Pangrati or Pagkrati is a neighborhood in the Municipality of Athens
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, Greece
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. It is bordered by the Kolonaki
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 (Κολωνάκι) neighborhood to the north, the Kaisariani
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 (Καισαριανή) Municipality to the east, the Vyronas
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 (Βύρωνας) Municipality to the south, and the Mets (Μετς) neighborhood to the west. It is not to be confused as a separate suburb, as it is part of the Athens
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 city proper. However, it is frequently mistaken as such, possibly because of it bordering the actual suburbs of Vyronas and Kaisariani.
One of the most important landmarks of Pangrati is the Panathinaiko Stadium
Panathinaiko Stadium
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 that hosted the first modern Olympic Games
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 in 1896. The First Cemetery of Athens
First Cemetery of Athens
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, the official cemetery for the city of Athens, lies within Pangrati.

Transportation in Pangrati

Pangrati is served by buses #054, 203, 204, 209, 732 and trolleys #2,4 and 11. Recent information released by the Attiko Metro has suggested there will be a future metro station on the border of Pangrati and Kaisariani on Imitou Street, to be named Pangrati/Kaisariani, on the proposed Orange Line (Line #4).

Squares in Pangrati

Pangrati has many squares frequented by its locals: Plastira, Pangratiou ("of Pangrati"), Messolongiou, Proskopon, Rizari, Profitis Ilias, Deliolani, Plyta and Varnava. Each square has its separate identity within the neighborhood. At Pangratiou Square, Pangratiou Park is to be found, together with a major street named Spirou Merkouri, which runs into Konstandinou Ave and up towards Evangelismos Metro Station
Evangelismos station
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. At Profitis Ilias Square, one will find the Church of the Prophet Elijah (Προφήτης Ηλίας), and also Imitou street, which runs through the entire span of Pangrati starting from Kaisariani; around Varnava Square, is the area behind the Kallimarmaro Stadium hosting restaurants like the classy "Spondi"(awarded 2 Michelin stars) and various tavernas, while Plastira Square serves as a stop for all three trolley networks and local bus routes.
The Arcadia Center, a non-profit cultural institution, is also located in Pangrati. The center operates study-abroad programs through the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, a university located within the United States.

Notable people

  • Alexandros Antonopoulos, actor
  • Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens
  • Dimitris Kataleifos, actor
  • Dora Bakoyianni, politician
  • Elli Kokkinou
    Elli Kokkinou
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    , singer
  • Giannis Diakogiannis, journalist, sports commentator
  • Giorgos Pantzas, actor
  • Giorgos Seferis
    Giorgos Seferis
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    , diplomat and Nobel prize
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     laureate poet
  • Karolos Papoulias
    Karolos Papoulias
    -Honours:*Knight Grand Cross with Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic *Knight Grand Cross of the Grand Order of King Tomislav *Knight of the Order of the Elephant- External links :*...

    , politician, current President of Greece
    President of Greece
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  • Kostas Karamanlis, politician, former Prime Minister of Greece
    Prime Minister of Greece
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  • Lakis Diakogiannis, musician, singer
  • Manos Hatzidakis, Academy Award winning composer
  • Michalis Maniatis, actor
  • Michalis Reppas, film director, actor
  • Milena Apostolaki, politician
  • Nefeli Orfanou, actress
  • Nikitas Kaklamanis
    Nikitas Kaklamanis
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    , politician, former Mayor of Athens
  • Nikos Sergianopoulos
    Nikos Sergianopoulos
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    , actor
  • Nico Minardos
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    , actor
  • Nikos Tavoularis, industrialist, owner of Neorion
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     and Elefsis Shipyards
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  • Takis Papamattheou, actor
  • Vasia Trifylli, actress
  • Theodoros Exarchos, actor
  • Theodoros Pangalos
    Theodoros Pangalos
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    , politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
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    , former Minister of Foreign Affairs
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