The chic area of Kolonaki is situated in the centre of Athens, at the foot of Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of Athens. It is home to many embassies, cafιs and exclusive shops. The main square of Kolonaki is a major meeting place for many Athenians, including the upscale residents, where people-watching is the main past-time.
Lycabettus Hill features a small church and an open-air theatre with the rocks as a backdrop, where concerts and musicals take place. Further, you will find a caffe and a restaurant. There is a funicular at the bottom of the hill (on Ploutarchou Street) that takes to the top, but there is also a road to drive up. Those with more stamina may also choose to walk up to the top of the hill. Whichever method of transport you choose you are rewarded with a 360˚ view of the sprawling city below, especially on a clear day.
The area houses some good museums, including the Benaki Museum, whose collection features, among others, Mycenaean jewelry, Greek costumes and memorabilia from the Greek Revolution. The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art is one of the best museums in the city, and includes objects from the Cycladic civilization, pre-Minoan Bronze Age, collections up to the Classical period.