camped in Sahara, reached the Twin Towers, attended the mariachi festival in Guadalahara, drank daiquiri at La Floridita n Havana....and much more!!!
My motto is : Life is a trip, you choose the destination!!!
Love being a Airbnb host because I like to see smiling people experiencing Greece and having the best memories of my country!