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A street in Koukaki
A street in Koukaki
Koukaki is located in 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
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Koukaki (Greek: Κουκάκι) 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.

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It has a large weekly vegetable market every Friday.


Koukaki can be reached using all public means of transportation:

  • By metro/subway: Koukaki is served by two Athens Metro stations, Akropoli (near the Acropolis) and Syngrou-Fix (on Andrea Syngrou Avenue). The overground station of Petralona is also near [1].
  • By tram: Koukaki is served by both lines (Syntagma-SEF and Syntagma-Kolimvitirio) of the Athens Tram (L. Vouliagmenis and Fix stops).
  • By bus: 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.
  • By trolley bus: Routes 1, 5, and 15 of ILPAP have stops along Veikou and Dimitrakopoulou streets.

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Famous current and former residents[edit]

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