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“A BEAUTIFUL GEM IN THE HEART OF ATHENS”
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In the shadows of Acropolis..
The front door of the house
A view of the roof garden
The sitting area of the roof garden
Another view of the roof garden
The main entrance of the house
The living room
A view of the living room looking at the main entrance of the house
A view of the living room looking at the main entrance of the house
Another view of the living room
Another view of the living room
The kitchen
The first bedroom in the main floor
Another view of the first bedroom in the main floor
The second bedroom in the main floor
Another view of the second bedroom in the main floor
The main floor bathroom
Another view of the main floor bathroom
The main floor WC
The upstairs bedroom
Another view of the upstairs bedroom
Another view of the upstairs bedroom
The upstairs bathroom
The upstairs bathroom with jacuzzi
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Athens, Attica

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Peter_R_S...
London, UK
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“A BEAUTIFUL GEM IN THE HEART OF ATHENS”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I did have some doubts about renting this house, as there were no previous reviews. But we liked the photos and where it was located – and we were convinced after a very friendly and helpful telephone conversation with the owner, who explained that it was a new property with Holiday Lettings and that he had many previous lettings with other companies.

I travelled with my wife and four adult children, for a short 4-day vacation from London, in order to visit the Acropolis and the other major tourist attractions of Athens. Firstly, the house was in a perfect location, just 5 min from the metro station, that comes directly from Athens airport. It was an easy journey, with no problems. On arrival, Aris (the owner) was waiting for us, with the keys, and he provided us not only all the necessary information for our stay, but also lots of advice on where to go to eat and how to get around Athens. The house was very impressive with all the necessary facilities. It was clean and comfortable and very soon felt like a home away from home. The location was amazing – the Acropolis and the new museum are just short walks away. You are close to lots of local ameneties and some great places to eat and drink (a bit overpriced, but you are in the centre). Even with this very central location in Athens it is quiet, and allowed you an uninterrupted night’s sleep. It is fully air- contioned in all rooms, so we had no problem with the Greek hot weather.

The house has two main bedrooms downstairs, where the children stayed, and a main bedroom upstairs with a Jacuzzi. It has all the necessary facilities like extra clean towels and linens, free wi-fi, a great book and DVD collection for your free time (even though we didn’t use them much, as there so many things to do in the area). There is also a beautiful garden and a roof garden where we could relax and enjoy drinks in a private and cosmopolitan atmosphere. You could even sunbathe under that glorious Greek sunshine.
The owner, a friendly Greek man, was always happy to assist us in any enquiries and helped to make our stay very pleasant. Extra tip: Follow Aris’ advice and take a day trip to Cape Sounio, to visit the temple and enjoy the sea.

We had a great time and we highly recommend the house. We have already told many of our friends about this gem waiting to be discovered. It was reasonably priced for a family. Just lovely.

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Liked best: Location, location, location!!
Liked least: Should have stayed for longer.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tabouli10...
Canberra
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Acropolis Griffin House is a fantastic and affordable 3 bedroom luxury property in the most perfect location. The owner, Aris, is a wonderful host and will show you all around the local area. The house had absolutely every thing we needed and was extremely comfortable and the air conditioning worked brilliantly. I would recommend this property to all my friends and family and would definitely go back there myself.

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Liked best: large and comfortable
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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FamilyBle...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment, perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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If you're anything like me, you've probably got 10 tabs open right now - full of different apartments and hotels in Athens. I can make this simpler for you - book this one. I like doing my research and, after much searching, it was this one we picked. We weren't disappointed - the apartment is fantastic, the location unrivalled and the price is crazy. Aris is a wonderful host and will tell you everything you need to know, plus the city lies on your doorstep. It's the perfect spot, we'll be returning again.

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PJHKBTC
Baghdad
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“This is THE place to stay in Athens”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Needing a little R & R, I reserved this place in Athens. It was everything we'd hoped for and more. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean in this beautiful home. Ares, the owner, is the perfect host; he even brought us a bowl of fresh strawberries to enjoy for breakfast. My friends and I were so comfortable in the beds and felt well rested for our outtings to see the sights. The rooftop garden was my favorite place - it's charming, private and made us feel like we had Athens all to ourselves.
This home is not only beautiful, it was the perfect launching spot for all of our outtings. We were able to get out to the islands easily then come back to the house and roam the local shops and restaurants on foot since they're so close. We mastered the subway which is only about a block away and saw even more than we'd expected.
If you're lookin for a place to stay in Athens, this is the place. It's everything described and more. We have fond memories that will last a lifetime thanks to Ares' hospitality and his lovely home. I love this place and we'll be back!

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Liked best: Location and Ambience
Travelling group: Friends
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Vanessa H
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Beautiful property, fantastic location”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Aris was a fabulous host arranging our taxi pick up from the airport, showing us around the area when we arrived and providing far more than expected in the house including fresh herbs growing on the terrace (we didn't do any cooking but used the mint to make Mojitos!!). The house is well described, beautiful to look at, very comfortable and clean and in a fantastic location. The bakery 2 minutes walk from the house is superb, Yard cafe 5 mins walk is great for breakfast, the Acropolis museum 5 mins walk is impressive and the Acropolis is only 8 mins walk. All the other archaeological sites were easily accessible by walking or a short taxi ride if preferred. Plaka is 5 mins away for tourist shopping, galleries, other museums and more restaurants and Ermou St was great for clothes shopping. We had a fantastic time in Athens and staying in this property was a big part of that enjoyment.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: If I have to say something-the stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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