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Perfect for Groups, Couples American Amenities 4 Bd 4 Ba Wifi Walk to Sites, Acropolis view terrace

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 4.0 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Looking for something special for your group in Athens? The 4-bed 4-bath Acropolis Blue sleeps up to 13 and ticks all the right boxes.

Try 4 equally well-appointment en-suite bedrooms, a fully stocked modern kitchen, and a fabulous outdoor living space overlooking the Parthenon. This is what dream vacations are made of.

SPACIOUS INSIDE AND OUT

This bright and airy penthouse apartment is the perfect place for families or 4 couples traveling together. There are plenty of sleeping options in 4 light-filled bedrooms, contemporary furnishings throughout, and a city-view veranda complete with seating and BBQ grill – you may spend more time out here then inside!

With a fully wheelchair accessible living space across one level, this apartment is convenient for all ages and abilities – exactly what you want in a no-hassle vacation.

PRIVACY AND PAMPERING

Imagine a home where every bedroom is the master suite. All 4 bedrooms in Acropolis Blue have their own en-suite bath, so kids (or couples) don’t have to fight over the best room.

Each bedroom features high-end bedding and colorful art on the walls. Each bathroom boasts massage jets in the showers, organic Greek bath products, and fluffy cotton robes.

With its enviable perch atop the highest point on this downtown street, you’ll have peace and quiet, while being close to the action. In addition to your veranda, you'll have access to the rooftop terrace. With only a few offices sharing the building, the terrace – and its unobstructed views of the Acropolis – are all yours.

4 BEDROOMS / 4 BATHROOMS

The first bedroom has a Queen bed and one twin, and an American-style jetted tub and hydromassage shower combo. The second bedroom has a Queen, twin and walk-in hydro-massage shower.

The third bedroom is fully wheelchair accessible, with a Queen and a twin bed, plus double roll-in/walk-in massage shower (built to US ADA standards). Universal accessibility doesn’t have to mean skimping on the luxury.

The fourth bedroom (which can also be used as an office) features a double bed and walk-in massage shower. For added sleeping space, there’s a Queen-sized sofabed in the living room.

LIVELY LOCAL LIVING

If you can tear yourself away from your urban sanctuary, you’ll be rewarded with an authentic Athens neighborhood where locals live, eat, drink, and shop.

Join them in the 4 “plateias” (squares) down below for coffee and people-watching, then follow them to the two local farmers’ markets and learn try your hand at traditional Greek cooking.

Or simply leave it to the experts at one of the many restaurants and cafes on your doorstep. Stroll the tree-lined boulevard and share an ouzo with real Athenians while learning the fine art of relaxation.

AMERICAN CONVENIENCE

Outside it’s authentic Athens; inside it’s the comforts of home – taken up a notch.

Expect the sleep of your life on our imported Sealy Posturepedic mattresses and super-soft, high thread-count linens.

In the kitchen, choose from a fully stocked array of kitchenware and appliances to make cooking a pleasure. And don’t worry about clean-up; there's a full-sized dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer (rare in central Athens).

For further convenience, ask us about our expert concierge service, private chef, or daily maid options. Why not book a wine-tasting while basking in the view of the Parthenon on the roof terrace?

You’re a short walk or tram ride from the city’s historic center, museums and bustling city squares. With a stay at Acropolis Blue, you'll feel like a real local with the best views in town.

More Details

Owner
Carole Heiman Kezios
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Carole Heiman Kezios

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 Carole Heiman Kezios chose Athens

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received a day walking tour with guide which added so much to our understanding of what we were seeing and the history Athens provides us! WE LOVE POPI! My daughters talked Greek Mythology, history, barbies, travel, and walked away with a wonderful new friend.



Carole was able to put together a wonderful day of Greek cooking in the Apartment with a wonderful pastry chef published in one of Greece's cooking magazines. We shopped in the local farmers market for veggies, bakery for bread, wine shop to top off our dinner, and the store across the street for some of Athens best cheeses. After all our shopping was done we began making the best meal I have ever tasted. Evi, our chef, was able to include our girls and my parents in the whole process. It was nice using the apartment for the class as the girls were able to participate or not at their own pace. My parents were able to relax and enjoyed the show. And finally we enjoyed a glass of wine together with our chef and then ate a magnificent meal we had learned to prepare.



Nick our driver also recommended by our hosts, took us on two day trips and was our airport connection. I cannot say enough about how he made sure our family was comfortable and even helped my parents with a little restaurant get away while we played on the beach.



When we returned to Ukraine my parents and kids could not stop talking about how wonderful vacation they had! I was a hero, and it was all due to my secret weapon Carole. While in Athens we spoke about her everyday and she was our 7th traveler. Even on the day we were cooking we were sitting at the computer exchanging emails and it felt as if she were cyber cooking with us. It was so much fun, relaxing, and all around the BEST vacation we as a family have taken because the stress of planning and knowing what to do wasn't there. Even our last minute 3 Island tour was a breeze because I didn't have to take care of any of the details.



You would be crazy not to stay here and be well cared for by Carole and her friends.
Sep 2014
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Map

Car: not necessary

Wondering what our Athens neighborhood is like & if you can walk to the Acropolis? Use the metro? Tram? Trolley?

Where will you eat? Shop? Find groceries?

Our penthouses are:

700 meters or 1/2 mile from the Evangelismos metro station

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley/bus stop to Plaka/Syntagma/National Archeological Museum

1 km (1000 meters) or 0.64 mile from the Old Olympic Stadium (Kalimarmaro)

1.61 km Or 1 mile from Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus and the “entrance to Ancient Athens”

2.04 km Or 1.27 mile from the New Acropolis Museum

2.55 km or 1.56 mile from the Acropolis

1.91 km or 1.19 mile from Syntagma Square

1.61 km or 1 mile from Kolonaki Square

2.07 km or 1.28 mile to the top of Mount Lykavittos (on the switchback trail)

1.77 km or 1.10 mile to the teleferik (cable car) to the top of Mount Lykavittos

.97 km or .60 mile from the War Museum

1.11 km or 0.69 mile to the Museum of Cycladic Art

1.24 km or 0.77 mile to the Benaki Museum

4.16 km or 3 miles to the National Archeological Museum (by foot or trolley)

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley stop to the National Archeological Museum

1.21 km or 0.75 mile from the Museum of Contemporary Art

93 meter or 307 feet from the second best souvlaki in Athens

70 meters or 235 feet from the closest supermarket (3 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest pharmacy (5 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest sit down, full service restaurant (countless others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

450 meters or 0.28 mile from the “Little Forest of Pagrati”, a cool pine forest in the city, with a brand new children’s playground, café, basketball court and walking/jogging paths

690 meters or 0.43 mile from the Athens Hilton (and swimming pool!)

Amenities

Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
Notes:
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. This means we know the beds are great & the kitchen stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we also love to be tourists in our adopted city, too.

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Five Star Accomodation, Location, and Service

  • 5 of 5

From reservation request to final departure, our group of eight was delighted with this rental experience. The location of the apartment provided easy exploration of important Athens sites. A thirty minute walk or a 5 euro cab ride delivers you to the Acropolis, Agora, Plaka, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Parliament and more. A full service grocer is just across the street with bakeries, confectionaries, restaurants, and a taxi stand only steps away. Do not miss the quick serve Dionysus restaurant next door the apartment where we treated like neighbors and where we enjoyed superb souvlaki, kebabs, chicken and pork. Just across the street is a small shop with great freshly roasted nuts, whole bean coffee, granola, and more. Just a perfect location.

The apartment was nicely furnished and immaculate. Each of four bedrooms has a full bath with flexible sleeping accommodations that were perfect for our blend of couples and singles. The fully equipped kitchen included stove, oven, microwave, coffee pot and dishwasher, and a complete set of cookware and serving dishes. The hosts provided a generous basket of local food and wine to help us get quickly settled. A balcony off the main living space adds a comfortable fresh air gathering place and a rooftop patio adds even more with a bonus view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. We were greeted on arrival by the local contact who gave us a tour of the property and brief introduction to the area. She also provided a reassuring local contact number.

The bonus for this property was the extraordinary service. The hosts arranged for our transfers from the cruise port at the beginning of our stay and to the airport on our departure. They also provided private tours of Athens and nearby areas, including a private tour of the Acropolis with a licensed guide. Nikki, our driver, and Averkious, our Acropolis guide, were both excellent and we suggest you strongly consider these services which can be tailored to your group needs. Prices for these extra services were very competitive and the added convenience of making and paying for these arrangements through the host was a major plus.

Location, Location, Location? No. Location, Accomodation, Service!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Spacious 4 bedroom apartment

  • 5 of 5

We, 3 brothers and their wives, all aged over 55, stayed for 8 days in Oct.

The apartment is located in walking distance to major sightseeing places and we loved bakery(open at 5 am), supermarket, restaurants next to the apartment.

It's not very close to the metro station but you can use bus and trolley nearby.

Carol, the hostess, and Nikos, the driver from/to the airport arranged by Carol, were helpful and professional.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great space! We loved it. Roof top deck was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Great beds, great showers, nice linens, we used the outdoor grill and cooked dinner and had all our friends on the roof top deck for a lifehighlight kind of experience......

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nice to come home to . Our family of 11 loved the condo and the rooftop dining.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 11, including 4 children, and found the condo comfortable and functional. The terrace was well used. Nadia met us as we arrived and was very friendly and helpful with our arrangements. We were close to shops for food for breakfast and restaurants for dinner. Our Greek dancing lesson was lots of fun and challenging. Our half day tour, which you arranged, of the Acropolis and the Agora was great. The welcome notes that you sent us were very informative. We found our way by walking, taking the bus, the subway and the taxis. We all loved the markets at the Plaka and Monastiraki.

Thank you so much,

Pat

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Sheila Sobol

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this beautiful spacious apartment was wonderful. It was all that it was reported to be. We loved the neighborhood and the convenience of it all. Highly recommend it as a perfect place to stay in Athens.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this oasis in Athens! The apartment is incredibly well stocked, impeccably clean, and conveniently located! We were in Athens during a heat wave so the ability to tour the sites in the morning and then come home for a rest before heading out for the evening was perfect. Carole's recommendations on places to eat were outstanding. One of our favourite meals of our three week European holiday. I hope you get a chance to stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Notes

  • 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 guest online guest form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit. Note that online reservation deposit payments are non-refundable.

    Required Fees

    * Housekeeping: $95.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Extra Guest: $20.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)

    Optional Fees

    * Arrival Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other)
    * Arrival Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other)
    * Departure Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other)
    * Departure Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other)
    * Private Acropolis, Museum Walking Tour - Half Day with Guide: $250.00 (Other)
    * Private Historic Center Walking Tour with Acropolis, Agora & Museum - Full Day with Guide: $350.00 (Other)
    * Private Fabulous Taste of Greece Foodie Tour, includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Private Argoloida Tour - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Full Day: $450.00 (Other)
    * Semi private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $170.00 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Taste of Greece Fabulous Foodie Walking Tour - includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)