“We had an amazing time, in this fabulous home!” Words cannot describe how perfect this home is. We enjoyed our stay very much, the house has everything you need, it is very well appointed to accomodate a large family. The terrace is amazing, the views are spectacular, and Carole was amazing, she always answered my Emails right back, when we got there she gave us recommendations on dinning options and always made sure we were taken care off, she arranged all transportation and tours. Cannot wait to go back to Athens and stay at this amazing place.
Quiet Cozy Penthouse, 2bd/3ba by RealGreece Concierge, Private Driver, Guides
A Traveler's Dream 'Home Away'
Carole and Basil are superlative hosts and have created a wonderful home away in this amazingly well appointed two-story penthouse apartment. We were only three, but the apartment can actually sleep several more comfortably. Nadia met us and walked us through all the things we needed to know from kitchen, office amenities, TV and WiFi along with books, games and DVDs. We were left with a lovely gift basket with wine, a loaf of fresh bread and many Greek treats. When we registered, Carole sent a very comprehensive guide to the apartment, neighbourhood and Athens' points of interest - which we gratefully referred to often. It's a super neighbourhood and we would have liked to explore more if our time hadn't been so pre-disposed. Great shopping, cafe's and tavernas. We had a supreme dinner at a local taverna that will remain a secret amongst the Kezios' guests and other lucky people. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and there were plenty of fluffy thick towels, bathrobes and extra blankets. Every room had a balcony and windows on each side of the apartment made for a bright and airy atmosphere. There is a washer and dryer and a selection of Korres (natural Greek) bathroom products along with hairstyling items. Our early morning coffee or evening glass of wine was most enjoyed on the spacious terrace and we had all our meals out there as well. The area is very quiet and safe, yet only two short blocks to the main road where you can grab a quick taxi ride to the Acropolis or Syntagma (under 4€). It is walking distance of 20 - 30 minutes or a shorter trolley ride to town. We took our car at the last minute and did not arrange for parking which we would the next time. One evening we were lucky to get a place close by and one, not so lucky in this popular area - especially late at night - as we were told. We have already referred this apartment to friends. It is clearly a place anticipating a traveller's every comfort. Carole or Nadia are always a phone call away. If anything, it was a little too comfortable and we found our itinerary slipping as we lounged over a second cup of coffee in the sun on the terrace. We will be back for sure. …
ACROPOLIS Athens lovely flat
+ points: location was awesome. Super convenient to go to acropolis and the museum. The place itself was really pretty too as described on photograph. Very clean. The owner was very responsive on whatsapp and she also arranged taxi transport for us with her own driver at a small cost, which made the whole trip very relaxing and stress free.
- points: we had cold shower on 2/3 days, which was not ideal and needs to be fixed. …
Athens First Duplex was a wonderful gateway to even more wonderful Greece
Having interest in history, nature, food and culture we wanted to visit Greece for a while. We finally planned this trip amidst the Euro zone turmoil. We arrived in Athens airport with no expectations on how our visit would turn out.
When we stepped out of the airport, Nikos, the driver Carole arranged was waiting with a placard. From that point till we left Athens 12 days later, we were treated for full of surprises all over Greece. Our stay at First Duplex provided an excellent base to arrange day trips, find great restaurants, reliable taxi service and great shopping as well. (Btw, the taxi fares through Carole were competetive with the ones from Fodors. The itineraries suggested by Carole were fantastic!)
Athens First Duplex is located in a pleasant and quite neighborhood. It is in a modern five story complex with all the amenities and comforts that made it feel like a home away from home. The facility owener Carole and the manager Nadia went out of their ways to make our stay very pleasant. Mornings we would walk down to one of several bakeries within walking distance and pickup fresh bread and other delecacies to start the day. There was a vegitable vendor with his sons selling fresh olives, vegitables and fruits. We would pick up milk and greek yogurt (made locally in clay pots!) from small family owned grocery stores.
Although the apartment is in a quite neighborhood, the main street is less than 100 meters away. Acroplois is 3 km and we would take taxi for 5 euros. The only problem we had as with taking taxis back to the apartment. Many taxi drivers were not professional drivers. They lost their jobs and taken up to taxis temporarily. Though they were nice, didn't know the streets well. Luckily, we solved this issue by asking them to talk to Nikos who would answer promptly.
Summarizing, we had a wonderful experience with the stay at First Duplex and the help we got from Carole and her stayff in planning the trip. We would strongly recommend their services. …
Acropolis Luxury Freetransfer
Fabulous location and an amazing Hostess!
The apartment was very nice and very spacious! The location can not be beat! Parking in this area is definitely not easy, but very easy walking distance to EVERYWHERE! Fabulous! …
Our five night stay in the Acropolis View A&B was wonderful. All thirteen of us were very comfortable with the accommodations. We travelled from the United States and for the first time that all 13 of us have been together considering that we reside in Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV and Houston, TX. We all enjoyed the city of Athens, the culture, the locals and of course the food! The penthouse is located near the center of Athens that it was easy to get to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, and the old Olympic Stadium as well Plaka (souvenir shopping). I have extended family that lives in Greece so it was easy for us to get together. I want to thank Carole and Basil for taking the time with all the questions I had prior to arrival as well as thank Nadia for her help while we were staying at the penthouse. Nine of my travelling group visited Greece for the first time and they enjoyed it so much that they want to return. Thanks again for a wonderful experience from beginning to end from all of us. Tom. …
RealGreece Acropolis Blue 4Bd/4Ba Condo Walk to Sites, Private driver & guide
Nice apartment for 7 people
We were 2 families with 3 kids aged 11,13 and 16. Everyone had plenty of space to relax and the kitchen and laundry facilities were fully utilized during our 7 day stay.
The apartment was a 5€ taxi ride to all the main tourist attractions and easy to get in and out of every day. Since we stayed in February, we didn't get to utilize the outside veranda or the rooftop terrace as it was too cold but both spaces are lovely.
The elevator did not work on the weekends and this may be an issue if you have mobility issues as the apartment was on the fifth floor. However, it was not an issue for us. We are not sure it is gets turned off as the rest of the building space is offices and may not be open on the weekend.
Nadia was very helpful and allowed us to stay in the apartment a little later than the regular checkout time as our flight was for the early afternoon.
Carole arranged Nick to drive us around on 2 separate day trips to Delphi and the Peloponnese area and was very accommodating to our needs. …