Carole Heiman-Kezios

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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ACROPOLIS BETA

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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 Beta 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 2 Bathrooms

3 bedroom, 2 bath
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
This apartment was well centered as we could walk almost anywhere. The apartment was very clean and well appointed with all the necessities and then some! Carole has outdone herself with helps and recommendations -and she took care of all the drivers and tours. It was like our very own concierge in Greece!

Thank you Carole for your hospitality!
Dec 2011
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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 condo 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!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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5
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Acropolis Beta
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Acropolis Beta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135075
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS VIEW BETA WERE FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5
After a long absence from Greece, I didn’t know what I to expect, especially with the economic crisis putting a squeeze on the Greek people. As a mother of two young children, I worried in particular about staying in Athens. Would it be safe? To my surprise and delight, Athens was as I remembered and even better. The people were warm, helpful, and hospitable.
The six of us, (4 adults and two children) stayed 3 nights in the Acropolis View Beta Penthouse. The penthouse was clean, spacious, and modern. Carole has thoughtfully equipped it with all the comforts of home (WiFi, air-conditioning, fully stocked kitchen, even a flat iron!). The beds were so comfortable too. It has also several verandas in the unit, but the most amazing one is the roof top veranda that wraps around with spectacular views of the Acropolis and Lykavittos hill. We sat up there every night with a bottle of wine, enjoying the illuminated views of Athens at night. Awe-inspiring!
The location of the Beta Penthouse was within walking to all the major sites in Athens, which is a huge plus in my book. Athens is a wonderful place for walking, taking in the local ambience. Be sure to visit the New Acropolis Museum!
I loved dealing with Carole, the owner, who I found to be helpful, professional, and very kind. In her literature, Carole suggested we visit the farmer’s market “laiki” on Tuesday. What a treat and a sight for our eyes. The vegetables and fruits were aromatic, fresh, and tasted so delicious – not like what we get here in the Los Angeles, and for much less money.
Many thanks to Carole for a wonderful stay in Athens and we look forward to our next stay there. I highly recommend this penthouse!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your stay - it is especially nice to hear from a mom regarding the issue of safety in Athens and as someone who knew the Athens of yesteryear, it's great to know that you found it better than ever!
I'm looking forward to your eventual return - and sharing a glass of wine on the terrace with you!
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Acropolis Beta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135075
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

WE LOVED ATHENS - THANKS TO CAROLE!

  • 5 of 5
This review is for the new apartment, Acropolis View L, where we stayed from May 26 to 30, 2013. The apartment is very spacious, clean, modern, and comfortable. The view is magnificent: the Acropolis and Aegean Sea are right in front of you if you walk out to the enormous veranda that wraps around the apartment. Carole is an invaluable hostess. Meeting her was worth the trip. Our plans had changed due to a family emergency and we arrived to Athens without any idea where we are going to go and what to see. On our arrival Carole spent almost 2 hours with us planning every detail of our stay. She immediately arranged for a driver and a guide, worked out a detailed walk around Athens and had tons of recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants. People she works with - driver Nick, housekeeper Nadia, guide Mariza - are highly professional and knowledgeable. We are especially grateful to Nick who took us on a day trip to Delphi and another one to Argolith and also from and to the airport. Nick is very tactful, sincere, modest, and fun to be around. Athens will forever stay in our memory as a hospitable and friendly city because of Carole and the people we met thanks to her. THANK YOU, CAROLE!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acropolis Beta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135075
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Saudi Arabia
5

AMAIZING VICATION

  • 5 of 5
It was one of the best rental house we ever got we feel like we were in our home
Every detail around us in the apartment is unique, also we feel ourselves safe and happy and a very welcomed guests.
Every thing we need we found it in the apartment. Mrs. Carol do her best to make every thing easy to us.
Even we are a large family every one have got what he want, every one have found something special for him.
The apartment furniture is amazing and modern.
In short it is the best place for any one want to spend fantastic vacation in Greece.
Thank you very much for Carol and Basil
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acropolis Beta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135075
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Acropolis View Penthouse Apartment during the week of Thanksgiving 2011. All the reviews are accurate. Carole and Basil thought of everything possible to make our stay comfortable. I stayed in the apartment with two of my teenage children, my husband and mother. The apartment exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect for us. We walked to the Acropolis, Plaka, the New Acropolis Museum and Lycabettus Hill. Since we enjoy walking and the weather was pleasant, we had no problem walking to the sites. There is transportation available for those who need it.

We also enjoyed the immediate neighborhood. There is an extensive street market on the streets behind the apartment on Tuesdays. Everything is available- food, clothes, jewelry, etc. We walked through blocks of tables lined with all sorts of merchandise. There are grocery stores, a pharmacy, a cheese shop and other stores just steps from the apartment. Every restaurant we went to was fabulous. In the apartment and on their private online guest book, Carole provides numerous suggestions for dining in the area as well as sightseeing tips. If you have the opportunity to visit Athens, stay in the Acropolis View Penthouse Apartment or one of the other rentals. We actually originally rented the Athens First Luxury Duplex, but we were upgraded to the Acropolis View. When I return to Athens, I will definitely stay in one of Carole’s rental apartments.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, Leslie and for trusting us to provide you and your family a home away from home in Athens. Basil and I are always happy to hear "when I return to Athens ...." from our guests, since that means we've successfully shared our love of Greece with you!
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Acropolis Beta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908?uni_id=1135075
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Washington, DC
5

FANTASTIC VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just spent five nights in the Acropolis Beta and it is just a fantastic apartment! HIGHLY HIGHLY endorse this is you want a comfortable and lovely place to stay in Athens. Our vacation was so easy and fun because we had a great place to relax, have dinner and drinks on the terrace every night, watch the Acropolis as the sunset--the works. The apartment is full of every convenience we have in the States, and it's in the heart of a cute Athens neighborhood. The owner supplies all kinds of information on where to eat and what to see--and she was fabulous about providing recommendations and answering all our questions. One of the best vacations our family has ever had! Thanks Carole!!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kimberly!
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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

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Central Athens Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Summer
Mar 2 2014 - Nov 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€250
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€195
€1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
€225
€1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Halcyon Days
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€195
€1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Yearound
Mar 1 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€250
Thu,Fri,Sat
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€260
Thu,Fri,Sat
€1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Free €50.00
We require a 500 euro reservation deposit and the balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
We have a 60 day no refunds cancellation policy and we strongly encourage guests to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
Note that we do require a major credit card on file for every guest booking with us as we do not take a cash security or damage deposit.
Notes Rates are based on 4 guests for a 7 night stay, please add 50 euro per night for each additional guest up to 6, and 25 euro for each guest after 6 guests. Rates include all taxes but not a one time 50 euro housekeeping fee.
Bookings confirming upon receipt of 500 euro reservation deposit, balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Central Athens Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo (terraced)
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • fax
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Elevator
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Spahydromassage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spahydromassage
  • No waiting in line in the morning. All of our homes have multiple full bathrooms!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Up to 8 guests can sleep in the bedrooms, so this is a great option for groups with children who prefer to leave the living room open for relaxing. We can provide a crib for one baby as well as a high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Our homes are, and always have been, 100% smoke free. Indoor parking, daily maid service, private chef, private guide, airport and port transfer all available, inquire for fees. Interested in Greek cooking, we can arrange for an in house cooking class or a private cooking class with a local chef.
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