Koukaki from the Acropolis
Location within Athens
117 41, 117 42
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 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.
Points of interest
- The Agios Ioannis (St. John's Church)
- The old Fix brewery ruins on Andrea Syngrou Avenue
- The cafe and restaurant-filled Drakou pedestrian zone from Gargaretta Square
- The cafe and restaurant-filled G. Olympiou pedestrian zone from Koukaki Square
- The 14th and 33rd high-schools of Athens
Famous current and former residents
- Koula Agagiotou (1915–2006), Greek actress
- Nikolaos Kaklamanakis (1968- ), Greek Olympic gold medalist
- Sapfo Notara (1907–1985), Greek actress
- Ekaterini Thanou (1975– ), Greek athlete
- Mikis Theodorakis (1925- ), composer
- Viky Vanita (1948?–2007), Greek actress