Kifissia is an upper-class district of Northern Athens, on the foot of Penteli Mountain. Just 10 miles from the city center, this is a wonderful place for travelers to enjoy the refreshing surroundings. In addition, Kifissia provides a glimpse at contemporary shopping and entertainment in Athens. Dating back to antiquity, it was the home of Menander and has survived through the centuries. So off you go for a daily exploration of this expensive, high-end suburb for a unique experience!
As mentioned above, Kifissia is a hub for shopping and especially top brands and talented designers. If you are feeling posh, this is just the place to be. You will find all the latest trends, as well as collections of rare clothing and accessories. Apart from that, you will get the chance to enjoy fine quality coffee and beverages at some lovely cafés nearby. The scenery is magical, verdant and with a laid-back atmosphere completing this marvelous canvas.
Travelers who wish to reach Kifissia quite easily, can use the Metro and the Electric Railway. There is direct connection at the stations of Omonoia and Attiki, ensuring smooth accessibility to the Northern Suburbs. Drivers will find it difficult to park for free, but there are quite a few private parking spaces to use. Don’t expect them to be reasonably priced, though.
One of the most notable attractions in the area is the monastery chapel of the Virgin of the Swallow. The chapel is quaint and mystical, with an uplifting ambiance and with the rarity of a fireplace indoors. However, while strolling up and down the narrow streets of Kifissia you are bound to discover more beauties. Neoclassical mansions and aristocratic houses, modern design and extravaganza, all combined with nature’s bliss in a fabulous fusion. Welcome to Kifissia and the Northern Suburbs of Athens!