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3 bd 2 ba Duplex Penthouse, Walk to Sites-Wifi- Ask About Tours, Transfers

Bedrooms 3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

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.

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. So we know that the beds are great, and the kitchen stays stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we 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. It has the convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites, with 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 within walking distance to the Acropolis It sleeps anywhere 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 us a FANTASTIC alternative to places like the Grand Bretagne, the Athens Hilton, and other 5 star hotels. The penthouse includes a separate lock-off portion, making it a great option for multiple couples traveling together, offering each 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 as ours.

This luxurious penthouse is perfect for your vacation in Athens, whether it's a short stop 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 an 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 relax in the sun and warmth of Greece while curling up with a book. Or you can enjoy an Ouzo on the roof terrace overlooking the Acropolis, Lykavittos, the mountains, and the sea.

The penthouse includes a fantastic gourmet kitchen with granite counters, a dishwasher, stainless appliances, and a floating island that offers 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 have, but 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 or rented 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.

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Greek Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Greek Vacation Rentals

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.

Why Greek Vacation Rentals 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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Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
High Speed Wireless Internet. A Fax Machine, Printer, and Photo copier are available on request.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

3 bd 2 ba Duplex Penthouse, Walk to Sites-Wifi- Ask About Tours, Transfers
average rating of 5.0 based on 97 reviews

Perfect for Families or Small Groups

  • 5 of 5

We were family of 5 adults. The 3 bedroom modern apartment in the Pangrati area was perfect. Safe, modern plumbing and modern appliances. Good air conditioning and a nice , comfortable additional living space on the balcony.

Plenty of room. Two full and updated bathrooms. The grocery was 2 blocks away on main street. The gyro shop on the corner had great gyros for lunch or a late return- 2,5 euros each. The restaurants in the area were great. 15 min walk to Metro. 2 stops to Acropolis, 1 stop to other central Athens sites. Metro links to the Harbor for Island trips. Carole offered so much advice and help. Her arranged trips and guides were all top notch. Our adult children (all 20 somethings) had fantastic experience living like the locals. We would highly recommend. Even though we did lots of walking, there are cabs about 2 blocks away, and buses 1-2 blocks away. Cab to Syntagma square about 5 euro. Combo 5 day passes for Metro/bus/trolley only 9 euros. We LOVED our Athens stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Carole's large apartment over Thanksgiving and had a great experience. Carole arranged for car service and several tours and all were perfect. Nadia, the property manager who did our Foodie Tour, was lovely and very responsive to any needs or questions we had throughout the week. Maria, who gave us a tour of the Acropolis, was excellent. Our only regret was not having her come with us on our day at the Peloponnese, as we would have learned so much from her. Location was great- we walked everywhere. Only thing to note is that the master bedroom is quite noisy from street traffic, but i guess that's city living.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In love with.

  • 5 of 5

The apt is in very good location walk distance from everything ,

Nadie is the person in charge for this apt (she is the best) .

The owner is very helpful ,



  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
"Best mixed grill in Greece - Meant for 2, feed 4, add a pitcher of beer and you have dinner ..."
"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 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

Wondering what our Athens neighborhood is like & if you can walk to the Acropolis? Use the metro? Tram? Trolley?

Where will you eat? Shop? Find groceries?

Our penthouses are:

700 meters or 1/2 mile from the Evangelismos metro station

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley/bus stop to Plaka/Syntagma/National Archeological Museum

1 km (1000 meters) or 0.64 mile from the Old Olympic Stadium (Kalimarmaro)

1.61 km Or 1 mile from Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus and the “entrance to Ancient Athens”

2.04 km Or 1.27 mile from the New Acropolis Museum

2.55 km or 1.56 mile from the Acropolis

1.91 km or 1.19 mile from Syntagma Square

1.61 km or 1 mile from Kolonaki Square

2.07 km or 1.28 mile to the top of Mount Lykavittos (on the switchback trail)

1.77 km or 1.10 mile to the teleferik (cable car) to the top of Mount Lykavittos

.97 km or .60 mile from the War Museum

1.11 km or 0.69 mile to the Museum of Cycladic Art

1.24 km or 0.77 mile to the Benaki Museum

4.16 km or 3 miles to the National Archeological Museum (by foot or trolley)

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley stop to the National Archeological Museum

1.21 km or 0.75 mile from the Museum of Contemporary Art

93 meter or 307 feet from the second best souvlaki in Athens

70 meters or 235 feet from the closest supermarket (3 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest pharmacy (5 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest sit down, full service restaurant (countless others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

450 meters or 0.28 mile from the “Little Forest of Pagrati”, a cool pine forest in the city, with a brand new children’s playground, café, basketball court and walking/jogging paths

690 meters or 0.43 mile from the Athens Hilton (and swimming pool!)


Rates & Availability


  • 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 guest online guest form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit. Note that online reservation deposit payments are non-refundable.

    Required Fees

    * Extra Guest: $20.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)
    * Housekeeping Fee: $75.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)

    Optional Fees

    * Arrival Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other)
    * Arrival Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other)
    * Departure Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other)
    * Departure Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other)
    * Private Acropolis Walking Tour Half Day: $250.00 (Other)
    * Private Historic Center Walking Tour with Acropolis, Agora & Museum Full Day: $350.00 (Other)
    * Private Taste of Greece Fabulous Foodie Tour with Breakfast & Lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Private Delphi & Beyond Full Daytrip: $350.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Private full daytrip into the Greek Countryside, includes Nafplion, Epidaurus, & more!: $450.00 (Other)
    * Private Wine roads of Greece, includes 3 tastings: $450.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)

  • From €200/nt - €1400/wk/4 guests
  • Euro
  • Rates from €200/night ... €1400/week for 4 guests
  • Rates from €300/night ... €2100/week for 6 guests
  • Rates from €400/night ... €2800/week for 8 guests
  • We will quote 2 night stays at 3 night rates.
  • Mandatory cleaning fee applies to each check-in/check-out.
  • Rates based on 4 guests, contact owner for rates for larger parties.
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