Amalias Avenue

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Vassilis Amalias Avenue (Greek: Λεωφορος Βασιλίσσης Αμαλίας) is a major avenue linking Andreas Syngrou along with Athanasios Diakou Street, a small artery to Vouliagmenis Avenue and Panepistimiou Street along with Vassilissis Sofias Avenue. This avenue was named after the first Queen of Modern Greece, Amalia, consort to King Otto.

Famous attractions includes the Greek Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to the east and Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) to the west, the Hadrian's Temple to the south and the Zappeion to the east at the centre of the avenue.

The avenue has three lanes and further north four with two coming from Vassilissis Sofias Avenue. The National Garden lies to the east and residential buildings cover the west with eight to ten storey buildings in the northwestern part.


This street was laid out in the mid-18th century and was paved in the 19th century. Streetcar rails were added on both sides of the avenue. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, some buildings especially in the north were rebuilt and eight to ten story buildings added, street lights and traffic lights were added in the 1960s.


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