APARTMENT FOR RENT: One bedroom home just minutes from the Acropolis

*History, beauty and convenience all merge in one bedroom apartment.

*Quiet and car-free, home surrounded by cafes and bookstores.

*2nd floor home available for short or long term rent.

A few hundred meters away from the Acropolis, in the heart of Athens, is a street called Herakleidon.

Named after the 42 descendants of Hercules, famous in Greek mythology for his strength and adventures, Herakleidon street is a one of the hidden gems of central Athens.

Quiet and car free, the area is a hub for writers and the artistically minded. Cafes and bookstores feature in the neighbourhood located close to museums, outdoor cinemas, theaters, restaurants and bars.

Near the top end of the street is a furnished 2nd floor apartment that is being offered for rent. A one bedroom apartment, with lounge and dining area, the home is ideal for professionals and couples that want a place a short walk to everything Athens has to offer.

Thiseio train station is a five minute stroll through a park area and an outdoor craft market.

WARNING: You may never use a car or public transport again. Many in the area choose to walk to central Athens districts such as Syntagma square.

Sitting on the front balcony is a perfect way to relax after a long day. On the street below are the tram lines from the horse-drawn vehicles used in 1887, while high above the blue Athens sky shines.

Hosts are journalists Eleana and Stelios, who previously lived in the apartment, helping offer you the best possible experience. Oh, and provide tips on where to find bakeries tucked away in the neighbourhood and where to get the best cup of coffee.

Rent : 690 euros per month (bills not included)

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