Athens First Duplex Penthouse
Condo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Downtown Athens, luxury 3 bedroom 2 bath penthouse with full American style kitchen featuring full size appliances, full size clothes washer and dryer, free WiFi and international long distance phone service. Private veranda and Acropolis view terrace.
This contemporary homes features imported Sealy Posturepedic beds in each of its three bedrooms. Two triple rooms each sleep 3 guests in one Queen bed and one twin bed, while the third bedroom sleeps 2 guests in a double bed. Two additional guests can be accommodated on a super comfy sofa sleeper.
In addition to our fabulous full size fridge, stove, and oven, the kitchen is loaded with extras including a coffee maker, blender, sandwich/waffle grill, complete sets of cookware and table service, making this not only a great home in the city for a quick breakfast, but also a terrific retreat when you've visited one of our neighborhoods three outdoor farmers' markets and want to try your hand at a Greek feast (we even provide some English language Greek cookbooks to get you started!
Our guests repeatedly tell us that our homes exceeded all expectations. This is because we, too, are vacation rental travelers, and as expats in Athens we know what it is like to want to come home to a comfortable, familiar apartment where friends and family can spread out and relax after a day exploring the historical center of Athens, the beaches along the souther coast, or climbing the ruins around Nafplion or Delphi.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Glyfada 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: El. Venizelos International Airport 21 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
These days we're all obligated to travel lighter and lighter, and that makes our homes even more attractive. Not only will you find our beds fitted with super silky high thread count bed linens, you'll find the closets stocked with fluffy soft bath sheets and towels - we've even provided wash clothes and hand towels as well as thick cotton bath robes. And our guests who are venturing off to the beach for the day will find beach towels provided specifically for this purpose.
As you might imagine, families love our places, and we're glad, because we love kids. To welcome you home to Athens, we provide a crib and high chair for the littlest travelers in your family and a nice selection of games and movies for kids of all ages.
And at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like our spacious verandas to relax with a glass of wine or our terrace for stunning Acropolis views.
|Further details outdoors|
Although there's no need for a car to explore central Athens, many of our guests wisely choose to base themselves in Athens while exploring the greater Attica area (Sounion, Vravona and Marathon) or the Argoloid Peninsula (Nemea, Mycenae, Corinth). Fortunately for them we've got indoor parking (extra fee) just adjacent to the apartment. For those who want a rental car only for the day, there are several agencies we work with who will be pleased to pick you up so that you can sneak off the back way to the highway, avoiding the maze of streets within the Syntagma Square and historic center areas.
Minimum stay 3 consecutive nights, although occasionally we may find ourselves with a "hole" in our calendar, so feel free to ask about 2 night stays, but please, don't be upset if we just can't offer it.
We do require that the primary renter of our property be 25 years or older, and valid ID and major credit card are required.
A 500 euro reservation deposit holds your dates with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
We accept payment by most major credit cards as well as bank wires and, from our US guests, personal checks on US bank accounts when booked more than 60 days in advance of arrival.
The Attica region
Explore Attica, Delphi, the Peloponnese, and the islands all from your comfortable home base in Athens. Why both packing and unpacking when you can venture out to the port of Pireaus and catch a flying dolphin to Hydra or Aegina and be back in your own comfortable bed that night?
Delphi is a great day trip, visit the lovely mountain village of Arahova en route - we can even arrange a driver for your trip, or help you reserve a car and do it on your own with our provided maps! The Argoloid peninsula is the perfect day trip for everyone: Archeology, beaches, wineries and great food, make this a day to please everyone, while getting you back to your comfortable Sealy bed that night.
Historical and modern Athens at your feet! While the historical centre is just a 10 - 15 minute walk from the penthouse, en route you will pass the Old Olympic Stadium, Hadrien's Arch and the Temple of Zeus, Syntagma Square and the changing of the guard in from of the Parliment. You can also visit the President and Prime Minister's homes en route to Syntagma, and join the Evzones as they march to their positions in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier!!
Trendy and chic Kolonaki is located just a 10 minute walk from the penthouse, and en route you might want to visit the National Art Gallery, the Byzantine Museum, the War Museum (great for airplane enthusiasts!), the Benaki Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art.
At your feet is the vibrant Imittou shopping district. A double wide, boulevard type street, with one side pedestrian, is lined with trees and cafes and is the place for an afternoon "volta" with the locals. Two indoor movie houses and two outdoor movie theaters, for summer films under the stars. Cafes and restaurans, great shopping and even three farmer's markets each week make this the perfect home away from home in the centre of Athens.
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15 Jan 2014
"We had an wonderful time welcoming the New Year in Athens and look forward to returning."
Carole did an incredible job helping us to put this trip together. We traveled as a group of 7 with older kids and we all had a wonderful time. Carole's suggestions for day trips and things to-do in Athens were perfect for us. We never would have had such a wonderful trip without Carole's help. The apartment suited our needs perfectly and the guides and the driver were all professional and made you just want to return. Thank you, Carole!
13 Jan 2014
"Perfect base for exploring Atica..."
This was my first booking directly to owner... I had doubts, but when you do business with Mrs. Carole you are with No 1 in business. Everything she offered, explained, is true and very helpfull. The … More
12 Jan 2014
"Perfection: wonderful apartment for family Christmas trip"
After viewing numerous apartments online, we narrowed down to two apartments in Athens and selected 'Athens First' (the other apartment was with the same owner). From our first step in the … More
29 Oct 2013
"A very good location and a great apartment."
Easy access to Syntagma Square and the City center by 10 minutters busdrive or half an hour walk. A great sunny apartment with views to Acropolis from the upper floor of the house. Authentic restaurants in the neigbourhood where you can enjoy great food. We were a couple, so space was not a topic. A very thourough description from the owners gives advices of where to eat, shop etc. If you follow the advices you live like a greek.
8 Jul 2013
"Centrally located Apartment with all amenities"
We were a family of four with two grown children ages 23 and 26. Rather than pay the price of 3 hotel rooms we opted for this lovely 3 bedroom apartment. Carole, the owner, thought of everything … More
1 Jun 2013
"Acropolis View L - great apartment, great host"
This review is for the new apartment, Acropolis View L, where we stayed in May, 2013. The apartment is very spacious, clean, modern, and comfortable. The view is magnificent: the Acropolis and Aegea… More
29 May 2013
"Highly Recommended! Spotless, functional, comfortable, with an amazing host!"
We were so happy to settle into our apartment after a very long trip. The penthouse was spotless, very comfortable, and wonderfully located. I was worried about it being quiet at night in such an urban settling, but this place is tucked just far enough off the main road, that it was delightful in the evenings. We would enjoy our meals on the outside terrace, and retire to our comfortable beds. Everything was functional in the apartment. There was even a clothes dryer! We came to realize this is hard to come by in Greece.
Just a few minutes walk is everything you may need. A few banks, a pharmacy, many bakeries, and lots of restaurants and urban shops. Carole is an exceptional host. While we were there, she came by and gave us even more details as to where to eat authentic Greek food, and several other tips. It was such a pleasure being in contact with her, and she is so helpful. We hired her recommended driver for both our airport transportation, and a day trip to the Peloponnese. He was punctual, very friendly, flexible, informative, and overall a pleasure to travel with. Our three year old took to him really fast! :)
15 May 2013
"Great Apartment, Good Location = Great Fun"
We were three women staying at the Athens First apartment in early April. We loved the apartment - it felt very much like home. It had everything we needed, was comfortable. It made for a good home… More
9 May 2013
"This is an owner who cares"
We booked this apartment for 4 days in April, three ladies travelling together. It was perfect for us. We found it clean, well appointed and equipped. I would not hesitate to recommend it. We didn… More
14 Apr 2013
"Fabulous apartment with a great balcony and lounge."
We had a wonderful stay in this penthouse apartment. It was quiet and very well equiped. It is a 30 minute walk to the centre of Athens and all its amazing sights. The food market tour was brilliant and gave us the chance to try some great cheeses and meats. The supermarket down the road has a good supply of fresh food.
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