Traveling as a family to Greece? Athens has a growing number of furnished short term vacation rental apartments within an easy walk of the historic center that provide a comfortable alternative to booking multiple hotel rooms.

Self-catering apartments offer extra space, and allow parents to rest easy knowing the kids are safely tucked away in a bedroom just off the living room as opposed to in another hotel room down the hall.  A full kitchen offers money saving opportunities since you’re not limited to eating three meals a day outside and laundry facilities mean you can pack lighter, saving on airline baggage fees.

“Our hostess, Carole, gives Rick Steves a run for his money. The information and recommendations she provided us truly made our trip to Athens flawless.” D. WHITEHOUSE ALTADENA, CA, USA

Most important though, having your own home away from home in Athens means space to gather around the map of Athens with family as you plan your day’s activities and a private place to put up your feet, sit back and enjoy a night cap overlooking the Acropolis or Mount Lykavittos without feeling cramped.

Greek Vacation Rentals’ homes in downtown Athens range from cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex pied-a-terre to an historic Landmark status home to a spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bath (all en suite) contemporary Acropolis view apartment, with several other configurations in between. These homes are all perfect for groups of 4 – 12 guests.

Athens Heritage House Romantic BathLight, bright and airy, the perfect Athens homeAll of Greek Vacation Rental's self catering properties have full size clothes washers and dryersCozy private veranda overlooking Mount ImittosMore trees on terraza in our sky garden overlooking the AcropolisYes, the television works :-)
Athens First Luxury Self Catering penthouse apartmentAthens Heritage House Open Floor PlanCan't run inside, outside works, tooOpen floor plan kitchen and living room means lots of space for the familyRomantic loft alcove sleeps twoFurnished vacation rental, Alpha Penthouse
Our Sealy Plush top bedsLeave the laptop home, you've got a PCOversize enclosed glass shower in the bathroomEclipse over Parthenon 3Athens First Luxury Duplex living roomSunny, spacious private veranda
Doubles and triples, with extra room and full kitchensPrivate veranda with lovely viewsMain floor queen bedroomLyk View TriplePamper yourself with a spa hydrotheraphy shower or a soak in the jacuzziPeaceful garden in the heart of the historical center

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