About This Listing
Amazingly sunny apartment on the last floor of a 5-floor building in central Athens. The apartment is facing south-west and has an unobstructed view all around. Yes, you can see the Parthenon from the huge balcony while you are having your coffee. Quite spacious for a one-bedroom with a fully equipped kitchen - recently renovated - the apartment is a clean and friendly space to spent your time alone or with your friends or family. The building is located on a footway between Metaxourgeio and Keramikos, 3 minutes from Metaxourgeio underground station. At this price you must be already a bit suspicious! So what is the catch? Its not the cleanest or safest area in the world. It is sort of an unofficial red-light-district/china-town. Many people consider this the most up-coming area in Athens but given the current economic situation in Greece, upcoming is a 'relative' term. If you are the adventurous type, you will discover the hidden coffee shops where local actors and musicians hung out and you may be surprised by the low prices of these places. The area is full of theatres and alternative galleries-studios - not always visible to the naked eye. Walking to Monastiraki from here is a matter of 12 minutes and the commercial centre is within 15 minutes as well. Gazi, which is the main nightlife centre is within 10 minutes walking, but if you are coming back late, its safer to take a taxi. The building has a locking entrance and we have never had any safety issues with the apartment. In our 4 years of leaving here, we actually didn't have any problems with the neighbourhood except having our car broken into a couple of times. By the way, there is plenty of street-parking available around and a very reasonably priced gated parking about a minute away. Clean sheets are provided for the double bed in the bedroom and for the bed-sofa in the living room on request. Last but not least, the bathroom. It takes 10 minutes for the water to become hot for a luxurious bath and there is a laundry machine that you can use. You will find clean towels and everything but don't hesitate to ask for more. Please DO NOT throw any kind of paper in the toilet. It has a history of blocking quite easily.
If you are not off-put by the area that is not what one calls upscale, we are sure you will enjoy absolutely everything about the apartment.
Other Things to Note
From the end of December 2014 also available a Wi-Fi internet connection!
Do not throw anything (including toilet paper) in the toilet. It will cause a blockage that may upset your stay.
It was a wonderful experience staying at Sofias Penthouse flat. The flat is fully equipped, spacious and has a huge balcony with an awesome view to acropolis and the city skyline, plus you can take a nice sunbath in the balcony till late sunset. The price-offer-relation for this flat is absolutely great und unbeatable. In this areas there are some hidden read light etablissements (what Sofias mentioned in the flat’s description) but they are not really notable from outside, so it doesn't really bother, also I didn't feel unsafe there. The flat is very central, walking distance to Athens hot spots and Monastiraki (central place and Metro to the airport). The checkin – even I arrived late – was really nice with lots of explaining about the flat and the city. Overall a very recommendable stay (I give 5 stars), I would book it again when I come back to Athens.
Visit Sofia's apartment for a bohemian experience in a fresh, comfy, and indeed very sunny space, wonderfully hand-made-decorated by her and equipped with everything you will need for a prolonged weekend or more.
Although the neighborhood is not the most friendly, the flat's position will allow you to reach the best of Athens' offerings easily.
We had a great stay there in late April, while temperatures allow the best visiting and terrace-lounging experience!
L'appartement de Sofia est sympa. Les photos rendent bien compte de l'atmosphère de l'appart.
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Sofia mais nous avons été reçu par une amie.
La grande terrasse est super avec belle vue sur l'acropole.
Par contre, la rue est à éviter le soir (maisons closes, junkies). Le reste du quartier est sans problème mais sans attrait.
On a adoré être en plein centre et pouvoir tout faire à pied.
Super appartement, spacieux, clair et propre.
Terrasse parfaite avec vue impeccable!! Quelles belles soirées à passer dessus!!
Seule chose à penser... ne pas être en voiture ou bien la garer dans un parking payant, les nuits n'étant pas top pour les véhicules. Par contre aucun problème pour se balader en rue à pied et transports en commun!! En plus l'appartement est vraiment bien placé, tous les principaux sites/musées/transports sont proches.
Merci pour tout!
Sofia hat sich vor und während unserem Aufenthalt sehr gut um uns gekümmert. In der Wohnung haben wir uns von Anfang an wohl gefühlt. Mir schien, man spüre die Atmosphäre der Musikerin, was mir sehr entsprach. Der Blick von der Terrasse gibt Weite und Luft in dieser bebauten Stadt.
I had really great time in that apartment.
The apartment is very nice (like on photos), cozy and sunny, with all necessary things (uncluding WiFi).
Sofia and Dimitra, Sofia's friend who help me in first my day, very hospitable and friendly. Thanks for them very much.
Area not so perfect but i didnt have any problems with that when come back to home at night. The location is very good for visit centeral part of Athens becouse its close. From metro station Metaxourgio to apartment way takes 5 minuts.
View on Acropoli from balcony is amazing!
Although the welcoming was a little disappointing, the apartment was very nice, clean and looks great. Great view from the terrace with the Acropolis, although walking in the area was a little intense at night. Great apartment, however note there is no wifi! Overall pretty good :)