About This Listing
This ground floor mini apartment has its own fully separate entrance, lies next to a very big park (great for pik nik breakfast) with a church and minutes away from restaurants, bars, clubs and transportation, and a neat stroll to the center.
Hello dear guest. This 25 sqm, single room apartment with its separate entrance, used by me when I occasionally work in Greece, is beautifully placed on the ground floor next to a very large park (Alsos Ilission aka Alsos Syggrou) and the church Agios Charalambos.
Next to Agios Charalambos church is the wonderful open air market every Friday of the year. Fresh fruit, nuts, food, clothes and utensils.
NEW: Free WiFi Internet connection and the shower has been rebuilt, now 2x larger than before. Also new fusebox and a new hair dryer.
There are several wonderful restaurants, tavernas and coffee shops within 5 minutes walk of the flat, 2 of the restaurants in the same building. You can also find discos and dance clubs within 15 minutes walk.
Syntagma square is a beautiful 20 minute stroll through parks and Hilton hotel is 10 minutes away. The X95 bus from-to the airport stops at bus stop "ILISIA", 10 minutes walk from the flat. The underground, Metro, is also there.
The nearest food shop, Sotiris, is only 30 steps up the slope. There is also a wonderful fresh bread product baker, Venetis, 10 minutes from the flat, close to Crown Plaza hotel.
The flat is catered for by the house porter, Mrs Chrysa, who lives in the next door flat. She is a person all heart although speaks little English.
Please note that bed linen is not included for stays 1-3 days. The cost for a double set including towels is a total of 6 euro, please leave the amount in the flat when you depart.
Getting there: From the airport: Bus X95 runs 24/7. Get off at stop Megaro Mousikis. Cross the boulevard and take Papadiamantopoulou street for about 100 mtrs. Turn right into Alkmanos street and walk 5 mins until you reach Mihalakopoulou street (boulevard). Cross it to Crown Plaza hotel. Antifilou street is the second street behind the hotel. The apartment is at the corridor to THE LEFT of the front door, you do NOT enter the main building. The key is in the white post box next to the flat entrance.
You have access to everything in the apartment, (washing machine is not working at the moment) and the porter Chrysa will be happy to help you in any way. She is around between 8 am - 11.30 am and sometimes in the evening and lives next door.
Please note that sheets and towels are NOT included in the base price, if the stay is 3 days or less. Pillows and blankets are always included. The price for a set of double bed sheets and two towels is 6 euro irrespective of length of stay. Please leave the amount in the flat when you depart.
Mrs Chrysa is available on and off and you can always contact me on (phone number hidden). Wishes for a great stay, Sven-Erik
To start with all amenities are there, small shops, the huge park, the church. All people are extremely friendly and if you tell the mini market (20 steps up the slope) shop keeper Sotiris that you are staying at Svens place he will give even better service, if possible. All people in the house are very friendly and take well to you introducing yourself. Smile and you get a smile back.
There are great bars, restaurants clubs and discos (a real disco, by gawd) just round the corner, actually there are 2 restaurants in the same building. OverPlus fast food/restaurant is next to Crown Plaza hotel one minute away. Very tasty cuisine, and good prices, open 24/7. For me, pure enjoyment and I wish for you too!
Buses, metro, airport buses and taxi are just a few minutes by foot, it could not be easier. The center of Athens is around 20-25 minutes walk through parks and avenues. The tram to the beach is at Syntagma square, 20 minutes walk. Go towards Vouliagmeni-Glyfada and get off anywhere it looks nice.
Please note that sheets and towels are not included in the base price for stays 1-3 days. Blankets and pillows are always included. The price for a set of double bed sheets and two towels is 6 euro as a total cost, irrespective of length of stay. Please leave the amount in the flat when you depart.
Please note: Bed linen and towels not included for stays 1-3 days. A double set of bed linen has a cost of 6 euro, please leave the amount in the flat when you depart.
You will find the key in the white post box just outside the flat door. When you leave, just leave it in the same place. If any problems talk to the porter, Chrysa, next door. Her English is poor but she is all heart and wish to help.
Sven-Erik's apartment was awesome. Everything looked pretty new and clean, which made us feel really comfortable. The location was really good, there were some hotels around with 24h taxi stops, and also mini markets, a pharmacy and some nice cafes. It was also close to a metro station and a bus stop from where we could go anywhere in the city, including the ports and the airport. The flat has everything you need for cooking and sleeping, and Sven-Erik leaves some magazines and maps in the flat with tips of things to do in Athens, which is really helpful. He was totally available since the beginning and told us everything we needed to know to make sure we would enjoy our stay in the city the most. I would definetely recommend this place!
Thank you Sven-Erik for making your apartment available. It certainly served our needs, especially for the price.
The manager was there just as we arrived and was indeed very friendly.
There was a problem with the hot water heater thermostat and she had a technician there within an hour.
She helped us figure out the washing machine,which worked fine once we realized you need to turn on the separate water supply to it.
The apartment did have a strong musty odor in it when we first arrived but aired out quickly by leaving the door open awhile.
But this might be a problem for anyone who is sensitive.
The location was very convenient to the conference, at the Athens Hilton, a 10 minute walk through a lovely park, just a you said.
The lock was a bit tricky at first but if you continue to turn the key until you hear the extra click it is no problem. Incredibly secure locking device.
The neighbourhood was quiet,except for the church bells on the weekend. But we needed to be up anyway. We enjoyed watching the little ones play soccer in the church yard.
All in all, it was not extravagant, but we weren't expecting that. It was clean, comfortable, convenient and exceptional value.
Once again, thank you for your generous hospitality.
We didn't get to meet Sven-Erik but we communicated via mail. His emails were clear and very helpful. The apartment looks exactly like in the pictures. The location is great, in a quiet street. All main attractions are walking distance.
Logement très bien décrit.
Il est à deux arrêts de métro du centre, proche de tout, c'est très pratique !
La première nuit, le linge de lit (en supplément) que nous avions demandé était manquant, mais Erik s'est débrouillé pour qu'on ai tout le lendemain.
Merci beaucoup, nous recommandons cet appartement !
Everything as Sven discribed with good prior indications. Room as represented on the website. All fine!
Sven-Erik was very responsive to my emails, which was great. Sven-Erik was unable to be home for the key changeover due to being out of the country, and there was some confusion with the outgoing guests in relation to the timing of the key changeover. In time, this resolved itself. The room was quiet, comfortable and just fine. And the location is excellent, an easy 40 minutes walk to the centre, as well as being close to both the X-95 Airport Express bus and the Metro. A wonderful place to access both the centre and the airport.
The apartment is near the downtown and we enjoyed the visit. It's a pretty wonderful city
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About the Host, Sven-Erik
Hello dear guest
I am Sven-Erik and together with our friends I greatly enjoy putting down every effort in the book to create a pleasant experience for our guests, and if something is amiss I immediately endeavor to correct it. Many of the extras we have implemented were actually suggested by our guests.
It is important in this case to note that I have accommodation both in Sweden as well as Athens, so don't be surprised by the mix of locations in the reviews.
Apart from the BnB theLighthouse I work as an international consultant on change management and business culture development.
In my leisure time I love bicycling, meditating and dancing, passing time with my children and motorcycling.
You are warmly welcome to theLighthouse and the Athens flats!
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