If you are looking for an elegant place to sip on latte macchiato or Greek coffee in between your city explorations, Kolonaki is definitely the best option. Located in the city center, right a breath from Athens top attractions and sights, Kolonaki goes a long way back and boasts an impressive history. Its name literally translates to “Small Column” and it has become a hub of shopping, culture and entertainment for tourists and locals alike.
There are several museums in the area, including the magnificent Benaki Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art. So it is worth exploring the center of Athens, from a privileged point of view. Learning about its history and glorious past, just before heading out to purchase wonderful clothing and accessories at the famous Kolonaki market! All the top luxury brands are here, along with boutiques owned by talented Greek designers. Those seeking high quality should look no further.
After your shopping spree and the visit to the museums and art galleries in the area, it is time to relax. Kolonaki is a splendid destination for mingling with the locals and meeting celebs and jetsetters. This is where the antitheses meet and blend together wonderfully. So you can just as easily meet athletes and politicians, TV reality personas and fashion icons. They all gather to Kolonaki, offering a glimpse to paparazzi and of course having fun and enjoying the Athenian sun.
If you are truly interested in the luxurious Athens lifestyle, Kolonaki is the absolute treat for you. Easily accessible from Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament, you are a few steps from one of the most iconic places in the city. Enjoy the Changing of Guards and take pictures, follow the footpaths of History and enjoy the sunny days, while scheduling your next coffee break in Kolonaki!