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American Comfort, Family reunions, Groups 2 - 6 bdrms (Sleeps 2 - 20)

Bedrooms 6
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 6 Bedrooms, 5.0 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for inquiring about our Acropolis View Sky Villa - which is 3 properties in the same building behind the Old Olympic Stadium. VRBO/HomeAway is showing the wrong location inside the historic center. We are located near the Old Olympic Stadium. 

Downtown Athens penthouse home designed to offer guests a true home away from home, familiar and comfortable with the American style amenities, full time concierge services and space for the whole family to enjoy.

This expandable sky villa can be booked with 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms, with 4, 5 or 6 full bathrooms. 

The kitchen and living room are designed with an open floor plan, which is terrific because it opens on to the house's courtyard, which is secluded from the street and surrounded on all sides by the building. It is full of plants and is a lovely place to enjoy a cup of coffee as you plan your day's activities.

Our open floor plan American style kitchen features everything you need to prepare a Greek feast fit for the Gods, or just a simple breakfast of yogurt, honey & fruit. The beauty of our self-catering vacation rental home in Athens is that the choice is yours.

The kitchen and living room are surrounded by a wrap around balcony overlooking a vibrant cafe & treelined boulevard.

The apartment also has high speed internet and free unlimited international long distance phone service to the US, Canada, Australia, China and several EU countries!

Contact us for specific details and availability.

More Details

Greek Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Greek Vacation Rentals

Wow, who would have thought when I told my husband I wanted to buy a little pied-a-terre in his hometown, Athens, Greece, that I'd end up with the greatest accidental career of my life?

Born and raised in Chicago, my love for travel was evident early on. Perhaps it was my arrival in the world, early one December morning, way quicker than my siblings had, in fact so quick we were still enroute to the hospital, and I still hold the title of youngest patient ever admitted to that north suburban hospital! (And thus, as a Sagittarius, characteristically smitten with wunderlust).

Why Greek Vacation Rentals chose Attica

I traveled my home country extensively with my family as a child, and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged us to study a second language young. While my language of choice as a child was French, my culture of choice was Greek - My earliest jobs were always in Chicago's Greek diners, my university days filled with hours playing backgammon in the cafeteria with my Greek friends, and my Eurail passes always started and ended my European backpacking holidays in Greece. So no one was surprised when I met Basil, a romantic writer but practicing translator and linguist, born and bred in Athens, but transplanted to Chicago, fell in love, and married him.

While our life in Chicago was full, rehabbing a warehouse we purchased to house ourselves, our son and our growing Greek translation agency, I longed to plant some roots for our family in Basil's hometown. A small studio overlooking Mount Lykavittos was to be our Athens crash pad, but thanks to what seemed then an unfortunate turn of events, our home in Athens ended up being larger than we had planned, offering it as a short term furnished rental seemed the logical way to afford it. Little did we realize that it would become so popular we'd be sleeping on friend's couches rather than in our own Athens home!

Tired of being homeless in Athens, we purchased a second place directly adjacent to our Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals. As I said early on, this is the greatest accidental business one could imagine, and I love sharing my adopted city with visitors. Our guests repeatedly thank us for the little extras that often mean so much when you are planning what is often a once in a lifetime trip.

What makes this apartment unique

As an ex-pat in Athens, I know the wonderful off the beaten path places that can make a holiday special, and I also know how to stay on the tourist path without feeling like you are being herded along with the crowds. Feel free to email me with your questions as you plan your trip to Athens - just one of the little extras guests of Greek Vacation Rentals will find when they share our homes in Athens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartments were booked for a business trip. All large, luxurious apartments. Very comfortable beds and bedding. Great bathrooms with high-end toiletries (Korres) offered complimentary. The kitchen was properly equipped so relaxing meals could be prepared and enjoyed. The terraces offered great views of the city. The location was perfect. Walk to tram stop in less than 5 minutes and walk to metro in less than 15 minutes. Grocery stores, restaurants and bars were all nearby.

As we were a large group we stayed this apartment and other apartments by this owner throughout the months December, January, and February. Our group was international and found the caliber of the accommodations were fantastic.

The apartments were like a home-away-from-home-- suitable for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or even a business trip.
Mar 2014
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Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Our family friendly vacation rental home offers a crib and high chair for our littlest guests!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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American Comfort, Family reunions, Groups 2 - 6 bdrms (Sleeps 2 - 20)
average rating of 5.0 based on 100 reviews

Wonderful week in Athens

  • 5 of 5

Our family is scattered all across the US. We were looking forward to spending time together and catching up. My brother booked a Festiva sailing vacation (awesome!)in the Cyclades and we topped it off with a week in Athens. The Athens First apartment was perfect for our needs. It offered a fill-sized refrigerator, well -appointed kitchen, two bathrooms (one with a tub!) and a lovely outdoor area where we gathered both before and after long sightseeing days. We highly recommend the foodie tour! The apartment was nicely decorated, spotlessly clean and had a much needed washer and dryer. We were welcomed with a food basket and wine, saving us from having to go to the grocery the day of check in. All in all, it was perfect for our needs. Carole, Basil, Nadia (conducted the Foodie Tour) and Nick (wealth of knowledge) were all so informative and helpful. Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much sharing your experience. We're so happy that we were able to help your family plan an amazing Greek holiday. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again, either in Greece or in our Chicago Magic Factory Lofts vacation rental homes.
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Beautiful Duplex in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was gorgeous, very comfortable. The A/C worked very well, which was important since Athens was 109F during our stay. The duplex is very clean. The owners have worked hard to make it comfortable. They arranged all airport transfers for us, as well as wonderful tours of the city. My favorite was the food tour with Nadia who took us through the local markets- highly recommend!

The beds and bathrooms are all very clean and comfortable. Hot showers felt wonderful after a day touring the city.

In the evenings, we loved walking to many local restaurants recommended by Carole (the owner) and Nadia. The location is perfect with a rooftop view of the Acropolis. There is also a washer/dryer which was nice. All of the drivers and guides were knowledgeable and very kind.

I highly recommend staying in this duplex, we didn't know what to expect but it was fabulous- plenty of room, clean, comfortable, and gorgeous! We would stay again if we are lucky enough to come to Greece again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Basil, Nadia and I are so happy we could be a part of making your Greek journey special. We do hope you'll return to Greece and that we can share more of this beautiful country with you and your family.
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

The place has all the comforts of home. Carole has thought of everything. It is not too far from the city center, it is less of a "touristy" area and the restaurants are very good and inexpensive. The bakery was wonderful and every morning we had a delicious breakfast. Carole set up some fabulous tours for us and she takes care of everything. I would highly recommend using her expertise. Loved the food tour of Athens, and the tour to Poseidon's Temple. Carole also found us a guide for the Acropolis, she was outstanding! I will continue to use her homes, I want to go to Chicago just to use her vacation rental!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that we could help you have an amazing experience in Greece and we cannot wait for you to come visit us in Chicago! (Hoping we plan it so that we're not back in Athens when you come, else you may have to return to Greece instead!
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Perfect for Families or Small Groups

  • 5 of 5

We were family of 5 adults. The 3 bedroom modern apartment in the Pangrati area was perfect. Safe, modern plumbing and modern appliances. Good air conditioning and a nice , comfortable additional living space on the balcony.

Plenty of room. Two full and updated bathrooms. The grocery was 2 blocks away on main street. The gyro shop on the corner had great gyros for lunch or a late return- 2,5 euros each. The restaurants in the area were great. 15 min walk to Metro. 2 stops to Acropolis, 1 stop to other central Athens sites. Metro links to the Harbor for Island trips. Carole offered so much advice and help. Her arranged trips and guides were all top notch. Our adult children (all 20 somethings) had fantastic experience living like the locals. We would highly recommend. Even though we did lots of walking, there are cabs about 2 blocks away, and buses 1-2 blocks away. Cab to Syntagma square about 5 euro. Combo 5 day passes for Metro/bus/trolley only 9 euros. We LOVED our Athens stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience in our Athens penthouse. Basil and and I are happy we were able to help you experience Greek life with all of the comforts of home. I personally loved being able to help you plan your time in Athens - our little Athens team of drivers & guides loved spending time with your family.
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Carole's large apartment over Thanksgiving and had a great experience. Carole arranged for car service and several tours and all were perfect. Nadia, the property manager who did our Foodie Tour, was lovely and very responsive to any needs or questions we had throughout the week. Maria, who gave us a tour of the Acropolis, was excellent. Our only regret was not having her come with us on our day at the Peloponnese, as we would have learned so much from her. Location was great- we walked everywhere. Only thing to note is that the master bedroom is quite noisy from street traffic, but i guess that's city living.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Basil and I are so happy you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break in Athens. I'm so happy I was able to help plan your trip and your feedback regarding Maria is invaluable for future guests because it really is great to have a guide with you when you're exploring places beyond Athens like Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus - so kudos to you for sharing that. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, either in Athens or in Chicago!
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In love with.

  • 5 of 5

The apt is in very good location walk distance from everything ,

Nadie is the person in charge for this apt (she is the best) .

The owner is very helpful ,



  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denis - We're so glad we could help make your time in Greece memorable! Basil, Nadea and I hope you'll come back to Greece soon :-)
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Acropolis, Parthenon, Ancient Agora, Plaka, Ancient Keramikos, Gazi and Technolopolis, Children's Musuem, Syntagma Square, The National Archeological Museum, Plaka and Monasteraki Flea Market.





  • Rates for the Acropolis View Sky Villa are based on occupancy of up to 12 guests for 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

    Required Fees

    * Extra Guest: $25.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)
    * Villa Housekeeping Fee: $150.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)

  • From €200/nt
  • Euro
  • Rates from €200/night based on a 7 night stay for 4 guests
  • €50/night for each additional guests.
  • All bookings subject to a mandatory cleaning fee.
  • The primary guest must be 25 years or older.