Friendly and helpful host, great location, lovely and well equipped flat. Overall a great stay - would definitely recommend to a friend.
This is the second time we have stayed at Elaine’s apartment. Location is great - by the sea, buses and trams minutes away for trips into the center of Athens, supermarkets, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants close by. The apartment is comfortable, well equipped and homely. Our dog loves it here!! Elaine is a great host - very helpful and informative. We will be back!!
My wife and I spent over a week here for our honeymoon. The rate is low enough that we booked the apartment for our entire time in Greece which allowed us to leave some luggage and pack light on our trips to the islands and surrounding areas.
Clean apartment, nicely decorated. Located in a less touristy part of town. A few channels of network and local TV and music. A nice collection of classic vinyl records. After a day of sightseeing it was nice to whip up a meal and unwind with a glass of wine and the warm sound of the Beatles. There are three AC units in the apartment which is a big plus after a hot day of walking among the ruins.
You can see the ocean from your balcony but I wouldn't describe this as ocean-view property. It's not a resort. It's a residence.
The public beach is a short walk (5 min.) away as is a grocery store and a bakery. A couple restaurants are a 10 min. walk away. Tram and bus lines are even closer. Just a couple tram stops away are a couple nightclubs.
You can save a lot of money and get a more authentic experience by shopping for groceries and preparing your own meals. The staff at the local grocery store are very helpful. There is a nice selection of beer, wine, and liquor at that store as well. The bread at the local bakery is wonderful and can be sliced upon request.
Elaine was quick to answer questions and informed us of which bus to take from the airport. The apartment is also well-stocked with attraction maps and brochures. The apartment has wifi so you can plan your adventures and not worry about using roaming data on your phone. The apartment has a washing machine and a drying rack so you can pack fewer clothes.
Bring a sunhat, buy a map and language guide before you leave, pack extra water, try to learn a little Greek.
This flat is in a good neighborhood with plenty of shops and restaurants, but I chose it mostly because it's about 2 blocks from the sea! There's a bus stop on one corner (near a bakery) for easy transportation to the Plaka area, a market on another corner, a cell phone store a block away(in case you want to pick up a local SIM card. I paid 15 euro), and a couple of coffee shops.
The apartment itself was as advertised. Elaine had the place clean and stocked with everything you could want to make life away from home easy. This woman thinks of everything - even frozen water bottles for bringing along to the beach on hot days. She was SO helpful with suggestions and wentbour of her way to help us plan a wonderful vacation. Definitely recommend!
I lived in Elaine's apartment for 3 months and am very happy that I chose this flat to live in for such a long time. It is a large flat very clean and has everything you will need for everyday life. There are chairs and towels for the beach which is across the street. Lot's of books DVD's and music are available for your use. The flat has a large flat screen TV and just about anything you may require
There are not enough words to describe our satisfaction.
Close to the beach, transport - buses and trams - also, supermarket and eateries. Not far from Glyfada (10 mins. by tram) with all types of shops and restaurants. The unit was well furnished and air-conditioned, and a balcony where we spent hours entertaining friends and family.
The owner, Elaine, is very pleasant and helpful and only a phone call away.
I have stayed in this place several times. The location is very good close to the tram, airport bus and the beach. The neighborhood is lovely and safe. The apartment has all amenities you need and Elaine is an excellent host :It is always easy to communicate with her, she is punctual and flexible.
I highly recommend!