Monday, December 04, 2006

Kolonaki Square and kolonaki itself

Kolonaki Square is the upmarket shopping centre of Athens. Every major luxury brand is here and every greek celebrity likes to drink a coffee or two in the cafés. It`s also a chic and expensive place to live. Athenian "aristocracy" resides here.

Few visitors, even locals, know the exact origin of its name. Kolonaki in greek means "little column" and this is the very object that the square and all the surrounding area is named of. A small ancient column.

Kolonaki in Wikipedia


Jing said...

interesting information.
i think to find out the origin of the places' names is very interesting.

this photo is nice.

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deviousdiva said...

I never knew that ! It's good to learn a little something every day. Thanks