Introduction

Kolonaki is an adjective as much as a district: chic, stylish, elite. The area, which stretches from near Syntagma to the slopes of Lykavittos Hill, is where old money mixes with the nouveau riche and wannabes. On a more practical level for visitors, it's also the location of several excellent museums and a delightfully green area. Its cool, tree-shaded streets make a lovely retreat after walking around sun-blasted ruins. Come here to sample Athens' good life, and maybe buy some shoes.