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Hello!My name is Rania.I am a friendly and calm person.I love travelling all over the world.
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We are a family of 5 who lived in Rainas lovely apartment for a week in March / April . It's a super nice apartment, with a very special location . In walking distance to all the major sights, with incredible panoramic views of the city but also in a completely quiet area redefinering you of a village .
It is nice to stay in Anafiotika and it is A good idea to accept the offer to be picked up by Rainas neighbor who drives a taxi, at the airport. Along the way, you get a lot of good tips for sights and restaurants.
We felt very welcome and will love to go back another time
Perfect apartment, very good situation to visit the acropolis, near to the plaka and shopping street. We were very happy ! We recommend the apartment. Lovely balcony unser the Acropolis. We could walk everywhere we wanted. The area is charming with lots of good restaurants and bars like being on a tiny island.
This apartment perfectly suited our needs. It was just as the pictures depicted. We are a family of four, and having two twin beds for our children was so wonderful. The location was fantastic! Very central to most of the tourist attractions. You could easily walk to 3 different metro stops (Acropoli, Monstiraki or Syntagma), with the Acropoli one being the closest - only a 5 min walk. There are tons of restaurants and bars in the area, lots to choose from. It was super fun to just walk into the Plaka (felt like almost your backyard) or down by the Acropoli metro station and wander around looking for a yummy place to eat. The view from the windows in the apartment was so beautiful. I loved the shutters on the windows - very quaint. And the view from the rooftop patio was amazing. To sit and have a glass of wine while gazing up at the Acropolis was delightful. And I haven't even mentioned how nice Spiros (the taxi driver and neighbor), the grandmother downstairs, and Raina herself were to us. We used Spiros for a trip to the Oracle at Delphi (280 Euros) and while he might have been more expensive than a big tour bus, it was so much better to not have to wait for others and he took us to some additional places (war monument, monastery, cute lunch place,etc). There was a bottle of wine waiting for us in the apartment when we arrived, and the grandmother downstairs (who doesn't speak any English but was so loving and nice) gave us fresh fruit and a sweet dessert sample. But the nicest thing that she did was help me when my younger son got sick. He started vomiting in the middle of the night, and proceeded to puke all over several sets of linens, towels, 2 pillows, the duvet, etc. It was a mess. I tried to rinse it out as best I could, but the kind grandmother immediately took over when she heard that we were having a problem. She whisked away all of the dirty linens, and quickly brought fresh ones. She even offered (through Rania) to make my son chicken soup, and she fed me a nice casserole that I think that she had intended to eat herself. I felt so bad about the trouble we were causing, but they all made us feel welcome and loved. The grandmother even kissed my cheeks when I later brought her a lavender plant to try to help with the stink of my sons illness. I would highly recommend this apartment to any family of 3 or 4 people, and I would certainly stay there again if we ever return. And use Spiros to pick you up from the airport (and take you back) as the hill to the apartment would be difficult with luggage. There are not very many grocery stores around, since it's mostly a tourist area, so make sure you ask them. Lovely!
We had a wonderful stay in Rania's little gem. Walking around in Plaka is great. Sitting on the terrace and viewing the city is great.
Stayed with my family of 4 for 3 nights at Rania's lovely home. Great location within a few minutes walk to the Main Tourist Info Centre / New Acropolis Museum and about 10mins walk to the gate of the Acropolis (despite being right behind the Acropolis). Very near to the hustle and bustle of Plaka with great independent cafes but still managed to retain quietness in the evenings.
House was fully equipped and had everything you need. It was clean and had a lovely 'home' feel to it thanks to the great paintings, choice of furnitures etc. Home has a lovely character too. We loved the rooftop terrace which was the main selling point. The view towards Athens in the morning was stunning. Popi, Rania's mother lived on the floor below and she always checked whether we we're ok. She even gave us some oranges on the second day!
We made use of Spiros the taxi driver and presumably her neighbour upon arrival at Athens airport. Great guy with a wealth of info. He also charges reasonable prices to get around. On our last night Spiros suggested us a great seafood restaurant in Spiraeus which was a treat!
Overall a fantastic trip and we would love to come back! Thanks Rania, Popi and Spiros!
Rania really helped us to settle in by sending Spiros her friend and cabdriver to pick us up at the airport. He pointed at the highlights on his way to the apparment and showed us the nice places nearby.
The appartment is just wonderful, clean and quiet, right under the Acropolis and with this amazing roofgarden.
We loved steayng there, it made coming back to it like coming home! Hope to come back, lots of love Rania!
Rania's apartment was heaven!Lovely balcony unser the Acropolis. We could walk everywhere we wanted. The area is charming with lots of good restaurants and bars like being on a tiny island.
Rania arranged for us to be picked up from the airport which made the journey much easier for not too great a price.
I would recommend Rania's flat to anyone.
From the moment we landed in Athens to the moment we left, we could not have had a more perfect experience. Rania had graciously arranged for Spiros to pick us up at the airport and he was by far one of my new favorite people. His kindness and generosity could only be matched by his knowledge of the city. When we arrived at the home, we were absolutely blown away! The pictures are (phone number hidden)% accurate and the location cannot be beat! We were unable to meet Rania unfortunately, but her mother who lives below was (again) the kindest and most loving woman. My husband and I already have plans to come back next October and we would definitely stay again - HIGHLY recommended!
We didn't get to meet Rania but she arranged for a pick up from the airport to the apartment , the place actually looked better than the pictures very clean and beatific from the inside and very close to the old city and the Acropolis, I would definitely book it again if I were to go to Athens
Fantastic location - it felt like we were staying in a small, peaceful village, but with the city, sites & shops literally steps away. The apartment was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. A bottle of wine was left for us and Rania's mum gave us mandarins, oranges, pears & olives. She was very kind and generous and made us feel very welcome. Rania's friend Spiros took us to & from the airport, gave us the some great info for visiting the sites, and helped us when we needed it. Athens is a lovely city, you can walk everywhere easily and the people are very friendly.
Rania, and her friends have stayed at my apartment for five nights. They were one of the best group of guests I have ever welcomed. Very friendly, cheerful, and communicative. Highly recommendable guests!