Things to Do in Athens
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Unlike the neighbourhood of Plaka, also fairly upscale, Kolonaki is more commercial than residential, although there is a blend. An interesting mixture of trendy shops, galleries, bistros, fine dining and designer boutiques, Kolonaki’s character has been well upheld by municipal planners; even the newer buildings have a classical sensibility and funky upbeat air.
In the centre of Kolonaki Square there is a... Kolonaki (literally, a little column) standing solitary and forlorn, but activity hums all around it. Two metro stations are in Kolonaki, and it is home to several smaller museums. Here is where the cool and hip come to enjoy the nightlife.
Wealthy and glamorous, Kolonaki’s real claim to fame it its location at the base of Mount Lycabettus; it is here in Kolonaki that people hop on the funicular to go up the mountain. On nights where there is a concert on the mountain, Kolonaki is all the more full of life. It’s Athens’ hippest hood.