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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. He 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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  • Large square on Athinas Street between Monastiraki and Omonia. One part is occupied by archaeological excavations with graves and the city's ancient fortifications. In this square are located the National Bank of Greece and the municipality of Athens. Thank you for reading this review. I've written more about Athens, London, Rome, Milan. If you feel like it will be very welcome a link to vote useful below.
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  • Kotzia square lies along Via Athena, which connects Monastiraki square at Omonia pizza (from which one can continue on to the National Archaeological Museum). Strolling in Kotzia square you can overlook on excavations, including the ancient gate of Acharnae, part of the walls, and a necropolis.
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  • Kotzia Square is located atop important archaeological findings, part of which have been revealed and are visible to the visitor. In the perimeter of the square one can see a line of interesting comme...  read more »
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