Athens Koukaki Luminosa

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Non-smoking Room

★The Luminosa Apartment is a brand new studio flat in the Center of Athens very close to the Acropolis. 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 be converted from bedroom layout to living room with corner sofa, 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 digital 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. Kifissia and Kolonaki are wealthy neighborhoods known for excellent restaurants and bars and upscale shopping.

 

Koukaki is also home to the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST). Once the Fix Brewery, the building that houses the museum has undergone a major transformation. Not yet fully operational, the EMST is destined to become a beacon of creative talent that will showcase the work of both Greek and foreign contemporary artists.

 

For jewelry aficionados, the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is a must-see. Housing over 4,000 pieces of Lalaounis’ work, it pays homage to the ancient art of goldsmithing. Within a very short distance of the city’s most treasured accomplishments of antiquity, Koukaki provides the visitor to Athens with a window on modern life, a display of the promise that the present era holds for the city.

 

Perhaps the most charming area in the neighborhood is the pedestrian zone running from Koukaki Square along Georgaki Olympiou Street, which has a city-meets-jungle feel to it. Overhanging trees, including palms, entirely conceal the concrete facades of the buildings above the cafés and restaurants. Instead, fairy lights and glowing lanterns create an atmosphere akin to a Cuban Midsummer Night’s Dream, if that’s a vision you can imagine. Brightly painted wood and wicker chairs adorn the pavements where Athenians young and old come to socialize.

 

With an eclectic mix of cafés and quirky bars inspired by everything from Louisiana to Noah’s Ark, this street caters for every mood and style. At the bottom of Olympiou sits a veritable institution, Bel Ray, a one-time car wash turned retro café-bar, serving perfect croque-madames and tropical concoctions like the Calypso, a rum-based cocktail complete with dates, choco bitters and lime. With a minimalist yet cozy atmosphere and with thought-provoking street art as a backdrop, it is clear why this place has become so popular with young local trendsetters.

 

Yet in a fashion that Athens knows best, the new never quite supplants the old. Just around the corner, on a street lined with a mix of pre-war housing and modern apartments, lies the traditional Archontiko Café, brightly lit and simply furnished, where elderly gentlemen play backgammon, read the daily papers and play with their worry beads so loudly the noise echoes across the square.

 

Opposite, the sounds of 1940s jazz can be heard as couples learn their dance steps at the Jump & Jive Athens Swing Team Dance Studio. The whole scene is almost like a time capsule, transporting the wanderer back to a bygone Athens, quite removed from those establishments close by that are striving to push the capital into a new age.

Transportation

Koukaki is served by two Athens Metro stations, Akropoli (near the Acropolis) and Syngrou Fix (on Andrea Syngrou Avenue). The nearest overground station is Petralona.

Koukaki is served by both lines (Syntagma-SEF and Syntagma-Kolimvitirio) of the Athens Tram (L. Vouliagmenis and Fix stops).

Koukaki is served by a large number of bus routes along Andrea Syngrou Avenue, including 024, 040, 106, 110, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 230, A2, B2, E2, and E22. In terms of trolley bus, Routes 1, 5, and 15 have stops along Veikou and Dimitrakopoulou streets.

 

Syggrou Fix Metro Station 0.75 km
Acropolis Metro Station 1.1 km
Koukaki trolley bus stop 0.1 km
Gephyra tram station 0.55 km

Omonoia 2.3 km
Panathenaic Stadium 2.4 km
Plaka 1.2km
Monastiraki 1.8km
Syntagma 2km
Filopappou hill 0.2km
Temple of Olympian Zeus 1.4km

180 West Roof top Restaurant Greek lounge roof top restaurant 0.85 km
Indian Chef Indian restaurant 0.5 km
Meno Male Italian Restaurant 0.85km
Mother Vegan Art Cafe Bistrot  0.27 km
Lolos Greek traditional tavern 0.17km
Skoubri Sea food restaurant 0.65km
Acropolis Museum Cafe and Restaurant Greek restaurant 1.1km

Plethora of bars and cafes around

 

AB Vasilopoulos Supermarket 0.14 km
Grocery mini market 0.05km
Bazaar 0.27km
MarketInn 0.25km

Athens’ Hippest Neighborhoods: The Kaleidoscope of Koukaki

 

Nestled in the shadow of the Acropolis and more famous districts like Plaka, lies one of the city’s most creative and charming corners.

In the shadow of the Acropolis, the neighborhood of Koukaki, with its unevenly paved sidewalks lined with bitter orange trees, has an undeniably urban village feel. It is the lesser-known sister of Makriyianni, which, boasting the elegant Acropolis Museum on the sweeping cobbled esplanade of Dionysiou Areopagitou, has relegated Koukaki to the status of just another residential district.

 

Yet this unassuming neighborhood has begun to capture the attention of Athenians and visitors alike. For the latter, it is perhaps best known for its staggering popularity as an Airbnb destination, ranking in the top five most interesting neighborhoods in the world to stay. It isn’t difficult to understand why.

 

By night, the warmly lit Filopappou monument, the colorful lights of small bars and the chatter of locals unwinding after a day’s work will leave you feeling positively charmed.

 

A sleepy haunt by day, Koukaki exudes a laidback air, in sharp contrast to Plaka just up the road, which is busy all the time. Nonetheless, Koukaki has much to offer to those who would venture a little further from the historic center. The likes of Trii Art Hub, housing works by local artists and nestled alongside establishments inspired by cultures from around the world, present a taste of Greece blended with international styles.

 

Acropolis 1.1km
Filopappou hill 0.2km
Plaka 1.2km
Monastiraki 1.8km
Panathenaic Stadium 2.4 km
Syntagma 2km
Temple of Olympian Zeus 1.4km
Omonoia 2.3 km
Athens Music Hall 3.8 km
Lycabettus Theater 3.3 km

Eleftherios Venizelos Airport 29 km

Most Popular Facilities

Whole Apartment

Size

Free WiFi

Free Parking

Non-smoking Room

Room Amenites

Large studio room that can accommodate 2 sleeping guests.
Super comfortable single beds that can be used as a corner sofa. Connected with open plan kitchen and has door to the bathroom

Bathroom

  • Shower cabinet (ceiling rain shower)
  • Tall narrow cabinet above toilet to store your belongings
  • Large cabinet for towels and other items
  • 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

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

Pets

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