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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

bars

Frame

Located in the chic Kolonaki quarter in the St George Lycabettus Hotel, this ultra modern lounge bar is a refreshing addition to history-rich Athens. The food is fresh and light, and the DJs and fabulous décor make this a popular spot to people watch and dance the night away.

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 View Map ... Kleomenous 2 , Kolonaki, Athens, Greece
Mommy

In the chic headquarters of Kolonaki, Mommy is a fashionable lounge bar with flashes of retro cool. It is often filled with a glammed-up crowd, who spill out onto the terrace tables on the pedestrianised side street especially on warm summer nights.

 View Map ... 4 Delfon Street, Pefkakia, Athens, Greece
Skoufaki

In true Kolonaki style, this café-cum-bar is the perfect late afternoon pit stop for the fashion conscious roaming the streets with Louis Vuitton shopping bags in tow. It is small in size but big in character and if your sore feet or worn out credit card prevent you from continuing your shopping expedition, stay at Skoufaki to enjoy its transformation from a relaxed café into a slick evening bar.

 View Map ... 47-49 Skooufa Street, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece
Tribeca

Tribeca is a hip minimalist bar in the heart of Kolonaki, which crams a young and fashionable crowd into its small but chic space. It has great music, a solid drinks list and a flirtatious Kolonaki crowd.

 View Map ... 46 Skoufa & Omirou str., Kolonaki, Athens, Greece

what we think

Since the homecoming of the Olympic flame in 2004, Athens’ social batteries have been recharged. Previously, visitors to this ancient city might only have stayed long enough to see the mighty Parthenon and enjoy some saganaki in the Plaka en route to Mykonos. However, Athens now boasts some of the hippest boutique hotels and its nightlife rivals some of the more well-known hotspots in the Greek Islands.