Home turf to millionaires and popstars, this most commercial of beachy suburbs lies 16km from the Acropolis, where it proudly flaunts its “L.A. airs”. Welcome to glitzy Glyfada, unofficial capital of the Athens Riviera. There are luxe, leafy pockets where you might indeed be on Rodeo Drive: jazzy Kyprou and Laodikis Streets with their upscale boutiques, imported palm trees and style-conscious, outdoor cafes. Beneath it all, though, sociable Glyfada remains refreshingly grounded, with souvlaki joints, low-key cinemas and farmers markets sharing street space with trendy bars colonised by the Instagram set. Meanwhile, glossy, inked-up teens flex their latest must-have trainers up and down the marble pavements of Metaxa, the main shopping strip, like exotic herds.