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Maria or Anthony Lamberis

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek

SPACIOUS, SUNNY HOME - Fit for the Gods/WiFi/ Live like a local Central Athens

81 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Athens Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-5)

Spacious and Sunny, Lofty, open living design (1300)- 2nd floor with numerous windows, high ceiling, two balconies to enjoy the sunny mornings, and breezy nights. Terrazio floors. The apartment has a large foyer with French doors that lead to a balcony, where you can relax on two large wicker chairs and enjoy your breakfast, or coffee.

Large living room, with two new Italian leather couches, large coffee table, bookcase/books, satellite/cable TV, DVD, large easy rocking chair. A very comfortable room. Air conditioned, dehumid.

Dining room with French doors leading to 2nd balcony with antique table and chairs to enjoy a meal.

Master bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, cable TV, Internet, WI-FI. French doors leading to another balcony facing south.

Twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, a closet wall with drawers.

1 and 1/2 bathrooms, with the shower in the full tub (good water pressure). Baby crib available.

Fully equipped kitchen with an enclosed third balcony- ( microwave, toaster, coffee pot).

Private entrance, private roof top for laundry hanging.

Seven minutes to the center of Town (using the Metro). The apartment is 5 Metro stops from the center of Athens, Plaka, Monastiraki,Parthenon, Acropolis museum and many other Touristic attractions.

The neighborhood is safe, very traditional with 2 parks, coffee bars, restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, banks, gyms.

The Metro is only 5 to 7 minutes walking distance. By the Metro there is a station for various buses to the beaches and other places in Athens.

It is a fun, bustling neighborhood that a family can enjoy.

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Owner was a part time travel agent. Please email for other Greek destination suggestions regarding your Greek Vacation Experience.

I have helped many of my past rental clients with their travel itineraries free of charge. Contact me direct - first initial - last name - gmail.

Restaurants/Coffee Houses: Restaurants are numerous and reasonable around the neighborhood. Also numerous coffee shops with WiFi to enjoy a relaxing coffee while you stay in touch with family and friends back home.

Neighborhood: There is a large park for fresh air and relaxation just few meter away. At the perimeter of the park are the restaurants and coffee houses where you can sit and relax, (5 restaurants, 10 coffee houses). The neighborhood is safe and very traditional to the Greek local life. More restaurants can be found around the Metro stop also.

You can also find many grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, the weekly farmer's market, shops, and many neighborhood stores that makes this area so unique.

Just 5 to 7 minutes by Metro you are at all Antiquities and the center of Athens.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maria or Anthony Lamberis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek

About Maria or Anthony Lamberis

Maria is a retired educator, Tony is a semi-retired attorney who is still busy with some cases.

We purchased this property for its location to the center of Athens, and easy access to the beaches. The Metro is 5 fast stops to Syndagma - center of the city - we also liked to be near the antiquities so when our family and friends visit they can easily visit them. The tram is near Syndagma where it can take you to the numerous city beaches in the summer.

I also was a part time travel agent and can help travellers with their holiday plans to islands and greek villages.

We love travelling but understand comfort.

We live in Michigan 7 months out of the year and reside in South Africa, and Greece the rest of the time. We also have a 2nd home 2 hours away in a village high on a mountain where it is breezy and you can breath fresh mountain cool air. We go there often and also rent it out.

Maria or Anthony Lamberis purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Maria or Anthony Lamberis chose Athens

Our property has an open living space between Large entrance, living room and dining room. It is a wide space to feel comfortable. It is extremely spacious - 1300 sq. ft. Read some of our reviews to get a better idea as to why this property over others. Have a look at the youtube link as well.

What makes this apartment unique

the location is great, near the center of Athens (Syndagma), 7 minutes away on Metro Rail from the apartment. The local tram, a 5 to 7 minute walk away, takes you to the numerous beaches of Athens. The neighborhood is safe, quiet, and has some of the best restaurants in the city. They are very reasonable, and authentic Greek cuisine. That was one of the reasons why we love it here. Live like a local. Buy fresh produce from the farmer's market down the road.

Some of our guests have stayed at our village Stone house, located 3,000 feet up on a Greek mountain side with forests behind the house. Fresh air, and cooler temperatures - go to 3777846 same site. For either site, you can contact us direct - first anitial - last name - gmail

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a quick note to let you know what a great time Rebecca and I had in Greece.  Your property is truly wonderful.  Very close to the metro - which we used frequently and so many great cafes - we took advantage of it all.  Eleni is a truly wonderful ambassador for your place.  Eleni was beyond helpful and we felt perfectly “looked after”.  Not too much and not too little….she is a delight!



We ventured out to Santorini and had a remarkable couple of days out there.  Everything was superb. It was a remarkable experience for me - one whom has been to Europe several times - to see it through the eyes of an 18 year old who is on her first European adventure.



Thank you for being a part of this trip - all the info and the suggestions.



Greece will be in our travel plans in the years ahead.
Jan 2014
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4.9
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SPACIOUS, SUNNY HOME - Fit for the Gods/WiFi/ Live like a local Central Athens
average rating of 4.876543 based on 88 reviews
Arizona
5

A Oasis of hospitality and Space

  • 5 of 5

Spacious apartment in a great location. You get a real Greek hospitality and experience. Near a large park to sit and watch the local life while you enjoy a great meal or just a coffee.

We spent 6 nights at the apartment, and enjoyed ourselves immensely here. I wish we had been able to stay longer, as we loved this apartment. The owner, Maria, is a terrific Lady, who gave us over the top information. She sent us maps and instructions in advance, so it was easy to find the apartment, she also gave us great tips about the neighborhood and Athens in general. Her agent lives below the apartment (separate entrance), who was available at all times. Walked us around the neighborhood on our first day.

We loved the neighborhood; a short walk to the metro station, and close to all the major bus lines. Lots of grocery stores, bakeries and cafes nearby, even a child's playground. It was nice not to be in the heart of “tourist” Athens, yet close enough to all the attractions.

The apartment is lovely! Very spacious, well furnished, exactly as described. The air conditioners worked extremely well, so if you are here during the hot summer months, you’ll be assured of a cool oasis in the city. Complimentary wi-fi access and even free cell phone to make local calls, or call a taxi.

I highly recommend this apartment, and I will stay here again on my next visit to Athens. Thanks again for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you. Also, thank your friends who recommended us to you. We try our best. I do enjoy helping our guests with their island adventures and with the places around Athens. We want your holiday to be memorable.
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5

Spectacular stay

  • 5 of 5

After a wonderful week in Athens followed by a few days on Santorini, we arrived home.

We wanted to thank you for the use of your apartment. It was ideal in so many ways: close to the Metro (which we used daily), close to many great restaurants and a grocery and the post office, in a quiet neighborhood so we could get a taste of Greek life. Elena was great in so many ways as well: meeting us on arrival, showing us around the apartment, giving us a tour of the neighborhood, and even arranging for our nephew to cook with her mother one morning! It was a highlight for him!

We took many of your travel suggestions, including a trip to the donut shop (KRINOS) delicious! Also, you are right: the Greek salads that Americans make do not compare to the freshness of salads in Greece. In addition to visiting the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Agora, and shopping around Monistriaki, we saw the changing of the guard, a dance performance at the Dora Stratou Theater, spent a day at Delphi, visited Mycenae and Napflio, and spent a night on Hydra, including a visit to the beach. Our favorite local restaurant was the gyro place around the corner from Captain’s (which we also tried). We loved the simple food as well as the young waitress who was very patient in explaining each dish in English both times we ate there.

We felt very well prepared with all of your travel advice and enjoyed every part of our week in Athens. You live in a vibrant city filled with so much history and culture! At the end of every day, we enjoyed coming “home” to your apartment to relax.

Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday. The restaurant merchants enjoyed your enthusiasm towards the Greek food, and the culture.
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5

Fabulous space and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four adults + one 11 year old spent a wonderful 7 nights in this apartment, which fit the description well, including plenty of space for all. We especially appreciated the air conditioning (necessary in late June), laundry, and kitchen. The neighborhood is quiet and an easy walk to the post office, ATM, grocery store, Metro, and many wonderful restaurants. Being away from most tourist areas (yet close enough via Metro), we felt we got a feel for local Athens. The best part of this apartment, though, is the owner's thoughtfulness in sending lots of travel suggestions and advice ahead of time and responding quickly to questions of all sorts. In addition, her manager (who lives downstairs) was very friendly and helpful, even arranged for our nephew to cook Greek food one day! We would absolutely recommend this apartment to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try our very best to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country.
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5

Amazing find!

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son and I stayed at this apartment in Dafni for 14 days and loved the accommodations and location! You're really able to live like locals and there are grocery stores, markets, ATM's, a variety of restaurants, coffee shops & bars, and specialty stores nearby. The Metro is within walking distance too so you can be away from the main tourist areas but still able to get to the the beach or city center really easy. The apartment has everything you need if you want to save money and cook a few meals there and the washer was really nice to have. The beds were very comfortable, the air conditioning worked great, and I loved the sunny kitchen & living room:). Maria is an exceptional owner and sent me numerous emails before our trip, providing me with a wealth of information about the food, language, and places to visit. Elena was very helpful too and she walked us around the neighborhood, showing us everything we might need. Manolis, the taxi driver Maria recommends was also incredibly helpful and was always on time and waiting for us if we were returning from a day cruise, overnight visit to an island, or trip to Meteora. Maria, Elena, and Manolis are three of the most friendly and helpful people I have ever met and I highly recommend this apartment for your visit to Athens.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa, we try to give our guests a touch of home comfort, and a great Greek experience.
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St. Charles, IL
5

Best Location for Tourists

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this establishment for 8 days and had a wonderful time. The apartment was very specious for our family. Very clean, comfortable, and linen for all of us. Some necessary bathroom needs were there ( toilet paper, hand soap and shampoos). The neighborhood was lovely, safe and housed numerous coffee houses and restaurants. We ate at a restaurant that the owner recommended near the house that had the best lamb and veal chops we had ever tasted couple of nights. Another regular restaurant that we visited for lunch was "Captains". Very authentic food and friendly place.

Our agent was helpful at all times and willing to even walk us around the neighborhood to show us all that the lovely area had.

We also enjoyed the Farmer's market with their fresh produce and fish. The kitchen was well equipped for some of our meals at home. We had a wonderful time and will come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario Canada
5

GREAT HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

As we entered Athens airport, our private taxi provided by Maria, was there to pick us up and transfer us to the apartment. The house was large, clean and very inviting. The area was very inviting with shops, coffee shops, and restaurants. A true Greek neighborhood. Maria's taxi service made our excursions very easy and care free for our family. This place was a great find. With Maria's help along with Elena's expert advice to visit places in the city, we were able to visit places that only locals visit.

This trip was a full Greek experience. Thank you for your help and hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
E. Venizelos Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Walking distance
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Piraeus-
Nearest Golf
6 Metres
7 miles away at Glyfada
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Walking distance
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Parnesos
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Glyfada Boula, Bouliagmeni
Car: not necessary

The apartment is 200 meters from Dafni Metro rail. In 4 minutes you are at the Acropolis Museum and the entrance to the hill that will take you to the Parthenon.

Another few minutes of Metro transportation you are at the center of town, where the Parliament is with the changing of the guards. Plaka, Monastiraki, Bonaki museum and other tourists attractions.

You can take a short taxi ride and go the Archeological Museum that is only 5 minutes by taxi ride or 10 by bus.

The Dafni neighborhood has numerous restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, schools, police station, and parks, with a kiddie part right around the corner of the apartment.

Other Activities: Antiquities in Athens and nearby areas

Golf: Glyfada Golf course is about 8 to 9 kilometers away and it is private. You pay a daily fee.

Ski: At Parnisos, you pay a daily user fee. Take a taxi there. It is about 20 kilometers depending on weather conditions.

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Rates & Availability

Central Athens Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Summer-Fall
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$92
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$92
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55

No security Deposit.
Extra adult guests after 2 guests - €10.00 a day.
Cleaning €35,00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Athens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • Shower has excellent pressure and the water gets hot quickly. The main bathroom is large according to European standards, with a window. The second bathroom has a sink and a toilet with a small window for ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two individual bedrooms with their own doors. Master bedroom has French doors leading to a balcony. Both bedrooms have new mattresses, are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. Master bedroom has an antique wall closet and cabinet with connection for internet and a TV with VCR and DVDs. Twin beds bedroom has a wall closet with drawers. Large to accommodate your clothes, with iron board and iron. A baby crib is available. A European sofa bed is located in the dining room. The room can be closed off from the hall way and the Living area to create a private room. A firm extra sleeping area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We have a private chauffer that could drive you anywhere you want for a reasonable price. Tours can be make by him to make your stay more enjoyable. If you are limited with time, the driver can make the difference for you to see all of the antiquities faster and with a private person who knows the history of the places that you will visit.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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