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Pangrati is a district with many landmarks, such as the Panathinaic Stadium, the First Cemetery and the Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art.

  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

It is a densely built and densely populated district of the centre of Athens with many interesting shops of all kinds, architecturally important buildings (e.g. modernism with art deco elements) and entertainment establishments, such as cafes, restaurants and bars for all tastes. In Pagkrati one can find everything from gourmet restaurants and wine bars to street food and traditional taverns located all over the district. Unfortunately, the area is so well visited that significant problems have been caused for the residents, such as noise pollution at inappropriate times and great difficulty in parking their vehicles.

What I can't see

In ancient times, the municipality of Argas existed in the area. The name Pagkrati possibly comes from the ancient sanctuary of Pagratos Hercules at the junction of today’s Vasileos Konstantinou and Vasileos Georgios II Streets. This name, however, was not given to the area before 1891, when German maps were published, in which this name was mentioned for the first time. Refugees from Asia Minor were among the first inhabitants of the area. Writers, such as Varnalis, Doukas and Psathas, scientists and artists (e.g. Manos Hadjidakis) also lived here. In addition, there are several cultural establishments, historical monuments and one of the two Varvakeio secondary schools.


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


Cade D., (2013), Αθήνα, η αλήθεια, αναζητώντας το Μάνο Χατζιδάκι λίγο πριν «σκάσει η φούσκα», [Athens, the truth, searching for Manos just before the “bubble burst”], Savvalas