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Kotzia Square

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Kotzia Square

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63A Athinas St, Athens Greece
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permia wrote a review Aug 2020
Ireland36,321 contributions1,556 helpful votes
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Its centrepiece is a fountain and sculpture of Theseus. Created by Sophia Vari-Botero it was unveiled in 1996. Depicting the heroic mythical figure it is a great work of modern art. Opposite is the impressive Town Hall in elegant Neo-Classical style whose two storeys were completed in the early 1870s with the addition of a third in 1937. A popular and busy square, it is also frequented by many pigeons who catch the attention of passers-by. A striking open-air archaeological site is to be seen not far from the fountain. It is that of the ancient Acharnian Gate that in antiquity was one of the access points to the city. So called because it was on the road to Acharnes, which was situated north of the City. Another elegant nearby building is the stately National Bank Of Greece. Interestingly it was formerly two separate buildings. One was a splendid residence that became the first branch of the bank in the 1840s. The other was a hotel acquired by the bank in the 1850s. In the late 1800s they were combined to give the fine edifice of today. Alongside the Town Hall is a great depiction of Pericles in gleaming Carrara marble. Sculptured by the German artist Heinrich Faltermeier, it was unveiled in 1973.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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PaulB wrote a review Mar 2020
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,147 contributions555 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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chtof2018 wrote a review May 2019
Ithaca, Greece370 contributions82 helpful votes
Kotzia Square (Greek: Πλατεία Κοτζιά) 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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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KGB777 wrote a review Mar 2019
Singapore, Singapore41,488 contributions2,452 helpful votes
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I didn't see this square on my last visit to Athens in 2018. This time I just happened to walk through it on the way from the Archaeological Museum to the main historical district. It's nice enough and worth a quick look, but I probably wouldn't make a special trip just to see it.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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SEs wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom23,529 contributions1,261 helpful votes
This is just another square here There are lots of restaurants cafes and shop.You can spend time with your friends and family around here.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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