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Full service Trip Planning, American Amenities 4 Bd 4 Ba, Acropolis view terrace

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 4.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 12)

Looking for something special for your group in Athens? The 4-bed 4-bath Acropolis Blue sleeps up to 13 and ticks all the right boxes.

Try 4 equally well-appointment en-suite bedrooms, a fully stocked modern kitchen, and a fabulous outdoor living space overlooking the Parthenon. This is what dream vacations are made of.

SPACIOUS INSIDE AND OUT

This bright and airy penthouse apartment is the perfect place for families or 4 couples traveling together. There are plenty of sleeping options in 4 light-filled bedrooms, contemporary furnishings throughout, and a city-view veranda complete with seating and BBQ grill – you may spend more time out here then inside!

With a fully wheelchair accessible living space across one level, this apartment is convenient for all ages and abilities – exactly what you want in a no-hassle vacation.

PRIVACY AND PAMPERING

Imagine a home where every bedroom is the master suite. All 4 bedrooms in Acropolis Blue have their own en-suite bath, so kids (or couples) don’t have to fight over the best room.

Each bedroom features high-end bedding and colorful art on the walls. Each bathroom boasts massage jets in the showers, organic Greek bath products, and fluffy cotton robes.

With its enviable perch atop the highest point on this downtown street, you’ll have peace and quiet, while being close to the action. In addition to your veranda, you'll have access to the rooftop terrace. With only a few offices sharing the building, the terrace – and its unobstructed views of the Acropolis – are all yours.

4 BEDROOMS / 4 BATHROOMS

The first bedroom has a Queen bed and one twin, and an American-style jetted tub and hydromassage shower combo. The second bedroom has a Queen, twin and walk-in hydro-massage shower.

The third bedroom is fully wheelchair accessible, with a Queen bed plus a single convertible rollaway. This master bathroom has a  double roll-in/walk-in massage shower (built to US ADA standards). Universal accessibility doesn’t have to mean skimping on the luxury.

The fourth bedroom (which can also be used as an office) features a double bed and walk-in massage shower. For added sleeping space, there’s a Queen-sized sofabed in the living room.

LIVELY LOCAL LIVING

If you can tear yourself away from your urban sanctuary, you’ll be rewarded with an authentic Athens neighborhood where locals live, eat, drink, and shop.

Join them in the 4 “plateias” (squares) down below for coffee and people-watching, then follow them to the two local farmers’ markets and learn try your hand at traditional Greek cooking.

Or simply leave it to the experts at one of the many restaurants and cafes on your doorstep. Stroll the tree-lined boulevard and share an ouzo with real Athenians while learning the fine art of relaxation.

AMERICAN CONVENIENCE

Outside it’s authentic Athens; inside it’s the comforts of home – taken up a notch.

Expect the sleep of your life on our imported Sealy Posturepedic mattresses and super-soft, high thread-count linens.

In the kitchen, choose from a fully stocked array of kitchenware and appliances to make cooking a pleasure. And don’t worry about clean-up; there's a full-sized dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer (rare in central Athens).

For further convenience, ask us about our expert concierge service, private chef, or daily maid options. Why not book a wine-tasting while basking in the view of the Parthenon on the roof terrace?

You’re a short walk or tram ride from the city’s historic center, museums and bustling city squares. With a stay at Acropolis Blue, you'll feel like a real local with the best views in town.

More Details

Owner
Carole Heiman Kezios
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Carole Heiman Kezios

Wow, who would have thought when I told my husband I wanted to buy a little pied-a-terre in his hometown, Athens, Greece, that I'd end up with the greatest accidental career of my life? Born and raised in Chicago, my love for travel was evident early on. Perhaps it was my arrival in the world, early one December morning, way quicker than my siblings had, in fact so quick we were still enroute to the hospital, and I still hold the title of youngest patient ever admitted to that north suburban hospital! (And thus, as a Sagittarius, characteristically smitten with wunderlust). I traveled my home country extensively with my family as a child, and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged us to study a second language young.

Why Carole Heiman Kezios chose Athens

While my language of choice as a child was French, my culture of choice was Greek - My earliest jobs were always in Chicago's Greek diners, my university days filled with hours playing backgammon in the cafeteria with my Greek friends, and my Eurail passes always started and ended my European backpacking holidays in Greece. So no one was surprised when I met Basil, a romantic writer but practicing translator and linguist, born and bred in Athens, but transplanted to Chicago, fell in love, and married him. While our life in Chicago was full, rehabbing a warehouse we purchased to house ourselves, our son and our growing Greek translation agency, I longed to plant some roots for our family in Basil's hometown. A small studio overlooking Mount Lykavittos was to be our Athens crash pad, but thanks to what seemed then an unfortunate turn of events, our home in Athens ended up being the beautiful Athens First Luxury Duplex. Larger than we had planned, offering it as a short term furnished rental seemed the logical way to afford it. Little did we realize that it would become so popular we'd be sleeping on friend's couches rather than in our own Athens home! Tired of being homeless in Athens, we purchased a second penthouse directly adjacent to the Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals.

What makes this apartment unique

As I said early on, this is the greatest accidental business one could imagine, and I love sharing my adopted city with visitors. Our guests repeatedly thank us for the little extras that often mean so much when you are planning what is often a once in a lifetime trip. As an ex-pat in Athens, I know the wonderful off the beaten path places that can make a holiday special, and I also know how to stay on the tourist path without feeling like you are being herded along with the crowds. Feel free to email me with your questions as you plan your trip to Athens - just one of the little extras guests of Greek Vacation Rentals will find when they share our homes in Athens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received a day walking tour with guide which added so much to our understanding of what we were seeing and the history Athens provides us! WE LOVE POPI! My daughters talked Greek Mythology, history, barbies, travel, and walked away with a wonderful new friend.



Carole was able to put together a wonderful day of Greek cooking in the Apartment with a wonderful pastry chef published in one of Greece's cooking magazines. We shopped in the local farmers market for veggies, bakery for bread, wine shop to top off our dinner, and the store across the street for some of Athens best cheeses. After all our shopping was done we began making the best meal I have ever tasted. Evi, our chef, was able to include our girls and my parents in the whole process. It was nice using the apartment for the class as the girls were able to participate or not at their own pace. My parents were able to relax and enjoyed the show. And finally we enjoyed a glass of wine together with our chef and then ate a magnificent meal we had learned to prepare.



Nick our driver also recommended by our hosts, took us on two day trips and was our airport connection. I cannot say enough about how he made sure our family was comfortable and even helped my parents with a little restaurant get away while we played on the beach.



When we returned to Ukraine my parents and kids could not stop talking about how wonderful vacation they had! I was a hero, and it was all due to my secret weapon Carole. While in Athens we spoke about her everyday and she was our 7th traveler. Even on the day we were cooking we were sitting at the computer exchanging emails and it felt as if she were cyber cooking with us. It was so much fun, relaxing, and all around the BEST vacation we as a family have taken because the stress of planning and knowing what to do wasn't there. Even our last minute 3 Island tour was a breeze because I didn't have to take care of any of the details.



You would be crazy not to stay here and be well cared for by Carole and her friends.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Athens, Greece

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
Notes:
Basil & Carole's American homes in Athens are often copied, but never duplicated. We're still real vacation rental owners - we stay in our home when we are in Athens - so it is truly still our own home away from home. This means we know the beds are great & the kitchen stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we also love to be tourists in our adopted city, too.

Reviews

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Full service Trip Planning, American Amenities 4 Bd 4 Ba, Acropolis view terrace
average rating of 4.90625 based on 40 reviews
Fredericksburg,VA
5

Excellent stay better than a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of 9 stayed at the Acropolis blue in Athens. Carole was very prompt in responding to my emails. The booking process for the rental,transfer to/ from the apartment and breakfast went smoothly. We truly enjoyed our stay at the rental - extremely clean, modern amenities, enough rooms and bathrooms for our 4 families (better looking than in pictures) large variety and quantities of food for breakfast.The location is excellent with easy access to grocery shops, restaurants,transportation and above all away from the touristy places.We ate from the restaurant Dionisis next door which had good reasonably priced food. Nadia, the manager was a phone call away when we needed information about the rental or the location. A welcome basket on arrival was filled with goodies which we all enjoyed! The balcony was our favorite spot to unwind after a day of touring. Our drivers - Tony and Nick picked us up at and dropped us off at the airport in clean, new looking mini vans and sedan. You can’t go wrong with this rental!!! It exceeded all expectations and definitely felt like a home away from home. Thank you for the wonderful stay at Acropolis Blue!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Rooftop Patio

  • 5 of 5

Very private building without a lot of people and an amazing balcony to overlook the city. If you want to see the Acropolis go up to the roof and go sit down and relax. Awesome place with plenty of space!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn Park
5

Review of Acropolis Blue Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this apartment as well as Carole (owner) and all the assistance she provided me before our arrival. We had 10 family members ranging in age from 50 to 81 and some with mobility issues. Carole arranged for us to be met at Piraeus Port by Nikos and Demetrius. Demetrius got us loaded in the van and immediately took us to the Acropolis so that we could tour it in the morning (less hot). Carole had made sure that our entry tickets were purchased in advance. Demetrius was able to drive us close to the entrance (and in front of the hundreds of people that didn't have advance tickets). Carole had also arranged for us to have a private tour guide (Marianne) which helped us in getting entry quickly and showed 2 members of our group where they could take the elevator. Given high season, we would have still been waiting in line if Carole hadn't made these arrangements. It made it possible for all ten of us to enjoy the Acropolis during a very busy time of year. Marianne was an excellent guide both for the Acropolis as well as for the museum. Every member of our group agreed that the half-day with her was one of the highlights of our trip. After our Acropolis tour, Demetrius drove us around Athens pointing out important historical and other interesting buildings and places. He then made sure that we were right on time for the changing of the guards in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier. He had a great sense of humor and everyone enjoyed our time with him. He then left us off at the apartment into the very capable hands of Nadea who oriented us to the apartment and the area. She lived right across the street and we called her on a couple of occasions when we had questions. She noted right away that one of the multiple air conditioning units wasn't functioning properly and she made sure that it got fixed the next day (on a Sunday no less). There was a beautiful welcome basket waiting for us with lots of goodies, the refrigerator was stocked with water bottles. It made for a seamless experience. The apartment was perfect for a group of our size (5 couples). It was well appointed and had everything we needed. We loved the rooftop area (one couple slept there) as well as the patio. Carole had left recommendations for area restaurants. We tried 2 and both were superb. Some of us utilized the metro and bus system, but most found it easier (and cheap) to use taxis. Carole made sure that our experience in Athens was unforgettable!!.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY, USA
5

Great Neighborhood Experience

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property were attentive, responsive and amazing. They arranged everything for the eight of us, including transfers to/from the airport, tour guides, and excellent food and shopping recommendations. The welcome basket filled with Greek goodies was a nice surprise, as were the 4 very spacious bedrooms with working air conditioning and laundry. We were close enough to all the attractions to walk or take a short cab ride (5-6 Euros each trip). We truly enjoyed the neighborhood restaurants and bakeries just outside our door. We especially loved the food tour provided by Nadea where we experienced the fish and meat markets, ate fresh sesame bagels, tasted local wine, and devoured cured meats and cheeses. Thank you Carole for making our trip very special!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Apartment/Extremely Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Athens. The apartment was spacious and well appointed, and Carol was very helpful. She arranged a wonderful tour of Athens and the Acropolis that perfectly fit our needs as a group with ages ranging from 14 to 80. Antonio was a great driver and Stephanie was a fantastic tour guide. Carol and Nick's planning and help made our stay magical and stress free.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excelente....Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Viajamos a Grecia 8 personas, mucho antes del viaje tuve una comunicación constante con Carole, una persona increible, muy amable y que supo ayudarnos en todos los detalles a nuestra llegada. El departamento fue extraordinario, muy bien ubicado, muy limpio, al llegar estuvo Nadia presente, una gran persona que nos ayudo en todo a pesar que llegamos a la 1:00am, la ubicación es ideal, cerca de todo, restaurantes, comercios, panaderias, etc. Carole nos ayudó con el transfer a nuestra llegada a Atenas así como nuestro regreso al aeropuerto, además con un crucero por las islas griegas que fue inolvidable. Salimos con mucha pena del lugar tan bonito y muy agradecidos con Carole y Nadia por su ayuda en todo momento.

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We traveled to Greece 8 people, long before the trip I had a constant communication with Carole, an amazing person, very kind and who knew how to help us in every detail on our arrival. The apartment was extraordinary, very well located, very clean, on arrival Nadia was present, a great person who helped us in everything despite arriving at 1:00 am, the location is ideal, close to everything, restaurants, shops, bakeries , etc. Carole helped us with the transfer on our arrival in Athens as well as our return to the airport, as well as a cruise on the Greek islands that was unforgettable. We left with a lot of sorrow of the place so beautiful and very grateful with Carole and Nadia for their help at all times.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Wondering what our Athens neighborhood is like & if you can walk to the Acropolis? Use the metro? Tram? Trolley?

Where will you eat? Shop? Find groceries?

Our penthouses are:

700 meters or 1/2 mile from the Evangelismos metro station

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley/bus stop to Plaka/Syntagma/National Archeological Museum

1 km (1000 meters) or 0.64 mile from the Old Olympic Stadium (Kalimarmaro)

1.61 km Or 1 mile from Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus and the “entrance to Ancient Athens”

2.04 km Or 1.27 mile from the New Acropolis Museum

2.55 km or 1.56 mile from the Acropolis

1.91 km or 1.19 mile from Syntagma Square

1.61 km or 1 mile from Kolonaki Square

2.07 km or 1.28 mile to the top of Mount Lykavittos (on the switchback trail)

1.77 km or 1.10 mile to the teleferik (cable car) to the top of Mount Lykavittos

.97 km or .60 mile from the War Museum

1.11 km or 0.69 mile to the Museum of Cycladic Art

1.24 km or 0.77 mile to the Benaki Museum

4.16 km or 3 miles to the National Archeological Museum (by foot or trolley)

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley stop to the National Archeological Museum

1.21 km or 0.75 mile from the Museum of Contemporary Art

93 meter or 307 feet from the second best souvlaki in Athens

70 meters or 235 feet from the closest supermarket (3 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest pharmacy (5 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest sit down, full service restaurant (countless others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

450 meters or 0.28 mile from the “Little Forest of Pagrati”, a cool pine forest in the city, with a brand new children’s playground, café, basketball court and walking/jogging paths

690 meters or 0.43 mile from the Athens Hilton (and swimming pool!)

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Notes

  • We don't usually offer stays of less than 3 nights unless combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. Occasionally we have a hole to fill between 2 other bookings, in which we will offer you 2 nights. You can book & pay online but you will still need to sign our guest online guest form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit. Note that online reservation deposit payments are non-refundable.

    Required Fees

    * Housekeeping: $95.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Extra Guest: $20.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)

    Optional Fees

    * Arrival Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other)
    * Arrival Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other)
    * Departure Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other)
    * Departure Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other)
    * Private Acropolis, Museum Walking Tour - Half Day with Guide: $250.00 (Other)
    * Private Historic Center Walking Tour with Acropolis, Agora & Museum - Full Day with Guide: $350.00 (Other)
    * Private Fabulous Taste of Greece Foodie Tour, includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Private Argoloida Tour - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Full Day: $450.00 (Other)
    * Semi private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $170.00 (Flat Rate Per Person)
    * Taste of Greece Fabulous Foodie Walking Tour - includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)

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