A house that goes back four generations.
A house that goes back four generations.
My house has been the home of my family for the past four generations since it was built around 1933. It is located at the foot of Filopappou hill, right next to the Acropolis hill. The main advantage of the house is that it is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet just one stop away from the Acropolis metro station and two stops from Syntagma square.
A lot of greek TV series have used it for filming in the interior.
At daytime the sun shines directly into the house. One can leisurely enjoy his/her morning coffee in the living room, before deciding to start the day. The archaeological areas nearby can be visited on foot through Filopappou hill or through the city.
Everything you may need is close to you: a supermarket across the street, a grocery flea-market every Friday, a drugstore, local fast-food or traditional restaurants, bars and cafes.
It offers close access to the metro, the tram and several buses to take you anywhere in the city; you can always, of course, choose to walk through Plaka and get to see the "old city" of Athens.
I will be more than happy to show you around the area, if you let me know what it is that interests you. :)
You will get to know the tips & tricks for the house upon your reservation confirmation. :)
Ilias is an amazing host. My son and I stayed by the hill for 5 nights and we loved it. The flat is spacious and comfy. The location is in a residential neighbourhood, so it is quiet and there are good places to buy food within steps of the door. Thankfully, Ilias had just installed new heating so we were very cosy even though it was quite chilly outside. You can easily walk up the hill, or take the Metro to almost anywhere quickly. Ilias gave us great tips for our visit and arranged a taxi to the airport for our departure. Would love to stay there again!
Ilias reserved à parking space in front of the house for us. We felt very much at home in Ilias's appartement. It was clean and we liked the bohemian atmosphere. It is à spacious appartement and the location is excellent near the acropolis on walking distance. Ilias directed us immediately to the nicest cafés and restaurants. We felt greek among the greek. Its nice to stay in à neighboorhood thats not in the tourist area. We would like to come again some time.
Very good house, location very convenient and host helpful. The only problem was the lack of heating in the appartment.
Thank you for your nice words, Alena. I 'd just like to add that there was indeed some maintenance work in the central heating system during Alena's visit. Therefore, I had already bought two powerful individual heaters for the house (gas and electric) to deal with the situation. When Alena was in Athens, we all experienced the lowest temperature in years thus it is fully understandable that they might have felt a little uncomfortable. I feel sorry about this but it was beyond my abilities and expectations. All the best and thank you again, Alena.
Already before the stay Ilias offered every help needed and organiszed a taxi transport that we were appreciating very much once arrived. The taxi driver he sent ( the same who picked us up at 4.00 on Saturday morning leave) was an experience itself. Many thanks again for that. Ilias welcomed us on arrival at the flat and we immediatly had a homely feeling. The flat itself took its part to get this feeling too. It's so cosy ! All the fine and tiny details make you feel home at once. Some details considered as a drawback at first view became a fact to be recognised in so many places in Athens: Don't throw your cleaning paper into the toilet! It is not at all so awful as you would consider it at first glance :.) Even the "head problems" I had in the beginning with the bathroom (I'm about 2 mtr. tall) were not so bad as i had assumed.
What we like very much was the surrounding. You are on one hand far away from tourist oriented region. Shops, cafes, restaurants seem frequented mostly from Greek people but nonetheless all interesting parts of Athens can easily be reached either on foot or with public traffic services.
Best experience. Llias is the best, sweetest, most attentive host. His beautiful home is inspiring, huge, artful, cozy and clean. I had the best sleeps, and inspiring days. Location is great, tucked away but walking distance to everything. All around amazing. Can't wait to come back!
Just perfect! Ilias flat was like a "second home": cozy and well locatet for daily walks in exciting athens!
It was my first but hopefully not the last stay at Ilias' apparent. I am just in love with the place, it makes you feel at home, the apparent is artistic, clean and has a very good vibe. Ilias hospitality was beyond my expectations.
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