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Owner, Vanna

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, greek

Vanna's down-town place, Hilton area - free airport pick-up+international calls

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Kesariani holiday apartment

2 rooms, one with a double bed and a living room-bedroom that sleeps 3.

Vanna's elegant downtown place (direct airport line) is ideally located in the heart of Athens but away from the business area, near Hilton, Divani Caravel Hotels, 1 metro stop to the main down-town square Syntagma, and 2 stops for the Acropolis, Plaka, Monastiraki and other main sights, 5 min. from University campus. Evangelismos, the nearest metro station is a 15 min. walk from apartment.

Touristic down-town area is also accessible on foot in 30 the athletic souls and not only. Direct metro line from the airport.

The beaches and ports are accessible by public transportation, such as tram, metro, x-press-bus, which runs 24 h. and you can catch at the Hilton Hotel.

Everything you need for a convenient and comfortable stay is at your feet. In Kaisariani area, there are coffee shops, restaurants, 2 children park, a winery shop, bakery, super-market, all just around the corner.

Vanna's place features wood floors, cabinets and furniture that makes the atmosphere warm and cozy. Light blue color and pictures of Greek places on the walls will take you away to white pebbled or sandy beaches, crystal clear water and blue skies, the colors of Greece.

On the sunny balcony, enjoy your breakfast or any of your favorite meal. At your arrival some wine, fruit,snacks will definitely make your day or night.

For better knowledge of the area you can see reviews for Caravel and Hilton Hotels in Athens.

I want other people to enjoy the sun,explore the archaeological sights and everything my beautiful country has to offer without having to pay a fortune.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner, Vanna (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, greek

About Owner, Vanna

We are Spyros, Vanna,George and Helena, 16 and 13 years old children. We are both in our 40's. I lived in Los Angeles for many years and I used to teach the English language here in Greece. My husband works for the city Hall and also installs awnings. We bought this apartment as an investment and at first it was rented out by the month. After the last render left we decided to renovate it and turn it into a vacation rental. It took us a long time to fix it and furnish it but it was worth it because it has turned into a cozy getaway that adequately fits our guests' needs. I am so happy that I have started this business because I have the opportunity to meet wonderful people from around the world. I do not even see it as a business, I see myself as a person who can provide tourists a place as a starting point to explore my beautiful city.

Owner, Vanna purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Owner, Vanna chose Greece

I love my apartment. I have personally decorated it , wanted to give my guests a taste of Greece. For that reason, I have painted it light blue, using wood in kitchen and furniture. I have decorated the walls with pictures of greek islands and put some greek art around on souvenirs. I keep adding things to the place to make my guests stay comfortable. I am here for them and happy to help them in any way I can. They must know that they now have a friend in Athens.

What makes this apartment unique

Free international calling.

Baby crib (cot) available.

Children's toys, books, board-games, magazines, mostly in English but in other languages too.

Autonomous heating for keeping warm as you wish.

A Safe for keeping your valuables in with no worries.


based on 36 traveller reviews

Vanna's down-town place, Hilton area - free airport pick-up+international calls
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

Comfort and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Athens was wonderful thanks to Vanna and her wonderful hospitality. The apartment is very comfortable, it has everything you need. The kitchen, bathroom are equipped in the best way. The apartment is near the metro and near the center. In the first evening in Athen we went to the hill Lycabettus, the best place for viewing the city, which is very close to our apartment. It was a magical vision! Vanna was very kind, when she met us with heavy suitcases and tired children and drove the car to the apartment. We all really enjoyed it and we will definitely return to Athens and stop again at Vanna!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice stay in Athens

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement de Vanna est très bien placé pour qui veut vivre la vie athénienne le temps d'un séjour. Près du centre et à l'abri des touristes, on trouve tout dans le quartier. Je conseille particulièrement les tavernes de Kaissariani. Près de très beaux musées également et du métro. L'appartement est très propre, bien équipé et accueillant. Nous y retournerons.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near the old center of the city

  • 4 of 5

Vanna, the owner was very helpful to insure our stay in Athens was memorable. She sent us directions and information about how to find her apartment. The apartment photos that were published on VRBO accurate. Vanna met us at the apartment and went over the house rules and answered our remaining questions. The heat in the apartment was not working the day we arrived and we had to use the a/c unit for heat. The heat was fixed the next day, but took about 24 hours to make the apartment comfortable. After the heating system was fixed, it began making very loud noises that continued for the length of our stay. The location of this apartment is about a mile from the closest metro; which is not a problem for those who enjoy walking. Their are two small grocery stores close by that can supply whatever you may need and as others have said the bakery that is just across the street is wonderful. A note...the bed is very firm and the pillows were flat, and we had trouble getting a good nights' sleep on it. This could be fixed by adding a mattress topper on top of it and having extra fluffy pillows in the closet to change out. This apartment is a good value and even with the heating problems, we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests. I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my place. I am really sorry about the heating problem and that you were the first guests to experience the change of the heating system from central to autonomous.The noise was a complication that was unexpected and it couldn't be fixed immediately because of the Christmas holidays. The company took care of it as soon as they came back to work. Thank you for your remarks about the bed and pillows because in that way I know what needs to be fixed, changed or improved to meet every guest's taste. I will take care of it after the holidays. I hope to see you again in your next visit to Athens. It was my pleasure to have you as my guests. The owner, Vanna
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  • 5 of 5

Great place, close to the centre ,close to the bus and subway.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and well equipped. The location was good but a little farther away from the metro than we expected. The pastry shop across the street was wonderful and the market around the corner was convenient. Our only problem with our stay was that the wifi and phone were not in service. Although we did not need the international phone use we did need the wifi. Vanna was helpful arranging for us to use the the wifi at a nearby coffee shop. Not as convenient as having it in the apartment but we made it work. We really appreciated Vanna coming to meet us at the Hilton Hotel which was not to far from the metro station. She then drove us to the apartment. The Caravel and Hilton Hotels are a bit farther away than described but all in all the location of the apartment was fine.

We would recommend the apartment to friends/family and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vanna's place in Athens

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with our stay at Vanna's. I would recommend her place as a place for my family and friends to stay when traveling to Greece. The apartment was spacious and very clean and Vanna was the perfect host. She was very accommodating and personable and even walked us the bus stop to make sure we could find it. She also supplied us with wine, small snacks, laundry soap and bath soap which we really appreciated. The apartment is about a 30-45 min walk to the acropolis and the agora, a 10 min walk to the subway and right by a bus stop. We also took uber one night to Gazi and it was only a €4 ride, so transportation is not a problem. Thank you Vanna for making our stay so special!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Eleftherios Venizelos, direct metro line to apart.
Nearest Barpub
a lot in walking distance
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Glyfada area
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Attiki Odos
Nearest Restaurant
a lot in walking distance, Ladokolla tavern
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Kalamaki, Voula
Car: not necessary

Except for the city busy day and night life, the area has to offer some nature exploring. In a mile or 2 away there is a forest with a monasteri, a beautiful walk in nature, enjoy a picnic, have your coffee in the fresh air,or just relax. Also,there is Lycabettus Hill with a church on the top offering a panoramic view of the city which is reachable either on foot or bus and a lift that takes you up to the top. Walking to the city center is also very interesting as there are museums,Galleries and the National Garden with animals,children amusement park, an oasis of the down-town area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Kesariani, Greece

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October - April
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$21

Above rates are for 2 people. Add 10 EU for each additional person.

Cleaning fee of 30 EU is applied upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Kesariani

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • First aid kit Beach towels Shower- hair products as well as body and sun ones Hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot , This bedroom has a full size bed, american dimensions
    Bedroom 2-living room - 1 double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , A couch opens up to a double bed, sleeps 2 comfortably
  • The full size bed measures 140cm. , American standards. Baby crib available.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Smoking is allowed on the balcony. Kitchen chairs can be used on the balcony. Umbrellas provided for rainy days. Beach towels. Beach umbrellas Clothes liner Iron and board