Kolonaki, which stretches between Vas. Sofias avenue and Lycabettus hill, is a wealthy and upmarket district. It is one of the capital’s leading and informed shopping areas, from dressing and decoration to food and fun. It includes a number of high-end boutiques from young adult to casual fashion to prestigious haute couture from Greek and international designers. The history, the “aura” of a  buildings-symbols and the authenticity of the old inhabitants meets the modern aesthetics of  any kind progressive shops.

Kolonaki is also full of Museums and galleries. The Benaki Museum, inside a preserved neoclassical manor house  and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art poses the finest private collections in the country. Two smaller museums to be found in Kolonaki are the Museum of the History of Greek Costume and the Theater Museum. In Vasilissis Sofias Avenue are the Byzantine Museum, and the War Museum of Athens.

Of course, there is a plethora of available options for nightlife, including cozy or trendy bars, ouzeries, tavernas and of course the top restaurants in town . Outdoor seating on pedestrian walks is typical, creating a lively atmosphere at night. The Kolonaki Square is surrounded by cafes and restaurants.  What uf the economic crisis appeared to hit the glamour of the district, roads like Skoufa the Patriarchoi Ioakeim, Lucianou,  Karneadou,  Plutarchou and pedestrian Tsakalof and Haritos, will continue to write history!

Don’ t miss the Lycabettus Funicular that links Kolonaki to the Lycabettus hill. The view is breathtakig.  Kolonaki also hosts two metro stations (blue line), Evengelismos and Megaro Mousikis.

The eurekAthens team!


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