Athens City Center American Standards Residence
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About Dionysios Skalos
I am a 66 years old pensioner currently dividing my time between Athens and the beautiful island of Aegina, 45' minutes away from the port .
Dionysios Skalos purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Dionysios Skalos chose Pangrati
Mets has been my neighborhood ever since I was a child. I have traveled a lot, from India to Brazil, from New York to Oslo and have lived a couple of years in Paris, but my incurable homesickness has always lead me back . So when in 1998 I had the luck to find the property on Archimidous , a wide prestigious street which I Ioved, I grasped the opportunity. Initially I renovated the small neoclasical building in the back of the patio where I installed my workshop. At the time I was designing and manufacturing my "Hardcoredesign Collection: expensive toys for adult children". That's why almost all the pieces of furniture of Kallimarmaro Residence are the prototypes of this collection. Then, in 2001 the construction of the new building was completed according to my own plans, drawings and... illusions.
What makes this Villa unique
An introverted, oasis- like residence in the heart of a bustling city. You are welcome to be my guest(s).
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
House was beautiful, owner was so understanding and helpful, neighborhood was pleasant, located within walking distance of many sites and delicious restaurants!
Best VRBO we ever stayed in.
I cannot thank Dion enough for his incredible hospitality. His house that he designed is amazing! Upon arrival, Dion greeted us, showed us around and even stocked the refrigerator with more than we needed for the week. The indoor pool was a perfect way to cool off after walking around the city. The house even has an elevator! Every iconic place to visit downtown Athens is within walking distance. It was difficult leaving because Dion's house felt like home. Dion greeted us on the last day; it was difficult to say goodbye to such a wonderful person.
What a fabulous property and amazing host. From the moment we stepped up to the door, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. Dionysis met us with a smile and could not have been more accommodating. The apartment was nicely provisioned with water, juice, fruit etc. which was perfect for the weary traveler. Each room was more interesting than the next, I even took a nap under the fig trees in the back.
Dionysis recommended places to eat (don't miss Elivis' for souvlaki) and how best to navigate the neighborhood. Beds were comfortable, bathroom clean and the pool quite an oasis in a bustling city.
Will stay again on my next trip to Athens.
Thanks Dionysis for everything!
Amazing Athens Retreat
Dion and his family were amazing hosts! We arrived very early and they accommodated us so graciously. The pantry was well stocked with fresh fruit and all the amenities. The home is comfortable and the indoor swimming pool was a nice reward after a long day of sight-seeing. Location is excellent in the heart of Athens. I would definitely recommend this property. Mahalo Dion!
Owners where great as was the location.
Wonderful host and great location
Dion and Erini were wonderful hosts. The location is great for walking to the sites. But we especially enjoyed the squares and tavernas in the neighborhood. The pool was a nice end to the afternoon before dinner. This house is very Athens.
Mets is a lively and trendy neighborhood with lots of restaurants and bars, some of the best in the city, ranging from souvlaki to sushi, with a corresponding variety of prices as well as many bakeries, pastry shops, mini markets and wine shops.
The park around Kallimarmaro ( Ardittos hill ) right across the street is the most popular spot for jogging . As you jog you enjoy a panoramic view of the Stadium and of Athens. You can go for a run around the oval track of the Stadium, on the footsteps of great athletes. Jog the circuit!