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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Aris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 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 Makrigianni

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.

Map

Acropolis of Athens
"You have to see and you have to feel the energy.."
Parthenon
"Humanity in her best.."
Temple of Olympian Zeus
"This was the biggest temple in ancient Greece. It was huge!"
Panathenaic Stadium
"In that exact stadium there were held the First Olymbic games, in 1896. Spectacular!"
Monastiraki Flea Market
Odeon of Herod Atticus
"Greatly renovated!! "
Temple of Hephaestus
"The best preserved temple of all! Very nice!!"
National Archaeological Museum
"The best museum in Greece. Its a must!!"
Psyrri
"Old area with a lot of very nice restaurants"
New Acropolis Museum
"Everything that was found in Acropolis, is excibited in that museum.. Excellent!!"
Benaki Museum
"One of the best museums of Athens"
Athens Central Market
"A spectacular Meat and Fish market!"
Varoulko
"One of the best restaurants in Athens"
Brettos
Tzitzikas kai Mermigas
"A very nice place to eat in the center.."
The Erechtheion
New Acropolis Museum
"Everything that was found in Acropolis, is excibited in that museum.. Excellent!!"
Ancient Agora
"Its a must! "
Mount Lycabettus
"The best view of Athens, with a very nice restaurant on the top!"
Olympic Stadium
"Here they were held the Olympic games of 2004"
Syntagma Metro Station
"The central metro station of Athens and the best! "
Athens, Greece
"One of the oldest cities of the world, with a really great history.."
National Garden
"Its a beaudiful garden. A must!"
Theatre of Dionysus
"The oldest and biggest Theatre around Acropolis"
Grace the parthenon embodies
"What I can say about Parthenon? Its just magestic.."

Amenities

Makrigianni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Roof Garden

Reviews

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5

Perfect location, tastefully decorated house

  • 5 of 5

We loved mostly every second of our stay at the Griffin House. I'll start my review with the "bad" to get them out of the way and then concentrate on the positive.

We some an issue with a toilet which was fixed within 24 hours. The biggest issue that we had during our stay and I am not sure if there is something that our host could do about it, was the Internet - it sucked!! Not sure if it was the router that was dropping our connections constantly or the service provider, but the wireless connectivity was sub-par.

With those two issues out of the way, I can move on to what we appreciated about this place and the hosts.

The Location: is just perfect, at the bottom of the Acropolis, literally 60 seconds walk from the Hop On Hop Off buses. There are small shops and bakeries, literally within a minute walk, so anything we needed, from groceries to fresh pastries, take out gyros and souvlaki's as well as beer and wine, is right there. The charming Plaka district with hundreds of tavernas and souvenir shops is right there, so finding a place to eat every night was not an issue.

The House: is a rare gem. The decor: pictures, rugs, wood details, the high ceilings, etc. made our stay a delight. The living area is spacious and so are the bedrooms. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the dishes, cutlery and utensils that we needed. The hosts even left a bottle of red wine on the table for us - how gracious. The beds were comfortable with clean bed sheets and plenty of towels. Air conditioning was available in every room, including the living area. The terrace of the upper level was a quiet space where we enjoyed our coffees in the mornings and a drink late at night. The bathrooms had lots of hot water and enough pressure. The art books collection together with the DVD-s in the living room was a nice addition and gave us a sense of the owners interests.

Conclusion: I would highly recommend the Griffin House in Athens and if I ever end up in this part of the world, I will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you had a great time in Athens! Please hurry back, anytime! Chryssa
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5

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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marcus, thank you for yopur great review. Glad you had a great time in our lovely country! Was a pleasure having you as a guest! Hurry back anytime! Chryssa
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5

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: April 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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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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