Apt in Athens-Pool & Acropolis view
Floor No.6(with elevator)
- Family/child friendly
- Air conditioning
- Parking available
- Elevator in building
|Address||Irakleidon, 11851 Athens, Greece|
|Response time||A few hours|
AURA derives from the energy which you will be experiencing as a visitor.
First and most important is the energy that flows from the Acropolis of Athens. The view to it is stunning from the living room and the bedroom as well as from the roof top terrace and the swimming pool. It also derives from the renewable geothermal and solar energy systems that were designed to insure heating and cooling, domestic hot water production and swimming pool heating in an environment-friendly way. Last but not least, positive energy is emitted from your hosts and owners who are trying not just to be accommodating but treat you as their own guests. It is only normal the mix has created the Acropolis Unique Residence Apartments.
The apartment is situated on the 6th floor. To visit Athens, it is ideally located in the area of Thission, a residential area at close proximity to all major points of interest during your stay.
Thission is actually the most appealing of all neighborhoods in the center of Athens, for visitors as well as for Athenians. It combines the serenity of the archaeological sites, the pedestrian streets, the neoclassical houses, the museums and art galleries, with the lively cafes and bars, the Athenian family walks during the weekends, and the open air craft market.
The apartment is literally 10 minutes’ walk from the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Acropolis museum and other sites, through Apostolou Pavlou and Dionyssiou Areopagitou pedestrian streets. They are characterized as offering one the top most beautiful city walks in Europe. A variety of shops (grocery, bakery, bookstore and many others) as well as some excellent tavernas / restaurants and cafes are found at a 2minutes walk from the penthouse. The owner will be happy to suggest them to you. And if you wish to experience an open air movie theater, Athens Cine Thission has been rated by BBC as one of the 10 most beautiful cinemas in the world (open May-September).
The apartment has direct access to a private terrace refreshed with potted herbs and a cozy little corner to enjoy some nice appetizers. It also leads to the roof top terrace and the swimming pool which are shared with another AURA apartment. The olive, orange and lemon trees and the bevy of chirping birds complement the amazing view to the Acropolis, to the Athens Observatory and to the whole of Attica till the south sea coast. The swimming pool is enjoyed throughout the year as it is heated and covered during the winter season. A unique feeling no other apartment offers in Athens’ historic centre.
The view to the Acropolis especially at night is stunning from the living room’s sofa as from your pillows when you decide to rest after a wonderful day of exploration.
Amenities also include:
Heating and cooling through fun coils, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, CD and DVD players. The kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic hobs, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, cutlery, dishes and pans, kettle, French coffee maker, and toaster. Bed linen and bath towels are provided. A spacious walk in closet is designed to make your stay even more comfortable and to keep your luggage, ironing board and iron out of the way. Private parking is available for free in the building’s parking lot, upon request. Finally a spacious elevator serves the 6th floor.
Your hosts, genuine, openhearted Athenians will treat you with the traditional Greek hospitality and will be happy to arrange for you tailor made day trips, in and around Athens. A number of services are available upon request at an extra but very reasonable cost, including cleaning service and breakfast served at the apartment or personal trainer and spa treatments.
6.5% VAT is already included in the price.
Airport transport or any other transport is available upon demand at an additional but very reasοnable cost.
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 35 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Indeed a charming and fairly spacious appartement. Also, the large balcony - which is not on the pictures - is wonderful. Since the apt. is on the 6th floor you get much sun there, from early in the morning. We had breakfast on the terrace every day!
We didn't meet George personally, but he had arranged for someone else to hand over the keys and was always available by mail or phone. When we missed a blanket and had a problem with the internet connection, it was solved within a day.
The apartment looks exactly like the photos show. In general it was very tidy, clean and modernly refurbished, although some devices were out of order (oven, half cooker...). We also missed a microwave.
The blinds kept the apartment completely dark at night and only a small and discontinuous sound from the fridge could annoy people with sleep problems. But it was not a problem at all for my fiancée and me.
The only inconvenience we found was the location. The apartment is a bit far from the city centre (45 minutes by walking) and the closest metro station is 10 minutes by walking.
All in all, I would recommend this apartment. However, if I would gone back to Athens I'd try to stay in an apartment better located.
The apartment is in a convenient central location and George was helpful in arranging transfers which was much appreciated. First impressions wasn't so good though, apartment is not much bigger than a hotel room and not as "High-End" as I imagined, bed hadn't been made (we had to make it), linen for bed wrong size with pillow sheets missing, cleaning clothes left on floor, some power points weren't working or absent where expected (e.g. kitchen) and the inside door handle would come off in your hand if not careful. However, Athens hotels are expensive so the apartment represented reasonable value, and we may have been the exception re our issues.
The apartment was very comfortable. It was very accessible and in a great location. I would stay here again with ought a doubt. The only negative comment I could make on the apartment is that the hot water tank was not sufficient for one to wash before running out of hot water. All went well until the morning we had to leave. We were not told that the front building door is bolted at night and therefore when we left to get our taxi at 7am we were locked in. Thankfully the taxi driver helped us by ringing everyones door bell until someone came to help. Otherwise we would have lost our plane. The emergency door leading to the basement was also bolted. Shudder to think what would happen if there was an emergency evacuation scenario.So before vacating the apartment for good please remember to check that the front building door is not bolted shut.
The hotel was great! The area is a bit noisy, but you get used to it, the crowd that had begun at dawn. The beach was close but it was pretty crowded and messy so I had to go out every day can get away from beaches to search. The city, the bazaar is 10 minutes away by car. It was nice but a shame that such garbage, this was a bit dirty there would be observed.
The accommodation, receiving the keys was discussed according to each, it was absolutely fine !!!
The apartment is very good, near the metro that takes you to the center of Athens ... There is a bakery, pharmacy, cafes and a supermarket well next, George proved to be a good person and the next door neighbor has treated us very well and willing any kind of help.
We stayed at this beautiful apartment and we definitely would repeat. We didnt meet George, but we knew Panos, a great host. It was really beautiful and near Everything (shopping streets, bus stops, taxis, and walking it's 4 km away from the tourist part. Wifi was a little bit bad but we cant find something bad on this apartment. Thank you Panos! ;)
Great place to stay, quiet air conditioning, good location on the marina with an adjoining beach. Recommended!
Prima Unterkunft, leise Klimaanlage, gute Lage an der Marina mit angrenzendem Strand. Empfehlenswert!
The host cancelled the booking, this review is automated.
Beautiful luxury apartment in rich, luxurious kind baby boomer neighborhood with unfortunately some ants in the kitchen and kakkerlak..was a shock but it remained at that one happy. Stainless steel appliances, except a microwave. Great two air conditioners and ice trays in the freezer, indispensable in the Athens heat. The owner was by George not informed of the time of our arrival, which was confusing for all. George Ws has what many apartments under its management; We have not seen his face IIG. We recommend the owner to leave some information about public transport (tram, metro, bus and taxi) because it takes time to sort out eea. The bakery around the corner is great. Beach is not next door but what stops away with the tram, we had no time for about, so much to see and do in the city :)
Mooi luxe appartement in rijke, luxe soort babyboomer buurt met helaas wat mieren in de keuken en een kakkerlak..was even schrikken maar t bleef bij die ene gelukkig. Alle denkbare keukenapparatuur, behalve een magnetron. Geweldig twee airco's en ijsblokjes trays in de vriezer, onmisbaar in de Atheense warmte. De eigenaar was door George niet op de hoogte gesteld van het tijdstip van onze komst, wat verwarrend voor allen was. Ws heeft George wat veel appartementen onder zijn beheer; wij hebben zijn gezicht iig niet gezien. We raden de eigenaar aan om wat info achter te laten over het openbaar vervoer (tram, metro, bus en taxi) want het kost tijd om eea uit te zoeken. De bakker om de hoek is geweldig. Strand is niet naast de deur maar wat haltes verderop met de tram, wij hadden er geen tijd voor over, zoveel te zien en te doen in de stad:)
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