If you want something different, not touristy and commercialised then both this apartment and the district if for you! The apartment is modern arty, to the point it has a fantastic "Banksy" style graffiti wall in the sitting area , but don't let this put you off as this suits the style of the apartment which would not look out of place in a trendy part of New York or London.
We were looked after from being picked up at the airport by Mike the wonderful taxi driver; we went out the first night to Platia Iroon and immediately realised what a very interesting area we were in.
The location is excellent for trips to the Central Market, Monastiraki Square, Keramikos, Thissio, Ermou etc. etc.
Some fantastic local shops ( bakers/ sweet shops) and tavernas which make you feel so welcome.
We would go back without hesitation, but just a word of caution - if you like cushy, cosseting tourism, this area is a real living but slightly "edgy" area where like many...