This is perhaps one of the most beautiful squares in the city. Surrounded by numerous neoclassic buildings, among others the Town Hall of Athens and the Mela Building, the historic building of the National Bank of Greece.
Here you can also admire the excavations of the ancient Acharnean Gates.
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Like a more narrow extension of 28th October Street (Patision Street) toward the Acropolis, Aiolou Street starts from Eleftherios Venizelos Avenue (Panepistimiou Street) and ends in the Roman Agora – in the heart of Plaka.... more
Athinas Street took its name from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom, knowledge and art. The street stretches from Omonoia Square to Monastiraki Square and the Monastiraki Metro Station and it is 800 meters long.... more
The Town Hall of Athens is located at Kotzia Square. A three-story building with simple exterior elements whose main characteristic is the marble propylon. The ground floor is coated with marble plaques and the openings have decorated iron bars.... more
The Mela Building owes its name to the Greek merchant, Vassilis Melas, who, in 1873, bought the 1600m2 of land that encloses the square of Aiolou, and Sofokleous, Strait and Kratinou streets with the purpose of erecting a 2-story mansion with a basement. ... more
The Varvakeios Agora, a municipal market, was built by funds of the City of Athens in 1878. It was created thanks to the national benefactor John Varvakis – hence the name - and is the truest indicator of the country's prosperity.... more