About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Condominium, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
Want to stay in the heart of the action? Our unique Athens Heritage House is just for you.
Featuring a cool and calming historic center 2-bedroom apartment with a semi-detached garden suite, this property sleeps up to 8 and is ideal for families with small children, or groups of friends who want to be close to it all.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
When it comes to sightseeing, this is as central as it gets. With the city’s famous archaeological park just a block away – home to the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and Keramikos Cemetery – you couldn’t be better placed.
The charming pedestrian streets are a walker's delight. With history all around, you can trace the footsteps of ancient scholars and explore thousands of years of culture without needing a car.
To satisfy more modern tastes, you’re close to the live music venues of bohemian Psirri and Gazi, surrounding the old Athens gasworks, where former warehouses are now home to hipster bars, nightclubs, and galleries.
There are plenty of restaurants, tavernas, bakeries, and tourist shops around. Yet the Athens Heritage House, in the middle of it all, feels secluded and just a bit magical. As you sip your morning coffee or evening’s ouzo in the garden, you’ll forget you’re in the dead center of Athens.
3 BEDROOMS / 2.5 BATHROOMS
Two bedrooms are located in the main house; one with a Queen bed and the second with two twins, making the Heritage House ideal for families traveling with children. If only a couple is staying, the doors between the two bedrooms can be opened to create a spacious suite.
There is a powder room (WC/half bath, no shower) adjacent to the bedrooms. The full-sized bathroom, just off the living room, features a glass enclosed walk-in shower and separate, characterful antique clawfoot tub – imagine unwinding here in the bubbles with organic Greek bath products and a glass of local wine after a busy day of sightseeing.
A doorway from the living area leads to a glass covered shady patio for access to our Garden Studio. This semi detached studio - the third bedroom, has a cozy Queen bed and full bath with shower. The perfect hideaway for parents of teens, sandwich generation couples traveling with mom and dad and the kids.
As with our other Greek Vacation Rentals, you can count on the convenience of an eat-in kitchen with modern appliances and seating for 6, plus that rare Athens find - a full-sized washing machine and dryer.
The vibe here is charming and traditional, with polished wood and tile floors, high ceilings, and pops of color in the jewel-tone linens. Throw open the door and welcome the cool breeze from your private garden patio (a blessing during a hot Greek summer).
If you need help planning your time in Athens, inquire about our expert concierge services, private catering, or city tour guide.
For those with a hunger for authentic Greek food, ask us about booking a Fabulous Foodie Tour in nearby Athens Central Market, featuring plenty of tasty treats and finishing at a secret local lunch spot!
You really can’t get much closer to the Acropolis than this. So if your family or group craves convenience, comfort, and close proximity to the city’s best sites, look no further than our Athens Heritage House.
Carole Heiman Kezios
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 Condo 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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Perfect place to stay in Athens!
The house was beautiful and our hosts were very helpful. The home close to the sites you are going to want to see. It is air-conditioned and has everything you need to make you feel at home. I wish we would have had a couple of extra days to stay!
Excellent apartment in great location
Though VRBO calls this "Plaka," this apartment is not in Plaka, but a 20-minute walk from there. Nonetheless its location is brilliant, on a quiet side street within walking distance to all the great sights. It's well-equipped, lots of room, A/C (though you never need it because the walls are so thick), the patio gives great fresh air, 3 WCs, fast internet, a telephone -- and a lovely welcome basket with enough snacks to tie you over until you get to the grocery, which is also very close. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat the next time we go to Athens. The only drawback was that the studio on the far side of the patio smelled a bit musty. Everything else was perfection, including great service from the local caretaker, tons of recommendations of where to go, and immediate response to any questions. Highly recommended.
Great location, apartment, and people
The apartment is conveniently located, walking distance to most of the important sites to visit, wonderful restaurants, and groceries. The space comfortably accommodated our group of seven. The apartment is well equipped and clean. The people in Athens will work to help you with any problems and make you feel like a welcome guest. It was everything we hoped. We would gladly stay here again if we return to Athens.
The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, Keramikos Ancient Cemetery, Gazi Psirri nightlife and art galleries. The historic center, the Plaka, and Monasteraki Flea Market, the Archeological Park. Foodie tours, Day trips to Delphi, Ancient Corinth Epidaurus. Theater at the the Herodion under the Acropolis. The New Acropolis Museum. Sunset trips down to the Temple of Poseidon. Private guided tours.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Required Fees * Extra Guest: $25.00 (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 & Ancient Agora Walking Tour Half Day: $250.00 (Other) * Private Historic Center Full Day Walking Tour, includes Acropolis, Agora, Museum & More - Full Day: $350.00 (Other) * Taste of Athens Fabulous Foodie Tour, private, includes breakfast & sit down lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person) * Private Delphi & Beyond Full Day trip into the mountains of Greece: $450.00 (Other) * Journey into the Greek countryside, includes Nafplion, Epidaurus, Corinth & more Private Faull Day trip: $450.00 (Other) * Private Full Day Historic Center & City Tour - From Hill to Hill, Includes Acropolis & Ancient Agora,: $550.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay) * Private Wine roads of Greece full day excursion: $450.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)