Patision Street (Greek Οδός Πατησίων) is one of the major streets in central Athens, Greece. Its formal name is 28 October Street, commemorating the day in 1940 that the Greek Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, refused the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's ultimatum that Greece submit to Italian control, thus starting the Greco-Italian War.
Patision Street was first laid out in 1841. It connects the area known as Patissia with Omonoia square in the center of Athens. It is crowded by bus and trolley bus lines, which connect the city center with Kypseli (trolley lines 2, 4, 9), Lamprini (trolley lines 5, 13, 14), Patissia (trolley line 11), Nea Philadelphia (trolley line 3), Perissos (bus lines 605, 054), Marousi (bus line A8) and Galatsi (bus line 608). It is a southbound one-way route with a northbound bus lane until it meets Marnis street, and it has three lanes per direction until Amerikis square.
Notable buildings on Patission street
- National arhaeological Museum of Athens
- Athens Polytechnic Institute
- Athens University of Economics and Business
- Casa di Italia (Italiko Morfotiko Institouto)
- Maria Callas' house
- Galatsiou Avenue
- Alexandras Avenue
- Panepistimiou Street
- Aiolou is the continuation of Patission Avenue south