Acropolis View Penthouse, Walk to Sites-Wifi- Ask About Tours, Transfers

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Relax or dine on one of the two verandas


Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Planning a family reunion trip to Greece, or perhaps a study group coming to explore the ancient sites of Athens? Our twin duplex vacation rentals are exactly what you have been looking for.

Basil & Carole's American homes in Athens are often copied, but never duplicated. We're still real vacation rental owners - we stay in our home when we are in Athens - so it is truly still our own home away from home. So we know that the beds are great, and the kitchen stays stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we love to be tourists in our adopted city, too. This means that staying with us offers you the very best of both worlds in downtown Athens. It has the convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites, with a comfortable home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This is a 5 star self catering Athens vacation rental apartment, located on a very quiet street within walking distance to the Acropolis It sleeps anywhere from 2 to 9 guests. Please note that rates start at 200 Euro/night for up to 4 guests, 300 Euro for 6 guests, 400 Euro for 8 guests, etc, making us a FANTASTIC alternative to places like the Grand Bretagne, the Athens Hilton, and other 5 star hotels. The penthouse includes a separate lock-off portion, making it a great option for multiple couples traveling together, offering each their own bedroom and private bathroom, BUT with the added bonus of a large living room and kitchen, along with private outdoor living space and views. See reviews of our past guests linked at the bottom of this page - there is no private home in Athens with as many happy guests as ours.

This luxurious penthouse is perfect for your vacation in Athens, whether it's a short stop or a longer sojourn. Light, bright, and airy, our contemporarily furnished 3 bedroom duplex with 2 (or 3) full baths features a large veranda off the kitchen, and an open living room where you can enjoy your morning coffee away from the noise of the city. Both of the second floor bedrooms open to another veranda where you can relax in the sun and warmth of Greece while curling up with a book. Or you can enjoy an Ouzo on the roof terrace overlooking the Acropolis, Lykavittos, the mountains, and the sea.

The penthouse includes a fantastic gourmet kitchen with granite counters, a dishwasher, stainless appliances, and a floating island that offers the chance to prepare a meal of the freshest finds from one of two nearby weekly farmers markets, or perhaps a purchase from the Central Market that you just had to have, but can't take home. Dine al fresco on the veranda, or under the stars on the roof terrace.

Just returning from a visit to the islands? Wash away the sea salt from your clothes in the full size washing machine and dryer. No car is needed to explore Athens, but if you have brought or rented one, indoor parking is available. Spend the day sightseeing and retreat to your own personal haven, a home away from home, to rest and recharge before enjoying Athens by night.

So, if our home sounds like your kind of home, contact us for further details and availability.

WE DO NOT OFFER ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS unless combined with a longer stay.

Please note: We do not maintain the calendar on this website, but the rates published are accurate here.

Keywords: Greece Vacation Rental, Greek Vacation Rentals, Athens Vacation Rental, Condo, Apartment, Penthouse, Vacation Rental, Self-catering, Furnished Rental, Short term

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • Elevator : Yes we have an elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be 25 years or older....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Traveling as a family to Greece? Forget cramped hotel rooms. Our home is perfect for families with children. Why jam into a hotel room when the kids are off to sleep? Wouldn't you prefer to relax on the veranda or in the living room with a night cap, or on the computer catching up with family and friends back home!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside on veranda and terrace only. Guests are responsible for removing smoking materials from the property prior to departure....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We do welcome working service animals!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Contact us for our new universal design, accessible Acropolis view, downtown Athens apartment....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1) We promise you a great nights rest in our plush top, firm beds., Double Beds (1) Sealy Plush Top Posturpedic Mattresses, the most comfortable beds in Athens, Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Rollaway cot available on request., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • High Speed Wireless Internet. A Fax Machine, Printer, and Photo copier are available on request....moreless


  • Books:

    Guidebooks galore along with lots of fun novels and everything homer....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, playing cards, backgammon....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Browse our CD music library and discover some of Greece's favorite musicians....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Stay up on the latest news with CNN and other English language channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD library, explore Greece through cinema with our in house DVD library featuring some of the finest films about Greece or shot in Greece....moreless


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    Our terrace offers 360 degree views of Athens, including the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis rock and the church of St George on top of Mount Lykavittos....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Roof terrace with views of the city, the Acropolis, Mount Lykavittos and Mount Ymittos....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    We have self controlled heat & air throughout the apartment. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your own laptop and use our high speed WiFi for free or use the computer we provide in the apartment, and printer for use during your stay with us....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Don't spend your holiday hanging clothes out to dry! We have a full size dryer - a rare and special treat in Athens....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Printer, fax and scanner also available on request....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Yes we have an elevator...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Our guests enjoy FREE unlimited international long distance phone service to the US and Canada and several EU countries....moreless

  • Garage:

    Parking available on request, additional fee. Must be reserved in advance. Note that our garage will accommodate only a small to medium size car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count, luxury bed linens and soft fluffy Egyptian cotton bath linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    If you'd like us to have a Greek mobile phone for you on arrival, just ask - we'll get the number for you before you arrive and have the phone waiting in the apartment for you. (Fee applies)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available on request, additional fee. Must be reserved in advance - based on availability. Note that our garage will accommodate only a small to medium size car....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Indoor garage parking is available (fee) but must be booked in advance....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free international long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Want to traveler lighter? Our property offers both a full size washer and dryer, meaning less luggage for you!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Relax on the terrace gazing at the Acropolis, updating your travel blog or just catching up on emails to friends and family ... ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    Interested in having a Greek feast prepared for you to enjoy at home, perhaps al fresco on the terrace or veranda? Let us know and we'll take care of all of the details....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to prepare a simple breakfast or a Greek feast....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Who wants to spend their holiday doing dishes?...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All full size appliances including a dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    A real, full size frig....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Some of our penthouses feature jacuzzi style whirlpool tubs and spa hydromassage showers....moreless



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from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Aug 1 - Oct 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$225 $225
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Athens Marathon 2016
Oct 28 - Nov 7, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2016
Nov 8 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $295
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$195 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $295
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $295
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping $75


We don't usually offer stays of less than 3 nights unless combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. Occasionally we have a hole to fill between 2 other bookings, in which we will offer you 2 nights. You can book & pay online but you will still need to sign our booking form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Athens Intern
10 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Too many cafes and restaurants to list
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Glyfada ZGolf Club
250 Metres
Nearest Train
250Ymittos Ring Road
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Ymittos Ring Road
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Too many cafes and restaurants to list
275 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Marble Stadium, Kolonaki, Mets, Athens National Gardens, Theatre of the Herodeon, Conference facilities at Athens Hilton, Divani Caravel and the Peace and Friendship stadium, National Archeological Musuem, Benaki Museum, Musueum of Cycladic Art, Folk Art Museum, Children's Museum, Mt Lykavittos


Owner info

Greek Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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). 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.

Why the Owner Chose Athens, Greece:
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 the beautiful Athens First Luxury Duplex. 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 penthouse directly adjacent to the Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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. 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, greek

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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