Kotzia Square

Kotzia Square, Athens: Address, Phone Number, Kotzia Square Reviews: 3.5/5

Kotzia Square
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Neighborhood: Omonia
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.
How to get there
  • Omonoia • 4 min walk
  • Panepistimio • 7 min walk
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,688 contributions
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.
Written March 1, 2020
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Cali40rn1a
Irvine, CA70 contributions
Business
The title pretty much sums it up. This square was right across from our hotel. While we were visiting, there was an active book tent sale going on. The square is not particularly pretty but it contains Classical ruins and it is also adjacent to some interesting locations: the City hall, the Varvakios central market (farmers', fish, meat), and some neoclassical buildings.
Written March 7, 2015
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Alan D
Perth, UK812 contributions
Friends
The Kotzia square is how i expect a square in Athens to look like marvellous.
I walked across this square at night it is magnificent next visit will go in daytime so can take photographs.
Very beautiful square of the best.
Written October 11, 2018
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xTr3m342
Athens, Greece37 contributions
It is a dangerous place, filled with beggars and junkies. Although it is good looking it is filthy. If you are not from Athens, stay away, especially after dark!
Written September 9, 2012
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Veros G
Athens, Greece252 contributions
Kotzia Square is a one of the oldest squares of the modern Athens. It is crossed by two important commercial streets. The pedestrianized Aiolou street with its affordable clothing shops and the Aiolou street with its hardware stores and the central market.
Ι walk frequently on the Aiolou street and subsequently to the Kotzia square. Around the square there are three important historical building. On Aiolou street The building of the headquarters of the national bank of Greece and the Mela Mansion ex central post office. On Athinas street the city hall of Athens.
In the middle there is an impressive fountain. Below the square there is an underground car parking. Very convent for those who have rented a car.
The area around is not very safe during nights when the shop are closed. The presence of the security around the central national bank of Greece helps a little.
The square is the center for exhibitions, concerts, demonstrations etc. Nearly every time I pass there is a happening.
There are some coffee shops at the north side of the square. I avoid them because there not touristic neither their quality of coffee is as good as I like.
Written August 15, 2014
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chtof2018
Ithaca, Greece370 contributions
Friends
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.
Written May 28, 2019
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daqattaq
Fort Wayne, IN853 contributions
Couples
Many people just chilling. It seemed a little touristy. I personally did not see the excitement to hang out here. It was clean though.
Written July 12, 2017
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roadsideshop
Kirkwall, UK1,580 contributions
Friends
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
Written May 8, 2017
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Ion Frantzeskakis
Athens, Greece85 contributions
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 of Athens.
Written August 23, 2016
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,158 contributions
Couples
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.
Written April 1, 2016
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