Hello! My name is Maria.I live in Greece.I am a Ph.D candidate in Psychology. My favorite hobby is sailing.
Best place in any aspect if you are searching for a place to stay in Piraeus :-)
The appartement is situated at the beautiful small port (with sailing boats and yachts) close to the main ferry-port. You even can reach the main port per foot in about 25 min. If you come with your own car, it´s just a few minutes to drive. To find a parking place somewhere close to the appartement in a side-road was not a problem.
Very nice atmosphere in the rooms, clean, sunny.... and WHOW... yeah what a view... you will love watching the sailing boats while sitting on the balcony on 6th floor, having a drink, or simply just chilling out.
Maria is psychologist, so from time to time she is giving sessions in the living room of the "beautiful view apt" for her clients, and writes a few emails in the office-room, but don´t worry... I did not feel disturbed in my peace in any aspect. The rest of the appartement (sleeping room, kitchen, foyer, balcony, bathroom) is still free to use. Really nice memory the moment that I had my own cooking sessions in kitchen while Maria gave her psychologic session in the room nearby. No problem! Believe me... I was for 1 night in a hotel nearby before I came to Mariaá place... WHOW... simple not to compare... FORGET THE HOTEL IF YOU HAVE MARIA´S PLACE.
Anyway... the sessions are not regulary and Maria is informing the host always in advance. Most of the time she is out of house, and of course she also stays overnight in her other appartement where she lives while she rents the "beautiful view apt".
I got to know Maria as a very openhearted, friendly and (in a beautiful meaning) uncomplicated & supportive person... same time respectful , loving and clear!
5 Stars without any doubt :-)
Maria is a very kind & accommodating host! She was understanding and patient enough to wait beyond our agreed arrival time due to a flight delay & was happy to answer any questions we had. The following day she allowed us to leave our luggage while we explored Athens before our evening ferry. We recommend it for anyone staying a night or two before/after heading to the island.
One note: be ready to know the public transit routes or to pay for cabs to get anywhere (including the actual port if you have luggage). That being said, it's a pleasant, convenient & safe area.
Thanks again Maria :)!
Maria was one of the friendliest hosts we've ever met. She was full of tips, ideas and information about the place and ever helpful.
The most amazing thing about her apartment is the spectacular view. You could sit there in the balcony all day and still not get enough of the view!
The location is great if you have to catch a boat from Piraeus port and it's only a 5 minute taxi ride. Also, restaurants and the Carrefours supermarket is a short walk away.
The room is very comfortable and with Maria out and about most of the time, you pretty much get the apartment all to yourself.
What a beautiful apartment! The view is outstanding, and the balcony is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. Maria works from home, so if you're wanting some private space, maybe look elsewhere (although she stays at another apartment in the evenings). Her listing also mentions air conditioning, but there is no air conditioning in the bed room (where I think it counts). Maria is super helpful though, and she waited up for us past mid-night to find it after our ferry got in in Pireaus. I would recommend!
Maria is a great host! She's cool, kind & easygoing and makes her guests feel right at home! And to top it off, her apt has the best view in the Athens/Piraeus area!
El apartamento tiene una ubicación excelente, con vista a la marina del (website hidden) muy confortable, seguro y el entorno tiene muy buena locomoción.
María Lela es muy amable, buena anfitriona y guía con claridad para recomendar lugares de visita y compras.
Fue nuestra primera vez en el Pireo y ojalá podamos volver.
Maria was a fantastic host! and from the balcony of the apartment it is hard to imagine a better place to stay in Piraeus. The train to Athens is an easy ten minute walk from her house down a bustling street that reminds one of SoHo. Maria was very professional and accommodating as well as friendly and very interesting to get to know. We felt right at home staying with her and would do so again without hesitation!
Perfect stay! Very convenient for the morning ferry. Ask Maria about the restaurant close by - we had a fantastic meal - her recommendation. Thanks Maria!
Very helpful with any advice, left the apartment to ourselves at night which was very nice of her and let us use the tea/coffee/shower shampoo & conditioner and air conditioning. We are very thankful
We can't thank Maria more for having us. Although we only stayed there for few nights, we had a really really enjoyable stay with Maria. Great hospitality, great location (convenient to supermarket, night market, and restaurant). I would recommend everyone to stay. If me and my girlfriend have the chance to visit Athens, we will definitely stay with Maria again!
Mary stayed in the apartment for 6 days with a friend. They had come for sailing races and their free spending time was minimal.
Both girls are very nice, full of energy, kind, open-hearted and open in communication. I thank her for her kind words.
I definitely recommend Mary as a guest.
I wish Mary and her friend successes in general!
Maria send us Marie and Roch, two amazing people from Canada.
We had a lovely time with them. Both of them are friendly, kind and polite. I wish they could come and visit us again.