Bird’s eye view of Athens
East side view of Athens. Photo taken from the veranda.
Penthouse occupying the top floor (6th), overlooking a park and parts of Athens. This downtown, one bedroom, sky loft is 110 sqm (1,184 sq ft) and has a terrace of 45 sqm (484 sq ft). It can accommodate four adults and a child. The layout suits a couple or a family of 4-5 persons. It is flooded with light and boasts panoramic views of the city including the Parthenon (Acropolis) and Lycabettus hill.
Acropolis hill. Photo taken from the veranda (zoomed).
Lycabettus hill. Photo taken from the veranda (zoomed).
The property features:
- a bedroom with a King-size low-rise bed (160*200cm) and an ensuite bright marble bathroom that includes a shower for two,
- a contiguous to the bedroom area with a single low-rise bed (90*200cm) that feels like a bird’s nest on top of the cypress trees of the adjoining park,
- a stylish office space that includes a daybed with a single mattress (90*200cm), a setting of feeling like being within a banana tree grove,
- an airy living room with artistic furniture and a two-seater 2.25m wide sofa that can be used as a bed for a person up to 1.60m tall (80*170cm mattress size),
- a dining area with glass walls on the east offering breathtaking views of the city,
- a fully equipped kitchen that includes:
- a large fridge/freezer with an auto ice cube maker,
- a small fridge for extra space,
- a 90cm (wide) gas stove,
- a 90cm electric oven,
- a 60cm electric oven & microwave,
- a full-size dish washer,
- a Nespresso machine,
- a filter coffee maker,
- electric & gas kettles,
- a juicer,
- a toaster,
- a toast maker,
- pots, pans & cutlery.
- a 45 sqm terrace from which you can view a good part of Athens, including the Acropolis hill & the Parthenon, the Lycabettus hill & St. George’s church situated on the top of the hill, the landmark Hilton hotel building, the east part of the city, the surrounding mountains of Penteli and Ymittos, as well as … well, both the sunrise and the sunset,
- outdoor amenities include (summer months):
- a hammock,
- two sunbeds,
- 2 round tables and chairs for 6.
- other amenities include:
- a 27” smart TV with satellite connection over a 1.2m dish,
- an electric 100” projector screen for your portable projector,
- a radio receiver with hidden BOSE speakers in the living room,
- an electric shoe polisher,
- a 9kl front load washing machine, a drying stand, an iron & an iron board,
- a hair dryer.
- Wi-Fi over a 100Mbps vdsl internet line with actual speeds of around 90Mbps download and 9Mbps Upload,
- excellent mobile reception of all carriers operating in Greece.
Pagrati has been a middle-class neighborhood with a definite artsy aura since the 1960’s. Over the last decade it has become trendy among Athenian millennials and is transforming into a hipster area with Greek designer clothing stores and eateries ranging from excellent street food to Michelin rated restaurants. Within a perimeter of 500 meters, or five minutes away from the flat, you will find an extensive marketplace with a supply of goods and services to cover all your needs. We, a family of four with now teenager kids, lived in the area up to a few years ago and still do a good part of our shopping and eating-out there. We have our favorite places, not necessarily the trendiest, that we are happy to share with you.
The most important sites of Athens are at walking distance. Within eight minutes (650m), you can reach the Panathinaikon or Kallimarmaro Stadium (original Olympic stadium). Then, across the avenue you will enter, the National Park and the Zappeion area. Exit the park on the northwest side (1km) into Syntagma (Constitution) square, the Parliament, and the downtown shopping area. Head north to visit the Kolonaki quarter and the several museums in the vicinity. Or, from the stadium, walk west for 14 min through the Olympian Zeus Temple to reach the Acropolis Museum (1.1km). Then continue along the pedestrian Areopagitou street to Fillopapou hill and head to the Pnyx (meeting place of the Athenian Democratic Assembly) (13 min). Stroll around the hill for excellent views of the Acropolis and the south side of Athens all the way to the sea, the Saronic gulf islands and on a good day the Peloponnese. Head back and ascend the Acropolis to visit the Parthenon. Upon exiting, turn right, make a quick stop at the Areopagus Hill, walk northbound and soon after downhill into the Monastiraki area. Enter the Agora (ruins of the ancient marketplace) and visit the Attalos building (Stoa of Attalos). Don’t miss the well-preserved “miniature” of the Parthenon, the temple of Hephaestus. Exit the archeological site and wonder around the Monastiraki area. Head back towards home (east) through Plaka and Anafiotika. That’s just a teaser on what you can easily do on foot. Let us know what interests you and we will give you our take as locals to the city.
You will have exclusive access to the apartment. It’s the only flat on the 6th floor and there is no adjacent building (the one next to it is low-rise). This is a very private place.
Please note that for late check-in, between 20:00-08:00, there is a charge of €20-€50 depending on the time of arrival which is paid in cash to the guest relations person that will welcome you.
We can provide a baby cot for a flat fee of €30.