Hestia Luxury Apartments – Hippocrates 35 stands as a beacon of modern elegance within the ancient yet vibrant city of Athens. In a city where space is a premium, these serviced self-catering apartments offer a spacious and welcome respite after a busy day exploring the Greek capital.


A welcome note upon entering the apartment reads “In Greek mythology, Hestia was the goddess of hearth, hearth and home and an important figure in ancient Greek society. At Hestia Luxury Apartments, we feel it is our job to make you feel right at home.” And we definitely felt at home.

Access to Hestia Luxury Apartments is on a self-check-in basis and gaining access couldn’t be easier with a keycode communicated to us on our day of arrival. While some may prefer a more personal welcome, for us this was perfect as it meant we could settle in straight away before heading to a Greek restaurant for dinner.


We stayed in a two bedroom superior apartment. Upon entering, we immediately find ourselves in a bright and airy open plan living space. Air conditioning provides instant relief from the heat outside.

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Although there is a kitchen that provides everything you need to whip up any meal you desire, it would be a shame not to make use of the many great restaurants that are within easy walking distance. Having said that, there is a fridge, microwave oven, two-ring hob, dishwasher, kettle and coffee maker, tea and coffee tray with selection. There is also the option of ordering breakfast in bed using the Athens inbreakfast.com service, details of which can be found in the apartment, as long as you order by 11pm the night before.

At the end of this living space is a sofa and a TV with access to multiple international channels. Despite the hustle and bustle of the apartment’s central location, it’s a pleasant place to relax and be surprisingly quiet.

The apartment has two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and fitted wardrobes. There is also a safe to keep passports or valuables safe.

Sandwiched between the two bedrooms is the bathroom, compact but sufficient for our needs, with a rain shower, washbasin and WC.

A generous selection of olive era care products based on extra virgin Cretan olive oil, kindly provided. It includes a hair wash and body wash with bio olive oil and mountain tea, and a conditioner with bio olive oil and amberwood and salt.


Hestia Luxury Apartments – The most notable ‘hidden gem’ at Ippokratous 35 offers uninterrupted views of Athens and, most notably, the Acropolis. Here’s a seat to enjoy your morning coffee or admire the Parthenon lit up at night.

There is also access to a laundry room in the mezzanine of the building with access to washing machines and dryers.

The apartments are also located above a traditional Greek restaurant, Nikitas, which – in addition to offering Greek dishes – has its own pizza oven for takeaway pizzas. There is also a gym opposite.


The apartments are located in the Exarcheia neighborhood of the city, where it meets the districts of Kolonaki and Akadimia; It is in the heart of the action and yet surprisingly quiet. There are plenty of green spaces nearby – Straphi Hill and the Pedion to Eros in the north, and Lycabettus Hill, Athens’ highest point, at 277 meters in the south-east. This part of the city is close to several universities and cultural institutions including the Academy of Athens and the National Library, meaning it is popular with students and academics; There are also plenty of places to eat within easy reach. We explored mostly on foot, a pleasant stroll two kilometers from the Acropolis, but yellow taxis frequent the streets and are easily hailed. The area is also well connected by public transport, with multiple buses serving nearby and the Panepistimio metro station just 400 meters away.

Another nice touch

In addition to the welcome note, there was a complimentary bottle of wine, plus a fridge stocked with bottled water which was much appreciated given the 35°C (95°F) heat outside. A QR code in the apartment links us together Hestia Concierge Service – From there, you can connect with the concierge via WhatsApp (which we found very responsive and helpful when we had a question).


Rates for a deluxe apartment start from as low as €117 per night
Superior apartments, like the one we stayed in, start at €133 per night
Apartments with their own balconies start from €149 per night

The best bit

While we loved the space and privacy of our accommodation, the highlight is undoubtedly the spectacular rooftop view. It was a pleasant surprise to repeatedly find ourselves the sole inhabitants of this wonderful place, allowing us to enjoy it all to ourselves.

final judgment

Our accommodation embodies the spirit of its namesake goddess Hestia, providing a homely atmosphere in this wonderfully vibrant city. Just as Hestia represents the warmth and comfort of the hearth in ancient Greek mythology, Hestia Luxury Apartments offer a modern and spacious haven, helping to ensure that every stay in Athens is both memorable and enriching.

Disclosure: Our investment was sponsored by Hestia Luxury Apartments.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is the editor of the Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years. He is the winner of the Innovation in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ award from WIRED Magazine. The blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best luxury” by The Daily Telegraph, among other awards.

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