Hello!My name is Joe.I love travelling and computers.If you have any questions feel free to ask!
We only stayed for about 12 hours because we were passing through Athens. The place has a beautiful view of the sea. There's not really much to do in the town so I would suggest having a car if you're staying for an extended period. Joke arranged to have someone pick us up and drop us back off at the airport, which was very convenient. My only complaint would be the lack of air conditioning and the terrible Mosquitos!! Bring bug spray!
Yes, Joe is a very nice host who is helpful and polite. Also an advantage: a man who drove us to Athens airport very early in the morning.
The flat he offers is about 1.5 hours away from Piraeus (by metro and bus) and is situated in a nice town by the sea.
When we arrived we were very disappointed. The flat was very very dirty and a terrible hot air that was smelling like an old fire place, loud neighbours and barking dogs avoided any sleep.. so for us it was no good experience.
Response from Joe:
Please tell me the flat inside was dirty (batroom, kitchen , bedromm) or the outside yard. The hot air you mention might be the barbeque next door , I will check out
Rapports téléphoniques cordiaux.
Petits ajustement de confort concernant l'eau chaude
We thank Joe for our stay, but we unfortunately didn't have a very good experience. No hot water, no shower curtain, and blankets that were too small to use on the bed with two people made our stay a bit rough. We arrived quite late so unfortunately were unable to ask Joe to help with those things as we didn't have a phone and no internet connection. The place is very basic and kind of run down, but the price is really inexpensive so that was ok with us. We took the bus from the airport to the place, and then took his recommended driver to take us to the airport in the morning. The driver was prompt and it worked fine. Would definitely recommend the driver both ways. Bus is infrequent, and a long confusing walk from bus drop off to the apartment, especially with luggage.
Response from Joe:
The hot water has to be turned on when you need it, Is electric boiler and takes 10 min to be ready. The blanket I thought it would not be necessary during summer , but I have to replace.
Considering it's probably the cheapest accommodation in Greece you can't have to high expectations. The standard of the apartment and the kitchen was not so high. But it was quit big which was nice. On the plus size it was walking distance to the beach (10-15min).
Joe dealt with my missing my bus very speedily & efficiently. Amazing value apartment in a sleepy (out of season) town not far from Athens, and even closer to the airport. Ideal for a stopover. My first airbnb experience, and a very good one.
Il mio soggiorno in Atene è iniziato male......airbnb Deve togliere questo appartamento dal suo sito... Vi racconto tutto, arrivati a Atene ho chiamato questo signore che mi a Consigliato di prendere bus 7 euro fino a capolinea 7 km e poi ancora taxi per 10 km. Arrivati sul posto ho fatto parlare il taxi con questo sig joe e neanche il taxi a capito dove era questa casa. Il taxi mi ha lasciato vicino al mare con la mia donna due bambine e valigie.dalle indicazioni date da questo joe andavo a cercare questa casa e nessuno conosceva del posto questa via e io telefonavo a joe e facevo parlare persone che abitavano sul posto ma nessuno capiva dove era questa casa.dopo due ore che camminavo a piedi ho trovato questa casa.. Grazie alla signora vicina di questa casa mi aiutava con la sua macchina a recuperare la mia famiglia e valigie. Arrivati tutti vicino a questa casa Tutta sporca Pina di vegetazione e un cane al piano superiore legato che abbaiava sempre arrivato joe che mostra sua casa. Si scende per una scala sotto piena di acqua poi si sale dal retro con scala di ferro al secondo piano.entrati dentro tutto freddo con tanta umidità e (website hidden) ho detto a questo joe io ho due bambine piccole e donna senza riscaldamento e acqua calda. Mi sono fatto accompagnare nel primo hotel vicino dove è finito il mio incubo tanta tristezza e amarezza per aver usato airbnb per trovare questa casa.speso tanti soldi di telefono pagato casa hotel e taxi e stare tanto lontano dall'aereo porto . Airbnb per la vostra serietà togliete questa casa che nessuno capiti quello che è successo a me è mia famiglia a Atene grazie. (email hidden).it
Joe was incredibly helpful on the phone, making sure I got the right bus etc. The place was clean and the bed was comfortable. I arrived in the dark and was picked up as arranged, and then delivered to the airport after a short sleep. A great value stay for a quick overnight in Athens. Thanks Joe.
For the price this is a very nice flat - quite big, with bed, balcony, bathroom and a living room. The location is really nice, not far from the sea with nice taverns and bars...definitely a good deal for that price!
Good points are: The price is incredibly low, the best price I found at airbnb - Joe is a very nice person and very accommodating and tries to help in any issue - near the sea (nearly 10 minutes walk) - Quiet area with neighbors very nice and helpful - good restaurants 15 minutes walk - the house is quiet big and very very very sunny.
Bad points : if you do not have the transfer from/to the airport (for any reason) you'll have to pay nearly 30 euro to go to the house and 30 euro to go back to the airport (we stayed only 1 night and paid paid totally 60 euro for taxi and only 10 euro the house !).
The house needs some more furnish (non gas to cook, no curtains to sleep in the dark, very basic (but clean) utensils. The entrace to the house needs to be adjusted and cleaned.
Worth going there for 1 night only if you have transfer guaranteed, check with Joe before going, he is very helpful.