Psychiko is a strictly residential suburb of Athens, with commercial businesses allowed only within two small designated zones, the "Nea Agora" (New Market) and the "Palia Agora" (Old Market). Current regulations restrict buildings to be fully detached, with a maximum of 3 floors. Psychiko was formerly home to many aristocrats and people of royalty. It remains to be one of the wealthiest suburbs of Athens, with very high land value. Many embassies—especially those of Middle Eastern countries—are located in Psychiko and Neo Psychiko and some are in neighbouring Filothei. It is widely considered one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Athens, and was the home to Queen Frederika of Greece until the military coup d'etat of 1967. Several Greek private schools are located in Psychiko: Athens College, Moraitis School, Arsakeio, as well as the most historic public school, Varvakeio. Public municipal facilities include a very active cultural center (see external link), a 6-court tennis club, an indoor basketball/volleyball stadium with 3 ping-pong tables, an outdoor basketball and volleyball court and a rollerskating rink.
Though containing mostly residential areas, Psychiko is also the location of many embassies from around the world.
(Embassies and Consulates located in same building unless otherwise noted)
- CZECH REPUBLIC
- SAUDI ARABIA
- VATICAN CITY STATE
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