About this listing
Super central spacious 1B/R condo. Sleeps 6, A/C, autonomous central heating! 3' to Syntagma & Kolonaki, 10' to Plaka.On pedestrian Voukourestiou shop/meet spot. Museums,cafes,rest/s,banks,metro,bus,tram,taxi outside door! Direct airport line.
A very centrally located and recently refurbished spacious flat with large living-room and adjacent bedroom separated by wood and crystal sliding doors. All with A/C, autonomous central heating, and newly polished wooden floor. Grey marble bathroom and extra WC. Functional kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, kettle, toaster, coffee machine. Balcony (with double glazed window) overlooking Akadimias street, one of the main roads of Athens.
Periodically the flat serves as an artist's showroom. Therefore, the space is decorated with original paintings. Two of the rooms in the flat are not accessible by guests. However, if required one of these rooms which has a double bed (140X200) can be opened to guests following arrangement and at reasonable extra charge (look at pict. 33-37).
The main bedroom has a double bed (140X200). The living-room has 2 very comfortable sofa beds (140X200). If required, two extra fold-up beds can be put in the living room instead of the second sofa. Also, a baby's crib and high chair can be provided at no extra cost. Bed linen, towels, and toiletries are our responsibility. So are dishes, glasses, cutlery, saucepans, etc. Next to the kitchen there is an auxiliary room with washing machine, ironing board, iron, etc.
The flat is centrally heated by autonomous gas heating, which can be turned on by our guests 24/7. Hot water is provided by independent electrical boiler for exclusive use by our guests. Brand new A/C in both the living room and bedroom. Free speedy wireless connection.
All major Athenian museums and archaeological sites (including the Acropolis and its new museum) are at walking distance (from 5 to 20 mins). So are Lycabettus hill and the National Gardens. Access to all public transport (metro, buses, and tram) is extremely easy. In fact, there is a taxi stand right outside the street door. Super market (Carrefour) is located at 100m from the flat. Several banks can be found just round the corner.
The neighborhood, characterized by the pedestrian network of Voukourestiou and Valaoritou streets, is a classic meeting point for Athenians; therefore it is very lively and safe, full of cafes, sandwhich bars, wine bars, shops, and restaurants.
We have lived in the vicinity throughout our lives. At present, our home is in Plaka, the historical neighborhood of Athens, only ten minutes away from this flat. We are fluent in English, French, and Italian and we usually welcome our guests in person (unless we are away on business or holiday). When we are away our associate replaces us. We have travelled extensively both within Greece and abroad and we are involved in the cultural and intellectual life of the city. Therefore, we can provide interesting tips about walks, sites of interest, shopping, eating out, food markets, travelling to the mainland and the islands, etc.
If parking space is needed there are several paid garages in the area.
If you are interested in renting a larger and very special flat with large verandas and stunning view of the Acropolis, please have a look at our other listing (https://www.airbnb.gr/2721954).
Finally, a smaller, quiet & bright apartment with balcony and fabulous park view at Hilton area is also available. See listing https://www.airbnb.gr/rooms/5484588.
The entire flat except for two rooms which are locked. If needed, one of them can be used as an extra bedroom following special arrangement and at a small extra charge.
The apartment is located at the very center of the city, right between Syntagma Square and Kolonaki Square with lots of shops, cafes, and restaurants around. The Parliament and National Gardens are within 4-5mins walk. Many museums at 5-10mins walk (Benaki, Cycladic Art, Byzantine). The historical neighborhood of Plaka at 10-15mins walk. The Acropolis at 20mins walk. But you can also easily take a taxi to any interesting site since the taxi stand is right outside the building's door.
All public transport at two steps from the house. Taxi stand just outside the main door!
Other things to note
Ordinary check in time is between 16:00-21:00. After 21:00 a late night check in charge of 25euros applies because the person who will check you in will have to be paid for extra working hours and will need to take at least one taxi back home. This fee is payable in cash upon arrival.
Please respect our flat as if it were your own home. Also, respect our neighbors by keeping quiet particularly in the evening. Help us save energy by turning off the A/C, hot water boiler, heating, and lighting when you get out or leave the flat for good. Take care of the wooden floor and all painted surfaces. Try not to scratch and stain the walls with luggage. Finally, upon check out please dispose of your garbage at the dustbins situated opposite the building.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am an Athenian and social anthropologist, who has travelled, studied, and lived abroad for several years. I speak Greek, English, French, and some Italian. My husband is an artist and our three children are also involved in the arts (artist, photographer, and architect).
I run the properties that appear on this website myself with the assistance of my daughter and an experienced cleaning person who has been working with my family for the last 25 years.
I will be very glad to meet you, host you in one of my apartments, and contribute to your exploration of my city while making you feel at home!