Kolonaki is the affluent neighbourhood of Athens, but it's by no means a stuffy one. And smack dab in the middle of it all is Periscope, a sleek-and-trendy boutique hotel with a buffet breakfast to die for. Two words: eggs benedict. Oh, and two more: smoked salmon.
The rooms are painted grey, but my ceiling was alive with a mural print of Athens. Remote blinds for the windows means a dark and restful sleep, and the beds are too comfy to leave. From Kolonaki it's easy to reach all major attractions in Athens on foot.