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SoHoAthine -Live like Athenians in Old city,Thissi

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Acropolis-a pedestrian street step out from SoHo Athine
SoHoAthine-on 2nd floor in building made during 60s
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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*Old city, Thissio,Acropolis down hill. *Free WIFI,hand made herbal products,olive oil...a taste of true Athens. ------------------------------------ SoHoAthine, an authentic design apartment is located in the historic centre of Athens, in Thissio, one of the most upcoming and authentic neighborhoods of the city and now one of the liveliest hip spots of the metropolis city. Here, time seems to have stopped 200 years ago, when under the oppressive and age-long domain of the Ottomans, Athens had become a small village on the hillside of the Acropolis. Nowadays Thissio area is still made of narrow streets, small houses as ones in the neoclassical period of the 1800, minute Byzantine churches and a large number of ancient archaeological sites. This area has been built on the ancient foundatio...*Old city, Thissio,Acropolis down hill. *Free WIFI,hand made herbal products,olive oil...a taste of true Athens. ------------------------------------ SoHoAthine, an authentic design apartment is located in the historic centre of Athens, in Thissio, one of the most upcoming and authentic neighborhoods of the city and now one of the liveliest hip spots of the metropolis city. Here, time seems to have stopped 200 years ago, when under the oppressive and age-long domain of the Ottomans, Athens had become a small village on the hillside of the Acropolis. Nowadays Thissio area is still made of narrow streets, small houses as ones in the neoclassical period of the 1800, minute Byzantine churches and a large number of ancient archaeological sites. This area has been built on the ancient foundations and the streets you walk along are the same once used by inhabitants such as Pericles, Sophocles and Plato. With a short stroll from SoHoAtine, apartment you will find yourself at the gates of Acropolis and moments away from the Ancient Agora, Plaka, Monastiraki. You will absolutely enjoy this beautifully renovated luxury apartment. An authentic design made of Scandinavian simple, elegant & functional home products and Mediterranean stylish life concept, including charm of taste, color and spirit will umake your stay in Athens unforgettable! Either you are having a cultural walk, a culinary adventure by foot or a shopping voyage through the open air markets you will find the location of our rental in is the oldest inhabited area of the city very charming. Enjoy a taste of Mediterenian cuisine with our magnifique chef and learn more about the spices and herbs used in the Greek kitchen since the ancient time(service on demand,ask for more details).That's not all.We have more personalized services that will bring a pleasure on your holidays.What would you say for an airport transfer,private transfer arrangements,VIP massage booking in the best Spa centers of Athens,personalized hair stayling!GCcard International discounting card ifor the nearby restaurants and shops,or why not to explore the true Athens with the local guides....or anything else you may wish for. Just tell us and will make it for you! Stay with us and live like Athenians!Fell the difference! The Athens Team SoHoAthine-An Authentic Design Apartment More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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1 Full bath
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Anna T
Hosting since February 2010
Languages spoken: English, Finnish
Response Rate: 25%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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SydneyTeviot
SydneyTeviot
388 contributions
Lovely little apartment in outstanding location to see the sights of Athens
The apartment is small but has every amenity for a very comfortable stay. We are a couple and it suited us brilliantly - it would be very "full" with three or four people. It's on the second floor with no elevator but fit and healthy seniors will have no trouble. The equipment is excellent - good quality kitchen appliances, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and glassware. Dishwasher is available as is an efficient washing machine. Detergents etc are provided, as are good personal hygiene products in bathroom. Apart from a neighbour doing renovations (which of course was beyond Anna's control) the apartment was very peaceful, especially when you consider how handy it is to all the things you will want to see and do in Athens. We walked everywhere on our sightseeing outings. The Thissio metro stop was a very easy ten minute stroll away. Anna organised a very welcome, late night pick up from the airport as well as allowing a 2 am check in. Our orientation was a bit perfunctory but considering the lateness of our arrival that's understandable and we found everything we needed without difficulty. We made our hang out for coffee, drinks and simple meals the little bar on Iraklion Street - Koupa Libre - where we were warmly greeted and made to feel like locals. The supermarket is in the street parallel to Iraklion and it's well stocked with everything you'll need - fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, deli goods and of course the full range of grocery items - and they speak excellent English. There are several lovely bakeries nearby as well as a very good wine shop a few steps away up Efestion St. The customer service we received from Anna from start to finish was outstanding. She couldn't have been more accessible, responsive or accommodating. My only suggestion is a slightly more comprehensive compendium with some information and recommendations re local shopping, eating and drinking - maybe a guest book where people can leave their personal favourites and advice re do's and dont's. All in all a very good vacation rental experience.
Visited September 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written September 8, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ritoula
Ritoula
Pittsburgh, PA59 contributions
Perfect Athens Property
I stayed here four nights: one by myself and two with my daughter and a friend. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, and stylish. The bed was comfortable, and while three women and one bathroom was at times a little hectic, we managed well. The place was fine for three of us - I think that it would be perfect for two. Everything you read in the other reviews is true: excellent location close to tavernas, coffee shops, bakeries, the Acropolis, Plaka, Monasteraki. Your taxi driver might have a little trouble finding the place - mine did, as the streets are a little crazy around Thissio, and the hand drawn map is a tad out of kilter. But, this place is charming and welcoming, and I'm going to say that finding our way around was part of the adventure. Anna and staff were very accommodating, and when my Athenian vacation was over I was disappointed: I would love to have stayed here more than four days. I would definitely recommend this apartment.
Visited June 2014 Traveled with friends
Written November 15, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CanadianTravelers33
CanadianTravelers33
Edmonton, Canada41 contributions
Wouldn't Hesitate to Stay Again
We enjoyed our time in the apartment and found Anna herself easy to deal with. Everything was as advertised, had a good layout for the space, was quite clean, in a great location just 10 minutes leisurely walk from the Thissio metro station and just minutes from the walkway that goes around the Acropolis. The Wi-Fi and two Air Conditioners (which were quite quiet) all worked flawlessly. Although the area can be a bit noisy weekend evenings with so many bars and restaurants close by, none of that is really heard from inside the apartment, especially with the patio door closed and the air conditioning on. There are several convenience stores, bakeries, and small grocery stores nearby which adds to its handy location. The apartment is on the third floor, with only stairs for access, so if you have mobility issues you should take that into account. The bed is a little on the soft side compared to what you usually find in North America but we still managed fairly restful sleeps. Anna provided a welcome email package with any information you need for arrival. We had a hiccup in that we didn't have a working cell phone to let them know our plane was delayed and we would be a half hour late. We always buy local SIM cards when traveling as Canadian roaming rates for anything like normal mobile internet usage for maps, etc., are ridiculously high. We suggested to Anna that she include instructions for the washing machine for those of us that have never seen this type of machine before. Our sole real complaint is that we didn't find Lida to be that friendly (not sure if this was due to our late arrival) or overly helpful (she couldn't tell us that the Air Conditioners were controlled by the remotes). On the other hand she did tell us where to go to find a SIM card which we appreciated. I have conveyed our feelings on this to Anna already and it was really a minor thing in what was a comfortable 5 night stay. We don't feel it warrants deducting from a 5 star rating. To us the real test of any rental is if we would book the property again. The answer is definitely yes. Overall we liked staying here and it represents very good value for the money.
Visited June 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written July 22, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PhiladelphiaWills
PhiladelphiaWills
8 contributions
Excellent Apartment
My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Anna’s apartment in Thissio. I think that the fairest reviews do pros and cons; but basically there really aren’t any cons. Pros: -Great location, a quiet neighborhood, near Monastiraki, the Akropolis, walkable to Syntagma and very close to the Plaka, which is perfect, because I don’t think one would get much rest staying in the Plaka. -Metro about 5-6 minutes away. -The apartment has EVERYTHING. I was really impressed at the thoughtful design and provisioning. -My daughter loved the bed, very comfortable. -Excellent air conditioning. -Very good wifi. -The apartment is very secure, locked entry door, and on the second floor, which is important to me as I often travel with my child. -Lots of great stuff nearby, on Pouloupoulu street, a lovely bakery with charming ladies is on your way to the apartment, another street down is a wine store and then there is a grocery store and quite a few cafes just steps from the apartment. Due to the apartment’s location, it is easy to make the most of one’s trip. As everyone advises, get up early to see the Akropolis and the Akropolis museum, then take a break midday at the apartment before another activity. You’ll see the site with a nice temperature and less crowds. When we left, there were mounds of people and tours waiting to ascend. As I said, there really aren’t any cons to this apartment. It is great for two people, but could also accommodate three adults or two adults with two children easily. The only tough thing I had was upon arrival, my cell phone wouldn’t work in Greece, and there isn’t a cell store in the airport. We used the metro to get downtown, (easy) and upon getting to Thissio I obtained a phone card from the kiosk that is on the way to the apartment. Luckily, there are still payphones around in Athens, and that is how I was able to call Lisa and meet her for check in. Just something to prepare for if you’re coming from the States or elsewhere without compatible phone service. A great choice for Athens!
Visited June 2014
Written June 13, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dennisbrown5
dennisbrown5
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
Excellent position and very well appointed
Easy walking distance to metro (Thissio) and all areas of Athens - the Acropolis is particularly close by. We rarely used transport except to access Piraes for a Flying Dolphin trip to the island of Aegina (excellent) and to catch the tram from Neo Falira along the coast to Glifada (also excellent and, in particular, the numerous marinas). We also took the metro to Evangelismos for a walk and cable car ride up Lycabetus hill (stunning views). There are many very good restaurants close by - 9 Andrianou street with views of the acropolis was particularly good, as was Lontos which is at the top of Iraklidon street about 200 metres from the apartment. We also walked to Kafeneio in Plaka for a memorably good evening. The very secure apartment on the second floor is extremely well equipped and has small balconies at both front and rear. There is air conditioning and central heating which we used on a couple of chilly nights. There are many bars, small shops, bakery and supermarket on Iraklidon street which is 15 metres from the front door. As with most of Athens there is a lot of grafitti which can be off-putting but we found the area safe and friendly.
Visited April 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written April 23, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Our dear guests, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our travelers. Very comprehensive review with great proposals for sightseeing and we do absolutely agree on them. Indeed, the area is very bohemian and loved by Athenians themselves as well as by tourists. As well as the apartment is concern you should know that every detail and service in the apartment has been specifically designed and adjusted in order to serve our guests in the best possible way during their holiday. I am,so glad you enjoyed your stay at SoHo. Stay well! Best wishes, Anna SoHoAtine- -An Authentic Design Apartment Live like Athenians, stay with us!
Written April 22, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travelerrs
travelerrs
37 contributions
Good Apartment-Poor Customer Service
I agree with previous reviews that this apartment has a lot going for it-GREAT location, modern styling, small but good design; the problem is that management is not so good.. Anna was quick to respond to my emails for booking, etc..but not so prompt when we were trying to get in touch with her the day before check-out to make sure our cash deposit was returned. She did say she had gone out of town that weekend and had limited cell coverage where she was-great for a weekend get-a-way for Anna but not so good for tourists from the US who want to get their deposit back.We called the phone number for Maria as an alternate contact when we couldn't get Anna. It was obvious Maria didn't speak english, but did she really have to hang up on us? I should note that we never responded angrily or disrespectfully. Even if she doesn't understand english, I would expect her to understand the name "Anna" and perhaps try to phone Anna or Lida or something-other than just hang up! When we did finally reach Anna (she had returned home and finally had cell coverage) she kept apologizing for not being able to meet us herself when we checked in. Perhaps Anna is a very nice person, but I really don't care who meets me, etc…as long as our needs are met. Anna told us that Lida would meet us at the apartment 10 minutes --yes, 10 minutes before we were scheduled to leave/check-out. It's great that Anna has so much faith in Lida's ability to be on time, but did she really have to cut it so close?Being somewhat skeptical, I did mention that the time change would occur the night before-good thing I did as Anna said something to the affect of "oh, that's right". Lida did meet us as planned both times, first to let us in the apartment (and get total payment up front with a cash deposit), but didn't do a very good job showing us particulars about the apartment. We finally found our clean towels outside on the balcony drying. It would also have been helpful to have been orientated to the washing machine and the wifi service was there, but access was different than described…Lida also arrived as promised 10 minutes before we left. She never checked to see if anything had been damaged or was missing-so why the last minute meeting? Anna supplied us with a detailed list of everything that was in the apartment prior to check-in, down to the last dish, plate and glass…Well, maybe she should update her list because several things were not as stated. Again, no big deal-unless our deposit was docked for missing items that were not there in the first place-which it was not. Our deposit was returned in full. And finally, prior to arrival I had emailed Anna for help finding a grocery store that would carry rice milk-no help at all-Anna suggested I somehow bring it in my suitcase (I guess she doesn't' know about the airline restrictions for liquids in carry-on luggage). We made it work, but it took a lot more trouble than it should have. I understand that this is a self-catering apartment but expected a little more after reading the wonderful reviews noting fantastic customer service. I also want to mention that we did not have this experience anywhere else in Greece over a 10 day period. My husband and I are experienced travelers who have rented many apartments in many different countries over the years. As such, I can recognize "good customer service" when it is offered-and this was not the case.
Visited March 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written April 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guests, This is one of the most enjoyed homes seeing by our customers and it is unfortunate that confusion over the issues mentioned by you negatively affected the opinion of SoHo Athine. We have always been customer oriented self-catering apartment and we will continue toward the same line. All out team members have been available throughout the day/night during your stay. We have being responding to all your enquiries and calls very promptly and we are surprise to hear that you still have made calls on which we have not answered. Have you ever checked was that a right number you have called and was it the hang up experience due to that? I am sorry but we had had no such calls or emails. Everything was prearranged and in our booking confirmation email we have underlined that the deposit payment will be returned to you on your check out date not earlier. We keep the check-out arrangement close to the client’s departure time as with the experience of our team members the apartment can be checked very efficiently. All our guests, so far, found this very respectably from our side as their time has been respected too. As you mentioned, Lida was in both cases, on arrival and on departure, very accurate with the time and your deposit has been returned as agreed. Regarding the grocery store we have sent a lot of information and links to you prior to your arrival so you could check the location of these Bio-products stores well in advance.This was not mentioned in your guest review. We,also,advised you to have some milk with you in your suitcase (not carry-on luggage) as these grocery stores may not be that close to the apartment so we were valued your time and respectively advised you so you would not spent all your time in finding the stores, within just three days of stay in Athens. So all our thoughts were with you and how to accommodate your stay even better. Information Folder we provide in at the rental. We provide guests all the information they need within this Folder and it is updated. Your comments that it is a self-catering apartment do not actually emphasize that you have had complementary kitchen products as well as bath products, washing liquids tablets for both washing machine and dishwasher and that these small but important items are not very usual for self-catering apartments. By having them in we wanted to ensure that everything was there that would have made, even a short stay, very enjoyable. As part of our service we offered to you a pick up by a taxi(Mercedes Benz) from and to the airport, port or any other destination with very competitive prices and excellent service. However, you have expressed no interest in this service that would add a value to your time spent by coming with other transportation mode. At the end we would like to thank you for staying with us. Previous guests have found the apartment as convenient, excellent, Lived up to the expectation and Lived as Athenians. This is a wonderful home and we want to make sure your vacation experience is uninhibited. If you have any further questions please contact us and we will be happy to address your questions. Warmly, The Athens Team SoHoAtine- -An Authentic Design Apartment Live like Athenians, stay with us!
Written April 7, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TF -:- Calgary Canada
Great location and amazing hospitality
Great central location 5 minutes walk from many amenities. Acropolis as well as train are within minutes away. What truly set this apartment apart from the others was the service and hospitality of the owners. Willing to go above and beyond what was expected and necessary. I would highly recommend this location to anyone. Beautiful apartment, with a modern decor.
Visited August 2013
Written September 17, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nancy -:- Trinidad, West Indies
Everything I needed and wanted
My husband and I stayed in the apartment after we had been sailing on a yacht for a week. The apartment was stylish, beautifully appointed and spotless. I found the use of space superb and attention to detail outstanding. It had everything we needed and wanted. It was well situated within walking distance of the agora and the acropolis, cafes and good restaurants, public transport, a supermarket, a bakery, a wine shop, pharmacy and an aTM. The owner was very prompt and extremely efficient in all aspects and transactions. She even organised the taxi transfer from the marina to the apartment at short notice. The front door to the apartment was very secure but it took a while for me to master the locking and unlocking of it. I would highly recommend this property.
Visited August 2011 Traveled as a couple
Written September 15, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aris & family -:- Dublin, Ohio
Lived up to expectations and then some
Making arrangements with Anna and Maria was easy; Lida was waiting for us when we arrived and we could not have been happier with both the apartment and the location: The apartment was very clean, very stylish and very comfortable, all our needs had been anticipated and we had everything we needed for a relaxed 10-day stay; although small we were pleasantly surprised at how accommodating it was for 2 adults and 2 teens. And the location is superb: The apartment building is on the corner of a pedestrian street full of cafés, and take this street to the center of Thissio, a 2-minute walk, and the Acropolis in all its glory will greet you. Walk to the Agora (the world's first mall!), climb up to the Parthenon, explore the Plaka neighborhood (make sure you get lost among the many small homes built on the slopes by masons from the island of Anafi 100 years ago) and enjoy the boisterous Monastiraki market. A small supermarket, a bakery, a wine store, a pharmacy and many restaurants are within walking distance from the apartment, as is a metro station, which will take you almost anywhere in Athens. A few highlights off the beaten path we'd like to recommend: While we enjoyed several good restaurants in the main Thissio area with wonderful views of the Acropolis, the best meals we had were at "To Steki Tou Ilia," a neighborhood hangout in a more humble location (come out of the apartment building, turn left, walk all the way to the end of the street, and turn left again; it's five minutes away and the lamb chops are outstanding). If you feel at all adventurous, take the metro to Omonoia Square and find "Stani" (www.stani1931.gr for directions), a milk shop that serves fresh yogurt with mountain honey and walnuts among other dairy masterpieces. And make certain you spend an evening watching a movie and drinking ouzo at the outdoor, ivy-covered Thissio Cinema; sit toward the back and you'll be able to see the screen and a floodlit Acropolis at the same time.
Visited July 2011
Written August 18, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TinaB -:- Sydney
We lived as athenians.
We really enjoyed our stay. it was close to cafes, archeological sites and the centre of athens. The apartment was well equiped which helped make our stay very comfortable.
Visited June 2011
Written August 3, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • City Getaway
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About the neighborhood
Located on a south-west side of the Acropolis,just a five minutes from the Ancient Agora and Filopappos Hill, the SoHo Athine is offering you a very pleasant accommodation in the Actual Centre of Old Athens. The view from the Philopappos Hill at sunset overlooking the Acropolis is something spectacular. Our apartment is just a few steps away! Under the Athens Observatory,surrounded by Thissio buildings of the 1930s and on a walking distance to all major historical monuments, the Ancient Agora, Stoa of Attalos,Tower Winds, Plaka and Monastiraki, the excellent location of our apartment will give a great value to all those who are seeking for green and quiet area but still on a very close distance to restaurants, bars, cafes, open air cinemas, live theatres, art studios, galleries and museums.
Access
Car not needed
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