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Stay in Plaka & walk to everywhere!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 40 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Stay in Plaka's top location and walk eveywhere, rennovated 1BDR,A/C,WiFi,Cable

Feel immersed in the heart of Athens' historical center!!

Our cozy apartment offers unique modern-romantic living and a top location from where you can just walk to practically everywhere - market, museums, Acropolis, Syntagma & Monstiraki!

Ideal for a brief business or vacation trip - discover Modern & Ancient Athens by foot!! In excellent condition ideal for couples!!

Apartment:

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The entire apartment is at your exclusive use!! 40sq.m recently renovated, beautifully decorated, private apartment where you will also find a detailed map of the area and other necessary information which they will help you organize your days in Athens.

The apartment

Second Floor 40sqm Classical/Vintage Style Apartment w/easy access from & to the airport.

All archeological sites close within walking distance

1 bedroom with 1 double standard bed, heating, A/C, large wardrobe

1 living room, w/1 triple sofa, library & dining table

1 shower bathroom

1 kitchen

Windows in every room

Backyard looking and very quiet

Building entrance facing the Athens Cathedral!

The apartment is located at Mitropoleos (Athens Cathedral) square in the popular Plaka area of central Athens, right in the middle of the city' historic center, moments from 2 metro stations (Syntagma and Monastiraki), amenities and most of Athens' archeological sites!! It is right next to the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral (which means ANYone can point you home if you're lost). The flat is only a few blocks from Syntagma square and the parliament OR the Acropolis OR the shopping district of Ermou street OR Monastiraki flea market or basically ANYthing you will want to see! The courtyard next door has plenty of restaurants and coffee shops with plenty of maps and guidebooks. There's a pharmacy right next door, bank with ATM, and grocery, so it's easy to get anything - or anywhere - you want. There is a supermarket right opposite our building.

The space offers modern-classical decor (wooden floors, high ceilings) and was recently refurbished - it offers a small yet functional fully equipped kitchen, a dinning table, comfortable sofa and a bathroom with washing machine and shower. If you stay with us you will really feel like becoming part of the city - you will be only moments away from most archaeological sites, museums and a wide choice of transport links (Syntagma & Monastiraki metro/train stations and only 5 minutes walk from the apartment). Facilities include central heating, hot water independence, comfortable double wardrobe, AC, TV with cable, DVD and 24/7 free WiFi connection.

HOUSE RULES:

No pets please, no smoking and no parties or social events.

Upon availability we will accommodate early check on and late check out at no extra charge.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Owner

Friendly & outgoing! Love traveling, meeting new people, listening to music and making everything possible to ensure that anyone who visits Athens has a great time!

I have an international career & hosting for me is not a business. It's about becoming part of your great Athens experience so that you will return back to Athens or tell you fiends to visit - in that way I feel that I am giving something back to my city!

Please feel free to contact me in case you have any questions whatsoever!

Owner purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Owner chose Athens

Great building, great location!

It is the oldest district in Athens with outstanding scenery. The moment you start walking on its paved narrow lanes you get the feeling that you travel back in time. Beautiful houses with neoclassic colors, well preserved gardens, the elegance and the atmosphere of the whole area. If you decide to walk around the area, make sure you have a map, because Plaka is like a labyrinth and you will probably get lost in its lanes. You will find souvenir shops in the central street of the district Adrianos Str., as well as in other streets.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location!

Advantages:

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- Apartment right in heart of Athens city center, Syntagma-Plaka-Monastiraki

-Very quiet and safe neighbourhood

-Very near to every archeological site (Akropolis, Lykabetus, Ancient Agora, New Acropolis Museum,Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Dionysious Theater and many more) – waling distance to most

-Recently renovated

-Easy Access to all transportation Metro, Underground, Tram, Bus, Taxis

-The apartment is near everything and you can save a lot of money by just walking to everywhere you wish to!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Amazing location couldnt be any better , convenient. The bed is a bit small for 2 large people, perfect for a couple who want less room. The price was fair and very reasonable and we are happy we stayed there as it was in thr centre of all what we looked for. would definitely recommend it.
Nov 2015
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Amenities

Plaka Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A/C in bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment has a washing machine

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Stay in Plaka & walk to everywhere!
average rating of 4.7 based on 33 reviews
Portland,OR USA
5

Excellent Plaka Apt

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at this Plaka flat was excellent! The location is in the center of all the activity in Athens just as described. We really felt immersed into the city. The apartment was very comfortable, but the shower was narrow. The owners were very accomadating and pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you review. It is a real pleasure knowing that our guests have truly enjoyed their stay at our Plaka aparment. Paris.
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5

Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in December. The apartment was exactly what we were looking for. Not too big, but we were still able to cook our own meals, wash our clothes, sleep comfortably in the big bed, and most importantly walk everywhere we wanted to go! The location in Plaka was excellent! The small surrounding streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops and make for the perfect European atmosphere!

I believe others mentioned that the bathroom/shower were small, which is true, but I'm 6'4" and I had no problems. I was very comfortable throughout our stay at this apartment. I would absolutely stay here again if we ever return to Athens.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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good apartment, excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was small, particularly the bathroom as described on the VRBO posting -- no surprises. However, it was quite suitable for a week-long holiday with a queen size bed and small kitchen. The apartment was clean and having the washing machine was very helpful. The location could not be more convenient. The metro stop for the direct airport train was only a few minutes walk away. Attractions like the Acropolis and the agora were also within 10 or 15 minutes walking and the Plaka neighborhood around the apartment had many good cafes and shops. We would definitely use this place again if we return to Athens.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving a review - I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!! Best,
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5

Perfect apartment. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely and the location perfect. It's a very comfortable space, with a little kitchen that I used for cooking breakfast. I could easily walk to all the sights and was right in the heart of the city center for shopping and eating. . As far as restaurants, I highly recommend Tzitzikas kai Mermigas and Athinaikon Restaurant. It was easy to contact Paris and Thalia when I needed help. A great week.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy, Thank you very much for being a great guest! Hope to see you in Athens again and welcome you to stay in our apartment. We wish you all the best, PT
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5

Amazing location for Athens Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week in this flat during our Christmas break. The location is excellent, you can walk to all major attractions and museums and is perfect for exploring the nigthlife, with many restaurants and bars in the area! The flat was clean and well equiped and our host very welcoming, would definitelly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just ok.

  • 2 of 5

The photos posted are not really a good description of this place. The pictures make it look much better than what it is: the place feels small, dark and not inviting. Kitchen and bathroom are really tiny. The shower does not work properly. The advantages to this apartment: building is pretty, well kept and safe. The apartment was clean, the location is great.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Natalia, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the location and safety of the apartment and unfortunately there is nothing we can do about apartment size - this is the reason that size is listed in the advert (and the apartment is priced accordingly); yet most guests are pretty happy. I am also sorry that the apartment did not meet your personal taste - the photos are however accurate. As a final note I should say that the apartment is currently undergoing renovation and will offer upgraded new features (such as new kitchen, bookcase, dinning table and new shower) from 31/1/2015 onwards. Photos will also change at the end of January and will display the apartment after its renovation. Thanks again, PT
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Map

Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon
New Acropolis Museum
Parliament Building
National Archaeological Museum
Benaki Museum
Syntagma Square
Panathinaiko Stadium
360 Degrees
Mamacas
Bairaktaris
Furin Kazan
Archaeological Exhibits at the Syntagma Metro Station
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall (Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών)
Kuzina
Tzitzikas kai Mermigas
Psyrri
Panathenaic Stadium
Odeon of Herod Atticus
Plaka
Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Eleftherios Venizelos
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Kilometres
WIne Bar (20 meters)
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Pireas (20mins by train)
Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
Monastiraki (direct airport train) at 300 metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Kilometres
Plenty (20 meters)
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Neo Faliro (10mins by car)
Car: not necessary

Location

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The Apartment is located in next to Athens Cathedral in the Plaka area - very near and in between Syntagma & Monastiraki which are one of the few remaining neighbourhoods of the city that retain their unique neoclassical architectural style of old Athens. The area contains an endless variety of historic sites from different eras and civilizations ranging from Ancient Greece to Rome and the Ottoman empire and is the most photographed area of Athens.

Syntagma / Parliament Square is the center of the city and former palace of the Kingdom of Greece! Monasirtraki

Behind the Parliament building, the National Gardens offer a much needed patch of green and shadow in the capital.They are open from sun dawn to sun dusk and are accessible from Vasilissis Amalias avenue or Irodou Attikou Street.

Near Neighbourhood (Shopping, Walk, Sights, Tours)

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6-10 Minutes Walk distance from the apartment:

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Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum

Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus

Museums:(The Archaeological Museum The Epigraphical Museum, Benaki, The Cycladic Art & Modern Art, The Byzantine and Christian Museum, The Numismatic Museum, The Museum of Keramikos The War Museum and National Gallery of Art, Instruments-Museum, Frissiras Museum, Hellenic Children’s Museum Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum)

Cine Thission (was voted by CNN as “Best Movie Theater in the World “In 2012

The Hadrian’s Arch and The Temple of Zeus

Monument of Lysicrates

Pnyx Hill-Pnika

Anafiotika

Temple of Hephaestus (Thission)

Psyrri Area

The Lyceum of Aristotle

Panathenaic stadium

Philopappou Hill

The Observatory (Hill of the Nymphs)

Athens Academy

Library of Athens

University of Athens

The Student Club of the University of Athens

Museum of Traditional Pottery

Dora Stratou Theater

Lykavitos Hill and the whitewashed chapel of Agios Georgios (St. George)

The Observation

Shopping areas :{ Ermou str., Kolonaki and Voukourestiou str. (the most expensive brands and jewelry in Athens) ,Varvakios Agora

5 Minutes Walk distance from the apartment:

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Syntagma square, Metro, Tram, Bus Stations,Taxis.

Monastiraki (little monastery) is an old part of Athens under the ancient Acropolis.

Monastiraki –The Flea Market

"Thanasis" souvlaki (the most famous souvlaki in town)

Cine Paris (cinema under the Stars)

The Roman Forum and the Library of Hadrian

The Tower of the Winds

Zapion

Ancient Agora

Hamman Baths

Stoa of Attalos

Panathenaic Way

Painted Stoa

Tholos

Jewish Museum

2-3 Minutes Walk distance from the apartment:

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At Syntagna square there's the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, paying tribute to country's dead soldiers, as well as the colourful Evzones-traditionally dressed guards-.Every Hour the changing of the presintential guards gathers many spectators who enjoy seeing men in kilts performing a perfectly synchronised ceremonial.

Behind the Parliement building the National Gardens host about 47,000 trees and plants, a botanical museum, small ponds with fish and ducks, as well as a cafe. At the southern side of the Gardens, you will find Zappeio Mansion, a donation of the wealthy Konstantinos Zappas in the 19th century, today used as a conference centre.During the day Zappeio serves as a getaway from the noise and the traffic of the city, while in the evening it's a meeting point for those heading to the cafe, cinema or bar-restaurant located in the adjacent buildings.

Plaka traditional district

Bus/Metro transfer to airport

Tram transfer to southern suburbs and the beaches

Syntagma Square

Parliament

Pigeons of Syntagma

The Square and the Cathedral of Mitropoli’s

Changing Of The National Guards

'Hop on-Hop off Bus Tours'

'Sunshine Express Train Tour

‘Segway Athens Tour'

'Athens Tour by Bike

20 meters Mini Market

Theaters / Cinemas

Photos

Rates & Availability

Plaka Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$54
$381
$1,143
 
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$60
$419
$1,257
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$54
$381
$1,143
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$44
$305
$914
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$60
$419
$1,257
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$54
$381
$1,143
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $27

Late arrival surcharge (post 21.00): €25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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