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American Comfort, Family reunions, Groups 2 - 7 bdrms (Sleeps 2 - 24)

Bedrooms 6
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 6 Bedrooms, 5.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 22)

When traveling with a larger group, it can be tough to find the right place to stay. If your family or group is looking for a spacious, centrally located apartment – but one with that all-important 5-star feel – look no further than our Acropolis View Sky Villa.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a 5, 6, or *7 bedroom rental (*7 bedroom on request, additional fee) in downtown Athens that offers this much space, style, and convenience (not to mention the best views of the nearby Acropolis). There are beds for up to 22, 5 bathrooms, and sun-soaked spaces to dine inside and out. 

****If you book online you will be reserving 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms. You must add on the 7th bedroom directly with us after your booking is confirmed to sleep 24.


Consisting of two adjoining Greek Vacation Rentals penthouses, the Sky Villa offers plenty of room for multigenerational families to stretch out during that once-in-a-lifetime vacation together. You have the option to book the Sky Villa with 5-7 bedrooms, depending on your needs.

The 5 (6) bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen, wraparound balcony, and private roof terrace make it a truly special self-catering choice with all the comforts of home – and more.


While the open concept living space accommodates 16 to dine indoors, it’s the outside options that really wow our guests. The inviting wraparound balcony beckons guests to kick back with a morning coffee as the city awakes below on the treelined boulevard.

For that special occasion, why not celebrate on the roof terrace? Normally shared between the Beta and AlphaPlus Penthouses (when booked separately), it's exclusively available to Sky Villa guests. Meaning those sun loungers, BBQ grill, seating for 24, and views of Mount Lykavittos and the whitewashed rooftops of Athens are all yours.


You can opt for 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms and up to 6 full bathrooms so even a large group can unwind and chill without feeling crowded.

Bedrooms vary with multiple bed sizes, from a King and twin room, with attached bathroom featuring an American-style jetted tub and massage shower combo, to Queen-and-twin rooms sharing a bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. Two extra [?] bedrooms can accommodate 5 more guests between them and each feature a convenient en-suite (one with tub-shower combo, the other a walk-in shower).

Tying it all together is the bright, modern interiors characteristic of Greek Vacation Rentals. Colorful art pops on the neutral walls, while leather seating and polished wood and tiled floors create a sleek, airy feel.


We’ve made sure every detail is covered to create a perfect mix of home comfort and vacation pampering. Think high thread-count linens, organic Greek bath products, fluffy robes, wifi, and unlimited international phone calls - and you’re halfway there.

We’ve also imported Sealy Posturepedic mattresses, ensuring a great night’s sleep for everyone. And US-style charging stations for you can;t-be-without devices. Plus, the full-sized appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, and separate dryer) make sure entertaining still feels like vacation.


Our Acropolis View Sky Villa offers luxury living in one of the best neighborhoods in Athens, giving you the chance to really live like a local.

Join your neighbors for a coffee outside in one of the 4 city squares, then follow your nose to the two nearby farmers’ markets. You’ll also find cafes, pastry shops, and authentic Greek restaurants right outside your door.

Then, when culture calls, it’s a short walk or tram ride to the city’s best museums and archeological attractions.

Ask about our concierge service, indoor parking, daily maid service, or private catering for a real no-stress vacation! Want a gourmet Greek breakfast delivered? We can do that too.

Create memories to last a lifetime at our heavenly Acropolis View Sky Villa.

More Details

Carole Heiman Kezios
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Carole Heiman Kezios

Wow, who would have thought when I told my husband I wanted to buy a little pied-a-terre in his hometown, Athens, Greece, that I'd end up with the greatest accidental career of my life?

Born and raised in Chicago, my love for travel was evident early on. Perhaps it was my arrival in the world, early one December morning, way quicker than my siblings had, in fact so quick we were still enroute to the hospital, and I still hold the title of youngest patient ever admitted to that north suburban hospital! (And thus, as a Sagittarius, characteristically smitten with wunderlust).

Why Carole Heiman Kezios chose Athens

I traveled my home country extensively with my family as a child, and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged us to study a second language young. While my language of choice as a child was French, my culture of choice was Greek - My earliest jobs were always in Chicago's Greek diners, my university days filled with hours playing backgammon in the cafeteria with my Greek friends, and my Eurail passes always started and ended my European backpacking holidays in Greece. So no one was surprised when I met Basil, a romantic writer but practicing translator and linguist, born and bred in Athens, but transplanted to Chicago, fell in love, and married him.

While our life in Chicago was full, rehabbing a warehouse we purchased to house ourselves, our son and our growing Greek translation agency, I longed to plant some roots for our family in Basil's hometown. A small studio overlooking Mount Lykavittos was to be our Athens crash pad, but thanks to what seemed then an unfortunate turn of events, our home in Athens ended up being larger than we had planned, offering it as a short term furnished rental seemed the logical way to afford it. Little did we realize that it would become so popular we'd be sleeping on friend's couches rather than in our own Athens home!

Tired of being homeless in Athens, we purchased a second place directly adjacent to our Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals. As I said early on, this is the greatest accidental business one could imagine, and I love sharing my adopted city with visitors. Our guests repeatedly thank us for the little extras that often mean so much when you are planning what is often a once in a lifetime trip.

What makes this apartment unique

As an ex-pat in Athens, I know the wonderful off the beaten path places that can make a holiday special, and I also know how to stay on the tourist path without feeling like you are being herded along with the crowds. Feel free to email me with your questions as you plan your trip to Athens - just one of the little extras guests of Greek Vacation Rentals will find when they share our homes in Athens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartments were booked for a business trip. All large, luxurious apartments. Very comfortable beds and bedding. Great bathrooms with high-end toiletries (Korres) offered complimentary. The kitchen was properly equipped so relaxing meals could be prepared and enjoyed. The terraces offered great views of the city. The location was perfect. Walk to tram stop in less than 5 minutes and walk to metro in less than 15 minutes. Grocery stores, restaurants and bars were all nearby.

As we were a large group we stayed this apartment and other apartments by this owner throughout the months December, January, and February. Our group was international and found the caliber of the accommodations were fantastic.

The apartments were like a home-away-from-home-- suitable for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or even a business trip.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Athens, Greece

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 double
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Our family friendly vacation rental home offers a crib and high chair for our littlest guests!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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American Comfort, Family reunions, Groups 2 - 7 bdrms (Sleeps 2 - 24)
average rating of 5.0 based on 103 reviews

Wonderful week in Athens

  • 5 of 5

Our family is scattered all across the US. We were looking forward to spending time together and catching up. My brother booked a Festiva sailing vacation (awesome!)in the Cyclades and we topped it off with a week in Athens. The Athens First apartment was perfect for our needs. It offered a fill-sized refrigerator, well -appointed kitchen, two bathrooms (one with a tub!) and a lovely outdoor area where we gathered both before and after long sightseeing days. We highly recommend the foodie tour! The apartment was nicely decorated, spotlessly clean and had a much needed washer and dryer. We were welcomed with a food basket and wine, saving us from having to go to the grocery the day of check in. All in all, it was perfect for our needs. Carole, Basil, Nadia (conducted the Foodie Tour) and Nick (wealth of knowledge) were all so informative and helpful. Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much sharing your experience. We're so happy that we were able to help your family plan an amazing Greek holiday. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again, either in Greece or in our Chicago Magic Factory Lofts vacation rental homes.
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I loved it

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this apartment is excellent, Carole , Nadia and Nick were all very pleasant and professional , I was in other apartments during my trip to Europe and by far this apartment is the best, it is well furnished well equipped and all what we needed was already there the moment we stepped into the apartment. If I go to Athens again , I will stay in the same apartment.

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this delightful apartment for five days during the middle of a heat wave in Athens. The apartment was clean and well stocked! We loved the showers and the thick towels. Sitting out at night having a BBQ of lamb sausages from the butcher across the street was a lovely way to reflect on our day of sightseeing. Our three teenagers appreciated their own bathrooms and the wifi. I highly recommend a stay here if you are headed to Athens! Thanks Carole!

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Duplex in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was gorgeous, very comfortable. The A/C worked very well, which was important since Athens was 109F during our stay. The duplex is very clean. The owners have worked hard to make it comfortable. They arranged all airport transfers for us, as well as wonderful tours of the city. My favorite was the food tour with Nadia who took us through the local markets- highly recommend!

The beds and bathrooms are all very clean and comfortable. Hot showers felt wonderful after a day touring the city.

In the evenings, we loved walking to many local restaurants recommended by Carole (the owner) and Nadia. The location is perfect with a rooftop view of the Acropolis. There is also a washer/dryer which was nice. All of the drivers and guides were knowledgeable and very kind.

I highly recommend staying in this duplex, we didn't know what to expect but it was fabulous- plenty of room, clean, comfortable, and gorgeous! We would stay again if we are lucky enough to come to Greece again!

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Basil, Nadia and I are so happy we could be a part of making your Greek journey special. We do hope you'll return to Greece and that we can share more of this beautiful country with you and your family.
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

The place has all the comforts of home. Carole has thought of everything. It is not too far from the city center, it is less of a "touristy" area and the restaurants are very good and inexpensive. The bakery was wonderful and every morning we had a delicious breakfast. Carole set up some fabulous tours for us and she takes care of everything. I would highly recommend using her expertise. Loved the food tour of Athens, and the tour to Poseidon's Temple. Carole also found us a guide for the Acropolis, she was outstanding! I will continue to use her homes, I want to go to Chicago just to use her vacation rental!!

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that we could help you have an amazing experience in Greece and we cannot wait for you to come visit us in Chicago! (Hoping we plan it so that we're not back in Athens when you come, else you may have to return to Greece instead!
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Perfect for Families or Small Groups

  • 5 of 5

We were family of 5 adults. The 3 bedroom modern apartment in the Pangrati area was perfect. Safe, modern plumbing and modern appliances. Good air conditioning and a nice , comfortable additional living space on the balcony.

Plenty of room. Two full and updated bathrooms. The grocery was 2 blocks away on main street. The gyro shop on the corner had great gyros for lunch or a late return- 2,5 euros each. The restaurants in the area were great. 15 min walk to Metro. 2 stops to Acropolis, 1 stop to other central Athens sites. Metro links to the Harbor for Island trips. Carole offered so much advice and help. Her arranged trips and guides were all top notch. Our adult children (all 20 somethings) had fantastic experience living like the locals. We would highly recommend. Even though we did lots of walking, there are cabs about 2 blocks away, and buses 1-2 blocks away. Cab to Syntagma square about 5 euro. Combo 5 day passes for Metro/bus/trolley only 9 euros. We LOVED our Athens stay!

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience in our Athens penthouse. Basil and and I are happy we were able to help you experience Greek life with all of the comforts of home. I personally loved being able to help you plan your time in Athens - our little Athens team of drivers & guides loved spending time with your family.
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Acropolis, Parthenon, Ancient Agora, Plaka, Ancient Keramikos, Gazi and Technolopolis, Children's Musuem, Syntagma Square, The National Archeological Museum, Plaka and Monasteraki Flea Market.


Rates & Availability


  • Rates for the Acropolis View Sky Villa are based on occupancy of up to 12 guests for 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

    Required Fees

    * Extra Guest: $20.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)
    * Villa Housekeeping Fee: $150.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)

  • From €200/nt
  • Euro
  • Rates from €200/night based on a 7 night stay for 4 guests
  • €50/night for each additional guests.
  • All bookings subject to a mandatory cleaning fee.
  • The primary guest must be 25 years or older.
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