Polygono, Athens

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Polygono
Πολύγωνο
Neighborhood
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Location within Athens
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 37°59′54″N 23°45′32″E / 37.99833°N 23.75889°E / 37.99833; 23.75889Coordinates: 37°59′54″N 23°45′32″E / 37.99833°N 23.75889°E / 37.99833; 23.75889
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens
Postal code 114 76, 115 72
Area code(s) 210
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Polygono (Greek: Πολύγωνο pronounced [poˈli.ɣo.no]) is a neighbourhood of Athens, Greece. In contrast to surrounding areas, it is not as densely populated, owing to a ban on the construction of multi-storey buildings.

The courts for Athens are located in this district.

The name of the area derives from a polygonal platform which once used to be set up for parades, opposite what are now the courthouses. The ancient name of the area was Anchesmos (Greek: Αγχεσμός). The area is also sometimes referred to as Gypareika (Greek: Γυπαρέικα), due to the fact that Pavlos Gyparis, personal guard to Eleftherios Venizelos once owned a property there. For this reason, the area is also sometimes known as "Eleftherios Venizelos' neighbourhood" and its central park is named after him.

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