Akadimia Platonos
Akademia Platonos
Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος
Peripheries of Greece
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Attica is a historical region of Greece, containing Athens, the current capital of Greece. The historical region is centered on the Attic peninsula, which projects into the Aegean Sea...

Prefectural seat: Athens
Athens Prefecture
The Athens Prefecture was one of the prefectures of Greece. It was part of the Attica region and the Athens-Piraeus super-prefecture. The capital of the prefecture was the city of Athens. After Lefkada Prefecture it was the second-smallest in Greece, but was the most populous and most densely...

Metropolitan area: Athens
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Agglomeration: Mikros Daktylios
City: Athens
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Part of the municipality: northwest

37°59'36" N
23°42'42" E
Area: 1 km²
Distance from city hall: approx. 3 km

about 120 m (centre)
Postal code: -
Area/distance code: 11-(00)30-210
Car designation: YA-YZ

Akademia (or Akadimia) Platonos (Greek: Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is a subdivision located 3 km west-northwest of the downtown part of the Greek
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

 capital of Athens
Athens , is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state...

. The area is named after the Plato's Academy. The area are is densely populated, with people mainly living in eight to ten storey buildings. Major streets bordering this subdivision include Lenorman Avenue to the east, Palamidou Street to the south and Athinon Avenue
Athinon Avenue
Athinon Avenue is an avenue linking 1.5 km west of downtown Athens at Achilleos Street and Konstantinopouleos Avenue and the Piraeus Interchange with the road linking Skaramagkas and Piraeus. For its entire length except for east of Kifissou for eastbound lanes, it is a part of GR-8 and...

Greek National Road 8
The National Road 8 in Greece is a single carriageway with at-grade intersections in the Attica and Peloponnese regions. It links the cities of Patras, Corinth and Athens. Until the 1960s when the National Road 8A, a toll road, replaced it as a major route, it was the only road linking Athens and...

 and GR-8A
Greek National Road 8A
Greek National Road 8A is a toll road running from Kifissou avenue, in Athens up to the northeast of Patras. It is a highway from Kifissou avenue up to Corinth, for about 85 km and the rest is an undivided highway with just one lane per direction. The total length is 215 km, but for the...

 and E90
European route E90
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 westbound. The two main squares are Akademia Platonos and Metaxa. The population is approximately 10,000 to 15,000.

Neighbouring suburbs

  • Sepolia
    Sepolia is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece....

    , north
  • Kolonos
    In classical Greece Hippeios Colonus was a deme about to the northwest of Athens, near Plato's Academy. There is also the Agoraios Kolonos , a hillock by the Athens Agora on which the temple of Hephaestus still stands.Hippeios Colonus held a temple of Poseidon and a sacred grove to the...

    , east
  • Profitis Daniil, south
  • Votanikos
    Votanikos is a subdivision 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 . The eastern part are residential, the western part are forested and industrialized. The subdivision has no squares but...

    , south


The Plato's Academy
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 was first built in the area. 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
World War II
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 and the Greek Civil War
Greek Civil War
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 saw taller buildings to be added.

Residential streets

Here are list of residential streets, several residential streets are named after places in the Peloponnese
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 as well as famous people and some myths. Neighborhood streets runs from WSW to ESE and from NNW to SSE This list excludes major streets mentioned above. There are 30 streets and avenues in this subdivision.

Alamanas Street
Battle of Alamana
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s Street

Amlianis Street
Angelopoulou Street

Argous Street
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Astrous Street
Astros, Greece
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Epidavrou Street

Evrosynis Street

Evkleidis Street

Flioudos Street

Gordiou Street

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ou Street

Battle of Marathon
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Milos , is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete...


Monastiraki Street

Nafpliou Street

Kato Nevrokopi
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nos Street

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Serres, Greece
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Tilefanous Street

Themiscyra (Pontus)
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Tileou Street

Tripoli, Greece
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Battle of Vassilika
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Vourbiani Street


Akademia Platonos has schools, lyceums (middle schools), gymnasia (secondary schools), churches, banks, shops and squares (plateies
Plateia or platia is the Greek word for town square. Most Greek and Cypriot cities have several town squares which are a point of reference in travelling and guiding...

). The nearest Attiko Metro
Athens Metro
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subway station is to the east.

Akademia Platonos has also given name to a movie screened in Locarno Film Festival 2009. The key topic of this movie was the intercultural tensions in the fast growing country of Greece. Described in the form of a comedy, the movie introduces four friends living in the corner of a small place selling tobacco to ... no one ... The day one of the main character discovers he is not Greek his relationship with former friends will evolve in a surprising way ... A great movie directed by Filippos Tsitos.

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