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A Penthouse in Athens with Heated Pool & Acropolis View

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,852 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to AURA - Acropolis Unique Residence Apartments / Penthouse

Visitors interested in this property, in case of no vacancy during the desired dates, are kindly requested to visit the owner's new apartment of equal comfort and in the same building

homeaway #3966814 . Thank you!

For our guests’ comfort, the A.U.R.A. Penthouse has been renovated and improved. A newly designed entrance hall with a new staircase leading to the top floor, one bedroom made larger, one more bathroom, fresh paint on the walls, new wood floor on the top floor and quite a few more functional changes will turn our guests’ stay, simply, into a marvelous experience.

Know us better.

A.U.R.A. derives from the energy which you will be experiencing as a visitor.First and most important is the energy that flows from the Acropolis of Athens. You will admire its view and absorb its energy both from the dining room as well as from the roof top terrace and the swimming pool. It also derives from the renewable geothermal and solar energy systems that were designed to insure heating and cooling, domestic hot water production and swimming pool heating in an environment-friendly way. Last but not least, positive energy is emitted from your hosts and owners who are trying not just to be accommodating but treat you as their own guests. It is only normal the mix has created the Acropolis Unique Residence Apartments.

The penthouse situated on the 4th and 5th floors, is characterized by visitors as being calm, bright, elegant and comfortable. To visit Athens, it is ideally located in the area of Thission.

Thission is probably the most appealing of all neighborhoods in the center of Athens, for visitors as well as for Athenians. It combines the serenity of the archaeological sites, the pedestrian streets, the neoclassical houses, the museums and art galleries, with the lively cafes and bars, the Athenian family walks during the weekends, and the open air craft market.

The penthouse is literally 10 minutes’ walk from the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Acropolis museum and other points of interest, through Apostolou Pavlou and Dionyssiou Areopagitou pedestrian streets. They are characterized as offering one the top most beautiful city walks in Europe. A variety of shops (grocery, bakery, bookstore and many others) as well as some excellent tavernas / restaurants and cafes are found at a 2minutes walk from the penthouse. The owner will be happy to suggest them to you. And if you wish to experience an open air movie theater, Athens Cine Thission has been rated by BBC as one of the 10 most beautiful cinemas in the world (open May-September).

Amenities include:

Underfloor heating / cooling and fun coils system, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, CD and DVD players and book library. The kitchen, decorated with Corian bench, is fully equipped with gas stove, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with filtered water supply and freezer, cutlery, dishes and pans, kettle, French coffee maker, toaster. There are 4 bathrooms and a Jacuzzi bathtub in the main bathroom which is located in the master bedroom. A dishwasher, a washing machine, a vacuum cleaner, an ironing board and iron are also provided. Three out of five bedrooms have spacious walk in closets to make your stay even more comfortable. Bed linen and bath towels are provided.Pool towels are not provided. Private parking is available for free in the building’s parking lot, upon request. A spacious elevator serves the 4th and the 5th floor.

The roof top terrace with olive, orange and lemon trees offers a unique experience: an amazing view to the Acropolis, the Athens Observatory and the whole of Attica till the south sea coast and the opportunity to enjoy your breakfast with the bevy of chirping birds or your diner under the beautifully lighted Acropolis. The swimming pool is enjoyed throughout the year as it is heated and covered during the winter season. A unique feeling no other penthouse offers in Athens’ historic centre. The terrace and the swimming pool are shared with another, smaller, AURA apartment. Your hosts, genuine, openhearted Athenians will treat you with the traditional Greek hospitality and will be happy to arrange for you tailor made day trips, in and around Athens. A number of services are available upon request at an extra but very reasonable cost, including cleaning service and breakfast served at the apartment or personal trainer and spa treatments and of course airport or any other transfer.

13% VAT is already included in the price.

Airport transport or any other transport is available upon demand at an additional but very reasonable cost.

More Details

Property Manager
George Kanellopoulos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About George Kanellopoulos

I love doing business with tourism because I believe that is a wonderful thing to meet people from all over the world. Moreover, it is very important to make these people having a wonderful time during their one-time probably per year holidays, in my place. That is why I am trying to offer the best possible personal service to my guests. Finally I am currently running more than 30 properties , mostly in Athens.

George Kanellopoulos purchased this apartment in 2005

Why George Kanellopoulos chose Attica

Because it combines the accessibility to the historical center of Athens with a fantastic view and a beautiful and comfortable penthouse of 260 sq with a pool

What makes this apartment unique

Pool , direct Acropolis view from everywhere in the apartment, number of people who can be accommodated


Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2852 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 5 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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A Penthouse in Athens with Heated Pool & Acropolis View
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Amazing luxury and location penthouse

  • 5 of 5

A family of 15 rented this penthouse for 6 days late June, during a 2 week visit to Greece.

From the professional communications with the agent to the exceptional help and support of the great lady and host Marianne, our stay exceeded all our expectations.

The apartment is super clean, very modern with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel.

The sleeping arrangements were very spacious comfortable and well appointed. Even with 15 people, we never felt crowded with plenty of space in the living areas and the 5 bathrooms never created a "wait line". The pool on top was great to refresh after returning from sightseeing and the direct view of the Parthenon is stunning !!!

A large air conditioned balcony provides a great place for morning breakfast and evening relaxation, with great unobstructed view of the Parthenon....

The apartment is located in one of the best neighborhoods of Athens, walking distance to ALL major sights of Athens but away from the crowded touristy areas, and 5 minutes to the metro.

In summary, this was the best VRBO staying experience we had and we highly recommend this place to anyone. Marianne the owner informed me they can accommodate from 2 to 15 people in this building .

The penthouse definitely deserves the 5 star rating

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location lovely view

  • 5 of 5

The lovely, clean penthouse is in a great location to see Athens. The hosts are extremely helpful and go out of their way for you, even calling the airport to help us locate lost luggage!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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superb location and that terrace.....

  • 5 of 5

after two days we felt we had been there a month, this place is THAT relaxing! Super amenities, everything you could want, and Marianne is charming and very helpful. We'll be back. Not something we say very often.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Marianna was marvelous. The apartment was even better than it looked on line! We had 10 adults and a baby. We all had a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect location and perfect host

  • 5 of 5

There were about 20 of us staying in this apartment, another 5 bedroom apartment and 2 one bedroom apartments in the same building. Marianne, the owner, could not have been more accommodating to us. She was there to greet us and show us around, she provided us treats when we got there, she provided names and addresses of eating places and things to do around the area. Most of us ran the Marathon and she even came to see us at the Stadium. The apartments were clean with plenty of room for all. I never used the pool but some of our group used it and loved it. I would definitely stay here again if I return. This apartment is close to Thissio station and the Plaka and easy walking distance to the Acropolis. We had a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxe and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Athens was too short! Staying in the Penthouse made us wish we had more days and nights there! The apartment is in a wonderful location! It is walking distance to the Acropolis, the museum, Plaka, etc. We simply walked everywhere! There is a wonderful bakery and grocery store just a block away, and the pharmacy is right next door! Marianne's warm welcome and helpful introduction to the spacious apartment began our stay. There were plenty of bathrooms available so that nobody had to wait when we were dressing for dinner. The numerous beds were all very comfortable, with lots of extra pillows. The air conditioning kept the apartment to a comfortable temperature for sleeping (my family likes it to be cold when they're sleeping). The kitchen was well-appointed with a gas stove for easy cooking, and the dishwasher made for easy clean-ups. The roof-top pool was beautifully adorned with garden plants to compliment the great view of the Acropolis. You really have a nice view of it from the sun porch as well! Other luxuries I appreciated about the apartment were the large elevator in the building and the English-speaking cable channels available on the smart tv. Marianne made the apartment feel even more luxurious, as a lovely concierge, helpful and available whenever you have a question or a concern. The Penthouse is a wonderful place to stay and I only wish we had more time to be there!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Athens international airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Piraeus port
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Athens central train station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres

Thiseio is the name of a neighborhood in downtown Athens, Greece, northwest of the Acropolis, 1.5 km southwest of downtown, and 1 km southwest of city hall; its name derives from the Temple of Hephaestus, also known as ?hiseio, as it was, in earlier times, considered a temple of Theseus. The area also takes in the ancient Agora, Petralona, and Kerameikos, which includes the Assomaton Square. The area has cafes and meeting points, which are most crowded during summer, and is also served by the nearby ISAP train station of the same name.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35.67 per person per night
Damage Deposit $713.44

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund