About the property
- Apartment1829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
An elegant, historic home on the 6th (top) floor, with Acropolis Views, slps 2-8
This is a luxury three-floor penthouse situated in the heart of the Athenian prosperous neighborhood of Kolonaki, on the corner of Voukourestiou Street. From the living room, balconies and terrace one can see spectacular views of the Acropolis to the east, and views of the rising Lycabettus hill to the west.
The building itself has an interesting story, as it was built in the 50s when the neighborhood first boomed in the post-war period. Professionals like doctors, lawyers, painters and writers lived and thrived in these blocks.
The flat has been beautifully and elegantly restored, maintaining all the elements of the original architectural design. Living here you will discover the fascinating atmosphere that the flats of the city once had in this neighborhood.
The apartment sleeps 2-8 people and has a total of four double-bed bedrooms.
The 5th floor has three large bedrooms with double beds and two bathrooms.
The 6th floor has a large living room, dinning, an office/studio, a WC and a spacious kitchen.
The 7th floor has an additional small room - with a fourth double bed and a third small bath.
From the 7th floor you step out onto the spacious terrace with wonderful views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill; the terrace is equipped with a small room with a sink and a fridge. The one third of the terrace, the part with the view, belongs to the flat and the other part is commonly owned amongst the flats in the building.
The penthouse belongs to a well-known Greek film maker (who grew up here) working in Greece and NYC, to a German-French Psychiatrist and a young archeologist. All three are passionate about Athens. They began restoring the flat when the neighborhood was semi abandoned. Now it is rejuvenated; it is a vibrant area with new shops opening and many restored flats used as homes, revived old artistic coffee shops like Filion and Desire, the classic super market Agrotiki Gonia (where some of the best soft feta in Athens can be found!) and one of the best Athenian greengrocers just around the corner, owned by Orestes.
The flat is ideally situated to experience the cultural and shopping life of the city. Only a few minutes’ walk is the Benaki Museum, the Cycladic Museum, the Byzantine Museum and at a 15 minutes’ walk distance the Acropolis Museum. A short walk will also bring you to the commercial center near Syntagma square, the busy Ermou shopping street and further down to the old central market with fresh meat, fish, spices and vegetables daily.
While the location of the apartment on the 6th floor keeps noise to a minimum, Athenian nightlife can easily be experienced through a quick stroll in the vicinity. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars and bar-restaurants of central Athens, around Kolokotroni street, Aiolou Street and further away (15 walking minute distance) in the historic neighborhood of Plaka.
A late afternoon-evening walk below the Acropolis is the perfect way to discover the unified archaeological park that stretches around the Acropolis, from Dionisiou Areopagitou street, eastwards to Kerameikos and westwards from Thiseion to the Tower of Winds, an archeological park that intermingles with Ottoman and early Modern houses in the district. A unique experience in July would be to attend one of the performances at the Roman Theatre of Herodes Atticus, directly beneath the shade of the Acropolis.
Alternatively, for a quite night in, unwinding in the cosy and elegant living room during winter or relaxing on the cool penthouse terrace during summer, you can enjoy spectacular city views – in the evening the Acropolis is lit wonderfully from below, breathtaking as it towers above modern Athens and seemingly at the edge of your fingertips.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Location with Amazing Rooftop City View!
The penthouse is incredible. Easy walking distance to everything you'd like to see, great restaurants nearby and amazing views from the private rooftop.
Maria was incredibly accommodating and gave us many recommendations around the city. When I return to Athens, I hope to stay here again.
Amazing central luxury penthouse in Athens, with stunning views of the Acropolis!
We were two couples that decided on a spontaneous get-away to Athens, wanting a bit of luxury, and this was perfect! The apartment has an incredible charm and is very centrally located, just a few steps away from all the major museums and only 15 min away from archaeological sites.
The penthouse is full of an old Athenian, aristocratic character, which just has that added feel of luxury we wanted for our trip. Lots of beautiful antique furniture, nice paintings (screen prints) by leading modern Greek artists (the owner, Maria, enthusiastically told us about those), and stunning views. It is immaculately clean, and lovingly looked after by Maria, who was incredibly helpful and gave us great recommendations for museums, archaeological sites and local restaurants & bars. When we arrived Maria cheerfully waited for us and showed us around, even though our flight was delayed. We were offered a bottle of wine and in the spacious kitchen found three different types of coffee and a great tea selection! We only really made breakfast in the kitchen, but there was everything there you'd need for cooking properly. Also, whilst we only stayed 2 nights and so didn't need it, there's a washing machine & dryer, which considering the apartment can happily accommodate a larger party (family) for longer that might be useful to know. The spacious and elegant bedrooms on the 5th floor were the perfect, quiet place (with double windows) to relax from sightseeing for all of us. It's very spacious so we had lots of privacy from each other. The bathrooms are pure luxury with marble. There is an interior marble staircase that connects 5th and 6th floor but also an elevator. The 6th floor spacious living & dinning is just amazing and you can see Acropolis from the living room. One day it was warm enough for cocktails on the terrace on the 7th floor. Just Amazing! You can see both Acropolis and Lycabettus hill. This place is a real, rare gem and highly recommended. A hidden secret in the city that made us so so happy! Thank you Maria for making this spontaneous trip so wonderful. Staying at this stunning apartment definitely was the perfect choice, and we look forward to being back soon, this time for longer!
It was a great pleasure meeting you as well as Alexander, Katia and Bob! I was amazed to find out about your studies and PhD and I am looking forward to discover in the future exhibitions curated by you. Having you as guests at the penthouse was a wonderful experience and a perfect fit. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you so, so much for taking good care of the penthouse. I hope to see you soon again in Athens, Vienna or NYC!
Central, spacious, super friendly, and with an INCREDIBLE view!
Our stay here was just unforgettable. We loved this apartment! It has an incredible view—you can see the Acropolis from all the balconies, the terrace and the elegant, dinning/living/ office on the 6th floor.
The owner, Maria, was so friendly and recommended great places to eat, cafes, bars, and current exhibitions to museums, all of which were just a few blocks away. Super central location.
The 5th floor bedroom where we stayed (2 people, a couple) was wonderful and with style. The rest of the flat is large but perfect even for two people, to take some time and read, catch up with emails etc. at the beautiful living.
We also found out the price would be the same for four people, so we are definitely staying here with friends on our next visit to Athens! If it will be summer we will be able to dine at the terrace!
This penthouse is a rare find, transporting us back in time in an atmosphere of 50s with beautiful furniture and extremely clean, with quality linen and a great atmosphere all together.
Thank you so much Maria !!!
Dear Maria and Ben,
It was a great pleasure having you at our flat.You treated the place so gently, we found it very clean and very well preserved. A warm, warm thank you for taking care of our place, for staying with us and for the wonderful review!!! I am very happy you enjoyed your stay in Athens, the exhibitions at the Acropolis museum and the Benaki, the cafes, the bars and the restaurants we talked about.
I wish you a happy and creative 2018 and I am looking forward having you again at the penthouse.