Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

This well-to-do suburb, is full of shops, cafés, restaurants and chi-chi people. But it’s also home to tranquil sycamore-lined streets, historic mansions, and a natural history museum, making it the perfect neighbourhood to spend the day with the kids.

By Maria Kostaki

Making coin-tossing wishes into the pond in Kefalari park is rumoured to make them all come true.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Hang out in Kefalari Square

Have a merengue at Varsos

Anyone up for a merengue?

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

"One thing that’s remained unchanged are horse and carriages for leisurely sightseeing."

Ride in a horse-drawn carriage

Visit the Goulandris Natural History Museum

Kids love this museum. And parents can't go wrong in its shady café.

Courtesy: Goulandris Museum

The annual flower show brings colour to this park in May.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Smell the Roses

Take a stroll around Alonia

Peek over the fences of the overgrown cottages and old arhontika (mansions) in Alonia, the oldest and most authentic part of Kifissia. It’s a good place to wander without a plan, exploring the meandering streets, old-school stores, traditional tavernas and bakeries. Look out for the herb and spice shops on Agiou Tryfonos Street. Every Wednesday morning, one of the largest farmers’ markets in the city starts at the top of this street. The fragrant, colourful stalls spread out along the cemetery walls. Besides your usual seasonal produce and hurly-burly vendors, you’ll find anything from cheap clothes to just-grilled souvlaki to Russian icons. 

"The fragrant, colourful stalls spread out along the cemetery walls."

Brunch is the must-do meal at this neighbourhood eatery.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Unleash your appetite at Different Beast

Do Some Shopping

Sneak in some Greek designer shopping.

Courtesy: Bleeker & Love

"Open air cinema Bomboniera has been open since 1918, and at Chloe, it's like watching a movie in a secret garden."

Catch an Outdoor Movie