Athens Kolonaki Gemelli I

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★The Gemelli I Apartment is a brand new studio flat in the Center of Athens at the posh area of Kolonaki. The interior design is modern with high quality furniture and the latest high end electrical devices.

★The space
The apartment is very comfortable and bright semi-underground studio flat and it is fully renovated! The space can space can accomodate 2-4 people thanks to the sofa-bed, has access to a full size bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchen.

★Guest access
The guests will have access to all the amenities of the house. There is a  MasterLock box with keys to enter the property outside the building.

★Things to do in Athens: Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Acropolis and the medieval Daphni Monastery. The National Archaeological Museum contains artifacts dating to 6,000 B.C. The Epigraphic Museum Herodion theater, an ancient theater. Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum built to house the artifacts found on the surrounding slopes from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. Acropolis Hill Plaka is the oldest district in Athens built near the Acropolis Monastiraki is a very old neighborhood in Athens known for its flea market. Thission is a lovely and historic neighborhood. Zappeion Hall in the National Gardens of Athens.

Kolonaki is a wealthy and upmarket district. As one of the capital’s leading shopping areas, it includes a number of high-end boutiques from young adult to casual fashion to prestigious haute couture from Greek and international designers. One of its main shopping streets, Voukourestiou Street, is now known for its jewelry.

Museums and galleries also abound in Kolonaki. The Benaki Museum, inside a preserved neoclassical manor house, and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art and are two of the finest private collections in the country. Two smaller museums to be found in Kolonaki are the Museum of the History of Greek Costume and the Theater Museum, both highly specialized in their respective areas. A walk across the street from Vasilissis Sofias Avenue are the Byzantine Museum, and the War Museum of Athens.

There is a plethora of available options for nightlife, including bars, ouzeries, and tavernas. Outdoor seating on pedestrian walks is typical, creating a lively atmosphere at night. The main Kolonaki Square (with the small column) is surrounded by cafes and restaurants.

The Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway, links Kolonaki to the summit of Lycabettus hill.

Transportation

Kolonaki hosts two metro stations, Evangelismos and Megaro Mousikis but is also close to Omonoia and Panepistimio metro stations.

METRO and TRAM Network Map of Athens

Omonoia 1.2 km
Panathenaic Stadium 1.4 km
Plaka 1.4km
Monastiraki 1.3km
Syntagma 1km
Filopappou hill 2.3km
Temple of Olympian Zeus 1.6km

Plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes around the area walking distance mostly. Here are some we recommend:
Malconi’s Italian Restaurant Gastropub
Fine Mess Smokehouse BBQ restaurant
Scala vinoteca Italian Restaurant
Mystic Pizza & Pasta Pizza restaurant: Colorful & relaxed restaurant serving Italian staples made with organic & eco-friendly produce.
Kiouzin– Greek cuisine with a twist
GB Roof Garden Mediterranean restaurant: Refined modern dining and 2 chic cocktail bars with Acropolis views on luxe 19th-century hotel roof.
Nolan Fusion restaurant
nice n easy Mediterranean restaurant
Nakama Sushi restaurant

Around the corner :

PURE Juice Bar : order your breakfast or healthy smootie
Coffee Lab: get a freshly brewed cup of coffee
Skoufaki Bar : grab an afternoon drink or a night cap

KORA Bakery don’t miss this!
Sklavenitis Supermarket 0.7 km
Grocery mini market 0.05km

Kolonaki: An Aristocratic Neighborhood

Kolonaki is an aristocratic neighborhood in central Athens situated at an exclusive location, encompassed by Syntagma Square, Vasilissis Sofias Avenue and the southwestern slopes of Lycabettus Hill. It was named after the ancient old column (the Greek for small column is kolonaki), found in the center of Kolonaki Square.

 

​Kolonaki is a wealthy, chic and upmarket district, and a fashionable meeting area. Here, one may encounter green spots and attractive buildings, predominantly neoclassical and modernist, lending the area a distinguished character. As one of the capital’s leading shopping areas, it includes a number of high-end boutiques from young adult to casual fashion to prestigious haute-couture from Greek and international designers. Here one will find some of the most expensive commercial shops, popular cafes and modern bars, as well as some luxury restaurants.

 

From the National Gardens , if you cross Vassilias Sophias street and continue up the hill from Irodou Atikou past the beautiful mansion that houses the Benaki Museum , you will be in Kolonaki Square, one of the most famous and enjoyable places to sip coffee, watch people and eat in the cafes that line the street and remind many people of Paris. The neighborhood is full of cafes and expensive shops, fancy restaurants and fancy people and shopping in this area is like shopping in the finest areas of New York or Paris. In the winter giant heaters are placed outside and during the summer they have some kind of hook-up that blows cold air through some tubes into the covered area on the street. During the Greek Civil War Kolonaki and Syntagma were the only parts of Athens not under the control of the communists.

 

Walk past the cafes and turn left up Anagnastopoulou Street at the top of the square and go right on Iraklitou, then up the steps and through the small park. If you have kids you can leave them in the playground while you take a seat at the Ouzerie in Platia Dexameni. This is one of the best spots in Athens, high enough to be breezy and cool, with excellent food. Very nice place to go for lunch, dinner or coffee.

 

Dexameni means cistern which is what the square sits upon. It used to be the water supply for all of Athens and was actually built by the Emperor Hadrian and the ancient walls are still there. On Friday there is an organic market here from 9am to 1pm. There is also an outdoor movie theater that shows mostly English language films.

 

Kolonaki is named for the small column which sits in a corner of Kolonaki Square, which is actually called Platia Filikis Eterias, though few people call it that. It is one of the most under utilized squares in Athens since most people prefer to hang out in the cafes, which have so much sidewalk space that they don’t need to expand across the street and into the square. But they spent a lot of money to remodel it and make it more people friendly. It is also one of the few places in Athens where you will find Astroturf. The Zoumboulakis Gallery at Alopekis 20 at the bottom of the square is a contemporary art gallery which features works by Greek and foreign artists and exhibits which change once a month or so. It is one of the oldest galleries in Athens, originating as an antique shop in 1912.

 

The Benaki Museum and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art are two of the best private collections in Greece and both are located in Kolonaki. The Museum of the History of Greek Costume and the Theater Museum are also in the neighborhood and all you have to do is cross Vasilissis Sofias Avenue to visit the Byzantine Museum, and the War Museum of Athens. The National Gallery is just a few blocks further though it is pretty much a construction site. Also while in the area have a look at the newly discovered Lyceum of Aristotle.

Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 27,5 km

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by private VIP car or minibus and arranging a pickup directly from the apartment to the airport or port . Alternatively, you can book a taxi online using BEAT or UBER.

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Whole Apartment

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Free WiFi

Free Parking

Non-smoking Room

Room Amenites

Large studio room that can accommodate 4 sleeping guests. Comfortable queen bed & a large sofa bed that opens up super easily with one movement, hiding the pillows under it and contains a proper bed mattress. Connected with open plan kitchen and has door to the bathroom

Bathroom

  • Shower cabinet (ceiling rain shower)
  • Long bathroom bench so you can lay out your belongings
  • Toiletries, shower gel and shampoo

Kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen . Washer/Dryer hidden in one of the cabinets. Ceramic  stove top with hob extractor. Large fridge / freezer. Small oven. Toaster. Nespresso coffee maker.  Water electric kettle. Complimentary coffee, sugar and basic cooking ingredients.

Media & Technology

  • Flat screen TV 43”  with Smart technology
  • Netflix connectivity
  • Air condition units serving the whole flat
  • WiFi internet

Miscellaneous

  • Ample storage with one main closet & further cabinets
  • Washer Dryer hidden in one of the cabinets
  • Key card for electricity

Pets

  • Cats allowed
  • Very small dogs allowed.
  • Any damages caused by pets must be restored
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