About this listing
A private room in an apartment well situated in a central, yet peaceful, neighborhood of Athens.
For those who are looking for a comfortable and pleasant place to stay in Athens you are offered accommodation in an apartment conveniently situated in Ano Petralona, one of the most beautiful and central neighborhoods of Athens.
If you enjoy walking it is possible from my place to stroll around the central and historical Athens and get a very good view of it in that way. If you are not the walking type of tourist there are easy alternatives as the metro station and the trolley-bus stop are nearby.
You can easily reach the historical Philopappos hill, where Pnyx and Philopappos monument are, and wander around as there are nice paths all over the hill and also parts with panoramic views (also nice sun-sets). You can enjoy sun-bathing or reading a book lying under a tree and relaxing with the bird sounds.
After crossing the hill (15 min walk) you reach Acropolis hill, Acropolis museum and Ancient Agora, all three not to be missed sites. Other most interesting, nearby areas, which can also be reached easily on foot, are Plaka (ask the way to Anafiotika – you will be impressed), Kerameikos, Monastiraki and its Flea Market, Thisseion, Dionyssiou Areopagitou and Apostolou Pavlou pedestrian zones and Ermou Street (the main shopping street in Athens). They are all touristy places with cafes, restaurants and shops without traffic and the busy atmosphere of other places in Athens.
My apartment is in a very nice area with no high buildings, as it is not permitted due to its proximity to the historical part of Athens. It is a way to preserve the atmosphere of Athens as it used to be which is a very positive aspect for us living here.
The neighborhood is also well connected to public transport and you will find your way easily both from the port or the airport (information in my directions filed). The tram station is also easily accessible which can take you to one of the various beaches of the city.
The neighborhood of Petralona itself has plenty of restaurants, cafes and even an open-air cinema (with subtiltled movies) and has become lately an attraction pole of people from all parts of Athens who enjoy its nice, relaxing atmosphere and its various alternatives in terms of food and drinks. Since you mainly find locals in the area the quality and pricing of food is better compared to other touristy places. If you have the time to explore this historic residential area you will be amazed to see its part of the houses of stone (ta petrina) that looks like a village in the mountains and was made to house the refugees from the Anatolia coast, its many neoclassical houses, a small hidden part with narrow paths and white detached houses looking like being in a village and also its open-air grocery market every Friday.
The apartment is located 400m away from the metro station of Petralona (green line).
The house is on the 1st floor of a 3 floors building. It is bright, sunny and airy, clean and very comfortable. It provides
- one bedroom with double bed and access to a small private balcony
- fully equipped kitchen
- fully equipped bathroom
- easy parking
- hardwood flooring
- hot water 24/7
- internet access
- washing machine
- hair dryer
- clean sheets and towels
- full access to the fridge / cupboards for preparing breakfast and/or snack
- access to 150m terrace
- pets are most welcome to apartment and building
- bicycle if needed
Other Things to Note
Transfer from or to the airport upon request.
a) Smoking is not allowed in the bedroom. If you are a smoker, you can smoke in the balcony. b) NEVER leave keys in the door whether you are in the house or you check out. This way you are locking me out!! c) You are welcome to use everything you may need from the apartment as long as you take good care of it. d) Check-in and out times are left open, but always with respect to possible guests coming or leaving the same day. e) Always use the toilet bin provided for fear of clogging. Thank you!
Chrysa has been really kind and helpful from the start! She answered all our questions really quickly so we knew it was the perfect fit for us to book a room in her lovely apartment. The location is ideal, close to Petralona metro station but also to a really nice square where we could have a nice meal and finish in the ice cream shop everyday. everything is close by (Acropolis, Monasteraki, Thisseio...) either by metro, taxi or uber!
The apartment and the room are the same as what you see in the pictures and there's AC in the room (crucial with this hot Greek summer).
We did not stay that long but I'm sure if I'm coming back to Athens again I would look for Chrysa apartment as it has been the perfect option for us.
Thank you Chrysa!
Chrysa fut très gentille et flexible envers nos besoins. A notre arrivée, un de ses amis nous a très bien reçu et nous a conseillé pour une visite intéressante de la ville.
La chambre est très propre et correspondait parfaitement à la description. Le petit déjeuner est très complet et en suffisance.
Athènes étant si grand, il faut s'attendre à marcher un petit peu pour rejoindre les lieux touristiques.
Bonne expérience à conseiller plus loin !
We have just had a GREAT stay with Chrysa. She was incredibly helpful over our trip into Athens and her apartment is in a really good spot -- away from mass tourists and yet walking distance to the tourist hot spots. Add in that the local cafes and restaurants are actually packed with Athenians, but are well able to cope with a non Greek speaking English couple and that they serve extremely good Greek dishes - sometimes with flair for the cooking - and you really can not ask for more. Would we go back on our next visit to Athens -- certainly -- and to add another extra , a friend of Chrysa ran us to the airport this morning at a very reasonable charge.
We really enjoyed our stay at Chrysa's place. She was very helpful in providing some useful tips to enjoy our evening at Athens. It was indeed a pleasant walk through the Filopappou hill and on the Apostolou Pavlou walkway. The room had all the essentials required for a traveller. Chrysa also went out of her way to book a taxi for us early in the morning. Thanks to Chrysa for making our stay at Athens memorable!
Chrysa was an awesome host. She met us at the station, gave us good directions to her place, and made us feel very welcome. The bedroom had air conditioning, and there were plenty of supplies. She sat down with us and a map and showed us how to find the places that we wanted to see. She was charming and friendly and I recommend her place to anyone.
Thank you so much for your hospitality! You are so helpful in every way! You are accomadating yet discreet as well! Your place is very well situated too.
If I ever come back to Athens I will contact you!
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About the Host, Chrysa
I am a person that enjoys dancing, travelling, spending time with friends and meeting new people and places. At the same time I enjoy relaxing with a nice book and taking yoga classes. I appreciate healthy food and tasting dishes from other countries. Travelling all around the world is one of my dreams. I am willing to help you as much as possible to enjoy your holiday, but at the same time I tend to be discreet enough preserving your privacy.