Value for money in an central but not "touristy" area.
One-bedroom 50 square meters flat/apartment, consisting of a bathroom, kitchen, a living room and bedroom.
Amenities include open wi-fi access and washing machine.
Although it is situated in a very central area of Athens, on the 5th floor, the apartment/flat offers a very nice view of the nearby hill (Strefi hill).
Having a southern direction, it receives a significant amount of sunlight from sunrise to sunset. Ideal for travelers who want to experience the famous Attica sun!
The main entrance of the building is on Alexandras avenue, one of the main roads of Athens, which could also be perceived as the 'border" between the popular Exarchia (where it is situated), Kypseli and Gizi districts of downtown Athens.
Guests will have access to all amenities in the apartment, e.g. kitchen facilities, wi-fi, washing machine and music appliances. Clean towels and sheets are provided to every guest.
Interaction with Guests
I always make sure to be in the apartment during check-in in order to welcome the guests and orientate them on both the apartment and the city through maps and guide books. Always happy recommending places according to the guests interests and questions. Guests are always welcome to join me and my friends on a night out or on a walk.
Opposite the building is one of Athens main parks, "Areos" park, ideal for walks, bicycle riding or just sitting on a bench for sunbathing. It is also a spot for many cultural events such as the "Athens Indy Free Festival" which takes place every year and still gives the opportunity to many local underground bands to present their work, as well as the annual book exhibition where publishing houses present their titles.
One of the important museums of Europe and the largest in Greece, the National Archaeological Museum, is within 5-7 minutes walking distance. 11,000 exhibits from prehistorical times to late Antiquity waiting to be discovered by any traveler interested in Ancient History and Art.
Exharchia square is within a 7-8 minutes walking distance. The famous neighborhood is, since its beginning in late 19th century Athens till present day, a student neighborhood of a rather bohemian character which offers a large variety of options:
Eating spots ranging from "souvlaki" places to vegetarian organic restaurants and from Pakistani takeaways to traditional Greek taverns.
Bars where one can listen to different kinds of music including underground electronica, alternative rock, jazz, hip-hop... and the list goes on.
Live scenes where most of the newly formed, as well as some of the well-known local bands can be seen performing.
Access to public transportation is very easy.
Just outside the building a bus and trolley bus stop can be used to go either North or, after six stops, change to "Ampelokipi" metro station which leads straight to the Airport.
Victoria underground station is also within 7 minutes walking distance from the flat where one can use the tube to go as far as the port of Piraeus and catch a ferryboat to any of the world famous Greek islands.
The regional Attica bus stop is also 5 minutes away. One can catch the bus to Cape Sounio, for example, to go swimming during the summer months.
To sum up, this place is ideal for young, culture-loving, low budget travelers, as well as for people who want to experience downtown Athens but would also love to "escape" and travel through the region.
- Please make sure you lock the door at all times. Although it is a relatively safe area, your safety as well as taking care of your belongings is important.
- Please do not put the music too loud or make noises between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. as well as between 02:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., as these are considered to be "siesta hours" in Greece.
You are free to use all the amenities in the apartment: You can cook in the kitchen, put laundry, read any of the books or listen to any of the cd's and vinyl records. Wi-fi is open 24/7. Make yourself at home!
Doros' apartment is in a great area of Athens; we found it easily and we were able to navigate our way from there around the city with ease. Doros is a great host, very knowledgeable and helpful. The apartment is south-facing, so gets the winter sun and is warm and inviting. This apartment is excellent value for money.
Doros was super hospitable! He gave us specific and cost efficient instructions on how to reach the apartment; he even waited outside the metro for over an hour to ensure that we found his place safely! I strongly recommend Doros as a host! :)
The apartament is very good in price/quality relation. It is in the city center and well comunicated. Doros is very helpful and kind, he told us everything about Athens and gave us lots of bouchers and guides.
His apartment is very nice, close to Metro and buses stops. And Doros is just a very very nice host, he was very welcoming and friendly (also helpful) during our stay. He explains the sightseeing sites to us, and he was always reachable when you need him.
you should definitely stay in this apartment if you are heading to Athens.
Elpidoforos is the best host you could imagine! I arrived in the middle of the night and he waited for me, so I felt perfectly safe and comfortable, showed me whole apartment, helped me with the luggage and made the best impression possible :)
He knows EVERYTHING about Athens and wants his guests to feel as good as possible, so I asked him a milion questions about how to get somewhere and he answered all of them :) He's the most helpful host I've ever met!
The apartment is really well-centered (bus station is right next to the entrance to the building), very close to the centre of Athens. Next to the bulding there is an adorable park, anyone should visit.
Apartment is well equiped, I found everything I needed there, it was perfectly clean and well organized. One of my favourite things was the huuuge, sunny balcony, perfect for some afternoon rest or late evening parties ;)
It was my great pleasure to be Elpidoforos'es guest and I hope he will allow me to stay in his beautiful apartment next time I'll visit Athens!
I can recommend this apartment (and Elpidoforos as a host) to anyone, who wants to spend some great time in Athens, not worrying about his accommodation. Thank you for being so kind and helpful! :)
Doris is a fantastic host and handled my early arrival very well. Some good tips about Athens. The property is filled with 'Bohemian charm' which suits the neighbourhood, and gives an insight into how most Greeks live. Don't expect luxury, but everything a budget traveller needs.
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Hi , my name is Elpidoforos which can be translated from Greek as "the one who bares hope. I actually find it difficult to live up to the meaning of my name, but I really am doing my best. Most people just call me Doros for short - which, by the way, means "gift" or "present" in Greek.
I was brought up in Athens and I have lived here, practically all my life. My studies in Sociology and Marketing, as well as my previous work experience - which included direct sales - provided me with a thorough understanding of social behavior and how this is affected by cultural and other factors.
I have been working as a travel agent for the past seven years, mainly as an outgoing tour operator for Middle East countries - til 2011 when riots broke out in Syria, which was our main destination. I've been to Syria, Jordan and Lebanon more that 10 times as a tour leader and this was, without doubt a very important experience in my life.
My hobbies include playing bass in a garage rock band, going to the movies and to the theatre and going to concerts.
One of the things I enjoy most in life is meeting people from different countries and cultural backrounds. This is one of the reasons why I singed up to Airbnb.
I strongly believe that I can relate to very different types of people and help them experience Greek hospitality in a more contemporary fashion.
I am really looking forward to meeting as many travelers as I can and will do my best to be the best host I can be.