Whether you are visiting Athens for business or for pleasure, you will need the most appropriated accommodation to suit your business, leisure and family needs. This one bedroom furnished apartment is located at a safe and peaceful area, within 2 minutes walk from the richest and most historic museum of the city, the National Archaeological Museum (http://www.namuseum.gr/). Spiti Athena's location at Ipirou street, (a wide & sunny road, between 3is Septemvriou and Aristotelous avenues) is excellent for strolling around the city by foot. Just to get an idea, it is only 25 minutes walk from Syntagma square, 20 minutes walk from Plaka (the old historical neighbourhood) and 30 minutes from Acropolis. But if you want to avoid walking, don’t worry: being only a stone’s throw from the metro (Green line, Victoria station/green & red line, Omonia station), makes travelling around Athens very easy, while at the same time travelling to Piraeus port is only a matter of minutes.
Banks, supermarkets - restaurants - food take away – cafes - shops, are only a few steps from the door.
300 m from the Athens’ Archaiological Museum 300 m from Victoria subway stop (green line), 700 m from Omonia subway stop (red line), in the middle of everything
“Patission avenue was one of the oldest and longest streets of the capital. It was constructed in 1841, under mayor Kallifronas on the path of the ancient road to Vati. Since the beginning, it has been Athenians’ favorite country promenade, as the city was then limited to what is nowadays called “the historic center”.
Traveler Edmont About, who has seen Athens in 1954, tells us about Patission Av: “When you have followed the entire Aiolou av., having Akropolis and Aerides on your back, you see in front of you a dirty street, 1 km long, leading to a small village. During the Turkish occupancy, this village was the headquarters of the pasha. The name “pasha” or “patishach” has prevailed, albeit somewhat altered. Athenians use to call this area “Patissia”. The road to Patissia is the Athenian horse avenue. If I called it a street of entertainment, I would be a liar. The street is poorly maintained and it would be hard for it to stand beside our community roads. The trees which have been attempted to be planted along the street, are drying. 4 or 5 tavernas on both street’s sides, are not Parthenons. The barley fields and uncultivated lands do not make the road an earthly paradise. Nevertheless, walkers on this street can see, when the dust permits, one of the most beautiful panoramas of the world. In front lies Parnitha mountain, cut by a gape gorge. On their back, Athens and the Acropolis. On their right hand side, mount Lycabettus. On their left hand side, the sea, the islands and the mountains of Peloponnese. Patission street’s promenade is every elegant Athenian’s main entertainment, around the seasons. They arrive there by foot, coach and mostly horse. A few years later, in the 1880s, the horse-drawn tram is established: a train wagon, dragged by 3 miserable horses”