Anafiotika Hideaway

Hidden in a car-free maze of whitewashed alleys beneath the Acropolis, this peaceful retreat is moments from the unmissable monuments.
Anafiotika, Athens
1 Bed
1 Bathroom

A slice of Cycladic life in the historic heart of Athens

Anafiotika is one of the tiniest, oldest neighbourhoods in Athens — and surely the most charming. In the foothills of the Acropolis, it’s a wonderful jumble of twisting lanes, wonky little cottages, and brightly painted flowerpots. The secret’s out that it’s one of the most photogenic corners of Athens; but it’s rare for anyone but the lucky few residents to have the privilege of staying here.

Our lucky star was shining bright when we stumbled upon a beautiful ruin for sale. Slowly, carefully, we brought it back to life using natural materials and age-old techniques we learned in the Cyclades — just like the artisans from Anafi island, who built the house over a century ago. A serene oasis overlooking the vibrant metropolis, you’ll wake up to the sound of church bells and sit out under the stars gazing at the city lights.

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Cycladica-Anafiotika Hideaway The space

The space

Bright and airy, the cottage is protected by a preservation order. Original features, antique furniture and pops of pastel complement the contemporary interior design. Pale marble floors and a light, calming colour scheme unite the space. The open-plan living / kitchen area has a built-in sofa and shelves made of hand-pressed plaster, a style typical of Cycladic architecture.

A few steps lead down to the peaceful bedroom, adjacent to a dressing room with a small workspace by the window. Clad in solid white marble, the bathroom comes with a walk-in rain shower and organic toiletries.

The main living space opens onto a sunny pink patio, a lovely spot for morning coffee. To the rear, a path leads to a hidden flagstone terrace, with magical views across the tiled rooftops of Plaka to Lycabettus Hill. Best enjoyed at sunset with a complimentary bottle of wine.




Cycladica-Anafiotika Hideaway amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Heating
  • King size bed
  • Nespresso machine
  • Outdoor barbeque
  • Rain shower
  • Room darkening shades
  • Smart TV
  • Travel cot
  • Two private terraces
  • Wi-Fi
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