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Koukaki from the Acropolis
Koukaki from the Acropolis
Location within Athens
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 37°57′45″N 23°43′15″E / 37.96250°N 23.72083°E / 37.96250; 23.72083Coordinates: 37°57′45″N 23°43′15″E / 37.96250°N 23.72083°E / 37.96250; 23.72083
Postal code
117 41, 117 42
Area code(s)210

Koukaki (Greek: Κουκάκι or Κουκάκη, pronounced [kuˈkaci]) is a southeast neighbourhood of the Municipality of Athens, Greece.


The general area of Koukaki borders from the north with Makrygianni neighbourhood and the historical district of Plaka (the historical neighbourhood of Athens), the Municipality of Kallithea and Petralona neighbourhood from the south, Neos Kosmos neighbourhood from the east, and Filopappou and Thisio neighbourhoods from the west. The two largest streets that cross Koukaki are Veikou Street (north-to-south) and Dimitrakopoulou Street (south-to-north). On the borderline between Koukaki and Neos Kosmos stands Andrea Syngrou Avenue, an important avenue in Athens that connects its center with Poseidonos Avenue to the south.


It has a large weekly vegetable market every Friday.


Koukaki is served by two Athens Metro stations, Akropoli (near the Acropolis) and Syngrou Fix (on Andrea Syngrou Avenue). The nearest overground station is Petralona.

Koukaki is served by both lines (Syntagma-SEF and Syntagma-Kolimvitirio) of the Athens Tram (L. Vouliagmenis and Fix stops).

Koukaki is served by a large number of ETHEL bus routes along Andrea Syngrou Avenue, including 024, 040, 106, 110, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 230, A2, B2, E2, and E22. In terms of trolley bus, Routes 1, 5, and 15 of ILPAP have stops along Veikou and Dimitrakopoulou streets.

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