House in Central Athens, Greece
- 8 People
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Accommodates: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Property Type: House
- Check-in: 14:00
- Check-out: 12:00
24 Hour Check-in
- Air Conditioning
Balcony Breakfast Included Butler Central Heating
- Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker Concierge Daily Maid Service Dishwasher Elevator Essentials Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit Freezer Fridge
- Full Equipped Kitchen
Garden Gated Community
- Hair Dryer
- Kids Friendly
Laptop Friendly Workspace Linen Towels Long Term Rentals Available Oven Parking Included Pets Considered Pool Shared Private Car Park Private Chef Satellite Or Cable Smoking Forbidden Solarium Terrace
- Washing Machine
Et in Arcadia Ego! Ever wanted to sleep in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis? This is your chance! We offer you a splendid, 200 year old family ho...
Et in Arcadia Ego! Ever wanted to sleep in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis? This is your chance! We offer you a splendid, 200 year old family home built at the very foot of the rock itself. In fact part of the old city walls pass directly through the house itself! Located deep inside Plaka, this is truly a one of a kind property for those wishing to spend their time in the most charming of Athenian neighborhoods.
The house is built on 2 levels, with large homely kitchen and 3 bedrooms on the ground floor, whilst upstairs is the large and comfortable living room, a TV room/study and the master bedroom. A doorway from the lounge leads to an outside metal staircase that takes you to the roof terrace which has unparalleled views of Athens, including Lycabettus and the Olympic stadium at Kallimarmaro. Of course there are several views of the Acropolis walls, which is just behind the house. There is also a lovely back garden with shrubs and trees and lots of seating. This is a very rare find for central Athens. This charming house has been furnished with great care and detail, with old furniture, including handsome family heirlooms, antique books, tapestries and beautiful artwork on the walls. Even more unique are the several ancient artifacts placed in and around the house, including fragments of ancient columns and statues. These were found on-site and have been preserved. In the back garden there is also a small shrine to St. Friday (Paraskevi), which is visited by pilgrims once a year on her feast day.
Guests have full access and privacy, as the owner does not live onsite.
You are located in perhaps the best spot in the city - no seriously! It is nestled in the old, timeless quarter of Plaka, a few paces from the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the grand Dionysiou Aeropagitou promenade which leads past the (still functioning) ancient theatre of Herodion Atticus. A few minutes walk to the east are the splendid Temple of Zeus and Hadrians Arch, with the beautiful Olympic Stadium in the near distance. There are also some great shopping, eating and entertainment opportunities in the neighborhood, from ultra exclusive to no-frills, you will find what you are looking for!
The Acropolis metro is 5 minutes walk and connects you to the airport and Pireaus sea port. A few blocks away is the main Amalias Avenue from where you can easily catch a cab or one of the many tour buses that stop there.
- Ari M. By