We stayed in the Shadow of Acropolis apartment for two nights in May as part of our family holiday - myself, my wife and two kids both age 12. The location of this place is fantastic, you step out and you are in the Plaka area right at the base of the Acropolis. Easy walking to many ancient sites and restaurants. Rania was easy to work with to book and on the lead-up to the trip, and her connections with Spiros and his company for taxi service made things very easy on the airport transfers. In fact Spiros was around if we needed any help.
The apartment itself is simple but in good shape, clean and the beds were comfortable. Things were as they appear in the pictures on the TripAdvisor rental site. The view of the city is amazing and although we didn't use the rooftop patio it was a nice add, as was the little balcony. Would certainly rent this again if we head back to Athens.
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. Rania the owner was great and very helpful. The location is perfect. It is walking distance to all the sites in Athens.
We could not have asked for a better home from home while we were in Athens. From the second Rania and her mother greeted us, we knew we had found the perfect spot. The apartment and beautiful upstairs terrace were comfortable, roomy, well-equipped and immaculately kept. We have stayed in many apartments and villas during our travels, and this was second to none. Best of all were the incredible kindness and hospitality of Rania at every step along the way. She met our every need (including a sudden emergency request) with grace and good humor, and she had good restaurant and sight-seeing recommendations for us. In addition, we used the taxi services of Rania's friend Spiros, who was just as friendly, accommodating and professional as she was. And of course the location is perfect for exploring all Athens has to offer. We will certainly be back. Thank you, Rania!
I have traveled far and wide. I've never stayed at a place this magical. My son described it as "living in your own castle overlooking Athens". This place cannot be improved: It's modern, impeccably clean, spacious. But the real winner is the view: the living room and one bedroom overlook the city from above, the living room overlooks the Acropolis museum, the other bedroom overlooks a charming little street. The rooftop offers stunning 360 degree views of the Acropolis, the city, and the surrounding mountains. We went up time and again for coffee, breakfast, or late-night drinks. The house is seconds away (literally!) from romantic restaurants, three minutes from the museum and entrance to the Acropolis itself, but in a quiet neighborhood. It's so pretty that tourists stopped to take photos with our street and house. But at night, it was always peaceful and beautiful. Finally, the owner, Rania, was gracious and welcoming. We will never stay anywhere else in Athens.
My sister and I stayed here for three days in September at the start of our trip around Greece. The location is more perfect than we could have imagined, the Plaka is practically at your doorstep as is one of the entrance points to the acropolis, Amazing!
The apartment is charming but not luxurious, with two bedrooms (Only one of the bedrooms has an a/c unit) and a shared bathroom, the kitchen has good basics for preparing any small meals. The living room has an a/c unit just over the entrance and a wonderful little balcony to have coffee on every morning and if you go up the little spiral staircase there is a wonderful rooftop balcony with an amazing view of Athens.