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Apostolou Pavlou Street

Apostolou Pavlou Street is one of the most pleasant routes of Athens, where one can admire attractive buildings.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Apostolou Pavlou (Apostle Paul) Street is basically an extension of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street and part of the “Grand Promenade” of Athens. It is approximately 800 metres long. It starts at the entrance of Philopappos Hill and ends at the Thissio Metro Station. It is one of the most pleasant routes of Athens, where one can admire attractive buildings, mainly dating from the early 20th century. The walk from Apostolou Pavlou to Dionysiou Areopagitou lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. When the area is not crowded, this pedestrian road is also ideal for running and cycling. 

What I can't see

The aim of the pedestrian route was to unify the fragmented historic centre and its monuments, and to create an archeological walk. Apostolou Pavlou Street was turned into a pedestrian road right before the 2004 Olympics. Previously, the road was often gridlocked with tourist coaches taking up a considerable part of the road. The initial architectural design was not fully implemented, leaving many points unexploited architecturally. During the 2004 Olympic Games, the road hosted a multitude of cultural events that were attended by an unprecedented number of people.


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing thecity guidedby history andliterature], ESTIA Bookstore


Dragonas P., (ed.), (2003), Πεζόδρομος Διονυσίου Αρεοπαγίτου- Αποστόλου Παύλου, στο Αρχιτεκτονικά Θέματα, [The Dionysiou Areopagitou- Apostolou Pavlou Pedestrian Route], in Architecture in Greece, v.37, p.p. 104- 109, NTUA


U.A.S.A., (d.u.), Πρόγραμμα Ενοποίησης Αρχαιολογικών Χώρων Αθήνας, [Unification of Archaeological Sites of Athens Programme], Unification of Archaeological Sites of Athens inc.,,

Last visit 7/9/2013