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A grand square atop important archaeological findings

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... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 commercial, business, such as the old but also the new HQs of the National Bank of Greece, and public buildings including the Town Hall of the City... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A historic square where you can see the Town hall of Athens with the status of Periklis. Around the square there are some very nice buildings and the first national bank of Greece. The place is located between two METRO stations and five minutes distance on foot from Plaka and Monastiraki, two excellent destinations for a visitor of Athens.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

The big public square on Athinas street is mostly associated with City Hall but it is also home to some beautifully restored neoclassical buildings that belong to the National Bank of Greece. The square regularly hosts events like flower shows and book fairs.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Kotzia Square is a square is located in central Athens. The square has several similar characteristics of 19th century Neo-classical architecture, such as the nearby National Library, the National Bank of Greece and the Academy of Athens. It is also only a minutes’ walk away from the meat and vegetable market of Monastiraki.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Nice buildings surrounding the square. At night they are beautifully lit. It is worth seeing it if you are in the neighborhood.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Square Kotzia is my favorite place in Athens . Near to the main Agora , to the center , to the Omonoia and it's beautiful especially during the night in the Christmas time . Enjoy it

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is one of the few open spaces in central Athens, and book or flower exhibitions are often organised here. The Municipality building across the street is worth taking a picture of.

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Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

It is a regular place, where you can see many tourists buying souvenirs and restaurants which offer coffee and pyta gyros.

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

I was taken to Kotzia Square while on a private tour with an Archaeology Professor. It was very impressive as the ruins are covered by glass panels and you are literally walking right over them (similar to the ruins outside the Acropolis Museum). If you are interested in archaeology and are in the area, I strongly recommend you visit Kotzia... More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2015

Close to a metro station. Simple but nice with some cheap places to eat around. Easy to walk further into the city centre from here.

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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.
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