The Style Traveller

A fashion editor's guide to the worlds most stylish places

Greece

Athens Yacht to the Islands

Athens Yacht to the Islands The Islands Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece’s biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to

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Athens Packing and Street Style

Athens Packing and Street Style What to wear when you’re there – Athens After Dark Blue kimono dress – Topshop www.topshop.com, brown wedge sandals (above) – Next www.next.co.uk, silver flat sandals (below) – Monastiraki market in Athens, metallic clutch bag – Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com, cats eye sunglasses – ASOS www.asos.com, bronze metallic eye shadow – Black Up Paris www.blackupcosmetics.com, violet nail polish – Deborah Lippmann www.houseoffraser.co.uk, silver and lapis bangle – Ibiza

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Athens After Dark

Athens After Dark   Mamacas Athens After dark Night life in Athens is a mix of two extremes. Pick from the trendy new al fresco bars which double up as restaurants and nightclubs or for a more traditional night out, head to one of the many Ouzeries on the Plaka. Mamacas Persefonis 49 Gazi Rouf www.mamacas.gr Located in the trendy new Gazi area of Athens, Mamacas is a bar/restaurant playing

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Athens Sleeping

Athens Sleeping Where to Stay   Semiramis Hotel Charilaou Trikoupi 48 Kifissia, Athens www.yeshotels.gr   We stayed at the Semiramis hotel in Kiffisia, part of the Design Hotels group. Located in a lush green suburb in the north of Athens, the hotel is chic but it’s a little further from the centre. Ask to stay in the poolside bungalows.   Astir Palace Hotel Astir Palace Hotel 40 Apollonos Str 16671

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Athens Sightseeing and Shopping

Athens Sightseeing and Shopping   Athens Shopping If you’re only in Athens for the day and want to fit in sight seeing and shopping, the best way to do it is to head to the Acropolis first thing. It’ll be less crowded and cooler earlier in the day. There is a route that leads straight from the foot of the Acropolis, down into Monastiraki, which is where the best flea

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