Votanikos

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Votanikos
Βοτανικός
Neighborhood
Iera Odos in Votanikos
Iera Odos in Votanikos
Location within Athens
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 37°58′53″N 23°42′22″E / 37.98139°N 23.70611°E / 37.98139; 23.70611Coordinates: 37°58′53″N 23°42′22″E / 37.98139°N 23.70611°E / 37.98139; 23.70611
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens
Postal code 118 55
Area code(s) 210
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Votanikos (Greek: Βοτανικός, pronounced [votaniˈkos]) is a neighborhood located 3 km west of the downtown part of the Greek capital of Athens. The area is named after a nearby botanical garden situated to the southwest (Athens Botanical Gardens). The eastern part are residential, the western part are forested and industrialized. The subdivision has no squares but has a nearby school. Major streets bordering this subdivision includes Patsi Street to the west, Athinon Avenue to the north, Konstantinopouleos Avenue and the rail to the south and Petrou Ralli Avenue to the south. The Iera Odos runs in the middle. The population is around 5,000–6,000 people and the area is about 0.5 km². Athens's first mosque will be in Votanikos district.

Neighboring quarters[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Athens Mosque[edit]

Athens' first purpose-built mosque in modern times is being built in Votanikos on a disused navy base. The mosque has a larger 1,000 square meter (3,300 square feet) with enough space for 500 worshipers at an estimated cost of around €16 million ($21 million).

Residential streets[edit]

Here is a list of residential streets, several of which are named after places in Northern Greece as well as Pelagonia and Falaisias. Neighborhood streets runs from NNW to SSE and from SSW to NNE. This list excludes major streets which are mentioned on the top. There are 287 streets and avenues as well as one connector in this subdivision.