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Carole Heiman Kezios

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, greek

Acropolis View Penthouse, Walk to Sites-Wifi- Ask about tours, transfers

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Basil & Carole's American homes in Athens are often copied, but never duplicated. We're still real vacation rental owners - we stay in our home when we are in Athens - so it is truly still our own home away from home. This means we know the beds are great & the kitchen stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we also love to be tourists in our adopted city, too. This means that staying with us offers you the very best of both worlds in downtown Athens. The convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites, and a comfortable home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This is a 5 star self catering Athens vacation rental apartment, located on a very quiet street, walking distance to the Acropolis and sleeps from 2 to 9 guests. Please note that rates start at 200 euro/night for up to 4 guests, 300 euro for 6 guests, 400 euro for 8 guests, etc, making is a FANTASTIC alternative to places like the Grand Bretagne and the Athens Hilton, and other 5 star hotels. The addition of a lock off portion of this penthouse makes it a great option for 3 couples traveling together, offering each couple their own bedroom and private bathroom, but with the added bonus of a large living room and kitchen, along with private outdoor living space and views. See reviews of our past guests linked at the bottom of this page, there is no private home in Athens with as many happy guests are our home.

This luxurious penthouse is perfect for your short stop in Athens or a longer sojourn. Light, bright and airy, our contemporarily furnished 3 bedroom duplex with 2 (or 3) full baths features a large veranda off the kitchen and open living room where you can enjoy your morning coffee away from the noise of the city. Both of the second floor bedrooms open to another veranda where you can enjoy the sun and warmth of Greece, curl up with a book. Enjoy an ouzo on the roof terrace, overlooking the Acropolis, Lykavittos, the mountains and the sea.

Planning a family reunion trip to Greece, or perhaps a study group coming to explore the ancient sites of Athens? Our twin duplex vacation rentals are exactly what you have been looking for.

A fantastic gourmet kitchen with granite counters, dishwasher, stainless appliances and a floating island offer the chance to prepare a meal of the freshest finds from one of two nearby weekly farmers markets, or perhaps a purchase from the Central Market that you just had to buy and can't take home. Dine al fresco on the veranda, or under the stars on the roof terrace.

Just returning from a visit to the islands? Wash away the sea salt from your clothes in the full size washing machine and dryer. No car is needed to explore Athens, but if you have brought one, indoor parking is available. Spend the day sightseeing and retreat to your own personal haven, a home away from home, to rest and recharge before enjoying Athens by night.

So if our home sounds like your kind of home, contact us for further details and availability.

WE DO NOT OFFER ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS unless combined with a longer stay.

Please note: We do not maintain the calendar on this website, but the rates published are accurate here.

Keywords: Greece Vacation Rental, Greek Vacation Rentals, Athens Vacation Rental, Condo, Apartment, Penthouse, Vacation Rental, Self-catering, Furnished Rental, Short term

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Carole Heiman Kezios (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, greek

About Carole Heiman Kezios

Wow, who would have thought when I told my husband I wanted to buy a little pied-a-terre in his hometown, Athens, Greece, that I'd end up with the greatest accidental career of my life? Born and raised in Chicago, my love for travel was evident early on. Perhaps it was my arrival in the world, early one December morning, way quicker than my siblings had, in fact so quick we were still enroute to the hospital, and I still hold the title of youngest patient ever admitted to that north suburban hospital! (And thus, as a Sagittarius, characteristically smitten with wunderlust). I traveled my home country extensively with my family as a child, and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged us to study a second language young.

Carole Heiman Kezios purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Carole Heiman Kezios chose Attica

While my language of choice as a child was French, my culture of choice was Greek - My earliest jobs were always in Chicago's Greek diners, my university days filled with hours playing backgammon in the cafeteria with my Greek friends, and my Eurail passes always started and ended my European backpacking holidays in Greece. So no one was surprised when I met Basil, a romantic writer but practicing translator and linguist, born and bred in Athens, but transplanted to Chicago, fell in love, and married him. While our life in Chicago was full, rehabbing a warehouse we purchased to house ourselves, our son and our growing Greek translation agency, I longed to plant some roots for our family in Basil's hometown. A small studio overlooking Mount Lykavittos was to be our Athens crash pad, but thanks to what seemed then an unfortunate turn of events, our home in Athens ended up being the beautiful Athens First Luxury Duplex. Larger than we had planned, offering it as a short term furnished rental seemed the logical way to afford it. Little did we realize that it would become so popular we'd be sleeping on friend's couches rather than in our own Athens home! Tired of being homeless in Athens, we purchased a second penthouse directly adjacent to the Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals.

What makes this apartment unique

As I said early on, this is the greatest accidental business one could imagine, and I love sharing my adopted city with visitors. Our guests repeatedly thank us for the little extras that often mean so much when you are planning what is often a once in a lifetime trip. As an ex-pat in Athens, I know the wonderful off the beaten path places that can make a holiday special, and I also know how to stay on the tourist path without feeling like you are being herded along with the crowds. Feel free to email me with your questions as you plan your trip to Athens - just one of the little extras guests of Greek Vacation Rentals will find when they share our homes in Athens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartments were booked for a business trip. All large, luxurious apartments. Very comfortable beds and bedding. Great bathrooms with high-end toiletries (Korres) offered complimentary. The kitchen was properly equipped so relaxing meals could be prepared and enjoyed. The terraces offered great views of the city. The location was perfect. Walk to tram stop in less than 5 minutes and walk to metro in less than 15 minutes. Grocery stores, restaurants and bars were all nearby.

As we were a large group we stayed this apartment and other apartments by this owner throughout the months December, January, and February. Our group was international and found the caliber of the accommodations were fantastic.

The apartments were like a home-away-from-home-- suitable for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or even a business trip.
Mar 2014
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Acropolis View Penthouse, Walk to Sites-Wifi- Ask about tours, transfers
average rating of 5.0 based on 94 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Immaculate apartment in a beautiful neighborhood just minutes by taxi from all the important sites. Very nice welcome basket with different treats including a lovely bottle of wine! I can't say enough about the space--2 terraces with lovely views, a great kitchen (fully stocked with everything you might need). Perfect for a family or group of friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Fantastic way to visit Athens!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, fantastic apartment close to everything. We pre booked our tours and even breakfast in our apartment, the owners couldn't have been more helpful. Loved the neighborhood, good restaurants, plenty of shopping and the beds are luxurious. Will book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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A great location

  • 5 of 5

A great location, Easy access to the City center. The owners recommendations of food, restaurants etc. are excellent and if you follow them you live like a greek. A great sunny apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. It was better than we expected. Our family of 6 had PLENTY of room.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Perfect Location and Host

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 spent a few days in this lovely Penthouse. There was plenty of room for my kids to eat, play and sleep. The location was perfect; we could walk to the sites in about 20 minutes. The views from the rooftop were fabulous and memorable. In the end, what sets this apartment apart from other properties in Athens is the host. Carole was a pleasure and a wonderful resource. She recommended a private tour of the countryside and we decided to take her advice. The offsite tour was probably our most memorable part of our stay in Athens. Whatever you choose to do while in Athens; you will not go wrong if Carole is involved.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartments. very clean and modern.

  • 5 of 5

Apartments were fantastic and had plenty of room for our group of 10. It was very nice to go out for the day and return to the apartments to relax and unwind and sit out on the balcony or terrace with a glass of wine. The apartment was exactly as described and very clean upon our arrival. Carole provided the ultimate in customer service and made sure our stay was memorable. She arranged tours and recommended restaurants which were bang on and delicious. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for fantastic accommodations in Athens.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus
New Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum
Mount Lycabettus
"The views from the top are worth the climb!"
Odeon of Herod Atticus
"There's nothing quite like a performance in this ancient theater. If there is one while you ..."
Hadrian's Arch
Athens Central Market
Benaki Museum
Cafe Chocolat
Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills
National Gallery
Athens War Museum
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall (Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών)
"Athens Concert Hall - Live music and performance all year long"
Benaki Museum
Funky Gourmet
Dionysos The Quick Greek
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"This park is the perfect city escape with something for everyone. The kids will love the gr..."
Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art
"Museum of Cycladic Art 4, Neophytou Douka str. The Stathatos Mansion Vasilissis Sofias ave..."
Byzantine Museum
"Vasilis Sofia 22, Athens"
First Cemetery of Athens
"A who's who of Greece ... everyone who was anyone in modern Greek history came here to rest"
Penelope & Ministeres Restaurant
"Looking for a night out with live Greek music? Here's the perfect, tourist free stop - it's ..."
Pezodromo Taverna
"Looking for the smilingest waiter in Athens? Our new found friend Fanis may not speak much ..."
Panathinaiko Stadio
"Kalimarmaro Stadium"
National Museum of Modern Art (Εθνικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης)
"Often overlooked, this contemporary art space has an interesting and evolving collection of ..."
"Home to a number of great food spots: Looking for traditional mezedes, don't miss Mikri Vou..."
To Mavro Provoto
"Live Greek music, small plates - on the square - a local favorite"
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Athens Intern
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Too many cafes and restaurants to list
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Glyfada ZGolf Club
Nearest Train
250 Metres
250Ymittos Ring Road
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ymittos Ring Road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Too many cafes and restaurants to list
Nearest Ski
275 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Olympic Stadium
Nearest Point of Interest
Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus
Nearest Point of Interest
National Gardens/Aegli Cafe/Aegli Outdoor Summer Cinema
Nearest Point of Interest
Athens Hilton
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Acropolis Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Zappeion Gardens, Cafe and Outdoor Movie Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art
Nearest Point of Interest
Benaki Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Cycladic Art
Nearest Point of Interest
Byzantine Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
National Art Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
War Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art (under construction)
Nearest Point of Interest
Athens First Cemetary
Nearest Point of Interest
Varnava Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Penelope & Ministeres Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pallas Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Athens Heritage House
Nearest Point of Interest
Pezodromo Taverna
Car: not necessary

Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Marble Stadium, Kolonaki, Mets, Athens National Gardens, Theatre of the Herodeon, Conference facilities at Athens Hilton, Divani Caravel and the Peace and Friendship stadium, National Archeological Musuem, Benaki Museum, Musueum of Cycladic Art, Folk Art Museum, Children's Museum, Mt Lykavittos


Rates & Availability

Central Athens Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Athens Marathon
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $75

We don't usually offer stays of less than 3 nights unless combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. Occasionally we have a hole to fill between 2 other bookings, in which we will offer you 2 nights. You can book & pay online but you will still need to sign our booking form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit.

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Attica Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) We promise you a great nights rest in our plush top, firm beds., Double Beds (1) Sealy Plush Top Posturpedic Mattresses, the most comfortable beds in Athens, Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Rollaway cot available on request., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
High Speed Wireless Internet. A Fax Machine, Printer, and Photo copier are available on request.

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