High-end boutiques, museums, embassies: Kolonaki has all that and a special architectural heritage. Beginning in the 1920s, modern architecture began to exert an influence on almost all Greek architects, and buildings both public and private were constructed in accordance with the styles of modernism. We explored this neighbourhood in central Athens, here is our photo story with colours, buildings and forms. Athen. Griechenland.
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Klick klack Kolonaki Blueness Kolonaki is located surrounding Lykavittos hill, the tallest hill in all of Athens. © Jan Dimog Pointed 1920s until 1940s, Modern architecture, including Bauhaus, influenced almost all Greek architects. Buildings both public and private were constructed in accordance with these styles. During the extension and development of Athens, other modern movements in the 1950s and 1960s, such as the International Style played an important role as well. © Jan Dimog Angular © Jan Dimog Brutalism © Jan Dimog Spherical © Jan Dimog Idyll © Jan Dimog Lively © Hendrik Bohle Green © Hendrik Bohle Road-oriented © Hendrik Bohle Mixed © Hendrik Bohle Clear © Hendrik Bohle Slide Contemporary design and architecture can also found in Kolonaki like this building with a new interpretation of the sunblind aesthetics of the traditional apartment houses. © Jan Dimog Transparent © Jan Dimog Permeability ... in Patriarchou Ioakim. © Hendrik Bohle One ... ... Kleomenous by Omniview. The concept: a living space to showcase the team's development capabilities. Investors and architects adore the beautiful hills of Lycabettus, which is the driving force behind the creation of this building typology. The designers chose Travertino marble that matches in colour the characteristic beige stones, which are the main building block for all lycabettus's retaining walls. © Jan Dimog Layers © Jan Dimog Gold The facade of the 5 star boutique hotel St George Lycabettus © Jan Dimog View ... from the restaurant and café of St George Lycabettus. © Jan Dimog Athenopolis The view from the terrace of the St George Lycabettus. © Jan Dimog
Our architectural research tour was supported by the
City of Athens – Convention and Visitors Bureau and the 5 star boutique hotel St George Lycabettus.
THE LINK tip: Exploring Kolonaki It's a 10-15 min walk from the metro station Syntagma to the Kolonaki square. When exploring you will find yourself climbing steep hills and stairs. On your way out, take Evangelismos station to check other architectural styles like Brutalism – the embassy of the United Kingdom is near to Evangelismos. THE LINK tip: View with a wow The view from the restaurant and café of the St George Lycabettus is just superb. If you don't want to dine here, order at least a coffee (or tea) and enjoy the panoramic view. THE LINK tip: Diner Speaking of a decent meal: we recommend the Kalamki Kolonaki (Ploutarchou 32). Salad, appetizer, skewers: fresh and mediterranean.
St George Lycabettus Kleomenous 2, Kolonaki, Athens. Panoramic views of the Parthenon, and the Saronic Gulf beyond. 154 individually designed guest rooms and suites. Our favorite – aside of the restaurant and café on the 6th floor – is the cinema hall on the ground level.
Jan Dimog (Autor, Redakteur und (Foto)Journalist) Jan Dimog mag erhellende Geschichten über Menschen, Bauten und Orte. Ausgebildeter Journalist und Drehbuchautor (cert.) mit Stationen in Groß- und Kleinverlagen, Kommunikationsagenturen und bei der "International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)" in Afghanistan als Mentor und Redakteur. Mit philippinischen Wurzeln auf Fehmarn und in Westfalen aufgewachsen. Seit anderthalb Jahrzehnten Wahlberliner. Sein Debüt als Dokfilmautor wurde auf arte ausgestrahlt: "Countdown Afghanistan". Mehr über die Autoren von . The Link