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Quiet Cozy Stunning Duplex Penthouse, American Comfort & Amenities Greek Lifestyle!

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


About the property

Perfect penthouse sleeps 1 - 7, WiFi, Views, Walk to sites, cafes, parks, shops

This stunning duplex overlooks Athens' most spectacular natural landmark: the hill where wolves once roamed, today home to the tiny whitewashed church of St George, the "chic" peak of Athens, Mount Lykavittos (or Lucabettus, as it may be known to the English speaking world). It has 2.5 bedrooms, including the lofted King size sleeping alcove (which kids just love!), and 2 full bathrooms.

The open floor plan living room opens out to one of two verandas in the penthouse. Our guests often comment that they spend more time relaxing in the outdoor living area or dining al fresco on the veranda than in the living room! There are two full bathrooms, one with an American style shower/bathtub combination, the other with a shower only. The bedrooms on the second level each open out onto a smaller veranda with additional seating. Personally, this is my favorite spot for a cup of tea or glass of wine late at night – it's beautifully peaceful, and the views are lovely.

This duplexed penthouse sits on the top two floors of a small residential building on the quietest side street in Athens. Our Greek friends are always amazed when we have them for dinner on one of the Duplex penthouse verandas (we own two adjacent to one another), because they can’t believe that the bustling cafes & restaurants of vibrant Ymittou, full of people, are just a block away, while perched on our penthouse veranda, it is as quiet as can be.

Our homes are, and always have been, 100% smoke free.

Indoor parking, daily maid service, private chef, private guide, airport and port transfer are all available, inquire for fees.

Ask about our morning breakfast buffet, delivered to your table. A selection of freshly baked Greek pitas, seasonal fruit, fresh local yogurt, honey, cheese, and freshly squeezed juice. If you are interested in Greek cousine, we can arrange for cooking in house.

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, 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.

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Greek Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Greek Vacation Rentals

Who would have thought when I boarded a plane for Greece more than 20 years ago, planning on backpacking through the mountains and then heading north through then Yugoslavia I'd end up making Greece my second home?

Why Greek Vacation Rentals chose Attica

Adjacent to our Athens First Duplex penthouse and around the corner from our other 3 Acropolis View penthouses, the St George gave us our quietest home yet - and the chance to create a perfect pied-a-terre: comfy and not overwhelming in size for 1 or 2 guests, yet roomy & efficient enough to sleep up to 7 guests in real beds in the bedrooms.

What makes this apartment unique

At once elegant & convenient, with striking views, great private outdoor space, the best stocked vacation rental kitchens in the city of Athens, the perfect mix of location and comfort - all of our penthouses are situated in the perfect area for exploring the city's commercial center but living in the city's most desirable central residential neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment we made contact with Carole, everything was perfect: the communication, the apartment, the location, the recommendations for shopping and restaurants, her recommendation of Nick as a driver and guide. Carole truly understands hospitality, and what it means to be a traveller in a foreign country.

I highly recommend Athens, the neighbourhood and the apartment - we had the most incredible holiday filled with history, food, sunshine and relaxation. We couldn't possibly ask for more, except the privilege of returning one day.
Jul 2014
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Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • One full bath with American style shower - tub combination, the second full bathroom has a walk in glass doored shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Note that the Cycladic sleeping alcove is connected to Bedroom 1 - though a floor to ceiling wall seperates the sleeping areas.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Quiet Cozy Stunning Duplex Penthouse, American Comfort & Amenities Greek Lifestyle!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Athens First Vacation Rental Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

We planned on a Greek vacation for our 4th European trip for our Family of Parents with Adult Children. We had 5 in our group this time and arranged the rental of Athens First. Carole was soooo helpful in answering questions and also providing so many options and materials for our Greek trip.

The apartment in the Pangrati area was perfect. There were lots of local restaurants to walk to for lunch and dinner. We went to the close by grocery for breakfast foods and some snacks for the apartment. It was 1 block from the main street and everything seemed very safe. We got 5 day passes for the Metro/bus/trolley use for only 9 euro each. It was about 10-15 min walk to the Metro and that fit our plan to use public transportation and travel like locals. Two stops to the Acropolis, 1 stop to Syntagma Square and other historic areas. We took it to the Pireus Harbor for our side trip to Hydra Island. We took trolley to Glyfada from Syntagma and saw the Sea Turtle Rescue center as well as a beach trip. The apartment had updated appliances. The beds were comfortable. The showers were hot. Sheets, towels and beach towels all provided. The air conditioning worked well . The modern plumbing in the building was appreciated. There was a great outdoor space on the balcony. We watched a couple of DVD movies provided in the apartment that were based in Greece during our "siesta" hours. We did the recommended "foodie tour" on our day of arrival and this oriented us to central Athens. Nadya did a great job. We also took Carole's suggestion and did the private Acropolis tour on Monday AM at 8 before the cruise ships and other big tours began and while it was still cool. Maria did a great job explaining the sites and museum to us. We also took Carole's suggestion for the trip to the temple of Poseidon at Sounion to see the sunset and a final seaside dinner the night before our departure. Carole made this vacation especially easy to plan! There is an elevator to the 5th floor apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX

A delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your Athens apartment so very much! It was perfect for our family and we found everything to be very comfortable and just as advertised. Thank you so much for the welcoming basket on arrival! Nadia was there to greet us and show us around and we enjoyed her Foodie Tour very much! Carole, we appreciated your touring tips before our arrival and while were there. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a comfortable stay. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaylord, Michigan

Athens as lived by an American tourist ...

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible gift to have found this beautiful apartment in which to stay while spending a few days in Athens! The quiet neighborhood is perfectly situated for exploring, dining, and seeing the sights. Carole and Basil have put a LOT of thought into making y/our stay AMAZING. The detailed pre-trip document that was provided to us was filled with great local insight and suggestions for day trips and dining. We were greeted by a hostess, Nadia, who showed us the apartment and instructed us on the use of the hot water heater (rarely needed) and washer/dryer (a Godsend!) We had an amazing time thanks to this beautiful rental - thank you, Carole and Basil!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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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!)


Rates & Availability


  • Rates based on 2 guests. Please use the booking request to get an accurate quote for your group.

    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

    * Extra guest: $15.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)
    * Housekeeping fee: $75.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)

    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 Delphi & Beyond Full Day Trip - with Greek BBQ lunch and coffee stop: $550.00 (Other)
    * Private Argoloida Tour - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Full Day: $450.00 (Other)
    * Private Delphi & Beyond Full Day Trip: $350.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Private Sunset Sailing trip with dinner: $1250.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Semi private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $170.00 (Flat Rate Per Person)

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