Fully equiped apartment near the historical center of Athens (Kallithea Area) with direct access to public transport.
The apartment is 87 sq.m. containing two large bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room.
It may accommodate 4 to 5 persons with possibility for extra beds, if needed.
We will be glad to serve any particular need you may have regarding your trip or accommodation.
The apartment is located near the following areas: New Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, Monastiraki, Plaka, Thisseio, Metaxourgeio, New National Opera, Onassis Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Faliro Beach and Piraeus Port.
Accès des voyageurs
The apartment is fully equipped. Indicative room equipment:
Kitchen: plates, glasses, cups, pots, cutlery, oven, fridge, coffee-machine, toaster, juicer
Bathroom: body-towels, face-towels, bathrobes, hair-dryer
King Size Double Bed (1.80mx2.00m), TV, sheets, coverlet, pillows-pillow cases
Living Room: sofa, TV, bookcase
The apartment is fully air-conditioned and has wi-fi internet access and land-line connection.
Apart from the above, all guest have access to the gym-area as well as to the laundry located into the building.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
All guests are welcomed with a bottle of fine greek wine. We are at your disposal for any assistance you may need during your stay.
The neighborhoods of Kallithea-Xarokopou, Makrianni and Koukaki are south of the Acropolis and Mount Filopapou. They are bordered by Syngrou Avenue to the south and the beautiful pedestrian avenue of Dionissiou Areopagitou to the north and are therefore within easy walking distance of just about anywhere in Athens that you would want to be.
Makrianni was really put on the map when the Acropolis Museum opened, along with the Acropolis metro station. Before that it was like any other area of Athens with its apartment buildings and lack of green space. But the park-ification plans of Athens were good to the neighborhood and it is now one of the most popular walking areas in the city. It is hard to remember the days when both Makrianni Street and D Areopagitou were choked with buses, cars and carbon-monoxide and the Plaka stopped abruptly at the end of Byronas street. But now it is a continuation of walk-able Athens, not to mention ride-able Athens on Segeways and skateboards, bicycles and other more traditional means of transportation. The neighborhood has three major sites, the first being of course the Acropolis which rises out of the trees and ruins of the ancient temples below it. The second is the new Acropolis Museum, waiting patiently for the return of the Elgin Marbles and attracting thousands of visitors a day. The third is the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Makrianni Street which runs next to the museum and leads to S Areopagitou.
Mount Filopapou, AthensBesides the Acropolis museum there is not much to see in the neighborhood itself but its proximity to the important places you'll want to visit make it an excellent place to stay. Go up Makrianni Street and cross D Areopagitou and you enter the Plaka on Byronas Street. If you go right on D Areopagitou you come to Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Gardens and the Panathinaiko Stadium. Go left on D. Areopagitou (I am going to know how to spell this name by the time I finish this section) and you pass the ancient Theater of Dionysious, the Theater of Herod Atticus, the entrance to the Acropolis, and if you continue you will go through the neghborhood of Thission and wind up in Monastiraki, and chances are good you won't have seen a car along the way. If you like the countryside you can walk for hours on the wooded paths of Mount Filopapou and there are few better views of the city than from the monument at the top where you can even see the ferries leaving the port of Pireaus. If you are a runner, walker, or bicycle rider this is the best area in Athens for you. If you are here on Katheri Deftera (Clean Monday) this is where Athenians come to fly their kites in celebration of lent and the streets and pathways are filled with food vendors, musicians and families.
Acropolis MuseumBy the way, one of the beautiful old buildings that stand in front of the Acropolis Museum whose owners went through years of legal wrangling when the city wanted to tear them town because they spoiled the view is owned by Vangelis Papathanasiou, otherwise known as Vangelis, who wrote (or recorded at least) the theme song to Chariots of Fire and more importantly was the brilliant mind behind Aphrodite's Child, the most important rock group to come out of Greece. The owners of these properties fought the city and publicized their plight with this flyer which was taped to one of the buildings which gives you an idea of how frustrating it can be dealing with the Greek bureaucracy. But thankfully the buildings are still standing so at least in this situation their ineptitude has actually been beneficial to the city. The way the beautiful vines hanging from the rooftop are fake. But you gotta give them credit for trying. The neighborhood is full of beautiful old neo classic houses and if you are a student of architecture you will enjoy walking the streets and spotting them nestled amongst the 5 story apartment buildings that many of them were torn down to build.
Drakou Street, KoukakiIn the last year or so the neighborhood of Koukaki has become yet another happening area to go to at night or even on a sunny day. Much of the activity centers around two pedestrian streets that connect Veikou Street with Syngrou Avenue. If you walk down Makrianni Street with the Acropolis Museum on your right and the tourist restaurants and cafes on your left and cross Hatzihristou street you can continue on Veikou Street and after about 3 blocks turn left on Drakou Street. The street is more of a park than a street with cafes, restaurants and a bar or two, all with tables and chairs outdoors. At the end of Drakou is the Syngrou-Fix metro station so you can get here easily from just about anywhere in the city. If Drakou seems a little too mainstream for you take a right before Syngrou on Androutsou Street and there are several cool cafe-bars.
Olymbou StreetIf you keep walking down Veikou or Dimatrokopolou or Androutsou streets you will come to the second of these pedestrian streets called Olymbou. One of my favorite old style cafeneons is here, called Cafe tou Lolou which has very nice mezedes and is about as un-trendy as you can get in Athens. Otherwise you have your pick of a number of bistros, ouzeries, psistarias, cafes, and family style restaurants on both Olymbou and Drakou. If you are coming from Syntagma you can take the 1,5, 15 and 18 trolley and get off at either stop (Drakou or Olymbou) or if you take the #15 you can go all the way to the neighborhood of Petralona, a former refugee settlement which is now one of the centers of eating and nightlife. If you decide to walk it check out Dolixi, a cafeneon on Dimitrakopoulou Street owned by and frequented by the people from the island of Ikaria.
Dionysiou AreopagitouThe Acropolis metro station, which should be called the Acropolis Museum metro station because it is nowhere near the entrance to the Acropolis and is right next to the museum, is on the corner of Makrianni and Ath Diakou Streets and from there is it a 2 minute journey to Syntagma where you can take the metro or the X96 bus to the airport, and a 4 minute journey to Omonia Square where you can catch the metro to the port of Pireaus. If you walk to Vassillisas Olgas Street, by the entrance to the Temple of Zeus you can take the coastal tram to Faliron, Glyfada and Voula. The E22 bus that goes along the coast all the way to Saronida, half way to Sounion stops near the intersection of D Aeropagitou and Amalias Avenue. The #15 and the #5 Trolley will take you all the way to the National Museum and back and you can catch it on Dimitrakopoulou street or on Amalias Avenue in front of the National Gardens.
Hello, I'm Nick and I live in Athens. I will be glad to provide you a comfortable accommodation during your stay in our beautiful and sunny city.