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This stunning duplex overlooks Athens' most spectacular natural landmark: the hill where wolves once roamed, today home to the tiny whitewashed church of St George, the "chic" peak of Athens, Mount Lykavittos (or Lucabettus, as it may be known to the English speaking world). It has 2.5 bedrooms, including the lofted King size sleeping alcove (which kids just love!), and 2 full bathrooms.

The open floor plan living room opens out to one of two verandas in the penthouse. Our guests often comment that they spend more time relaxing in the outdoor living area or dining al fresco on the veranda than in the living room! There are two full bathrooms, one with an American style shower/bathtub combination, the other with a shower only. The bedrooms on the second level each open out onto a smaller veranda with additional seating. Personally, this is my favorite spot for a cup of tea or glass of wine late at night – it's beautifully peaceful, and the views are lovely.

This duplexed penthouse sits on the top two floors of a small residential building on the quietest side street in Athens. Our Greek friends are always amazed when we have them for dinner on one of the Duplex penthouse verandas (we own two adjacent to one another), because they can’t believe that the bustling cafes & restaurants of vibrant Ymittou, full of people, are just a block away, while perched on our penthouse veranda, it is as quiet as can be.

Our homes are, and always have been, 100% smoke free.

Indoor parking, daily maid service, private chef, private guide, airport and port transfer are all available, inquire for fees.

Ask about our morning breakfast buffet, delivered to your table. A selection of freshly baked Greek pitas, seasonal fruit, fresh local yogurt, honey, cheese, and freshly squeezed juice. If you are interested in Greek cousine, we can arrange for cooking in house.

Basil & Carole's American homes in Athens are often copied, but never duplicated. We're still real vacation rental owners - we stay in our home when we are in Athens - so it is truly still our own home away from home. This means we know the beds are great, and the kitchen stays stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we love to be tourists in our adopted city, too. This means that staying with us offers you the very best of both worlds in downtown Athens. It has the convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites, with a comfortable home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Onsite Services:

  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Booking Possible
  • Dinner Booking Possible
  • House Cleaning Optional
  • Lunch Booking Possible
  • Meal Catering Available
  • Car Available
  • Staff

Local Features:

  • ATM
  • Babysitting
  • Groceries
  • Hospital


  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Boardgames
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • iPod Dock
  • Computer
  • Satellite/Cable TV


  • Car Not Necessary


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Street Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Crib
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dryer
  • Central Heating
  • Transfer services

Location Types:

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View


  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Chairs
  • Deck/Patio

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Highchair
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Pantry Items
  • Child's Highchair


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions & Activities:

  • Local Maps
  • Activities Guide
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Winery
  • Cinemas
  • Festival
  • Live Theater
  • Amusement Park
  • Museums
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Private Guide
  • Private Driver



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Rates based on 2 guests. Please use the booking request to get an accurate quote for your group.

We don't usually offer stays of less than 3 nights unless combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. Occasionally we have a hole to fill between 2 other bookings, in which we will offer you 2 nights. You can book & pay online but you will still need to sign our guest online guest form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit. Note that online reservation deposit payments are non-refundable.

Fee Amount
Housekeeping fee $75.00
Extra guest $15.00
Arrival Transfer 1-4 Persons $57.50
Arrival Transfer 5-9 Persons $115.00
Departure Transfer 5-9 Persons $115.00
Departure Transfer 1-4 Persons $57.50
Private Acropolis, Museum Walking Tour - Half Day with Guide $250.00
Private Historic Center Walking Tour with Acropolis, Agora & Museum - Full Day with Guide $350.00
Private Acropolis, Museum & City Tour - Full Day, Driver & Guide $595.00
Private Fabulous Taste of Greece Foodie Tour, includes breakfast & lunch $57.50
Private Delphi & Beyond Full Day Trip $350.00
Private Argoloida Tour - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Full Day $450.00
Private Delphi & Beyond Full Day Trip - with Greek BBQ lunch and coffee stop $550.00
Private Sunset Sailing trip with dinner $1,250.00
Semi private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ $170.00

Athens , Attica , Greece

Wondering what our Athens neighborhood is like & if you can walk to the Acropolis? Use the metro? Tram? Trolley?
Where will you eat? Shop? Find groceries?
Our penthouses are:
700 meters or 1/2 mile from the Evangelismos metro station
120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley/bus stop to Plaka/Syntagma/National Archeological Museum
1 km (1000 meters) or 0.64 mile from the Old Olympic Stadium (Kalimarmaro)
1.61 km Or 1 mile from Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus and the “entrance to Ancient Athens”
2.04 km Or 1.27 mile from the New Acropolis Museum
2.55 km or 1.56 mile from the Acropolis
1.91 km or 1.19 mile from Syntagma Square
1.61 km or 1 mile from Kolonaki Square
2.07 km or 1.28 mile to the top of Mount Lykavittos (on the switchback trail)
1.77 km or 1.10 mile to the teleferik (cable car) to the top of Mount Lykavittos
.97 km or .60 mile from the War Museum
1.11 km or 0.69 mile to the Museum of Cycladic Art
1.24 km or 0.77 mile to the Benaki Museum
4.16 km or 3 miles to the National Archeological Museum (by foot or trolley)
120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley stop to the National Archeological Museum
1.21 km or 0.75 mile from the Museum of Contemporary Art
93 meter or 307 feet from the second best souvlaki in Athens
70 meters or 235 feet from the closest supermarket (3 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)
78 meters or 250 feet from the closest pharmacy (5 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)
78 meters or 250 feet from the closest sit down, full service restaurant (countless others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)
450 meters or 0.28 mile from the “Little Forest of Pagrati”, a cool pine forest in the city, with a brand new children’s playground, café, basketball court and walking/jogging paths
690 meters or 0.43 mile from the Athens Hilton (and swimming pool!)


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“Love Greece and this apartment!”

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We stayed at Lykcabettus apartment in April for 8 days. The apartment is perfect for our family of 2 adults + 1 child. It is clean and has everything we need. The location is just superb. We walked everywhere from here. We enjoyed the neighborhood feel of the area and our 6 year old loved visiting the local supermarket as he gets a treat for each visit from the owner :) Carole, owner of the apartment is very helpful with all the information about the place , neighborhood and tours. We hired a private driver to take us to Penepolese and did the 3 Island tours. We love Greece and would definitely come back again in the future for another visit and will stay again at one of Carole's lovely rental properties.

“What a gem of an apartment!!”

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What can I say about this amazing apartment!! It's located in a great area slightly outside of the city center but is very accessible by metro or bus. The apartment is in a great area that is not very touristy and the restaurants surrounding the area are delicious and very reasonably priced! We left several of the menus at the apartment for future travelers. :-) The apartment itself was lovely. We were a group of 5 friends traveling from the states. It is two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed and a twin daybed sort of thing. The other bedroom has a double bed and another double bed in a lofty sort of setting. All beds were very comfortable and the streets were very quiet! There are lovely porches with seating areas on both levels. Having 2 bathrooms was such a treat too. Everything was amazing - from the arranged pick up with Nick at the airport to the gift basket and wine we had waiting for us on arrival. Would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone and I look forward to traveling back to Athens and staying here again! Thanks again Carole - you were terrific!

“A Traveler's Dream 'Home Away'”

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Carole and Basil are superlative hosts and have created a wonderful home away in this amazingly well appointed two-story penthouse apartment. We were only three, but the apartment can actually sleep several more comfortably. Nadia met us and walked us through all the things we needed to know from kitchen, office amenities, TV and WiFi along with books, games and DVDs. We were left with a lovely gift basket with wine, a loaf of fresh bread and many Greek treats. When we registered, Carole sent a very comprehensive guide to the apartment, neighbourhood and Athens' points of interest - which we gratefully referred to often. It's a super neighbourhood and we would have liked to explore more if our time hadn't been so pre-disposed. Great shopping, cafe's and tavernas. We had a supreme dinner at a local taverna that will remain a secret amongst the Kezios' guests and other lucky people. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and there were plenty of fluffy thick towels, bathrobes and extra blankets. Every room had a balcony and windows on each side of the apartment made for a bright and airy atmosphere. There is a washer and dryer and a selection of Korres (natural Greek) bathroom products along with hairstyling items. Our early morning coffee or evening glass of wine was most enjoyed on the spacious terrace and we had all our meals out there as well. The area is very quiet and safe, yet only two short blocks to the main road where you can grab a quick taxi ride to the Acropolis or Syntagma (under 4€). It is walking distance of 20 - 30 minutes or a shorter trolley ride to town. We took our car at the last minute and did not arrange for parking which we would the next time. One evening we were lucky to get a place close by and one, not so lucky in this popular area - especially late at night - as we were told. We have already referred this apartment to friends. It is clearly a place anticipating a traveller's every comfort. Carole or Nadia are always a phone call away. If anything, it was a little too comfortable and we found our itinerary slipping as we lounged over a second cup of coffee in the sun on the terrace. We will be back for sure.

“Look No Further - Perfect rental walking distance to shops, cafes, tourist sites, bus, train, metro”

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First and foremost, Carole, the owner provided a wealth of information and details about the unit, her experiences, how to navigate Athens, where to go, excursion options and prices, what to expect, and answered all our questions and inquiries within minutes. We received all her contact information including her contact information in the US and Greece as well as the full address to the unit. We felt very comfortable and confident choosing to rent with Carole. She maintained contact with us before, during and after our trip to ensure we had a wonderful stay in Greece. Nadia and Niko were very accessible and only a phone call away. Nadia met us at the unit upon arrival and gave us a complete tour, showed us how to work all the appliances and how to operate the elevators, etc. Nadia was amazing and made us feel very welcome and ready to hit the ground running! All you need to bring is yourself and a few clothes plus your mobile phone - really! My family and I had a wonderful time at this lovely, modern and rental unit. It is clean, spacious and has all the amenities you need and a lovely welcome basket (looked exactly like the photos). The unit is the only unit on the floor and has 2 stories including very large covered patios. I enjoyed relaxing outside on the patios - nice sofa set and table that seats 4-6 folks. All the patio doors have covers for privacy or automatic rolling doors for extra security. There is a separate remote controlled air conditioner in each room - very convenient and energy saver too. The manager arranged a dedicated driver to handle our airport transfers and excursions. We were able to walk to everything and the location is in a quiet, safe and friendly neighborhood. I was able to use Google maps (in Greek) and find my way around on foot. I walked less than 2 minutes to the ATM at the bank to get Euros, have breakfast. I am a runner so I took a few jogs around the neighborhood in different directions each time. I even found a local scuba shop close to the unit (walking distance) and purchased snorkeling gear for our trip to the beach. The metro is walking distance and so easy to navigate - very clean an modern. Catching a cab from the unit to Plaka (city) is only $3 euros and the bus is free. If you love to walk, all you need is google maps and just punch in your destination. I learned common Greek phrases on the plane ride and the locals helped me perfect it during my stay. When out and about, I was very comfortable speaking Greek and English and most everyone assisted in helping me understand or pronounce their language correctly. Ok, one of the best features is FREE internet, wiifi and long distance phone service! Having 2 separate full baths is priceless. One bathroom is downstairs and the other upstairs. The bedrooms are quite large, light-filled with spacious closets and storage. The washer and dryer upstairs is phenomenal since you don't need to pack a ton of clothes or take home dirty ones. The beds were very comfortable and we had a good night's sleep each evening. Cable TV was good and allowed us to stay connected and watch the US Open! We had an awesome time and will stay here again when we visit Athens. Thank you so much Carole, Nadia and Niko for such an enjoyable first visit to Greece. All smiles here!

Like home away from home and had everything you needed

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This apartment was like home away from home and had everything you needed in the home and nice & clean. It was in a great location, easy walking distance to all the sites along with some terrific local restaurants. It is also in a very quiet area & very well maintained. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment.