Hello!My name is Rania.I am a friendly and calm person.I love travelling all over the world.
Simply wonderful: A wonderful appartment with a wonderful view in a wonderful neighbourhood with a wonderful host family. The house is extremely clean and has fantastic views from the windows as well as from the large roof terrasse of the Acropolis and Athens city. In one minute you are in the most peacefull part of Plaka with lots of good restaurants to choose from. The hostess Rania is very helpful and kind and so is her mother Popi who lives on the floor below the appartment. Popi is hospitality writ large. This is the best place we have ever stayed:-):-):-).
This was an outstanding experience. Rania, our host, was very responsive to our emails and very gracious. The apartment was spotless and very clean. The location was most excellent for all of our sight seeing in Athens. Everything was within walking distance. She hooked us up with her neighbor, Spiros, who is a taxi driver and he picked us up at the airport at an arranged time and drove us back on the return trip. He was prompt and courteous, with a spotless cab I might add. I highly recommend both Rania and her apartment for a stay in (website hidden): Spiros, the taxi drive, recommended the restaurant which is just a 2 minute walk down the street from the apartment. It was so great that we wound up eating there two times!
We feel extremely fortunate to have been able to stay at Rania's comfortable, sparkling clean apartment. It is beautifully fitted out, and to say the view is breathtaking is an understatement. The position, situated on the side of the Acropolis is extraordinary and you are only minutes walk to anywhere you might want to go- the Parthanon, the Agora, the Plaka, everything is close by. But it is not just this that makes Rania's apartment so special, it is Rania and her family and friends who take it to another level. Rania has tried to think of everything to make your stay comfortable, from groceries and toiletries, to maps and guide books. She can arrange for her good friend, Spiros, who is a taxi driver, to collect you from the airport or port and he is also available to take you on tours or drop you off and pick you up from around town, all at very reasonable rates. He is also a font of knowledge about good local places to eat and shop. The kindness continues with the care and interest of Rania's mother, who lives nearby. She kindly popped by a couple of times with delicious home-cooked meals and fruit and is someone who makes a trip to Greece even more special. We heartily recommend Rania's apartment and feel privileged to have been able to stay there. Thank you, Rania and we hope to see you all again soon.
Very good place in Athens, and great location. It's a wonderful house and facility for the travelers!!
Just read the other reviews and you'll get the idea. It is a fantastic apartment in a fantastic "village" in a fantastic part of Athens. We stayed just under two weeks and I can still see the changing colours of the various views, feel the night breeze through the open bedroom window, hear the sounds of the neighbours getting off to work in the morning, asking after each other, wishing each other a good day, taste the feta, the oil, the tomatoes, the wines, the ouzo, feel the worked calf muscles from walking the wonderful hills of Athens and the streets of the Plaka at night. Rania, her family and her friend Spiros can all contribute to helping you enjoy your stay in exactly the way you want to. There if you need them but not intrusive. We send them, and Greece, our best wishes.
Amazing and fabulous! Location was spectacular. The house sits at the top of a narrow steep hill – the home greets you with charm and grace of shutter windows and white washed walls.
The flat was modern and clean with all the amenities needed to just drop off your luggage and begin to explore the area. The spiral staircase that ends on the rooftop terrace is amazing. The views of the town can be seen all around, although the most spectacular view is that of the wall of the Acropolis, so close you feel as though you could reach out and touch the wall.
Many hours were spent sitting on the terrace and taking in the amazing breathtaking views!
The narrow streets behind the flat are for walking and enjoying the peace of Greek style living. The locals gather and sit in front of their homes along with many cats, and welcome the curious tourist.
The location of the flat is within walking distance to many attractions, the Acropolis and museum, tourist shops, restaurants, Cafe’s, Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Theatre of Dionissos. If you see a guide map called ‘Smile’ (they are free) pick one up. The map really helped with getting around and ‘Smile’ is also a very reasonable priced restaurant to eat Gyros.
Planning the trip through Airbnb and communications with Rania went very smoothly. Rania arranged for Spiros taxi service (Spiros lives a few doors away)to pick us up at the airport. As there were 5 of us, we had Spiros and his brother with a 2nd taxi.
Spiros speaks good English and was very helpful with recommendations and suggestions for places to visit and restaurants to eat at. Highly recommend hiring Spiros when you need transportation. His rates are very reasonable and he is always on-time.
We enjoyed our stay ‘In the shadow of the Acropolis’ so much, that it was hard to say farewell.
Ranias’ place is the best place to stay when visiting Greece.
In The Shadow of the Acropolis is literally underneath and is in a perfect location for seeing old Athens. The apartment had everything we could have needed and was exactly as the pictures showed, the only difference was the amazing view from the roof terrace, it is better than the pictures showed.
We used Spiros the taxi driver to pick us up from the airport and for the tour the following day. This allowed us to get straight to the apartment and then the following day we were able to see all teh main sights, had we not we would have spent the day trying to work out how to get to where.
Athens is a beautiful city and the Plaka district is very awesome.
I would recommend this to friends.
Great place, great location, great city. Long live Athens!
There are no words to accurately describe our stay at Rania's house. We knew we were going to have a wonderful time; we had more than a wonderful time! Rania & her family are such genuinely nice people who will want you to have the best stay. When she asks if she can arrange transportation, please say yes. Spiros picked us up & filled us in with do's/don'ts (which are true!). After meeting him we hired him to provide transportation to many sites. He introduced us to the local life in Athens (great food & sites) and is an all-around great person (his family is wonderful too!). Rania's house is perfectly located in Plaka; quiet yet in the best location to the Acrppolis. We visited Crete & Santorini after Athens &, while great stays, Rania's & Athens were the best. We will be back!
We can only describe our stay at Rania's as magical! It was located in a quiet part of the city with views that were incredible! We loved enjoying our morning tea and evening wine on the terrace! We were fortunate to have a friend who speaks Greek along with us and were able to enjoy a special evening of laughs and conversation with Rania and her parents...a night I will always treasure! The apartment was spotless, beds were comfy, wifi worked flawlessly and everything you need was within walking distance. There were such great restaurant choices that we really just made breakfast in the apartment, but everything you need was there!
One suggestion to guests arriving via taxi: contact Rania first and arrange to have her neighbor who is a taxi driver be your driver...We learned the hard way and were dropped off a distance away despite our driver having the apartment address a week before our arrival. Rania was wonderful and walked to find us...but this could have been avoided with the right driver!
We can't imagine staying anywhere better in Athens and will return again!