Akadimia Platonos

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Akadimia Platonos
Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος
Neighborhood
A church in Akadimia Platonos
A church in Akadimia Platonos
Akadimia Platonos is located in Athens
Akadimia Platonos
Akadimia Platonos
Location in Athens
Coordinates: 37°59′36″N 23°42′42″E / 37.99333°N 23.71167°E / 37.99333; 23.71167Coordinates: 37°59′36″N 23°42′42″E / 37.99333°N 23.71167°E / 37.99333; 23.71167
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Akadimia (or Akademia) Platonos (Greek: Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is a subdivision located 3 km (2 mi) west-northwest of the downtown part of the Greek capital of Athens. The area is named after the Plato's Academy. The area is densely populated, with people mainly living in five to seven storey buildings. Major streets bordering this subdivision include Lenorman Avenue to the east, Palamidou Street to the south and Athinon Avenue (GR-8 and GR-8A and E90 westbound. The two main squares are Akademia Platonos and Metaxa. The population is approximately 10,000 to 15,000.

Neighbouring suburbs[edit]

History[edit]

The Plato's Academy was first built in the area. The area saw housing developments in the early part of the 20th century when Athens began to grow as well as an industrial being added, the area after World War II and the Greek Civil War saw taller buildings to be added.

Residential streets[edit]

Several residential streets are named after places in the Peloponnese, famous people, and myths.

Alamanas Street
Alexandrias Street
Amplianis Street
Angelopoulou Street
Argous Street
Astrous Street
Dimosthenous Street
Epidavrou Street
Evrosynis Street
Evkleidis Street

Flioudos Street
Gordiou Street
Levidiou Street
Marathonomachon Street
Milou Street
Monastiraki Street
Nafpliou Street
Nevrokopiou Street
Platonos Street
Pylou Street

Serron Street
Tilefanous Street
Themiskyras Street
Tileou Street
Tripoleos Street
Vassilikon Street
Vourbiani Street

Other[edit]

Akadimia Platonos has schools, lyceums (middle schools), gymnasia (secondary schools), churches, banks, shops and squares (plateies). The nearest Attiko Metro subway station is to the east.

Akadimia Platonos has also given name to a movie screened in Locarno Film Festival 2009 directed by Filippos Tsitos.

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