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Acropolis Elegant, Private and Affordable, Griffin House (2-6 Guests)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Acropolis Griffin House offers you the convenience of being very close to all of Athens major sites, and a comfortable home in a very small and quiet street just fifty meters from the Acropolis museum, a hundred meters from the Acropolis subway station, and two hundred meters from Acropolis.

This is a 5 star self catering Athens house, located on a very quiet street, walking distance to the Acropolis and sleeps from 2 to 6 guests. Please note that rates start at 160 Euros/night(low season) for 2 guests, 200 Euros for 4 guests and 240 Euros for 6 guests or 180 Euros/night (high season) for 2 guests, 220 Euros for 4 guests and 260 Euros for 6 guests, making this a FANTASTIC alternative to other 5 star hotels.

The house is a great option for 2 or 3 couples traveling together, offering each couple their own bedroom and private bathroom, with a spacious living room and kitchen, along with a 50 sq. meter private roof garden.

In the services that we can provide are transfers from and to the airport and the port, and informations for guided tours and excursions in Athens and surrounding areas and islands.

Keywords: Classical House, beautifully furnished, independent, quiet, roof garden, Acropolis, museum, subway, self catering, short term

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Aris

I studied cinema in Canada and I am both Greek and Canadian citizen. I love architecture and I have renovated 16 houses in Athens. For 15 years I had a company, which made pieces of art from fier forgat, blown glass, marble and wood.

Aris purchased this house in 2012

Why Aris chose Athens

Because I love the energy of Acropolis which can be felt all around in this area

What makes this house unique

Peace, quietness, privacy, and all downtown Athens is in walking distance from the house.


Makrigianni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Roof Garden


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(55 traveler reviews)

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Acropolis Elegant, Private and Affordable, Griffin House (2-6 Guests)
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Want to return immediately!

  • 5 of 5

Almost hate to give this gem a good review-worried it won't be available next time I book if too many people find out about it. The location is the perfect starting point for all the sites in Athens. We easily walked everywhere we wanted to go. And felt 100% safe doing so!

Prior to arrival, Aris (who was beyond helpful) was quick to answer questions and set up an airport pick up with Spiros. Spiros is a delightful man full of knowledge about Athens and more than willing to share it. Made for the perfect ride from the airport. My advice is if Spiros gives you advice, take it!! He didn't steer us wrong once! While there we had a couple questions, and within a half hour of emailing Aris, I received an answer. Also would've been available by phone but our questions weren't urgent...

The house was just as advertised. Even though it was hot (100F) our favorite place was the rooftop. We would sit up there after a long day of walking and enjoy the shade and a glass of wine. Washer was a plus also as Athens was only first stop onour journey. Left with clean clothes...

ILastly, I cannot stress enough that you need to grab breakfast every morning from the extraordinary bakery that is less than a 2 minute walk away. You will not regret it!

This house is perfect. If you visiting Athens-jump at the chance to stay here! Don't go the boring hotel route!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable House, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was super easy to get to from the metro. It had a great location close to the Acropolis museum, close walk to many restaurants. It was also within easy walking distance to Adrianou Street for shopping.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very nice house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, but the upstairs bedroom was rather a challenge to get to since it was only accessible by a spiral staircase or a very steep outside stairway. For the two downstairs bedrooms, the shower was on the other side of the living room, which was no big deal for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy, thank you so much for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a great time!
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Live like a local in this home with lots of character.

  • 4 of 5

In a wonderful location. Tucked into a quiet little street but only steps from everything you want to see near the Acropolis. Although they provide internet, we were unable to connect to it for the first 24 hours. And the breaker for hot water heater tripped. Response to our issues were delayed so after a cold shower and some trouble shooting we figured it out on our own. But over all I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and your constructive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and apologies for any inconviniece caused! We are working hard to take all your comments on board and do the for our guests.
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Eugene, Oregon

Great house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this house with family of 7. The house was exactly as advertised, and had plenty of room for the 7 of us. A few things that really stood out about this house:

- The pantry was well stocked to start our stay with items such as coffee, spices, beer, wine, and other various food items and toiletries.

- Spiros and his colleague were amazing. They were waiting for us at the airport, and promptly took us straight to the apartment. Once there, Spiros showed us around the apartment and pointed out local highlights. We had also arranged a tour with Spiros to Cape Sounion prior to arriving. When we arrived, Spiros made some recommendations on alternative tours to experience more of the Greek history. We took him up on his offer, and arranged a full day tour to Corinth, Mycenae, Tomb of Agamemnon, town of Nafplio, and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. It was an incredible tour and worth every penny. On the way there was a stop for yogurt and honey that was simply outstanding. Spiros is very knowledgeable and was a great host.

- The location of this apartment was amazing. Everything was in walking distance, including the Acropolis, the Roman Agora, the Ancient Greek Agora, Plaka, the Flea Market, etc. Right around the corner from the apartment was a small bakery that was wonderful. I'll remember the smell of fresh bead each morning as we walked up the street to the bakery.

When we visit Greece again, we will not seek out any other accommodations. This place simply cannot be beat.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, for your kind review. We appreciate so much, taking the time to write a few words and we are so glad, that you enjoyed your stay and had a good time. It was a pleasure, having you as a guest and we hope to see you again, sometime in the future! Enjoy the rest of the summer! All the best, Alexandros
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Edina, Minnesota

A wonderful house in an extremely central location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay for your time in Athens. As mentioned, Spiros was excellent in getting us to and from the airport and for giving us tips on where to shop and eat. The best tip he gave us was the bakery around the corner which we visited 2X every day for breads, cookies and sweets. It was really an amazing place. Also, the mini market was quite good and offered just about everything we wanted.

The house itself is terrific. What we liked best about it was that it was a real house full of furniture, books, art work and the like. This is so much better than staying in a place that has just the bare minimum of things.

The other kudos I want to offer is that a number of things weren't working when we first got to the house (heat, lights, internet). Alex who runs the place had a handyman sent over immediately and took care of everything. When you travel things often go wrong and it's the quality of the reaction which matters. In this case, a sincere sense of urgency and great results more than compensated for the issues.

I can very much recommend this place to anyone who is going to Athens and wants a convenient, comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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