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Each neighbourhood in Athens has its own unique attractions and character. Explore the cafes you can’t miss in Exarchia, the vibrant nightlife in Gazi and the coolest shopping in Koukaki. Discover your new favourite Athenian neighbourhood with our insider guides.

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Acropolis / Koukaki

What a difference a decade makes. The arrival of the landmark Acropolis Museum and the pedestrian walkway linking the city’s ancient monuments has seen this historic neighbourhood emerge as one of Athens’ most fashionable postcodes.


Behind the glamour of high heels, high-end boutiques, and sun-glassed locals sipping on iced coffees, Kolonaki is no stranger to history and culture.

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    Neos Kosmos

    Gritty, dense and lined with auto repair shops, Neos Kosmos was a silent blue collar neighbourhood you’d never go to unless you lived there. But when art came to town, a transformation began, and today this up-and-coming neighbourhood is coming alive.

    Sepolia / Kolonos

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    Palio Faliro

    An urban resort with a hint of the Orient, this waterfront suburb makes a scenic escape from the city centre. Come to explore a ritzy marina, seaside park, and tasty Turkish-influenced cuisine.

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      Shiny, happy Glyfada – glamorous gateway to the Athens Riviera - is where the locals go to shop and play by the sea.

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        Once a sleepy suburban hub, the coastal hamlet of Voula is now one of the hottest postcodes on the Athens Riviera.

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          No matter what time of year you visit upscale Vouliagmeni, chances are you’ll feel like you’re on a summer holiday.

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