Carole Heiman-Kezios

Speaks greek, english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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ACROPOLIS ALPHA

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No.1 Rated Athens Condos, Best Beds, Free Int'l Calls, Wifi, Wash/dry & More!

Now you can have the best of both worlds in central Athens. The convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites and a home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle. yet just 15 minutes by foot from the Acropolis.

Perfect for your short stop in Athens or a longer sojourn. Light, bright and airy, this contemporary furnished 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms with 2, 3 & 4 full baths feature large verandas, balconies & terraces, American style kitchens and open living rooms where you can enjoy your morning coffee away from the noise of the city.

Our bedrooms feature imported American Sealy beds & silky soft bed linens. Enjoy an ouzo on the veranda or the roof terrace, overlooking the Acropolis, or Lykavittos and the mountains. Just returning from the islands? Feel free to use our washer and dryer to wash away the salt before you head off to explore the sites & museums of historical Athens.

Please note that our rates are based on the number of guests. The rates shown here may not be accurate for your size group. Please inquire as rates for 5-12 guests will be higher.

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Details for Acropolis Alpha 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 3 Bathrooms

Spacious and bright Acropolis view 3 bedroom, 3 bath
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
My family of 8 adults were absolutely in awe with Alpha A and B. We had the top two floors of the building and were amazed at the facilities. Everything was spotless, the beds were very comfortable and the view of the Acropolis and Mt Lycebettus (sp???)

were stunning. Carol was the perfect host/owner and her suggestions were well received and on the mark (where to shop, eat, bus routes etc). Our driver, Nick really made the 8 days a vacation to remember. He was very knowledgeable about Greece and its history and was willing to go the extra mile to make our stay special. Our visit to Carol's favorite restaurant (O Kosta's) was a real treat and the food was fabulous. We all loved the neighborhood---no tourists to speak of---just your everyday Greek. We felt as if we were locals. It was great to shop where locals shopped and ate,and felt as if we belonged. The people were most accommodating, pleasant and easy to communicate with. Without any doubt we would gladly return to Greece and be excited to stay in the same place again. Everyone treated us well and we loved the atmosphere and flavor of Athens. Thanks to all her made this a most memorable vacation. Yasou!!



**this review was first posted on the HomeAway Connect Guestbook which HomeAway discontinued in January 2014**
Mar 2013
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Carole Heiman-Kezios

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Who would have thought when I boarded a plane for Greece more than 20 years ago, planning on backpacking through the mountains and then heading north through then Yugoslavia I'd end up making Greece my second home?

But here I am, 20 something years later, running a fabulous Greek vacation rental business with historic homes & penthouses in Athens and traditional Cycladic homes on the island of Tinos, planning Greek travel itineraries and leading small group tours around my adopted homeland and loving the life that I am lucky enough to be living. Of course I did pick up an equally crazy, workaholic Greek husband along the way, as well as a stray Greek animal or two!

Carole Heiman-Kezios purchased this apartment in 2003

Although I traveled around Greece for many years, after Basil and I married we started spending more time in Athens - usually staying with his mother. But I wanted a little pied a terre to call my own, and while spending a few months alone in Athens studying Greek I came to know the Pagrati Mets area, which I fell in love with. It's the perfect Athens neighborhood, full of squares (platieas), friendly locals, an outdoor farmers market three times a week - all within walking distance of the historic center and the best museums in Athens!

When Basil and I started looking for a place to call our own in Athens, I'd lived and rented enough Athens apartments to have some ground rules:

1. It must be walking distance (no more than 10 -20 min) to the Acropolis, Syntagma, Kolonaki & the museums.

2. It must have outdoor living space.

3. It must have a view that screams ATHENS. Of course an Acropolis view was first on my list, but the beautiful Cycladic St George church atop Lykavittos Hill is very beautiful as well - so either would do (and both would be smashing!)

4. Not many Americans know about the 'fotagogo' or air shaft that runs through most Athens apartment buildings. It is designed to air out the bathroom and/or kitchen, but also means that you have an early morning symphony from all of the units in your building ... not something I was willing to get used to (I guess I'm a bit of a spoiled American girl deep down)

5. Acceptable paper disposal after use. Yes, more of my spoiled nature came out when I started living 'local' in Athens and discovered that little sign in the bathroom: PLEASE DO NOT THROW PAPER IN THE TOILET (sometimes translated as: Please do not throw paper AT the toilet ....) Regardless, I needed to be able to flush my used paper ... and so, all of our homes offer the unique benefit of being able to flush it down!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Acropolis Alpha
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Acropolis Alpha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135074
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5
We loved the apartment. It was better than we expected. Our family of 6 had PLENTY of room.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acropolis Alpha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135074
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Fantastic apartments. very clean and modern.

  • 5 of 5
Apartments were fantastic and had plenty of room for our group of 10. It was very nice to go out for the day and return to the apartments to relax and unwind and sit out on the balcony or terrace with a glass of wine. The apartment was exactly as described and very clean upon our arrival. Carole provided the ultimate in customer service and made sure our stay was memorable. She arranged tours and recommended restaurants which were bang on and delicious. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for fantastic accommodations in Athens.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acropolis Alpha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135074
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Yamas... enjoying teh greek lifestyle

  • 5 of 5
The apartments were booked for a business trip. All large, luxurious apartments. Very comfortable beds and bedding. Great bathrooms with high-end toiletries (Korres) offered complimentary. The kitchen was properly equipped so relaxing meals could be prepared and enjoyed. The terraces offered great views of the city. The location was perfect. Walk to tram stop in less than 5 minutes and walk to metro in less than 15 minutes. Grocery stores, restaurants and bars were all nearby.

As we were a large group we stayed this apartment and other apartments by this owner throughout the months December, January, and February. Our group was international and found the caliber of the accommodations were fantastic.

The apartments were like a home-away-from-home-- suitable for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or even a business trip.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience in our homes, Deepa. We're always pleased to hear from our guests and glad that we could share our homes with you. I hope that you'll have a chance to return, perhaps next time not for work, but for a romantic getaway :-)
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Acropolis Alpha
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135074
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Fantastic Apartment in Athens

  • 5 of 5
Had a fantastic stay in the Acropolis View Alpha apartment which lived up to it's name. Fantastic views of the Acropolis and Likavitos both from the balcony outside our apartment and from the lovely roof terrace equipped with sun lounges, table, chairs and BBQ.

There was a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, computer and free local telephone calls. There are enough supplies in the very generous welcome basket and cupboards to get you through until you can get to the supermarket just up the road. Carole and Basil provide a valuable set of instructions, directions and recommendations which make finding your way around the maze of streets in Athens easier. We ate at one of their local restaurant recommendations - O Kostas, on the first night and had one of the best meals of our stay.

Everything in the apartment worked well, the beds were comfortable, the apartment was very clean and we enjoyed staying a little out of the centre in one of the suburbs of Athens. We felt like locals. Lots of great shopping (especially shoes) in the surrounding streets without the high prices of the more upmarket shopping areas. We caught the tail end of the summer sales so many bargains were snapped up.

We found the walk to Syntagma took longer than suggested - around 30 mins brisk walking, but we may not have gone by the most direct route. The only real difficulty we had was leaving the apartment to visit the sights!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Eleftherios Venizelos
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Pireaus
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Evangelismos Metro
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Immittou Ring
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Falero
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
An entire cafe lined boulevard awaits you
Nearest Ski
275 Kilometres
Parnassus
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Glyfada
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
All our favorite local tavernas
Car: not necessary

Downtown, central Athens - In the heart of everything, walk to all the sites. A few minutes walk to the metro or trolley, the National Gardens, Acropolis, Parthenon, the Plaka, Syntagma Square. Coming for a conference or convention? We are an excellent alternative to a hotel and convenient to the Hilton, the Caravel, the University (Panepistimopouli) and the tram to Faliro (Peace and Friendship Stadium).

Other Activities: Archeology, city walking tours, strolling in the national gardens, museums

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Central Athens Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Yearound
Mar 2 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
€300
From
€300
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€225
€1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
€275
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
Halcyon Days
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
From
€250
Thu,Fri,Sat
€1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Yearound
Mar 1 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
From
€300
Thu,Fri,Sat
€2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€300
From
€325
Thu,Fri,Sat
€2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping €50
Notes Rates quoted are for 4 people based upon 7 night bookings. Shorter stays may be higher and no discounts are available during Christmas and Easter and certain special events. We have a 250 euro cancellation fee for cancellations up to 61 days from arrival and no refunds within 60 days of arrival policy, and we really VERY strongly encourage trip cancellation insurance.
A reservation deposit of 500 euro holds your dates with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

Rates quoted are for 4 people based upon 7 night bookings. Add 25e/per additional guest (children included). Shorter stays may be higher and no discounts are available during Christmas and Easter and certain special events.

WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS.
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Amenities

Amenities

Central Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Spahydromassage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spahydromassage
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Spahydromassage
  • We are amongst the only downtown Athens homes with multiple bathrooms in our properties.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Fireplace Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lock-off studio - 1 twin/ single , 1 queen , Alpha can be booked as a 2 bdrm or as a 3 bdrm AlphaPlus
  • Our most popular penthouse - this is the 'wow' one. This is a great alternative to hotels, with one triple and one quad room everyone sleeps in the bedrooms, there are 3 full bathrooms, and the living room looks out across the entire city, with the Acropolis stage left and Lykavittos stage right.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Airport and port transfers, indoor parking and private guide service available (fee). In addition to providing you with everything you need to have a comfortable stay in our home, we can arrange for a number of special bonuses including in house private cooking lessons, in restaurant private cooking lessons, wine tastings, food tours, mountain hiking and biking, off the beaten path Athens tours including Art in Athens and Athens Gallery Hopping. Of course if you would like a more traditional tour, either a day trip to Ancient Corinth or Delphi or a walkabout on the Acropolis, we can set you up with experienced, thoughtful, English speaking guides with a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences. And if you are heading to the Cycladic islands, ask about our fabulous homes in Tinos, just 15 minutes from Mykonos but a world away. Our homes there have fabulous views and swimming pools. Think of us as your friends and family in Athens!
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