About this listing
My home is better described as a traditional Athenian house decorated with architectural elements from the beginning of the previous century. My family and I have been living in this house for more than 4 generations already and - as far as I can remember myself - it has always been open to everybody. Including you. :)
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, which is part of 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.
Several series of Greek TV as well as some advertisements have used my house to film their material making my house kind of famous in the neighborhood.
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 or to the sea (up to Cape Sounion); 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 my area and share my well prepared Guidebook if you only let me know what it is that interests you the most. :)
You have access to the entire house.
Interaction with Guests
Smoking and pets are allowed after we have a small talk about it.
Koukaki, the neighborhood of "By the Hill", has gained the 5th place in the entire world based on reviews by Airbnb guests like you. I try to keep up to these expectations, if not setting them a bit higher. :)
I have prepared a detailed Guidebook (also printed) to find your way around the area. Apart from this, you can always ask me when we meet in person or by using my landline phone to call me 24/7 (free of charge for you).
I am always happy to offer the opportunity to my Guests to meet my beloved taxi driver Stavros with a pick up from the airport to avoid any "misunderstandings" with random drivers. The price is fixed: three-eight euros (tarif 1) and five-five euros (tarif 2).
Other Things to Note
For the summer period feel free to use the several fans (ceiling & portable) found in the house. Thanks to its stone walls, the house is able to keep low temperatures in summer and high in winter.
You will get to know the tips & tricks for the house upon your reservation confirmation. :)
I have been an active member of the Airbnb Community for almost 4 years now
and have thankfully acquired lots of experience in hosting people.
My character is that of an open minded person who inquires into life with a philosophical touch while following my desires in a pretty straightforward way.
But why don't I let the others do the talking?
- My dear Guest, these are my Reviews.
- Reviews, this is my new Guest.
Enjoy your stay in Athens. :)