The northern suburbs of Athens are characterised by high mountains and lush greenery, a world away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Nestled on the slopes of Mount Penteli and Mount Parnitha, the region is renowned for its refreshingly cool summer air and wealth of green spaces, making it the perfect place for shopping, dining and exploring.
For luxury boutiques and gourmet dining, head to Kifisia, with its beautiful neoclassical buildings and atmosphere of elegance and refinement. Discover the world’s best luxury lingerie at the Wolford Boutique, where simple threads become elegant garments, loved by fashion icons from Gigi Hadid to a Natalie Portman. Meanwhile, the beautiful designs of Zerteo Jewellery, themed around the traditional Greek ‘evil eye’, have become the ‘must wear’ items of all stylish Athenians and can be explored in their eponymous treasure-trove boutique. Whilst few visitors will be in the market for a whole new bed, the world-famous Coco-Mat boutique in Kifissia offers an abundance of linens, blankets and throws, all handmade with natural materials including coconut fibre, seaweed, lavender, wool and eucalyptus.
Athens’ northern suburbs can easily compete with the city centre for nightlife, although with a decidedly elegant and upmarket twist. Visit “The Dalliance House” in Kifissia and join the chic, local crowd for cocktails and dancing in an aristocratic, neoclassical mansion, or head to “Recipe” Bar for fusion cocktails with a trendy, party vibe.
Foodies won’t be disappointed either – book a table at “Eleas Gi”, with its stunning cityscape views and delicious Greek cuisine, at the same time both comforting and gourmet! For fresh, honest seafood, enjoy a dinner at “Barbounaki” in Nea Erithraea and savour excellent fish with perfect wines to match.
To the north of Life Gallery athens, a 3 minute drive brings you to Cava Drosia, a cavern of international premium spirits and drinks. From rare brandies and unique distillates to Greek wines and local specialities, the team at Cava Drosia can advise you on all purchases, and specialises in putting together unique and exceptional luxury gift baskets.
Life Gallery guests receive 10% off regular items at Coco-Mat, Zerteo Boutique, Cava Drosia and Wolford Boutique.