Where to begin...this property is beautiful, modern, clean and spacious. The location is so handy to cabs, moderate walks to historical sights and other modes of transportation. The view is incredible! The rooftop patio and our apartment had stunning views of the Acropolis and the city. The homeowner helped us arrange drivers for day trips and in town tours. These trips included a visit to Delphi, the Temple of Poseidon and the Acropolis Museum and Parthenon. The Foodie Tour was a family favorite-simply delicious and truly a wonderful cultural experience!
Every recommendation was spot-on, including the near-by restaurants within walking distance. Our guides and drivers were charming, kind and so knowledgeable . They worked hard to make each tour meaningful for us and we came to see them as family friends. We had the trip of a lifetime because of Carole, Nick, Tony, Nadia and Effie. We truly miss them and beautiful Athens already.
We were a group of six family and friends who stayed at the apartment. We were close to cafes, restaurants, shops, grocery store. Everything was within walk distance or short taxi ride. The apartment had a full kitchen with comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. The best room was the upstairs patio with beautiful views.
What a fantastic holiday rental this is. A big thanks to Carole who provided us with an itinerary for our stay with very good recommendations for eating out. This is a large and spacious penthouse apartment on a lively street close to many good cafes and restaurants. From the terrace you get an excellent view of the Acropolis, especially at night. There were only two of us staying but this apartment would comfortable take three couples or a large family. I really liked the fact that it felt homely and cared for in ways that made you feel that every detail was taken care of. In terms of location we walked everywhere. The historic centre is about 30 minutes away at a leisurely pace so we didn’t need to use a bus, taxi or metro. I’d highly recommend this establishment for a short or long vacation.
This was the most amazing apartment in Athens. Great location near bus and train. Floor to ceiling windows with shutters to sleep in. The beds were perfect! Central air conditioning, internet, free phone to most countries, computer, printer, washer and dryer. My daughter, who did not want to leave the islands, arrived, plopped down on the couch and said "We should have left the islands sooner". Even a 15 year old girl loved it! I will never stay anywhere else in Athens again. This was my 18th trip to Greece, and hope to return many more times. Thank you Carole and Basil.
5 of 5
Our stay was for ten days in Athens. We thought maybe we had made a mistake on the length, but as it turned out there is so much to do and see that we could have stayed longer. Our host, Carole, arranged all of our tours ahead of time with Nick our driver and Nadia and Maria our tour guides. They were all fantastic. The accommodations were also fantastic. Every morning we were able to go right downstairs to get great Greek coffee and the bakery was just a block away. There were also many choices for food within walking distance or a short cab ride away. Our sons were able to also walk to several museums from the condo when we didn't have a tour arranged for the day. We would highly recommend this location for anyone visiting Athens. Thank you Carole, Nick, Nadia and Maria.
The information provided to us prior to arriving was superb. Carole's recommendations for tours and local restaurants were spot on. The tours arranged through Carole were excellent. When the weather was too hot for us to go on the walking tour, Carole provided a recommendation for an alternative tour and made all the arrangements last minute. Our tour guides spoke excellent English and were extremely informative. We had an issue with lost luggage and Nadia made herself available to meet the Delta Rep so we didn't have to spend a vacation day waiting for the missing luggage. Nadia (the local property Manager) was a ROCK STAR! She brought us a fan late at night due to the high temperatures as well as had the AC checked out / repaired on a Sunday. The overall attention to detail and helpfulness was excellent. We had 4 couples and couldn't have asked for nicer accommodations.
We had a wonderful time and the helpfulness of Carole and Nadia made it even better. The little details (bringing us a portable fan at 10:00 pm, changing our tour last minute due to heat, reservations for dinner, coordinating with Delta for retrieval of lost luggage, transportation from the airport and to the cruise port), the list goes on and on. Do not hesitate to rent from Carole, she and this property are top notch!
I booked this apartment for my family of five in May of 2017 for our July-August stay. It seemed too good to be true, and it was. Three days before I was set to travel, and ten days before checking in to that property, I received a message that it had been double booked and they were returning my full payment. They had suggested 2 other properties that were not in the same location and more than $200 per night more expensive. But since I am now traveling and cannot find a desktop computer, and since July is the busiest month for travel in Athens, I am screwed. I am traveling alone with my three children for the first 2 days, and as of right now, I have absolutely nowhere to stay unless I accept their offer of one of the two overpriced places they have "offered" (offered at a higher price!). And when I reached out to ask for compensation to stay somewhere else they just said "sorry". This is a classic bait and switch . . . do not follow it. Your family vacation is precious. Don't risk it.