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Herodou Atticou Street

Herodou Atticou Street is the road of the Presidential Palace, the Presidential Guard and the Prime Minister's Office.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1897 Constructed. Previously, it was part of the royal vegetable gardens, i.e. today's Garden of the Presidential Palace.

  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

Herodou Attikou is a small, but very important street. It starts from Vasilissis Sofias Avenue and ends at Vasileos Konstantinou Street (opposite the Panathenaic Stadium) and on the eastern side of the Zappeion garden. In just 630m, we come across the National Garden, the Presidential Palace, the Maximos Mansion (prime minister’s office), architecturally interesting apartment buildings, the presidential guard, police, journalists, cameras and many bitter orange trees, which emit a beautiful aroma during the spring and in winter, fruits enrich the colours of the street.

What I can't see

From the end of the 19th century and for several decades, it was a promenade for the elite of that time. The original name of the street was “Paleou Stadiou” (Of the Old Stadium). In the name of post-war modernization, very beautiful buildings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were demolished or seriously altered, such as the Pesmanzoglou Mansion, the Kountouriotis House and the Amalieion Orphanage. Nowadays, the highest real estate prices in the country are found here. All apartments are luxurious and there are no shops.


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


Field observation by scientific editors


Kerofylas G., (2008), Περπατώντας στους δρόμους της Αθήνας, (Walking in the streets of Athens), Philippoti Publication