I will be happy to help you discover Athens.
We were sad that we only had one night to stay in Athens and at Cristos. The room was geeat big and clean. Cristos was awesome, so helpful and easy to contact. Helped us with everything. Location was great as well. Loved our stay. Thank you!
Had a great time in Christos's place. The room is very nicely decorated and cozy. Bigger than I expected.
Christos was very kind to me and invited me to enjoy a barbeque party on the roof with his friends. Apperently a yearly grill party in Athens "smokey thursday" (loosly translated). But it was great!
Delightful host and sufficient privacy - no surprises, all just as advertised.
If I come back to Athen, I know that we'll come back to Christos House. We enjoyed the accomodations in the center of the city: pleasant room in a big house with an amazing terrace! I keep a very kind memorie of the host. Christos was always ready to help us how it works in Athen to go with the metro or on foot. The house was in a very pleasant district: quiet and easy to find tavernas or nice bars. I liked particularly the proximity with the beautiful parc Filopappou.
Christos's room was perfect, just like the picture (a lot of space)! He was very kind of waiting us on the subway. He is very social and make you feel very comfortable in his home. All is very clean and definitely a plus having the beautiful fireplace in the living room. The house is very well located, it is very easy to get to the acropolis walk. 100% recommended. christos thank you very much!
Christos's apartment is in very convenience and quiet area of Athens. So, the title of the room “perfect area” is true. I could go to important ancient sites just on foot. Also shopping , restaurants, cafe area. I had stayed three weeks.
The room is in first floor, clean and wide with small balcony, double size bed is comfortable. He keeps very clean and tidy to kitchen, bathroom and living room.
The great host Christos who is so helpful , kindly and gently as a host and humanity is wonderful, has sensible, considerate. Also he has many good friends, they are very friendly and kindly too. I really enjoyed and got many lovely and cheerful memories by Christos and them. I am missing after left from his home, and want to go back to his home one day.
I really recommend you his home for staying in Athens.You must be able to know and feel what heartwarming and good hospitality, pleasant character of Greek.
Nice acomodation and great location! Christos is a nice host and very friendly athmosphere. The location is perfect, only 15min walk from Monastiraki and basically downtown.
Christos place was great. We walked to every touristic place we visited, never took metro, not even once.
The room was clean and had great sunlight, was really spacious and comfortable.
Christos was a great host. We enjoyed a lot out chats with him and the little details we had were more than what we expected. He gave us a map the day we arrived and a desert he had prepared.
He was really helpful and a really great host. We surely recommend this place both due the location and the human kindness of the host.
Excellent...5+ stars all the way...Chris is a great guy and an exceptional host...If i needed anything chris was always there to help even if it was just to have a (email hidden)e room was big with a comfy bed.. the kitchen has all utensils if you want to make a home cooked meal and the house in general was clean and is as shown in photos...The location of the house is pretty much in the centre of athens..I was able to walk to most major attractions and other districts in Athens and theres supermarkets, bakeries, banks, transport just around the corner...i personally couldnt ask for anything else..Very reasonable priced and highly recommended...Thanks Christos..
Cristos was a very great host, i would recommend him anytime. He came to meet us at the metro station when we arrived to show us the way to his apartment. The room was exactly like the pictures and everything was very clean. His roommates were very friendly and kind and everybody always gave us advise for our travel or for the cooking ;) . Thank you again we had a great time :). P. S. : we loved the dogs, they are sooo beautiful :)
Funny, generous, gentleman, positive, open, outgoing, straightforward, sociable, with a sense of “common sense ”, very hospitable, end extremely good chef. All those words and many more can describe my view of Christos since we met in 2007. His manual dexterity and intelligence can solve problems and make life easier. It is really an experience to spend time with him, especially in this amazing house, in the hart of Athens.
Due to the location of residence, on the “foot” of Filopappos hill green park, is surrounded with trees and plants. However, the roof-garden of the house is similar to the green park, full of plants, with a great view of the hill. The area is quite but everything is in a short (walking) distance, bars, restaurants, archaeological sites, metro, markets, and central locations.
I am definitely recommending this place to people who search for a “real” experience of Athens and I am sure they will enjoy the cosy house and they will remain in touch with the housemate after the trip.
Christos way and rhythm of life is an exceptional puzzle of metropolitan and “back to nature” elements at the same time. He is a part of the city, a native Athenian who keeps on him an atmosphere of the past, a taste for gatherings with friends around wine, food and musical instruments . The house he lives in is a beautiful, big “old style” house with a terrace full of plants and a view to the hill, in a neighborhood full of life. Petralona is a place in Athens with very stylish bars. You can also find there some cooperative restaurants with cheap and good food. Petralona is one of the best places to live in Athens therefore the best place to spend your vacations.
Christos is an alternative guy, who loves to communicate with all living things, humans, plants, dogs, parasites etc. He has great knowledge about herbs and uses them also in the kitchen. Simplicity is his middle name and you will surely notice it, while staying at his place. If you get to know each other, you will most definetly meet a fine breeze of everyday's life humor, but that will depend on the level of your mutual understanding.
Christos resembles in many ways friendship and welcome as we used to know it many decades ago in Greece: Sincere, direct, caring and cheerful. All these might be served to you if you are somebody who doesn't value money over human relationships.
Be respectful to him and it will work vice versa.
Never feed him after midnight!!
I know Christos as a friend for around two years. The first time i visited his place i was sure i was in an urban cottage house, amazed by the greenest terrace i had ever seen. I was looking around asking about everything,- yes! He has an answer for everything when it comes to his garden- as i couldn't imagine that somebody could actually has a slice of countryside lifestyle and still live downtown.
At this place nothing is frill. Everything is so simple and functional that any awkward guest feeling is phased out in the first moments. That's the thing with Christos too. An easy-going multi-tasker who can easily talk from cooking and gardening to diving and rebetiko, generous and always eager to help around with his know- how.
When it comes to neighborhood, things don't change much. Ano Petralona, is a quiet and though vivid area, being a hot spot for young people who choose to de-rush their everyday lives. Cosy coffee shops, small taverns, fair trade stores, Filopappou Hill, cultural centers and the thing that you can reach the center of the city by short walks or all means of public transportation, make Petralona an ideal choice for those who want to visit Athens.
Would i recommend it? For sure to all those who truly want to live in the city they visit and not just visit a city.
I know Christos since 2004, through common friends. Actually we lived together in the same house for a few days, when i needed a place to crash and our common friends suggested i could youse the very comfortable couch...
He is a very nice guy, really involved in what's going on in Athens. He is honest, serious and funny, the calm power in our bunch of people... He is a very good cook and also a very good bouzouki artist, (but don't press him too much on that). What I admire the most about Chris, is the fact that this dude has "the green thumb" and shows his affection on plants and flowers.
So, guys, don't hesitate: Christos would make the best host you can find in Athens!
I know Chris for several years and I truly have only good things to say about him. He is a very talented individual with practical and effective manors. Whenever I needed to be hosted at his apartment I appreciated and enjoyed his warm hospitality, as well as his adorable room with the wonderful terrace which he managed to transform to a green oasis. The positive energy of this roof studio is really incredible and there is no better place to enjoy your morning coffee, surrounded by greenery and the feeling that you're in one of the highest points of the city. The neighbourhood is also very interesting and strategically located - just 5 minutes from the historical hill of the Acropolis, metro and buses - full of trendy bars and cosy cafes. It could be called the "east village" of Athens. I believe that it is the ideal location to live in central Athens, close to all attractions, great view, enclosing an incredible terrace and a willing and welcoming host who is always ready to help and share the hidden secrets of Athens. I strongly recommend his place to whoever wants to experience the true life that Athens has to offer.