About This Listing
A small 25 sq m. studio located on the ground floor in the courtyard/garden.
A small studio apartment 25 sq m. located on the ground floor in the courtyard/garden. It is equipped with coffeemaker, toaster, fridge plus a sink from a 1920's train! This studio has a double bed which can be converted to two single beds. Kitchen for cooking is the garden kitchen (few steps away) equipped with gas cooking and bbq.
The bathroom is crafted with traditional Greek workmanship using ecological materials. Enjoy the two antique Thonet chairs restored by the designer and owner.
Apartment and windows face the courtyard which has a beautiful 60+ year old olive tree and lemon tree!
It is located 15 minutes walk from Greek Parliament and the Acropolis walkway, 400 m from the National Botanical Gardens and across from the pine forest of the Panathenaic (all-marble) Stadium.The Panathenaic Stadium is the place where the first modern Olympic Games of 1896 took place.
Trolleys and bus 1 minute away to get to Parliament and downtown. Metro stations Akropoli and Syntagma are a 15-20 minutes away and Evaggelismos station is about 20 minutes walk. Taxis are located 1 minute away.
One can enter the stadium from the back side to enjoy the green hill, a view of the Acropolis, a sunset or a morning jog/walk with other runners who train for the annual classical marathon.
The Stadio/Pangrati neighborhood offers nice local taverns with friendly service, fresh product markets and a weekly green market, cafes in 2 close-by squares. Bakeries, pharmacy, supermarket and finally, the best pizza in town--all within 2-5 walk! The sights are about a 10-15 min walk from our apartments and you pass the Temple of Zeus and Zappeion along the way. Kolonaki is about 15 minute walk, as well as several museums such as the Benaki, Byzantine and Cycladic and Museum of Modern Art.
It was designed and operated for several reasons:
- To provide people who visit Athens for a short or long period a home with privacy and quiet surroundings.
- The courtyard is for meetings or parties and for guests to invite their friends at home, not at a hotel room.
- The philosophy and concept is that visitors in Athens who stay for long or short term can enjoy the modern design, privacy and green surroundings, in the historical city center, minutes walk from the major Athens attractions.
1. Wireless hi-speed Internet (Unlimited use)
2. Fully equipped kitchen and cookware in the garden
3. Complimentary change of linens/towels and cleaning of apartment each week
4. Air conditioning, central heating
5. Washing machine, dryer, iron/ironing board available
6. DVD player - satellite TV
7. Common Garden and BBQ
8. Flexible check in - check out times
-Shared BBQ grill
Interaction with Guests
We welcome all guests and we spend some time getting them oriented regarding the neighborhood and the wider Athens' center.
We provide to them a neighborhood map with pins of the points of interest as long as with a Athens' city center map. Most daytime hours there is someone ready to help our guests at the front desk.
Pagrati-Mets is the area around the Panathenaic stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.
The characteristic feature of the area is that is very calm and pace, meanwhile lays in the very center of the city.
The area is getting more and more credits from young people as one can find lots of brand new restaurants, bars and shops with high aesthetic, fair prices and and a contemporary atmosphere.
From the bus stop, 1 min. away one can find several buses towards Syntagma the main square of the capital.
The area is in the very center,most of the interesting sites are in walking distances.
Other Things to Note
All our apartments are in the same building, there is also free street parking outside of the building.
There is a leaflet inside the apartment with few basic house rules such as smoking rules and switching off air condition while not at home.
We absolutely loved our stay here! The pictures showed exactly how the apartment was set up, and Fotini was a great host during our stay. We really appreciated having a map of the neighbourhood that included cafes, restaurants etc. in the neighbourhood! The location was perfect - within walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go (Placa, Monastirraki, Acropolis). We felt safe and welcome - and would stay here again!
Yiannis and Fonti were so knowledgable about the local area and made our short stay very enjoyable. The courtyard was a great place to get a local favourite cuisine and take it back for a quiet lunch under the lemon tree. Highly recommended.
What a great place! Location was perfect, host was super welcoming and helpful, and the room itself was perfect. We loved having access to a kitchen, and courtyard! We will definitely stay here again, if we ever come back to Athens.
Mon amie et moi avons grandement apprécié notre séjour chez Yiannis & Fotini. Nous y avons reçu un accueil très chaleureux. Nous avons reçu carte de la ville, liste des meilleurs restaurants ainsi que de nombreuses explications concernant les activités à faire en ville. Nous avons tout fait à la marche pendant notre séjour, l'appartement est proche de syntagma et du quartier de plaka. Le quartier est calme et rassurant. Nous sommes sorties la nuit sans problème. Le Wifi fonctionne très bien, l'appartement est propre, les lits sont très confortables. Nous vous recommandons cet endroit sans hésiter!
Yiannis and Fotini were a joy to meet! Their place is located right next to everything we wanted to see during our short stay in Athens. Their house is very unique and tidy. The beds were extremely comfortable to sleep in after a long day exploring! We appreciated the advice given by Yiannis and that he was able to pick us up and drop us off at the airport. I highly recommend anyone to stay here if you're looking for a good experience in Athens! Thank you again for making our stay so easy to adjust to and enjoyable :) We loved getting to know you and your beautiful city!
We spent four wonderful days in Fotini's flat. The flat is located in a very pleasant neighbourhood and at walking distance from most of the archeological sites and parks.
Very clean and cosy, well equipped and decorated. We loved the bathroom with the upcycled sink and the huge showerbox. We also enjoyed having breakfast in the garden, under the lemon tree:) We did not have the chance to really chat with Fotini, we just briefly met. But the lady at the reception provided lots of information on the area: the closest supermarket, restaurants and stuff.
I definitely recommend it and I would come back for sure.
Though we did not speak for long, I believe Yiannis and Fotini to be kind, welcoming and organised hosts. The apartment was charming, stylish and well equipped, though a bit chilly. The local area was great, Yiannis and Fotini provided a map of the local area with suggestions for our ease. The beautiful view from the Olympic stadium and hill is not to be missed. In short, we loved it and would highly recommend the apartment and hosts.
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