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.

We guarantee you'll love the sandwiches here.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis


Mon Coin

Stop here for your new favourite ceramic souvenir.

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ME THEN is definitely a stop for the stylish shopper.

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Ellinika Kaloudia

Ellinika Kaloudia is your one-stop grocery shop.

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Come here early for a coffee, or later (but not too late) for an aperitif.

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Drupes & Drips

Meerkat Cocktail Safari

We can't decide what we like more, the jungle decor or the delicious cocktails.

Courtesy: Meerkat Cocktail Safari