This ground floor mini apartment has its own fully separate entrance, lies next to a very big park (great for pick nick breakfast) with a church and minutes away from restaurants, bars, clubs and transportation. and a walk from 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 3x larger than before.
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 walk and Hilton hotel is 10 minutes away. The bus from-to the airport stops at Megaro Mousikis stop, 10 minutes walk from the flat and 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 flat 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 flat, (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.
Interaction with Guests
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. You 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.
Other Things to Note
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.
Very nice and clean place to stay. Extremely close to the center and less than 5 minute walk away from the metro station. Highly recommended
When I arrived, the porter for the building helped me find the key to the apartment and let me in. The apartment was clean and well-pointed, and Sven-Erik left instructions for the amenities including the Wifi. Sven-Erik was a good host, responding to my telephone call and message promptly when I had problems or questions. The apartment is located in a safe neighbourhood, within a short Metro journey or decent walk towards the city centre.
My stay at this location was wonderful. From the moment I walked in, it felt like home. All the amenities one would need is right there - bed, kitchen, hot shower, etc. and Soutiris' market right up the block is so convenient (Soutiris himself was absolutely the sweetest &very helpful!). Sven-Erik was an exceptionally AMAZING host! Prompt in replies, very helpful with suggestions and always available for any and all assistance. He was very intentional about making my stay comfortable from beginning of my booking to the end of my stay. This particular location of the apartment was also great. Not too far from the centre but also far enough away from the thick touristy parts. Locals are very friendly and it's a very safe neighborhood. I will totally come back and stay here on my next visit to Athens!!!
Very good location with easy access to the metro station - Centrally located. The apartment is clean, warm and safe with a good internet connection. Thanks a lot Sven!
Not good at all
I am sorry your brother did not enjoy your stay, I understand you yourself did not stay there. It seems that your brother did not know how to switch on the electrical heating fan so of course we have changed it to a thermostat controlled unit. It is not nice not to feel warm indoors. Any other points of view on improvements are gratefully acknowledged, we always listen and act.
Wishing a great day, Sven-Erik
Apartment was as described and in a good position. Concierge very helpful.
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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!