Want to stay in the heart of the action? Our unique Athens Heritage House is just for you.

Featuring a cool and calming historic center 3-bedroom apartment that lives like a freestanding home, this property sleeps up to 8 and is ideal for families with children & teens, multigeneration families, or groups of friends who want to be close to it all.


When it comes to sightseeing, this is as central as it gets. With the city’s famous archaeological park just a block away – home to the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and Keramikos Cemetery – you couldn’t be better placed.

The charming pedestrian streets are a walker’s delight. With history all around, you can trace the footsteps of ancient scholars and explore thousands of years of culture without needing a car.

To satisfy more modern tastes, you’re close to the live music venues of bohemian Psirri and Gazi, surrounding the old Athens gasworks, where former warehouses are now home to hipster bars, nightclubs, and galleries.

There are plenty of restaurants, tavernas, bakeries, and tourist shops around. Yet the Athens Heritage House, in the middle of it all, feels secluded and just a bit magical. As you sip your morning coffee or evening’s ouzo in the garden, you’ll forget you’re in the dead center of Athens.


As with our other Real Greece vacation rentals, you can count on the convenience of an eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, plus that rare Athens find – a full-sized washing machine and dryer.

The vibe here is at once charming & luxurious, with polished wood and tile floors, high ceilings, and pops of color in the jewel-tone linens. Throw open the door and welcome the cool breeze from your private garden (a blessing during a hot Greek summer).

If you need help planning your time in Athens, inquire about our expert concierge services, private catering, or city tour guide.

For those with a hunger for authentic Greek food, ask us about booking a Fabulous Foodie Tour in nearby Athens Central Market, featuring plenty of tasty treats and finishing at a secret local lunch spot!

You really can’t get much closer to the Acropolis than this. So if your family or group craves convenience, comfort, and close proximity to the city’s best sites, look no further than our Athens Heritage House.

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  • Books
  • iPod Dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Boardgames
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • DVD Player


  • Shopping
  • Walking


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


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Luxury


  • Balcony
  • Patio Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Chairs


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


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Cycling
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Ruins


This is a wonderful apartment, conveniently located. The apartment has a lovely covered courtyard and a lot of private space. We were a group of 6, two couples and two children, and the apartment fit us perfectly. Carole and her local representative, Nadea, were extremely accessable and created a warm feeling of hospitality. I highly recommend Carole and Basil’s place.

Lovely Getaway!
Clean, quiet and spacious. But location, location, location!!! A block from the pedestrian walkway to the Acropolis (15 mins) or the Plaka (5 mins) and this was a perfect fit for 3 couples traveling and needing a few days in Athens. Thanks, Carole and Basil; we hope to return soon!

Really nice property in the perfect location.
This property provided enough elbow room and privacy for me and my adult son. It is nicely appointed and in the perfect location for the Acropolis, shopping and museum going. Carole always goes the extra mile in offering transfers to and from the airport or the ferry terminal, and a selection of tours around Greece.

Carole and Basil are amazing hosts. I have never received so much advance information, planning tips, and details. The apartment is in a terrific location. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go and there are several restaurants and markets nearby. The apartment is large, very clean, and beautiful. There was a lovely basket of treats waiting for us, and Nadia met us and gave us a wonderful tour even though our flight was delayed and we arrived later in the evening. They helped us arrange some excellent day trips (one day cruise and a driver to visit a beach/temple of Poseidon), and were always available whenever we had questions. It was an amazing trip and I will be looking to stay in one of Carole & Basil’s properties in the future!

The apartment is spacious and well appointed. Carol had a basket of delicious goodies on the kitchen table upon arrival. Very nice having three separate toilets for the six adults in our party. Beds were comfortable. A/C works well. Location is very convenient to groceries, bakeries and restaurants. Several major sights are within walking distance, but know that all of them are uphill – both ways :). The people who checked us in were very friendly and extremely helpful resolving some questions and helping with a medical situation. Cannot say enough good things.

Our stay at Carole & Basil’s place was great from start to finish. Prior and during the trip, communication with Carole was a breeze and she offered great tips and suggestions. The house comfortably accommodated our family group of 7 (with 2 kids sleeping on the trundle bed in the common space). The house was as pictured. But best of all was the LOCATION! Less than a mile to almost everything we wanted to see and do and despite the heat we walked a lot. The neighborhood is great and not touristy. Nearby restaurants are delicious. And just go up a few streets and you can see the Acropolis. We were very happy to have stayed there and recommend it highly.

Nice apartment, large and clean and well appointed. There are two bedrooms plus a small garden suite accessed through the courtyard. Open main room with high ceilings. I didn’t spend much time in the unit, though, because it is in great location. Although it’s on a quiet residential street, there are tons of cafes and restaurants within a few blocks. It’s an easy walk to the Acropolis, Agora, and the other archaeological sites, as well as the Monastiraki and central market areas. Carole and Basil run a full-service operation and can arrange tours and day trips. I did a food tour which was a good introduction to the city and also visited the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio. They and the other guides and drivers can provide lots of restaurant and other recommendations. I had a great time and hope to be back soon

What a great place..clean and fantastic situation to all the main sites in Athens. Carole and Basil were great hosts..very helpful with organising transport from the airport…and helpfjul tips and hjnts made our stay great…would definitely recommend this place

Perfect place to stay in Athens!
The house was beautiful and our hosts were very helpful. The home close to the sites you are going to want to see. It is air-conditioned and has everything you need to make you feel at home. I wish we would have had a couple of extra days to stay!

Great apartment in a great location. Fantastic communication and support from our guests. Not so convenient if you are 7 or more since one would have to sleep in the living room. One skweaky bathroom door in the back-bedroom. Would certainly come back!

This was a wonderful home and stay! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. I will be sure to recommend it to all my friends here in Germany.

We had a wonderful, kind of spur of the moment, trip in Athens. Carole was most helpful and the apartment could not have been in a more convenient location for sightseeing. I would highly recommend taking advantage of this wonderful apartment and all of the things Carole has to offer (boat trip to islands, etc). Our trip was extended because of circumstances in Turkey, but Nick whisked us to another airbnb for a night which Nadia arranged. Lifesavers!! Thanks for making the trip so wonderful.

Great location, apartment, and people
The apartment is conveniently located, walking distance to most of the important sites to visit, wonderful restaurants, and groceries. The space comfortably accommodated our group of seven. The apartment is well equipped and clean. The people in Athens will work to help you with any problems and make you feel like a welcome guest. It was everything we hoped. We would gladly stay here again if we return to Athens.

When we arrived in Athens, we were greeted by Nick who was most helpful during our stay. Upon entering the apartment, we noticed the cleanliness and the convenience to places of interest. Our hostess was most informative and helpful in getting us settled in. There was a bowl of goodies awaiting us which was much appreciated. We ate at some amazing restaurants and enjoyed sightseeing around Athens, especially the Acropolis and the museum. It was so nice that we could all be together. We spent the majority of our trip on Crete where family lives. Athens was at the end of our time in Greece and was made more memorable by staying in Carole and Basil’s lovely apartment.

Hallo Carol & Basil We spent 4 great days in Athens in your beautiful home below the acropolis. The house is perfectly located in the heart of athens and the most sights are just a few minutes away. Every thing worked an the house was very clean. Many thanks for the plate with greek goodies. Martin

The listing was just as described, and as traveling in need of three separate bedrooms, this was just a perfect place to stay. The apartment feels like it belongs in Athens and lends itself to a more “natural” feel of the entire visit. When returning to the apartment, you feel like you’re actually living in Athens rather than being a tourist. The Greek people in the neighborhood echo this feeling, making you feel as if you are “one of us”, and the entire experience was memorable in this way. To that end, the neighborhood of the apartment is not as touristy as Plaka, so feels more down to earth, but it is still so close to the historical buildings, restaurants, and shopping that you can still easily accomplish all of the “tourist” related goals you’re sure to have when visiting such a magical place. Lastly, Carole does an incredible job facilitating all kinds of fun excursions and her team is absolutely top-notch. Nadia, Nikos, and Dimitri were all a pleasure to spend time with, and none of the excursions were overly priced. Carole has basically taken all of the stress out of having an authentic and action packed vacation in an incredible place. I would certainly book again with her again. Five star experience!