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Parthenon at your Fingertips: Aristocratic Athenian Penthouse in Kolonaki

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, italian, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Kolonaki Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , of bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , of bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , of bedroom 4. This bathroom is small and it has a shower.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , This bathroom is small and has no shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Additionally equipped with a small emergency pharmaceutical kit & fire extinguisher. Required Fees: Extra Guest after the 4th guest is 35 Euros (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night), Housekeeping Fee is 80 Euros (Flat Rate Per Stay). Damage Deposit (refundable) is 300 Euros Discounts: 5% for weekly rentals, 10% for monthly rentals. New tax: 0,50 Euros X person X night (to be payed in Athens) Extra cleaning of bed linen (optional) 50 Euros, Cleaning lady (optional) 8 euros per hour.


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Parthenon at your Fingertips: Aristocratic Athenian Penthouse in Kolonaki
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Central, spacious, super friendly, and with an INCREDIBLE view!

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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 !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Warmest regards, Maria
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $98.45
Additional Guest Fee $43.07 per person per night
Damage Deposit $369.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.