Queen‘s stone legend, royal living by Acropolis

Queen‘s stone legend

One of the best two bedroom stone spot builted by Queen Frederica in 1956 that is located in the heart of Athens’ historical center within a walking distance from Acropolis. It is on the first floor and is fully renovated without losing the sense of old beauty. The stone walls, the royal beds and sofa and the carved wooden armchairs are mixed with lighting outfits, modern paintings and colors, offering an unforgettable royal scenery with vibes of royalty.

Place

Τhe apartment is on the first floor and is fully renovated preserving spots of the past. Stone walls were renewed, floors were rehabilitated, rooms were converted, and Kitchen and bathroom were modernized.  Two brand bedrooms offer romantic moments. Stone shower reminds natural waterfalls. Royal sofa and carved wooden armchairs are ideal for dreamy dinners and the small veranda or the confortable yard shares relaxing moon view over Filopapou hill.

Today

Frederica’s Stone houses (Petrina), is a “quite old village” full of blooming gardens in the centre of Athens, just a few minutes away from Acropolis Hill. The neighborhood is located next to the Filopapou Hill, a favorite destination for strolls among lemon trees and blooming gardens. Kallisthenous street is considered the main road of Petrina that connects Filopapou with Acropolis Hill (Thiseio) and a croos road which leads southern to Plaka and Acropolis museum (through Dionysiou Aeropagitou str) or northern to Monastiraki and Psiri.

Past

Historically, the area was first inhabited after the Greco-Turkish War (1922), when the greek refugees from Asia Minor arrived. Until 1961, it was the most deprived districts of Athens. The fire of 1944 that destroyed some of the houses, initiated the Queen Frederica to use the stones from the area to build stone houses which were offered to the population in 1956. Since then, the stone houses turned into such landmarks and the neighborhood was slowly integrated into the today area known as “Petrina”. The popular cafés and taverns that have opened make the area one of the most beautiful districts just few steps from Thiseio and Acropolis Hill.

The building regulations that don’t allow the construction of tall buildings in the area, the neoclassical buildings that have been preserved, the legendary open-air cinema “Zefyros” (that used to be a famous variety stage), and the popular cafés and taverns that have opened make the area one of the most beautiful districts.

Where will you sleep?

Bedroom 1: 1 queen size bed
Bedroom 2: 1 double bed

What does this place offer?

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Home safety

Kitchen and dining

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Outdoor

Bedroom

Entertainment

Not included

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Guest access

Easy to access by car (free private parking)
Thyseio train station is 10 minutes on foot

Kalisthenous 2b Athens 11851 Greece

“Dream Neighborhood” (1961)

This is the neighborhood where the famous Greek film “Dream Neighborhood” (1961) staring Alekos Alexandrakis, was filmed showing the cross from poverty to a different life.  This is also the neighborhood described in Mikis Theodorakis’ song “Vrehi sti ftohogitonia”, (it is raining in the poor neighborhood) performed from the stage of a local tavern by Grigoris Bithikotsis in this film.

GUEST REVIEWS

Nicola

Cleanliness, location and great host ,always there for every request! Dream location, supreme cleanliness

Gillian

Close enough to the Acropolis that you could walk to it quickly, but far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet in the evening. The

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Perfect stay in Athens + The location is absolutely perfect for exploring Athens. The old town and the parthenon are easily reachable on foot, at

Mark

We stayed at this lovely fully remodeled 2 bedrooms place with 2 children. We fell in love with the place that is artfully decorated and

Queen‘s stone legend, royal living by Acropolis

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath.

188€

(Minimum overnight stay - 3 nights)

Availability

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