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Great, clean apartment wirhin walking distance to public transportation and just a short distance from the Acropolis. Nea Smyrni’s town center with good restaurants,coffee houses and night life also a short walk. Sakis was a wonderful host and we will definitely return!
This is a large comfortable flat/apartment on the fourth floor that is loaded with all of the extras to make your stay in Athens worry-free. While the apartment is a little farther out from the center, it is easy to get to/from the center for an 8-10 euro taxi ride. This apartment is located in a very safe and family-friendly neighborhood. The first evening we were there, I walked one block to a Bio supermarket. While a few of the employees only spoke greek, there were enough employees who spoke english to help us find what we needed for dinner. Yes, the flat has all of the kitchen appliances and utensils necessary to cook a meal. And then we sat out on the balcony eating and watching the children playing across the street in the park. Two streets further down is a large square with bakeries, bars, cafes and shops. If you go one street further down and back one block to your left, there is a 24 hour market that has everything you could want-food, wine, sundries, etc. This is more for the locals, so only one employee spoke english, but again, it was easy to find what I needed.
When we arrived, we were met by Vivian who explained everything about the flat. She was gracious and very helpful answering our questions about where to go and what to see. She was also available to us by text throughout our stay-a real plus.
The flat is accessed by either stairs or a very small elevator. Think one person and a suitcase or two people and a purse. But it worked fine for our needs. The flat is very clean and well decorated. It is ideal for a couple or two couples traveling together. Children are fine, but I would say this flat would be better for older children-just my opinion. This flat also has a washer/dryer and drying racks, so we were able to do our laundry while relaxing in the apartment.
The flat is also a 12-15 euro drive to Piraeus. Well worth the trip, and if you are not on a tight budget let me suggest Zorbas restaurant where you can eat seated right next to the Gulf of Corinth. The food and service was exquisite. If you need a reliable driver, contact Minas at 30-697-411-9027. Very professional and he was the one who recommended Zorbas.
All-in-all, this was a great place to relax and unwind before we had to head back across the pond. I would recommend this flat and we would definitely book it again without hesitation.