Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Greek Heritage Aristocratic 1930's Athens Apt. - Sleeps up to 10

You sent a message to this owner.

Detail of 1830's Greek Revolution Hero portrait

Calendar

Last updated: 12/23/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Athens apartment description

The apartment building, designed by Belgian architects was commissioned in the 1930’s by industrialist Lanaras. It is among the city’s few remaining, authentic art deco style buildings. It was built in the area of Kipseli, where the Athenian ‘crème de la crème’ rich and famous resided between the 1930’s until 1980’s, such as Maria Callas and many ship-owners. Within a short distance from the Acropolis and the historic center of Athens, the apartment overlooks the renowned café-filled, tree-lined pedestrian zone of Fokionos Negri and is opposite the famous fountain/sculpture “The Bather” by Halepas (1851 to 1930).

In the late 1980’s it was bought and renovated by the international banker (and earlier Greek-resistance fighter) Nicholas Agiorgiti and his wife, artist and esthete Kalliroe. They had both escaped from Greece for Montreal, in 1968 due to the Junta occupation. After decades of neglect, the eccentric couple, upon their return, took on the 360sqm apartment for renovation. Staying true to its original style, they filled it with their collections and transformed it into a unique living environment again. Further to the space’s esthetical quality, the home became a hearth and meeting point for artistic and political intellectuals. Many times their vivid discussions, often accompanied by music, went on, well into the early morning hours..

The apartment is filled with art, antiquities, Byzantine and post Greek-revolution items collected by its earlier owners. Its ceilings are over 4m high and rooms are large. It still has the original paint on the walls and is very atmospheric. Imagine sitting amongst the portraits of Lord Byron, Maria Callas, Shelly, the Nobel prize poet Angellos Sikelianos and dancer Isadora Duncan. Or wandering past Anatolian style iron vases, rare Chinese vases, swords from the 1830 revolution and colorful oriental hand-woven rugs. Imagine a place without air-condition, telephones, microwaves. Just quietness, intertwined with a saxophone coming through the window overlooking the pedestrian path.

Since the old times, the chic district of Kipseli, has evolved into a bubbling poli-cultural area of Athens, no longer glamorous, it still is a rich source of the city’s beautiful authentic architecture. Nearby is the main boulevard of Patission, from where a mutitude of buses and trolleys pass. You can hop into a taxi to take you to Kolonaki, the Acropolis and the historical center in 10 minutes. The National Archeological museum and grand park ‘Pedion tou Areos’ is within walking distance. The nearest beach at 'Faliron', which also has a yacht marina, is about 20 minutes away by taxi or by the slower tram....

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 360 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside on balconies...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom has gaz heating and takes a moment for hotwater to come in. Showers are suggested instead of baths....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • There housekeeper. If you would like to use her services such as tidy up, ironing, washing laundry, shopping etc., please enquire with your enquiry....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Toys

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Heating:

                    Central heating...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    !930's style...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                      • Balcony

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4
                              from 1 traveler reviews
                              Loading...
                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              €200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
                              • Cleaning fee €80
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Please note that there is a surcharge for each person above 4 persons per night.

                              Please note that there is cleaning surcharge for up to 1 week of stay.


                              Please wait... Book with confidence

                              Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                               

                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/23/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates
                               

                              Location

                              12 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Athens International Airport
                              1 Metres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Select
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Piraeus
                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Glyfada
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Larissis Station
                              1 Metres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Select
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Faliron Marina

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              Fokionos Negri is 5 minutes taxi ride from the city center of Athens (Parliament Square). It is an old-aristocratic neighbourhood, with many beautiful buildings. The apartment is located opposite a fountain, and the whole street is a tree-lined pedestrian area filled with restaurants and coffee shops. The home is located near a main Boulevard of Athens named 'Patission', from where you can hop into a taxi to take you to the Acropolis and the historical centre in 10 minutes. The National Archeological museum is within walking distance. The nearest beach at 'Faliron', which also has a prestigious yacht marina, is about 20 minutes away by taxi.

                              Other Activities: sightseeing

                              Golf: Glyfada Golf Club is 30 minutes away by taxi.

                               

                              Owner info

                              About the owner: Hi I am Matina. I am a best-selling author and connoisseur of ancient Greek haute cuisine and love Greek heritage!


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, french, german, greek

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

                              Loading...
                              1 of 6
                               

                              Photos

                              • Detail of 1830's Greek Revolution Hero portrait

                                Detail of 1830's Greek Revolution Hero portrait

                              • First Living Room

                                First Living Room

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Detail Dining Room

                                Detail Dining Room

                              • Byzantine Bedroom

                                Byzantine Bedroom

                              • Coptic/Alexandrian Bedroom

                                Coptic/Alexandrian Bedroom

                              • Folklore Bedroom

                                Folklore Bedroom

                              • Folklore Bedroom Detail

                                Folklore Bedroom Detail

                              • Classical Bedroom Detail

                                Classical Bedroom Detail

                              • Coffee break in the Kitchen

                                Coffee break in the Kitchen

                              • Bathroom 2

                                Bathroom 2

                              • First Living Room Detail

                                First Living Room Detail

                              • First Living Room and Second Living Room

                                First Living Room and Second Living Room

                              • Parlor

                                Parlor

                              • Second Living Room

                                Second Living Room

                              • Entrance Staircase

                                Entrance Staircase

                              • Byzantine Bedroom antiquitiy

                                Byzantine Bedroom antiquitiy

                              • Coptic/ Alexandrian Bedroom

                                Coptic/ Alexandrian Bedroom

                              • Folklore Bedroom Detail

                                Folklore Bedroom Detail

                              • Classical Bedroom

                                Classical Bedroom

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Kitchen detail

                                Kitchen detail

                              • Bathroom 1

                                Bathroom 1

                              • Matina in the First Living Room

                                Matina in the First Living Room

                              €200 per night (EUR)
                              1

                              5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
                              Dates are unavailable
                              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                              Book It

                              Detailed Price

                              Owner
                              Member since: 2011
                              Speaks: english, french, german, greek
                              • Response time: Within 2 days
                              • Response rate: 100%
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
                              Email owner
                              Show Phone Number

                              Enter your email address to view the phone number

                              Please enter a valid email address

                              +30 210 7253542

                              Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                              Add vacation protection services to your booking

                              Three services to protect your trip:

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                              Get it now

                              Share this property via Email

                              Greek Heritage Aristocratic 1930's Athens Apt. - Sleeps up to 10

                              Attica #374738ha

                              5 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 10

                              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                              Share this property via Email

                                Please correct the following errors and resend:
                              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.