Kolonaki is an elegant neighborhood with a luxury market, where international brands and boutiques of Greek designers coexist with elegant concept stores and galleries. In the area there are classic and gourmet restaurants with various cuisines of the world, but also more modern versions of Greek gastronomy. There are also trendy bars with live jazz music or DJs. Trails and cable cars lead to the top of Lycabettus, from where visitors can admire the panoramic view and see the church of Agios Georgios.
Climbing up the side of Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki area is undoubtedly the absolute «Place to Be» in the city center and only minutes walk away from Constitution square, the Parliament and all the major sites Athens has to offer.
With its fashionable restaurants, cafes, and bars but also with its high end boutiques and galleries, Kolonaki is the most upscale and safe neighborhood to leave and socialize.
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In walking distance from the Parliament, the National Gardens and many ministries and public institutions, Kolonaki was for many decades -and is still today - the preferred neighborhoodof politicians, businessmen and wealthy Athenians but also for visitors that want to combine business with pleasure.
In our days many of the 19th century glamorous neoclassical buildings have been restored and are used as residences of diplomatic missions or have been turned to museums and art galleries.
Many of the noisy streets have been transformed to pedestrian areas and have become a vibrant, green and livable public space giving to Kolonaki the title of the trendiestarea in Athens.