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3 Bd 3 BA, Views, Family & Couple Friendly, Walk to Sites, Shops, Dining, Cafes

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

Overview

About the property

Walk to Acropolis, Plaka, Ideal for 3 couples, family groups, sleeps 6 - 18

Book our Acropolis View Alpha Plus for your stay in Athens!

This custom designed family vacation rental sleeps up to 12 guests - 10 in real beds in the bedrooms, but can accommodate 2 more on the sofa sleeper in the spacious open floor plan living room

***Combine with Acropolis View Beta for our one of a kind duplex Acropolis Sky Villa!***

Three spacious bedrooms with American imported Sealy Posturepedic mattresses & high thread count silk soft bedding.

Three full bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi), all with hydromassage spa style walk in showers.

Fluffy soft oversize bath towels, plenty for everyone in your group.

Fully furnished and stocked American style kitchen with dishwasher and gas BBQ grill

More Details

Property Manager
Greek Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

3 Bd 3 BA, Views, Family & Couple Friendly, Walk to Sites, Shops, Dining, Cafes
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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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Clean & welcoming but the sleeping arrangements were very tight.

  • 3 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay and it was nice to have a washer/dryer available. Both the owner and our greeter were very friendly and nice to work with. The sleeping arrangements were very tight and we were disappointed that the advertised beautiful patio overlooking Athens was connected to the bedroom on the second floor. Our group did not get to use it as much as we would have liked because of the narrow stairs to get to the second floor and also because family members were sleeping in that bedroom. Also, with 11 of us, the hot water ran out fast and the additional water heater was not able to keep up with the demand. Our last night and morning there was no hot water. Overall, we felt that the place was a bit overpriced.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Home

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated this clean, modern and well-equipped apartment. It was spacious, with a lower balcony and upper terrace. The owner was very accommodating with our arrival and departure times, as well as arranging airport transfers. The apartment is located on a main road that has plenty of amenities nearby, and the traffic noise was not a problem due to insulated glass doors and windows. Please note that since the apartment is facing west, the balcony and terrace can get quite warm in the summer afternoons. Our only suggestion to the owner is that she post washing machine instructions in English, as we could not figure out how to use it due to the Greek labels.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us! While Athens can be warm in the summer, our home is fully air conditioned for those who want to stay cool, and the sliding sun shields provide a nice buffer against the late afternoon sun as well. I so appreciate the reminder about translating the washer and dryer instructions. We replaced the machine a bit prior to your stay and missed getting the labeling done - we've got that in place now though!
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5

Perfect location opposite shops

  • 5 of 5

The appartment has a scenic roofterrace.

Beds are very comfortable for all ages.

I have been there with friends and we loved the stay.

We had a great email contact to arrange a welcome basket with some drinks.

Petra.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!)

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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 Fabulous Taste of Greece Foodie Tour, includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Private Ancient Corinth Tour Half Day: $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)
    * Semi private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $170.00 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $1700.00 (Other)
    * Private Acropolis, Museum & City Tour - Full Day with Driver: $450.00 (Other)

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