When you think about Athens, you are probably picturing the Acropolis or the crowded streets of Monastiraki. But look beyond the normal tourist attractions and you will find quiet and charming suburbs, such as Kifissia. Kifissia is conveniently located a 30 minute train ride away from downtown, and is considered a retreat area as it is surrounded by lush greens, cooler temperatures and less tourists.
A QUIRKY HOTEL IN KIFISSIA TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR ATHENS CITY-BREAK!
COCO-MAT Hotel Nafsika is situated in the quiet and beautiful neighborhood f Kifissa. The wonderful hospitality, lush green atmosphere, delicious and filling meals and the deluxe rooms will have you experiencing paradise right in the center of Athens!
To make exploration easier for you, Coco-Mat Hotel Nafsika has included a series of experiences which you can do when staying at this hotel, including cycling or relaxing on beautiful gardens. In any case, it's the perfect hotel to host you during your Athens leafy excursions.
There are plenty of things to do when wandering around the neighborhood of Kifissia. You can stroll through Kefalari Square, Kifissia's smaller but just as mesmerizing version of the National Gardens. Or you can make your way to the slopes of Mount Pendeli and hike up it for a beautiful sunset. Don't fret because there is no shortage of shops, cafes, restaurants and taverns in this district for you to explore, with exquisite traditional food and seafood dishes! There are also many bars, movie theaters, bowling alleys, malls and more for you to kill time with.
DINING AT COCO-MAT HOTEL NAFSIKA: HOMEMADE COOCKING FROM MORNING TO EVENING
Starting from the very first meal of the day, your breakfast at COCO MAT Hotel Nafsika will give you a taste of what traditional Greek Breakfast is all about. The hotel's breakfast features healthy and locally-sourced ingredients including freshly-baked bread, delicious Greek honey, fresh milk, all sorts of cereals, eggs, fresh vegetables, and, of course, extra virgin oil. Of course, the hotel's open kitchen will allow you to watch the chefs as they prepared traditional pitas and other dishes.
Herbal Garden is where the hotel sources all the herbs for its dishes. It's also a great place to catch up on a book and sip on some coffee, or to eat a light meal, while the smell of spearmint, sage, oregano, basil and parsley will overwhelm you. The cuisine is Mediterranean and Greek, and utilizes only the freshest of ingredients!
Honesty Bar creates the perfect alcoholic mixes and even delivers to your hotel room, or you can choose to sip on cocktails by the pool!
In the Springtime (April/May), you may even be lucky enough to see the Kifissia Flower Show! This exhibition takes place in Kifissia Park and features dozens of species of flowers alongside live rock concert performances and book fairs on the street. When you are done with the show, head to the nearby beaches of Attika for a cool dip!
SLEEPING AT COCO-MAT HOTEL NAFSIKA: A BED THAT YOU WANT TO TAKE BACK HOME
Sleeping is something you will want to do at this hotel! The hotel sources its mattresses and beds from the homonymous company Coco-Mat that specializes on home furniture made with natural materials. It's easy to realize that this is the best hotel to stay if you want to have a good night's sleep.
What's best is that the hotel's Tailor Made Sleep option will allow you to choose your own type of bedding and pillows according to your body shape, sleeping position and nightly needs! Catch up on those z's!
For shopaholics, you will be pleasantly surprised at the abundance, variety and quality of Kifissia shopping scene! You can find plenty of stores, such as Paramour, Soho-Soho, Luisa World, Juicy Couture and Ralph Lauren! There are also many jewelry and shoe stands along the street, that make for a perfect window shopping experience.