List of Famous Streets in Athens
Most of the streets in Athens are relatively known to locals. Still, suppose foreigners want to know where to go shopping, have quality food, or observe the city’s beauty. Also, there are many attractions in Athens that these famous streets in Athens generally lead to are close by.
Ermou Street near the Syntagma Square
Ermou Street, one of the primary shopping streets in Athens, runs from the Kerameikos archeological site to Syntagma Square. It is regarded as one of the priciest shopping destinations in Europe. There are many boutiques with several fashion enterprises that draw many people. You may recharge your energy at little cafés and restaurants, which are also perfect for resting between this shopping.
Adrianou Street in the Plaka neighborhood
Another central avenue in the city is Adrianou Street, which runs from Thissio to Hadrian’s Arch and divides the area into Upper Plaka and Lower Plaka (which includes Monastiraki and Syntagma). This route is lined with several stores, especially gift shops, and passes by some exquisite squares. It would be best to take a long walk here to understand Plaka. Even though tourists are the focus of this neighborhood, locals also come here on the weekends to have fun.
Panepistimiou Street close to Akademias Avenue
In the heart of Athens, Panepistimiou is a broad one-way roadway that connects Vasilissis Amalia and Omonia. This boulevard, which gets its name from the University of Athens, is home to several priceless architectural treasures. The neoclassical trio of the “University of Athens,” “Academy of Athens,” “National Library,” Bank of Greece, “Numismatic Museum,” and Department Store “Attica” can be included among them. Along with these things, you may also see some neo-classical mansions.
The Paved Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
The Greek god of the winds, Aeolus, is the source of the street’s name, “Aiolou Street”. It is one of those streets in Athens located in the heart of Athens. This one-way street extends to the north following the closure of Athinas Street in the late 1990s as part of the reconstruction project. Aiolo begins at “Pelopidas” Street, moves southward toward Ermo Street, and ends at Panpistimiou Street.
Aiolou Street in downtown Athens
In the Kolonaki district of Athens, Akadimias Street runs parallel to Panpistimiou Street and Stadiou Street. It has three lanes that run diagonally from the southeast to the northwest and is 1.2 km long overall. The street’s name was formally changed to Roosevelt Street after World War II in honor of the American president. Still, Athenians continued to refer to it by its former name.
Akadimias Street in the Kolonaki District
In the Kolonaki district of Athens, Akadimias Street runs parallel to Panpistimiou Street and Stadiou Street. It has three lanes that run diagonally from the southeast to the northwest and is 1.2 km long overall. The street’s name was formally changed to Roosevelt Street after World War II in honor of the American president, but Athenians continued to refer to it by its former name.
Stadiou Street Southeast of the Downtown
Another one of the unique streets in Athens, Stadiou, runs from Omonia to Syntagma Square. This avenue runs diagonally and only in one direction from northwest to southeast. The Panathenaic Stadium, three kilometers southeast of the city center, inspired the structure’s name. The contemporary roadway you see today was created to create the pathway to the stadium. Yet, this street has been in Athens since antiquity. Of course, lack of funding prevented the project from being finished, but its name was still on the street. The old parliament building and the Bank of Greece are well-known structures in this direction.