You’ll be hard pressed to find a more interesting part of town than Kypseli.
This central Athenian neighbourhood can be thought of as a miniature version of the city itself; it boasts a glorious past, has suffered a harsh devaluation over the last few decades, and is now rapidly becoming the new darling among Athenians and tourists alike.
Kypseli translates as “beehive” in Greek, and it’s truly unique by Athenian standards in its multiculturalism and mix of ages and social classes.
Its centrepiece is Fokionos Negri, a gorgeous tree-lines pedestrian street stretching for six blocks, providing a cool chillout oasis in the heart of town.
The location is super convenient for all your everyday needs, featuring a wide selection of super markets, bakeries and pharmacies. A short walk through it will also reveal its past glory, via a number of architectural gems scattered around its streets.
All in all, Kypseli is perfectly located for the visitor who wants easy access to all the top sightseeing places in Athens, but at the same time prefers to experience life here as a local, not just a tourist.