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GREEK HERITAGE ARISTOCRATIC 1930'S ATHENS APT. - SLEEPS UP TO 10

Matina Agiorgiti

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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GREEK HERITAGE ARISTOCRATIC 1930'S ATHENS APT. - SLEEPS UP TO 10

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday apartment in Central Athens - Fokionos Negri 23

5 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 2.5 bathrooms, (sleeps up to 8)

The apartment building, designed by Belgian architects was commissioned in the 1930’s by industrialist Lanaras. It is among the city’s few remaining, authentic art deco style buildings. It was built in the area of Kipseli, where the Athenian ‘crème de la crème’ rich and famous resided between the 1930’s until 1980’s, such as Maria Callas and many ship-owners. Within a short distance from the Acropolis and the historic center of Athens, the apartment overlooks the renowned café-filled, tree-lined pedestrian zone of Fokionos Negri and is opposite the famous fountain/sculpture “The Bather” by Halepas (1851 to 1930).

In the late 1980’s it was bought and renovated by the international banker (and earlier Greek-resistance fighter) Nicholas Agiorgiti and his wife, artist and esthete Kalliroe. They had both escaped from Greece for Montreal, in 1968 due to the Junta occupation. After decades of neglect, the eccentric couple, upon their return, took on the 360sqm apartment for renovation. Staying true to its original style, they filled it with their collections and transformed it into a unique living environment again. Further to the space’s esthetical quality, the home became a hearth and meeting point for artistic and political intellectuals. Many times their vivid discussions, often accompanied by music, went on, well into the early morning hours..

The apartment is filled with art, antiquities, Byzantine and post Greek-revolution items collected by its earlier owners. Its ceilings are over 4m high and rooms are large. It still has the original paint on the walls and is very atmospheric. Imagine sitting amongst the portraits of Lord Byron, Maria Callas, Shelly, the Nobel prize poet Angellos Sikelianos and dancer Isadora Duncan. Or wandering past Anatolian style iron vases, rare Chinese vases, swords from the 1830 revolution and colorful oriental hand-woven rugs. Imagine a place without air-condition, telephones, microwaves. Just quietness, intertwined with a saxophone coming through the window overlooking the pedestrian path.

Since the old times, the chic district of Kipseli, has evolved into a bubbling poli-cultural area of Athens, no longer glamorous, it still is a rich source of the city’s beautiful authentic architecture. Nearby is the main boulevard of Patission, from where a mutitude of buses and trolleys pass. You can hop into a taxi to take you to Kolonaki, the Acropolis and the historical center in 10 minutes. The National Archeological museum and grand park ‘Pedion tou Areos’ is within walking distance. The nearest beach at 'Faliron', which also has a yacht marina, is about 20 minutes away by taxi or by the slower tram....

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Matina Agiorgiti (Owner)
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About Matina Agiorgiti

Hi I am Matina. I am a best-selling author and connoisseur of ancient Greek haute cuisine...

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Matina has a dazzling apartment at the center of Athens. This is in a beautiful art deco building and the apartment itself gives you a sense of grand living in the old days. It has very large rooms with high ceilings and is filled with light everywhere. Artistically decorated, the apartment has a modern and at the same time traditional feel. It is well suited for large parties, as people can enjoy sharing the space without feeling cramped. Matina herself is a great hostess, friendly, lively and completely honest.

Marina Kotzamani, Assistant Professor, Theatre Dept. University of Peloponnese
Jun 2012
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Greek Heritage Aristocratic 1930's Athens Apt. - Sleeps up to 10
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Greek Heritage Aristocratic 1930's Athens Apt. - Sleeps up to 10
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p374738
+30 -210 7253542
Central Athens Athens
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formidable holiday home in central Athens

  • 4 out of 5
We were totally impressed by the size and location of the apartment.
Before travelling the owner already gave us detailed and useful information about accommodation, parking and surrounding.
We had a really nice stay and would always try to get there, if we would come to Athens again.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comment. We are happy that you were able to enjoy and appreciate our space. It is true, that it is an 'impressionable' apartment, including antiquities and other Greek heritage items. Since your stay, we have added more items to its original collection and hope to add more in the future. Yes! It is certainly a large space to fill Probably one of the largest apartments in Central Athens!
The location of the apartment on the pedestrian path is certainly nice. It is very lucky that the home's balcony is exactly on the tree height, so one can enjoy the green- as if it is in one's own garden. The area bubbling with life, especialy near the cafes, but for those who are here to visit the sights of Athens, in 10 minutes they are in the historical centre. I hope you were able to take advantage of this close distance and see many interesting things in the old part of town and around the Acropolis area.
Thank you for respecting our space. You seemed like a very happy family. We would be very happy to see you, either as our guests or just socially, if you are in Athens again.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Athens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
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Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Piraeus
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Glyfada
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Larissis Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Faliron Marina
Car: not necessary

Fokionos Negri is 5 minutes taxi ride from the city center of Athens (Parliament Square). It is an old-aristocratic neighbourhood, with many beautiful buildings. The apartment is located opposite a fountain, and the whole street is a tree-lined pedestrian area filled with restaurants and coffee shops. The home is located near a main Boulevard of Athens named 'Patission', from where you can hop into a taxi to take you to the Acropolis and the historical centre in 10 minutes. The National Archeological museum is within walking distance. The nearest beach at 'Faliron', which also has a prestigious yacht marina, is about 20 minutes away by taxi.

Other Activities: sightseeing

Golf: Glyfada Golf Club is 30 minutes away by taxi.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Central Athens, Athens

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2 night minimum stay
€480
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee €80
Refundable Damage Deposit €300
Notes There is 80 $ cleaning surcharge for up to 1 week of stay.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Central Athens in Athens

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 360 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom has gaz heating and takes a moment for hotwater to come in. Showers are suggested instead of baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • THE HOUSE SLEEPS 10 PEOPLE EASILY. Various bed combinations can be created depending on your needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Notes:
There housekeeper. If you would like to use her services such as tidy up, ironing, washing laundry, shopping etc., please enquire with your enquiry.
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