KOLONAKI & LYCABETTUS
If you wish to rub shoulders with the Athenian elite, then Kolonaki is the ultimate hangout place to go out. Being the business area of the downtown, it attracts the Athenians for an after work cocktail or dinner. There are many trendy bars and some of the best gourmet restaurants for all tastes that are open and busy until after midnight, even on weekdays.
This is also the best place for you to indulge in window shopping, visit high-end boutiques and expensive commercial shops, stroll through galleries, admire neoclassical buildings and end up enjoying a glass of wine in one of the numerous bars located at its Square.
Did you know that according to mythology goddess Athena removed a piece of Mountain Pendeli, to boost the heights of her temple on the Acropolis Hill, but while en route, bad tidings imposed the goddess to drop the rock in the middle of the city?
Welcome to Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of Athens, located on an altitude of 277 meters above the sea level. On the top of the rock a large open-air amphitheater hosts world acclaimed musicians while the summit is crowned with Ayios Georgios Chapel and the traditional bell tower.
On a clear day one can even watch the island of Aegina without the telescopes. This is an excellent spot to watch the sunset and indulge yourself in a mystic view of the city. Bliss out!