Neoclassical Home in the Garden of Athens’s Acropolis Museum Has Epic Views of the Parthenon

The next owner of this seven-bedroom neoclassical home in the center of Athens will live in the shadow of the gods.

The house, listed earlier this month for €12.8 million (approximately US$13.85 million), is in the Acropolis Museum’s garden and offers breathtaking views of the ancient citadel. They include a direct view up at the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena constructed more than 2,400 years ago. 

“Built over a century ago, the property is a landmark of modern Greek history,” says Theofilos Zekos, sales manager of Engel & Völkers Greece. “It was built in 1923 and keeps the charm of its era. A carefully designed renovation took place in different stages, starting in 1980 and then 1985 and 2021. The property is one of the few remaining neoclassical buildings ‘inside’ the garden of the Acropolis Museum, which makes it extremely rare.”

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The 193-square-meter property includes 465 square meters of living space. Throughout, there are unique architectural details, such as 100-year-old terrazzo floors, lofty and ornate ceilings, and wooden staircases. There are also many large windows with views of the majestic Parthenon atop the Acropolis, other ancient Greek monuments, and the adjacent Acropolis Museum and its gardens.

A dining room

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The home is both versatile and private. The building is currently fashioned into three distinct apartments, which allows for private quarters for additional family or caretakers, or two rentable units in addition to space for the owners. However, the three apartments also can be easily combined into one large single-family residence, which would not require any major work, according to the listing agent.

Mansion Global couldn’t identify the seller, and Zekos declined to name them. 

After entering the front door, there is a wooden staircase that leads up to the second-floor apartment. This level has a spacious living area with views of the Acropolis, dining area, kitchen, primary bedroom, second bedroom, two bathrooms and walk-in closet. A rooftop level is accessible by an inner staircase and includes an office/bedroom, kitchenette, and 108-square-meter terrace with clear views of the Parthenon.

The rooftop offers al fresco dining while overlooking Acropolis of Athens.

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The first floor has the same basic layout as the second floor, with a living area, dining area, kitchen, primary bedroom, second bedroom, two bathrooms and walk-in closet. There is a private entrance on the side of the building, but an additional door inside the front entry could be opened to connect the apartments via an inner staircase.

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The lower floor includes two bedrooms, two of the property’s seven bathrooms, a spacious storage room and an inner yard. It also has a private side entrance.

The home’s unique location in proximity to the museum, Acropolis and other key archaeological sites underscores its neoclassical design. Known as the Neighborhood of the Gods, the surrounding area also includes many designer boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

“Located at the core of Athens’ historic center, the home is within walking distance to many must-visit places,” Zekos said. “This is a vibrant shopping and tourist district, with beautiful neoclassical homes lining its streets. It is Athens’ most charming neighborhood.”

Though it is popular with tourists, there is still a neighborhood feel and sense of community for residents, he said. Metro, tram and bus services are close by, and the airport is less than an hour away by express train or direct bus. It is an area that experiences steady interest from buyers and continues to provide healthy return on investment.