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Kotzia Square, Athens

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Kotzia Square is a square in central Athens, Greece. The square retains several characteristics of 19th century local neoclassical architecture, such as the City Hall of the Municipality of Athens and the National Bank of Greece Cultural Center. It is named after Konstantinos Kotzias, former Mayor of Athens.LocationThe square is surrounded by the following streets: Efpolidos Street to the north, Athinas Street to the west, Kratinou to the south, and Aiolou Street from the east. The square itself is south of Omonia Square and north of Monastiraki square.Kotzia square lies in front of the City Hall of the Municipality of Athens, and is decorated with busts of famous Athenians such as Pericles and Solon.HistoryBuilt in 1874, the square was formerly known as Loudovikou square. During the 2004 Summer Olympics, it served as the start and finish venue of the Athens historic centre circuit for the men's and women's road race events, as well as for various artistic events.
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  • The Town Hall square of Athens and nothing more. With few cafes to sit. Attention to surrounding streets and especially behind the Town Hall, is not the best picture that I met and the miserable situation prevailing there.
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  • Kotzia square or officially Ethnikis Antistaseos square is the central square of Athens. Located on athinas Street, towards the City Hall and within walking distance from Varvakios market. It owes its name to the Mayor of Athens Konstantinos Kotzias. Around the Palace there's Mela, the mansion Stavrou (the old building where he housed the National Bank), etc. are nearby and Aiolou str routes Sofokleous where is the old building of the Athens Stock Exchange.
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