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Athens City Center

Syntagma & Surroundings

Syntagma & Surrounding Area
Syntagma & Surrounding Area

Syntagma (also known as Constitution Square) and its surrounding area is located directly across from the Hellenic Parliament, between the Avenue of Vassilis Amalias, King George ...

Omonoia & Surroundings

Omonoia & Surrounding Area
Omonoia & Surrounding Area

Omonoia Square is the 2nd biggest square of Athens and one of the most central location in the city. It provides a role as the intersection of 6 major arteries going to different ...

Historic Neighborhoods of Athens

Monastiraki

Monastiraki
Monastiraki

The old-town-area of Monastiraki is one of the most popular bargain hunting areas in Athens. Monastiraki was named after the monastery "Koimiseos tis Theotokou" that used to be th...

Plaka

Plaka
Plaka

Plaka is the oldest area in Athens located under the Acropolis Hill, on its northern slope. Plaka owes its name to the Arvanites that settled there during the 17th Century and nam...

Psiri

Psiri
Psiri

The Psara (a greek island) - once also called Psyra - has possibly named the area of Psiri. Although, according to another version, the name is derived by a caustic title that the...

Thissio

Thissio
Thissio

Known for its peripheral view of the Acropolis, south-west of central Athens, the area of Thissio is one of the earliest meeting places for shopping and noshing in the history of ...

Modern Neighborhoods of Athens

Kolonaki

Kolonaki
Kolonaki

The area of Kolonaki is located north-east of Syntagma Square. Its name is derived from the Greek word «Κολωνάκι», meaning "Little Column" – which is a 2 meter column actually fou...

Exarcheia

Exarcheia
Exarcheia

Exarcheia has always been considered a neighborhood of Omonoia. This area is located between Panepistimeou Street - where the Athens Trilogy is a must-see, 28th October Street and...

Pagrati & Mets

Pagrati & Mets
Pagrati & Mets

The areas of Pagrati and Mets, close to the center of Athens, full of coffee bars and dining hotspots, green landscapes are provided to enthusiastic visitors from all over the cit...

Kerameikos (Gazi)

Gazi / Kerameikos
Gazi / Kerameikos

The area of Gazi got its name from the fact that the original Gasworks of Athens (established in 1857) was locate there - where the building complex of Technopolis now stands.

Ampelokipoi

Ampelokipoi
Ampelokipoi

Ampelokipoi (def. 'Vineyards') was named after the multitude of vineyards that used to be thrive in the area. Along with its sister suburb of Kypseli, this is the most populated h...

Koukaki

Koukaki
Koukaki

The district of Koukaki is located on the southeast side of Filopappou Hill in Athens. It borders on the areas of Petralona and Neos Kosmos - Kallithea and Petralona from the sout...

Petralona

Petralona
Petralona

Petralona is a well known urban district in the center of Athens. The neighborhood is divided into 2 areas, Upper ("Ano") and Lower ("Kato") Petralona, separated from the lines of...

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