Kolonaki is one of the most elegant and stately neighborhoods in central Athens, with neoclassical and modernist buildings and numerous trendy restaurants and boutiques.

Kolonaki, meaning “slight column” in Greek, is named after a small column that stands in the center of Kolonaki Square. The district stretches out from Syntagma Square to the foot of Lycabettus hill, the highest point of Athens.

Luxury shopping in Kolonaki

Kolonaki is full of parks and gardens and is defined by its classical and modernist buildings, which make it one of the most exquisite neighborhoods in Athens.

This is a charming district to discover by foot and a great place to enjoy a beverage or a bite to eat in any of its modern terraces and restaurants. It is also renowned for its shopping streets packed with high-end boutiques, fashionable clothing stores and where the top Greek designers sell their products.

How to get to Lycabettus hill

If you want to enjoy superb panoramic views of the city from the highest mount in Athens, 300 meters above sea level, you can easily do so from Kolonaki. There are two ways to climb to the top of Mount Lycabettus; either by walking up or by taking the Lycabettus Funicular.