I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy your stay here in the area of central Athens known as Panormou-Ambelokipi. Although the Metro (subway which is only a 2 minute walk away) can get you to Syndagma Square in the Historical Center in less than 6 minutes (just 4 stops away) why not walk? ... Syndagma Square is only 1300 meters away (that's actually 0.8 of a mile!)
Now you are probably wondering... where and what exactly IS this Panormou area? The Panormou residential district in Ambelokipi actually holds the charm of a typical Athenian neighbourhood, where you can experience the real Athenian culture. In older times it used to have vine gardens, that's why the name Ambelokipi (ambeli in Greek means vine). On sight are traditional outdoor cafes and restaurants, night clubs and pubs, Greek style tavernas featuring delicious Greek cuisine and the famous Greek souvlaki, churches, bus stops, metro stations (airport line), the famous Athens Music Hall, the American Embassy, an open air street flea and fruit market (every Saturday morning)- and other stores and shops typical of the Athens center environment. Big and handy supermarkets are also nearby within walking distance, as well as traditional bakeries, butcher shops, pastry shops etc. Popular home delivery services are also available. The area is safe and quiet, a nice hideaway in the centre of Athens.
This 1 bedroom brand new apartment sleeps up to 6 people comfortably, but if you are a big family or you want to travel with friends why not also rent our other 2 bedroom apartment in the same family building (listing #184876) that sleeps up to 8 people and have a wonderful time all together? The 1 bedroom apartment is located on the first floor of our family owned apartment building. This way.. you are assured that curious neighbours won't be asking you any strange questions and that your privacy is strictly ensured. Complete with WiFi, Washer, Dryer, sheets, towels and even fresh coffee, you are sure to feel more than at home in this spacious home, as well as relaxed! The Metro Station (a quick 2 minute walk away) is available to get you down town into the heart of the Historical Center within minutes... unless you choose to walk.
Your sleep won't be interrupted by the usual noise of Athens City as we are located on a small side street with very little traffic. This way you'll be refreshed while exploring Athens as well as the variety of restaurants, shops, and scenic venues Panormou Square offers.
Our apartment also features an alarm system, CCTV front door buzzer, central heating with autonomy, electric shutters, new furniture throughout, top security entrance door, brand new air-conditioners.
A mobile phone is available upon request.... and of course, you'll have free wi-fi internet access available 24 hours a day.
***LEARN GREEK IN GREECE***
Since you probably know and adhere to the old saying 'IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME!' ... well, we can fix that! Along with your reservation with our apartment we offer FREE GREEK LESSONS from Eleni, a professor of the English Language at the University of Athens (as well as the owner of this apartment) !!! This way you'll learn the basics of this beautiful and ancient language and will coherently know how to ask for your glass of Ouzo at a tavern, for the bill at a restaurant and one of the most important questions... 'Where's the bathroom?' ... you'll leave Greece almost a native! (The free Greek lessons which Eleni offers to her guests are arranged upon your arrival and subject to her availabilty)
-APARTMENT GENERAL INFORMATION-
The apartment is located in a 6 story, (privately owned) apartment building. Construction of the building was completed in January 2008. On each floor of this apartment building is only one apartment, therefore ensuring your complete privacy. There is a marble tiled elevator available for your use. The apartment features a security entrance door, brand new facilities, furniture, WiFi, Washer/dryer, security alarm system, electric shutters and top grade air conditioning to ensure you are cool during the hot summer Greek nights.
Self-catering: kitchen utensils, microwave oven,toaster,coffee maker, crockery, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, linens and paper-ware are provided for your use.
-LIVING AND DINING AREAS-
Air conditioned, open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen.
- Dining Room: Wooden dining table which seats 6 comfortably; Joins living area in open, airy spaciousness
- Living Room : Large Sofa that converts to two beds and coffee tables, open to kitchen and front small balcony, big sliding doors open to the front balcony, that overlooks the quiet road. TV, DVD, stereo hi-fi system, woollen hand-made carpets.
-BEDROOM AND BATHROOM-
-Bedroom: Air conditioner, 1 Queen size bed, vast closet space, opens up to private garden-patio with awning and table that sits 6 people, bedside tables, dressing-table, mirror, TV, DVD player, wollen handmade carpet.
-Bathroom: Modern, top quality facilities, ceramic tile floors and walls, modern vanity sink and furniture for your convenience, large tub and shower, light and airy.Washing machine and dryer - washing powder provided.
Brand new built in refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, dinnerware, pots, pans, silverware and easy access to adjoining dining area.
2 Guests in bedroom on a queen sized bed.
2 Guests on convertible double sofa bed in living room
2 Guests on single fold-away beds in living room
Baby cot available
Keywords: In family owned apartment block
Eleni, Professor of the English Language.
I was born and grew up in this very location.I have seen it change through the years from a local old Athenian neighbourhood with berry trees and vines in the house gardens to a big city's central area with high apartment buildings. But the aroma of the typical Athenian neighbourhood still lingers in the air and the weekly open air fruit market reminds me of this. I left for a few years to study English in the States (Maryland)but I felt so homesick that I came back. My family and I live in the same building, so I will be here to help you with anything you might need.
I love reading, especially English and American fiction, writing, meeting and talking to people. Last but not least I love my dog, Rallou, and our walks on a nearby mountain.
The area of Panormou lets you truly experience the real Athenian daily and night life... as well as explore the antiquities this wonderful city hosts in ease.
My favourite 'activity' aside the antiquities, is the Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Each weekend, along the square, the local produce people set up stalls and offer a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables for sale. It really makes for a great photo opportunity as well as a chance to sample the famed rich flavors of Greek produce. Other sellers join the market selling a myriad of wares... everything from designer 'knock-off' underwear to exotic gauze dresses and silver jewellery. It's really a neat experience… as well as a great fun.. especially if you like a bargain... and to bargain!
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