The Best AirBnB Apartment Yet

Friday, April 24, 2015

On our recent trip to Athens, J and I knew we wouldn't have enough time to spend time on an island, so we decided to look for an option near Athens, but still on the water. J, the official AirBnB booker in our household, found an incredible option in Palaio Faliro, a suburb of Athens (only a 20-30 minute tram ride from the Acropolis). The photos posted by Yannis, the AirBnB host, were incredible but their were no reviews of the apartment. Despite this, we took a chance and booked it. I think we made the right choice...

The view from the private pent-house balcony!
Enjoying the balcony (nope that isn't a food baby...)



Enjoying breakfast outside


Did I mention it was $47 a night and Yannis provided us with tea, coffee, jam, butter, bread, milk, and juice? He was a great host who offered us more than we would have ever expected. I cannot speak highly enough about the apartment and about Yannis! The area that we were in also offered numerous cafes, bakeries, shops, a grocery store, and a couple of restaurants.

I'm still dreaming of that view...

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14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! What a find! I never look at the ones with no reviews, how wrong i've been!

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    1. I think it can be risky to stay in one with no reviews - but occasionally you find a gem!

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  2. Wait wait wait... Are you saying what I think you're saying?! If so, congrats :)

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    1. Yes! Thank you! I can't hide my ever-expanding belly under huge winter coats any longer!

      Also, if you and the Rusky happen to take a road trip up to CT/RI/NY over the summer let me know! I'll be there in June and July and would be happy to show you both around.

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  3. I am beginning to really look forward to airbnb posts. Combining travel with snooping round other people's houses? Bring it on! Especially if they are like this. Coooool.

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    1. I agree! I love seeing apartments in other places - it adds a whole new experience to the trip.

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  4. I still have never used Airbnb - the booking process ahs been so painful for me when I tried 3-4 times in Croatia. BUT this looks worth the effort. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

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    1. You should try it sometime! My husband usually does the bookings for AirBnB, but he has never complained that it was difficult - I wonder if it differs place by place. Some apartments are absolutely worth it!

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  5. This looks incredible for the price! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for your reviews. The views are amazing. The posts makes me to have a stay in such a compact & spacious rooms. Paying for this appartment is really worthy.

    Billy Joel,
    Rocky Clyde.

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    1. This apartment was so gorgeous that I would absolutely stay there again!

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