Pangrati or Pagrati (Greek: Παγκράτι) is a neighborhood in the Municipality of Athens, Greece. It is bordered by the Kolonaki (Κολωνάκι) neighborhood to the north, the Kaisariani (Καισαριανή) Municipality to the east, the Vyronas (Βύρωνας) Municipality to the south, and the Mets (Μετς) neighborhood to the west. It is not to be confused as a separate suburb, as it is part of the Athens city proper. However, it is frequently mistaken as such, possibly because of it bordering the actual suburbs of Vyronas and Kaisariani. One of the most important landmarks of Pangrati is the Panathinaiko Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The First Cemetery of Athens, the official cemetery for the city of Athens, lies within Pangrati.
Transportation in Pangrati
Pangrati is served by buses (phone number hidden) and trolleys #2,4 and 11. Recent information released by the Attiko Metro has suggested there will be a future metro station on the border of Pangrati and Kaisariani on Imitou Street, to be named Pangrati/Kaisariani, on the proposed Orange Line (Line #4).
Squares in Pangrati
Profitis Ilias church
Pangrati has many squares frequented by its locals: Plastira, Pangratiou ("of Pangrati"), Messolongiou, Proskopon, Rizari, Profitis Ilias, Deliolani, Plyta and Varnava. Each square has its separate identity within the neighborhood. At Pangratiou Square, Pangratiou Park is to be found, together with a major street named Spirou Merkouri, which runs into Konstandinou Ave and up towards Evangelismos Metro Station. At Profitis Ilias Square, one will find the Church of the Prophet Elijah (Προφήτης Ηλίας), and also Imitou street, which runs through the entire span of Pangrati starting from Kaisariani; around Varnava Square, is the area behind the Kallimarmaro Stadium hosting restaurants like the classy "Spondi"(awarded 2 Michelin stars) and various tavernas, while Plastira Square serves as a stop for all three trolley networks and local bus routes. The Arcadia Center, a non-profit cultural institution, is also located in Pangrati. The center operates study-abroad programs through the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, a university located within the United States.
The Panathenaic Stadium or Panathinaiko (Greek: Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο, also known as the Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο, meaning the "beautifully marbled"),is the most ancient stadium in use in the world, is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble (from Mount Penteli) and is one of the oldest in the world.
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-Quiet neighbourhood, but really close to the centre of Athens
-3 bus stops, 1 metro station
-"Panathenaic Stadium" next to your entrance to begin a sunny morning
-Modern apartment, 70m2, 2 bedrooms, living room, real anatomical double bed,2 sigles,1 sofa bed
-Fully equipped kitchen,hairdryer,TV,DVD's,magazines,brand new washing machine, WiFi internet, AIR-CONDITION in all rooms
-NO DEPOSIT needed, flexible check in, check out
-Breakfast, linen, towels, bathing goods are provided
-NO EXTRA COSTS, no cleaning costs, no extra people charge
-POSITIVE reviews, RETURNING guests!
-grocery stores & supermarkets around the apartment
This beautiful apartment, is located in the center of Athens, a historical neighbourhood near the Panathenaic Stadium. The apartment is on the 2nd floor, has been re-renervated and has all the modern comforts..
The aparment is only 20 minutes from the center of Athens by public transport.
It is also a great location if you are arriving by car as it is only 10 minutes from the national road exit to the center of Athens.
There is a very large supermarket just 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
The 4 bus stops which will take you too and from the Centre of Athens are only 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Trolley No. 4 or 2 will take you directly to Omonia Square or Syndagma Square where you can begin your city tour. There is also the Metro station about a 15 minute walk from the apartment. If you use the Metro Station, you should be aware that every Metro station is a museum in itself , where antiquities found during the excavations for the building of the Metro have been put on exhibition. So it is an experience on its own to use the Metro and get off at each stop to see what has been found.
TICKETS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Tickets for all public transport can be purchased at any Metro Station.
You can buy day tickets, which allow you to use all public transport for the day.
WHAT DOES THE APPARTMENT OFFER:
The apartment has 2 main bedrooms, a living room (which also has a double bed if there are more than two people visiting.), a well equipped kitchen (includes fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker). There is also a large bathroom with a washing machine (should you wish to do some washing). a verandah
A TV is provided, and a DVD player a great range of DVD films, music tapes, books to read and some games to play should you feel you just want to stay home after your exhausting day. Wireless internet free of charge.
Heating in winter and cooling in hot summer months is provided in both rooms of the house by air condition.
The kitchen has everything you need for your morning breakfast - from Rusks with butter and Greek honey or jam , Cornflakes with fresh milk, Hot coffee, tea or cocoa to home made Greek cake ( just a small touch to make you feel at home)
Freshly washed and ironed linen and individual shampoo, hair conditioner and bath soap. And of course, a must for the ladies - the hairdryer!!!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Take a walk to the nearby Platia (Square) where you can have a traditional SOUVLAKII at one of the local taverns. You can take the Metro to Monastiraki ( Flee Market) and discover Monastiraki & Thission districts. Walk around the Acropolis from Thission and find yourself walking where the Philosophers were teaching! Forget modern Athens and discover what gave birth to democracy and so much more revolutionary ideas
Athens changes! Directly in the centre of the city around the Acropolis a large archaeological park has been built with many paths, pedestrians and low traffic streets. With a bicycle, you can relax, enjoy and discover hidden Athens. Take a ride to the new Acropolis museum or explore the hidden streets in old Athens (Plaka). On a bike you will able reach locations that are sometimes difficult for pedestrians to access and a lot more ground can be covered, giving you more time to admire and photograph important ancient monuments and sights that are found around the Acropolis.
With your booking for this lovelly apartment in the center of Athens, you can also arrange for a private tour guide, who will show you the most beautiful parts of this very historic city.
The best way to see Athens is by walking. A pleasant walk through the National Gardens to the magnificent Oympic Stadium, through the narrow streets of Plaka, the first city built when Athens became capital of Greece, to traditional tavernas for a typical Greek meal, some shopping in Monasitraki (the Flee market), and to the most important and impressive site in Athens, The Parthenon and the new Acropolis museum, and other ancient ruins which you will see during the walk.
Another interesting tour which you may be interested in is the Food Tasting - this would take you to parts of Athens which very few tourists encounter. This could also include a visit to Lycabettus Hill which you reach by cable car.
A trip to a close-by Island can also be arranged (weather permitting)
If you are interested please let me know and I will give you the contact details of the guide, who will give you details of what you can expect and prices (which are very reasonable for the service you will receive).
As we all know, the best way to see a new city is when everything is arranged for you and you do not need to worry about what to see and how to get there.
As a traveller myself and an Airbnb host and guest, it will be my pleasure to help you in any way possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Nice flat, nice location, Great price! //////////////Qualité-prix, c'est super! Nous (3 adultes , 1 enfant et 1 bb) avons séjourné chez Léo à la fin février 2014. Son père ( en fait il s'agit de notre voisin) nous a gentiment accueilli et offert de bons biscuits maison :) L'appartement était propre et il est bien divisé. Il est bien localisé. Nous avons fait les principaux sites historiques à pied avec nos enfants (et une poussette!). Un parc avec des jeux pour enfant se trouve à 10 minutes de marche ( parc Prangati). Nous avons aimé découvrir ce quartier non touristique et ce fut un plaisir de parcourir le marché extérieur au coin de notre appart. (fruits, légumes, poissons, vêtements, etc.) le lendemain de notre arrivé. Les parents de Léo nous ont téléphoné un taxi pour notre départ vers l'aéroport. Un petit moins serait les matelas simples pas super confo mais à ce prix, nous recommandons sans hésiter cet appartement! Le taxi pour l'aéroport a coûté 33 euro.
Leo is a very nice person and his apartment is located in central areas in Athens with high quality facilities within walking distance.The apartment is suitable for family trip and the rooms are clean and tidy. Surely recommended for visitors!
The Pangrati apartment is simply a fabulous place from which to explore Athens.
Leandro's place is "home" for us! It's the second time we stay and we feel like our home. The hospitality, the location, the care of his parents who live next door, the same appt. are the best we could find in Athens.
We'll stay again, if it's available, any time we'll visit Athens, again.
Thanks a lot Leandros.
Nicolas & Spiridoula
I'm sorry I'm late.
Because my trip is not finished yet.
I tried to write it before I left Greece. But wifi didn't work...;;
So I write it by my mobile in Istanbul now~~^^
Leo was a really good host.
Also his father was so kind.
His apartment is near the war meseum and the first modern olympic stadium.
So we could walk around all the city.
We all had great memories in Athens. THANK YOU SO MUCH^^
Big, clean, extremely cozy apartment and relatively central in a quiet area. Leandros was very nice and helpful with anything we needed. We would definitely return next time in Athens. Efxaristo poli!
Leandros was great and his apartment couldn't have been more perfect. We loved it! It was very clean and orderly. We also liked the neighborhood. It was a wonderful stay! The free wifi was a super bonus!
The house was veeery nice and it's cheap! It is confortable and large. It is close to the center, and there are also some bus stops. Leandros was very nice and helpfull, we had a problem with the hairdryer and he took us a new one very soon. We really had a great time there.