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“Local digs in a Historic district”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Athens, Attica

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wallyann1...
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5 reviews
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“Local digs in a Historic district”
Reviewed 1 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Can't say enough about this apartment and your hosts Rania & Spiros. If you want to get a taste of local life in the historic neighborhood of Anafiotika nestled under the northern slope of the Acropolis with a view across Athens to Mt. Lycabettus then this is the place for you. This is the apartment above Rania's mother's home where Rania & Spiros (a close friend) grew up. Listen to their stories of how they used to climb the rocks and play in the caves of the north slope of Acropolis (before the fences were installed) and think of what an amazing childhood they experienced. Rania is also a very talented photographer and will likely have you pose for photos at her place for her personal scrapbook.

You have 2 bedrooms, a complete kitchen (but you will eat out every night anyway), a nice cozy living room, side balcony and of course the incomparable rooftop terrace where you are literally a stone's throw away from the north slope of the Acropolis. Spiros will pick you up at the airport and immediately give you an impromptu tour of Athens and environs. If you want (and I strongly recommend you do) Spiros is available to drive you to the outskirts of town on a day tour of local attractions. We chose Delphi but Spiros extended that tour with visits to several other very special places on the way that would not have occurred to us to visit. If you have the time to allocate a day and would really like to get a taste of Greece then I would say to put your trust in Spiros to choose the itinerary for you and take you on his choice of sites to visit. You will not regret it.

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Mark E
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Very well maintaint appartment. With a beautifull view. Rania is a lovely lady that helps with everthing you need. Walking distance to plaka and enterance of the acropolis.

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vspgb12
Gilbert, Arizona
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“Hidden gem in anafiotika”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Location was perfect, nice terrace with great views of Athens. Would stay there again as it is in walking distance to most sites and specially restaurants. Only problem is ac in summer since no ac in bedrooms we had to rely on fans and breeze from outside. Other than that everything was perfect. Stayed 9 days.

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Clayton s
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“Amazing view, great location”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Three of us (Adults) stayed at the Shadow of Acropolis in early May and had a lovely time. The well-appointed and very well maintained. The view from the rooftop was amazing leading to always concluding our evening up there. The location is extremely convenient (we did not have a car nor did we ever have to hire a taxi) and we simply walked to attractions and meals (highly recommend Cave of Acropolis just several minute walk down the hill) as well as Anafiotika Café (walk up the hill to the end of the street and a connection path to an interesting Art type village).
The owner Rania was extremely pleasant to work with and highly responsive on emails. We took advantage of her recommendation for the taxis service which worked out well.
Highly recommend Rania’s Shadow of Acropolis, it’s convenient location, amazing terrace view, and ease of correspondence with Rania

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Liked best: location
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rcat2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful apartment - magical”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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The apartment is absolutely gorgeous. I have never written a review before but felt like I had to - I can honestly say that as soon as I got to the apartment it felt like home. It is well designed, beautifully but simply furnished, the terraces are out of this world and it is really peaceful. The stroll to the Acropolis was just a few minutes and you really feel that you are in proper Greece, although my Greek friends are snooty about how touristy Plaka is, you are actually out of way in this apartment. I couldn't recommend it more Thank you Rania.

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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