Athens in old historic neighborhood

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  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Apartment/Condo

"Metaxourgeio—The district of Metaxourgeio represents a unique neighborhood in the historic center of Athens, and has become a bohemian enclave as well as a haven for art and culture. As part of the area's continual transformation, in October of 2010 the principal gallery of the city, The Municipal Gallery, was relocated to Avdi Square, which is the main square of the area. Avdi Square it is a large, public space that is well suited to artistic expression of all kinds."

BY WIKITRAVEL

"The area around the Kerameikos station, called Gazi (Γκάζι, gas) has been the gay village of Athens for quite a few years. Since the opening...Read more

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Athens in old historic neighborhood
Athens, Mainland & the Saronic Islands, Greece

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"Metaxourgeio—The district of Metaxourgeio represents a unique neighborhood in the historic center of Athens, and has become a bohemian enclave as well as a haven for art and culture. As part of the area's continual transformation, in October of 2010 the principal gallery of the city, The Municipal Gallery, was relocated to Avdi Square, which is the main square of the area. Avdi Square it is a large, public space that is well suited to artistic expression of all kinds."
BY WIKITRAVEL

"The area around the Kerameikos station, called Gazi (Γκάζι, gas) has been the gay village of Athens for quite a few years. Since the opening of the metro station, in 2007, the neighbourhood has attracted all kinds of crowds. This is a home to dozens of bars, cafés and clubs, gay or not, as well as to small theatrical scenes, the latter one especially to the northeast of the area, towards Metaxourgeio."
BY WIKITRAVEL


-Quiet neighbourhood, but really close to the centre of Athens
-2 bus stops, 3 metro stations, central bus station for Nothern Greece only a walk from the apartment
-"Plato's Academy park" next to your entrance to begin a sunny morning
-Modern apartment, 55m2, bedroom, living room, real anatomical double bed
-Fully equipped kitchen,hairdryer,TV,DVD's,magazines,CD's,brand new washing machine, WiFi internet, AIR-CONDITION in both rooms
-NO DEPOSIT needed, flexible check in, check out
-Breakfast, linen, towels, bathing goods are provided
-NO EXTRA COSTS, no cleaning costs, no extra people charge
-POSITIVE reviews, RETURNING guests!
-grocery stores & supermarkets around the apartment

LOCATION:
This beautiful apartment, is located in the suburb of Kolonos, a historical neighbourhood near the Archaeological park of Akadimia Platonos where the ancient philosopher used to teach. The apartment is on the 2nd floor of an old family house which has been re-renervated and has all the modern comforts..
The aparment is only 20 minutes from the center of Athens by public transport.
It is also a great location if you are arriving by car as it is only 10 minutes from the national road exit to the center of Athens.
There is a very large supermarket just 5 minutes walk from the apartment.

TRANSPORT:
The two bus stops which will take you too and from the Centre of Athens are only 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Trolley No. 12 will take you directly to Omonia Square or Syndagma Square where you can begin your city tour. There is also the Metro station about a 15 minute walk from the apartment. If you use the Metro Station, you should be aware that every Metro station is a museum in itself , where antiquities found during the excavations for the building of the Metro have been put on exhibition. So it is an experience on its own to use the Metro and get off at each stop to see what has been found.
Also the central bus station for Northern Greece is 15 minutes away so you can continue your journey from here.

TICKETS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Tickets for all public transport can be purchased at any Metro Station.
You can buy day tickets, which allow you to use all public transport for the day.

WHAT DOES THE APPARTMENT OFFER:
The apartment has 1 main bedroom, a living room (which also has a double bed if there are more than two people visiting.), a well equipped kitchen (includes fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker). There is also a large bathroom with a washing machine (should you wish to do some washing). a verandah which overlooks a nice park filled with trees - somewhere you can sit in the cool of the evening and have a drink of cool wine or cold beer.
A TV is provided, and a DVD player a great range of DVD films, music tapes, books to read and some games to play should you feel you just want to stay home after your exhausting day. Wireless internet free of charge.
Heating in winter and cooling in hot summer months is provided in both rooms of the house by air condition. There is always pleanty of parking space near the house.
The kitchen has everything you need for your morning breakfast - from Rusks with butter and Greek honey or jam , Cornflakes with fresh milk, Hot coffee, tea or cocoa to home made Greek cake ( just a small touch to make you feel at home)
Freshly washed and ironed linen and individual shampoo, hair conditioner and bath soap. And of course, a must for the ladies - the hairdryer!!!
You will also find a folder, which includes maps, general tourist information and other necessary information which I think will help you organise your days in Athens.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Take a walk to the nearby Platia (Square) where you can have a traditional SOUVLAKII at one of the local taverns. You can take the Metro to Monastiraki ( Flee Market) and discover Monastiraki & Thission districts. Walk around the Acropolis from Thission and find yourself walking where the Philosophers were teaching! Forget modern Athens and discover what gave birth to democracy and so much more revolutionary ideas

Athens changes! Directly in the centre of the city around the Acropolis a large archaeological park has been built with many paths, pedestrians and low traffic streets. With a bicycle, you can relax, enjoy and discover hidden Athens. Take a ride to the new Acropolis museum or explore the hidden streets in old Athens (Plaka). On a bike you will able reach locations that are sometimes difficult for pedestrians to access and a lot more ground can be covered, giving you more time to admire and photograph important ancient monuments and sights that are found around the Acropolis.

With your booking for this lovelly apartment in the center of Athens, you can also arrange for a private tour guide, who will show you the most beautiful parts of this very historic city.
The best way to see Athens is by walking. A pleasant walk through the National Gardens to the magnificent Oympic Stadium, through the narrow streets of Plaka, the first city built when Athens became capital of Greece, to traditional tavernas for a typical Greek meal, some shopping in Monasitraki (the Flee market), and to the most important and impressive site in Athens, The Parthenon and the new Acropolis museum, and other ancient ruins which you will see during the walk.
Another interesting tour which you may be interested in is the Food Tasting - this would take you to parts of Athens which very few tourists encounter. This could also include a visit to Lycabettus Hill which you reach by cable car.
A trip to a close-by Island can also be arranged (weather permitting)
If you are interested please let me know and I will give you the contact details of the guide, who will give you details of what you can expect and prices (which are very reasonable for the service you will receive).

As we all know, the best way to see a new city is when everything is arranged for you and you do not need to worry about what to see and how to get there.

As a traveller myself and an Airbnb host and guest, it will be my pleasure to help you in any way possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

More About This Location

City vacations, Downtown

Availability

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Amenities

General
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • High Speed Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • City/Skyline Views
Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Toaster
  • Electric Grill
Entertainment
  • Standard Definition TV
  • Movie/Video Library
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
Outdoor
  • Balcony
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - no
  • Suitable for the elderly - no
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 55 square meters

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