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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. 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, french, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

A Penthouse in Athens with Heated Pool & Acropolis View
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not pass this one up! Luxury+Space+Location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description are accurate though the place is even more beautiful than the pictures can capture. We rented this space for a large group of 14. We appreciated having multiple bedrooms and a couple bathrooms divided up on two floors. We arrived after a long flight. The apartment was spotless. Towels were rolled in a bow on each bed. There was a watermelon in the fridge. There were lots of other small touches that were appreciated after a long flight. The beds were comfortable. All the bedrooms were a nice size. The living room was divided up thoughtfully for small group conversations. The washing machine was appreciated. A/C and wifi worked well. The kitchen was well stocked with all the appliances/utensils we needed.

The pool is excellent. Nice deck to layout on or have a meal. Location- Easy walk to anything you would need. Lots to do in the area. Prices are reasonable. Safe community for walking around.

My communication with the owner and management company was personable and professional. I would consider myself a high maintenance guest because I was booking for a diverse group of people. George answered questions in a timely manner. Offered to arrange transport, food, and other activities. Upon arrival Maryanne (such a kind, warm individual) provided a list of wonderful places to eat within walking distance of the apartment. We tried the bakery and local food tavern. Both were excellent. She also told us about a local food festival which was amazing. I am confident that she would help you however she could. She lives in a flat on another floor so she is familiar with the area and is happy to share her favorite spots. She likes that you support her local community. Coffee shop across the street is a friendly place to stop in. We also took a cooking class within 10 minutes of the flat that was fun.

The owners have a few rental places in the same building in case you are looking for more space.

Something to consider: Only stay here if you plan to respect the flat and the community. I (and anyone who stays here) would be heartbroken if someone stayed here who was not respectful. You are not in a typical tourist rental. You are in someone's home- a nice home, but a home nonetheless.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived back from my staying here for 8 nights, I would have stayed longer if I could have.

The penthouse is in a lovely area, perfect for getting around Athens. It is 5 minutes walk from the nearest metro station, Thissio.

The penthouse itself is amazing, we couldn't believe how lovely and spacious it was. it is exactly as the photographs show it to be. The lower level has 3 bedrooms , two of which are at the opposite end from the living room creating a separate area, having a bathroom and even a small room with an iron and ironing board in!

The upper area has 2 bedrooms, one of which you have to go through to get to the other and to access the pool area, but this wasn't a problem for us. There are also 2 further bathrooms, one being the huge en-suite one.

The outside pool area is perfect, the pool is a good size.,

The kitchen area is excellent, I really cannot fault the penthouse at all, it was amazing. It is well maintained and extremely clean.

I highly recommend this property. do not be put off by the size, there were 9 of us staying and we all had our own space whenever we needed it.

There is a Spar supermarket near and an excellent bakery too.

Marianne was lovely, very kind and helpful. we will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge apartment, perfect location. Lovely host.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here (and the additional two apartments, 1BR and crow's nest) with 11 adults and 6 small children. The space is comfortable, very generous and quite modular, so that you can hang out or retreat to your room depending on your mood. The three apartments are connected by a staircase, but can be shut off from each other through locking doors. If you take all of them, it feels like one large quad-plex. If you take only one, you still have complete privacy.

The heated pool with a view was a bonus, even in winter, and I'm sure it's even more amazing in summer.

Marianne took excellent care of us, including helping us find our way around when we were lost and lots of child-proofing. She provided 3 cots and high chairs for the smaller babies too. She also put us in touch with amazing private chefs who did groceries and cooked for us on several nights, which saved us dragging the kids to restaurants. And we probably had a better view! The dinners were excellent - highly recommended!

The 5th floor master bedroom and bathroom are huge, and especially nicely done up. The second bedroom on that floor is probably better used as a lounge if you don't need the extra bed, since you have to pass through it to access the master bedroom and the pool.

Overall, a wonderful experience. We would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations in Athens, Killer views of the Acropolis

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisting of our two sons, their wives and our two grandchildren, aged 18 and 20, and two seniors (total of 8) stayed at Acropolis Residents Unique Apartments for 3 nights and could not have been more comfortable. The owners have put together a very unique apartment arrangement with breath taking views of the Acropolis! The apartments are centrally located, just outside of the Agora, within walking distance of most attractions and lots of fine restaurants and a lovely bakery for breakfast. We could not have been more comfortable and highly recommend this property for your visit to Athens.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Restaurant
20 Metres
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

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High Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

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Refundable damage deposit $650.94

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