Kolonaki (Ath r.10)

A stroll around Kolonaki, an upscale quarter of the Athenian historical center, right under Lycabettus hill's shadow.
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If you want to reach Lycabettus hill, all you have to do is take one of the many stairways around the Kolonaki quarter. (Walking Athens / Route 10, Kolonaki)

If you want to reach Lycabettus hill, all you have to do is take one of the many stairways around the Kolonaki quarter.

Every entrance to the Lycabettus hill grove takes you through a picturesque network of footpaths and all the way to the top. (Walking Athens / Route 10, Kolonaki)

Every entrance to the Lycabettus hill grove takes you through a picturesque network of footpaths and all the way to the top.

Apartment Building in Kolonaki (1937) - Prokopis Vasileiadis (Modernism). (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Apartment Building in Kolonaki - Prokopis Vasileiadis (Modernism)

Agios Dionysios. (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Agios Dionysios. (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Filikis Etaireias square is the benchmark of the Kolonaki quarter, and where its most commercial streets spawn from. (Walking Athens / Route 10, Kolonaki)

Filikis Etaireias square is the benchmark of the Kolonaki quarter, and where its most commercial streets spawn from.

Dionysios the Areopagite Church is dedicated to the patron saint of Athens and was built in 1931. (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Dionysios the Areopagite Church is dedicated to the patron saint of Athens and was built in (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Dionysios the Areopagite Church during Easter liturgies. (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Dionysios the Areopagite Church during Easter liturgies.

Xanthou St. is one the shortest and most picturesque streets in the commercial part of the Kolonaki quarter. (Walking Athens / Route 10, Kolonaki)

is one the shortest and most picturesque streets in the commercial part of the Kolonaki quarter.

The old house of painter Nikos Hadzikyriakos-Ghika was turned into a gallery about this great artist by the Benaki Museum. (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

The old house of painter Nikos Hadzikyriakos-Ghika was turned into a gallery about this great artist by the Benaki Museum.

Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika - Paris roofs ΙΙ (1952). Oil on canvas, 0.66 x 0.81 m Benaki Museum - Ghika Gallery, (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika - Paris roofs ΙΙ Oil on canvas, x m Benaki Museum - Ghika Gallery, (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

Walking Athens - Route 10 / Kolonaki

This building was the first hospital of the city, built in but now houses a cultural center of the municipality.

The Kolonaki quarter is full of narrow streets that descend from the Lycabettus hill and often lead to stairways or dead ends, making it hard to not get lost when you’re driving around in a car. They’re perfect for walking around though! (Walking Athens / Route 10, Kolonaki)

The Kolonaki quarter is full of narrow streets that descend from the Lycabettus hill and often lead to stairways or dead ends, making it hard to not get lost when you’re driving around in a car. They’re perfect for walking around though! (Walking Athens / Route 10, Kolonaki)

London roofs Ι, 1945. Oil painting, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika — at The Benaki Museum.  (Walking Athens, Route 10 - Kolonaki)

London roofs Ι, Oil painting, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika — at The Benaki Museum.

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