HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Send this page to a friend

Thank You

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

ACROPOLIS LYKAVITTOS VIEW VACATION RENTALS WALK TO SITES, SYNTAGMA

Carole Heiman-Kezios

Advertiser since 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Greek
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Contact the Manager

Carole Heiman-Kezios

Advertiser since 2005
Speaks English, Greek
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

ACROPOLIS LYKAVITTOS VIEW VACATION RENTALS WALK TO SITES, SYNTAGMA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Central Athens - Acropolis View Penthouse

No.1 Rated Athens Condos, Best Beds, Free Int'l Calls, Wifi, Wash/dry & More!

Now you can have the best of both worlds in central Athens. The convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites and a home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle. yet just 15 minutes by foot from the Acropolis.

Perfect for your short stop in Athens or a longer sojourn. Light, bright and airy, this contemporary furnished 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms with 2, 3 & 4 full baths feature large verandas, balconies & terraces, American style kitchens and open living rooms where you can enjoy your morning coffee away from the noise of the city.

Our bedrooms feature imported American Sealy beds & silky soft bed linens. Enjoy an ouzo on the veranda or the roof terrace, overlooking the Acropolis, or Lykavittos and the mountains. Just returning from the islands? Feel free to use our washer and dryer to wash away the salt before you head off to explore the sites & museums of historical Athens.

Please note that our rates are based on the number of guests. The rates shown here may not be accurate for your size group. Please inquire as rates for 5-12 guests will be higher.

More Details

Details for holiday condo Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This light, bright and airy three bedroom 2 bath duplex penthouse is as perfect for 2 guests as for 6. The main floor features a Queen bedroom and a full bath with walk in shower, along with the open floor plan living room and dining room. The full American kitchen is great for a quick breakfast or a Greek feast enjoyed on the spacious private veranda or the spectaular terrace overlooking the entire city and the Acropolis.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Carole Heiman-Kezios (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Greek

About Carole Heiman-Kezios

Who would have thought when I boarded a plane for Greece more than 20 years ago, planning on backpacking through the mountains and then heading north through then Yugoslavia I'd end up making Greece my second home?

But here I am, 20 something years later, running a fabulous Greek vacation rental business with historic homes & penthouses in Athens and traditional Cycladic homes on the island of Tinos, planning Greek travel itineraries and leading small group tours around my adopted homeland and loving the life that I am lucky enough to be living. Of course I did pick up an equally crazy, workaholic Greek husband along the way, as well as a stray Greek animal or two!

Carole Heiman-Kezios purchased this condo in 2003

Why Carole Heiman-Kezios chose Central Athens

Although I traveled around Greece for many years, after Basil and I married we started spending more time in Athens - usually staying with his mother. But I wanted a little pied a terre to call my own, and while spending a few months alone in Athens studying Greek I came to know the Pagrati Mets area, which I fell in love with. It's the perfect Athens neighborhood, full of squares (platieas), friendly locals, an outdoor farmers market three times a week - all within walking distance of the historic center and the best museums in Athens!

What makes this condo unique

When Basil and I started looking for a place to call our own in Athens, I'd lived and rented enough Athens apartments to have some ground rules:

1. It must be walking distance (no more than 10 -20 min) to the Acropolis, Syntagma, Kolonaki & the museums.

2. It must have outdoor living space.

3. It must have a view that screams ATHENS. Of course an Acropolis view was first on my list, but the beautiful Cycladic St George church atop Lykavittos Hill is very beautiful as well - so either would do (and both would be smashing!)

4. Not many Americans know about the 'fotagogo' or air shaft that runs through most Athens apartment buildings. It is designed to air out the bathroom and/or kitchen, but also means that you have an early morning symphony from all of the units in your building ... not something I was willing to get used to (I guess I'm a bit of a spoiled American girl deep down)

5. Acceptable paper disposal after use. Yes, more of my spoiled nature came out when I started living 'local' in Athens and discovered that little sign in the bathroom: PLEASE DO NOT THROW PAPER IN THE TOILET (sometimes translated as: Please do not throw paper AT the toilet ....) Regardless, I needed to be able to flush my used paper ... and so, all of our homes offer the unique benefit of being able to flush it down!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Each year after a London business trip my colleagues and I travel to a new country to experience the culture and learn more about the people of that region. There is no better way than to stay in an apartment in a residential section of the city! Staying in one of Carole’s apartments in Athens is second to none! While the apartment itself was outstanding with all the comforts of home (especially the plush bath towels… much better than a 5-star hotel) what separated Carole’s apartment from all the rest I’ve rented was, well, Carole. The 40+ page PDF detailing the ins and outs of Athens is just a starter. Carole makes herself available to you for what feels like 24x7! The insights into the off-the-beaten-track spots to eat were top shelf. It was the best, most authentic Greek meals served by the nicest locals. Oh, and when I could not figure out how to activate the heat properly Basil took great care of me from Chicago (Carole happened to be in Athens while I was there… unfortunately we never had a chance to meet in person. Next time.) In a word, this experience was perfect! Thank you, Carole & Basil!



**This review was imported from HomeAway Connect, the HomeAway/Vrbo guestbook that was discontinued in early 2014**
Mar 2013
  • 1 of 23

Why HomeAway

About Us

Carole Heiman Kezios
Greek Vacation Rentals
1400 N Halsted
60642 Chicago
VAT Reg No
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
business
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52908
+1 -(312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Hørsholm
5

A great location

  • 5 out of 5
A great location, Easy access to the City center. The owners recommendations of food, restaurants etc. are excellent and if you follow them you live like a greek. A great sunny apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52908
+1 -(312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

Perfect refuge in a perfect location

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment we made contact with Carole, everything was perfect: the communication, the apartment, the location, the recommendations for shopping and restaurants, her recommendation of Nick as a driver and guide. Carole truly understands hospitality, and what it means to be a traveller in a foreign country.

I highly recommend Athens, the neighbourhood and the apartment - we had the most incredible holiday filled with history, food, sunshine and relaxation. We couldn't possibly ask for more, except the privilege of returning one day.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52908
+1 -(312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Never wanted to leave

  • 5 out of 5
We were a party of three adults, so we found this apartment perfect for our needs. We had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves. The welcome basket was perfect and all the arrangements for airport pickup and day tours were perfect. We loved the location, close to lots of useful places and interesting things to do and see. The property was ideal, with everything we could possibly want. We're pretty self-sufficient and independent people, but Carol provided us with all the contact info we needed in case we ran into any problems. One of the highlights of our stay was watching some of the movies from the "Greek" library in the apartment in the evenings. It was terrific fun to watch "Zorba the Greek" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" while in Athens! So silly, but so fun.

We got to do everything we wanted and had plenty of time to just enjoy Athens. Carol arranged day trips for us that were perfect, so we saw lots of the rest of Greece too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment and Carol to anyone wanting a little "home away from home" while in Athens. There aren't enough good things I can say about Carol or the apartment. Everything was perfect!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52908
+1 -(312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Fabulous stay at this 3 bedroom condo!

  • 5 out of 5
This property was everything it was described to be - absolutely no surprises. Upscale 3 bedroom condo in a modern residential building and convenient location with great amenities for the 5 of us. We stayed for 3 days and we also took advantage of the airport pickup and drop-off service offered. It was really nice to be whisked to our accommodations after a long flight. The condo had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy our stay - spotlessly clean, comfortable, and all modern amenities. Carole provided excellent service from end to end. The 40+ page document she provided ahead of time was invaluable. It not only described every aspect of the condo we needed to know about but also had some excellent restaurant, tourist sites and shopping recommendations in the area. We particularly enjoyed a local taverna recommended. This was a small, non-tourist taverna within walking distance of our condo with the most delicious authentic local greek food and hospitality. There was absolutely no way we would have found this on our own given the local neighbourhood it was tucked within...definitely a local hangout that we took advantage of and priced so well! The free wifi and computer provided with our condo was great. We had some flights rescheduled and it was fabulous to be able to use the computer to handle the changes we had to make. The availability of free international calls back home were a nice perk too! We wouldn't hesitate to stay at this or any of Carole's properties again in future. It's a much better "home" and authentic feel than a stark hotel...and much better value. (P.S. thanks for the surprise beverage we found in our refrigerator upon on our arrival - we really enjoyed it!)
  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52908
+1 -(312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Canada
5

fantastic location

  • 5 out of 5
We really appreciated this penthouse. It is well located and very spacious. The place was super clean and the owner was such a genuine nice person always willing to help us discover this great city. The terrace was amazing for relaxing at the end of the evening. I would rent this place again in a heart beat
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52908
+1 -(312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Madrid, Spain
5

Our 2-week vacation in Greece

  • 5 out of 5
Amazing! We had such a great time in this apartment, it had all the comforts of home. I have actually stayed in two of their apartments in Athens and both were equally perfect and I hope to return very soon. I have traveled through many european countries but have never stayed in such a beautiful apartment. We walked a lot every day in Athens and it was so nice to be able to return to the apartment and have dinner on the terrace, there are lots of really nice restaurants in the area as well. All of the bedrooms are very comfortable with such luxury that I didn't want to return home! We didn't need to take public transportation at all since we were so close to the center, but then again, if we didn't want to walk as much, the metro and buses were very accessible from this location.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Eleftherios Venizelos
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
An entire cafe lined boulevard awaits you
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Pireaus
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Glyfada
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Evangelismos Metro
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Immittou Ring
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
All our favorite local tavernas
Nearest Ski
275 Kilometres
Parnassus
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Falero
Car: not necessary

Downtown, central Athens - In the heart of everything, walk to all the sites. A few minutes walk to the metro or trolley, the National Gardens, Acropolis, Parthenon, the Plaka, Syntagma Square. Coming for a conference or convention? We are an excellent alternative to a hotel and convenient to the Hilton, the Caravel, the University (Panepistimopouli) and the tram to Faliro (Peace and Friendship Stadium).

Other Activities: Archeology, city walking tours, strolling in the national gardens, museums

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Rental rates for this holiday condo in Central Athens, Athens

Rental Basis:
property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Spring Summer
2 Mar 2014 - 13 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$902
for 3 nights
From
$270
$1,744
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
14 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$671
for 3 nights
From
$192
From
$192
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,414
 
 
Winter Holiday
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,304
for 4 nights
From
$302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$918
for 3 nights
From
$275
$1,854
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates quoted are for 4 people based upon 7 night bookings. Please add 50 euro per night for each additional guest up to 6, and 25 euro for each guest after 6 guests. Shorter stays may be higher and no discounts are available during Christmas and Easter and certain special events.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo (terraced)
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The duplex has one full bathroom on each level. The upstairs has a full bathroom with American style bath and shower combination, the main level has a full bathroom with walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Please note that this unit is available in two layouts: One as a 3 bedroom, and the other as a 2 bedroom with loft alcove which sleeps like a 3 bedroom but the loft/alcove does not have a door for privacy. As 2 bedroom/alcove beds are: 1 bedroom w/alcove: 2 doubles, second bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin plus trundle
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
In addition to providing you with everything you need to have a comfortable stay in our home, we can arrange for a number of special bonuses including in house private cooking lessons, in restaurant private cooking lessons, wine tastings, food tours, mountain hiking and biking, off the beaten path Athens tours including Art in Athens and Athens Gallery Hopping. Of course if you would like a more traditional tour, either a day trip to Ancient Corinth or Delphi or a walkabout on the Acropolis, we can set you up with experienced, thoughtful, English speaking guides with a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences. Think of us as your friends and family in Athens!

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

Contact the Manager

Tell the manager when you would like to travel.

Confirm Price & Contact

Enter dates to calculate a quote