|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The 'STRATIS' is your Home away from Home which gives you the best of two worlds in the center of Athens.
It is entrenched in the heart of the antiquities and shopping, a stone's throw away from many historical archeological finds and still nestled in a quaint location. Just a few minutes walk to many of the major sites: the Acropolis, the 'New' Acropolis Museum', Zeus Olympius Temple, Adrian’s Arch, the Marble Stadium, National Gardens, Plaka, Syntagma Square and so much more! The Metro and Tram are also just minutes away to easily take you to the beaches, waterfront restaurants and other surrounding suburbs.
This deluxe condo is in the quiet neighborhood of “Metz” that offers fresh food markets, bakeries, a pharmacy, video store, parking garage and local restaurants. So the convenience to everywhere is never a question - location is fabulous!
Located on the second floor of a newly constructed six story building, this condo is beautifully decorated with a taste of Classical Greece brought into the 21st Century. With two bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 bath, it comfortably accommodates up to 4 persons.
Whether you are visiting the city, traveling the mainland of Greece or on your way to and from the infamous islands, you will have the luxury of the conveniences of your own home with a washer and dryer, two TVs, DVD player, stereo system and air-conditioning in every room. We also provide WiFi for those who want to stay connected to the rest of the world!
The fully equipped kitchen affords you the option of a quick bite to eat or preparing a full meal before you venture out to the sights and sounds of Athens.
Imagine being able to return home from the day's adventure and relaxing with some feta cheese, Greek olives and a glass of Greek wine before returning to the exciting night life of Athens! The options offered are endless!
The “Stratis” is the perfect alternative to staying in a hotel!
My children, grandchildren and I live in the northeastern part of the United States. Although we have traveled to Greece over the years, having our own home now allows us to visit several times every year. Most of our friends and family still live in our neighborhood. It could not be better!
All of us speak the Greek language and are familiar with Athens and other parts of the country. We would be happy to help where we can to make your trip more pleasurable.
Thank you for considering our Athens home!
Urania Pappas purchased this condo in 2005
'The Stratis' was built in 2005 on the property where our family first immigrated to Athens from other parts of Greece over 100 years ago. Although there were many memories made throughout the decades, we chose to re-build with all the modern conveniences so that our family and friends could enjoy our home for many more years to come.
We are located less than 30 minutes from the airport and the major ferry port, where we are able to leave for day cruises or longer. Public transportation and taxis afford us the luxury of being able to go to the local beaches and mountains for the day. There are also car rental companies within a few blocks when we want to travel through the mainland of Greece.
Our condominium becomes home base so we can visit with family and friends and still vacation. It is truly our 'home away from home'!
We went to Athens during Christmas, 2009, to visit our daughter who is teaching English literature in a local prep school. The condo was great, and the weather cooperated. We had all the amenities we needed and food stores were within walking distance. Marika, the local manager, is a great minister of hospitality as well. This condo should be a serious consideration if you're planning a trip to Athens.
-Bill & Gretchen, Anaheim, CA
My wife and I and another couple who are long term friends spent five nights in this beautiful apartment in May 2012. The accomodations in this condo unit are accurately and fully described in the photos and descriptions provided. The owner was very helpful in arranging the visit and we definitely appreciated the services of the on-site contact Marika who welcomed us on arrival and was always available to answer questions. The location was perfect for out interest in visiting historic Athens -- an easy 10 minute walk to the base of the Acropolis and the Plaka district and an easy metro ride to the Archeological Museum and other sites. In addition, the neighborhood is a welcome place to return to after a busy day, with a very nice local restaurant, bakery and small market. I highly recommend it.
Our family, complete with a 12 and 15 year old, stayed here for 1 week in Aug 2011. This apartment, and Athens in general, is very easy to access from the airport via the Metro/subway. The apartment is very well equipped and in excellent condition. Marika, the on-site manager met us as promised and had some food/drink supplies ready for us which were very much appreciated. The apartment is within walking distance of the major tourist attractions. In addition, the apartment is a very short walk from a tram stop - you can buy tickets at the automatic machines and then hop on for a 30 min ride to many of the beach resorts. The apartment is also very close to a grocery store, fruit/vegetable market, a bakery and a local tavern. We recommend this apartment highly. Urania/Markia - thanks for making our visit to Athens memorable!
Everything about The Stratis met our expectations based on our reasons for choosing this property over any other. The condo is well maintained and accurately represented on the VRBO website. The condo manager is a gracious provider of information and most helpful in all things -- we were welcomed with fruit, chocolates and wine. Our son arrived a few hours earlier than we from Paris and we appreciated him being given access to the condo prior to our arrival. It is ideally located in the centre of Athens on a quiet side street. All the main historical and tourist attractions are within easy walking distance. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to experience Athens. Should we ever return to Athens -- we would want to stay here again.
We have stayed in several short term rental apartments on our travels over the years and we found the Stratis to be the best appointed of all of them. We stayed 8 days and there was not one time that we “wished” we had something -- I cannot say that about any other apartment we have rented. There was bottled water and juice in the fridge as well as some fruit and there was body wash, shampoo, TP and tissues in the bathrooms so that you don’t have to run out to a store right away after a long flight. Much appreciated!!! The location is ideal for exploring the neighborhoods and sights of Athens on foot and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. Booking with Urania prior to our trip was easy and professional and Marika the on site manager was terrific. I highly recommend this property for your homebase in Athens.
We stayed there in July of 2010. We found the location excellent, with easy access to the Plaka and the Acropolis. We were traveling with our two grandchildren and the accommodation was just perfect for our needs. The only criticism is that they were building or renovating the building next to the apartment and this woke us up at 6:45 am each morning. The person who looks after the apartment lives across the alley and is very helpful. Her name is Marika, and she greeted us with a welcome package which included fruit, juice and cheese which was just great when traveling with children. She assisted with providing locations of where to eat and how to get around the city. Marika made our stay most pleasant. Further, she arranged for her husband, Gregory, to drive us to Delphi for a day, she made arrangements for us to take the ferry to Santorini, and booked a cab large enough to get to the ferry when we departed. If you like to walk, the apartment location is just great, and the accommodation is clean and very well organized for travelers. We would recommend it to others. The apartment is a 15 minute walk from the Acropolis, but you are not able to see it from the apartment.
When you come into a city you have never visited before (and maybe even if you have been there once or twice) there is always a bit of anxiety about what to expect and more generally about whether your plans as laid will pan out. However, if you have booked The Stratis at 5 K Neri in Athens, Greece, not to worry. Just relax. This is a beautiful confidence-building apartment (very new as opposed to very old or very middle-aged) and the moment you step in the door you are at home – especially if you come from a luxurious home.
More than that, to further assuage our anxiety as first time visitors to Athens, moments after we arrived, concierge-guardian angel Marika appeared apparition-like from across the narrow street (she lives but a stones’ throw away) to instruct us on the amenities of the apartment and to offer directions to our desires of the moment – butcher, baker and a reasonably priced bar. To supplement Marika’s kind and poignant instruction the managers provide a detailed handbook for the apartment, which we found extremely helpful and would have found it more helpful had we read all of it. Of course for those who do not wish to read when they are on vacation, Marika is always on-call or callable. And, yes, for the benefit of us mono-tongued Americans, she speaks English.
Otherwise the rooms are spacious, (two bedrooms) wonderfully and comfortably arranged and furnished, a modern kitchen and living room area, a-bath-and-a-half, and just short steps beyond the main door an elevator or lift to get the weary walker up or down – though there are those who may prefer to climb the beautiful new Spartan-marble stairway. More than that, the apartment is centrally located in the oldest part of the city – at two or three monuments or sites a day, I suspect it might take more than a week to exhaust the walkable attractions. We climbed the acropolis to the Parthenon, visited Plaka, Hadrian’s Arch and Zeus’ Temple. Moreover, there are good and very good restaurants in the neighborhood, and dozens (hundreds?) of shops and stores. What more is there to say? We stayed a week and were sorry we could not have stayed longer. For the attention given by the landlord to insure our comfort, and the livability of the apartment, the price was very good. For us, The Stratis was our home in Athens. Certainly we shall return. Again, thank you Uriana and Marika.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The primary guest must be 25 years or older. We have a standard rental agreement to be completed at time of booking. Review agreement for detailed payment schedule and cancellation policies.|
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