About This Listing
We are located in the south suburbs of Athens, less than 5 minutes walk from the underground station, providing easy access to the city centre within 12 minutes.
We offer a very comfortable and homely double/triple (air-conditioned) room in a charming Bed & Breakfast in the southern suburbs of Athens. The room has an independent entrance as well as direct access to our beautiful garden where our guests can relax and enjoy the renowned Greek sun throughout their stay. The room has a private en-suite with shower and a private area which can accommodate 1 more bed upon request. A fridge is also provided in this area.
Our garden is perfect for quality time in the sun or under the shade of our citrus trees, perhaps relaxing in the hammock with one of our complimentary iced teas or coffees. There are also BBQ facilities available to use if you wish. Along with the many trees and flowers in the garden we have also grown one of the first urban farms in Athens!
Furthermore, we are close to beautiful Athens coast (2-3 km) which is ideal for walks and bicycle-rides. A number of cafes, restaurants and bars can be found within a short 10 minute walk (0.5 km). We are also in close proximity (2-3 km) to:
* numerous beautiful beaches
* the Athens Golf Club
* the Go-Kart Centre
* the Agios Kosmas Olympic Complex
* Glyfada; the stylish shopping & entertainment centre of the south suburbs of Athens
A generous and delicious continental breakfast can be provided upon request (5 Euros per-person), and on warm days can be enjoyed out in the garden. Guests can also enjoy Greek, traditional home-cooked dinners with fresh ingredients (either from our seasonal organic garden or from our local farmer market) at a cost of 12 Euros per-person which includes our organic, home-made wine. The meals vary depending on the season but we guarantee that they will always be healthy, plentiful and delicious.
Our Bed & Breakfast is ideal for people who want to enjoy both the historic centre of Athens along with the lesser known charms of the surrounding areas. We are happy to provide advice on and assistance with the organisation of fantastic day-trips to numerous historic, cultural and natural attractions in the surrounding areas of Athens (including nearby islands).
We always enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and being introduced to their culture. As an exchange, we hope to provide a fantastic stay in Athens for all of our guests with good-old style Greek hospitality.
Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hopefully meeting you sometime soon.
Stelios and Maika
Free private parking available.
Maika is a keen home-cook who likes to blend traditional Greek cooking with a modern twist. The seasonal produce from our veggie garden encourages her cooking experimentation with outstanding results. Guests in our B&B may get to enjoy complementary homemade treats such as our ice-cold organic lemonade, our bergamot liqueur, our seasonal jams, fruit and vegetable salads. It all depends on what’s been cooked and the vibe of the day!
Besides any complementary treat there is the option to enjoy a generous and delicious breakfast and dinner while staying with us.
Breakfast with us (5 Euros per-person):
Our guests have the ability to have a hearty breakfast under the shade of the trees in our beautiful back garden. Our breakfast includes:
* Tea or Coffee
* Fresh sour-dough bread from our local baker (should try his desserts too)
* A selection of home-made jams/marmalades/honeys etc.
* Cereal/Muesli with milk
* An egg
* A cheese & ham toastie
* Fruit juice
Dinner with us (12 Euros per-person).
In the evening Maika lights up the garden with little candle lanterns making it the perfect spot to enjoy a warm Greek summer evening. Guests can have dinner on a private candle-lit table or join us on a larger table for some greet-style feasting! Our dinner includes:
* A selection of appetisers
* A main meal
* Salad and bread accompanying the main meal
* Plenty of our home-made organic wine
Many of the ingredients are sourced from our veggie patch, or through the produce of family and friends. As a result, the meals tend to be very seasonal. An example summer dinner would include:
* Cheese pasties, leek and bacon pasties and stuffed vine leaves (dolmades)
* Greek salad and sour-dough bread
* Chilled white wine
* Semolina halva with Greek-yogurt cream
If you decide to try out our breakfast or dinner all we ask is to tell us a day in advance.
We are fairly easy going people, we love having fun and we want all of our guests to have fun when staying with us. We only ask you to be sensible and respect the property as it is our one and only home. If you are not sure about doing something please talk to us and we will try to find a way to satisfy everyone. Many thanks for the understanding.
My friend and I stayed at Veggie Garden for a total of 4 nights. Stelios & Maika are very good & accommodating hosts. The photos you see are exactly what you get. The place is so clean that I walked into the glass door that leads to the garden (lol)! Due to time constraint, we only had 1 dinner and 2 breakfasts during our stay. Dinner was a feast! True authenic Greek dinner and everything was delicious. Breakfast was served with homemade jams & bread made by Maika. We'd a very splendid & wonderful stay in Athens. We'll definitely stay at Veggie Garden if we've the opportunity to visit Athens again!
Stelios & Maika were so kind and nice to us!
The house is very clean and nice! They were very helpful all the time with the information that we needed to know; also, the house is very close to the metro.
Thanks you very nice for the welcoming and the staying!
I can't give enough praise to Stelios and Maika! They are the most gracious, warm and accommodating hosts. Anytime I had a question or concern, they were happy to help me. It's obvious that they love having visitors in their beautiful home. Maika's cooking? FANTASTIC! Stelios's wine? SUPERB! Their music and dancing talents? FUN! :-)
It's less than 10 minutes to walk to the nearest Metro stop (the red line, which brings you right into Athens city center), which is just one stop north of the X97 bus stop from the airport. Stelios gives you a computer generated map with his house and points of interest indicated.
Dining outside on their tree covered patio was so relaxing and quaint. I met some wonderful people who were also staying there. 10 euros is a bargain for their delicious dinner and wine. The shower was strong and hot. The room had a desktop computer with internet access. No complaints at all!
I know Greece is amazing and beautiful, but let me know when you want to visit the states, Stelios and Maika! You have an open invitation to stay at my place! I'll show you my rock collection. :-)
I had a fantastic stay with Stelios and Maika! Their warm hospitality, super-clean home and tranquil garden put me at ease. They helped me practice Greek, especially in the evenings in the kitchen as Maika cooked. Maika's food is fantastic! I enjoyed dinner in the garden with them, hearing about their families and learning new Greek words. They suggested several beaches and even took me along one day to a lovely beach called "Kavouri."
We stayed here for 3 nights and couldn`t have been happier !
A very nice, clean, Quite and safety host. This place is amazing.
Stelios told us a many things about Athens and Maike is really a very good cook . we always enjoy her meals. When we come back one day to Athen we`ll book the house from Stelios and Maika agien !! Thank you sooo much Wolfgang + Elisabeth from Austria
Their home was just beautiful and so relaxing! I was invited in their home right away and they greeted me with a lemonade. (It was even 3 in the morning, they stayed awake for my arrival and picked me up from the bus station.) Anytime I needed ANYTHING whichever the request may be they were helpful in accommodating it or giving me information of another way to fufill it. They made me feel like I was visiting relatives but I was on vacation. I even lost my debit card three days before leaving and they helped me anyway they could to make sure I enjoyed the rest of my trip since the banks were closed the last three days I was there. I have nothing even minute bad to say and would stay again there in a heartbeat.
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About the Host, Stelios & Maika
We are Maika and Stelios, a Greek couple in their 50s who love travelling and hosting. We have recently fully renovated our Athens home introducing a new veggie-patch. Having 2 spare rooms and many years of hosting experience, it seemed like a natural progression to run our home as a B&B. We have been operating as a B&B since 2011 with guests from all over the world.
Maika is a keen home-cook who blends traditional Greek cooking with a modern twist. The seasonal produce from our garden encourages cooking experimentation with outstanding results. Besides the available breakfast and dinner options, many guests get to enjoy tasty complementary treats throughout their stay. More importantly, they get to enjoy the treats under the shade of the trees in our beautiful garden.
We always enjoy meeting new people and being introduced to their culture. As an exchange, we hope to provide a fantastic stay in Athens for all of our guests with good old-style Greek hospitality.