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“Nice square with many happenings and historical buildings.”
Review of Kotzia Square

Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Frankly it is a normal square where in my opinion there is nothing interesting cultural or touristic to lose time with, if you want to walk and see a different scenario then ok , in any case here you could find some coffee shops and restaurants...nothing more.

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

great place in Athens for coffee or drink, or just walking through the alleys with the small shops, to Monastiraki and Plaka area.

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Not a particularly interesting square in terms of architecture, but it was clean and people- watching is free, so no real complaints :)

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

It's a typical big square in the center of Athens and of course there are some ancient exibits there too. Many big shops are situated around, the old town-hall and of course the headquarters of National Bank of Greece the oldest and biggest greek bank.

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