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VINTAGE Apartment Athens,Plaka

GreeceAtticaAthens
Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
$59
Per Night
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Ground Floor 50sqm Apartment with easy access.
1 bedroom, w/1 double standard bed
1 livingroom, w/1 sofa bed (suitable for 1 one adult)
1 shower bathroom (toilet,shower sink)
1 Kitchen
1 Small Blind Veranda (for Smokers)

The Bedroom

The Bedroom


The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $12
Security Deposit: $116
Weekly discount: 7%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Enjoy a brief business or Summer vacation trip and discover the Ancient civilization in the area around the Central Athens and relax in our renovated appartment in the “Plaka Athens Vintage Apartment"


Advantages:
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- Apartment to the heart of Athens city center, Syntagma-Plaka
-Very quiet neighbourhood
-Near to every archeological site (Akropolis, Lykabetus, Ancient Agora, New Acropolis Museum,Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Dionysious Theater and many more)
-Recently renovated (last month)
-Easy Access to all transportation Metro, Underground, Tram, Bus, Taxis
-We offer basic ORGANIC ingredients to prepare by yourself your breakfast
-The apartment is near everything and you can save a lot of money doing your archeological tours or shopping on foot.
-We communicate in English and German.


Apartment:
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The entire apartment is at your exclusive use.A 50sq.m recently renovated comfortable clean, private apartment with 1 main bathroom (shower), Internet Wi-fi, Hi-fi stereo, 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 big living room with a sofa bed which can accomodate 1 adult person, 1 kitchen with full cooking facilities, (includes fridge, Double Electric Stove, toaster, sandwich toaster, coffee maker, mixer), 1 big fan, and a small. Veranda where you can smoke. We provide clean bed linens and towels. . You will also find a folder, which includes maps general tourist information and other necessary information which they will help you organize your days in Athens.

Location
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The Apartment is located in Syntagma-Plaka area which is one of the few remaining neighbourhoods of the city that retain their unique neoclassical architectural style of old Athens. Plaka is The core of Athens and the main destination for anyone visiting the city..Plaka embosoms the Acropolis Hill on all side. Together with Monastiraki, they contain an endless variety of historic sites from different eras and civilisations-Prehestoric, Greek, Roman,Ottoman.-Plaka, is the most photographed area of the city, and is the ideal place to start your walk.
Syntagma Square is the centre of the city.Formely a palace, the Parliament building and the square in front of it have been the ground of many important political events in the country's history.
Behind the Parliament building, the National Gardens offer a much needed patch of green and shadow in the capital.They are open from sun dawn to sun dusk and are accessible from Vasilissis Amalias avenue or Irodou Attikou Street.

Near Neighbourhood (Shopping, Walk, Sights, Tours)
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6-10 Minutes Walk distance from the apartment:
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Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum 
Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus
Museums:(The Archaeological Museum The Epigraphical Museum, Benaki, The Cycladic Art & Modern Art, The Byzantine and Christian Museum, The Numismatic Museum, The Museum of Keramikos The War Museum and National Gallery of Art, Instruments-Museum, Frissiras Museum, Hellenic Children's Museum Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum)
Cine Thission (was voted by CNN as “Best Movie Theater in the World “In 2012
The Hadrian's Arch and The Temple of Zeus
Monument of Lysicrates
Pnyx Hill-Pnika
Anafiotika
Temple of Hephaestus (Thission)
Psyrri Area
The Lyceum of Aristotle
Panathenaic stadium 
Philopappou Hill
The Observatory (Hill of the Nymphs)
Athens Academy
Library of Athens
University of Athens
The Student Club of the University of Athens
Museum of Traditional Pottery
Dora Stratou Theater
Lykavitos Hill and the whitewashed chapel of Agios Georgios (St. George)
The Observation
Shopping areas :{ Ermou str., Kolonaki and Voukourestiou str. (the most expensive brands and jewelry in Athens) ,Varvakios Agora


5 Minutes Walk distance from the apartment:
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Syntagma square, Metro, Tram, Bus Stations,Taxis.
Monastiraki (little monastery) is an old part of Athens under the ancient Acropolis.
Monastiraki –The Flea Market
"Thanasis" souvlaki (the most famous souvlaki in town)
Cine Paris (cinema under the Stars)
The Roman Forum and the Library of Hadrian
The Tower of the Winds
Zapion
Ancient Agora
Hamman Baths
Stoa of Attalos
Panathenaic Way
Painted Stoa
Tholos
Jewish Museum


2-3 Minutes Walk distance from the apartment:
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At Syntagna square there's the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, paying tribute to country's dead soldiers, as well as the colourful Evzones-traditionally dressed guards-.Every Hour the changing of the presintential guards gathers many spectators who enjoy seeing men in kilts performing a perfectly synchronised ceremonial.
Behind the Parliement building the National Gardens host about 47,000 trees and plants, a botanical museum, small ponds with fish and ducks, as well as a cafe. At the southern side of the Gardens, you will find Zappeio Mansion, a donation of the wealthy Konstantinos Zappas in the 19th century, today used as a conference centre.During the day Zappeio serves as a getaway from the noise and the traffic of the city, while in the evening it's a meeting point for those heading to the cafe, cinema or bar-restaurant located in the adjacent buildings.

Plaka traditional district 
Bus/Metro transfer to airport
Tram transfer to southern suburbs and the beaches
Syntagma Square
Parliament
Pigeons of Syntagma
The Square and the Cathedral of Mitropoli's
Changing Of The National Guards
'Hop on-Hop off Bus Tours'
'Sunshine Express Train Tour
‘Segway Athens Tour'
'Athens Tour by Bike
20 meters Mini Market 
Theaters / Cinemas

On you own street
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Pharmacy
Laundry Store
Bakery
Creative hair Styling
Coffee Bar
Butcher Store
Store with fresh fish
Grocery Store
liquor store
Wine cellar
A delicatessen store
One of the oldest traditional confectioneries" Mitropolitikon"
The Oldest traditional Barber shop in Plaka (right next to the apartment)
Inomageirio"To Paradosiako" (really good hand-cooked Greek specialties)
“Mageirevontas Ti Mesogeio" Mediterranean restaurant
“Furin Kazan One of the best and most authentic sushi restaurants in Athens"
“Avocado" Veggie
“O Kostas" Souvlaki
“Dosirak" Korean - Japanese restaurant
“Indian Kitchen" Indian restaurant
“Eleutherudakis" One of the biggest Bookstores in Athens

PIRAEUS PORT
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16,5 minutes away using the underground from Monastiraki
Route: 7 stops
First train from Monastiraki to Piraeus Port at 05:19 am
Last Train from Monastiraki To Piraeus Port 00:49 pm


Guest Access

To every important archeological sight and all of the most central and known Museums of Athens. Restaurants and bars all around the city center, 2 metro stations at Syntagma sq and Monastiraki, all the public transportations, pharmacy and liqeur stores, super markets, grocery stores and bakery. Laundry shops around the corner. Tourist agencies and exchange office, post office, hair salon.

Interaction with Guests

We dont living near the apartment but we are always available and we are present always if anything happens to our guests. We communicate with the guests via texting to check on them, almost every day of their stay and we always are present at their check in day and check out day as well.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is totally safe and very quite. It has everything, from grocery stores,Bakery, exchange office, tourist agencies, Supermarket, banks and post office etc

Getting Around

Easy access from / to airport with express bus X95 (50 minutes), that runs 24/7, or use metro (45 minutes) or with taxi which you can find them between exits 2 and 3 at the arrival.

Bus Fair: 5€ (one way/per person)
Metro Fair: 8€ (one way/per person)
Taxi Fair: 35 € (during (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)€ (during 00:00-05:00)

METRO schedule:
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BLUE LINE M3 w/direction to AGIA MARINA.
1st train from airport to Syntagma at 06:33 am in the morning Last train from airport to Syntamga at 23:33 pm

METRO/BUS schedule-timetable (URL)
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Your metro or bus stop is 'SYNTAGMA' (exit for the metro is "SYNTAGMA SQUARE") If you take the bus your stop is the end of the line at OTHONOS str. at Syntagma as well!

TAXI/CAB
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TAXI which you can find them between exits 2 and 3 at the arrival Terminal.

We also have here in greece a very usefull app for the smartphones called Taxibeat. Its an application for ordering a taxi cab from wherever you are. You can choose the taxidriver from a photo and the refferences he gets from previous users who used him. Here is the URL to check it out. (URL HIDDEN)

Other Things to Note

NO PETS allowed or SMOKING inside the apartment.
(For Smokers there is a small blind Veranda where they can smoke)

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House Rules

House rules are pretty much simple and rational. You should really feel like home but also respect the place you are accommodated in, meaning not kicking the doors and walls, not throwing things to each other, not breaking house staff. Keep it down between 15:00 to 17:00 and after 23:00. Smoking is not allowed but ONLY in the Veranda outside. No guns, no drugs. And no trash at common areas of the building. Guests should NOT allow the entrance of strangers or friends at the apartment without host's permission PLUS... wash your dishes and respect WC hygiene rule PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO TELL US IN ADVANCE YOUR ARRIVAL TIME IN ORDER TO GET THE KEYS. CHECK IN TIME NEEDS TO BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE.

NO SMOKING inside the Apartment
NO PETS allowed.

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Safety Features
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
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Athens, Greece
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