About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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 an extra deep 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, a twin bed and a walk-in shower in the attached bath.
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.
Carole Heiman Kezios
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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.
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Best trip ever!
My husband and I are avid travelers and this trip to Greece was amazing! You can't beat the scenery and the food BUT the best part of our trip was meeting Carol. Carol owns and rents the condo we stayed in and she is the best travel planner I have ever worked with. From arranging picking us up at the airport, suggesting monuments to visit, to recommending restaurants and setting up a foodie tour and getting us back to the airport - everything was flawless and made our trip the best it could be. Our Acropolis View condo was fabulous. Perfectly clean, comfortable beds, great showers, you can drink the water out of the faucet, the living area was spacious, everything was well appointed. The best part is the beautiful view of the Acropolis from the rooftop porch/deck area. We had dinner there several times and watched the sun set and the Acropolis light up. The location is perfect, walking distance to almost everything and anything you would want to eat or see. I highly recommend this rental property but mostly, if you are going to Greece, get a hold of Carol. :)
A vey nice apartment clean, well furnished...
A vey nice apartment clean, well furnished and the manager Nadia was perfect gave very good service.
A cab station 1 minute away, € 5 to all important destinations.
The AlphaPlus Acropolis Penthouse was perfect for our family stay in Athens
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.
Great property, wonderful management team!
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.
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!)
Clean, roomy & comfortable
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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)