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I am a friendly easy going person who loves interaction with people from all over the world. Through my professional experience in multinational companies and through my traveling I have gained experience from different cultures all over the world. Hosting is a challenge for me as my aim is to prove to my guests that Greeks are hospitable and professional in what they do. I love making handmade sweets (cakes, cookies, jams) and treat my guests upon their arrival.
Why Rena chose Mets
This property is unique because it was purchased and renovated for own use. Due to personal reasons me and my husband we never had a chance to leave in this apt. So the apartment is new and provides guests with our personal style and high quality, not only on the way it is built but also service wise.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apt is VERY central. In the heart of Mets area, only 200 meters from the Panathenaic stadium (Kalimarmaro) as well only 10 mins walk from the Acropolis museum and metro station. Its high quality (wooden floor, glass doors, kitchen and bathroom construction)cannot be depicted on the pictures. Guests who visit the place always tell us looks so much better than in the pictures shown!
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
This was a fabulous apartment. I highly recommend it and hope to stay there again someday. The host, Rena, was so welcoming. The apartment is immaculate, has beautiful design elements and is perfectly located to experience famous landmarks and feel like you are in a community of local people. Rena explained everything in the apartment thoroughly and was available via text for questions. I read another review that said the apartment is nicer than it looks online and I agree.
Well Appointed Apartment
The apartment is well appointed that would be comfortable living in full time. It was clean and in a non tourist neighborhood but within walking distance of all the major Athens tourist sites. Also, as a regular neighborhood there were all the necessary amenities like restaurants, parks, grocery and other stores within easy walking distance.
Rena was a gracious and helpful host and very accommodating and flexible with my request to check in early.
Other reviewers have commented on the club just down the street that is loud on weekends. I found this to be a non issue. The apartment has tight sliding glass doors to the balcony with metal shutters that keep most of the noise out. Rena also provided ear plugs. However, I did not need them as a (sleep) sound track on my ipad was enough to cancel the remaining residual noise from the club.
Glenn, thank you so much for your great review! It was a real pleasure to meet you and host you. You were a fantastic guest! I wish you all the best!!
A good week in Athens
Rena gave us the best service we have ever experienced in a rented appartement.
Good lay-out of the flat and very well equipped.
Thank you Mille and Johan! It was also a great pleasure for me to meet you and host you! All the best! Rena
Όλα τελεια !!!!! Πολύ φιλόξενη η οικοδέσποινα το σπιτι υπέροχο σε μια πολύ ωραία περιοχή !!!
The apartment was just what we'd hoped. All the facilities we required within an open plan space.
Even before we had arrived our host Rena had provided lots of helpful information. On arrival Rena met us at the apartment and showed us round and provided some more local knowledge to help us find our feet.
The apartment is within striking distance of the centre of Athens and all the sights.
Easily managed on foot. Some of the pavements are narrow and there are plenty steps to be conquered in Athens.
There are several nice places to eat close by, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Italian etc.
Very close to the apartment are a mini market and bakery. There are plenty ATMs. Be aware that not all restaurants will take cards.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Rena's appartment and would highly recommend booking this property if you feel it meets your needs, you will not be disappointed.
Adorable apartment in a wonderful neighborhood with a gracious and kind host
There's so much that is wonderful about this apartment! It's spacious and renovated (and looks better in person!). It's the perfect sized one bedroom, with a lovely balcony. The bathroom is very nice, there's a washer and dishwasher in the apartment, and It has an excellent and large kitchen. I intended to cook more than I did but the apartment is located near delicious restaurants, cafes and bakeries so I mostly went out. The apartment is in Mets, a tranquil Athenian neighborhood nestled in between the Acropolis area (at most a 10 minute walk) and Pangrati, a friendly and hip area with squares filled with wonderful cafes and tavernas (Varnava square was a favorite of mine). The street around the corner from the apartment has a pharmacy, an amazing bakery, a sweet and small but fully stocked grocery story, and a cafe with delicious coffee which was also a nice place to stop for a drink at night. I stayed for a month so I got to know the area, the apartment and the host, Rena, fairly well. Other people have mentioned this but it's worth repeating: Rena is so kind and gracious and responsive. The air conditioner broke the day after I moved in, on a Sunday, and Rena and her husband were over within an hour to check on it and had the unit replaced within 24 hours. I was so thankful (it was hot!) but also so pleasantly surprised at how quickly she responded and how seriously she takes her guests's comfort. She checked in periodically to make sure I was okay, which was really comforting (I was traveling alone). I also had some complications with my reservation (I needed to leave earlier than expected) and she was so accommodating. I really enjoyed my month here and didn't want to leave. Athens is a lively and energetic city and I enjoyed myself so much: Rena's apartment and hospitality was a huge part of my wonderful experience.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review Rebecca! It was a real pleasure to meet you and host you. I hope all goes well back home and you will be able to visit Athens and your favorite places again, soon! Thank you for being such a nice guest! Take care!