Touting itself as 131 stores on 41,000 square meters, the Golden Hall or Γκολντεν Χωλ in Maroussi welcomes anyone with a “Passion for Fashion” and disposable income from November 2008.
This is the third mall in Athens, following the well-heeled Attica Department Store in Syntagma and the Mall of Athens, also in Maroussi. If you’re in Piraeus, there’s a smaller shopping center called Athens Heart; and the Athens Metro Mall opened on top of Ag. Dimitrios metro station in southern Athens.
Golden Hall’s website offers some sections in English as of January 2010, but I left my original article in tact for anyone wanting quick, convenient access to their address, phone number, parking info and opening hours on one page. Στα Ελληνικά, κάντε κλικ: www.goldenhall.gr. Persons subject to epileptic seizures should ‘Skip Intro.’
*Article last updated April 12, 2014
Photo from Philos of Athens
Leof. Kifisias 37A
Phone: (210) 680-3450
How to get to Golden Hall in Athens by car, public transportation or shuttle bus in English, see “Accessibility” and use the left menu to make your selection.
Hours of operation:
Monday–Sunday 9:00–Midnight (entry)
Cost: Maximum charge of €3 for the entire day, Monday–Sunday.
The underground car park has 1,400 parking spaces, plus access and special places for disabled persons.
* If you plan to be in a restaurant until 1:00 or 2:00, you must enter the parking lot before midnight.
Hours of Operation
Restaurants and cafes are open on Sunday in summer (not winter), even when the rest of the mall is closed.
Cafés & Sweet Shops
Restaurants (2nd floor)*
Monday–Saturday: Until midnight or 2:00
Sunday: Depends on the restaurant
Shops (Ground & 1st floors)
Bang & Olufsen
Places to Eat
Ben & Jerry’s
During the Christmas season, usually starting in December, Golden Hall holds special events and there is a small ice rink where people can rent skates and enjoy sessions for a fee.
The Mall of Athens, Attica Department Store and Golden Hall are owned by the same company/people, so it’s a monopoly. It means the rich are getting richer no matter where you shop in Athens, and the consumer does not benefit because prices will be the same at all three locations.