Latest Update 20/05/2012: Wi-fi internet connection installed
Located in one of the most luxurious and safer areas in Athens, next to prime's Minister residence and National Garden, a fully refurbished modern (1076 ft2 / 100m2) large appartment at the 3rd floor at Vasileos Konstantinou avenue.
It is adjacent to Panathinaic Stadium, Zappeion and the National Royal Garden (just a few seconds away), 8 minutes (on foot) from Kolonaki and Sintagma (where the metro station and tram is), 15 minutes on foot from Plaka Monastiraki (the famous ancient athens with douzins of traditional restaurants), and about 10 from Eyaggelismos hospital (where you can find another metro station). There are also 2 parking stations about 5 minutes on foot away.
The house is 100 sq.meters fully refurbished, furnished, with 2 bedrooms, living room, storage room, kitchen and bathroom. Elementary cooking facilities also included.
You will find grocery store, bakery, mini-market and butcher in the road behind the house. Greek traditional restaurants are also located a few minutes away from the house.
Please, don't hesitate to contact us for details!
Air conditioning (bedroom)
Nearby Attractions (walking distance):
Theaters / Cinemas
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Everything was as described by the previous reviewers. Alexandros and his mother are very good hosts. We (a young couple) stayed in this property for a week and had a positive overall experience. The location is excellent (tip: don't forget to visit an excellent small bakery next to the flat). The price is very good and we would stay there again.
Just back from four nights in this apartment. As others have said, it's a bit noisy due to being right on the main road, and the bathroom could do with a bit of an update.
That said, to my mind, the positives far outweigh the negatives. It's in a wonderful position - the area feels really safe and you can easily walk to anywhere in central Athens. Alex was a pleasure to deal with, the apartment was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. It is remarkably good value. I would definitely stay there again.
One piece of advice: study your Greek alphabet before you go. I couldn't figure out which buzzer to press when I arrived at the apartment as all the names are in Greek!
Everything went great in the apartment and I recommend to all travelers that are wondering to stay in Athens in a nice area, safe and with everything close by foot! I hope to be back in Alex house soon!
It was first experience on airbnb.com, and im happy that i have discovered it. I have stayed in Alexandros apartment for 4 days, i have seen only his mom, very nice and kind woman! The flat is clean and light, many nice paintings on the wall. I recommend this flat for young people, cause there is a noisy road in front of the building. Thank you Alexandros for everything!!
My wife and I had a great two night stay. Alex's mom was very helpful in welcoming us and showing us to the apartment.
Pros: Easily walkable, lots of space, full kitchen and fast internet.
Cons: The bathroom is a bit dated.
We appreciated the thoughtful help of Alexandros upon our arrival. Getting to the apartment from the metro was easy and Alexandros was there to get us settled in--he even took the time to map out restaurants and arrange a taxi for us. There are some good local shops in the area to buy breakfast, and the bakery is delicious! It is very easy to navigate from the apartment to the sites and we enjoyed the walk through the National Garden each day. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. Thank you, Alexandros!
Absolutely loved staying in this apartment and found Alex to be an excellent host. The location was perfectly suited for a long weekend stay. I couldn't believe how close everything was. We walked to and from Plaka each evening - a lovely stroll that took about 20 minutes.
In terms of the accommodation itself. I found it to be a lovely large apartment (particularly as Athens apartments are notoriously small) that was furnished in a lovely bohemian style with lots of art adding character and charm. The bed was comfortable and the air-conditioning welcome as the nights were hot. In terms of noise (as other reviewers have commented) it was a little loud but I felt it was true to the bustle of the city and did not detract from the experience.
Alex was a generous host providing us with clear directions and information on the apartment. He also kindly helped organise a taxi early in the morning so we could get to Pireaus and continue on our holiday stress free.
Overall, I feel this apartment was excellent value for money and would definitely recommend it to friends and would be where I would stay if I were to return to Athens.
Very good location, walking distance to any touristic sights a tourist can aspire for, a wonderful park nearby, excellent hosts, a big, full of light flat, though a bit noisy due to the closeness to the road and the center.
my wife and i stayed for 2 nights at alex's wonderful spacious flat. this was our first airbnb experience and we enjoyed it very much. Alex's mom received us instead and she welcomed us with warmth and smiles. all the paintings in the apt are her creations!
Alex was very helpfully before our arrival as well as during our stay. We communicated mostly via emails and texts. wifi is available pretty much at all the restaurants free upon requests so communication via internet isn't that bad.
the apt is very big, enough to house more than 2 ppl. we actually didn't use the living and reading room. the location is about 5-10 min walking distance from a metro stop which will take you directly to the airport. it's also walking distance (10-15 mins) to the temple of zeus, which is very close to plaka, a happening area with lots of shops and restaurants. acropolis is 5-10 min walk from the temple of zeus. if you prefer walking, you really don't need to use the metro at all.
one minor downside is traffic noise since the apt sits on the main street, but it's not too bad after midnight.
overall we had a great experience.
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