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Map of Athens

Athens - map of Athens Greece

Athens ,detailed map of Athens Greece ,in the map of Athens centre you can locate the Acropolis of Athens the Lykabetus hill, the historical areas of Keramikos ,the hills of Pnika ,Phillopapos and Areios Pagos where St Paul spoke to the Athenians ,as well as the area of Plaka and the national gardens of Athens.On the bottom right side you can locate the Panathinaikon stadium opposite the national garden in Arditos hill ,the Athens map includes the main roads and streets of central Athens. A good companion is the Athens Metro Map

Athens became the capital of Greece in December of 1834 replacing the old Capital in Nafplio. In the middle of the 19th century its population was about 65,000 people. In order to build the city the first King of Greece Otto of Bayer and his Architects made a plan for a city with a capacity of 100,000 population. this was the main reason of the bad urban planning that Athens faces today. Though there have been many developments in the infrastructure of Athens still the concrete covers the biggest part of Athens with the exceptions of some parks and hills of Athens. Many municipalities though have taken some measures in creating green pockets by planting trees in squares and streets.

Still though Athens has a lot to admire, except the monuments and the museums in Athens there are many neoclassical buildings that mostly where build in the 19th century from donations of the Greek people like the Athens University in Patission street, and Greek benefactors of the Diaspora. The Zapeion Megaron exhibition hall next to the National gardens at Amalias Avenue (Constantine Zappas ) ,  the Academy of Athens at Panepistimiou street (Simon Sinas) the Athens National observatory next to the Pnika hill (Georgios Sinas), the reform of Panathinaikon stadium and the Athens Polytechnic in Patission street  ( Georgios Averof), the Arsakeion building in Panepistimiou street (Apostolos Arsakis ) the Athens Planetarium in Sygrou street (Evgenios Evgenidis), the Athens Market or Varvakeios agora at Athinas street (Ioannis Varvakis).

Athens municipalities and areas. Athens municipality, the Athens city hall is at Kotzia square, In the municipality of Athens belong  the areas of Plaka, Psyri, Monastiraki, Pagrati, Kypseli, Ambelokipoi, Kato Patisia, Nea Smyrni, Moshato, Gazi, Votanikos, Kifissia, Marousi,Politeia, Perissos, Nea ionia, Ano Patisia, Acadimia Platonos, Agios Dimitrios, Nea Liosia, Kolonos, Pentagono,Thissio, Koukaki, Metaxourgeio. The second largest municipality is the Piraeus municipality with its city hall in Korai square in Piraeus. To the prefecture of Piraeus belong the municipalities of Nikea, Korydallos, Keratsini, Perama, Agia Varvara and Salamina as well as the islands of the Saronic gulf.

Transport: Athens has buses, trolleys, metro and tram for the transport needs. Many Athenians though especially the ones that are not close to tram or metro stations are using the Taxis due to its low tariff (one of the lowest in Europe). The development and extension of Attica highway (the peripheral ring road of Athens) and the building of new bridges has solved many traffic problems. One of the main unsolved problems of Athens that it exists the last 30 years is the smog. The. Athens Riviera that begins from Faliro, to Alimos, Glyfada, Voula, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza is the best area of Athens that is not affected by the smog due to its location next to the sea.

Athens map

MAP OF THE AREA OF PLAKA AND MONASTIRAKI OF ATHENS

map of Athens-Area of Plaka

 

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street Maps of Athens