On a regular summer day I used to sleep on the rooftop in a hammock, surrounded by the bougainvillea and lemon trees under the imposing rock of the Acropolis. In the winter, I played board games with my classmates by the fireplace. No doubt, I consider myself spoiled growing up a stone’s throw away from the Parthenon and the newly established Acropolis Museum. The cradle of democracy, the birth of theater and philosophy, temples and Byzantine churches, an Ottoman era mosque, bars, restaurants, cafes, monuments, ancient arches are all a few minutes stroll from my maternal house. History is everywhere and it is inescapable.
Yet, modern Athens has more to offer. The local flea market at Monastiraki, the meat, fish, and vegetable markets of Athinas Street, and lastly Ermou, the city’s main shopping street are all a mere 10 minutes walk away from the apartment.
Situated in Parthenon’s shadow, 5 minutes by foot from the Acropolis metro station, the apartment extends over two hundred square meters (2,156 square feet). Two bedrooms, a large kitchen, two bathrooms and a WC, a spacious living room encompassing a study, a balcony, a roof garden with a permanent dinner table, and an indoor patio which doubles as breakfast area are all placed right in the hustle and bustle of Plaka; the center of classical, medieval and early modern Greece.
The house is located in the top floor of a two level late 19th century period building. It has been recently renovated and offers all 21st century amenities in a space overflowing with Mediterranean light. It can accommodate up to 6 people and is ideal for families and small groups traveling through Greece. Yet, the starting price level does not exclude couples or a pair of friends. After all, luxury and exclusivity were not in the vocabulary of democratic Athens.
I would be more than eager to host you through airbnb and give you a tone of tips on your stay in Europe’s oldest city. Culinary services and specialized tour guides can be arranged at an extra cost.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Four people are recommended for optimum comfort, however it can accommodate 6 at a push. As described there are two double beds and two fold out beds can be used in case you need them.
Clear communication is a must, before and during your stay.
Please respect the house and all personal belongings as if they were yours.
Passport registration is obligatory at check-in.
No smoking in the indoor areas.
No uninvited guests.
Do not lose the key of the apartment. In the unfortunate instance that the key is lost we ought to be notified immediately. All costs shall be
subtracted from your security deposit or paid in cash.
Fifteen minutes before your departure we will be collecting the key and checking the house.
Greece You Around…
The name of our vacation rental business that was born a night by the fireplace whilst chatting and playing board games with our friends.
Me (Nikolas) and my wife (Vaggi), parents of 2 lovely toddlers (as all parents think of their children), take pleasure in travelling, camping, reading books under the hot summer sun, cooking for friends, appreciate good music, and enjoy making small handmade ornaments.
We will be more than happy to host you and give you tips on your stay in Athens and Lesvos, Greece's 3rd biggest island.