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•Very central location, heart of historic center of Athens
•19th century traditional house
•Decorated with unique items from different periods of Athens
•Pedestrian, quiet street
•Beautiful, safe neighborhood, home to artists, actors, writers, architects
•Ideal location to discover Athens on foot
•Easy public transport access to most areas of Athens (metro, tram, trolley, bus)
•Free wi-fi internet
This is a fully equipped one bedroom apartment, recently renovated in a lovely, independent 19th century two-storey house – one of the few of its kind in the center of Athens.
The 67 720 sq.ft flat is on the UPPER floor of the house and can accommodate 2-4 persons. It consists of one bedroom (brand new mattress), a living room with a double sofa-bed (120X196cm), a dining room,a fully equipped kitchen, a corridor and a bathroom.
The apartment is decorated with unique items from different periods of Athens and consitutes a strong reminiscent of the city's romantic and neoclassical movements of the early 19th century.
Located on a delightful, shady pedestrian street, you will enjoy unique peace and quiet, away from the noise of the bustling city. Although you are in the very heart of Athens you could swear you’re in a village!
The house’s traditional architecture, with its thick stone walls, provides a natural shelter from extreme temperatures both in summer and winter –plus there is state of the art air-conditioning, 24/7 instant-on warm water and independent heating. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi internet, TV, dvd /cd player and more.
The historic district of Mets lies to the east of the Acropolis, opposite the Zappeion Gardens, just south of the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.Unique for its delightful old Athenian houses dating from the 19th century, Mets is renowned for its many pedestrian streets, gardens and parks surrounding it. Right in the heart of Athens, this quiet and extremely safe residential district is home to many Greek artists, actors and writers.
Streets are shaded by flowering trees, lined with neoclassical houses, and filled with the scent of jasmine and bougainvillea: Mets is a taste of old Athens, full of pre-World War II houses with tiled roofs and charming courtyards. It's one of the most beautiful neighborhoods to explore in the city, with excellent dining and nightlife options, from trendy bars with stunning views to the Acropolis to one of Europe’s finest jazz clubs.
As your hosts, we aim to provide you not only with a top quality stay, but also with all the information and assistance you need before and during your travel to understand contemporary Greece and truly enjoy a hassle-free holiday.
Being seasoned travelers ourselves, we know first-hand what one needs to feel at home and make the most of their stay in a foreign land.
We’ll be more than happy to share our best tips, from restaurants to trendy bars and great shops, to less know but worthy sights.
In addition we can arrange for private transfers and tours in Athens and beyond – don’t miss the unique food tour for an ‘off-the–eaten track’ acquaintance with Athens!
The house is ideally located to experience Athens on foot – you can drop by the house for a short rest, to drop your shopping bags or have a quick lunch before continuing with your day. Athens’ most important sights and landmarks are within walking reach:
•Zappeion / National Gardens 5 mins
•Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) 5 mins
•Temple of Olympian Zeus 6 mins
•Acropolis Museum 10 mins
•Plaka 12 mins
•Syntagma (Parliament) square & metro station 15 mins
•Acropolis 20 mins
ACCESS & PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Transportation and access is easy to/from the Airport and Piraeus harbor either by car/taxi or by public transport:
Athens International Airport
35 mins drive by car/taxi
55 mins with Public transport (tram & metro)
Piraeus Harbo20 mins drive by car/tax35-40 mins with public transport
NEAREST PUBLIC TRANSPORT STATIONS
Metro: Nearest station (ACROPOLIS) is 10 mins walk. SYNTAGMA, the main metro station of Athens, is 15 mins away.
Tram: Nearest stop (ZAPPEIO) is 4 mins from the house
Trolley Bus & Bus: Nearest stop (KOLIMBITIRIO) is 2 mins from the house
•We speak fluent English and French, good Spanish and understand some Germ
A lovely neighborhood of artists, architects and journalists, one of the safest in Athens, with beautiful pedestrian streets and traditional houses.
The house is ideally located at walking distance from most major sites and at the same time a haven from the noise of the busy Athenian capital.
We are happy to host late arrivals (after 22.00) , but in order to do so we will need you to book a private transfer.
A trusted driver will wait for you at the arrivals hall with your name on a sign. The price for the transfer is 40 euros (until 23.00) or 54 euros (23.00-06.00) and it will be arranged upon the booking.
Upon arrival we will ask for your passport or ID
- We will send you check in information when you book. We need to know your exact arrival time AT LEAST 24h in advance to be there and welcome you. If you don't provide it you will need to contact us when you arrive and come to get the keys from us by taxi, as we live far.
- If for any reason your arrival is delayed (flight/ship cancelled, delayed, other) we need to know at least one hour before scheduled arrival time otherwise we will not be at the house and you will need to come by taxi and get the keys from us.
-We want you to feel as much at home as possible and have a memorable and enjoyable stay in Athens. However, here a a few basic housekeeping rules to remember:
- No drugs, no guns.
- No extra overnight guests unless notified in advance.
- Smoking is allowed in the courtyard but not in the apartment.
- Family and gay friendly.
- Pets welcome.
-Always lock the gate door, when inside the house and when going out. This is your security. Also, don't leave valuables in the house, as we cannot bear any responsibility for their loss.
- Respect common quiet hours between (phone number hidden) (siesta time!) and after 23:00 -these are defined by law and valid throughout Greece.
- Respect the property and the furnishings - there is no safety deposit so please treat the apartment as if it were your own home so that the following guests enjoy their stay as much as you.
Thank you and enjoy exciting Athens!
Tina & Elissavet
Il tuo Host
Hi there! We are two friends who have travelled extensively around the world. We love discovering new places and new cultures and our own city never ceases to surprise us... It will be a pleasure to help you discover a different Athens and get a true understanding of what this city is really about, just as we have done with numerous friends and collegues from abroad over the years.