Our apartment is at the 4th floor of a traditional building in the southern suburbs of Athens.
In a very spacious, mixed style interior of 155 sq.m., there is a very big living room with a piano, a big new TV, a big bookcase, a marble statue, an aquarium, and 5 sofas, 2 of which 3 sleep people comfortably. The apartment has got 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven, blenders, juicer, water boiler, toaster, coffee machine, food, coffee and tea. There is also a big, bright, green, front balcony with a turtle named Sammy, quite a lot of plants and a swing, as well as a smaller balcony at the back (ideal for laundry air drying or chilling with a book before sleeping), a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer, as well as a fourth smaller storage room.
The front part of the house, which includes the front balcony, the kitchen, the living room and one of the bedrooms, looks to the east and is brighter and warmer till noon, while the other two bedrooms look to the west, so thery are warmer and very bright from noon till the evening.
There is air conditioning and several fans in the apartment, while the solar water heater guarantees that the water is always boiling hot on sunny days.
There are tons of fresh towels, linens, shampoo, conditioner, detergents, cleaning equipment and food, coffee and tea in the house.
We are located in a very central, safe and commercial neighbourhood, a mere 8 minute walk from the train station through a commercial street, a 3 minute walk to the most central street to get the bus or a taxi.
We are surrounded by supermarkets, souvlaki-gyro restaurants, cafeterias, and all kinds of shops, yet the apartment manages to be rather quiet. There is also a central market 5 minutes from the apartment, while once a week a local market passes under our street.
20 minutes by bus from the Parthenon and the areas of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio and another 20 minutes from the sea coast and Palaio Faliro or Pireaeus, the apartment location is ideal for exploring the city of Athens, as well as all of the nearby areas and is guaranteed to offer you a very comfortable stay and memorable moments in Athens.
We would appreciate our plants to be watered by hand every 3rd of 4th day. We have an automatic watering system, but since the main balcony is exposed to the strongest sunshine, the plants need some extra hydration. Sammy the turtle needs daily feeding as well, while the 2 aquariums have an automatic feeding system, but might need some occasional feeding by hand every 3rd day.
We are rather relaxed concerning cleanliness, yet you will find the appartment quite (if not very) clean, so we would appreciate to find it as we left it.
As this is our primary residency and since there are some artifacts that require attention, we would be happy to host families with children older than 14 years of age or especially well behaved kids older than 12.
We are mainly interested in reciprocal changes during Christmas vacations, the second fortnight of June, July and August.