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Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
The Areopagus in Athens is a fascinating place. Located at the northern foot of the Acropolis it is readily visible from the main gates of the Acropolis. Also called Mars Hill, it is the ancient site for the people of Athens to congregate and for speakers and orators of the day to address the public. Most importantly to Christians of...
The Kotzia Square is located in front of Athens City Hall.
The square, with it's typical 19th century neo-classical architecture is furthermore surrounded by the Municipal Theater of Athens, the National Bank, and the Main Post Office.
Hard to be missed, but definitely a must see in Athens.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
reviewed 5 May 2020 by permia
An interesting back-story pertains to this grand edifice that is the headquarters of the bank. It was once two distinct buildings. On the left side was a luxurious residence that became the first branch of the bank in the 1840s.
A hotel was on the right and it was acquired by the bank in the 1850s. In the late 1800s...
Built in the early 1870s with only two storeys because municipal services were relatively sparse, the fine edifice has been substantially expanded since. This includes the addition of another floor in 1937.
Beautifully seen from Kotzia Square, it has a central balcony supported by four Doric-style columns. This contains an abundance of greenery, shrubs and plants.
A flat roof has...
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
"Two Saints called Theodore venerated"
reviewed 3 weeks ago by permia
In the pleasant little Square stands this grand exemplar of Byzantine church that dates from around mid-11th Century.
Saint Theodore of Amasea and Saint Theodore Stratelates are venerated as Warrior Saints and Great Martyrs and honoured in the naming of the church.
At our visit the whole construct was surrounded by scaffolding and sheathed in protective covering allowing only glimpses...
RR - RRR • Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Deli
reviewed 1 week ago by Jean-Michel M
We went back there more than once, for lunch, for their pastrami, their melon ice cream, their sandwiches, their selection of cheeses ... Everything has always been excellent!
And in addition, we have always been well received :)
Awesome shop, a must GO!
Thank you guys!
Enjoyed a lovely meal here. Service was very good and everything was super. Nice to experience something a little different when away and this fitted the bill perfectly for us. Would recommend for sure.
Very delicious food! Excellent service, especially Olivia!!! She made our visit special!! Nice live music. The place is clean and very traditional. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to all friends visiting Athens. Five star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Staff was amazing, our room was fabulous and the restaurant on the rooftop was great! We had reserved for 2 nights before we went on a 8 day cruise with Cylestyal Cruise to Greece and Turkey and it was a perfect start!
"Wonderful hotel at a fraction of the name brands..."
reviewed 16 June 2020 by R K L
Convenient location, safe and secure environment, professional and helpful staff, tasty breakfast offerings and comfortable rooms...a wonderful hotel at a fraction of the price of the name brands. What more can one expect, especially when they graciously provided us with upgraded accommodations? When we were initially looking to reserve lodging for our visit to Athens, we were appalled by the...
Fantastic Hotel at a central location close to lots of great attractions and transport links. Breakfast and dining area very light and spacious and breakfast was lovely.
Staff were friendly and polite and couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating with queries requests etc.
Only positive things to say about this hotel, would certainly recommend it. Thank you.
Paul and Jane
Clean and modern hotel with a friendly staff and good breakfast. Good location nearby a metro stationa and walking distance to the center and to Acropolis. The disadvantage is that the surronding area is not so nice and there are only 2-3 nice restauants near by the hotel.
Stayed for 4 nights . First room we stayed in was an upgrade to a city view however the view was of a very rundown apartment block. The air conditioning did not work and there was an unpleasant smell from the drains. We were offered another room when asked. This room was comfortable and clean.
Many reviews have rated the...