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.
-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!