Welcome to Acropolis House !!!

The Hotel Acropolis House is a preserved mansion of the 19th century, in excellent condition.

The Hotel Acropolis House is a preserved mansion of the 19th century, in excellent condition. The hotel was established in 1965 by the family Choudalaki, which operates and directs it since with permition number 0206Κ012Α0031700.

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel.

Most all, however, it respects the vacations of its visitors! It provides full service on all levels: whether in the event of an emergency or for something very simple, such as proposals on how to spend an evening in Athens, we are here to help. This is the reason our hotel has created a regular clientelle of returning visitors, from Greece and abroad alike!

The objective of the hotel, however, remains the enlargement of the guest list and the search of new, satisfied customers and friends. Our principles of operation, are summarised in cleanness and efficiency.

The hotel Acropolis House is found in the entry of Plaka

In the Hotel Acropolis House we promote non-smoking policy in the communal and enclosed spaces. However, customers can smoke freely in the specifically designed veranda on the first floor or at the occasional balconies of rooms.

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The history of the building

The hotel Acropolis House is a preserved mansion of the 19th century, in excellent condition. It is constituted in essence by two different, connected buildings. The oldest of those is a stone mansion of roughly 120 years and the other is a four-story building of 75 years.

The hotel was established in 1965 by the family Choudalaki, which operates and directs it since then. The residence has been characterized “diatiriteo” (being preserved) by the Greek Ministry of Culture and in certain rooms, due to the strong earthquake of 1999, more murals of the 19th century were revealed! Murals of the same time period also adorn the reception and other areas of the building.

In its entirety the hotel has 19 rooms that include comfortable singles, doubles and big, family rooms.

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The available spaces of the hotel

In the Hotel Acropolis House we promote non-smoking policy in the communal and enclosed spaces. However, customers can smoke freely in the specifically designed veranda on the first floor or at the occasional balconies of rooms.

In the breakfast area, continental style breakfast is served very early in the morning for early departures.

For the customers that come very early and the customers that leave late bathrooms with shower are available.

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Also, the hotel provides storage space for luggage to customers that require such.

Of course, Hotel Acropolis House makes available the safe that is in the reception area.

Finally, Hotel Acropolis House has a library, with a rich collection, to borrow books from. This is himself occasionally enriched by the customers.

The amenities of the rooms

In its entirety the hotel has 19 rooms that include comfortable singles, doubles and big, family rooms. Apart from the special spaces that are available the hotel, offers also certain amenities inside thecustomers’ rooms:

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Television,
telephone,
hot water on a 24h base,
air condition,
central heating,
refrigerators for use of customers (in the 70% of rooms and we continue until we cover the 100%),
veranda for smoking – if the room does not have balcony –
Double glass panes
wifi internet
safe in each room
It does not provide an elevator, in order to it maintain the quiet atmosphere of the hotel.

However, if any movement disorder exists, the employees of the hotel will provide a solution.

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Additional services to the public

Hotel Acropolis House operates 24hours a day (24h reception)
Wake-up calls available
Online reservations are available, where you can add notes on any particular needs (e.g. being on honeymoon,needing a twin room, having limited mobility etc.)
Available wi-fi internet in the ground floor,in the living room and the breakfast room (after 12.00) with free cofee available.
Babysitting, should it be necessary. You can even ask for the babycot that exists in the hotel and was initially used for the granddaughters of the owner (2007), if you have baby or infant.
Full service in case of an emergency.
Full service in general whether you need a recommendation to dinner, calling for a taxi, touring in Greece or renting a car or bicycle.
Periodical change of mattresses and imperative change in case of “accidents”.
Our employees are characterized by politeness, humour and respect to your needs.

We are the ideal choice for your family vacations!

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This is the reason our hotel has created a regular clientelle of returning visitors, from Greece and abroad alike!

It provides full service on all levels

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to  the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel..

LOCATION

The hotel Acropolis House is found in the entry of Plaka, thus, having the advantage of proximiy to all the interesting sights, without the disadvantage of noise and bustle from the crowds of visitors.

The location of the hotel

The hotel Acropolis House is found in the entry of Plaka, thus, having the advantage of proximiy to all the interesting sights, without the disadvantage of noise and bustle from the crowds of visitors.

In particular, it is found in a astonishing location for the travelling professional and the tourist alike:

you need just 10 minutes on foot to reach the site of the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum,
3 minutes on foot from the Syntagma (Constitution) Square,
3 minutes from the metro station (undeground train),
3 minutes from the stop of the E95 EXPRESS bus from the airport and
2 minutes from the commercial and operational centre of Athens.
Near the hotel parking, museums, drugstores and the office of tourist information exist.
Scroll down to see detailed maps or click to see the main location map

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Destination from El. Venizelos Airport to the Hotel

Destination from Port of Piraeus to the Hotel

Destination from Port of Rafina to the Hotel

How to arrive to our hotel

To come to our Hotel from the Airport you may use the metro -Blue Line- and get off on Syntagma square; then following the map in 5 min you will be at your hotel. If you decide to take the metro be careful of your belongings .It also cost half of the price from the metro and is safer.

If you prefer the bus you will take the Express line X95 to Syntagma square and then follow the map.In summer time, especially in August, there is no traffic so it is preferable to take the bus. It also costs half the price from the metro and you are able to see the city (the metro is underground). Most importantly the bus is air conditioned.

There is possibility to organise pick up with a friendly taxi driver. In that case you need to communicate with the hotel directly by phone.

There is possibility taxi driver. In case of interest sent us information of your flight number, airline company, arrival time and date , airport you are embarking from. The hotel is cooperating with a friendly and honest driver (mr Dimitris) for your safe arrival.

Following the map

To come from Piraeus, the central port of Athens, to our hotel you can take the rail way Line 1 (line Piraeus – Kifisia) direction to Kifisia and get off on Monastiraki station. There you may change line and take the metro direction to Ethniki Amina / Airport. You step down on Syntagma and following the map and in 5 minutes you will be at the hotel.

There is possibility to organise pick up with a friendly taxi driver. In that case you need to communicate with the hotel directly by phone.

Following the map

To come to our hotel from Rafina port you have to come in Athens first (!) so you will take the long-distance buss line for Athens. The terminal in Athens is near the square Pedio tou Areos. Once you arrive you may choose between trolley buss no 2, 4, 9 and 15 and get off on Syntagma square. Use the map to walk to the hotel (less then 5 min walk). Of course you can also take a taxi to come to us. Remember to inform the taxi driver that the hotel is at the end of Voulis str., the second street crossing Metropoleos str from Syntagma square.

There is possibility to organise pick up with a friendly taxi driver. In that case you need to communicate with the hotel directly by phone.

Following the map

The hotel can arrange taxi pick up with friendly driver. The cost of the ride from the airport to the hotel is 45, 00 euros during the day and 55,00euros after midnight. From the port is 25.00euros during the day and 30.00 euros after midnight. In case of interest sent us information of flight number, Airline Company and arrival time or boat name, boat company and arrival time. If a mobile phone number is available, it will be useful.Of course you may also take a taxi yourself. Make sure to inform the taxi driver that the hotel is at the end of Voulis str., the second street crossing Metropoleos str from Syntagma square.

Acropolis House Hotel Acropolis House Hotel is located at the entrance of Plaka, having the advantage of being close to every interesting areas, without having the disadvantage of buzz from people visiting the area. It is a superb location for either professionals or tourists.

It is located within 10 minute walking distance from the monument of Acropolis and the new museum of Acropolis,
3 minutes from the Constitution square,
3 minutes from the metro (underground) station
3 minutes from the bus station of EXPRESS E95 that towards the airport and
2 minutes from the commercial and business centre of Athens.

In a short distance from the hotel you can find parking lots, museums, pharmacies, and the information office for tourists..

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It provides full service on all levels

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to  the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel..

ACCOMMODATION

The objective of the hotel, however, remains the enlargement of the guest list and the search of new, satisfied customers and friends. Our principles of operation, are summarised in cleanness and efficiency.

Single Room with ensuite bathroom

Single Room with external private bathroom

Double Room with ensuite bathroom

Double Room with external private bathroom

Triple Room with ensuite bathroom

Family Room with ensuite bathroom (up to 4 people)

It provides full service on all levels

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to  the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel..

ATTRACTIONS-ENTERTAINMENT

Attractions – Entertainment in Athens

PLAKA

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Plaka is the oldest area in Athens; it is the old city of Athens. The area of Plaka wishes to maintain the old spirit of the city and accomplish a cultural, economical and social development; for that reason:

  • the streets remain narrow as they were
  • cars are generally not allowed
  • most of the houses are restored
  • also buildings of the late 19th century are restored where people of the political and cultural elite of the city used to live.

During the 20th century the residents abandoned the area and since the ’70s Plaka turned to a tourist center,  with many restaurants, cafeterias, museums and agencies that brought life to this part of the city.

As a result of this phenomenon, the area of Plaka, as well as the Constitution square became the financial center of the capital.

MONUMENTS

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Interesting monuments near our hotel, are:

  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Archeological site of the northern and southern Slope of Acropolis
  3. The Ancient Market
  4. The Roman Market
  5. The cemetary of Keramikos (which is configured for optimal pedestrian promenade)
  6. The Panathenaic Stadium
  7. Hadrian’s Library
  8. The Clock of Kirristos (Aerides)
  9. The Lysicratous Monument
  10. Arch of Adrianos
  11. The Temple of Olympian Zeus
  12. The Theater of Dionysus
  13. The Theatre of Herod Atticus
  14. The Church of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos
  15. Kapnikarea
  16. Filopappou hill and its monuments

The improvements that took place, highlighted the area as one of the most beautiful and friendly areas of Athens.

MUSEUMS

Within walking distance from the hotel are the following museums:

  1. Acropolis Museum
  2. Archeological Museum of Keramikos
  3. Museum of Ancient Market (Stoa of Attalos)
  4. Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulou
  5. Centre of Studies of Acropolis in Dionisiou Aeropagitoy (near the underground station of Acropolis)
  6. Greek Folk Art Museum
  7. National Historical Museum (Old Parliament)
  8. Museum of Engravings and Graphic Arts
  9. Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments
  10. Numismatic Museum
  11. Jewish Museum
  12. Frisira Museum

CONSTITUTION SQUARE

Syntagma Square and the Athenian Parliament building

Syntagma Square and the Athenian Parliament building

The Constitution square (Syntagma Sq.) is the square in front of the Parliament and has been marked by a number of historical events.

The Parliament itself is the former palace of first King of Greece, after the institution of the modern Greek State, king Otto. The palace was constructed starting the year 1836 and was completed in 1840.

However, as soon as Otto came of age, Dimitrios Kallergis and Ioannis Makrygiannis led the Greek soldiers under their command, to the square in front of the palace and demanded to expell the king’s guardians and to have a constitution drafted. This historical event gave the square the name Platia Syntagmatos (Sq. of Costitution).

This square was also marked by another event of great historical importance: in 1974, Konstantinos Karamanlis announces his return from exile in Paris, where he was during the military dictatorship, and addresses the free population.

Maintaining the importance to current years, the Syntagma Sq. is a meeting point of citizens on electoral campaigns, celebrations and events of every kind.

After the Olympiad of Athens in 2004, in particular, the Syntagma Square became a focal point for mass transport means, since practically all means go through or even start from/lead to this.

Another proof of the importance of Constitution Sq. in the economic and social life of Athenians is the fact that this is the beginnning of the commercial street of Athens, Ermou St.(of Hermes – God of Trade).

GREEK PARLIAMENT

Topside of the Constitution Sq. is the Greek Parliament and the cenotaph “To the unknown soldier” “Agnostos Stratiotis” that is dedicated to those missing in action and is guarded by the Efzonoi, that stand motionless in front of it. An interesting sight is the morning ceremony of change of guard each Sunday.syntagma-square (1)

The hotel is in favourable location, right in the center of the city, while being isolated from the noise and bustle.

The office for the briefing of tourists is in nearby, however the personnel of the hotel will be pleased to help you organise your vacations in the best possible manner.

MONASTIRAKI

The area was named Monastiraki (little monastery) because of the church of Pantanassa – now church of Dormition of the Virgin- which is situated on the side of the main square of the area and was the central and most important church of the Great Monastery in 17th century.Monastiraki-square

In the mid 18th century (1759), during the Turkish occupation a mosque was built from the governor of Athens across the square Monastiraki and it is currently used as museum of Ceramic art.

Monastiraki square is the starting point for Ifaistou and Pandrossou str. which are a small paradise for shopping: small and cozy shops offering all sorts of goods. In these shops someone can find used books, CDs, clothes and shoes, furniture and metal objects, as well as pieces of art and many more.

Also at the area a flea market is held every Sunday since 1910.

souvlaki-pita-gyrosJust before the square you can find one of the most famous souvlaki (Hellenic traditional to-go-food) makers in Athens (Bairactari or Savva).

On the square there is also the rail way station, built on the 19th century and the new metro station that communicates with the old one. The building of the station was renovated before the Olympic games in Athens (2004) and the old line (with direction to Pireaus , the central port of Athens) is now connected with the line of the metro (with direction to Syntagma/Airport -we remind that Syntagma square is only 5min away from Acropolis House).

Monastiraki square is only ten minutes walk from our Hotel.

WHERE DO WE ENTERTAIN OURSELVES DURING THE NIGHT HOURS

PSIRI

Since the beginning, Psiri area was the centre for most of the theaters and artists of Athens. However, after the upgrading of the area- that was realized a few years earlier- Psiri became a starting point for the nightlife of the Athenians who wish to listen “rembetiko” music while eating in traditional Athens_Dinner_Viewtaverns or enjoying rock melodies in the cafes and walk through the narrow streets, taste new flavors and feel safe till the early morning hours.

LYKAVITOS – THISSIO

For a late walk under the star-lit sky you can go up the hill of Lykavitos with the small train (it stops at midnight) and come back down walking or stroll down Saint Paul Street to Thissio, where you will find cafes and bars.

KOLONAKI – GAZI

Another central region of Athens that gathers a crowd, especially in winter, is Kolonaki. At a distance of less than 10 minutes by foot from our hotel, in Kolonaki you can find an abundance of trendy and chic cafes, bars and restaurants and enjoy a great afternoon or evening.

During the past years the area that is informally known as Gazi has seen great development. It is a previously infamous region that, with the arrival of the metro (underground) (line 3 – station Keramikos), saw an era of rapid development, a lot of businessmen investing in entertainment and the people flocking to the new, trendy night-clubs and restaurants. Thus, every night it bustles with people! This is also a winter’s destination for most, however during summertime people assemble to the roof-gardens that many cafes and bars of the region offer. From our hotel the metro (underground) is only five minutes walking distance!

OTHER OPTIONS

Of course there are also the big dance halls that change singers and bands at least twice a year. The “Mpouzoukia“, a definitely Greek way of entertainment, is something you can find all over Attica and mainly along the coastal avenue.

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For something even more traditionally Greek, you could choose evenings with “rempetika”. The “rempetika” songs are part of the music that was presented late in the 19th century and blossomed in the urban centres during the decade of 1930. Live music of this genre can be heard at the Gallery of Immortals in the Central Market of Athens.

Generally, in Athens at night you can find all kinds of music, from clubs with disco music to trans clubs.

The reception of our hotel can help you, as long as you know your desire…

CINEMAS – THEATERS

For a smoother night out you can try cinema. Once again you have a big range to choose from: modern films, blockbusters but also artistic or simply old ones. During summertime there are open-air cinemas that combine the splendid night sky, a cold beer on the table with some snacks and a good film! In Plaka, a few meters away from the hotel, there is the open-air cinema “Zigos” (Scale) and in Thissio the “Thission” cinema.

If you prefer theatres, the options are many. The most important are:

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  • the theatre (conservatoire) of Herod of Attica
  • the theatre of Epidaurus
  • the Hall of Music of Athens and
  • the theatre of “Filopappou” that has regular performances of the “Dora Stratou”  traditional dances group with dances from all over Greece.

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The market of Plaka is addressed to the visitors of the city and offers lot and useful souvenirs for all size of pockets. Jewelry stores, carpet stores, clothes, leather goods and furs ect. In fact you can find stores staying open even later then the custom shopping hours, especially during the summer.

A recommended store is Emblem that sells hand made crafts on Makrigianni str 15 Tel + 30 210 9226520

For clothes, shoes, cosmetics and house hold items Ermou str offers the best deals and as it is a pedestrian street it is perfect for window shopping.

Shops working hours are

Monday- Wednesday- Saturday from 8.00 to 15.00

Tuesday- Thursday – Friday from 8.00 to 14.30 and from 17.30 to 20.30

Near Syntagma square a new shopping center, Attica, is built and stays open daily from 8.00 to 20.30.

Sea

The nearest organised beach is in Alimos, however we would propose that you go at least as far as Voula. You can take the bus from the Constitution Sq.greek-islands

Daily excursions

By boat individually or with a group to the islands of Saronikos Gulf(Aegina, Angistri, Hydra, Poros, Spetses)

By bus, metro/train individually or with a group to Corinth or toNafplio.

By bus individually or with a group to Delphi or to Sounio.

The reception will assist you and inform you on the schedules of buses, trains and on groups.

Useful advice for travellers

  • Avoid taking with you valuables and important documents such as passports, tickets, identities and driving licences. It is a good idea to make photocopies of your tickets and passports.
  • Avoid especially having with you a lot of money when you plan to use means of  mass transport or intend to go to busy areas such as beaches, the central market etc. Pay extra attention when you are on the underground (metro)!
  • During summer plan your visit to the Acropolis prior to 10:30 A.M.. Buses full of tourists arrive then and the sun is intense. Take with you water and you do not forget to wear a hat!
  • Do not forget to visit the new Acropolis Museumand theNational Archaeological Museum. Our proposal is to hire a guide in the National Archaeological Museum.
  • When you go to eat in a tavern, remember that the food is in a display inside the kitchen to see. It is Greek “custom”. Always prefer a tavern with a lot of customers and you ask the locals where they eat.
  • In the summertime avoid wearing dark clothes and keep a hat and water with you as long as there is daylight.
  • Be wary of hustlers that lure you into shops and promote their own enterprises.
  • Before you do anything, check the product, whether you are renting a car or purchasing a ticket or buying a drink.
  • One day before you leave the hotel, in the evening, organise your wake-up call, your breakfast, request a taxi if you are going to need one and pay your bill. If you have a resevation for an upcoming date, do not forget to confirm it.
  • If you leave by boat or airplane confirm the itinerary is according to schedule.
  • Do not buy from wandering tradesmen colognes, valuables, eyewear or jewels. Products sold this way are imitations or stolen goods.
  • If you are vegetarian you need to find a vegetarian restaurant. Greek cuisine provides a number of vegetarian dishes such as: boiled greens, stuffed tomatoes, various beans, “ladera” (oily), okra, aubergines “imam”.
  • If you reside on the ground floor of the hotel, do not you leave your windows wide open but close them the shutters or the glass-panes.

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This is the reason our hotel has created a regular clientelle of returning visitors, from Greece and abroad alike!

It provides full service on all levels

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to  the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel..

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Rooms

Common Areas

Breakfast

Outside

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel.

This is the reason our hotel has created a regular clientelle of returning visitors, from Greece and abroad alike!

It provides full service on all levels

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to  the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel..

FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you have an early morning plane or boat to catch, you can ask from the previous evening for a wake-up call and breakfast. There is also the possibility of taxi arrangements.

The electric train and the metro (underground) start at 5.30 in the morning. The bus for the airport leaves from the Constitution Square approximately every 20 minutes, all day and night.

To get to Piraeus before 5.30 in the morning, a taxi is the only way to go.

If you reach the hotel early and the room is not ready, you can leave your luggage in the luggage storing area, next to the reception and wait in the lounge or walk around Plaka. Once your room is ready, 12.30 the latest, you can check in. There is a shared bathroom for visitors who come very early and visitors who leave late.

For visitors that come to our hotel prior to 06.00 a.m., their room awaits and is charged accordingly.

Visitors that leave late can leave their luggage in the luggage storing area, next to the reception. There is a shared bathroom with shower for the visitors that come very early and the visitors that leave late. Nevertheless, if you wish to keep your room until 18.00, you will be charged accordingly with a 50% discount, for this day.

Of course. There is a safe in the ground floor, near the reception and one in every room.
When brk is served? Breakfast is made in our hotel every morning with fresh, local products. It is served from 7.00am to 10.30am but you can also ask to take it away or to be served earlier.
If you have a baby or infant you can you ask for the baby cot that is available at the hotel and was initially used for the granddaughters of the owner (2007).
If you want to rent a car there is a wide range of offices on Sigrou Av. (10 minutes by foot from the hotel) but also in the area of Plaka. You can ask for help and directions from the reception.
Plaka is absolutely safe every hour of day and night, since the Parliament and certain ministries are in the immediate area. You should avoid the area around Omonoia Sq. or at least be very careful.
The hotel does not have parking spaces, since the building is old (built in a period when cars were not popular). However in the region (a few metres from the hotel) there are four parking lots, one of which is covered.
The hotel does not have lift, however if there is such an issue please, inform us in time, to provide you with a room on the ground floor or on the first floor.
The continental style breakfast in our hotel is served every day 07.00 – 10.00 a.m.

The hotel Acropolis House is found in the entry of Plaka, thus, having the advantage of proximiy to all the interesting sights, without the disadvantage of noise and bustle from the crowds of visitors.

ONLINE BOOKING

The history of the building!

The hotel Acropolis House is a preserved mansion of the 19th century, in excellent condition!
ONLINE BOOKING

It provides full service on all levels

In general the hotel has a family character, providing safety and complete services to  the families and the individuals that visit us, with respect to the character of the hotel..

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If you wish to contact Acropolis House Hotel, you can call the following numbers +30 210 3244143, +30 210 3222344.

You can also send a fax to +30 210 3244143 or you can email us at hotel@acropolishouse.gr
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