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Kolonaki gets its name from the ancient column that marks the pivot of this stylish neighborhood, which is located on the southern slopes of Mount Lycabettus in central Athens. Voukourestiou Street, famed for its glittering jewelry stores and hip designer brands, is a favorite shopping haunt of well-off Athenians. Affluent Kolonaki is also rich in heritage. The Benaki Museum houses the priceless art collection of the Benakis family in their striking former mansion, a neoclassical masterpiece in its own right. Other museums in the area dedicated to costume and theater history offer interesting insights into other aspects of Greek culture.