Kolonaki is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and cafes. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. Book your hotel now and use Kolonaki as your home base for exploring the sights in and around Athens.
Sightseeing around Kolonaki
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Browse the collections at Eleftherios Venizelos Museum, Athens National Gallery, or Athens War Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Athens Concert Hall, Lycabettus Theater, and Fournos Theatre. Monuments like Chapel of St. George, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Saint Spyridon Orthodox Church honor the area. Mount Lycabettus, Mavili Square, and Dexameni Square are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Athens Planetarium, Allou Fun Park, and Greek Reptile Centre are family favorites.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Local parks like Aristotle’s Lyceum, Athens National Garden, and Pedion Areos Park are peaceful spots. Explore nature at Koutouki Cave, Glyfada Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, and Vouliagmeni Spa Lake. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Karytsi Square, Athens Central Market, and Pandrossou Street Market. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Panathenaic Stadium, or Philomousou Etairias Square.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Hellenic Parliament, Syntagma Square, and Roman Agora. U.S. Embassy, Medusa Art Gallery, and Byzantine and Christian Museum will also leave an impression.
Getting around Kolonaki
If you want to get around the city, Megaro Moussikis Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Evangelismos Station and Ambelokipi Station.
Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) is the closest major airport, 11.2 miles (18 km) from Kolonaki.