5ΤΗ FLOOR WITH A VIEW DOWNTOWN

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Leoforos Alexandras, Athens, Attica 114 73, Greece

The Space

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 appartment /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 situated) , Kypseli and Gizi districts of downtown Athens.




Guest Access

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 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.

The Neighborhood

Opposite the building is one Athens's main parks, Areos park, ideal for walks, bicycle riding or just siting 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 district ". A lively neighborhood of a rather "Bohemian" character which offers a large variety of options.:
Eating spots ranging from "souvlaki" places to vegeterian organic restaurants and from Pakistani take a ways 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.

Getting around

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 Pireus 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 Sounion 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • It was my first time using Airbnb, and it has been a great experience! Doros is a charming person and totally reliable host. Regarding the appartment, i felt at home since the first moment. Very nice stay! I will repeat :-)

    April 2014
  • It's the 2nd time (in 3 months!) that I stay at the appartment of Doros. Everything was great again. I love this place and Doros is a great host. Looking forward to my 3rd time!

    April 2014
  • Doros is a great host, very helpful, we felt very comfortable in Athens thanks to him ! The apartment is great, very near to the down town we highly recommend this place :) it has been a great experience !

    April 2014
  • Doros was a great host. Settled us in to the central Athens apartment and left us to our own devices. The flat is comfortable and close to the city and convenience stores. Definitely recommended.

    March 2014
  • Doros's flat is a perfect place for anyone looking to stay in Athens without burning a hole in the pocket. It's central, sunny and you have the whole flat for yourself.

    March 2014
  • Doros' apartment was the perfect place to stay to explore Athens. We were staying for five days and due to the central location of the flat we were able to walk to all the sites we wanted to see. It's a cozy and quiet apartment. Doros is an amazing host who gave us lots of great recommendations for eating and drinking out. He always replied to all our questions within no time.
    We will definitely come back.

    March 2014
  • Doros is a good and discrete host, ready to inform you about the flat, the surroundings and Athens.
    The flat, though central situated at a busy avenue, is more quiet than expected with only 10 minutes walk to the Metro station "Victoria".
    The quality of the flat was fair enough to the price and clean.

    March 2014
  • Doros's place is great, just like everyone here says, and Doros himself is nice, helpful and very friendly. The apartment is in a great location and was clean and comfortable. Also, this needs to be mentioned -- Doros's record collection is off the hook! Getting to listen to some of my favorite albums on vinyl was a real treat and made my stay in Athens just a little bit nicer.

    March 2014
  • What a great place!! What a great host! Really enjoyed my stay at Doros' spot. It's a great location..walking distance to Athens Archeological museum and Victoria subway. He was very attentive and made sure that I had everything I needed. He even invited me out to hang with him and his friends, which was so much fun. It was nice to actually bond and hear what life in Greece is like. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, quiet place to stay while in Athens.

    February 2014
  • Staying at Elpidoros's place was very comfortable. The apartment gets a lot of sun, which is nice, and it has a great location. Doros was very welcoming and accommodating.

    February 2014
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AMERICAN COLEGE OF GREECE, DEREE COLLEGE , BA IN SOCIOLOGY , BSC IN MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS (IMC)
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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 five 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.
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