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.