Tag: Kolonaki

Probonas

Street cleaning operation in Probonas

Following similar cleanups in recent weeks in Kolonaki, Exarchia, Metaxourgeio, Votanikos and Petralona, crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using two large sweepers and six street washing machines, cleaned and…

Athens empty

Athens becomes a ghost town amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus has transformed bustling Athens, the capital city of Greece, to a virtual ghost town. Before the pandemic, Syntagma Square, Ermou street, Plaka, Stadiou Street, Monastiraki, Akadimia, Kolonaki and Panepistimiou Street, were…

ERMOU STREET

Shop ‘Til You Drop in Athens

Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll and window shop, or head to a hub where you can find all your favourite brands and stores in the one spot, Athens has all of your shopping needs covered. Read our guide for shopping in Athens complete with shopping tips.

Exarchia and Kolonaki

Street cleaning operation in Exarchia and Kolonaki

One of the biggest street cleaning operations is taking place every Sunday in the Athenian suburbs of Exarchia and Kolonaki. Following similar cleanups in recent weeks in Metaxourgeio, Votanikos and Petralona, crews…

Kolonaki’s Classic Cafes 1

Kolonaki’s Classic Cafes

Kolonaki is central Athens’ most socially and financially high-end neighbourhood, packed with swanky clothes boutiques, sophisticated restaurants, cafes and galleries, and impressive neoclassical architecture with background views of Lycabettus hill. Like all…

Four fab new food finds to add to your list when visiting Athens 3

Four fab new food finds to add to your list when visiting Athens

When most people think of eating in Greece, they instantly conjure up images of juicy Souvlaki, charming fish tavernas and syrup-soaked traditional sweets. While these food stalwarts will never die, the Athens…

Tips for travellers while visiting Athens 7

Tips for travellers while visiting Athens

The capital of Greece is the home of ancient world treasures and is full of all the beauty that comes with troves of ruins and antiquities, many of them dating back to…

Magical Anastasi in Athens 9

Magical Anastasi in Athens

Good Friday and the night of Holy Saturday are one of the most important and beautiful moments of Greek Orthodox Easter, especially at midnight when the priest chants “Christos Anesti” (Christ has…

Longer shopping hours in Athens over Easter Period 18

Longer shopping hours in Athens over Easter Period

Athens will have extended shopping hours for the Easter period, which will start on Thursday, April 18, announced the President of Athens Trade Association Stavros Kafounis on Wednesday. “We hope that the…

Brilliant Brunch Spots in Athens 20

Brilliant Brunch Spots in Athens

As a city that hardly ever sleeps, Athens needs breakfast and brunch places galore, for those who justifiably wake up at any time between 9am and 4pm. Brunch has become a very…

Organic food stores on the rise in Athens 30

Organic food stores on the rise in Athens

Eco-conscience is generally on the rise in Greece, and particularly in the Greek capital.  There are now numerous shops selling organic, healthy, mostly ethically-sourced (from small, local producers) products of all varieties,…

Explosive device detonates outside church in Athens 37

Explosive device detonates outside church in Athens

A homemade explosive device has detonated outside a church in Athens on Thursday morning, wounding a police officer and a civilian. The blast occurred outside the Saint Dionysios church around 7am, before…

Mini-Guide to Exarcheia: Athens’ ‘Anarchic’ Neighbourhood 39

Mini-Guide to Exarcheia: Athens’ ‘Anarchic’ Neighbourhood

  Exarcheia is widely known as the capital’s anarchy-base, and this is not down to urban legend. Indeed, when things get politically or socio-politically intense, there’s likely to be tear gas, Molotov…

Athens' Top 5 Bookstore Cafes 46

Athens’ Top 5 Bookstore Cafes

  Anyone who knows anything about Athens will have experienced – either first or second hand – the pressure-free calm of sitting at a cafe for hours on end without being shooed…

Zurbaran

Athens’ stylish all-day bar and restaurant

Are you searching for a cool, stylish and relaxed place in Athens where you can brunch, lunch, wine or dine? Zurbaran is the place Located in the heart of Kolonaki, one of…