About the Homestay
I am Greek, 65 years old and I live alone in my ground floor apartment. Former graphic designer I used my basement as my personal creative space.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is located at 15 minutes from the center of the city, in a quiet neighborhood, in front of the archaeological park of Ippios Kolonos. The bus stops to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Agora are at 5 min. walk.There is the Central Railway Station and the Metro station at 15 min. walk. The central Lenorman avenue leads to the National road, so the airport is 25 min. drive.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
House rules, WiFi password etc., are provided in a leaflet, in the room.
Smoking is not allowed.
Maria is a lovely person to homestay with. She is extremely welcoming and knowledgeable about Greek history & culture. The accommodation is super,very comfortable and spacious. Close to the main railway station of Athens and a metro stop, with many small coffee shops, a supermarket and bakeries close by. We were lucky to spend time with Maria and family. I highly recommend you to stay with her.
Fabulous stay at Maya's home in Athens. She is a very nice, cultivated person, always available and she does everything to make you feel at home and to make you feel happy. For certain we will come back. Michèle & Christine
Tout était parfait. Le plaisir de parler en français, le confort, la patience de Maria. Si je peux, je reviendrai
It was my first homestay and I really loved this experience. Maya is so gentle, welcoming (she prepared maps to help us find our ways from her home to the city center, she gives good advises, her breakfast were amazing !) and we've shared nice moments watching dance videos together ! I really recommend Maya ! =)
Excellent. Maria est une hôtesse cultivée, passionnante et surprenante, nous avons vraiment apprécié cette rencontre. L'appartement est confortable et grand, l'immeuble est bien situé (à quelques 30 minutes de marche du centre).
Nous reviendrons et/ou recommanderons avec plaisir ce séjour. :)
Maria est une personne charmante ,discrète et à l'écoute des personnes .La chambre située en sous sol était spacieuse avec une annexe permettant de cuisiner un petit peu si besoin.Je suis satisfaite de mon séjour et Maria se débrouille bien pour parler....français!
Maria was the best host I've met. She was really helpfull and welcoming. She knows lots of things about history and so on and it was a pleasure talking to her! A great and kind person. If you come to Athens, it's the place to be ;)
Excellent séjour chez Maria. Logement parfait comme décrit sur sa page. Pas très loin du métro, quartier calme. Échanges et conseils sur nos visites. Maria est très simple et d’une culture riche. Agréable séjour. Nous recommandons.
What a wonderful, welcoming host. Maria's spacious, private apartment is full of thoughtful extras. A glass of wine and crackers, a hot shower and comfortable bed were just what we needed after a long haul flight. The desk in the room has several informative maps, useful information and clear instructions for living in her home. She provides menu options for delicious breakfasts, and shared her extensive knowledge of modern and ancient Greece. Maria has thought of everything a traveler needs: the kitchen has drying racks, there is a 'mini market' basket of essentials that may have been forgotten, a sewing kit, writing paper, and secure wifi. The location is perfect, 200 metres from bus No 12, in a quiet street, with supermarkets and restaurants nearby. We would love to stay at Maria's home in the future.
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