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Acropolis View AlphaPlus Penthouse: Family-Friendly with Terrace Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 3.0 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Looking for a supersize apartment fit for a large family in Athens? Acropolis View Alphaplus might be your perfect penthouse. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an open-concept, soccer field-sized (almost) living area, up to 12 people will find plenty of room here - all with a lovely view of the Acropolis and Mount Lykavittos.

A TERRACE TO REMEMBER

The landscaped terrace (shared with the next-door Beta Penthouse) is our pride and joy. It has outdoor dining, a BBQ grill, and nap-worthy lounging sofas that take full advantage of the view. At nightfall, the terrace view glitters with city lights and moon-washed Mount Lykavittos. We'll even cater a full breakfast or host a wine-tasting for your group out here. Talk to us!

And ask us about renting both AlphaPlus AND Beta to accommodate an even larger group of up to 24 people - with this arrangement the gorgeous terrace is all yours.

AN AMERICAN-STYLE RENOVATION

In Greece, the definition of "rehabbed" is a bit different than ours. For Greeks it means "slapped on a new coat of paint/installed new kitchen cabinets." But Greek Vacation Rentals' version of rehabbed means totally transformed. At the Acropolis View Alphaplus Penthouse, upgrades include all-new, American-style plumbing (TP flushing encouraged!), plus brand-new appliances and Sealy Posturpedic mattresses imported from the US and wrapped in buttery-soft, high thread-count linens.

Foodies love our kitchen, which we stock to the heavens with small appliances, cookware, and other gadgets. Even a multi-course holiday feast is no trouble here! After a long, leisurely shared meal on the terrace, a dishwasher is on hand to help with clean-up.

We also have a full-size washer and dryer for your clothes, too - a rarity among Athens vacation rentals.

3 BEDROOMS/3 BATHS

We have 3 bedrooms, with beds for 10 people plus a sofabed for 2 more. The master suite has a king bed and a twin, making it a great option for a family with a youngin' they want to keep close. The indulgent master bath has an American-style bathtub/shower combination with a jetted tub and hydro massage shower jets.

The 2nd bedroom is also family-friendly, with a queen bed and two twins. A 2nd bathroom on the main floor has a walk-in shower. All bathrooms have Organic Greek bath products and fluffy robes.

Upstairs, a 3rd bedroom - also a suite - has a queen bed and a walk-in shower in the attached bath.

DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Our downtown residential neighborhood is in the thick of things! Here, locals sip coffee under shade trees at the cafes and watch their kids play in the "platieas" or "squares," then browse the farmers markets for dinner ingredients.

From the AlphaPlus Penthouse, you can walk to the historic center of Athens - or take the trolley just 4 or 5 stops - and experience some of the best museums in downtown, like the Benaki, the Cylcadic, the National Art Gallery, as well as Syntagma Square and the National Gardens.

As Greek Vacation Rentals third property, we really found our footing with the AlphaPlus Penthouse! We consider it the culmination of years of learning what our guests want from an authentic-yet-indulgent Athens vacation.

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Property Manager
Greek Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Greek Vacation Rentals

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 Greek Vacation Rentals chose Attica

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.

Amenities

Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Three full bathrooms - we're the perfect choice for 3 couples.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Our homes all feature imported American Sealy Posturpedic mattresses - you won't find a better night's sleep in Greece!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Acropolis View AlphaPlus Penthouse: Family-Friendly with Terrace Views
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5

Great property, wonderful management team!

  • 5 of 5

The information provided to us prior to arriving was superb. Carole's recommendations for tours and local restaurants were spot on. The tours arranged through Carole were excellent. When the weather was too hot for us to go on the walking tour, Carole provided a recommendation for an alternative tour and made all the arrangements last minute. Our tour guides spoke excellent English and were extremely informative. We had an issue with lost luggage and Nadia made herself available to meet the Delta Rep so we didn't have to spend a vacation day waiting for the missing luggage. Nadia (the local property Manager) was a ROCK STAR! She brought us a fan late at night due to the high temperatures as well as had the AC checked out / repaired on a Sunday. The overall attention to detail and helpfulness was excellent. We had 4 couples and couldn't have asked for nicer accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review - Basil, Nadia and I are so happy we could play a part in helping your group have a fabulous stay in Athens. We know that sometimes things are out of our control (mother nature) but we're glad you reached out and let us handle the issues we could somehow make better. Hoping that you'll think about Greece again (maybe in the spring or fall ;-) and we'll be able to help you again! (Or come visit us in Chicago!)
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5

The AlphaPlus Acropolis Penthouse was perfect for our family stay in Athens

  • 5 of 5

We arrived earlier than we had indicated, but Nadia was able to accommodate us quickly and efficiently. The penthouse is located in a very busy part of Athens, but it is easy to find and reasobly easy to get to if you are driving. The penthouse is large, clean with large terraces on two floors. The top floor terrace is well designed with comfortable seating and nice potted flowers. The views of the Acropolis and lycavetos hill as well as major parts of Athens are beautiful, especially in the evening hours.

The bedrooms are large and comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped for a large family's needs. There is plenty to do in the immediate area including nice restaurants and shopping. The location is also very close to most attractions including museums, the parliament and many others.

The only negative was finding parking, but we were able to solve the problem by returning the rented car and taking cabs or walking.

We used Nick's service to go to the airport and we found him helpful and very charming.

Carole has done a great job organizing everything well for her guests. We found dealing with Carole easy, efficient and very professional.

We would recommend the AlphaPlus Acropolis penthouse to any family visiting Athens.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, roomy & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The beds were nice, the furnishings comfortable, and someone was always available to answer any questions we had. The rooftop view and patio furnishings meant we could top the evenings off at home after a day of touring, hiking, and general bumming around this beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to spend time relaxing on the terrace. Basil and I hope we'll have a chance to welcome your family back to Greece in the future - or at our places in Chicago!
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was for ten days in Athens. We thought maybe we had made a mistake on the length, but as it turned out there is so much to do and see that we could have stayed longer. Our host, Carole, arranged all of our tours ahead of time with Nick our driver and Nadia and Maria our tour guides. They were all fantastic. The accommodations were also fantastic. Every morning we were able to go right downstairs to get great Greek coffee and the bakery was just a block away. There were also many choices for food within walking distance or a short cab ride away. Our sons were able to also walk to several museums from the condo when we didn't have a tour arranged for the day. We would highly recommend this location for anyone visiting Athens. Thank you Carole, Nick, Nadia and Maria.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience, Jan. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and grateful we were able to help you and your family make some great memories in Greece.
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5

Excellent location and amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (children 14, 12 and 9) had a wonderful stay in Athens. The location was great and the views from the rooftop were amazing. We enjoyed watching the sunset over the Acropolis. The kitchen was perfect for morning breakfast and snacks. In addition, having 3 bedrooms allowed our 14 year old daughter her own space.

Carole assisted with the coordination of all our tours which were great. We did a food tour as well as half day Athen tour and a trip to out of town to visit some historical sights.

We we highly recommend this property for your stay in Athens.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Greg. We're happy we could be a part of your family's amazing journey!
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4

Beautiful apartment and a wonderful visit!

  • 4 of 5

It's a beautiful place. We rented two of the units, the two-bedroom, downstairs, and the single bedroom upstairs. There's a spiral staircase that connects them, but they can also be rented separately. The lower two-bedroom unit has a slim (6 feet wide?) wrap-around terrace with nice view, but less space to sit. The lower unit is where the kitchen and living room are located. Upstairs, there is a large, gorgeous patio. However, you have to go up the spiral staircase and through the upstairs bedroom to get to the patio, so if the upstairs bedroom occupants are sleeping, that is an issue. Everything is very clean, nice and well-provisioned. We had what we needed for limited cooking (breakfasts). The beds are comfortable, but not top-of-the-line. We never could figure out the washer and drier (directions would be nice). Also, we had no directions on what to do with our trash, so it just sat around in a bag in the living room. The elevator is a small affair (only 2 people), and it is a bit tricky to operate, but once we got used to it, it was one of the charming touches of the place. Several of our group ended up walking up and down the six flights of stairs each time to avoid elevator delays. We felt like Niko was overpriced for trips around town and less than timely, so we hired a private car or took cabs. Arriving, you absolutely must use him because he shows you the operation of the elevator and the basics of the apartment, all of which would have been baffling without his instruction. We hired a private driver back to the airport. All-in-all, it was a verygood experience, which could be improved with a few additional instructional details provided and a more reasonably-priced driver.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Basil and I are happy you enjoyed our Acropolis View Alpha Plus penthouse. We appreciate your feedback but would like to let future guests know that the unit you described is not two units but is only available to book as a 3 bedroom 3 bath duplex penthouse. There are also two stairways, a larger one next to the apartment front door as well as the spiral which goes to the upper level bedroom. This permits everyone free access to the terrace. We're also sorry that you didn't check in with us regarding issues with cooking, the driver rates and appliance use - even when we're not in Athens our assistant, Nadia, is there and we're also a free phone call away (free international calls from the apartment) and we'd have done our best to help with any concerns you had regarding appliance use (the English directions were on top of the unit). We pride ourselves on our fully stocked American style kitchens (where we host cooking classes!) and our imported Sealy Posturepedic beds (which most guests comment are the best beds they've experienced in Greece, though bed firmness is subjective and guests who want softer can ask us for featherbeds we have available as toppers). Thanks again for your feedback!
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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!)

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Rates & Availability

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 Fee: $95.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Extra guest Fee: $15.00 (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 Historic Center Walking Tour with Acropolis, Agora & Museum - Full Day with Guide: $350.00 (Other)
    * Private Argoloida Tour - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Full Day: $450.00 (Other)
    * Private Acropolis, Museum & City Tour - Full Day with Driver & Guide: $650.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Private Acropolis, Museum Walking Tour - Half Day with Guide: $250.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Private Delphi & Beyond Full Day Trip: $450.00 (Other)
    * Three Island Cruise, full day with lunch and transfers: $115.00 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $1700.00 (Other)

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