Designer souvenir shops, cocktail bars and eateries dot this Athenian neighbourhood under the Acropolis. Graphic designer Natassa Pappa serves you the insider’s scoop for Koukaki.

Koukaki holds a special place among Athens’ inner-city neighbourhoods. Wedged between the ancient glory of the Acropolis hill and the rumbling traffic and sex shops of Syngrou Avenue, it’s a district of intriguing contradictions. A blend of cultural kudos, green oases and interesting architecture that happily accommodates both the locals who live here and the tourists who love it, without sacrificing its true self. As one of the most rapidly-evolving pockets of central Athens, cool Koukaki combines intimacy with authenticity.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Guarantee

Mon Coin

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

ME THEN

Ellinika Kaloudia

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Drupes & Drips

Meerkat Cocktail Safari

Courtesy: Meerkat Cocktail Safari