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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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  • This square was not too far from my hotel on Athinias street. There are lots of people just relaxing and enjoying this square.. there is a lovely water fall at the square and lots of cheap eats around...  more »
  • Large square where we fed the pigeons and sat by the fountain for a rest, watch what way the wind is blowing or you will get wet from the spray  more »
  • 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...  more »