Salon and dining roomThe large master bedroom features a traditional Greek wooden bed hand-crafted by an Athenian carpenter, a wooden cupboard from the 1920s, original demotic art, and a 19th century oil lamp
Athens noir: 1930s vibe on the East Mediterranean
Athens noir: 1930s vibe on the East Mediterranean

Entire home/apt

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2 bedrooms

2 beds
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This 160m penthouse & terrace garden is ideal for sampling Athens' very core. Instant access to museums, entertainment districts, neoclassical architectural walks, shopping & open-air cinemas. You’ll love its belle époque aesthetic, innercity and Lykavitos Hill views, the silence at night despite the hyper-central location between Exarcheia and Omonoia Sq. When not exploring, chill under the pergola in the huge corner terrace. Ideal for academics, journos, couples, flaneurs, architects, artists.

The space

An architect-designed and immaculately-equipped apartment offered by the Hiboux creative architectural collective (URL HIDDEN) and part of a network of centrally-located properties in Athens, Beirut, Istanbul and Tunis, dedicated to reminding us of an earlier, kinder period of cosmopolitan coexistence in the Mediterranean.
Interiors feature 1950s oak-panelled floors, Persian carpets; period Victorian and French gas-lamps, appliques and suspension-lamps; antique Egyptian, Tunisian and Indian wooden furniture from the early 20th century; original paintings and photography. The huge terrace boasts citrus, olive and walnut trees, alongside an architectural masterpiece: an intricate, 1880s Parisian-style pergola, composed of over 500 individual pieces of welded metal.
Included in the booking is a unique, illustrated, insider's guide to contemporary Athens.

Guest access

The entire apartment (100m2) and extensive terrace (60ms) with the exception of a locked storage room

Interaction with guests

I will be in touch with you throughout your stay, alongside dedicated housekeeper Meski

Other things to note

This is not a made-for-Airbnb apartment! Lovingly-renovated and furnished with one-off items of furniture and decor, it is a much-loved space and - should you be booking it - you are expected to look after it as if it was your own. Please take your shoes off at the door, wear different footwear on the terrace and inside the apartment, refrain from smoking, and desist from hosting any parties.


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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 46 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 76
Security Deposit: 763
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 145 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

Please take off your shoes at the entrance. Protect the parquet flooring by not using the same footwear on the terrace as inside the house. Please be mindful of the environment by turning off the heating or a/c when leaving the apartment. When letting down the vintage, wooden shutters, do so softly as the mechanism doesn't handle roughness. And please be considerate to neighbours by having no loud parties.
Valid ID must be held by guests to be presented upon checkin, in line with Greek law.

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - There are two carparks within a two-block radius of the house. On-street parking is not an option.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
This was my second stay in this gem of an apartment in Athens. Iason is an excellent host, offering great suggestions for itineraries through the city as well as restaurant and museum recommendations. His apartment handbook is what only a true native Athenian can offer: an insider's guide to the sights, sounds, and rich aromas of this ancient metropolis with an exciting modern feel. I especially enjoyed a walking tour of the neighborhood with an erudite guide, and evenings spent on the expansive terrace amidst various trees and flowering plants. You could opt for a generic hotel but for a truly rich experience I recommend this home as a perfect base for exploring Athens.
Iason User ProfileIason is a superhost.
Response from Iason:
Thank you Jonathan for staying at the apartment and making it a happy, introspective place in the middle of the city.
August 2017

Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
So near and yet so far: this wonderful Athenian aerie is only a few minutes walk from public transportation or a leisurely stroll to the main sites in the city. You can grab the metro at Omonia Square and be at the Acropolis in under 20 minutes, or walk there in about 25. Once back in the spacious, well-furnished and secluded apartment, it's as if you are in a different city - an older Athens, slower and more philosophical. The neighborhood is a fabulous mix of old and new, with a faint vibe of the East Village of yore yet full of excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars. This will be an excellent home for your stay. If available, do not hesitate to reserve it. Now.

Natalie User ProfileNatalie is a superhost.
July 2017
This was our second stay at Iason's home as we loved it so much the first time. He had arranged an easy and flexible check-in for us and was always available for any questions regarding the area and Greece in general. Would highly recommend Iason's place for a local perspective on Athens and is close to all the sites.

Yuval User Profile
July 2017
The apartment is Great, The check in was flawless. Area is hip and central and safe. Only problem and that's a big one is that in one of the bedrooms there is no aircondition. In Athens summer, 40 degrees Celsius outside it is just impossible to sleep in a non airconditioned room.
Iason User ProfileIason is a superhost.
Response from Iason:
Dear Yuval - in your review you said that some issues weren’t accurately reflected in my listing description and that the place is not fully air-conditioned due to not having a/cs in both bedrooms but only in the main bedroom and the living room. Placing the a/cs there was a conscious choice made during the apartment's renovation, with an ecological principle in mind (alongside the installation of solar energy on the roof) that it's better to instal two 12.000BTU inverter a/cs in each end of the house, than one in each bedroom, resulting in the reduction of energy usage and wastage. This schema allows to split the cooling of the home into two areas, the public and the private. The guiding logic was that the apartment's position on the sixth floor is high enough to allow for the breeze to cool the room by leaving the door communicating with the terrace open, especially given the jasmine-covered pergola immediately outside that funnels coolness and a pleasant scent into the bedrooms. Should a/c be absolutely required, as on a few summer nights during the year, then the two bedrooms can leave their doors open and the one a/c can easily cool the other room.
July 2017

Nayef User Profile
July 2017
Iason is really lovely person, with his supportive attitude, great hosting skills and excellence guide I guarantee you will experience athens like a local. Thats how i felt staying in his athens apartment. I felt like a local in his home very central, really comfortable and super functional house. I felt the love and care he put on making it and I enjoyed my stay in his apartment. Trust me you will feel the same as soon as you walk into the apartment.

David User Profile
July 2017
Great location, walkable to everything. Awesome vibe and atmosphere, and the wrap-around balcony was beautiful.

David User Profile
July 2017
Iason's apartment in central Athens was a treat! Spacious, with wonderful light and magnificent outside areas, it was a perfect location from which to explore Athens. The host communicated responsively and with generous suggestions and ideas for our visit. The online guide he provided with his own commentary on Athens today - culture, art, food, neighborhoods, politics - gave us invaluable insights to find excellent local venues. The apartment is central but off the regular tourist beat so we felt less like tourists than welcome guests among locals.
Iason User ProfileIason is a superhost.
Response from Iason:
It was a great pleasure to host such interesting people as the two of you, and thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to a side of Athens that passes most outsiders by.
July 2017

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Iason User ProfileIason is a superhost.

I'm a humanitarian emergency videographer for the UN, working mostly in the East Mediterranean, North Africa and West Asia. I'm fluent in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Greek, and I have a soft spot for the two pumas in Athens' zoological park.

Languages: English, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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