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Kolonaki: Over Prices Shoping
Wana find something "hi class" to bye? This is your option! For all label lovers, Kolonaki area is the ultimate shopping heaven.
Kolonaki is a wealthy, chic and upmarket district, and a fashionable meeting area. As one of the capital's leading shopping areas, it includes a number of high-end boutiques from young adult to casual fashion to prestigious haute couture from Greek and international designers. One of its main shopping streets, Voukourestiou Street, is now known for its jewelery.
The great thing about Kolonaki is that you can alternate shopping with coffee breaks in any of the zillion cafés you spot on your way. Your steps will unavoidably bring you to Tsakalof Street, aka the “catwalk”, named after its strategically lined up cafés, packed with trendy people wearing shades, watching you go by. Observatory (Skoufa) is an upmarket six-storey boutique which sports clothes and accessories from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Ted Baker, but also sports casual wear and shoes. The clothes racks in Louisa (17 koufa, 210 3635600) are packed with high-end designer items from Chloe and Missoni. Greek duo Deux Hommes (18 Kanari, 210 3614155) make original and cutting edge clothes, while Parthenis (20 Dimokritou & Tsakalof, 210 3633158) is known for its signature understated clothes. Carouzos (14 Patriarhou
Ioakeim, 210 7245873) has both men and women’s well-known labels, while Sotris (41 Voukourestiou & Tsakalof, 210 3610662) houses Marni and Miu-Miu collections among others. If you’re a shoe fanatic, Prasini’s (7-9 Tsakalof, 210 3641590) window display is a sight for fetishist eyes. Quality Greek leather bags are just a five minute walk away from the main square at Thiros (21 Pindarou, 210 3628445). For all men who like to accesorise Duomo (56, Omirou str.) is the ideal place for men's accesories and watches! You will find unique pieces of faux bijoux at Izima (19, Didotou str.)
There are a plethora of available options for nightlife, including bars, ouzeries, and tavernas. Outdoor seating on pedestrian walks is typical, creating a lively atmosphere at night.
The Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway, links Kolonaki to the summit of Lycabettus hill.
What to buy: Everything !!!
What to pay: Is just up to you!
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Kolonaki: Many Designer Stores
Kolonaki is a small neighborhood that has most of the expensive designer stores. If you have the money, it's a must go for shopping.
There are also a lot of really chique, nice cafes.
What to buy: Anything
What to pay: It's expensive, but then again, is there anywhere where designer clothing isn't expensive?
- Luxury Travel
Nicci Jewellery: Fancy Jewels
You can find fancy & unique braclets, necklages etc... Not so cheep as they are
What to buy: There were two young, polite lady when I was in the shop. Both of them helpful and I am sure they are always having smiling face. Tania & Euthimia ( Efi ) helps you
What to pay: Up to you :)
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- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Kolonaki (it means "little column") is the richest region of the city of Athens. Stylistic cafeterias, galleries, fashion shops, classy boutiques, expensive restaurants make snobbish Kolonaki more fascinating.
At the cafes of its central square ("platia Kolonakiou"), you can see at any time well-known politicians -even the prime minister lives there, at Anagnostopoulou street- journalists, actors, modistes, models drinking their coffee...
When do they work?
What to buy: If you have enough money, as everything is expensive there, you can better buy clothes -all main Greek modistes work there too- or objects of art, as many galleries are housed there.
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Kolonaki: BIG WALLET
Located in central Athens Kolonaki is the high class neighborhood
and named after an ancient column.
Great place for shopping top designer clothes,
antiques and jewelry if your wallet can afford it
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