A luxurious stay in the heart of Athens
Straddled in the heart of Downtown Athens between glamorous Kolonaki and alternative Exarchianeighborhoods, Asklipiou 61 is a property that offers the best of both worlds. It is arguably in the best spot between the two, with a myriad of eclectic pubs, cafés and restaurants to awaken your fancy, including a couple of notable museums.The apartments are fresh and very comfortable, furnished will all the right amenities, furnishing and fixtures, offering a great base to discover the beating heart of this city. Whichever room type you choose, you might be tempted to stay indoors for a long while, but we promise you the neighborhood is full of fun places and attractions that are worth discovering. This central address will not disappoint, neither will the interiors of the rooms. Our private roof garden for residents only represents the cherry on top.
Living Space: 36 sq.m. | Floor: from 1st to 3rd based on availability | Bedding: 1 queen bed
Standard Apartment with balcony
With a gorgeous view of Lycabettus Hill, our Standard Apartment with balcony features a queen size bed and occupies 36 square meters (about 390 square feet) of space. Luxury fittings and furnishings in a minimalist environment conspire to offer singles or couples an attractive base in Downtown Athens.
With a gorgeous view of Lycabettus Hill, our Standard Apartment with balcony features a queen size bed and occupies 36 square meters (about 390 square feet) of space. Luxury fittings and furnishings in a minimalist environment conspire to offer singles or couples an attractive base in Downtown Athens. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare tasty meals and snacks, even if the property is surrounded by a myriad of food options less than five minutes away by foot. If you want comfort and high-end amenities but want to avoid the premium rate of our larger rooms, this is an ideal choice for you.
Living Space: 45 sq.m. | Floor: from 1st to 3rd based on availability | Bedding: 1 king bed
Comfort Apartment with balcony
Considered among our more spacious apartments at this address, the Comfort Apartment with its own balcony, spread over an indoor space of 45 square meters (480 square feet)boasts a lavish king size bed for the ultimate sleep and a fully equipped kitchen that will have you preparing great dishes just by looking at it.
Considered among our more spacious apartments at this address, the Comfort Apartment with its own balcony, spread over an indoor space of 45 square meters (480 square feet)boasts a lavish king size bed for the ultimate sleep and a fully equipped kitchen that will have you preparing great dishes just by looking at it. Sit out on the patio with a glass of wine or a home-cooked meal, work on your laptop indoors or outdoors, or mirror your Netflix subscription on our flat-screen satellite TV for some entertainment. Once night falls, the eye-soothing palate of colors and the double-glazed windows will ensure you get your beauty sleep before waking up to the charms of Downtown Athens.
Living Space: 40 sq.m. | Floor: from 1st to 3rd based on availability | Bedding: 1 queen bed
Deluxe Apartment with balcony
Our Deluxe Apartment with very own balcony will enchant you with a view of verdant Lycabettus hill. Occupying 40 square meters (430 square feet) of sheer bliss, the design-led rooms are perfect for couples who want a convenient pad in the heart of Downtown Athens with a cool neighborhood feel.
Understated luxury in terms of furniture and fittings set a positive mood and a sense of freshness that will have you enjoying work or play indoors. For a breath of fresh air, sit out on your own balcony or take the elevator up to the roof garden, enjoying the real city vibe. You'll also find that the superbly stocked kitchenette with all the appliances, dishwasher and coffeemaker, will make staying here ever more so sweet.
Living Space: 62 sq.m. | Floor: from 4th to 5th based on availability | Bedding: Bedroom A: 1 queen bed + Bedroom B: 1 king bed
Family Apartment with balcony
If you're visiting Athens as a family or as two couples, nothing beats a modern two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the middle of city!
If you're visiting Athens as a family or as two couples, nothing beats a modern two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the middle of city! The two bedrooms with queen & king size beds offer ample space to spread out your belongings and make this place your home, while the two ultra-modern bathrooms (one ensuite) with rain showers offer some relaxing timeout at your fingertips. These apartments, each with two sets of balcony furniture, are among the biggest we have at this address. Design-wise, warm earth tones, black iron and a retro touch of burnt orange velour combine to give these apartments a very comfy look and feel.
Living Space: 63 sq.m. | Floor: from 4th to 5th based on availability | Bedding: Bedroom A: 1 queen bed + Bedroom B: 1 queen bed
Superior Apartment with balcony
Our largest apartments in this property come with two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of which is an ensuite bathroom), ideal for a family of three or four people, as well as for two couples.
Our largest apartments in this property come with two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of which is an ensuite bathroom), ideal for a family of three or four people, as well as for two couples. Each apartment is a generous 63 square meters (close to 670 square feet) in size without the balconies, offering two balcony furniture sets outdoors so you can take advantage of the good whether without ever leaving your apartment. You also get unlimited access to our rooftop garden, which can become a dining or entertainment venue for the whole family. Smartly designed interiors against an air of understated luxury, combined with a fully equipped kitchen and a larger dining table, add to the comfort of our Superior Apartment.
Living Space: 37 sq.m. | Floor: 6th | Bedding: 1 queen bed
Our two lofts on the sixth floor have a special cachet, thanks to their large patios and outdoor lounge area. These apartments, known in Greek by their French word ``retiré``, which loosely means ``drawn back to allow for bigger terraces``, are coveted by locals, thanks to their al-fresco ambiance.
Our two lofts on the sixth floor have a special cachet, thanks to their large patios and outdoor lounge area. These apartments, known in Greek by their French word "retiré", which loosely means "drawn back to allow for bigger terraces", are coveted by locals, thanks to their al-fresco ambiance. On the inside, the well-lit space, queen size bed, modern comforts and fully equipped kitchen in a Zen-like space will make you want to move in for life. You'll enjoy gorgeous views of Lycabettus Hill and mostly blue skies that Athens is known for. Each loft is 37 square meters (about 400 square feet) in size and seem even larger, thanks to the smart layout, ample daylight and minimal design.
Explore the Area
You can see the hill from most balconies at Asklipiou 61, and it begs to be climbed, especially for the amazing view that you’ll be rewarded with. Luckily, the road isn’t as steep as it looks, as there are easy paths that take you there in less than an hour. There’s also a funicular from the Kolonaki side for those who don’t want to walk too much. As a bonus, there’s a great café right at the top.
Even if you just have a fleeting interest in history, this museum should not be missed. While it’s not one of those ultra-modern museums, it will beautifully guide you through no less than five millennia of history and civilization. If you’ve heard people say that Greece is the birthplace of western civilization, this museum will back the saying up quite well.
Today Athens has earned its reputation as a modern European capital, yet it’s Eastern Mediterranean can still be seen in its culture and gastronomy, with no better place to see it all happening that at the Central Athens Market. A fish market, a meat market, a produce market and a spice market all congregate in one Downtown area so that Athenians can shop ingredients for their meals.
Call it the anarchists’ hangout if you will, this “anti-establishment” main square is the focal point of Exarchia, the area that attracts artists, potheads, leftists and rebels – both with and without a cause – that all make this alternative area what it is. Cheap cafés and eateries, an occasional skirmish, and a very laidback vibe will greet you. For the adventurous!
Designed by a notable Danish architect back in the days, the Academy of Athens, the university building next to it and the library on Panepistimiou Street are true works of art from the modern city’s early years. You’ll meet Athena, Apollo, Plato and Socrates – or at least marble versions of them – right on the premises.The buildings represent the summit of neoclassical architecture and were inaugurated circa 1886.
Asklipiou61 might be close to the leftist/alternative Exarchia Square, but it’s also within walking distance to Kolonaki Square, which can be described asExarchia’s antithesis despite their closeness! This is wheredesigner boutiques, fine patisseries, chic dining and sophisticated nightlife prove that Athens has many different corners for many different folks. If you like classy, this area is a must!
Dine here if you like a taste of Crete, the island that’s known for healthy cuisine. Seafood, vegetarian and vegan options plus a lot of tasty salads will make your day. An attractive garden adds to the Cretan experience, while the beers and desserts give that added value to your meal.
Get ready for the tastes of the east with this Anatolian, Kurdish, Middle Eastern and Greek meld of flavors. More budget street food style than hot dishes, the cuisine features thin meat pies called “lahmatzoun and savory pies known as “Pinerli” which will make your day.
If you want a change from Greek cuisine and feel like something more spicy, head to Pink Elephant for some good Indian fare. From Chicken Tikka Masala to different veg options like Dal Channa, this panoply of flavors will awaken the senses and hit the spot when you’re hungry.
A casual sushi bar with decent prices, Nakamaentices you with spicy tuna or salmon maki rolls, inside-out rolls, sashimi and nigiri. There are even vegetarian and vegan options, making it a great place if you and your friends have different preferences.
Great value for money, Miss Tartu offers coffee and light meals or snacks, including a brunch that has earned positive feedback. Their open-face sandwiches, wholewheat bagels, club sandwiches, eggs and omelets match perfectly with the fresh fruit juices and high-grade teas. This is a hangout for the locals, so more authentic!
More on the chic side, Café Boheme/Barbayannis has a good variety of quality foods including salads, seafood specialties, pasta, pizza and grilled meats. There’s a breakfast/brunch menu with omelets, fresh orange juice and much more at decent prices.
Pubs / Bars
Like many cozy places in Athens, this little bar serves coffee and filled savory pitas in the morning, transforming itself into a great pub hangout in the evening. Enjoy some good jazzy music and a drink just a few steps away from your apartment.
This award-winning bar is only one neighborhood away and offers dazzling cocktails that have earned rave reviews. This is a very happening night spot and one of Athens’ most fashionable, with really greatdrinks, sumptuous food and strong music to match. Blessed with a buzzing crowd, it’s the place to see and be seen.
A wine bar and more, Warehouse is one of the finer establishments in the area, where attentive, knowledgeable staff members can recommend excellent Greek wines and can pair them up with their food offerings. The place also serves coffee in the morning, along with good breakfast options.
Open in the afternoons and going on until 1 or 2 am, this cozy pub positions itself as an “early house bar”, not least because of the good music played by the DJ. You’re promised all the classical liquors and spirits, as well as a hefty selection of Greek beers from specific microbreweries.
Excellent coffee and service, along with friendly staff and a variety of sweet and savory sides to go with it, including some vegan options. The baristas are trained in the art of coffeemaking and the kitchen offers some tasty stuff. Try the pistachio bar with your coffee and prepare yourself for some breakfast surprises!
A vibrant café with its own personality and excellent hot and cold coffee, not to mention the hot chocolate in cooler months. The service has been praised by visitors and the accompanying snacks also have positive reviews, including the vegan bars.
A very close and fully stocked pharmacy, but beware of the local opening hours that visitors often confuse. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the two-shift opening hours are from 8 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays the pharmacy closes at 2.30 pm. It is also closed on weekends.
Longer opening hours than regular neighborhood pharmacies, this pharmacy stays open from 8 am to 9 pm on weekdays (Saturday until 8 pm, closed on Sunday). You’ll find a host of interesting Greek-made personal care products too and a host of nutritional supplements.
Situated just a couple of blocks away, Sklavenitis is considered one of the bigger supermarket chains in Athens and will have all what you need, from fresh produce and dairy to frozen foods and cooked meals (yes, many supermarkets offer cooked meals too!). Plenty of personal care and personal hygiene products available too.