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Commercial Triangle

Street of the the Commercial Triangle.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    Already in the 19th century was the commercial core of the city.

    1985 Restrictions of use were being applied.

    1994 It is characterized as an urban center and established the increase of uses of the area.

  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

The so-called Commercial Triangle is the central area between Ermou, Athenas and Stadiou Streets, with Monastiraki, Omonia and Syntagma squares at its peaks. It is a 39.7-acre densely-built area. It has a lot of small shops, selling mostly clothes and shoes. There are also patisseries on Karagiorgi Serbias Street. The walk around the Commercial Triangle is pleasant and reminiscent of Athens in old times. Apart from the main commercial, pedestrianized streets like Ermou and Aeolou, there are also many smaller streets, filled with cafes, bars and fabric shops. Although the area is rather small, it is a veritable labyrinth in the centre of Athens with narrow streets and sidewalks, making access difficult for the disabled. 

What I can't see

It was declared a Commercial Triangle because it was the first and most important centre in the city of Athens. During the period 1981-1988, it was a commercial centre of supra-local importance, a model area of Athens’ architectural features where a reduction of noise and nuisance was achieved through pedestrian areas.


  • Address: Stadiou, Ermou and Athinas St.


Gountra A.A., (2007/08), Χρήσεις γης στο Εμπορικό Τρίγωνο της Αθήνας, [Land use at the Commercial Triangle of Athens], in Πολεοδομία και Χωροταξία, Προσεγγίσεις του σχεδιασμού στην Ελλάδα, [Urban Planning and Land Use, design approaches in Greece], p.p.49-63