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Athens House is quiet, spacious, unique and within the historic centre

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious open plan living with 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. sleeps up to 12

This genuine Athenian home has been refurbished to include double glazed windows, security shutters, air conditioning, insect screens, fully updated electrics and plumbing, year round hot water and wood fire heating whilst maintaining all the original features such as gracious high ceilings, thick stone walls, exposed local brick work, new bathrooms, solid marble kitchen sinks etc.

The large open plan lounge kitchen/dining area features a breakfast bar over looking and opening onto your own private courtyard, perfect for early breakfasts and evening relaxation. Each bedroom has individual character and plenty of space. This boutique accommodation is an oasis in the city providing a unique base from which to enjoy and explore Athens.

The property is very suitable for families, students and groups.

MANY people see Greece as only for summer holidays and miss out on much of the real Greece because of this idea. Athens is fully decorated for the CHRISTMAS SEASON!!..Tavernas offer wonderful winter feasts,open fire places and good wines. The museums etc are less crowded and the streets have a truly festive air. Theatres and live music in full swing..Check it out! With our cosy wood burner fireplace you can enjoy the winter Athens too. The New Year host Carnivale season all over Greece. Check out shows and artists from all over the world. With our special WINTER RATES** come and see us at ATHENS HOUSE. Do something DIFFERENT this winter!!..

Ours is a truly unique experience, living in spacious comfort in a private house right in the historic centre of Athens. A perfect base from which to explore.

More Details

Zoe starr
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Why Zoe starr chose Athens

Genuine Athenian family home!

What makes this house unique

Private oasis in the City Centre. Walking distance to most historic sites.Internal courtyard for al fresco dining and relaxing...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Athens in Central Athens Division

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is en-suite to bedroom 1 and the second bathroom is easily accessible to all.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , EN - SUITE
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 features a queen size brass bed and private en-suite bathroom. An extra single bed fits comfortably if required. Bedroom 2 has a large double bed plus 1 single bed. Bedroom 3 includes a mezzanine floor with built in double bed and 2 single beds at ground level. This room features exposed stone walls and is over looking the internal courtyard. Flexible sleeping arrangements include a sofa divan in the dining area and 2 fold out single beds which can be used in the area of your choice. .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Request no smoking in the bedrooms. Pets negotiable. Groups welcome


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Athens House is quiet, spacious, unique and within the historic centre
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews

Not even a one star

  • 1 of 5

We arrived at 8:00PM, entering the apartment were three dead cockroaches, Marie stated tthat they had sprayed the week before. We saw numerous more alive, in the shower, cabinets. A snail was climbing the wall. Water dripping from the ceiling in the bathroom, faucets in the kitchen didn’t all work, and ants in the kitchen. Cat urine on the sheets, which is why the apt smelled of cat urine. We left around 11:45PM, when we found another apt to go to. Marie said she understood.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal lodging for our group of 8 adults. We liked the fact that we could walk to historic downtown as well as to restaurants in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great central location and fantastic owners!

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very nice and accommodating. The house is spacious and had a good layout to accommodate 12 people. It does get very noisy however at night as the property is opposite a cafe. That said we felt safe and secure. It was a lovely opportunity to visit Athens on a budget the only downside is that the mattresses were very uncomfortable and maybe an upgrade soon would be beneficial.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Quiet, Cool oasis in the hot city. :)

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, Quiet, Cool oasis in the hot city. Within walking distance of most historic sites. If not within walking distance, it’s just a quick trip in a cab or on the subway. Our host was very accommodating, and the communication was excellent. It's a great way for a larger party to see Athens in an economical fashion. I would recommend to family and friends.

Thank you


  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Living like a local

  • 4 of 5

This was the second time we have used VRBO, and the first time overseas – the process is easy and rest assured, safe. Our flat in Athens turned out to be just about perfect for us as it was located less than a 1 mile outside the base of the acropolis and heavy touristy areas, multiple restaurants and marketplaces. We had an absolutely wonderful trip and had no need for taxis while staying at Athens House, we walked and took a couple of tours (with PK Tours) to other historical cities. “Luke,” the father of Zoe, lives upstairs – our sincere thanks to him for his hospitality, stories and walk down to the local bakeries and grocery shop – what a wonderful gentleman!!

A couple of things you may want to know. We thought the price of this flat was very reasonable and slept our family of 5 comfortably. Please note that this is an old home, 1860s, and is located in the heart of a developing art district – the graffiti on the buildings is prevalent all over, but after walking around the neighborhood we felt extremely safe, explored the awesome little cafes and “pubs,” played backgammon on the street, ate slouvaki/kabobs at the street stands and enjoyed the fresh garden market on an adjoining street. There is a pub across the street from Athens House – so be aware per custom, that noise on some evenings can go pretty late into the night. While the beds/linens/couches are comfortable – please be aware that they are older and European “firm.”

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place, area and owner.

  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievable great time here. Wonderful neighborhood, great little taverns all around us, a really special one across the street.

Lukas the owner, was great- introduced to the owners of the local places, including one he got to open up early for us!. Wonderful house, great kitchen and showers walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. Only problem we had , was we where there for only 2 nights should have been a lot longer. Thanks you lukas and his son!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located within Athens Historic Centre, easy walking distance to the Acropolis, Museums, Markets, Plaka, Monastiraki and most of historic Athens. Keramikos Metro and Thiseon Train Station are both very close by.

With 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 20 minutes walk from the Acropolis.

Ours is a truly unique experience living in spacious comfort in a private house right in the historic centre of Athens.

The perfect base from which to explore.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There will be a 30%, non refundable, booking deposit by electronic bank transfer (to be arranged with owner) and 70% cash payment upon arrival.
The house can be serviced by arrangement at a rate of 60 Euros per day to include bed making, laundry, cleaning of bathrooms and washing up etc. To be arranged on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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